We are thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2022 Baker Artist Awards.
These 36 artists were selected from nearly 700 artists who created a Baker Artist Portfolio in 2022. All artists who have received a cumulative total of less than $20,000 in prizes remain eligible for a Baker Artist Award.
The 2022 finalists we're selected by an anonymous jury. Selected artists exemplify excellence in three areas: mastery of craft, depth of artistic exploration, and a unique vision.
Since 2009, the Baker Artist Awards has distributed $90,000 in annual prize money. The 2022 Baker Artist Awardees will be announced in June, with one artist from each of the six artistic disciplines receiving a $10,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize. One of the six selected artists will also receive the additional $30,000 Mary Sawyers Imboden Prize, for a total prize of $40,000.
Congratulations to the 2022 Baker Artist Award Finalists:
Visual Arts: Jenn Figg & Matthew McCormack, David Page, Scott Pennington, Lauren Schott, Ernest Shaw, Lars Westby
Interdisciplinary: Hoesy Corona, Katherine Fahey, Kei Ito, Jann Rosen-Queralt, Fahimeh Vahdat, Pamela Woolford
Music: Abdu Ali, Lura Johnson, Sahffi Lynne, Meng Su, Letitia VanSant, Von Vargas
Performance: The Encounter, Anna Fitzgerald, Ryan K. Johnson, Lola B. Pierson, Vincent Thomas, Allen Chunhui Xing
Film/ Video: Khalid Ali, Eric Cotten, Dina Fiasconaro, Chung-Wei Huang, Corey Hughes, Lynn Tomlinson
Literary: Kathy Flann, Elizabeth Hazen, Pat Montley, Timmy Reed, Jennifer Shannon, Justin Sirois
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