Finalists announced for the 2023 Baker Artist Awards
Press Release :: June 1
The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund are thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2023 Baker Artist Awards. The 36 finalists were selected from over 600 artists who created a Baker Artist Portfolio in 2023.
The 2023 finalists were selected by an anonymous jury, and exemplify excellence in three areas: mastery of craft, depth of artistic exploration, and a unique vision. Six artists from each of the six artistic disciplines on the website (visual, literary, interdisciplinary, film/ video, performance and music) make up the 36 finalists. All artists who have received a cumulative total of less than $20,000 in previous prizes remain eligible for a Baker Artist Award.
Since 2009, the Baker Artist Awards has distributed $90,000 in annual prize money, awarding over $1.3million to over 150 artists over the past 15 years. The 2023 Baker Artist Awardees will be announced in June, with one artist from each of the six artistic disciplines receiving a $10,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize. One of the six selected artists will also receive the additional $30,000 Mary Sawyers Imboden Prize, for a total prize of $40,000—the largest art prize in the region.
The awards in 2023 will represent the 15th year of prizes awarded from the Baker Artist Awards. The finalists, and all of the portfolios can be viewed at http://www.bakerartist.org
The Finalists for the 2023 Baker Artist Awards are:
Visual Arts: Nancy Linden, Richard Liu, Quentin Moseley, M. Jordan Tierney, Lars Westby, Jowita Wyszomirska
Interdisciplinary: Hoesy Corona, Oletha Devane, Liz Downing, Katherine Fahey, Kei Ito, Fahimeh Vahdat
Film/Video: Marnie Ellen Hertzler, Jonna McKone, Corrie Parks, Margaret Rorison, Russell Sharman, Chung Wei-Huang
Literary Arts: Elizabeth Dickinson, Sylvia Jones, Edgar Kunz, Tonee Moll, Nguyen Nguyen, Heather Rounds
Music: Judah Adashi, Abdu Ali, Irene Jalenti, Mark Navarro, Outcalls Band, Anthony Parker
Performance: Anna Fitzgerald, Christopher Johnson, Colette Krogol, Nicole Martinell, Glenn Ricci, Juanita Rockwel
The Baker Artist Portfolios were created to support artists and promote Greater Baltimore as a strong creative community. The online portfolios are open to artists working in all disciplines who live and work in Baltimore City and its five surrounding counties. The portfolios expose area artists’ work to regional, national and international audiences. The site has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of art lovers, critics, gallery owners, academics, and leaders in creative business in nearly every country around the globe. The portfolios and associated awards were established by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.