Art professor chosen as semifinalist for Sondheim Artscape Prize

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March 05, 2012

Steve Pearson, associate professor of Art, has been selected as a semifinalist for the seventh annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize produced by The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

A faculty member since 2004, Pearson has exhibited his work both nationally and regionally, including exhibits in Baltimore, Annapolis, D.C. and Delaware, and solo exhibitions in Baltimore, Frederick and Arlington, Va. His work is in several public and private collections.

In addition to being advisor to the Art Club and director of McDaniel’s Esther Prangley Rice Gallery, Pearson teaches courses in drawing, design, color, painting and printmaking. He has done artist residencies at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Ill., and three times at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vt.

Pearson is among 47 semifinalists competing for the prize, a $25,000 fellowship to be used to further the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region.

Six finalists will be selected and announced by April 17. Their work will be exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art June 16-July 29 – and the other semifinalists’ work will be exhibited July 20-Aug. 5 at the Maryland Institute College of Art. The winner of the prize will be announced July 14.

The 2012 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is held in conjunction with the annual Artscape juried exhibition.

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