Congratulations to 2010 OSI Community Fellow Meshelle Foreman Shields, who was recently named a finalist for a Baker Artist Award for Performance. Forman Shields, who performs under the moniker “Meshelle, The Indie Mom of Comedy” developed Goaldiggers The Sankofa Project to connect young women in Baltimore of African descent to their ancestry, and to build leadership and academic skills.
Artists who create Baker Artist Portfolios, which were created to support artists and promote Baltimore as a creative community, are automatically eligible for one of six Baker Artist Awards, include significant monetary prizes, an exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art as well as a feature on Maryland Public Televisions Artworks. The prizes will be awarded to artists who exemplify a mastery of craft, commitment to excellence, and a unique and compelling vision. Learn more here.