The Deborah Wainwright Alumni Exhibition
Beginning in 2022, The Deborah Wainwright Alumni Exhibition initiated a rotating yearly art show featuring an alumni artist of color, chosen by committee for a solo exhibit of their work. Of these alumni works, one piece is acquired and permanently included in the Deborah Wainwright Memorial Collections of African American Art and African Folk Art, honoring the legacy of Deborah Wainwright and expanding the Collections that were founded in her name.
These alumni artists are chosen to represent the craft and creativity of artists who have impacted the arts and the community after leaving CCBC. By creating this space, we hope to inspire current and future artists, provide an environment that centers community, and engage broader audiences with the vitality of new work by artists of color.
Wayne Andrew Koritzer Jr.
Born on July 8, 1996, I grew up in Edmonson village of Baltimore city. I was exposed to photography and art by my parents, Alesia and Wayne, and my god father, Henry Raymond, throughout my whole life. I took on photography my sophomore year in high school by joining the photography club at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. My junior year I began photographing sporting events and graduations. My senior year I studied under Robert Levine, an Assistant Director and Photographer for +30 years. During my senior year I was the leader of the photography club I joined, I began cataloguing and photographing for the BPI Alumni Society, for the yearbook, and graduated with an honors award for photography in 2013.
I continued my education at CCBC beginning with computer science and then shifting to a photography major. Throughout my college career I freelanced for clothing’s brands, music artists, and fashion designers. I completed the Portfolio Course in 2015-2016. During that class, I produced the Black Gaze for my final portfolio project and graduated in 2016. I received a full merit scholarship to School of Art Institute of Chicago. I chose to continue my career freelancing as a traveling lifestyle and glamour photographer, spending short periods across the country in places like California, New York, Florida, Texas, and more. I expanded my profession to a photojournalism career while in New York and have been published by the New York Post and MSNBC. In 2018, I began working in Baltimore for local community organizations like Special Olympics, MD. In 2020, I expanded my career into directing and producing videos for “Black Lives Matter” and producing photography for “Organizing Black” and “The National Action Network”. I was published at the University of California Berkley for my documentation of local protests against police brutality and the “Defund the Police” campaigns in Baltimore City throughout the pandemic. After eventually being impacted by the pandemic, I have slowed down and began reevaluating my career and my work. I am currently focusing on preparing my son for pre-k and exploring the next stages in my brand.
This call for artists is an opportunity for CCBC Alumni artists of color to have a solo exhibition of their artwork on the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex Campus. One of the selected exhibited artworks will be chosen by Committee as a donation to the Deborah Wainwright Memorial Collection of African American Art.
In addition to the exhibit, the selected artist will host an artist talk that will be recorded on the CCBC Galleries website.
An honorarium of $2,000 will be awarded for the artist's participation the Deborah Wainwright Alumni Exhibition Series.
All submitted applications will be considered for the next five annual occurrences of the Deborah Wainwright Exhibition Series.
August 18, 2023
Jury Review of Submissions:
August 26, 2023
Notification of Artists:
September 8, 2023
December 15, 2023 10am - 4pm, with additional time as needed to document work past 4 pm.
Exhibit Open to the Public:
January 8, 2024 - December 13, 2024