Sondheim Artscape Prize Exhibition on View at the Walters Art Museum June 29 August 11

Baltimore, MD. (PRWEB) June 18, 2013

The Walters Art Museum as well as the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) present the Sondheim Artscape Prize: 2013 Finalists. On view at the Walters June 29–August 11, 2013, the exhibition showcases art by the finalists for the yearly Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, a $ 25,000 fellowship which is provided every year to a graphic artist or graphic artist collaborators living plus functioning inside the Greater Baltimore area. M&T Bank has partnered with BOPA to establish the M&T Bank Sondheim Finalists’ Awards, that give a $ 2,500 honorarium for every of the remaining finalists not chosen for the fellowship.

Gabriela Bulisova (Alexandria, VA); Larry Cook (Landover Hills, MD); Caitlin Cunningham (Baltimore, MD); Nate Larson (Baltimore, MD); Louie Palu (Washington, D.C.); plus Dan Steinhilber (Washington, D.C.) are the six finalists. The artists were chosen by an independent panel of jurors, whom later review the exhibition plus interview every artist to determine the winner of the prestigious honor. The prize winner is announced throughout a unique ceremony at the Walters Art Museum about Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m. Jurors are Caroline Busta, a NY based art critic plus associate editor at Artforum magazine; Jenny Schlenzka, associate curator at New York’s MoMA PS1; plus Beverly Semmes, an internationally known mixed media artist. In its eighth year, the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is held inside combination with all the yearly Artscape juried exhibition plus is yielded by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. The finalists plus semifinalists exhibitions are presented inside partnership with The Walters Art Museum plus Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). An exhibition of the semifinalists’ function is shown inside MICA’s Decker plus Meyerhoff museums at 1303 West Mount Royal Avenue throughout Artscape weekend, Friday, July 19 from Sunday, July 21 plus continues till Sunday, August 4. Artscape, America’s biggest free arts festival, qualities over 150 fine artists, fashion designers, plus craftspeople; graphic art exhibitions, outside sculpture, art vehicles, plus photography; reside concerts about exterior stages; a full schedule of operating arts including dance, opera, theatre, movie, plus experimental music; family occasions like hands-on projects, children’s entertainers, plus street theater; plus an global menu of food plus beverages.

The 2013 Sondheim Artscape Prize is prepared potential by the good help of the Abell Foundation, Alex. Brown & Sons Charitable Foundation, Charlesmead Foundation, Ellen Sondheim Dankert, France-Merrick Foundation, Hecht-Levi Foundation, Legg Mason, M&T Bank Foundation, Henry & Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation, John Sondheim plus Whiting-Turner Contracting.

The exhibition plus starting event at the Walters Art Museum have been generously supported by Cynthia Alderdice, the Talkin Fund of the Columbia Foundation, Time Group Investments, Rachel plus Joseph Rabinowitz, The Zamoiski, Barber, Segal Family Foundation as well as the Greif Family Fund.


Gabriela Bulisova (Alexandria, VA)

Gabriela Bulisova is a documentary photographer plus multimedia artist based inside the Washington, D.C. region. Her function concentrates on underreported plus forgotten stories affecting marginalized populations all over the world plus inside the United States. She has received many awards for her function including the National Press Photographers Association’s Brief Grant, Open Society Institute’s Moving Walls 18, the Corcoran College of Art + Design Faculty Award, along with a Puffin Foundation Grant. Her function has been displayed thoroughly inside the Washington, D.C. region where she is a associate of the Metro Collective Photo Agency. She is a 2005 graduate of the Master of Fine Arts system inside photography plus digital imaging at the Maryland Institute College of Art plus teaches photojournalism at the Corcoran College of Art + Design.

