Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund Fellowship, 2020 cohort

new stop motion project: Hospes

The Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media was founded in 2016 to address under-represented communities in the film, television and XR industries. By providing funding for emerging regional voices and connecting Baltimore creatives to prestigious artists, veteran executives, and successful entrepreneurs in the entertainment industry, our aim is giving voice to those who have been excluded.

Hospes is short experimental puppet stop motion that explores the contemporary American experience of multilayered identities by asking how you stay whole within a society that wants to deconstruct you.


Smithsonian American Art Museum's Women Filmmaker's Festival

curated by Saisha Grayson, curator of New Media, SAAM

Screening and Panel: Friday, March 6, 7-9pm at the Cinema @Eaton DC

w/ Sobia Ahmad, Brittney Sankofa, Stephanie Williams and Plakookee (Rachel Debuque and Justin Plakas)...


Sondheim Award Ceremony/Reception

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 7pm @the Walters Art Museum

The 2019 jurors are Laylah Ali, Regine Basha and William Powhida

2019 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Jurors

Laylah Ali was born in Buffalo, NY, in 1968, and lives and works in Williamstown, MA. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. Her work was exhibited at the Venice Biennale (2003) and the Whitney Biennial (2004). Ali’s works are included in the permanent collections of numerous public institutions including Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, among many others.

Regine Basha has been curating innovative exhibitions for public institutions, civic spaces, magazines and private galleries nationally a...



Janet & Walter Sondheim Finalists

@the Walters Art Museum


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces the finalists for the 14th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The finalists are Negar Ahkami, Akea Brionne Brown, Cheeny Celebrado-Royer, Schroeder Cherry, Phylicia Ghee, Jackie Milad and Stephanie Williams. The competition awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. Each finalist not selected for the fellowship is presented with an M&T Bank Finalist Award of $2,500.

Finalists exhibit at the Walters Art Museum, located at 600 N. Charles St., on Saturday, June 15–Sunday, August 11, 2019. The winner is announced at an award ceremony and reception on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 7pm at the Walters. (...


john ros


@DC Arts Center

curated by Stephanie J. Williams

January 18 – February 17

OPENING RECEPTION: January 18, 7-9pm

WASHINGTON, DC – the DC Arts Center is pleased to announce the exhibition, __lineation__, a site specific installation by John Ros.

John Ros reacts to the thirty-year history of DCAC’s main gallery by creating a subtle, site-specific installation that uses line-work to help visitors become more aware of their surroundings. Ros' work invokes the history of our spaces by exposing the 1989 architectural layout of the two apartments that existed prior to the construction of the DC Arts Center and created a series of typed underscore prints. These prints, executed on a typewriter, abstracts line into conversations about designations of space, borders and their implications.

Ros’ aesthetic, both clean and deliberate, exposes a need to make visible through form and line that which is easily overlooked, a philosophy that extends towards the margins of the American...


The Lingering Survival of the Unfit
@Stand4, Brooklyn, NY
curated by John Ros

BAY RIDGE, BROOKLYN — Stand4 Gallery and Community Art Center is pleased to present the new video installation, The Lingering Survival of the Unfit, 2018, by Stephanie J. Williams. The exhibition, curated by John Ros, borrows from the title of the piece and brings Williams back to the New York City Area after the inclusion of PINOY/ PLOY, 2016 in Fictions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY.

The Lingering Survival of the Unfit, 2018, will be comprised of four projections, with sound taken from interviews the artist conducted with her mother. “So they leave you alone” is echoed as the imagery presents a new stop-motion animation heavily influenced by the Bataan Death March of World War II.

The exhibition will be on view from August 24 through October 5, 2018. An artist reception will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 7-9 PM. The artist will also present a talk about her work on Saturda...


It's been a hectic last few months from research travel to Manila/Bataan Peninsula, (combined with travel aimed at making connections with artists in Singapore, Saigon and Rome), interviews with family about American-ness and our immigration story. I returned to the states realizing that I have so many more questions to ask. I've spent five wonderful weeks at Yaddo in order to fully sink into this conversation and have a few projects in the works that I'm really proud of. Also, after ten years teaching at James Madison University, I've accepted a position at Maryland Institute College of Art teaching in the Animation Department. I'm so excited to contribute towards this community. More to come on a few shows...


FICTIONS - extended

@The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

curated by Connie H. Choi and Hallie Ringle

Fictions has been extended a week so please come out to see some amazing art! I will also be in Harlem the evening of December 14 giving a stop motion animation workshop. If you feel like animating with me, do stop by!

“NEW YORK, NY, August 23, 2017— The Studio Museum in Harlem today named nineteen artists to be featured in Fictions, the fifth in the Museum’s signature “F-show” series of emerging artist exhibitions. Hailing from across the United States, the artists in Fictions engage with a variety of media—including video, photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation—as they investigate the complexities of the contemporary moment.

On view September 14, 2017 to January 7, 2018, Fictions, organized by Connie H. Choi, Associate Curator, Permanent Collection, and Hallie Ringle, Assistant Curator, examines the stories that form the foundation of these artists’ practices, fr...



@The Delaware Contemporary


Curated by Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell

OPENING, August 1, 5-9pm

200 South Madison  Street
Wilmington, DE 19801


HOURS: Tues & Sun 12-5, Wed 12-7, Thu- Sat 10-5, Mon Closed

This exhibition, curated by Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, engages with a legacy of black art spanning over 50 years through nine exciting contemporary visionaries.  This collective body of work reflects on the black experience as artists and as Americans. Artists Holly Bass, Allana Clarke, Wesley Clark, Billy Colbert, Larry Cook, Jamea Richmond Edwards, Amber Robles-Gordon, Stanley Squirewell and Stephanie Williams create their work using a variety of media, style and technique.  

In 1965, Spiral was a group of black artists who gathered as a collective and held a single exhibition May 14 – June 15, 1965. The collective considered the question, "What does it mean to be a black artist?"  Spiral, Recoil continues to examine...



@MCLA Gallery 51

June 29 - JULY 24, 2017

Curated by Corwin Levi

OPENING, June 29, 5-7pm

375 Church Street

North Adams, MA


HOURS: 10am-6pm (Mon-Sat), 12pm-4pm (Sun)


@Capital Fringe, DC Fringe Festival

June 29 - August 1, 2017

Curated by Sheldon Scott

OPENING, June 29, 7-9pm 

1358 Florida Ave, NE





@MCLA Gallery 51

May 25 - June 25, 2017

Curated by Corwin Levi

OPENING, May 25, 5-7pm

375 Church Street

North Adams, MA


HOURS: 10am-6pm (Mon-Sat), 12pm-4pm (Sun)

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