Anthony W. Deering has served as the Chairman of Exeter Capital LLC, based in Lutherville, Maryland, for more than a decade. In addition to having served the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) as Chairman of the Board, Anthony W. Deering is currently serving the museum as a Trustee. Each year from the end of July through the middle of September BMA celebrates the Baker Artist Awards
The winners of the prestigious awards, which include the Mary Sawyers Imboden Prize and the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize, $50,000 and $20,000 respectively, are showcased through an exhibition of their works. The exhibit also features works from the winners of the Semmes G. Walsh, Nancy Haragan, and Board of Governors Awards ($5,000 each). Established to support artists while promoting the creative side of Baltimore, the Baker Artist Awards serve artists from the Greater Baltimore area working in all artistic disciplines. The awards were created by the William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund, and are part of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.