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Are you ready to start digging around to find what Baltimore's artists are working on this year? As you make your way through the various project nominated for the Baker Artist Awards, you can create exhibitions of your “favorites” for personal use or to share with the public. Also, we encourage you to share your questions about or response to the work on view.
Tips on Browsing
There are 3 different ways you can browse nominations
The image re-sizer tool is to be used to view more or fewer images at a time. Drag the slider either way to make timages bigger or smaller OR use the plus or minus signs.
The Favorites Feature - Becoming a Citizen Curator
Once you have signed in either as a nominee or as a site user, you will have by your profile page a tab that takes you to your "Favorites" page. This feature provides users and nominees the opportunity as they look through the site to pick compelling individual works of any artist, and save it on a personal home "Favorites" page for others to view. Users of this feature can choose differing artists in a random fashion or they can choose to take a more curatorial approach, and put together a page of favorite works by theme or idea. Users can also post a general statement about their Favorites Page by writing text in the Favorites Statement text box on their profile page. Please note the Favorites Statement on a profile page refers to commentary about what you have chosen and why, much like a curator’s statement. This box does not mean your favorite statements or words of wisdom.
Here are the steps to use the Favorites Feature:
- Log in or sign up.
- Decide if you are nominating yourself—this means you are submitting work for entry into this year’s Baker Artist Awards—or you are a "site user", which means you plan to participate on the site by leaving comments about work you find, communicate with the nominees, and by picking your favorite artists.
- Fill out the profile page answering all questions. Join site.
- Note on the profile page there is a box where you can enter text regarding your favorites. You will come back to this once your favorite works from the site are chosen.
- Once you have established a nomination or user account, look through the site. When you find a work you wish to add to your favorites list, click on the small star with the words “Add to favorites” that sits below the work in the left hand corner.
- When you return to your personal home page, there is a favorites category at the top. Click on this tab and your favorites are saved together, and can be seen by the public. There is a share feature on this tab, which allows you to broadcast your favorites to your social networks.
- If you put together a particularly compelling set of favorites, we at the Baker Artist Awards may choose to place your set in rotation on the front page of the site as a visible user/nominee curator. We will notify you by e-mail if your favorites are chosen for this honor. You can tell us that you have a good list of favorites and would like to be considered for placement as a curator by sending an email to: thelab@BakerArtistAwards.org.
- If you decide you wish to remove a favorite from your page, it can be done by clicking on the orange circle with an “x” in it in the upper right hand corner of your favorites.
- If you wish to keep your favorites page private, there is a box at the bottom of the profile page that you can check.
We look forward to you’re your participation in the creative use of this feature!
Songwriter? Painter? Sculptor? Actor? Writer? Dancer? Other? The Baker Artist Awards accepts works in all artistic disciplines and the web site is designed to make the nomination process accessible to all.
When nominating yourself you may include up to ten projects. These projects should be used to organize your work into different categories. You may include up to ten details within each project created. These details can consist of a mix of images, audio, video, and text. Add explanatory text to further explain each project and work, remember to put in titles, materials used and date the work was completed.
The deadline for completed nominations is January 15, 2013 at 11:59 PM
When nominating yourself you may include up to ten projects. These projects should be used to organize your work into different categories. The following fields should be used to add more definition to each project. Include up to ten details within each project created. These details can consist of all images, all videos, all sounds, all text or a combination of these to make up your limit of ten. Add text to further explain each project and work, remember to put in titles, materials used and dates the work was completed.
Need help with your project nomination?
Check out the Help section on the blog for tips and basic support on setting up your nomination. If you can't find what you're looking for or need further assistance, staff at the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance is here to help you put your best work forward. Fill out the Help Form and our knowledgeable staff can get you started.