The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) has been proudly producing the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize since 2006.
The annual prize awards at least a $25,000 fellowship to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore region. In addition, each year’s finalists also receive a Finalists Prize and the opportunity to show their work at a major Baltimore Art Museum. The Baltimore Museum of Art has hosted the Finalist Exhibitions from 2007 – 2012, The Walters Art Museum hosted the 2013 and 2014 Finalist Exhibitions, and the Maryland Institute College of Art hosted the Finalist Exhibition in 2006, and Semi-Finalist Exhibition from 2007 – 2014.
2006: Laure Drogoul (Baltimore, MD)
2007: Tony Shore (Baltimore, MD)
2008: Geoff Grace (Baltimore, MD)
2009: Baltimore Development Cooperative (Baltimore, MD)
2010: Ryan Hackett (Kennsington, MD)
2011: Matthew Porterfield (Baltimore, MD)
2012: Renee Stout (Washington, DC)
2013: Gabriela Bulisova (Washington, DC)
2014: Neil Feather (Baltimore, MD)