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Each Baker Info Session session will feature an hour-long presentation from GBCA Staff with detailed program overviews and instructions on using the site. A past awardee will then offer insight and tips on presenting yourself as an artist and creating a strong portfolio.
ABOUT THE PORTFOLIOS: The Baker Artist Portfolios were created to support artists and promote Greater Baltimore as a strong creative community. The online portfolios are open to artists working in all disciplines who live and work in Baltimore City and its five surrounding counties. The portfolios expose area artists' work to regional, national and international audiences. The site has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of art lovers, critics, gallery owners, academics, and leaders in creative business in nearly every country around the globe.
The portfolios and associated awards were established by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.
ABOUT THE AWARDS: Artists who create a Baker Artist Portfolio are automatically eligible for one of five Baker Artist Awards, which include significant monetary prizes, an exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art, as well as a feature on Maryland Public Television's Artworks program.
This year, six artists will be selected to win a total of $90,000 in prizes:
One Artist per discipline (Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Inter-Disciplinary Arts, Music and Film/ Video) will be selected to win a $10,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize.
From these six awardees, one artist will be selected to receive the Mary Sawyers Imboden Prize, including an additional $30,000, for a total of $40,000.
These prizes are awarded to artists who demonstrate excellence. Portfolios are reviewed by an anonymous jury in three areas: mastery of craft, depth of artistic exploration, and unique vision. All artists who have an active portfolio on the Baker website on December 17, 2018 at 5:00PM will be considered for an award.