Virtual Finalists’ Exhibition

The Virtual Finalists’ Exhibition for the 15th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is now live!

Miguel Braceli – View Gallery
Hoesy Corona – View Gallery
Phylicia Ghee – View Gallery
Muriel Hasbun – View Gallery
LaToya M. Hobbs – View Gallery
strikeWare – View Gallery
(Mollye Bendell, Jeffrey Gangwisch
& Christopher Kojzar)

The virtual exhibition is presented on Kunstmatrix, an online platform that allows for publicly viewable digital galleries that simulate the setup of three-dimensional galleries.The exhibition is available to the public through Monday, August 31, 2020.

Created by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, the competition awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.

Each remaining finalist is presented with the M&T Bank Finalist Award of $2,500. Semifinalists are awarded a $500 honorarium, also partially financed by a gift from M&T Bank.

The 2020 Jurors are Gary Carrion-Murayari, Nona Faustine, and Diya Vij.

Virtual Award Ceremony

The award ceremony, a special highlight for the arts community in Baltimore every summer, will also occur virtually this year. Join BOPA, the jurors, and the six finalists for the big reveal of the $25,000 prize winner on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 7:00 PM on BOPA’s YouTube page.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

BOPA thanks presenting sponsor M&T Bank for the $2,500 M&T Bank Finalist Awards, presented to each Sondheim Artscape Prize finalist.

The 2020 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is made possible through the generous annual support of presenting sponsor M&T Bank. Additional funds come from an endowment established with the support of the Abell Foundation, Baltimore Community Foundation, Amy and Chuck Newhall, Brown Advisory, Caplan Family Foundation, Charlesmead Foundation, Ellen Sondheim Dankert, France-Merrick Foundation, Greater Baltimore Committee, Hecht-Levi Foundation, Legg Mason, Rollins-Luetkemeyer Foundation, Henry & Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation, Rosemore, Inc., Rouse Company Foundation, Sigmund & Barbara Shapiro Philanthropic Fund, John Sondheim, William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, and Patricia and Mark Joseph/The Shelter Foundation. BOPA would additionally like to thank the more than 40 individuals who contributed to the Sondheim Prize Endowment Fund in 2017 in honor of former BOPA CEO Bill Gilmore. 

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