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We are thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2018 Baker Artist Awards.

These 32 artists embody a mastery of craft, artistic excellence, and a unique and compelling vision.

2018 Baker Artist Award Finalists:

Charles Cohen, Dina Fiasconaro, Jonna McKone, Miceal O'Donnell, Margaret Rorison

Erick Antonio Benitez, Abraham Burickson, Graham Coreil-Allen, Jeffrey L. Gangwisch, Fred Scharmen, Stewart Watson

Leslie Harrison, Dora Malech, Jen Michalski, Timmy Reed, Jung Yun

Judah Adashi, Lafayette Gilchrist, Lura Johnson, Bonnie Jones, Von Vargas

Christine Ferrera, Ryan Johnson, Meshelle, The Indie Mom of Comedy, Lisi Stoessel

Laura Amussen, Noa Heyne, Christine Neill, David Page, Rachel Rotenberg, Amy Sherald, Susan Waters-Eller

The 2018 Baker Artist Awardees will be announced on a special episode of Maryland Public Television's Artworks program, which will air on May 18, 2018.

Finalists have also been invited to participate in a variety of showcases that will take place throughout Baltimore in the coming months. Stay tuned!