Artist, Curator, Director, Advocate, Parent, Citizen

Stewart in Practice

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Recent Solo Exhibitions

2018 Dear Mom & Pop, Durational performance and exhibition. Fish Factory Art Space, September Penryn, Falmouth Cornwall, UK 

2017 Centennial of the Everyday Time & Place Gadsby's Tavern Museum  Immersive collaborative exhibition with  Lauren F Adams May-September Alexandria, VA

2016

GoodNight MoonLight NightLight, The Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore, MD

3Story Stories, Baltimore, MD public art commission August- ongoing

2013 possessions curator Steven Pearson, Rice Gallery, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD,  

2012 it was my  curators Megan Mueller, Sam Scharf, Delicious Spectacle, Washington, DC, 

2011

Stewart Watson at 1701 indoor and outdoor installations1701,York, PA

Baltimore Liste: Stewart Watson: IVF  The Contemporary (Museum,) curator Sue Spaid  

family room DC Arts Center curator by JW Mahoney, Washington, DC

Recent Selected 2 person & Group Exhibitions

2018

Repurposed with Purpose, curator Doreen Bolger, Maryland Art Place (MAP), Baltimore, MD Sept- Nov

Finalist Exhibition: The Baker Awards The Peale Museum, Baltimore, MD 4-5

2017

Kindred, Celebrating our Ancestors curator Betty J Belanus Annemarie Sculpture & Arts Center, Solomons, MD 8/17 – 1/18
Montpellier Sculpture International curator Beth Crisman, Montpelier Cultural Arts Ctr,Laurel MD 6-7

Recollected curators Teddy Johnson & Lindsay McCullough, Cade Gallery, AACC, Arnold, MD 1

2016

Structure(d) Observations curator Erin Divine,New Gallery for Contemporary Art,Woodbridge,VA 8-9

Welcome Welcome curated by Abbey Parrish & Lydia Pettit Platform at Artist Run, Baltimore, 7 

More Like You curated by Jie Yu Gallery Four, Baltimore, MD March-April 

Recycled, Repurposed, Recovered juror Ronald Gonzalez, A.D. Gallery,UNC Pembroke, NC 

2015

Transforming: street objects from your street to main street Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY 

Think Small8 Curator, Santa S DeHaven, ArtspaceRichmond, VA November- December

Sondheim Semifinalist Exhibition jurors Naima Keith, Kelly Kivland, Matt Saunders, MICA Galleries, Baltimore, MD July- August  

Untitled #5 curated by Randall Scott Randall Scott Gallery, Baltimore MD, February-March

2014

Happy not Sappy ✍ curated by Susan MainVisArts Gallery , Rockville, MDDecember - January

The Sondheim Finalist Exhibition at The Walters Art Museum jurors Sarah Oppenheimer, Olivia Shao, and Clair Gilman, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, June- August 

33-35-33 ✍School 33 Art Center, Curated by Rene' Trevino & Peter Dubeau a 35th Year Anniversary   ExhibitionBaltimore Md June-August

WPA Select Exhibition Artisphere Arlington VA Curator Mera Rubell February- March

Qualia Fjord Gallery Philadelphia, PA Curated By A.J. Rombach and Chrissy Scolaro March

Baltimore Artists + WPA + Mera Rubell = LOVE  hosted by Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY January works selected by Mera Rubell 

2013

Tension & Flow – Stewart Watson, Benjamin Entner and Susan Morrison Curator Beth Forbes, Howard County Center for the Arts Ellicott City Maryland September- October 

Sondheim Semifinalist Exhibition Maryland Institute College of ArtJurorsCaroline Busta, Jenny Schlenzka and Beverly Semmes Baltimore, MD July- August

Recent Awards, Grants, Honors, Commissions & Residencies

2018
Americans for the Arts PAN Public Art Review National Recognition, Centennial of the Everyday

Fish Factory Residency, Cornwall, UK
Finalist for The Baker Artist Awards

2017
The Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, Sculpture/ Installation

Trawick Prize Semifinalist April

2016
The Contemporary Artist Retreat (Museum, Baltimore) 8/4-8/7
Commission Alexandria, Virginia, Office of the Arts for Time & Place July 2016- 2017

Commission BOPA for GoodNight MoonLight NightLight July
Digital Fabrication Residency, Easton, MD June
Individual Artist Grant for 3Story Stories Baltimore office of Promotion and the Arts May

