Sondheim Art Prize Finalists Exhibition
The 18th-Annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Art Prize, which awards a $30,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the greater Baltimore region, opens in July with a finalists’ exhibition at the Walters Art Museum. The three finalists selected for this year’s competition are Kyrae Dawaun, Nekisha Durrett, and Abigail Lucien. Their work will be on view from July 19 through September 3. The winner of the 2023 Sondheim Art Prize, chosen by this year’s jurors, will be announced during a special reception and award ceremony at the museum. Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA) will also award two residencies to finalists not selected for the Sondheim Art Prize: a six-week, fully funded residency at Civitella Ranieri in the Umbria region of Italy and a six-month residency at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower in Baltimore.
The Janet & Walter Sondheim Art Prize Finalists Exhibition
The 18th-Annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Art Prize finalists will participate in an artists talk at the Walters on Thursday, July 27. The Janet & Walter Sondheim Art Prize is produced by Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and presented by M&T Bank with the generous support of Maryland State Arts Council. The exhibition at the Walters Art Museum is made possible through the combined generosity of individual donors, foundations, corporations, and grants from the City of Baltimore, Maryland State Arts Council, Citizens of Baltimore County, and Howard County Government and Howard County Arts Council. Image: Nekisha Durrett, Queen City (vessels being prepped for installation), 2023, reclaimed brick, concrete, steel, handmade ceramic vessels, lighting; Abigail Lucien, Holding Your Name Like Butter in Your Palm, 2021, cocoa butter, bronze, sea salt, chicken feet, matches, soy wax, acrylic and vinyl on steel; Kyrae Dawaun, Luther, 2022, oil on wood.