BAKER ARTIST AWARDS EXHIBITION When the inaugural Baker Artists Awards were finally announced March 26, the totally foreseeable backlash about the process' utter lack of transparency started online shortly thereafter. And it's with the sincerest of intentions that the following words are typed: Baker Artist Awards 2010, please don't insult your potential awardees by asking artists not to look the gift horse in the mouth and announce who the jurors are for the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize and then make the online tallies for the Baltimore's Choice Prize popular-vote winners public as well. In the meantime, an exhibition honoring the 2009 Baker Artist Awards winners opens at the Baltimore Museum of Art April 29 and runs through June 28.
OPENINGS Decoy--a group show featuring works by Kendra Hebel, Robert Horvath, Paul Jeanes, Michael Mansfield, Jenny Mullins, and Kimberly Ruppert--opens May 2 at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson with a reception from 6-8 p.m. The group show Meet the Members opens May 1 at the Hexagon with an opening reception from 6:30-8 p.m. Cousins and the Stone Age Astronauts, a exhibition of E. Liz Downing's new works, opens May 3 at the Minás Gallery with a reception from 2-5 p.m. City Paper contributor Emily C-D'sPapeles por mis Ojos opens May 1 at the Shine Collective with a reception from 6-9 p.m.Je ne sais quoi--a group of 10 women--opens May 3 at the Sub-Basement Artist Studios with a reception from 2-4 p.m. The Quantum Exhibit--a group show of "Pop Surrealist" art--Opens May 1 at the Definition Gallery with a reception from 7-11 p.m. New works from sculptor Jim Pollock and painter Thomas Spande open May 1 at the Antreasian Gallery.
CLOSINGVinylmore2: Tiny Town closes April 30 at Atomic Books. New York sculptor M. Scott Johnson's Parallel Evolution closes May 3 Galeríe Myrtís. Edward S. Davis C-nix photography exhibition closes April 30 at An die Musik. The latest round of MFA Thesis shows closes at MICA May 3. The group show Hand to Frame/Surface to Lens closes April 30 at the Maryland State Arts Council James Backas Gallery. And Brian C Baker's Deified closes May 2 at the Metro Gallery.