Working Artists Forum names spring memorial show winners
Pictures will hang at TPAC through April 30
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.
“Red Edges,” a watercolor by Barbara Zuehlke, received an Award of Excellence.