The Working Artists Forum Opens Eleventh Annual Show at Heron Point

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“Sunbathers,” watercolor by Patty Mowell

On Thursday, June 1, The Working Artists Forum will open their Eleventh Annual Show at Heron Point in Chestertown.  Visitors and residents of Heron Point are invited to view original works of art created from the various perspectives of the members of The Working Artists Forum.  Heron Point has graciously hosted WAF shows since June, 2007.  WAF members’ work in this show will be displayed in a variety of fine art mediums, including watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, printmaking and mixed media.

Last Light, oil by Nancy Thomas

Hillside in Summer-Umbria, pastel  by Evie Baskin

The Working Artists Forum is a non-profit organization, composed of 90 members, who meet monthly at the Academy Art Museum in Easton for informative discussions by guest artists, demonstrations and critiques.   Their work is shown in various venues throughout the year, both separately and together.  This evolving group of artists maintains its growth with new members that are juried in each September.  As a nonprofit organization, an important goal for WAF is pro-bono work within the community, including yearly donations to art classes in area schools.

Endless Tranquility by Gerry Czajkowski.

The Eleventh Annual Working Artists Forum Show at Heron Point opens on Thursday, June 1st and will remain up throughout the month of June. All work in this show is priced for sale.  Please be sure to sign in at the desk prior to viewing.  Heron Point is located at 501 East Campus Ave. in Chestertown.  For more information about The Working Artists Forum, please see their website.

 

 

Working Artists Forum Opens 10th Annual Memorial Show at Heron Point

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Best in Show, Heron Point, Patty Mowell and Teddy Johnson

“Blossoms of Spring,” Best in Show watercolor by Patty Mowell, and Teddy Johnson, Judge

On Wednesday, June 1st, the Working Artists Forum (WAF) opened their Tenth Annual Memorial Show at Heron Point in Chestertown, Maryland.  WAF is a non-profit organization of 90 working artists who meet monthly at the Academy Art Museum in Easton for lectures, critiques and demonstrations and exhibit their work in a variety of venues throughout the year.  Artist and curator Teddy Johnson judged the show this year and was on hand for the awards presentation to meet the artists and provide informative critiques for the winning works. Teddy Johnson has a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a MFA in drawing and painting from the University of Georgia, His work is exhibited in galleries in the Mid Atlantic area, Atlanta, NYC. and internationally in Italy and in Korea.  He has curated shows in Baltimore, MD and Brooklyn, NY with the Rotating History Project, which he co-founded in 2010. He is based in Baltimore, MD.

Mr. Johnson described the works in this exhibit as “presenting a vibrant and thoughtful community of artists, each with their own style and handling of drawing and painting materials.  Though largely united through their exploration of the visible world, each artist displayed their own unique voice in surface quality, texture, and approach.”  Best in Show was awarded to Patty Mowell for her watercolor painting, “Blossoms of Spring,” a work that caught his attention immediately for its “freshness and fluidity, walking a line between representation and abstraction. It shows a felt understanding of both the subject and shape, and there is a freeness of expression coupled with a wonderful contrast between the marks of the glass and bouquet.”  Three Awards of Excellence were given to Martha Holthausen for her oil, “Regal Sheltie”, Nancy Thomas for her watercolor, “Blue Danube with Fruit”, and Evie Baskin for her plein air pastel, “Morning at Poplar Grove.”  Four Honorable Mentions were also awarded to Karen Wood for her oil painting, “Marsh”, Jack Fancher for his acrylic, “Breaking Wave II,” Barbara Zuehlke for her watercolor, “Red Edges,” and Patti Lucas Hopkins for her oil, “Sally’s Garden.”

This delightful show will hang daily throughout the month of June at Heron Point and is open to the public for viewing.  Please sign in at the desk when you arrive.  Heron Point is located at 501 East Campus Avenue in Chestertown.  For more information about The Working Artists Forum, please see www.workingartistsforum.com.

Working Artists Forum Opens 9th Annual Memorial Show at Heron Point

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On Sunday, June 7th, the Working Artists Forum (WAF) opened their Ninth Annual Memorial Show at Heron Point in Chestertown, Maryland. WAF is a non-profit organization, composed of 91 member artists, who meet monthly and exhibit their work in a variety of venues throughout the year.

Best in Show winner, Patti Lucas Hopkins and her oil painting, "Pomegranate, Apple and Orange"

Best in Show winner, Patti Lucas Hopkins and her oil painting, “Pomegranate, Apple and Orange”

As judge for the show, Marcy Dunn Ramsey and was on hand during the afternoon reception to meet the artists and provide critiques for each of the winning works- a rare treat, and one that many artists rarely have a chance to hear in person.

Best in Show was awarded to Patti Lucas Hopkins for her lovely oil painting, “Pomegranate, Apple and Orange.”

Three Judges Awards of Excellence were given to the following artists: Linda Hall for her atmospheric watercolor, “Humid Morning Light,” Karen Wood for her vibrant oil painting, “Barn with Blue Doors,” and Joanne Scott for her delightful watercolor monotype, “Roses II.”

Four Honorable Mentions were also awarded: Linda Hall for her watercolor, “Amaryllis I,” Nancy Thomas for her oil painting, “Iris Fantasy,” Barbara Zuehlke for her watercolor, “By-Gones #4,” and Carol Argen Thomas for her collage, “The Red Door.”

The show will hang daily throughout the month of June. Please sign in at the desk prior to viewing. Heron Point is located at 501 East Campus Avenue in Chestertown. For more information about The Working Artists Forum, please see www.workingartistsforum.com.

Working Artists Forum Show at Heron Point, June 7

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On Saturday, June 7, 2014, the Eighth Annual Working Artists Forum Show will open at Heron Point, Chestertown, Maryland. This year’s exhibit will showcase the newest original work by member artists working in oil, watercolor, mixed media and more. The judge for this show, Christine O’Neill, is an award winning Rock Hall artist who teaches at both the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts and Kent Island Federation of the Arts. Christine is a Signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, a member of the Annapolis Watercolor Club, the National Watercolor Society and the River Arts of Chestertown.

The Working Artists Forum (WAF) is a non-profit organization, composed of more than 80 professional Eastern Shore artists, who meet monthly at the Academy Art Museum in Easton and show their work in a variety of venues, both separately and together. This evolving group of artists maintains its growth with new members that are juried in each September, and through monthly lectures in the arts, demonstrations and critiques.

There will be a reception and awards presentation on Saturday, June 7th from 1-3 p.m. The show will hang at Heron Point daily through Sunday, June 29th and is free and open to the public. Heron Point is located at 501 East Campus Avenue in Chestertown. For more information about The Working Artists Forum, please see www.workingartistsforum.com.

 “Morning in a Lavender Field” (watercolor) by Patty Mowell

“Morning in a Lavender Field” (watercolor) by Patty Mowell