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Blanche Ames Gallery

Mary Pfister Studio Painters will mount a Holiday Show Dec 2 through Jan. 13th. The show is titled, "Artists in Residence." You will be permitted to remove artwork purchased for Holiday gift giving from the Show before the show ends. The Opening Reception is Dec 2 from 12:30pm to 2pm in the Gallery. Come and meet the many artists who are participating in this long-awaited show.

The Blanche Ames Gallery features over 100 square feet 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 Proposal Form

For 2018 Members and Friends Show Application (July and Aug 2018) Click here: Application Form for 2018 Members and Friends Art Show

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Blanche Ames Gallery Show Calendar

January 2019

Exhibit Dates Artist Medium Reception Date/Time
Dec 2 - Jan 13, 2019 Mary Pfister Studio Painters paintings Dec 2 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Jan 20 - 28 students of the Circle of Life Preschool paintings and drawings Jan 20 12:30 - 2:00 PM


Exhibit Dates Artist Medium Reception Date/Time
Feb 4 - 25 Don and Jane Dunsmore photos & ceramic tiles Feb 4 12:30 - 2:00pm
Mar 4 - 25 Potomac River Artists Guild paintings Mar 4 12:30 - 2:00pm
April 1 - 29 Arlene Wise paintings & decoupage April 1 12:30 - 2:00pm
May 6 - 27 Ron Baviello paintings May 6 12:30 - 2:00pm
June 3 - 24 Jannon Baer & Mattye Hamilton paintings June 3 12:30 - 2:00pm
July 1 - Aug 12 Members & Friends mixed July 1 11:30 - 1:00pm
Aug 19 - 26 Attic Art show and sale mixed Aug 19
Sept 2 - 30 Tom Semmes paintings Sept 9 12:30 - 2:00pm
Oct 7 - 28 Barbara Kenny paintings Oct 7 12:30 - 2:00pm
Nov 4 - 25 Friday Painters paintings & drawings Nov 4 12:30 - 2:00pm
Dec 2 - Jan 13, 2019 Mary Pfister Studio Painters paintings Dec 2 12:30 - 2:00pm
Feb 20 - 28, 2019 Circle of Life Preschool drawings and drawings from the creative and talented pre-school attendees. 12:30 - 2:00pm

(The short link to this page is frederickuu.org/gallery).