June 25 – August 7, 2011
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 works by the finalists for the Janet
& Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The finalists this year are
Stephanie Barber, Louie Palu, Mark Parascandola, Matthew Porterfield
and Rachel Rotenberg.
The winner of the $25,000 prize will be announced at a special award
ceremony at the BMA on Saturday, July 9 at 7 p.m. Galleries open at 6
p.m. Celebrate the winner and finalists during a free reception,
starting at 7:30 p.m. Artscape is held July 15-17, 2011.
Named after the late Baltimore civic leader Walter Sondheim and his
late wife, Janet, the Sondheim Artscape Prize recognizes the
achievements of visual artists living or working in Maryland,
Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and southeastern Pennsylvania. The
semi-finalists, finalists, and winner are all chosen by an independent
panel of jurors. This year’s jurors are Polly Apfelbaum, a New
Isolde Brielmaier, curator, writer, and creative consultant; Lucy
Gallun, a curatorial assistant in the Photography Department of The
Museum of Modern Art, New York;
and Tina Kukielski, a member of the curatorial team that is organizing
the 56th Carnegie International, a leading global survey of
contemporary art. An exhibition of works by the semi-finalists is on
view at the Maryland Institute College of Art, July 14 - 31, 2011.