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Baker Awards Info Session

Join representatives from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance to learn about the FREE Baker Artist Portfolios and associated award program.

This Info Session is 90 minutes in length, features an overview of the Baker program and technical instructions on how to use the website. Then, 2019 Baker Artist Awardee, Selin Balci will share tips and pointers on creating a strong Baker Portfolio.
Interested in attending the Info Session? Please RSVP here:

ABOUT THE BAKER ARTIST PORTFOLIOSThe Baker Artist Portfolios were created to support artists and promote Greater Baltimore as a strong creative community. The online portfolios are open to artists working in all disciplines who live and work in Baltimore City and its five surrounding counties.

The free online portfolios expose area artists' work to regional, national and international audiences. The Baker Artist Awards provide significant monetary prizes to awardees, who are selected from artists with active Baker portfolios.

The portfolios and awards were established by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

Learn more about the Baker Artist Portfolios, or start yours today at

Selin is an interdisciplinary artist who’s projects merge traditional art practice with scientific materials and biological mediums such as mold.She creates a synthetic ‘world’ in which she observes living organisms’s endless interactions, struggles and conflicts across the picture surface. Forming borders, divisions and edges; in her work, mold metaphorically represents human actions and motives.

Selin uses living mold that leaves physical inscriptions by direct contact on the surface of the paper which serves not only as a vivarium for mold, but also a living studio in which unseen life forms emerge. Simultaneously natural and artificial, this platform provides a stage on which she acts as creator and curator. Merging traditional mediums with highly patterned and colored mold, I create lushly visual and interactive biological landscapes. Her work shows temporal nature of all organisms living on earth by growing, changing and dying. It also acts as a herbarium; documenting, preserving and creating a historical record of living beings during that particular time period. Once completed, mold shifts from the microscopic world to the macroscopic world. Mold becomes not only a direct metaphor for destruction and catastrophe; it rather transforms into a new life form. See Selin's Baker Portfolio here:

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Art Yard Sale!
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Hand Lettering/Calligraphy Workshop