“Local Color” Show Entry Deadline is April 22, 2013

Local Color 5510 (400 x 386)Monday, April 22 is the deadline to enter the 7th Annual Local Color Art Show and Sale. Local Color will be held at the Tidewater Inn, located at 101 E. Dover St. in historic downtown Easton, from Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21. Local Color is sponsored by the Working Artists Forum, and is a primary component of the 9th Annual Plein Air–Easton! Competition & Arts Festival, to be held July 15-21, 2013. Local Color includes paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel. Local Color is a juried and judged show open exclusively to artists residing on the Delmarva Peninsula (Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) and to members of the Working Artists Forum.

Local Color features the best work of local artists in studio finished paintings depicting any subject matter. The list of accepted artists will be announced June 1. The entry juror is Eric Bowman, Second Place winner in Plein Air–Easton! 2012.

The awards judge will be Hiu Lai Chong, winner of the 2012 Plein Air–Easton! Grand Prize. Awards will be presented at a Judge’s Presentation and Reception on Friday, July 19, from 12-1pm. Cash awards will be given for Best in Show and three Awards of Excellence. Selected artists will have the opportunity to paint and sell their work in the vicinity of the Tidewater Inn during the Local Color Show.

Plein Air–Easton! is the work of the Avalon Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide diversified arts and educational programs that improve the quality of life in the Mid-Shore region. The Plein Air–Easton! Competition & Arts Festival is sponsored by the Friends of Plein Air–Easton!, the Talbot County Arts Council, corporate donors, and media sponsors. For full itinerary, artists’ information, ticket sales, and more, call 410.822.7297, email info@pleinaireaston.com or visit www.pleinaireaston.com.

The Local Color Prospectus is available at: www.workingartistsforum.com or www.pleinaireaston.com. Other Local Color dates are listed below. For more information, contact Marianne Hollis at mwhollis@goeaston.net or Nancy Thomas at 410.820.1120.

In photo: Nancy Thomas of the Working Artists Forum paints during the Local Color Art Show & Sale. The deadline to enter this year’s show is May 4. photograph courtesy of the Working Artists Forum