Celebrating Maryland's Diverse Artists

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Gordon Feinblatt has been a part of Baltimore’s history for decades through its legal achievements and its residence in the Garrett Building on Redwood Street. As the firm contemplated space planning and design for its new home at 1001 Fleet Street in Baltimore’s Harbor East, it decided early in the process to create an art collection solely featuring Baltimore and Maryland artists. Further, the firm wanted the collection to reflect the diversity of our local art community. The firm also recognizes that supporting the local art community includes celebrating the next generation of talent and supporting students. Read more below to see from where our collection has been curated.

Working with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), the firm identified the works of local artists, all with various backgrounds and experiences, to celebrate the region’s rich cultural diversity.   

“We have always supported the Baltimore arts community with time and treasure and this is another way of doing so,” said Barry F. Rosen, Chairman and CEO. “We are thrilled to be in our new space and to be surrounded by this stunning artwork.”

Donna Drew Sawyer, CEO of BOPA, described the organization’s positive experience working with Gordon Feinblatt.

“It was an honor and a pleasure to work with Gordon Feinblatt to curate a collection of Baltimore City visual artists for the firm’s new offices. Gordon Feinblatt was a tremendous partner in this project; their commission enabled the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts to provide yet another opportunity for our city’s creative community to show its brilliance,” she said.

Works from the following local artists are included in the firm’s new collection:

Apart from this group of artists, the firm’s collection includes works from Eric Abrecht, Anthony Corradetti and Herman Maril.

In the spirit of supporting future artists, we have pieces from students at Cristo Rey High School and in 2023, Gordon Feinblatt became a sponsor of the Courting Art Baltimore program. 

This annual contest, managed by local non-profit Arts Everyday, is open to all Baltimore City public high school students. Each year, more than a hundred students submit paintings, drawings, and photographs for consideration.  Finalists receive scholarships to pursue post-high school education, gift certificates for art supplies, and have their work permanently displayed in the halls of the Eastside District Courthouse. The vibrant art aims to reduce stress and anxiety for litigants as they wait for hearings. 

The firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee also reviewed the contest finalists’ submissions and selected pieces for our collection that showcase the depth of student-talent here in Baltimore. We collaborated with Arts Everyday to purchase copies of the pieces from the students. In many instances, these are the first, but likely not the last, sales of their budding careers! Wherever their art journey may take them, we hope that the students will continue to create, inspire, and share their perspectives with the greater community.