A tweet from the Baltimore Museum of Art directed us to a press release (PDF) dated today from the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts announcing the five 2011 Janet and Walter Sondheim Finalists. The winner will be announced July 9 at 7 p.m. at the BMA, where the finalists' work will be on view June 25-Aug. 7. The finalists are: performance artist/ filmmaker/ writer Stephanie Barber, filmmaker Matthew Porterfield, and sculptor Rachel Rotenberg, all Baltimore-based; and photographer Louie Palu and photographer Mark Parascandola, both based in Washington, D.C.