The Frederick County Art Association (FCAA) is a not-for-profit organization committed to encouraging artistic growth and exposure within its membership and to promoting community interest and participation in the visual arts. FCAA members enjoy guest speakers and opportunities for group exhibitions and social events. To join us, download an application. Dues are $30 from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 and $15 from July 1 through Dec, 31.

FCAA in 2017

Our winter members show was held in January at the Delaplaine.

Two TED Talk videos featuring artists discussing their work was presented at the February meeting, complete with drinks, popcorn, and candy.

Our first pop-up store hosted art, music, and poetry at Le Parc bistro in March.

On April 10, Elisabeth Vismans led a complimentary hands-on intuitive painting class.

The summer members show at Frederick Community College runs from June 10 - July 10.

There was a YArt Sale at the members meeting on June 12. Items were sold or offered for a free-will donation to the FCAA. There was also time for a "show and tell," with artists bringing in one current piece to share.

The annual picnic will be held July 15 at the home of Kitty and Bob Nalewaik.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend all members meetings. They are at 7:00 p.m. at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, Maryland.

Check out our Facebook page for details on other upcoming activities.


juryThe Frederick County Art Association has donated $1,000 to The Elizabeth Barker Delaplaine Award for Young Artists. For more information click here.

For years, our annual Student Art Awards recognized and encouraged talented Frederick County high school seniors who planned to continue their art studies.

As an organization we support The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center and are represented on its Board through the Alliance, a group of art organizations whose representatives meet regularly to be updated and to discuss the activities and concerns of the Delaplaine.