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The Frederick County Art Association celebrates its members' diverse interest in the visual arts. Artists from students to casual recreational painters, emerging artists to skilled professionals come together to show their latest work in a wide variety of styles and media. Oil and acrylic paintings are presented along with drawings, watercolors, photographs, ceramics, collage, mixed media, and conceptual paper constructions. From traditional to contemporary and representational to abstract, members share their unique visions.


MEMBERS SHOW AT THE DELAPLAINE, JANUARY 2017

Winners

After a career as a research physicist, the well-named Gary Carver now creates stylized birds with hand-held power tools. Besides capturing the essentials of each bird, his work focuses on the qualities of the wood: color, grain, and even its defects.

His sculpture, "Chestnut Sided Nuthatches," earned second place at this year’s Frederick County Art Association Members Exhibit at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. The piece features several birds perched on a reclaimed pegged corner beam. Carver explains that although you wouldn’t find that many nuthatches on a beam that size, their positions are accurate. The agile birds often forage sideways and upside down.

Mick Williams is another FCAA member with an eye for detail. Like last year, he took first place in the show. This time his watercolor “Unfinished; Reina” received the honor.

Grace Newcomer was another top winner. She earned third place for her pastel drawing “Chelsea.”

There are 85 pieces by 62 artists in the show. Ginger Moser-Morse, a 40-year art educator for the Montgomery County Public Schools, was the juror. She said it was difficult choosing the winners and that many of the entries sang to her. She ended up awarding 10 Honorable Mentions. They went to Michalina Eisenberg for “Little Miss Muffet,” Linda Agar-Hendrix for “Chai Drinkers/ India,” Janet Arsenault for “Creek Under Cover” Joan Gillett for “Seasonal Bird Box,” Jeffrey Human for “Moonlight Gets in My Eyes,” Karen Peacock for “Bronze Age,” Deborah Lovelace Richardson for “Peace and Plenty,” John Kuhn for “Boulder Beach in Arcadia at Sunrise,” Stephanie Torres for “Shab Row Blooms,” and P. Annie Cummins for “American Idle Time.”

Attendees of the January 7 opening reception got a chance to play juror when it came time to pick the People’s Choice award. Ratha Soumphontphakdy received the most votes for her monumental oil painting, “Wall of Angkor.”

Show chairman, Peter Plant, had help from members including Karen Richey, Linda Agar-Hendrix, Elayne Rogge, Ann Cummins, Tess Rollins, Mickey Eisenberg, Ron Roos, Deb Richardson, Don and Jane Dunsmore, Bob Dawson, Joy Boudreaux, Linda Zvolenski, Bonny Snydor, Jean Frank, Ratha Soumphontphakdy, Glenn Souders, and Margaret Huddy.


MEMBERS SHOW AT THE DELAPLAINE, JANUARY 2016

Winners

Juror: Wendell Poindexter Chair: Ron Roos


A few weeks ago Wendell Poindexter made some tough decisions. The professor and art department program manager at Frederick Community College had the task of judging the Frederick County Art Association’s Members Exhibit at the Delaplaine Center. From 68 entries including painting, photography, ceramics, mixed media, and printmaking, he selected 5 works to receive prizes.

Bruce Woodward received Best in Show for his watercolor, “The Grouse Hill.”

Another watercolor, “The Tool Shed and The Greenhouse,” earned First Place. That honor went to Mick Williams.

Deborah Lovelace Richardson’s, “Hill Street, Ellicott City” came in at Second Place.

Third Place went to Peter Plant, for his colored pencil drawing, “Florida Adirondack Chair.”

As Poindexter noted, “ That’s a medium you don’t see much.”

There were two Honorable Mentions: Emily Sloviko’s oil painting, “Executive Branch,” and Edward Holland’s watercolor, “Orchard Reflection.”

Ron Baviello’s colorful acrylic painting, “Caught in the act of Growing Old – Self Portrait,” resonated with many of us at the January 2 reception. So much so that he walked away from the celebration with the People’s Choice Award.

