Friday, March 18, 2016

2018 PAINT-OUT LOCATIONS AND DATES


Paint-Out Locations 2018


 April 4th and 11th ....…. Matthew Baker
 Loys Station Covered Bridge 
 13506 Old Frederick Rd, Rocky Ridge, MD

 21778

The Loys Station Covered Bridge is a multiple king post wooden covered bridge near Thurmont, Maryland. The bridge was burned by an arsonist in 1991and rebuilt using surviving framing. Google "Loys Station Covered Bridge"

Directions:
Take I-15 north to Thurmont and exit left onto East Main Street. (MD-77) go through town and veer to left just past school on your left side, staying on MD-77. (Name changes to Rocky Ridge Road)  proceed about 2.3 miles to Old Frederick Rd. Make right just after the red barn - follow road to bridge.
Area has outhouse facility and plenty of parking. Would suggest you bring drinks and food. Great place to picnic.
In 2018 all meetings start at 9am for early risers. But, since this is public area, you can arrive at sunrise and stay until dusk!
Just in case, you can email me at
swingsft@comcast.net, and I'll send you my cell # .  Matthew




April 18th and 25th ….  Bonny  Sydnor
Pennterra Manor
12027 Pennterra Manor Ln, Thurmont, MD, 21788

Home of Barry and Monika Lucey.... 
Please do not arrive before 9:00am

Directions:Take 15N and exit onto rte 2. Go straight until you pass Wegman's, pass Walmarts, go over Monocacy Bridge. Stay in left lane  (do not turn right onto 26) you will now be on  rte 194 Go past Walkersville, go pass Woodsboro and watch for 550W a left hand turn that quickly makes a right hand turn, Drive straight on 550. Pennterra Lane is first right past Clyde Young Rd.
Bathroom is in their home.

Park on grass on right side of drive way in front of Manor


May 2nd and 9th …  Devil’s Backbone  …. Deborah Richardson


May 16th and 23rd … Picnic Woods Farm, Burkittsville ….          Mary Garwood.


May 30th and June 6th … Catoctin Pottery      ….. Ann Gibson

June 13th and 20th     …. Springfield Manor …. Margaret Huddy

              July 4th is not being scheduled

June 27th and July 11th …. Surrybrooke  ….. Margaret Huddy

July 18th and 25th …..   Crown Rose  Estate   Glenn Souders

August 1st and 8th …. Kiparoo Farm  …..  Jodi O’Connell

August 15th and 22nd ….   Sherry Kemp’s Farm  …Peter Plant

August 29th and September 5th …. 6626 Jefferson Blvd,                       Braddock Heights …. Linda Zvolenski   
 
September 12th and 19th …  Catoctin Creek Farm …. Glenn                     Souders
  
September 26th and October 3rd … Sheryl Massaro
Shepherd's Hey Farm
24020 Old Hundred Road (Rte. 109)Comus, MD 20842      

Directions: Take Rte 270 and exit at 109 heading east towards Barnesville
Stay on rte 109 until you see the Farm on the right sitting way back from the road. House no. on mail box.  Turn right down long driveway. Please follow parking directions , Sheryl will be there directing you.. 
Start time is 9:00 am.
       

October 10th and October 17th  … Carroll Creek .. Ed Holland                   

 October 24th and 31st …… Historical Landmarks in Frederick          County ….. Ed Holland



         


Saturday, June 8, 2013

HISTORY OF THE FREDERICK PLEIN AIR ARTISTS (FPAA)


The genesis for the development of a structured plein air painting cluster was an outgrowth of the desire for artists to paint outdoors on a regular basis, in a safe environment and at inspirational locations. Using a model developed by Peter Plant, a public school art teacher, FPAA had it first outdoor painting session in July 13, 2011 at PennTerra, the farm of Barry and Monika Lucey. Since then they have painted each Wednesday, weather permitting, through November and starting up again the spring. The membership since that time has doubled and continues to grow. Presently 76 artists have signed on. It is the magic of the experience; of capturing the mood of the atmosphere, the dancing of the clouds or the brilliance of the light that brings these artists together.  It is the discussions of style, techniques and approaches that inspires and expands the knowledge of all. There is the camaraderie that emerges as the members joke about the challenges of painting outdoors and become acquainted with each other over a cup of coffee or lunch.  An ultimately there is the shared joy when someone sells their work. FPAA has surpassed its original purpose of forming a cluster, it is now a community of supportive artists who struggle at times, who are always challenged and frequently get it right.