Trawick Prize Semifinalist April
First Place Juror Prize and cash award, Juror Ronald Gonzalez UNCP, Pembroke, NC January

Finalist for the Commons Collaboration Project, The Baltimore Museum of Art, March

2015
Trawick Prize Semifinalist May
Finalist for Home/Community Commons RFQ The Baltimore Museum of Art April

Semifinalist Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize July

2014
Finalist Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize & honorarium May

Trawick Prize Semifinalist May

2013

Baltimore Community Foundation honor roll Quality of Life establishing the Wonderground December

 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize Semifinalist February

Recent Visiting Artist & Visiting Critic

2018

MFA Thesis Review Critic, Katzen Museum, American University, Washington, DC May

Goucher College Artist Talk, February
Maryland Institute College of Art Curatorial Practice MFA Talk, March

2017

Artist Talk and Tours Centennial of the Everyday, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, July

Artist Talk Goucher College Students, Baltimore, MD 31 January
Visiting Artist Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD, 23 February
Artist Talk with MICA Curatorial Practice MFA Class, Baltimore, MD 7 March

2016 Visiting Artist Montgomery College, Silver Springs, MD November

2016 Visiting Artist for Professional Practices at University of North Carolina Pembroke, NC February 

2015

Artist Talk for Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, November 

Visiting Critic for Contemporary Practices Class, SAIC, Chicago, October

 Visiting Critic GFA Drawing classMICA, Baltimore, October 

 Artist talk for Happy not Sappy at VisArts , Rockville, MD January

2014 Visiting Artist Professional Practices Seminar, Towson University, April 

 Visiting Artist Professional Practices Class, MICA, April 

Visiting Curator, Senior Thesis, MICA, April 

2013

36 Studios Charm City Edition Studio Visit withMs. Mera Rubell for the WPA's Select 2014 October 

Artist talk for Tension and Flow Ellicott City, MDOctober

Lecturer Baltimore Museum of Art Docent Day Event Baltimore, MD May 

Visiting Artist and professional practices lecturer, Shepherd University, West Virginia February

Recent Panelist, Seminars

2017

MICA Career Development Fine Art Reviews April
2016

Time & Place Tweetup panelist Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Alexandria, VA 11/19

Panelist for The Sculptor's Journey @ The Kreeger Museum 4/14 moderator, Sarah Tanguy

Thesis Review committee, Ashley DeHoyos, Curatorial Practice MFA, MICA, 11/2015-5/2016 MICA Career Development Fine Art Reviews 3/25

2015

MICA Career Development Fine Art Reviews Panelist 3/27

2014

Served as the co-host and introduced The Guerrilla Girls for the The Contemporary CoHosts series with Area 405 at The Baltimore School for the Arts

MICA professional practices panel discussion

2013

Professional Pathways Panelist U of Maryland, College of Arts & Humanities, College Park April 

Panelist and Host for Artists & Neighborhood Change Conference Baltimore, MD June

Recent Curatorial Projects

2018

Juror for 45th Fine Crafts Exhibition, Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, DE June

2017

Retreat William Lamson/ Lu Zhang curator AREA 405 Oct 17- Jan 18

The Dog & Pony Show, a celebration of a dozen years of Sondheim Prize Finalists, AREA 405, co- curator, with Cara Ober

2016

Juror for Undergraduate Exhibition MICA, Baltimore, MD, 10
Proximity co curator at Area 405, Baltimore, MD 2
2015

Gilding the Lily co curator at Area 405 Baltimore, MD 6-8
Maryland Institute College of Art Staff Exhibition, juror, Baltimore, MD

2014

Bingo regional exhibition juror at Platform Arts Center, Baltimore, MD

The Gilman School Senior Art Prize juror Baltimore, MD

Macricrocosm curator Area 405, Baltimore, MD
InDirect Effect curator Area 405, Baltimore, MD
Station North Arts & Entertainment District's Community Supported Arts Program juror
2013

Juror for Goucher College Rosenberg Award Towson, MD
Sweet'art curator for the AREA 405 10 year anniversary exhibition featuring 30 collaborations

Recent Selected Professional Organizations & Working Affiliations

2002- present President, manager and an owner Oliver Street Studios- a 66K warehouse where 40+ artist studios and businesses reside and grow.

2003 Present Executive Director and Curator of Area 405, a 7000 sf dynamic exhibition, performance, and community gathering space