Lois Engberg "For Sale"

2019 Prospectus
“Local Color” Art Show and Sale 2019 - Friday July 19, through Sunday July 21, 2019
Crystal Ballroom of the Tidewater Inn, Easton, MD
Each year Working Artists Forum  (WAF) sponsors the juried and judged art exhibit “Local Color” in support of Easton Plein Air Competition and Arts Festival. The exhibit, held in the Crystal Ballroom of the Tidewater Inn, is under the auspices of the annual Easton Plein Air Competition.  Local Color showcases and sells art by the Artists of the Delmarva Peninsula (MD, DE, VA) and WAF members that have been juried into the show.


  •  WHO?  Artists of the Delmarva Peninsula (MD, DE, VA) and WAF members are eligible
  • WHAT? Images of your best work, Studio or Plein Air Paintings
  • WHEN? Entries are being accepted online until March 20, 2019
  •  WHERE? On line at www.workingartistsforum.com, Local Color Page
  • HOW?  See below how to apply


The exhibit is open to all artists residing on the Delmarva Peninsula, (which is considered as MD, DE and VA), and any member of WAF (hosts of “Local Color”). 

Note: Participants who have been juried into the Plein Air Easton Competition are not eligible to apply.


Images of your original two-dimensional, best-work studio or plein air completed paintings, in the mediums of acrylic, watercolor, oil and pastel are acceptable. All artwork must have been completed within the last 3 years, and must have a sell price of no less than $200. Note that all paintings must be original and properly framed for the show. We reserve the right to remove paintings from the show that do not conform to the prospectus.


Local Color is juried by the digital images entered with the application.

Local Color prospectus and application process can be completed at www.workingartistsforum.com on the Local Color page.

Each applicant must enter 3 digital images for jurying (fewer or more than 3 will result in your application being returned unprocessed). Submit high quality images of your best art in a jpeg format of no less than 1MB, and no greater than 2MBThe image should be cropped to show only your art, removing any background images, clutter or frame.Name your file using your initials, title of work and number.  For example for J.D artist, title Lovely View, and image #1 (jdlovelyview1.jpg).
ENTRY FEE:  A non-refundable Entry Fee of $35 must accompany your application, paid on line through PayPal online at www.workingartistsforum.com (or option to submit a check)

DEADLINE: Applications and JPEG images must be received by March 20, 2019.
You will be notified by email no later than April 1, 2019 of your acceptance status VIA EMAIL.

General Show Information and Fees


  • ENTRY FEE:  A non-refundable Entry Fee of $35 must accompany your application ( Pay by PayPal or option to send a check)
  • HANGING FEE: There will be a non-refundable hanging fee of $25 for all accepted artists. Instructions to submit the Hanging Fee will be sent via email to all artists juried into the show.  
  • COMMISSION: A 30% commission will be charged on each sale, a portion of which Working Artists Forum uses to support the Eastern Shore elementary school art programs. 


  • Local Color is held in the Crystal Ballroom of the Tidewater Inn in Easton, MD. 
  • Each artist will have a 6’x6’ exhibit area of two single sided standard panels. Sold paintings should be replenished as needed when art is sold.
  • Participating artists will deliver and set up paintings on Friday morning, July 19, between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
  • All paintings MUST be hung and all supplies removed by 10 a.m.
  • Paintings are to be hung in an orderly fashion, leaving space between the frames.  No artist should hang fewer paintings than it takes to fill both of their provided panels.
  • No paintings should be priced lower than $200.00.
  • The show is open to the public according to the following schedule:

           Friday, July 19   - 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.    *
    Saturday, July 20     10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  *   Sunday, July 21      9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  •  All artists agree to leave work hanging until the show ends. There will be no packing or other transport materials allowed in the Crystal Ballroom until after the closing of the show at 4 p.m. Sunday.


                   Judge, Tim Bell, Grand Prize Winner, 2018 Plein Air Easton
                   Juror, Aimee Erickson, Second Place Winner, 2018 Plein Air Easton


 Judging will take place immediately following set up at 10 am, Friday, July 19th.  Awards will be announced and presented, with the reception to follow, at Noon, July 19th.   The following awards will be given



While all reasonable care will be taken, Working Artists Forum, their affiliates and assigns, are not responsible for accidents or damage to participating artists or their art.  Participating artists accept all responsibility for any borrowed equipment provided by WAF or its affiliates. WAF, the Treasurer of WAF, as well show volunteers, assistants, their affiliates and assigns are not responsible for any monetary losses, including, but not limited to, bad checks or declined credit cards.  By participating, Artists agreed to hold Working Artists Forum, and WAF’s affiliates and assigns, harmless and indemnify them from any claims as a result of their participation.

Mary Ellen Mabe "Cape Charles Beach"


Contact Pat Lang, 2019 Chairperson, by phone 410-733-5651, or by email LANGJP2013@GMAIL.COM
or Nancy Thomas by phone 410-310-5219 or email nancythomasart@gmail.com    


By registering, artists agree to abide by conditions as outlined in the Prospectus.

Nancy Mysak "Old Ships Lines"

Carole Boggeman Peirson "Day Dream"

Katie Cassidy  "Farmer's Market"



​​​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 


        Mathew Ghrist  "Crab Study #3

Fred Craig "Busy Port"

         Creating Art on Maryland's Eastern Shore