A Living Art Legacy
The Frederick Art Club (TFAC) in Frederick, Maryland was founded on August 24, 1897 by Miss Florence Doub and her like-minded friends. TFAC is one of our nation’s oldest art clubs. Initially a small league of women art students, it eventually evolved into a Frederick institution with the long-standing intention of teaching and practicing art, enlightening members and generating an appreciation of the value and beauty of art in the broader community.
In December, 2018, the membership endorsed an exciting new project: a public art effort to honor fashion designer and Frederick native, Claire McCardell (1905-1958). Credited with inventing American sportswear, Claire's innovative designs have uniquely defined decades of American fashion. The concept for creation of a bronze sculpture of Claire has been met with overwhelming enthusiasm. Find out more here. Click here to read about the Claire McCardell Project.
120 Years Young
The club celebrated its 120th anniversary in September, 2017 with a gala reception and exhibit of the club's artifacts and artworks. Today, The Frederick Art Club has 90+ members who either create art or simply enjoy it. We meet monthly for educational programming as well as visit regional art exhibitions to continue our mission to inform, celebrate, and promote the arts. As a philanthropic organization, the club also sponsors post-secondary art scholarships for Frederick County students.
The Frederick Art Club Executive Committee
President, Marilyn Bagel
1st Vice President, Pam Robey
2nd Vice President/Programs, Audrey Farnsworth
3rd Vice President/Travel, Connie Schlee
Recording Secretary, Claire Kondig
Corresponding Secretary, Carol Gutwalt
Treasurer, Barbara Maghan
Assistant Treasurer, Molly Wilson
Historian, Claudia (Corky) Hart
Membership Chair, Vicki Glenn
Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs, Dale Dowling, Carolyn Greiner
Past President, Dale Dowling
Claire McCardell Project Chairperson, Linda Moran