Artist Ernie Shaw Jr. in front of his Squeegee kid.
Artist Laura Amussen, shows her back, honoring her brother,
Laura’s artistry is thigh high.
A parlance for centuries, “a baker’s dozen” refers to 13 and not 12. Mary Sawyers Baker was an artist from Baltimore who studied voice in Europe. I could not find how she made her money, but somehow to honor her husband listed as a civic leader in Baltimore MD., she created the Baker Awards in 1964.
This philanthropic behavior is intentional of a baker, who often gave 13 instead of 12, thus establishing credibility in the community. The relevance of the surname here, purely incidental.
Of the many artists who applied for the awards, a baker’s dozen (13) did not make it, so that $K10 per person found only 5 to meet the criteria. The night of honor was November 11th, 2022, at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
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