$40,000 Mary Sawyers Imboden Prize
Baltimore native Susan Waters-Eller has been on the Fine Arts faculty of Maryland Institute College of Art since 1978 and was a three-time winner of the Trustees Award for Excellence in Teaching. She co-edited the book “Beyond Critique: Different Ways to Talk About Art” with Joe Basile and contributed an essay, “What Creates Response'' that describes how she applies ideas from neuroscience to the art of critique and presented a paper on the subject at a symposium on critique at Columbia University. Her blog now has readers from over a hundred countries. Her work was shown in France after her residency at Rochefort-en-Terre and in China prior to the publication of the book, Contemporary American Oil Painting, published in China.