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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 and internationally since 1993. With an exploratory approach to exhibition design, production and reception, Basha works closely with artists to create specific contexts in which to encounter the work. Basha was born in Israel to Iraqi parents, grew up in Montreal and Los Angeles, attended New York University and Concordia University in Montreal, and graduated in the inaugural class of 1996 of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College in Annandale-On-Hudson, NY. Her exhibitions have received grant awards from The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as critical press in The New York Times, Artforum, Modern Painters, Art Papers, Wire, Bidoun, Art Lies, Artforum and NPR Radio. She currently sits on the board of Art Matters and is the Residency Advisor to Pioneer Works Residency. More information on William Powhida is an artist and critic based in New York City. He studied painting at Syracuse University where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors, and received a Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College in New York City. He has exhibited internationally in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, London, Madrid, Miami, Chicago, Copenhagen, Austria, Dublin and even the Canary Islands. His recent shows include Unretrospective at Platform Gallery, Overculture at Postmasters Gallery, and Bill by Bill at Charlie James Gallery. Powhida’s work has been discussed in The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, Art News, Artinfo, Artnet, Hyperallergic, and Art F City, among others. He has had residencies at the Lower East Side Printshop, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, the Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin County, CA, and Casa Maauad in Mexico City. Currently, Powhida is represented in New York City by Postmasters Gallery, in Seattle by Platform Gallery, in Los Angeles by Charlie James Gallery, and in Copenhagen by Gallery Poulsen. His work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, and the Orange County Museum of Art, in Santa Ana, CA.


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces the finalists for the 14thannual 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. (Galleries open at 10am.) The exhibition and ceremony are free open to the public.



School 33 Biennial

@School 33, Baltimore, MD

curated by George Ciscle

May 9 — August 24, 2019

FEATURING WORK BY: Mary Baum, Lynn Cazabon, Cheeny Celebrado-Royer, Rachel Guardiola, Taha Heydari, Luke Ikard, Tiffany Jones, Lauren Lyde, Sylvie van Helden, and Stephanie J. Williams.

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6-9PM

School 33 1427 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230



WED-SAT 11am-4pm



Unruly Bodies

@Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD

curated by Aden Weisel

April 27 — September 9, 2019

FEATURING WORK BY: Arit Emmanuela, Nia Hampton + Emani Castillo, A. Moon, Mandy Morrison, Katie O'Keefe, Felandus Thames, Alan Vincent, and Stephanie J. Williams.

The body that is too fat, too Black, too foreign, too femme, too queer, too old...

One year ago, Roxane Gay asked 24 writers to consider what it means to live in an unruly body. The prompt for Medium was deceptively simple, personal but universal, and yielded beautiful narratives.

Now, nine artists probe the themes of Gay’s Unruly Bodies magazine for an exhibition of the same name. What does it mean to move through the world in a body that contradicts societal norms? What does it mean to struggle against, come to terms with, or assert our physicality? How can we claim the space that we deserve?

Opening Reception: Monday, April 29, 2019 at 5-in 7PM

Artists' Talk: Monday, September 9, 2019, 5-7PM

Greenspring Art Gallery 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21230



MON-FRI 11am-7pm, SAT 11am-4pm


(photo by charlotte geary)

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