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. 

​Public Art

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, Maritta Grau

Membership Chair, Vicki Glenn

Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs, Dale Dowling, Carolyn Greiner

Claire McCardell Project Chairperson, Linda Moran