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Painter, sculptor Stout wins $30,000 Sondheim Prize

Painter, sculptor Stout wins $30,000 Sondheim Prize

A Washington, D.C., artist who works in multiple media was awarded the 2012 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize — a $30,000 purse — at a ceremony Saturday evening at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Renee Stout, whose painting, drawing, prints, sculpture and photography explore her African-American heritage, beat five other finalists for the honor, according to a statement from the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, which sponsors the competition.

The Pittsburgh native is taking home the biggest pot in the prize's seven-year history. The premium...