Sondheim Artscape Prize: 2009 Winner Awarded TONIGHT – July 11 – at the BMA

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H&Hscape July 11 from 8:30 – 11 p.m.

Artscape is kicking off with a bang! One of the six finalists will receive the $25,000 Sondheim Prize Tonight.

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Award Ceremony Saturday, July 11, 7 p.m.

The Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Galleries Open 6 p.m. / Award Ceremony 7 p.m. / Reception 7:30–9 p.m.

The winner is chosen by an independent panel of jurors and announced at a special ceremony on Saturday, July 11. This year’s jurors are Ellen Harvey, a New York-based artist; Valerie Cassel Oliver, Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; and Elisabeth Sussman, Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. This prestigious award is named after the late Baltimore civic leader Walter Sondheim and his late wife, Janet.

RSVP by Tuesday, July 7 to Margo Wright 410-752-8632 or

In conjunction with Artscape, Baltimore’s premier arts festival organized by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, the BMA presents a special exhibition of the six finalists for The Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize: Baltimore Development Cooperative, Leslie Furlong, Ryan Hackett, Jessie Lehson, Molly Springfield, and Karen Yasinsky.

For current, behind-the-scenes pictures of the installation, visit the BMA’s Flickr stream.

Exhibition Dates: June 20 – August 16, 2009

For Sondheim images and coverage on Bmore Art, click here.

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