Tuesday, December 16, 2014


FOTA has been fundraising for the arts for over 35 years. Its meetings and trips are on the second Tuesday from September through June and its members invite anyone who would like to learn more about membership to contact Membership Secretary, Aileen Thomas, 410 266-8784. Or e-mail Friendsofthearts@excite.com  or write to FOTA, Box 4635, Eastport Md. 21403. Or join our blog at http://fota-friendsofthearts.blogspot.com/.







The Mitchell Gallery -- 25th Anniversary Exhibit

Our own Annette Uroskie was docent for this special view of The Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College in Annapolis.


Annette and Hydee

Tom Wallace in the 'Waiting Husband' position

FOTA's 2014 Holiday Party



FOTA Celebrates Another Year of Scholarship Fundraising

The Friends of the Arts (“FOTA”) recently held their annual holiday luncheon at the home of Clarke Van Sice. Everyone participated and enjoyed a potluck luncheon and a Yankee Swap (managed by Kathy Nevel).

Plans for the next season include a lunch at Les Folies with speaker April Nyman of the Anne Arundel County Arts Council in January; a February visit to the studio of local artist and educator, Candy Bigelow; and a sculpture tour of Washington, D.C.

On March, 18, 2015, FOTA’s 11th Cards and Games party will be held at a new location: Broadneck Evengelical Presbyterian, 235 Bay Dale Dr., Arnold MD. The proceeds from this fundraiser are applied to the FOTA Scholar program. Applications for the 2015-16 scholarships will be sent to Maryland colleges in January 2015. Full-time art students who live in Anne Arundel County are urged to contact Fotascholar@gmail.com for full details. Two $3,000 scholarships will be awarded.

FOTA has been fundraising for the arts for over 35 years. Its meetings and trips are on the second Tuesday from September through June. We invite anyone who would like to join or to learn more about membership to contact Membership Secretary, Aileen Thomas at 410 266-8784, e-mail Friendsofthearts@excite.com, or write FOTA, P. O. Box 4635, Eastport, MD, 21403. Visit our blog, fota-friendsofthearts.blogspot. 


FOTA President, Jeanne Shaw of Annapolis; Friend and Keeper of the Name Tags, Barbara Myers, Arnold



FOTA Founder and Membership Secretary, Aileen Thomas; Guest Betty Anne Jeffrey; Treasurer Annette Uroskie; Friend Darlene Hansen, all of Annapolis



Friends Mary Melvin, Annapolis; Ellenor Alvarez, Arnold; Grace Stark, Annapolis; and Vice-President and Name Tag Designer Joan Machinchick, of Arnold.



Recording Secretary Dinah Little; Guest Jane Riley, both of Annapolis; Friend Mary Ellen McGrath, Riva; Kathy Nevel, Annapolis

More of Josie's Works




Our Josie Thoms is an Artist of Note


Here's the first page of the "Wareham Courier" article. It seems that people kept finding large pieces of canvas that unlocked Josie's creative juices.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

FOTA Visits The Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College

Our own Annette Uroskie was docent for the special 25th anniversary of The Mitchell


Annette and Hydee Schaller

Tom Wallace assumes the "Husband Waiting" position

Monday, September 29, 2014

More shots Yvette sent--Thanks.

Ashley makes her presentation

Ashley, Jeanne and Yvette

Yvette shows portraits