Work­ing Artists Fo­rum names spring me­mo­rial show win­ners

Pic­tures will hang at TPAC through April 30

Record Observer - - Arts & Entertainment -

WYE MILLS — On April 4, the Work­ing Artists Fo­rum opened its Spring Me­mo­rial Show at the Todd Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter at Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege, ex­hibit­ing a wide va­ri­ety of works in oil, acrylic, pas­tel, wa­ter­color and mixed me­dia.

Carol Lee Thomp­son, the judge for this year’s show, awarded Best in Show to Jeanne Sauls­bury for her oil paint­ing, “Pick­ing on the Porch.” The judge was struck by the “good ar­range­ment that moves the viewer around; the place­ment of Old Bay as cen­ter of in­ter­est; the use of color har­mony, and a nice paint qual­ity.”

Three Awards of Ex­cel­lence were be­stowed as well. Of them, Sandy Alenko was awarded for her wa­ter­color, “Zelda”, which the judge ap­pre­ci­ated for its com­po­si­tion, tech­nique, and color har­mony. Bar­bara Zuehlke was also awarded for her wa­ter­color, “Red Edges,” for an ex­cel­lent sense of de­sign and good botan­i­cal anatomy. In ad­di­tion, an Award of Ex­cel­lence was given to Mar­i­anne Kost for her wa­ter­color, “Cel­e­bra­tion,” for her use of color and por­trayal of night and fire­works – “a fun con­cept.”

In ad­di­tion to the above, three honor­able men­tions were awarded to the fol­low­ing artists: Patty Mow­ell for her wa­ter­color, “Blos­soms of Spring,” Donna Win­ter­ling for her wa­ter­color, “Osprey Nest” and Patti Lu­cas Hop­kins for her oil paint­ing, “Sally’s Gar­den.”

This show is free and is open to the pub­lic un­til Satur­day, April 30. Doors are open week­days and dur­ing spe­cially sched­uled per­for­mances.

The Work­ing Artists Fo­rum is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion of 91 pro­fes­sional artists on the East­ern Shore, who meet monthly at the Academy Art Mu­seum in Eas­ton. Mem­ber­ship is es­tab­lished by a jury com­posed of fel­low artists.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

“Red Edges,” a wa­ter­color by Bar­bara Zuehlke, re­ceived an Award of Ex­cel­lence.

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