BarnStormers Tour 2011, Frederick County Landmarks Foundation, en plein air artists, history,

Barnstormers Tour

The 2011 Barnstormers Tour of the “Barns of Glade Valley”, sponsored by the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation, was held on Saturday June 18th and was quite successful with reports of over 500 attendees. The weather was nice, if a little humid, and the selection of barns on the tour was varied and eclectic. Visitors enjoyed a guided tour of the historic structures along with an opportunity to observe en plein air artists demonstrating their artistic talents at each site. The closing reception / art exhibit was held in Walkersville and was also quite well attended.

Below are some of the images created during the day.

Dawn Blount Walker, Artist, Cynthia A. Poole, pastels, photography, farm, barn, barn converted to house, rural,

Cindy Poole and Artist Dawn Blount Walker share a laugh while talking about an art piece Dawn is creating during the event.

en plein air, farm, bucolic, art, rural,
















A bucolic scene at one of the many tour stops.






antique, horse drawn sleigh, transportation, historic,
Horse drawn sleighs inside one of the barns.


bicycle, flower garden, 2011, BarnStormers Tour, Frederick County, MD
You never know what you might find in a flower garden

2011, BarnStormers Tour, Frederick County, MD 2011, BarnStormers Tour, Frederick County, MD
Discussing barn construction with the docents and taking a break while watching the Artists at work.

historic home, 1700s, brick, Woodsboro, MD, Colonel Joseph Woods, Woods Mill Farm, National Historic Register, Georgian style Manor House, built 1770,
A postcard-like view of the historic 1770s Colonel Joseph Woods home seen during the BarnStormers Tour. Colonel Woods founded Woodsberry (now Woodsboro), MD

Rebecca Jackson, artist, en plein air, Meadow Creek Fram, Woodsboro, MD








Artist Rebecca Jackson with her en plein air artwork created at Meadow Creek Farm near Woodsboro, MD.

















historic barn, ventilation, brick stone, construction, historic barn, ventilation, brick stone, construction,
A couple of examples of the various building materials used and the methods of providing
ventilation inside a barn.

Diamond T truck, antique, rust, photographer, tripod,








Friend and fellow photographer Noah Jefferson setting up to photograph an old “Diamond T” brand truck at Oak Spring Farm.







BarnStormers Tour, 2011, art exhibit, Walker farm, Walkersville, MD, BarnStormers Tour, 2011, art exhibit, Walker farm, Walkersville, MD,

BarnStormers Tour, 2011, art exhibit, Walker farm, Walkersville, MD, BarnStormers Tour, 2011, art exhibit, Walker farm, Walkersville, MD,

acoustic music, guitar, keyboard, banjo,
Some scenes from the Art exhibit / closing reception.


Artists, en plien air, Rebecca Jackson, Claire Carnell, Deborah Richardson


After a day of standing in the hot sun creating en plein air works local Artist Rebecca Jackson (l), Pennsylvania Artist Claire Carnell (c), and local Artist Debbie Richardson (r) enjoy the cool indoor shade of the Barnstormers Tour’s art exhibit / sale and closing reception.


All photographs © Russell C. Poole





See you at the 2012 Barnstormers Tour!