Friday, March 18, 2016


Paint-Out Locations 2018   

               Members Only!.     

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

(1)  Schifferstadt Museum  ...... 1110 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD 21701
POC Jennie Russell

Directions; Rt. 15 to Rosemont Ave.Left on Rosemont.
The Museum is on the corner of Rosemont and North 2nd Street.
Bathrooms; none on site, the closest is
in the Sheetz on Rosemount across Rt. 15

Parking; down the block on 2nd Ave.If there is
nothing going on at the church across the street  you can try parking there.

Jennie is planning to make this aspecial event. If you have paintings from the Barnstormers

Event,  she'd love to display it the in the Museum.

(2) Mount Olivet:   Mount Olivet Cemetery is a cemetery in Frederick, Maryland. The cemetery is located at 515 South Market Street and is operated by the Mount Olivet Cemetery   
POC, Mr. Chris Haugh

Directions; Rt. 270 to Rt. 85 north. 2mi,;  left on Market St ( Rt. 355 ); 1mi.  The cemetery is
on the left.
Bathrooms are located in the Mausoleuand by the Info Kiosk.
Parking, is any where, but don't park on the grass. If there is an event there we may have to
park on the lot off Broadway road.

Check the web site for maps and burial

(3)Thomas Farm, Monocacy NationalBattlefield
Baker Valley Road  Frederick
POC Tracy Evans

Directions; Rt. 270 to Rt. 85 north 2mi. Left to Rt 355 Urbana Pike 1mi. right to Araby Church Road ( you will pass the Visitor's Center ) 1/4 mi. at fork bear right to Baker Valley Rd 1/4 mi. to the farm on the right.

Parking on site. No bathrooms, They are at the Visitor's Center


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.