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 SchottErnest 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