We are thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2023 Baker Artist Awards!

These 36 artists were selected from over 600 artists who created a Baker Artist Portfolio in 2023.

The 2023 finalists were selected by an anonymous jury. Selected artists exemplify excellence in three areas: mastery of craft, depth of artistic exploration, and a unique vision. All artists who have received a cumulative total of less than $20,000 in previous prizes remain eligible for a Baker Artist Award.

Since 2009, the Baker Artist Awards has distributed $90,000 in annual prize money, for a total of more than $1.3million to over 150 artists. The 2023 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. 

The Finalists for the 2023 Baker Artist Awards are:

Visual Arts: Nancy Linden, Richard Liu, Quentin Moseley, M. Jordan Tierney,  Lars WestbyJowita Wyszomirska

Interdisciplinary: Hoesy Corona, Oletha DeVane, Liz Downing, Katherine Fahey, Kei Ito, Fahimeh Vahdat

Film/ Video: Marnie Ellen Hertzler, Jonna McKone, Corrie Parks, Margaret Rorison, Russell Sharman, Chung Wei-Huang

Literary Arts: Elizabeth Dickinson, Sylvia Jones, Edgar Kunz, Tonee Moll, Nguyen Nguyen, Heather Rounds

Music: Judah Adashi, Abdu Ali, Irene Jalenti, Mark Navarro, Outcalls Band, Anthony Parker

Performance: Anna Fitzgerald, Christopher Johnson, Colette Krogol, Nicole Martinell, Glenn Ricci, Juanita Rockwel

Congratulations to all of this year's finalists!