Thursday, January 2, 2014

Baker Artist Awards - Maryland


Just a friendly reminder that nominations close January 15th which means there are less than two 

weeks left to nominate yourself for the 2014 Baker Artist Awards!

You may setup your nomination by visiting the "Sign-up" page on the Baker site HERE

As always nominations are FREE and come with a professionally designed online 
 portfolio. Additional instructions on nominating yourself may be found on the help
 page on our Baker Blog HERE.

If you have any questions, you may email me at

Please feel free to forward this message to anyone you think may want a chance to win a 
piece of the $90,000 in prize money!

We hope to see your work on the Baker Artist Awards site very soon.

Best Regards,

David London
Program and Marketing Manager
Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance 


About the Baker Artist Awards:
The Baker Artist Awards were created to support artists and promote Greater
 Baltimore as a strong creative community. Through a sophisticated online portfolio 
and significant monetary prizes for the winners, the Baker Artist Awards serves artists 
of all disciplines who live and work in Baltimore City and its five surrounding counties. 
The website and awards were established by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund 
and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

The online self-nomination process exposes area artists' work to regional, national and 
international audiences.  The site has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of art 
lovers, critics, gallery owners, academics, and leaders in creative business in nearly 
every country around the globe. Each year, awards are made in two categories: the 
Mary Sawyers Baker Prizes and the b-grant Each year, awards are made in two 
 categories: the $25,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prizes and the b-grants.

As in the past, up to three Mary Sawyers Baker Prizes of up to $25,000 each will 
be awarded to established artists who demonstrate a dedication to their art, a 
mastery of craft, and a commitment to excellence. This year, we are pleased to 
announce that b-grant prizes have increased from $1,000 to up to $5,000 . Up to 
three b-grant prizes will be awarded to recognize both emerging artists and established 
artists exploring new directions. The prizes are designed to support and advance the 
 careers of all nominees, the metropolitan arts community, and Baltimore's image 
as a creative community.
Nomination Calendar and Eligibility
Nominations for the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize and b-grant awards opened October 1, 2013 

and closes at 11:59 PM on January 15, 2014.  The Mary Sawyers Baker selection process 
 will be conducted by a private jury of local and national multidisciplinary arts experts.

The Baker Artist Awards are open to artists who are at least 21 years old and have been 

a legal resident of the Baltimore region since October 1, 2012. The Baltimore region is 
defined as: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, 
Harford County and Howard County. The Baker Artist Awards are intended for 
individual artists and groups of artists working as a collective. Artists working 
in any discipline or multiple disciplines are eligible to win Mary Sawyers Baker 
and b-grant prizes. Organizations and venues are not eligible.


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