Friday, March 18, 2016


Paint-Outs  Sept, Oct, Nov.  2017

September 27th 
Jumbo Pumpkin Patch
6521 Holter Rd, Middletown, MD 21769  
arranged by Glenn Souders

Directions: South on RTE 15 from City of Frederick , stay in right 
lane to merge onto RTE 340. Stay on 340 till you get to the Lander Rd (Jefferson) exit. Bear to right and travel till you reach the traffic light.
Go straight through traffic light where road changes names and is now Holter R. (Farm is on this road) It is about 3 miles from traffic light to the Pumpkin Patch which is on the right.
Arrive no sooner than 9:30am.

October 4th and 11th
Pennterra Manor
12027 Pennterra Manor Ln, Thurmont, MD, 21788
Home of Barry and Monika Lucey.... arranged by Audrey Farnsworth
Please do not arrive before 9:30am

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 Woods bore 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.

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

October 18th and 25th
Shepherds Hey  

Shepherd's Hey Farm24020 Old Hundred Road (Rte. 109)
Comus, MD 20842      Arranged by Sheryl Massero

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 9:30 am.
November 1st and 8th
Mason Dixon Welcome Center
17300 Catoctin Mountain Hwy, S rte 15 , Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9254. Opens at 9:00 am   Arranged by Ed Holland

Directions: Head for Emmitsburg on rte 15 N from Frederick. 
It is approximately 28 miles from City of Frederick, You will pass  rte 140 into Emmitsburg and continue north. The Welcome Center is ahead on the left. To get there continue north to Welty Rd and take a left across the rte 15. Take another left onto Seton Ave which will bring you to rte 15 S. (watch signs for 15 S) You will take another left to get on that rd. Welcome Center will be on you right as you head south. 

Saturday, June 8, 2013


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.