Rounding out the show were works by Linda Agar-Hendrix, Constance Balukoff, Ellen Beck, Christine Conko, P. Ann Cummins, Lou DiPasquale, Richard Drehmer, Jane Dunsmore, Don Dunsmore, Jean Frank, Sonia Gadra, Linda Goddard, Nancy Heindl, Edward Holland, Lynn Hotes, Jeffrey Human, Rebecca Jackson, Noralie Katsu, John Katsu, Barbara Kenny, Jan McIntyre Lamb, William Lukens, Sheryl Massaro, Kathleen Nalewaik, Robert Nalewaik, Grace Newcomer, Karen Peacock, Cindy Poole, Russell Poole, Steven Poole, Karen Richey, Elayne Rogge, Tess Rollins, Ron Roos, Glenn Souders, Ratha Soumphontphakdy, Cindy Stegle, Bruce Woodward, and Linda Zvolenski.


MEMBERS SHOW AT THE DELAPLAINE, JANUARY 2015

Delaplaine


Juror: Stephen Walker. For more photos, visit The Delaplaine Flicker page.


MEMBERS SHOW AT THE DELAPLAINE, JANUARY 2014

Juror: Stephen Walker

Congratulations to all the winners! They are:

First Place, Emily Sloviko, On the Red Carpet (oil)

Second Place, Nancy McLoughlin, Earth Energy #1 (ink)

Third Place, Audrey Farnsworth, White Impressions (oil)

Honorable Mention, Richard Drehmer, Middletown Winter (oil)

Honorable Mention, Kristen Simanek, The Garden Flutist (oil)

Honorable Mention, Deborah Lovelace Richardson, Hazy Morning, Brunswick (oil)

Honorable Mention, Ron Roos, Acorn (Stoneware with photo transfer)

For more about the show, read the newspaper article.


MEMBERS SHOW AT THE DELAPLAINE, JANUARY 2013

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Winners

Exhibit Committee: Craig Cavin, Bill O'Donnell, Jayma Kessing, Diane Seiberich

Juror: Susan Williamson, Curator at Carroll County Arts Council



First Place, Karen Peacock,Simplicity (mixed media)

Second Place, Jan McIntyre, Dusk (oil on panel)

Third Place, Linda Agar-Hendrix, Autumn Mosaic (ceramic with photo transfer)

People’s Choice, Sonia Gadra, Grisaille (panel)

Honorable Mention, Elza Dima, A Walk in the Woods (acrylic)

Honorable Mention, Peter Plant, Glaggett Center (acrylic)

Honorable Mention, Cindy Stegle, Looking Outward, Looking Inward (photography)

Honorable Mention, Mick Williams, Don't Fade Away (watercolor)




2012 FREDERICK FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

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Volunteers Coloring Book


MEMBERS SHOW AT THE DELAPLAINE, JANUARY 2012

Winners

Peter Plant, Exhibit Chair.

Congratulations to all the winners!


First Place, Craig Calvin,Thoughts of Spring (acrylic)

People’s Choice, Rachel Briner,Fire and Ice (oil on canvas)
(Rachel was a 2010 Student Award Winner.)

Second Place, Kristin Simanek, Neighbors (oil)

Third Place, Max Wingerd, Dilemma (oil)

Honorable Mention, Kathleen Nalewaik, A Winter Plane (photograph)

Honorable Mention, Jane Dunsmore, Classical man (ceramic with wax)

Honorable Mention, C. Alexander Clay, digital Print (photograph)

Honorable Mention, Glen Souders, The Buggy Passenger (oil)


2011 FALL MEMBERS SHOW, MARY PFISTER STUDIO GALLERY

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Photograph courtesy of Maryann Pranulus


MEMBERS SHOW AT THE DELAPLAINE, FEBRUARY 2011

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Photographs courtesy of the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center

The reception for the Frederick County Art Association Winter Members Show was held on February 5. The winners were: People’s Choice, Patrick Hiatt, Snowmobile (oil on gessoed panel); First Place, Karen Peacock,Coming in Colors (mixed media); Second Place, Mick Williams, Long Walk to Market (watercolor); Third Place, Jane Dunsmore, Persephone (ceramic sculpture); Honorable Mention, Eugene Ganssle, Scoping Things Out (oil on canvas); Honorable Mention, Robert Nalewaik, Vortex (photograph); Honorable Mention, Beverly Reidinger, Touch of Red (recycled paper).