W O R K I N G A R T I S T S F O R U M
Thank you to the WAF Members who delivered the Dick Blick Gift Cards!!!!
Our ART ANGELS ARE:
CAROLINE COUNTY: FIVE
Carol Meers: Preston, Denton, and Greensboro Elementary Schools * Nancy Thomas: Ridgely Elementary School * Mary Ellen Mabe: Federalsburg
DORCHESTER COUNTY: SEVEN
Patti Hopkins: Sandy Hill and South Dorchester Elementary Schools * Joan Cranor: Hurlock Elementary School * Barbara Watkins: Warwick, Choptank Elementary Schools * Carla Huber: Maple Elementary and Vienna Elementary Schools
KENT COUNTY: FOUR
Jack Fancher: Galena, Garnet, Rock Hall Elementary Schools & Kent County Middle School
TALBOT COUNTY: FIVE
Betty Huang: Easton & Tilghman Elementary Schools * Barbara Zuehlke: Cordova & White Marsh.Elementary Schools* Kathy Ellis: St. Michaels Elementary
QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY: EIGHT
Georgette Toews: Matapeake & Grasonville Elementary Schools * Judy Wolgast: Church Hill, Sudlersville, Kent Island & Bayside Elementary Schools * Amy Cummins: Kennard & Centreville Elementary Schools
WORCESTER COUNTY: FIVE
Jill Glassman: Showell Elementary School * Jill Glassman & Kathy Gibson: Snow Hill Elementary School
Kathy Gibson: Pocomoke & Ocean City Elementary Schools * Buckingham Elementary School
34 SCHOOLS!!!!! GREAT JOB
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.”