Artists Shine at 2016 Lo­cal Color Art Show

Record Observer - - Arts -

EAS­TON — The 2016 Lo­cal Color Art Show and Com­pe­ti­tion, an an­nual event spon­sored by the Work­ing Artists Form was held from July 15 to 17 at the Tide­wa­ter Inn, in con­junc­tion with the Plein Air Eas­ton fes­ti­val.

Lo­cal Color at­tracted large crowds of art-lovers and fea­tured paint­ings by 42 pro­fes­sional artists rep­re­sent­ing the Del­marva Penin­sula. The show judge this year was Ja­son Sacran, Plein Air Eas­ton’s 2015 Grand Prize win­ner. Par­tic­i­pat­ing artists were ju­ried in by Tim Bell, PAE’s 2015 sec­ond-place win­ner.

Lo­cal Color’s Best in Show award this year went to Bar­bara Zuehlke for her paint­ing, “Kiss, Kiss #2.”

Awards of Ex­cel­lence went to Fred Craig, Sandy Alanko and Carla Hu­ber, and Honor­able Men­tions were awarded to Ca­role Bogge­mann-Peir­son, Va­lerie Sun­der­land and Sarah Stolte.

Through­out the week­end, five demon­stra­tions were given by award-win­ners of Plein Air Eas­ton’s 2015 com­pe­ti­tion, in­clud­ing Ja­son Sacran, Tim Bell, John Bran­don Sills, Neal Hughes and Hiu Lai Chong.

On Satur­day, July 16, some of the Lo­cal Color artists headed to the streets around the Tide­wa­ter Inn to paint in plein air for the Quick Draw Com­pe­ti­tion.

A draw­ing was held dur­ing Lo­cal Color to win a Caribbean cruise in 2017. The win­ner re­ceived a state­room for two aboard the Celebrity Re­flec­tion, cour­tesy of CruiseOne, along with work­shop paint-outs in Ja­maica, Grand Cay­man and Mex­ico un­der the in­struc­tion of Ja­son Saran and Hiu Lai Chong.

Pro­ceeds from Lo­cal Color help fund the Work­ing Artists Fo­rum’s ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram for el­e­men­tary school art classes in six Eastern Shore coun­ties.

WAF is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion con­sist­ing of painters work­ing in one or more medium, who meet monthly at the Academy Art Mu­seum in Eas­ton. On­line: www.workingartists­fo­rum.com

The win­ning artists and judge of this year’s Lo­cal Color Art Show are pic­tured. From left: Va­lerie Sun­der­land, Sandy Alanko, Ca­role Bogge­mann-Pier­son, Sarah Stolte, Ja­son Sacran (judge), Bar­bara Zuehlke, Fred Craig and Carla Hu­ber.

Bar­bara Zuehlke, left, is pic­tured with her Best in Show paint­ing, “Kiss, Kiss #2,” and show judge Ja­son Sacran at this year’s Lo­cal Color Art Show.

Ca­role Bogge­mann-Peri­son, right, win­ner of an Honor­able Men­tion at this year’s Lo­cal Color Art Show, is pic­tured with show judge Ja­son Sacran.

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