Thursday, March 4, 2010

Baker Artist Awards Winners!!!

They announced the winners of the 2010 Mary Sawyer Baker Prize last night on MPT and they were.....

Animator/Drawer, Karen Yasinsky
view her Baker Artist Nomination here

Sculptor, Richard Cleaver
view his Baker Artist Nomination here

Chamber Musician- Viola, Peter Minkler
listen to his Baker Artist Nomination here

About the Prize:
Mary Sawyers Baker, one of Baltimore's early philanthropists, studied voice as a young girl in Paris, traveled extensively, and embraced the arts throughout her life. She established the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund in 1964 to honor her husband, a well-known Baltimore civic leader. In 2007, the Fund narrowed its philanthropic mission to focus on arts and culture. In 2008, the Fund’s Board of Governors established the annual Mary Sawyers Baker Artist Prize to honor its founder and to support Baltimore artists. Up to three artists are awarded up to $25,000 each—money that winning artists may use at their discretion. The Mary Sawyers Baker Prize winners were selected by a private jury.

The 5 Baltimore's Choice Winner's of $1000 each were...

Kelly Walker
view her nomination

Shodeko Talifero
view his nomination

Amanda Fair
view her nomiation

Steven Parke
view his nomination

Kaveh Haerian
view his nomination

Congratulations everyone! And thank you to the William G. Baker Memorial Fund and all the artist that participated! Baltimore is rapidly becoming a nationally recognized center for contemporary arts & culture with your help.

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