Sondheim semifinalists announced—along with a new, fully funded residency prize in Italy
On February 13, BOPA announced 35 semifinalists for the 15th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, 24 of which are based in Baltimore. The jurors for this year’s prize are all New York-based: Gary Carrion-Murayari, a curator at the New Museum; artist Nona Faustine; and Diya Vij, Associate Curator of Public Programs at the High Line.
What’s at stake this year, though, in addition to the $25,000 grand prize, is the Sondheim Creative Residency, “a six-week long fully funded residency at La Civatella Ranieri in the Umbria region of Italy,” which will be awarded to one finalist not selected for the $25k. Each of the remaining finalists not selected for the grand prize will receive $2,500.
Finalists for the prize will be announced in mid-March, and the finalists exhibition at the Walters Art Museum will open on May 28 and run through July 19. The winner will be announced July 11. The semifinalists exhibition will open during Artscape, July 17–19.
2020 Sondheim Semifinalists:
Lauren Frances Adams (Baltimore, MD), Sobia Ahmad (Silver Spring, MD), Stephanie Barber (Baltimore, MD), Miguel Braceli (Baltimore, MD), Mina Cheon (Baltimore, MD), Hasani Claxton (Towson, MD), Shannon Collis & Liz Donadio (Lutherville, MD & Baltimore, MD), Hoesy Corona (Baltimore, MD), Sue Crawford (Baltimore, MD), Leigh Davis (Washington, DC), Nicoletta de la Brown (Baltimore, MD), Tim Doud (Washington, DC), Elliot Doughtie (Baltimore, MD), Liz Ensz (Baltimore, MD), Arit Etukudo (Severn, MD), Phylicia Ghee (Randallstown, MD), Muriel Hasbun (Silver Spring, MD), Marnie Ellen Hertzler (Baltimore, MD), Taha Heydari (Baltimore, MD), LaToya Hobbs (Baltimore, MD), Phaan Howng (Baltimore, MD), Kei Ito (Baltimore, MD), Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron (Baltimore, MD), Amani Lewis (Baltimore, MD), Katherine Mann (Washington, DC), Danni O’Brien (Baltimore, MD), Liora Ostroff (Baltimore, MD), David Page (Baltimore, MD), Zemer Peled (Baltimore, MD), Judith Pratt (Alexandria, VA), Mojdeh Rezaeipour (Washington, DC), John Ruppert (Towson, MD), Ginevra Shay (Baltimore, MD), strikeWare (Mollye Bendell, Jeffrey L. Gangwisch, Christopher Kojzar; Baltimore, MD); Savannah Wood (Baltimore, MD)
Artscape’s theme this year is “Art for a Healthy City.” Applications for Artscape are also open for those interested in participating in the Artists’ Market, outdoor sculpture and installations, performing arts, literary arts, and much more. To be included in the new Artscape Network, “citywide organizations hosting events and activities during the month of July may submit an application…. Galleries, cultural organizations, arts institutions, non profit organizations, small businesses, retail stores, restaurants, and nightlife venues showcase one of four artistic disciplines (visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, culinary arts) are encouraged to apply.”