FCPAP is a group of enthusiastic and dedicated plein air painters based on the First Coast (Northeast Florida/Southeast Georgia). “Plein air is defined as a style of painting produced out of doors in natural light.”
The purpose of this group is to maintain a strong and active membership, gain sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, build mutually beneficial relationships with other art and plein air groups, and foster plein air painting on the First Coast.
A Snapshot of FCPAP
We are a promising and quickly growing plein air painting organization that enjoy creating out of doors. Known throughout northeast Florida for paint outs and our juried exhibits, we support community organizations with demonstrations and fundraising. Our members share a special camaraderie for the visual arts.
Example of our shows/events from 2021
1-2 Paint-outs monthly except December.
May – Brush with Nature at the Arboretum, fundraiser opportunity to sell.
May – Painting and sales at the Jacksonville Zoo.
June -La Primavera en Plein Air show at St. Augustine Art Association.
June – Art at the farm at Celestial Farms. Paint-out and sales opportunity.
July-August – JCA (Jewish Community Alliance) show.
September – December – Thrasher Horne Show.
2021-2022 Board Members
- Lori Ann Sweet, President
- Laura Hizer, Vice-President
- Ken Hizer, Treasurer
- Bronwen Chandler, Secretary
- Stephen Dunn, Past President
- Chris Flagg
- Lynn McClow
- Susan Stutsman
- Carron Wedlund
We are emerging and professional artists from across the globe with a common interest, painting in PLEIN AIR. We use different mediums, have different perspectives, and are visual storytellers; capturing light, mood and atmosphere.
Currently accepting members.
3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.
We are holding our general meetings via Zoom for the foreseeable future. Members in good standing will receive emails with the meeting ID and password.