Larry Cook (Landover Hills, MD)

Larry Cook, a 2012 Master of Fine Arts graduate from The George Washington University (GWU), is a photographer plus movie artist whom has been showcased inside exhibitions inside many museums inside the Washington, D.C. plus Maryland regions. His function has furthermore been showcased at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, the University of Maryland, the Brentwood Arts Exchange, Hillyer Art Space, the Smithsonian plus Gallery 102 at GWU. He is an adjunct professor of photography at GWU along with a proud instructor for Project Create, a non-profit business which delivers art knowledge for kids experiencing poverty plus homelessness.

Caitlin Cunningham (Baltimore, MD)

Caitlin Cunningham’s sculptural installations were lately the focus of the solo exhibition entitled Tan Penis Island at sophiajacob, a gallery inside Baltimore, MD. Her function has furthermore been showcased inside exhibitions nearby and nationally, including Nudashank, Baltimore, MD; 48 Bowery, NY, NY; Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA; Fountain Art Fair, NY, NY; Civilian Art Projects, Washington, D.C., among others. Cunningham’s art is included inside the collections of The Baltimore Museum of Art inside Baltimore, MD as well as the Museum of Contemporary Craft inside Portland, OR. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts within the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) inside 2005, where she majored inside sculpture plus painting.

Nate Larson (Baltimore, MD)

Nate Larson is a associate of the full-time faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) plus serves found on the board of the Society of Photographic Education. His function with photographic media, artist books plus narrative movie has been commonly displayed over the U.S. plus internationally. Many magazines have reviewed plus published his projects, including WIRED, NPR’s The Imagine Show, The NY Times, Frieze, Utne Reader, The Washington Post plus ART PAPERS. His function is included inside the collections of the Portland Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Cleveland Institute of Art, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Photography inside Chicago. Larson earned a Master inside Fine Arts within the Ohio State University inside 2002, along with a Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University inside 2000. Larson lately completed an artists’ residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation inside 2013.

Louie Palu (Washington, D.C.)

Louie Palu is an award-winning documentary photographer whose function has appeared inside magazines plus exhibitions internationally. He has been granted many honors including an Alexia Grant, Aftermath Project Grant, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting grant plus is a Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow with all the New America Foundation. Louie’s function has been showcased inside The NY Times, TIME, The Atlantic as well as the BBC. His function is within the lasting collections of countless museums plus archives including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, George Eastman Home, Portland Art Museum, National Gallery of Canada plus has been displayed internationally. Palu is ideal acknowledged for his long-term research of social plus political issues, such as a five-year project about Kandahar, Afghanistan, a project found on the prison inside Guantanamo Bay along with a latest body of function covering the drug war inside Mexico.

Dan Steinhilber (Washington, D.C.)

Dan Steinhilber, a 2002 Master of Fine Arts graduate of American University, lives plus functions inside Washington DC. His sculptural installation based art has been showcased inside many of exhibitions throughout the United States. These include solo exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY; The Baltimore Museum of Art, inside Baltimore, MD; the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX; the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA; the Hirshhorn Museum plus Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. He is additionally piece of group exhibitions at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA; Gallery Four, Baltimore, MD; D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE; the Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, to name simply a some. His art has furthermore been highlighted inside many magazines like The Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, Sculpture magazine, ARTnews, plus The NY Times Style Magazine. Steinhilber has been granted a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters plus Sculptors Grant along with a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship.

About the Walters Museum

The Walters Art Museum is positioned inside downtown Baltimore’s historical Mount Vernon Cultural District at North Charles plus Centre Streets. At the time of his death inside 1931, museum founder Henry Walters left his whole assortment of art – including a famous assortment of illuminated medieval manuscripts which is a nationwide treasure – to the city of Baltimore. Between 1895 plus 1931, Walters gathered about 730 codices. Its lasting collection involves historic art, medieval art plus manuscripts, decorative objects, Asian art plus Old Master plus 19th-century paintings.


Sondheim Artscape Prize: 2013 Finalists is free. Museum hours are 10 the.m.–5 p.m. Wednesday from Sunday plus Thursday evenings from 5–9 p.m. General entrance to the Walters’ lasting collection is free. For more info, go to

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