Six artists named 2018 finalists for BOPA's $25,000 Sondheim Prize

The finalists for the 13th annual Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize are local multidisciplinary artist Erick Antonio Benitez, Laurel photographer Nakeya Brown, Baltimore sculptor Sutton Demlong, local contemporary artist Nate Larson, Parkville painter Eunice Park and painter and fiber artist Stephen Towns, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts announced Friday.

The prize, held in conjunction with this year’s three-day Artscape festival, awards a $25,000 fellowship. The finalists, all of whom work in the Baltimore region, will exhibit their work at The Baltimore Museum of Art from June 20 through August 5. An official award ceremony and reception will also take place July 14. The winner will be selected after jurors Lauren Cornell, Margot Norton and Kameelah Janan Rasheed review the exhibited art.

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