And the 2009 Sondheim Winner Is …

Previous Story

Bruce Nauman represents the U.S. at the Venice Bi [...]

Next Story

SINK/ FLOAT at Area 405 Thursday, July 16 from 8- [...]

The Baltimore Development Cooperative wins the $25,000 Sondheim ARTSCAPE Prize in 2009. (NO, that is NOT a bag of money).

Mayor Sheila Dixon and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are proud to announce that Baltimore Development Cooperative is the winner of the 2009 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The coveted $25,000 prize was presented by Mayor Dixon at this evening’s awards ceremony at The Baltimore Museum of Art. Works of art by the prizewinner and five other finalists are on view at the BMA until August 16.

Mayor Shiela Dixon, Scott Berzofsky, Dane Nester, Nicholas Wisniewski, and BMA Director Doreen Bolger

The Baltimore Development Cooperative (BDC) is an artist group with an interdisciplinary practice that uses the strategies of art, research, and activism to critically engage with urban spatial politics. Co-founded in 2005, the group has produced tours, exhibitions, workshops and site-specific projects in public space. The BDC is dedicated to the analysis of neo-liberal urbanism and the invention of alternatives based on social, economic, and ecological justice in the city. The core members of BDC are Scott Berzofsky, Dane Nester, and Nicholas Wisniewski.

For the 2009 Sondheim Prize Finalists exhibition, BDC created Participation Park, a two-part multi-media installation. Outside on the terrace in front of the BMA is a colorful geodesic dome with seating that invites viewers to create their own experience; whether listening to music, eating, or talking. In the exhibition galleries is a cardboard sculpture of Baltimore’s downtown landmarks on bulldozer tracks.

Click here to read today’s article in the Baltimore Sun.
To read the Art in America Online Article by Kriston Capps, click here.
Related Stories
A Review of Iron Crow Theatre’s Production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, running through June 30

Perfect for Pride Month, Baltimore’s Premier Queer Theater Manifests a Much Needed Feel-Good Musical About a Boy Who Dreams to be a Drag Queen

Baltimore art news updates from independent & regional media

Baltimore's Queen, Juneteenth, Soon Come Exhibit, People of Pride, Pardons for Cannabis Convictions, Broadway & Beyond at Everyman, New Lexington Market Murals, and more from regional and independent news sources.

A New Group Exhibition from Curator Fabiola R. Delgado Looks Beyond the Numbers on Migration

The ten artists on view in Between, Through, Across represent a diverse, intergenerational, multicultural group of creators with unique backgrounds, styles, and visions—each of whom have their own personal take on the subject of migration.

The best weekly art openings, events, and calls for entry happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

This Week: America’s Voices Against Apartheid at City Hall through August, MICA Grad Show IV -Studio Art reception, Soon Come group exhibition reception at 360 House, Mary Hallam Pearse artist talk at Baltimore Jewelry Center, Tae Hwang in conversation with Shae McCoy at Top of the World, and more!