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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Annual Members Art Show
Click here for information and application for our 2014 Members Show (due by June 29).
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||“Men with Pens”Bob Friedenberg & Bill Lewis||Drawings||December 7 12:30-2:00pm|