WAF pro­motes art at lo­cal schools

The Kent Island Bay Times - - School -

EAS­TON — Each year, the Work­ing Artists Fo­rum hosts an an­nual art ex­hibit at the Tide­wa­ter Inn in Eas­ton called “Lo­cal Color.” This ex­hibit is held in con­junc­tion with Plein Air Eas­ton.

The juried art par­tic­i­pants in the ex­hibit show­case their art for sale through­out the week­end at the Crys­tal Ball­room of the Tide­wa­ter Inn. From the sale of art dur­ing “Lo­cal Color,” WAF is able to des­ig­nate a por­tion of pro­ceeds to ben­e­fit the sur­round­ing com­mu­nity ele­men­tary schools’ art pro­grams.

As a re­sult of Lo­cal Color 2017, WAF was pleased to help fos­ter the visual arts at area schools by pre­sent­ing gift cards val­ued at $150 each for art sup­plies from Dick­Blick.com to the schools’ art de­part­ments in six coun­ties, which in­cluded Tal­bot, Queen Anne’s, Caro­line, Kent, Dorch­ester and Worces­ter.

The Work­ing Artist Fo­rum is a group of 101 pro­fes­sional artists who are juried into mem­ber­ship, and whose mem­bers’ port­fo­lios and back­ground in paint­ing bring years of recog­ni­tion in achieve­ments and awards. In ad­di­tion, the WAF is com­mit­ted to its com­mu­nity outreach to pro­mote the arts. WAF again will host the 2018 “Lo­cal Color” from Fri­day, July 20, through Sun­day, July 22.

Visit www.workingartists fo­rum.com for more de­tails on WAF’s en­deav­ors, mem­bers and ex­hibits.

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