The French Creek Art Colony began as a small plein air group organized in 2000 to piant coastal towns, farms, public/private gardens and historic sites.
It became the French Creek Art Colony (FCAC) in 2006 when this group began painting together at the founder's 1717 farm on French Creek. Over the years, additional artists were invited to join. All the artists paint, lunch, and gather together as much as they can throughout the year. Working in oils, transparent watercolors, acrylics and pastels, the artists meet at the invitation of gracious landowners and spend from one to four days at each location painting en plein air and capturing nature's incredible light on paper or canvas. Some artists finish their work en plein air; others finish their plein air start in the studio, or create a different, perhaps larger work from a small plein air painting. Beginning with that farm and the historic French Creek Valley, the FCAC artists, painting singly, in pairs, in small numbers or as a group, have expanded their plein air travels to other oarts of this country and the world. They are always returning to the French Creek valley to gather together in fellowship, to piant, share ideas and information, and to celebrate and support each artist's individuality.
Come enjoy the fruits of their labors in this joyous celebration of their beautiful art!
Free of charge. All are welcome.