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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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2014 Blanche Ames Gallery Show Calendar

Exhibit Dates Artist Medium Reception Date/Time
Dec. 1- Jan. 20, Cam Miller (continued from Dec. 2013) Photography  
Jan. 26th - Feb. 23rd Shepherdstown Friday Painters Oils, acrylics, mixed media February 26
March 2nd - 30th UUCF Children and Youth Mixed Media March 2
April 6th - 27th Cat Szafran Photography April 6
May 4th - 25th Sunil Sukla Acrylics May 4 12:30-2:00pm
June 1st - 29th Wendell Poindexter & John Wise Paintings, Drawings, Digital Collages June 1 12:30-2:00pm
July 6th - Aug. 17th UUCF Members and Friends Mixed Media July 6 12:30-2:00pm
August 2014 (Continuation of UUCF Show) Mixed Media  
September 7th - 28th Rhoda Taylor Fiber September 7 12:30-2:00pm
October 5th - 26th Barbara Kenny Oil and Acrylics October 5th 12:30-2:00pm
November 2nd - 30th "Short Stories" (Group show) Photography November 2 12:30-2:00pm
December 7th - Jan.11th 2015 B. Lewis and B. Friedenberg Drawings December 7 12:30-2:00pm

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