Saturday, August 11, 2018

Friday, March 18, 2016


Paint-Out Locations 2018   

          Members Only!.

August 15th and 22nd
Peter Plant .... 
Sherry Kemp Farm, 7990 Serenity Ct., Frederick, MD
Located near MD-26/Liberty Rd. between Mt. Pleasant and Libertytown
Please use the rest room before coming. Sherry cannot always open her home to
From I-270:
Travel North on US 15. Take exit 17 for MD-26 E  toward Libertytown/Walkersville. 
After 2 mi., bear right to stay on MD-26 E/ Liberty Rd.  Pass through Mt. Pleasant. In
3 mi turn right onto Old Annapolis Rd.  In .4 mi turn right onto Serenity Ct. The
driveway in the center is the one to take to Sherry’s farm.
On I-70 East of Frederick/Spring Ridge area:
Exit onto MD 144. Turn onto Linganore Rd. north.  After about 3 mi. turn right onto
Gas House Pike. In 1.6 mi. turn left onto McKaig Rd. Turn right onto Old Annapolis
Rd. Turn right onto Serenity Ct. Take the center driveway for Sherry’s farm.
From New Market/I-70:
Take exit 62 for MD-75 toward Libertytown/Hyattstown. Turn onto MD-75 N/Green
Valley Rd. toward Libertytown. After 4 mi. turn left onto Old Annapolis Rd. In 1.7 mi. turn left to stay on Old Annapolis Rd. In 1.5 mi. turn left onto Serenity Ct. Take the center driveway for Sherry’s farm.

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


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.