WAF Announces Local Color 2024 Artists

The Working Artists Forum (WAF) proudly announces its highly anticipated juried artist list for the 20th Anniversary Local Color Art Show & Sale this summer. Held annually under the auspices of Plein Air Easton, this well-regarded event celebrates the vibrant artistic talent of the Delmarva Peninsula and the membership of the Working Artists Forum. Plein Air Easton also celebrates 20 years of their renowned Plein Air Art Competition & Festival this summer.

This year’s Local Color juror, Tim Beall, brought his discerning eye as the second-place award winner of Plein Air Easton 2023. Charles Newman, the grand prize winner of Plein Air Easton 2023, will serve as the judge for Local Color this summer.

Local Color takes place in Easton at Christ Church, located at 111 South Harrison Street from July 18 through July 21. The opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, July 18 at noon. The show will be open to the public as follows: Thursday, July 18 from noon to 6 p.m.; Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year, the Local Color Art Show & Sale features original paintings from a carefully curated selection of original artworks by these 42 distinctly talented artists: William Bensen; Caroline Brown; Ken Clark; Naomi Clark-Turner; Carol Cowie; Fred Craig; Lynne Davis; Nancy Lee Davis; Nancy Fine; Mary Ford; Scott Foster; Nancy B Galvin; Kathleen Ryan Gardiner; Diz Hormel; Carla Huber; Barbara Kern-Bush; Marianne Kost; Jamey Krebs; Ed Lewandowski; Maryellyn Lynott; Mary Ellen Mabe; Carol McClees; Deborah McFarlin; Mike McSorley; Karen Merkin; Amanda Milliner; Betty Papson; Kate Quinn; Jose Ramirez; Christine Rapa; Diane Rappisi; Russell Reno; Stacey Sass; Karen Saunders; Teresa Schaefer; Anne Singer; B.K. Slocum; Gail Stern; Walter Urbanek; Stephen Walker; Sharon Waters; and Barbara Watson.

Proceeds from Local Color contribute to funding The Working Artists Forum’s educational program, which donates money for supplies for art classes in 35 Delmarva elementary schools, enriching the lives of young learners through artistic expression. The Working Artists Forum is dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts on the Delmarva Peninsula, fostering a vibrant community of artists and art enthusiasts.

To learn more about The Working Artists Forum, visit www.workingartistsforum.com. For further inquiries, contact Doris Glovier or Maryellyn Lynott at localcoloreaston@gmail.com.

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