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Blanche Ames Gallery

The Blanche Ames Gallery features over 100 of art exhibition space in two light-filled hallways within the UUCF building. The gallery's name was chosen because Blanche Ames (1878-1969) was an exceptional Unitarian, a leader who serves as an inspiration to us today. With her minutely observed drawings and etchings she illustrated her husband's 7-volume treatise on orchids. Ames' endeavors extended beyond art. She was a feminist, a leader in civic and charitable affairs, an inventor, an engineer, and an author. An extensive biographical sketch can be found by clicking on Blanche Ames.


The Gallery is open to the public on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and during 9-5 business hours Tuesday through Friday. Please call 301-473-7680 before visiting on weekdays to assure that the building is open. You may also visit by appointment at other times by calling that number, or via email to office@frederickuu dot org.


Artists working in any media that can be wall hung are invited to propose a show. For additional information on how to apply, go to Artists Application for the Blanche Ames Gallery. We schedule ten art shows each year, with an art reception on the first Sunday of each show. All shows last for one month except July and December, which are six-week shows. The Visual Arts Committee plans, schedules and executes all art exhibits at UUCF. The Blanche Ames Gallery email address is gallery@frederickuu dot org. Artists interested in showing their work are required to submit to the office at UUCF a completed application. Please download the Artists Application for the Blanche Ames Gallery

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2015 Blanche Ames Gallery Show Calendar

Exhibit Dates Artist Medium Reception Date/Time
Dec. 1- Jan. 11, Men With Pens Drawings N/A 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Jan. 25 - Feb. 22 Shelly Lee Marie Oils, acrylics February 1 12:30 - 2:00 PM
March 1 - 29 UUCF Children and Youth Mixed Media March 1 12:30 - 2:00 PM
April 5 - 26 Carolyn Marino Photography April 5 12:30 - 2:00 PM
May 3 - 31 Dorothea Barrick Acrylics May 3 12:30-2:00pm
June 7 - 28 Carol Foerster Pencil Drawings June 7 12:30-2:00pm
July 5 - Aug. 16 UUCF Friends and Members Mixed Media July 5 12:30-2:00pm
August 2014 (Continuation of UUCF Show) Mixed Media  
September 6 - 27 Friday Painters Mixed September 6 12:30-2:00pm
October 11 - 25 Mary Klotz Triaxial Weaving & Zentangles October 11 12:30-2:00pm
November 1 - 29 Ron Richard Baviello Acrylics November 1 12:30-2:00pm
December 6 - Jan. 2016 Kurt Kraus Digital Art December 6 12:30-2:00pm