2016 Sondheim winners FORCE (Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle)

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is excited to announce the 12th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Applications are now being accepted for the prestigious competition which awards a $25,000 fellowship to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore region.

An exhibition of the finalists’ work will be featured in the Special Exhibition Galleries at the Walters Art Museum. The prize is held in conjunction with the 36th annual Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival taking place Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23, 2017 along Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street.

Deadline: Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Applictaion fee: $30 for 5 artworks or a 10 minute video

Awards: $25,000 fellowship

Award Ceremony Reception: Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7pm at the Walters Art Museum

Approximately six finalists are selected for the final review for the prize. Their work is showcased in the Special Exhibition Galleries at the Walters Art Museum from Saturday, June 17 through Sunday, August 13, 2017. Additionally, an exhibition of the semifinalists’ work is shown in the Decker and Meyerhoff galleries of MICA on Friday, July 21 through Sunday, August 6, 2017. An opening reception for the semifinalist exhibition takes place Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm at MICA, located at 1301 W. Mount Royal Avenue.

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