Creating Art on Maryland's Eastern Shore


WAF awarded a $500 Dick Blick Gift Card to support the students' plan to major in an arts-related discipline in college.  This year's recipients are: Camryn Carels and Sydney Kay.

Judy Bittorf presents a Dick Blick Gift Card to Ocean City Elementary School Teacher, Betsy Dykes. Students are Sarah Lset and L..J. Neuhauser.


         Lynn Mehta  Demonstration  at the WAF March 12th 2018 Meeting ​​

​Lynn Mehta, Oil painter and Plein Air Artist, was guest artist at the WAF March 2018 meeting. 

Lynn began exhibiting and competing as a full-time professional in 2008.  She has received more than 60 honors and awards. Her work is found in private and public collections in the United States, France, and England. 

She has been featured in Plein Air Magazine, the Hill Rag, and “100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid Atlantic.  She is a member of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, the American Impressionist Society and California Art Club. She has been elected Signature Membership in the American Society of Marine Artists, juried into the Oil Painters of America, the Salmagundi Club, and the Washington Society of Landscape Painters.

This year, The Working Artists Forum (WAF) is pleased to announce its continued participation through annual cash  donations to local schools.

    Working Artists Forum donates to local schools as an ongoing effort to foster visual art in our local public schools. All of this year’s recipients were delighted and grateful for the extra boost to their annual classroom allocations. 

    WAF is a nonprofit organization of professional working artists who meet monthly for demonstrations and discussion at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD.  At over 100  members strong, they actively show their work both separately and together, while maintaining a strong interest in pro bono work within the Eastern Shore community.

      As in previous years, a portion of the proceeds from “Local Color” is set aside to supplement art supplies in various elementary schools on the Eastern Shore. These donations are made on a rotating basis to twelve schools located in Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Dorchester, Caroline and Kent Counties. 

     Members of WAF spread out over  the counties to hand deliver gift cards to the schools.  Members of WAF believe that our teachers and students are an important part of the vibrant art community of the Eastern Shore and are grateful for the chance to assist in the growth and development of our young artists. WAF’s artist members are committed to a continued effort to maintain a strong arts presence on the Eastern Shore and help “keep the creative spark alive.”