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Baker Artist Awards 2014 & 2015 Winners Exhibition

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and the William G. Baker, Jr. memorial Fund invite you to the opening reception of the Baker Artist Awards Exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art. For the first time, the exhibition will feature 12 artists, including all Mary Sawyers Baker and b-grant prize winners from both 2014 and 2015.

Please join us on Thursday, September 17th from 6 to 8:30PM in the Thallheimer Galleries to experience the masterful, challenging work and meet the incredible artists. The evening will feature light fare, drinks, and live performances featuring Todd Marcus, Paul Rucker, Wendel Patrick and Timmy Reed in the BMA Auditorium. Additionally, Renee Rendine will be presenting a performance in the gallery.

The opening reception is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. Interested in attending? Please email [email protected].

The Mary Sawyers Baker Prize winners who will be presenting their work are:

Chris Bathgate (2014), a self-taught machinist sculptor
Todd Marcus (2014), a bass clarinetist and composer
Brent Crothers (2014), a sculptor who uses recycled materials
Eric Dyer (2015), an artist, filmmaker, and experimental animator
Paul Rucker (2015), a self-taught visual artist, composer, and musician
Wendel Patrick (2015), a composer and music producer

The exhibition will also feature examples of works by the six b-grant winners from 2014 and 2015: Jowita Wyszomirska, Ed Gross, David Paul Bacharach, Renée Rendine, Dominique Zeltzman, and Timmy Reed.

To familiarize yourself with these artists work, please visit the past winners page on the Baker Artist Awards website here.

The exhibition will be on display at the Baltimore Museum of Art through November 15, 2015.

The Baker Artist Awards are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, and are supported by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund. The website and awards were established in 2009 to recognize Baltimore’s artists and engage regional, national, and international audiences in supporting these artists’ works. Artists who live and work in Baltimore City and the five surrounding counties can nominate themselves and exhibit their work on 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.

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