Working Artists Forum
May 2 - May 25
Since 1979, Working Artists Forum has been a juried organization of working professional artists from diverse professions and geographic locations, who meet monthly for demonstrations, group critiques, and lively discussion. 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.
The work of WAF will be on display in the Main Gallery
This show is a representation of work by a group of artists known as the Working Artists Forum. Since 1979, WAF has been a juried organization of working professional artists from diverse professions and geographic locations, who meet monthly at the Academy Art Museum for demonstrations, group critiques and lively discussion. Membership has grown from 13 original charter members to 101 members today. WAF members actively show their work on the Eastern Shore, as well as across the Bay Bridge, both separately and together; they have pieces in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. Although members have received numerous awards and prizes in countless competitions and shows, a strong interest remains in pro bono work for the community, and donations are made each year to the art classes in our area schools. This year 13 schools received a 150.00 gift certificate, including 3 elementary schools in Kent County.
Patty Mowell, Curator
Patty graduated from Lycoming College with a B.A. in Art. Upon moving to Chestertown in 1979 she joined the Chestertown Arts League and has been a member of Chestertown RiverArts since it was established in 2012. In 2013 she was juried into the Working Artists Forum, (WAF). She is also a member of The Arts League Of Ocean City. Patty works primarily in watercolor, and also photography. Her subjects have included landscapes, florals, lighthouses, architecture, and wildlife. She says “I paint and photograph the things that inspire me. It’s never-ending.”
Image above: The Last Tea Bag- Pat Lang