Engaging Luncheon

The Frederick Art Club's luncheon programs take place on the second Thursday at the Delaplaine Arts Center during the months of September, October, November, December, March, April, May and June. We also plan social events throughout the year, including those months when we don't hold our luncheon meetings.    

2019-2020 PROGRAMS

September 12, 2019
Edith Mayo, Curator Emeritus, Smithsonian, and board member, Turning Point Suffrage Memorial The Best Kept Secret in America How Women procured the Right to Vote


October 10, 2019
Lea Allen, Architect The Art in Architecture A perspective on art in architecture


November 14, 2019
Lisa Mroszczyk Murphy, Historic Preservation Planner, City of Frederick Preserving the Past History and purpose of historic preservation and
its importance to Frederick


December 12, 2019
Adam Booth, storyteller, musician, founder, the Speak Story Series Born and Raised in West Virginia A blend of folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary West Virginia


Plus our Holiday Luncheon

March 12, 2020

Suzanne Beal, Director, Playwright, and Professor of English, and TFAC member.  The Story Circle Technique Explained and Performed.

2018-2019 PROGRAMS

September 13, 2018

Chris Haugh, Community Relations and Historical Preservation Manager, Mount Olivet Cemetery.

“The Mount Olivet Cemetery as Part of the 19th Century Garden Cemetery Movementand Its Connection to the Arts”


October 11, 2018 

Doris Ligon, Founder and Director, The African Art Museum of Maryland, Fulton, MD.  “Understanding African Art, Its History and Contributions”

November 8, 2018 

Edie Mayo, Curator, collector, writer, and preservationist. “The Art of Curating⸺an Emphasis on the Smithsonian Exhibit of the First Ladies” 

December 13, 2018 

Susan Avis Murphy, award-winning artist and studio art teacher.

“Using Adobe Photoshop as an Aid to Painting” Plus Holiday Luncheon 
and Special Program


2019 Spring Programs


March 14, 2019 


Ory Webster and Steven Jeweler, owners of ORYCustom Floral Design.

“Representation and Symbolism of Flowers in Paintings and Arrangements”

April 11, 2019  

Glen Kessler, internationally collected, award-winning artist, and 
founder of The Compass Atelier, Rockville, MD. “A Deeper Understanding of the Impressionistic Era”

May 9, 2019  

Deborah Waugh, Scotland native and House Coordinator and Historian of Green Springs Gardens, Alexandria, VA.  “Beatrix Ferrand⸺Her Life and Art as a Garden Designer”

June 13, 2019 
Annual Member Picnic

Our official inauguration of summer begins with our members only “just plain fun” get-together luncheon at Audrey Farnsworth’s house from noon-2:00 pm. No program.  No agenda. Just the enjoyment of her warm hospitality, lovely home, and wrap around porch!  Thank you, Audrey! A great time to catch up with members you haven’t seen recently, especially our 21 new members who joined The Frederick Art Club this year!


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