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: