On Wednesday December 8, The Baker Artist Awards announced the next six of the 2011 awards winners. This year the Baker Fund is awarding eighteen $1,000 “b-grants” to regional artists who have placed their work on the 2011 Baker Artist Awards website. The Fund initiated the b-grants to recognize the quality and depth of the region’s arts scene, and to encourage artists to promote their work on the Baker Artist Awards website. Winners were selected by local discipline-specific experts. The first six award winners were announced in November. An additional six b-grant awards will be announced before January 15, 2011 (the last day to upload work on the site). This makes for an additional $18,000 the Baker Fund will give to artists each year.
The six b-grant winners for December are: