February 21, 2017 (Baltimore, MD) The Baker Artist Portfolios is pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2017 Baker Artist Awards. Of the 900 Portfolios submitted this year, these 31 artists have been selected by an anonymous jury for exemplifying mastery of craft, artistic excellence, and a unique and compelling vision.
From this collection, one artist per discipline will be selected to win a $10,000 Mary Sawyers Baker (MSB) Prize.
One of the six selected artists will be chosen to receive the Mary Sawyers Imboden Prize, which includes an additional $30,000, for a total of $40,000.
The winners of the 2017 Baker Artist Awards will be announced on Thursday, May 25th on a special episode of Maryland Public Television’s Artworks program, and will also receive an exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
2016 Baker Artist Award Finalists:
Visual: David Brown, Ryan Hoover, Nancy Linden, David Marion, Christine Neill, David Page, Bill Schmidt, Leslie Shellow, Sylvie van Helden, Susan Waters-Eller, Marcia Wolfson Ray
Literary: Maria Adelmann, Elizabeth Dickinson, Michael Doane, Kathy Flann
Music: Susan Alcorn, Lafayette Gilchrest, Lura Johnson, Meng Su
Film/Video: Theo Anthony, Matthew Porterfield, Lynn Tomlinson
Interdisciplinary: Sara Dittrich, Gigi McKendric, Bashi Rose, Jann Rosen-Queralt, Al Zaruba
Performance: Anna Fitzgerald, Ryan Johnson, Naoko Maeshiba, Lisi Stoessel
Works by Ed Bisese, Maille Doliveux, Bhavna Mehta,
Beverly Ress, Leslie Shellow, and Eric Standley
GREATER RESTON ARTS CENTER
12001 Market Street, Suite 103, Reston, VA 20190
December 9 - February 18
Opening: Friday December 9, 6-8pm
Greater Reston Arts Center is pleased to present a thematic show of extraordinary works by six visual artists who are exploring spirituality, modern life, and ecological concerns through a variety of delicate and precisely crafted paper-cut pieces. The exhibition will provide a rich example of the endless possibilities derived from a medium as versatile as paper and will feature site-specific installations, quirky mix-media collages, humorous animations, scientific illustrations, and transformative sculpture.
Works by Mei Mei Chang, Amy Boone-McCreesh,
Leslie Shellow and Jungmin Park
McLEAN PROJECT FOR THE ARTS
1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA 22101
November 17 – December 23, 2016
Opening November 17, 7-9pm
This curated exhibition features four artists whose inclusive approaches combine ideas and materials in a swirling, exuberant, “more is more” manner to create works that unabashedly claim and own their space. Using both traditional and scavenged components, these works flourish both on and off the wall as they move into and through space with an elegant, imaginative, experimental and experiential energy.
Nature 3 Ways: Three Artists' Interpretations of the Natural World
Opening Reception June 4, 5-8pm
Leslie Shellow: abstract paintings and 3-dimensional drawings
Karen Klinedinst: photographs
Pamela Wesolek: intaglio etchings with chine collé
3316 Keswick Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
Gallery hours 11-7pm Tuesday - Friday, 11-5pm Saturday
Persistence of Flora
March 18 – May 27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, March 18, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street NW, Washington DC 20004
202.347.7978 / www.hemphillfinearts.com
Gallery open during business hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00am–6:00pm
Arlington Arts Center presents King of the Forest: Adventures in Bioperversity
Contemporary artists explore humanity's changing relationship with other species
Exhibiting artists include: Selin Balci, Krista Caballero & Frank Ekeberg, Anthony Cervino, Rebecca Clark, Lisa Crafts, Joan Danziger, Talia Greene, Jonathan Monaghan, David D'Orio and Henrik Sundqvist, Lindsay Pichaske, Leslie Shellow
On View: January 23 - April 3, 2016 | Opening Reception: January 23, 6-9 pm
Leslie Shellow's site-specific installation, Entanglements explores the forces at work in the natural world. Despite humanity's efforts to control and dominate nature, Shellow suggests that nature will continue to play out unexpectedly. She implies that if humans were only to stop and appreciate the ever-moving life-cycle of nature, the connection to it would increase and anxiety over the need for control could dissipate.