Local Color 2024

Thursday, July 18 – Sunday, July 21
Christ Church Fellowship Hall
111 South Harrison Street
Easton, MD

Easton Plein Air Art Competition and Art Festival

Local Color Co-Chairpersons:
Doris Glovier & Maryellyn Lynott
Email:  LocalColorEaston@gmail.com

If a spot becomes available we will contact you!  

Local Color Volunteer Wait List


Local Color Art Show & Sale 

Call For Artists February 5th!

The Working Artists Forum under the auspices of the annual Plein Air Easton Competition and Arts Festival, sponsors a juried and judged art exhibit each year entitled “Local Color”.  Local Color features 2D dimensional art in various painting mediums. Eligibility to enter includes all artists residing on the Delmarva Peninsula in MD, DE or VA, as well as any member of WAF, with the exception of any artists who have been juried into the Plein Air – Easton Competition.

Awards totaling $1800

WHERE: Christ Church (South and Harrison Sts.) Easton, Maryland.

WHEN: July 18 through July 21, 2024

WHEN TO ENTER: Feb. 5 – through March 12, 2024.

HOW TO ENTER: ONLINE ONLYhttps://workingartistsforum.com/local-color/local-color-registration/

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE – No later than March 28, 2024.

2024 JUROR and JUDGE –

Judge: Charles Newman, Grand Prize Winner, 2023 Plein Air Easton

Juror: Tim Beall, Second Place Winner, 2023 Plein Air Easton

AWARDS AND OPENING – 12 noon, with reception on July 18 

Application deadline ends in

Working Artists Forum (WAF) sponsors the juried and judged art exhibit Local Color under the auspices of the annual Plein Air Easton (PAE) Competition and Arts Festival. Local Color showcases and sells art by Artists of the Delmarva Peninsula (MD, DE, VA) and WAF members who have been juried into the show.

The exhibit is open to all artists residing in the Delmarva Peninsula (MD, DE, VA) and any member of WAF, hosts of “Local Color”. Note: Artists who have been juried into PAE are not eligible to apply.

Images of your original, two-dimensional, studio or plein air completed paintings, in the mediums of acrylic, watercolor, oil, and pastels are acceptable. All artworks must have been completed within the last three years, must be original and must have a sale price of no less than $300.

Note that all paintings must be original and properly framed for the show. We reserve the right to remove paintings from the show that do not conform to the prospectus.

WAF is pleased to announce this year’s judge, Charles Newman, Grand Prize Winner of Plein Air Easton 2023. Tim Beall, Second Place Winner of Plein Air Easton 2023 is the Local Color juror selecting the artists.

The Opening Award Ceremony and Sip ‘n See, will be open to the public at Noon July 18,2024. Charles Newman will announce his award winners for the 2024 Local Color Show in the categories of: Best in Show, Award of Excellence (3), Honorable Mention (3) and describe why he chose the particular award winners. Light refreshments will be served at the ceremony including, beer, wine, and sodas.


  • Wednesday, July 17 12:20 to 2:30 pm Set Up
  • Thursday, July 18 12:00 to 6:00 pm Open to Public
  • Friday, July 19 10:00 to 6:00 pm Open to Public
  • Saturday, July 20 10:00 to 6:00 pm Open to Public
  • Sunday, July 21 12:00 to 4:00 pm Open to Public
  • Sunday, July 21 4:01 pm Strike

Demo Schedule Featuring 2023 Plein Air Easton Competition Award Winners

  • 7/18/24, Thurs – 1pm-3pm Charles Newman, 2023 Grand Prize Recipient
  • 7/18/24, Thursday – 3:30- 5:30 Tim Beall, 2023Second Place Recipient
  • 7/19/24, Friday – 1:00-3:00 Gary Tucker, 2023 Third Place Recipient
  • 7/19/24, Friday – 3:30- 5:30 Martin Geiger, 2023 Artist’s Choice Recipient
  • 7/20/24, Saturday – 3:30- 5:30 Charlie Hunter, 2023 Quick Draw Alumni Recipient

Local Color Artists 2024

list of artists


  • Judging will take place promptly on Thursday, July 18 at 9:30 – 11:30 am
  • Awards will be announced and presented with a reception to follow at 12:00 pm on July 18.
  • The following awards will be presented:
    • Best in Show – $750
    • Three Awards of Excellence -$250 each
    • Three Honorable Mention Awards -$100 each


While all reasonable care will be taken, WAF, their affiliates and assigns, are not responsible for accidents or damage to participating artists or their art. Participating artists accept all responsibility for any borrowed equipment provided by WAF, or its affiliates. WAF, the Treasurer of WAF, as well as show volunteers, assistants, their affiliates, and assigns are not responsible for any monetary losses, including but not limited to, bad checks, or declined credit cards. By participating, Artists agree to hold WAF, and its affiliates and assigns, harmless and indemnify them from any claims because of their participation.

By registering, artists agree to abide by the conditions as outlined in the prospectus.