Friday, July 31, 2015

FOTA will celebrate 40 years of fundraising for the arts in 2016. Its meetings and trips are on the second Tuesday from September through June.

We invite anyone who would like to learn more about membership to contact Founder and Membership Secretary, Aileen Thomas, 410 266-8784. Or e-mail  or write to FOTA, Box 4635, Eastport Md. 21403. Or join our blog at Or Like Us on Facebook: Friends of the Arts--just look for the Annapolis Skyline.

May 2015 Sculpture Trip - Friend Freda Gandy Guides - Joan Dreissen Photos

Here's Freda in the Hirshorn Sculpture Garden in front of

Three-Way Piece #3 Vertebrae by Henry Moore 1968

Joan and Kenny Dreissen in front of
King and Queen by Henry Moore 1952-53    

Rock Creek Cemetery

Einstein and Hirshorn

NAS Grounds by Robert Berks

Hirshorn Entry

Hirshorn: Arnaldo Pomodoro, Sphere #1963-65

Martin Luther King Statue

FDR Sculptures

More Hirshorn

Draped Reclining Figure by Henry Moore 1952-53

Seated Yucatan Woman by Francisco Zuniga 1973

Seated Woman by Henry Moore 1956-57

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

FOTA 2015 Picnic - June 9

Dinah Little and Joan Driessen

Josie Thoms Models the Perfect Graduation Gift 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Next Fund Raiser Will Include These Fun Sun Glasses

Friend Freda Gandy hosted this fun decorating party!

Monday, March 23, 2015

The 12th Annual Cards and Games Party

The Friends of the Arts’ (“FOTA”) 12 annual cards and games party was held recently at Broadneck Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The event raised $4,530 that will be applied to the FOTA Scholar Program, now in its sixth year. Dinah Little was the Chair for this event. The committee included: Gail Olmstead; Doris Gomoljak; Jeanne Shaw; Ellenor Alvarez; Pat Brooks; Annette Uroskie; and Aileen Thomas.

FOTA thanks the following for their generous contributions: Applebee's Grill & Bar; Deep Creek Restaurant; Freda Gandy; JalapeƱos Restaurant; Kilarney House; Lures Bar & Grille; O'Loughlin's Restaurant and Pub; PF Chang's Chinese Restaurant; Port Tack, Ltd Wines & Spirits; Potbelly Sandwich Shop; Scotlaur Inn B&B; Chick & Ruth's Deli; Arlene Walsh; and all of the Friends of the Arts Members who made donations.
Upcoming FOTA events will include a May 12, 2015 bus trip to Washington, D.C. to view outdoor sculptures. By popular demand, Friend and artist Freda Gandy will lead this trip for the second time.

FOTA 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 trips or membership to contact Membership Secretary, Aileen Thomas at 410 266-8784, or e-mail

Photos by Donna F. Rhody

Friends and Greeters Sheila Perry and Freda Gandy (both of Annapolis) welcomed guests.

Scarf and purse sales were no doubt good because of this group of Friends: Vice-President Joan Machinchick; Treasurer Annette Uroskie; Friend Nancy Bennett; and Friend Joan Dreissen.

Gail Olmstead; Kitchen Volunteers Clarke Van Sice; Jane Lunney, Annapolis;
and Kitchen Chair Ellenor Alvarez, Arnold.

Phil Ryan; Friend Pat Brooks, Annapolis; Fred Paster, Arnold; and Friend Bets Ryan.

Friend Josie Thoms and Beth Clouser

Josie's table mates Sherry Powell and Phyllis Richardson
The Three Mary Ellens
With thanks to Mary Ellen McGrath

Saturday, January 3, 2015

March 18, 2015 

Broadneck Evangelical Presbyterian Church 235 Bay Dale Drive Arnold, MD 21012 Church office: 410-626-8122

Directions: From Route 50: take exit 28 onto Bay Dale Drive, church building is 1/2 mi. on the right. From Route 2: take College Parkway to right on Bay Dale Drive, church building is 1/4 mi. on the left.
FOTA CARD & GAMES PARTY March 18, 2015 11:00am-3:30pm