Keep checking back....more great work from many visual, literary, and performing artists appearing on the Baker Artist Awards website!
WELCOME to the Baker Artist Awards
Artists are invited to nominate themselves for the 2008 Baker Artist Awards consisting of the privately juried Mary Sawyers Baker Prize and the voter selected Baltimore's Choice. The process is designed to open the nominations to the broadest possible community participation using the Web. The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund intends the Baker Artist Awards website to be an ongoing exhibition, archive and definitive statement about Baltimore as a creative richness and vitality as place to live and community that values its individual artists.
MARY SAWYERS BAKER PRIZE
Mary Sawyers Baker established the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund in 1964 to honor her husband. In 2008, the William G Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund Trustees honor Mary Sawyers Baker for her long involvement with and devotion to the arts. Mary Sawyers Baker studied voice as a young girl in Paris, embraced her love of travel for travel and the arts throughout her life until settling into her role as one of Baltimore's early philanthropists. A significant prize to individual artists of any discipline, emerging and established artists in a given year, with no strings attached, is a statement with meaning. Mary Sawyers Baker knew that it is the artists who give institutions purpose. Up to three individual artists could be awarded the $20,000 prize. Jurors for the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize will consider the top finalists selected by voters in Baltimore's Choice.
Baltimore's Choice is an opportunity for the general public to vote and show their appreciation for the artists' work presented on the site. The more involved a member of the public becomes in exploring the various artists' projects on the site, then more votes can be earned and more votes cast. Votes can be cast for several artists and votes can be changed up until the deadline. Voting begins on November 1st and the prize or prizes will be awarded in March, 2009. Baltimore's Choice will award $5000 to artists from among the most popular selected by voters. Artists who receive the most votes in Baltimore's Choice will be among the artists considered for the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize.
Check the website out, vote, and comment.........
Make art count in this community-wide effort!
Denee has a page on the Baker Artist Award website too.