Since 1979 the Frederick County Art Association has been committed to encouraging artistic growth and exposure within its membership and to promoting community interest and participation in the visual arts. The FCAA led a grassroots campaign to bring a first-class visual arts center to Frederick. The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center opened in 1986 with the help of early members of the FCAA.

Today FCAA members enjoy guest speakers and opportunities for group exhibitions and social events. The group continues to give back to the community.

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 2018

The annual members show will be held in January at the Delaplaine. An application and tags are now available. Drop off will be on Dec. 18 from noon-4:30 or on Dec. 30 from 1-4 p.m.

FCAA in 2017

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

Two TED Talk videos featuring artists discussing their work were 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 ran 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 members bringing in art to share.

The annual picnic was held July 15 at the home of Kitty and Bob Nalewaik. The company and food was great, and the weather even cooperated this year.

The September meeting featured representatives from Gallery 322, NOMA Gallery, 505 North, and Bravura Art & Framing.

The election of several critical officers will be held on November 13. Please try to make it to this important meeting! There will be a discussion of upcoming shows at the Delaplaine and at Hood college, as well the future of the club. New ideas are always welcome.

The annual holiday party and silent auction will be held in December.

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.

Beginning in 1982, 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.