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

2016 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

2011 Baltimore Liste: Stewart Watson: IVF  The Contemporary (Museum,) curator Sue Spaid  

2011 family room DC Arts Center curator by JW Mahoney, Washington, DC

Recent Selected 2 person & Group Exhibitions


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


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


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 


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


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 


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

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

The Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, Sculpture/ Installation Trawick Prize Semifinalist April

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

Trawick Prize Semifinalist May
Finalist for Home/Community Commons RFQ The Baltimore Museum of Art April Semifinalist Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize July

Finalist Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize & honorarium May Trawick Prize Semifinalist May


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

 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize Semifinalist February

Recent Visiting Artist & Visiting Critic


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


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 


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 


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, 10

MICA professional practices panel discussion 11

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

2017 The Dog & Pony Show, a celebration of a dozen years of Sondheim Prize Finalists, AREA 405, co- curator, with Cara Ober 6-8

2016 Juror for Undergraduate Exhibition MICA, Baltimore, MD, 10
2016 Proximity co curator at Area 405, Baltimore, MD 2
2015 Gilding the Lily co curator at Area 405 Baltimore, MD 6-8
2015 Maryland Institute College of Art Staff Exhibition, juror, Baltimore, MD 1 2014 Bingo regional exhibition juror at Platform Arts Center, Baltimore, MD 11 2014 The Gilman School Senior Art Prize juror Baltimore, MD 4

2014 Macricrocosm curator Area 405, Baltimore, MD 6-8
2014 InDirect Effect curator Area 405, Baltimore, MD 3-4
2014 Station North Arts & Entertainment District's Community Supported Arts Program juror
2013 Juror for Goucher College Rosenberg Award 2013 Towson, MD 4
2013 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. Building a community in Baltimore City

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

2017 Mayor's Task force for Safe Spaces, Baltimore City Hall, Baltimore, MD

2016 Green Gala Planning and Development Committee benefit fundraiser for Green School Baltimore Public School 

2015-2018 New Greenmount West Community Association board member

2013- current CASA Baltimore Annual Art of Caring planning committee, install committee, participant

2015 Curatorial Practice MFA program review participant August 21, 2015

2015 Baltimore Design School visioning session participant Summer 2015

2011-2016 MICA Curatorial Practices MFA PAC committee member September 2011-May 2016

2014 CASA Art of Caring Benefit board member & participant 2013-14 – event April 2014

2013 AweSummitAwesome Foundation Conference Oct 19-20, 2013 New York City

2013 Honorary host and participant for CASA Art of Caring April 29, 2013Benefit for foster care advocacy

2013-2016 Maryland Art Place Program Advisory Committee member

2004-present Tour guide and host to scores of National and International organizations, students, executives, developers, artists & media coming to visit Station North and Area 405/ Oliver St Studios

Recent Fabrication & Community Connections

2015 Imagining America Visioning sessions Baltimore,MD May 

2015 Baltimore Design School Visioning Workshop and community outreach sessions June 

2013- current The Wonderground – founder of and worker bee for a neighborhood and community play space where great design and play happens summer .

Recent University Teaching Experience

2018  Part Time Professor, Sculpture, American University, Washington, DC
2016-2017 Part time Professor, Professional Practices, Maryland Institute College of Art, Balt, MD

2013-2015 Part time Professor of Art, Sculpture, Drawing, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2012 Part time Professor, George Mason University, Design & Sculpture, Fairfax, VA


2010 The University of Maryland MFA College Park, Maryland May 2010

1991 The Pennsylvania State University BFA University Park, Pennsylvania May 1991