Current Exhibits

The Delaplaine offers five galleries on two floors showcasing local, regional, and national artists. In addition, the Community Art Gallery features artworks from local schools and nonprofit organizations, and the Community Outreach Gallery features artwork created through our community outreach programs partnerships. The Delaplaine also operates three satellite galleries in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries.

Join us every First Saturday for a building-wide exhibits reception, 3-5 pm. View upcoming dates here. Admission to our galleries is free!

National Juried Exhibit
Works in a variety of media
May 4–June 16

"American Check" by Dong Kyu Kim, 2019 First Prize Award Winner

American Check by Dong Kyu Kim, 2019 First Prize Award Winner

The Delaplaine’s annual juried show features works by artists from around the region and the nation. See the full list of accepted work here.

NJE  juror Sandy Guttman is the Curatorial Assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, where she has supported projects including Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors and Yoko Ono: Four Works for Washington DC and the World. She co-founded the museum’s Accessibility Task Force, and is a founding editor of the arts and culture magazine, FWD: Museums.

Jacob Zimmerman | Distance from Dixon Avenue
Mixed-media sculpture
May 4–June 30

Spectacle 2

Spectacle 2

“…I often use the idea of a violent, but steady and abrasive, act of destruction to manipulate an object. This process-based way of working reflects my interest in the human impulse to hyper-control, build upon, and ultimately destroy the landscape.”

Steve Donegan | Garden Phase
Digitally woven textiles
May 4–June 30

Three Hands

Three Hands

“…I still wander and, as I do, I look into my garden’s foliage and consider that all of my viewpoints are happening simultaneously. The whirl of it, happening all at once, becomes my task: To channel all of these reactions into a single frame and image.”

Brenda Murphy | Flora, Fauna, & Fantasy
Mixed-media illustrations
May 4–June 30

Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna

“I’ve experimented with a variety of media and design styles over the years and also freelanced as a muralist and decorative painter of faux finishes, trompe l’oeil, and painted furniture. More recently, I’ve scaled down my work to illustrations of nature, fantasy and whimsy, and anything else that captures my imagination.”

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