For seventeen years, Firnew Farm has been the home to a group of artists who meet once a week to work together, review, and critique one another’s work. The group consists of nearly 40 phenomenally inquiring and productive artists, representing 10 counties in Virginia, working in varied media: watercolor, acrylic, oil, photography, mixed media, pottery and jewelry making.

Traditionally the Firnew Farm Artists Circle hosts two shows each year, our Annual Spring Show in May at Firnew Farm in The Barn Gallery and Silo and our Annual Fall Show at the Woodberry Forest School in the Walker Fine Arts Center in September and October. The Covid pandemic has canceled these events for 2020, but made possible opening the door to Plein Air Art on the beautiful grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier.

James Madison's Montpelier is pleased to welcome the Firnew Farm Artists Circle the first Thursday of the month during the summer. Visitors to Montpelier will have the opportunity to watch artists at work while social distancing of course. You may stumble along a painter in the field, a photographer capturing nature in its glory, or the unfolding story being revealed by the archaeological dig being creatively expressed. Tintype photography, common during James Madison’s day, can also be experienced. 

Please come out and join us!

An Artists’ Reception will be held on August 6, 2020. More details to follow.