Semifinalists Announced for 13th Annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.

Location: Maryland Institute College of Art, Fox Building, 1303 W. Mount Royal Avenue

Announcement of 2019 Semifinalists: Late February/early March 2019

2018 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalists

Margaret Adams, Baltimore, MD Jun Lee, Falls Church, VA
Stephanie Barber, Baltimore, MD Giulia Livi, Baltimore, MD
Beki Basch, Baltimore MD Sebastian Martorana, Baltimore, MD
Kyle Bauer, Baltimore, MD Call Your Mom, Baltimore, MD
Mary Baum, Alexandria, VA Jackie Milad, Baltimore, MD
Christian Benefiel, Keedysville, MD Jonathan Monaghan, Washington, DC
Michael Benevenia, Lancaster, PA A. Moon, Baltimore, MD
Kevin Blackistone, Baltimore, MD Scott Pennington, Baltimore, MD
Antonius Bui, Washington, DC Lydia Pettit, Baltimore, MD
April Camlin, Baltimore, MD Nick Primo, Baltimore, MD
Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD Josh Sender, Baltimore, MD
Julia Celebrado-Royer, Havre de Grace, MD Foon Sham, Springfield, VA
Thomas Dahlberg, Baltimore, MD Ryan Syrell, Baltimore, MD
Christine Ferrera, Baltimore, MD Julia Smith, Baltimore, MD
Emily Francisco, Washington, DC Stephanie Williams, Washington, DC
Jay Gould, Baltimore, MD Naoko Wowsugi, Washington, DC
Rania Hassan, Washington, DC Karen Yaskinsky, Baltimore, MD
Phaan Howng, Baltimore, MD  
Chung-Wei Huang, Baltimore, MD  

Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize
The Artscape prize is named in honor of Janet and Walter Sondheim who have been instrumental in creating the Baltimore City that exists today.  Walter Sondheim, Jr. had been one of Baltimore’s most important civic leaders for over 50 years.  His accomplishments included oversight of the desegregation of the Baltimore City Public Schools in 1954 when he was president of the Board of School Commissioners of Baltimore City.  Later, he was deeply involved in the development of Charles Center and the Inner Harbor.  He continued to be active in civic and educational activities in the city and state and served as the senior advisor to the Greater Baltimore Committee until his death in February 2007.

Janet Sondheim danced with the pioneering Denishawn Dancers, a legendary dance troupe founded by Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. Later, she turned to teaching where she spent 15 years at the Children’s Guild working with severely emotionally disturbed children. After retirement, she was a volunteer tutor at Highlandtown Elementary School. She married Walter in 1934, and they were together until her death in 1992.

America's largest free arts festival, attracting more than 350,000 attendees, offers concerts on multiple outdoor stages, art exhibitions, an artists’ market, a full schedule of dance, theater and opera, jazz, classical, folk and experimental music, children’s activities, exhibitors, and an extensive variety of local food and beverage vendors on Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street.

For more information on the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, call 410-752-8632.

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