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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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2016 Blanche Ames Gallery Show Calendar

Exhibit Dates Artist Medium Reception Date/Time
January 1 - 10 Kurt Kraus Digital N/A
mid-Jan.14 - Feb.4 Special Exhibit Triptych N/A
February 7 - 28 Magic Art Quilters Fabric/Quilting February 7 12:30 - 2:00 PM
March 6 - 27 Cat Szafran Photography March 6 12:30 - 2:00 PM
April 3 - 24 Rebecca Grace Jones Acrylics April 3 12:30 - 2:00 PM
May 1 - 29 Kathy Daywalt Acrylics/Oils May 1 12:30 - 2:00 PM
June 5 - 26 Mike Austin Drawings June 5 12:00 - 2:00 PM
July 3 - Aug 14 UUCF Friends and Members Various Mediums July 3 12:00 - 2:00 PM
August 17 - Sept 1 Special Exhibit Political Cartoons by Blanche Ames N/A
September 4 - 25 Frederick County Art Assoc. Various Mediums September 4 12:30 - 2:30 PM
October 2 - 30 Barbara Kenny Oils and Acrylics October 2 12:30 - 2:00 PM
November 6 - 27 Joanne Bast Fiber Paintings November 6 12:30 - 2:00 PM
December 4 - Jan.11,2017 Beamie Young/ Erin & Lisa Photography of "Travels" December 4 12:30 - 2:00 PM

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