​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​  READ THIS PROSPECTUS AND REGISTER NOW  BELOW -  Entry Period is now closed.

​In support of the Easton - Plein Air Competition and Arts Festival, the Working Artists Forum annually sponsors a juried and judged art exhibit entitled “Local Color”.  The exhibit will be held concurrently with, and under the auspices of, the 14th annual Easton Plein Air Competition.


The “Local Color” show features Studio Finished Paintings (your best work – artist’s choice of subject matter).  Only two dimensional art using acrylic, watercolor, oil and pastel are acceptable. All work must have been done within the last three years. All paintings must be original, and properly framed. We reserve the right to remove paintings that do not conform to the prospectus.


The exhibit is open to all artists residing on the Delmarva Peninsula in MD, DE or VA and any member of WAF (hosts of “Local Color”).  *Participants who have been juried into the Plein Air – Easton Competition are not eligible to apply.


                                       * BEST IN SHOW RECEIVES $600    *    PLUS: THREE AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE AT $200 EACH  -
                                                                 *  ALSO:   THREE  HONORABLE MENTION AWARDS AT $50 EACH

 Awards will be presented Friday at 12:00 noon, with a reception to follow.

                                                                                                      THE JUDGES:

                                                             Judge, Joe Gyurcsak, Grand Prize Winner, Plein Air Easton, 2017
                                                             Juror,  Hai-Ou Hou, Second Place Winner, Plein Air Easton, 2017

                                                                                                 VENUE & SCHEDULE: 

The Venue of the exhibit is The Tidewater Inn in Easton, MD.  Each artist will have an exhibit area of 6’ by 6’ (two single sided standard panels). *   Sold paintings may be replenished as necessary.  Participating artists are to deliver and set up their paintings on Friday morning, July 20th, between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Paintings are to be hung in an orderly fashion, leaving space between the frames.

*No one will hang fewer paintings than it takes to fill both of their provided standards

 The show is open to the public according to the following schedule:

 Friday, July 20      12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 21  10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 22    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


While all reasonable care will be taken, Working Artists Forum, and their assigns, are not responsible for accidents or damage to your works or you. The participating artists accept all responsibility for borrowed equipment.  The Treasurer of WAF, as well as any show assistants, are not responsible for any monetary losses, including bad checks or credit cards.  All artists agree to leave work hanging until the advertised show hours are over. There will be no packing material on the floor until after closing time.


A non-refundable Entry Fee of $25 for WAF members and $35 for non-members must accompany your application.  A 25% commission will be charged on each sale, with portions of the proceeds supporting the scholarship programs of the Working Artists Forum.

The show will be juried by digital images.

Each applicant must enter 3 digital images for jury (fewer or more than 3 and your application will be returned unprocessed).  Please send the best possible jpeg images of your work only, do not include frame or other background, crop as needed. Name your file using your initials, title of work and number: (jdlovelyview1.jpg).

Payment and Application may be made online at www.workingartistsforum.com   

Applications and JPEG images must be received by March 9, 2018.

You will be notified by email no later than March 30, 2018 of your acceptance status.
By registering, artists agree to abide by conditions as outlined in this Prospectus.

Mary Ellen Mabe "Cape Charles Beach"

For Prospectus:     www.workingartistsforum.com   -    www.pleinaireaston.com   
 To download this Prospectus for reference, click below.

Fee Options


Contact Doris Glovier by phone 410-957-2398, by email glovier@comcast.net
or Nancy Thomas by phone 410-310-5219 or email nancythomasart@gmail.com    

REGISTER NOW  - click to register, then pay the appropriate fee.

Nancy Mysak "Old Ships Lines"

Carole Boggeman Peirson "Day Dream"

Katie Cassidy  "Farmer's Market"



Mathew Ghrist  "Crab Study #3"

Fred Craig "Busy Port"

Lois Engberg "For Sale"

         Creating Art on Maryland's Eastern Shore


​​​Congratulations to the 2018 Local Color Show award winners!

Nancy Mysak – Best in Show for her watercolor painting, Old Ships Lines
Carole Boggeman-Peirson – Award of Excellence for her oil painting, Day Dream
Mary Ellen Mabe – Award of Excellence for her oil painting, Cape Charles Beach
Lois Engberg – Award of Excellence for her oil painting, For Sale
Fred Craig - Honorable Mention for his oil painting, Busy Port
Matthew Ghrist - Honorable Mention for his painting, Crab Study #3
Katie Cassidy – Honorable Mention for her pastel painting, Farmer’s Market




                                 Sandra Alanko *  Jane T Anderson * Carole Boggeman-Peirson * Jean Bowers * Katie Cassidy * 

                  Mary Clark Confalone * Carol Cowie * Fred Craig *Nancy Lee Davis * Don Doheny * Kathryn Ellis * Lois Engberg *

                    Joan Hart  Rebecca Gaffney * Matt Ghrist * Doris Glovier * Shirley Hales * Anne Allbeury-Hock * June Hock *

                      Patti Lucas Hopkins * Betty Huang * Carla Huber * Laura Jenkins * Ruth Ann Kaufman * Jane Knighton *

                    Kathleen Kopec *  Patricia Lang * Mary Ellen Mabe * Laura McGowan * Karen Merkin * Nancy Orme Mysak *

                Abigail Ober * Betty Papson * Kathie Rogers * Paige Ruby * Scott Sullivan * Valerie Sunderland * Nicholas Tindall *                                                                     Georgette Toews * Mary C Veiga Barbara Harr Watson * Barbara Zuehlke