The Working Artists Forum (WAF) is proud to announce their current exhibition of member artists’ work in the Selections Gallery of the Academy Art Museum. Since 1979, WAF has been a juried organization of working professional artists from diverse professions and geographic locations who meet monthly at the Museum for demonstrations, group critiques and lively discussions. Membership has grown from 13 original charter members to close to 100 members today. WAF members actively show their work on the Eastern Shore, separately and together, and have pieces in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. Members of WAF, a non-profit organization, have received numerous awards and prizes in countless competitions, and maintain a strong interest in pro bono work for the community, providing donations each year to art classes in our area schools.
This year’s Selections show judge was Lee Mills, an artist and member of the Artists’ Exchange in Rehoboth, DE. Of the 36 member works submitted for this show, 22 were juried in. The Best in Show award this year went to Linda Hall, for her watercolor, “Washday Reflections.” The judge commented on the seductive, surreal quality of this painting. “You see the wall and then the window with the reflection of the clothes line and clouds. The clothes line becomes the cloud line.” Judges’ Awards of Excellence went to Carol Argen Thomas, Nancy Thomas, and Judy Wolgast. Honorable Mentions were given to Katie Cassidy, Janet DiNapoli and Carla Huber.
The WAF exhibition in the Selections Gallery (second floor) will be up through November 29, 2015. The Academy Art Museum is located at 106 South Street in Easton. Hours of operation are Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm; Tuesday–Thursdayfrom 10 am -8 pm. Admission is $3 for non-members, children under 12 are free, Wednesdays are free for everyone. For more information, call 410-822-2787 or visit www.art-academy.org.