The Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize 2014 Semifinalists Exhibition @ MICA

The Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize 2014 Semifinalists Exhibition opened Thursday July 17 in the Decker, Meyerhoff, and Pinkard galleries of MICA, This years judges were Claire Gilman, Sarah Oppenheimer, and Olivia Shao. The Semifinalists Exhibition curator is BOPA’s Public Art Coordinator, Kim Domanski.

The exhibition continues to serve as Baltimore’s only annual survey of ‘Best Of” regional artists chosen by outside curators. This year’s exhibition is expansive and particularly elegant. Three galleries full of excellent work is on display. Curator Kim Domanski selects this work from the semi-finalists submissions collaboratively with the artists. She then works with a team of art installers who place and hang the exhibition under her watchful eye. With this exhibition Domanski has once again proven herself as one of the best curators in the region. While many of the artists are well known in Baltimore, the exhibition remains full of surprises and wonderful juxtapositions. The work ranges from a few that are large and bombastic to many that are small, intimate, and contemplative. – Jack Livingston

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Sebastian Martorana

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Amanda Burnham

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Amanda Burnham

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Cara Ober

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Diane Szczepaniak

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Elena Volkova

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Ahron Bumi

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Nora Sturges

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Terence Hanum

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John Zimmerman

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Lu Zhang

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Lu Zhang

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Dustin Carlson

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Fred Scharmen

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Dustin Carlson

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Benjamin Kelley

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Tiny Inventions (Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata)

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Leah Cooper

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Nora Sturges

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Terence Hanum

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Benjamin Kelley

 

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Dean Kessmann

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Trevor Young

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Paul Shortt

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Chris LaVoie

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Jim Condron

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Ally Silberkleit

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Elena Johnston

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Tommy Bobo

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Elizabeth Crisman

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The artists include Stephanie Benassi, Tommy Bobo, Aharon Bumi, Amanda Burnham, Dustin Carlson, Jim Condron, Leah Cooper, Elizabeth Crisman, Adam Farcus, Terence Hanum, Joshua Haycraft, Nora Howell, Elena Johnston, Benjamin Kelley, Dean Kessmann, Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter (Tiny Inventions), Christopher LaVoie, Jon Malis, Sebastian Martorana, Cara Ober, Ding Ren, Fred Scharmen, Paul Shortt, Ally Silberkleit, Nora Sturges, Diane Szczepaniak, Chad Tyler, Elena Volkova, MartineWorkman, Trevor Young, Lu Zhang, and John Zimmerman.

* Photos by Joan Cox and Jack Livingston.

The Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize 2014 Semifinalists Exhibition
Maryland Institute College of Art
Decker, Meyerhoff, and Pinkard galleries of MICA
1300 W Mt Royal Ave,
Baltimore, MD 21217

Exhibition Runs: July 18-August 3, 2014

(Artscape July 18, July 10, and July 20)

For more info on Semi-Finalists, check out the Baltimore Arts Blog’s Interview Series here.