Sondheim Artscape Prize

June 24-Aug. 9

This year, it’s not just the art that’s getting us pumped up for the 10th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibition. The finalists’ showcase is back at the Baltimore Museum of Art, which had been undergoing renovations the last two years, during which time the Walters Art Museum hosted it. No disrespect to the Walters, but new work in a new space always feels refreshing. And the jurors chose a diverse group of eight local artists as finalists (or seven, if you count the collaborative group Wickerham & Lomax as one)—which are especially important points, given that this $25,000 prize was set up to benefit artists “in the Greater Baltimore region,” and there is certainly a plethora of people of color making art here. We’re excited for the art, too, for sure, and we’ll have to wait and see the show before we can make too many claims about the work, but each of the artists—Mequitta Ahuja, Zoe Charlton, Benjamin Kelley, Magnolia Laurie, Jim Leach, Ryan Syrell, and Wickerham & Lomax—makes us think, in varying ways, about mental and physical and digital and tangible spaces and structures. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, (443) 573-1700, artscape.org, free. (Rebekah Kirkman)

Courtresy of Wickerham & Lomax
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