The Winners of Local Color 2023

The 2023 Local Color Art Show and Sale, by the Working Artist Forum with the support of Plein Air Easton Competition and Arts Festival, was held on July 20 through July 23.  The public was invited to attend the opening ceremony and award presentation that was very well attended.  Judging had taken place prior to the opening by Charlie Hunter, 2022 Grand Prize winner at Plein Air Easton.

Charlie explained how the nuances and character of a work can draw him to it and result in an award, but further stated that there were many works worthy of rewards. Charlie also commented on the quality of all the art in the show.

The Working Artist Forum congratulates the following artists who won awards: Anne Singer, first place, Barbara Kern-Bush, award of excellence, Deborah Wolfe, honorable mention, Kathleen Harvey, honorable mention, Freeman Dodsworth, honorable mention, and Deborah McFarlin, honorable mention.

Co-chairmen of Local Color, Anne Reder (left) and Carol McClees (in red), along with Judge Charlie Hunter (back, left), congratulate Local Color winners Barbara Zuehlke, Anne Singer, Barbara Kern-Bush, Deborah Wolfe, Kathleen Harvey, Freeman Dodsworth (back, middle), and Deborah McFarlin.

The photo of the winners was taken by Ted Mueller of Ted Mueller Photography, who took wonderful photos of the event.

The Working Artists Forum thanks Carol McClees for her amazing job as chairperson, and all her supporting members who volunteered in various ways to make this show a success.  WAF also wishes to thank the public for attending and buying so many wonderful works of art.  This show supports children in the arts by WAF donating a portion of the proceeds for the purchase of gift cards to give to local schools for art supplies.

Information on the Working Artists Forum and their upcoming events can be found at

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