Photos by Amy Boone-McCreesh

For me, the Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition is one of the more visually interesting events centered around Baltimore’s annual Artscape festival. This year, 54 (!!!) artists were selected as semi-finalists; a few were repeats from last year’s group, many have made it to the semi-finals before, and some were brand new to this phase of the prize. For the full list of artists selected visit http://www.artscape.org/visual-arts/visual-arts-detail/1082. The exhibition is held in the Decker and Meyerhoff galleries on the MICA campus and runs a short two weeks, closing August 2.

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Renee Rendine Video

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Little ones loved animation and sculptures by Ru Kawahata and Max Porter

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Nick Primo and Frank Day

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Nick Primo

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Nancy Daly

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Margaret Rogers

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Margaret Rogers

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Maggie Gourlay

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Leslie Shellow

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Miniature Mixed Media Installation by L.E. Doughtie

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Kyle Bauer, with JT Kirkland’s paintings in the background

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Kyle Bauer and Maggie Gourlay (background)

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Ru Kawahata and Max Porter Animation

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Katherine Mann

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JT Kirkland

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Jerry Truong

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Jared Soares

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Ginevra Shay

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Mixed media and Cut Acrylic paintings by Erin Curtis

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Erin Curtis

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Erin Curtis

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One of David Page’s “bumpers” installed around the gallery

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Danielle Mysliwiec, Oil on panel

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Danielle Mysliwiec, Oil on linen

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Daly and Shellow

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Beverly Ress detail

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Ben Piwowar, with his work

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Ben Piwowar

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Ally Silberkleit

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Yuriko Yamaguchi

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Seth Adelsberger

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Rosemary Liss

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Rosemary Liss

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Rogers & Silberkleit