Tuesday Art Cafe

We are a small group of artists who met through the York Art Association  and who for several years met almost every Tuesday at Rita's farm.  Those of us who did not know Rita already, met her through mentoring workshops with Phyllis Disher Fredericks at the Art Association.  Through the workshops we learned to support and critique each other.  As a result, we work in our studios more consistently and exhibit regularly.

As of 2015, Rita moved from the farm, but the farm still lives in us and we still meet as a group once a month to share what we're working on, visit galleries, talk about art and nurture each other.  Can't tell you how happy I am to have the farm as a touchstone and also as a visual library, thanks to the many photographs and paintings we have all created.  I created a Blurb book entitled Art at the Farm which you can preview here .  In 2016, I will include some of those photos on this page.

Rita and the quilt she made for her grandson.

I painted this scene

Me and Willy (photo by Rita)


  1. beautiful photos - can see why you are so inspired. looks a lot like New England farm country where I grew up and went to college. Such a peaceful simple feel - restful. We had a horse similar to Willie called Monte - a trail horse that continually knocked down rails and traveled all over the neighborhood and beyond always looking for trouble - spent hours lounging him to keep him from not being bored. He never got the peacefulness of the pasture.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. I know what you mean, Kathie. I went to high school in a small town surrounded by farm land. Rita's farm evokes so many happy memories. I will tell her about Monte and she will smile.