We have reached over 411 nominations on the site as of the time of this post, and will be announcing the next three b-Grant winners from this impressive group on Monday, December 5th!
‘Tis the season, right? ;) For this theme, we’d like to see you select artwork that somehow relates or incorporates the feeling of anxiety. The many aspects of the feeling of anxiety and the sensation of nervousness should inspire some interesting results, and we’re looking forward to seeing how participants react to this complex emotion.
Our first theme invited users to select and Favorite artwork that relates, revolves around, or incorporated the idea or concept of “metaphor” in some way. This was a challenging theme to work with, and we were very impressed with Carol McGraw’s collection.
Brent Crothers, one of this year’s first nominees to receive a b Grant, is currently showing work in New York City at the Rockefeller Center. The one person show, entitled “Brent Crothers: The Nature of Things”, is in Anthropologie’s gallery at their main store in 50 Rockefeller Plaza and features 6 of the artists pieces. According to Brent, who had never heard of the popular clothing and home decor store Anthropologie, the show has a funny story with regards to how it all came together…
In order to encourage our users to explore the Favorites feature and promote the curatorial aspect it brings to the site, we thought we would try out something we’re tentatively calling “Favorites Themes”. This time, the theme is:
THE COLOR RED
This years first round of b-Grant winners- Tiffany Jones, Brent Crothers, and Miranda Pfeiffer – met with members of the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund at Joe Squared for a celebration dinner of pizza and drinks. It was a great opportunity to get to know the winners better, have some great conversation, and chow down!
Ladies and gentlemen, the first round of b Grant winners for the 2012 Baker Artist Awards…
This year, we celebrated the closing of the 2011 Baker Artist Awards Exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art with a Late Night event at the museum. If you were one of the 1,388 guests to attend, then you probably already know that it was a huge success!