The Fred Artscape Prize
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is proud to announce the third annual Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize, "The Fred."
Hannah Smoot, Baltimore School for the Arts
Hannah is a multi-disciplinary artist painting in oil and watercolor and working in clay. In her own words, “Most of my subjects are people, or people-like, for I believe that there is nothing more easily communicated or more expressive than human gestures and emotions…It is a terrific creative act for me to breathe life into natural objects. In fact, I find the idea so compelling, it may be that I will make this a major theme for my future artistic endeavors. But this is not to say that I wish to commit myself to a particular theme or medium. It is rather that I realize every artist has her dominant thought, some privileged idea that reveals a signature. This is what I look for in all I do: A fascinating and novel theme that I can call my own. I think, in fact, I have several such ideas in progress and I hope my offering for this Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize shows them. These are my current attempts to discover my artistic identity.”