If you missed the Annual Meeting webinar on November 13, 2021, you can still view reports by the Board President, Treasurer, and senior staff!

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Thank You!

On behalf of the membership, the Board extends its deep appreciation to Molly Carlson, Julie Horton, and City of Frederick Liaison Roger Wilson, who complete their terms and roll off the Board of Trustees on December 31. All three have served the Board and the arts center with outstanding dedication, professionalism, and enthusiasm during their tenures. We thank them and look forward to their continued participation in the year ahead!

Slate of Elected Board Members

The following slate of candidates was elected to serve two-year terms on the Board of Trustees beginning January 1, 2022.


Alison R. Cain
Edward (Ted) Delaplaine, II
Kate Kuranda
Dorothy M. Van Steinburg


Debra J. Ambush

Debra Ambush serves on the National Art Education (NAEA) Art Education Journal Executive Editorial Board, is past Chair of the NAEA affiliate Committee for Multi-Ethnic Concerns, and served as Foundations in Art and Teaching Board Representative for the South Eastern College Art Association (2007–2012). She has also served as a member of the College Board Advanced Placement Test Development Committee and a reader of the national Advanced Studio Art Exams. She currently serves on the Wesley Theological Seminary Luce Center for the Arts and Religion faculty where she develops research on the history of African American churches and iconography. Debra has spent 30+ years as a K–12 art educator and has taught undergraduate art education at Savannah College of Art and Design and the Corcoran School of Art. As an artist-researcher, she has written curatorial essays for exhibitions including Ashe to Amen, curated by Dr. Leslie King, and has peer-reviewed publications in art education, including Visual Art Journal. She is an invited panelist for the Phillips Collection as part of an upcoming symposium on the career and contributions of the late Dr. David Driskell, the premier authority on African American art. Debra resides in Ijamsville, Maryland.


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Next Annual Meeting

The Delaplaine’s next Annual Meeting will be held in November 2022. Watch this page for more information.



View or download a PDF copy of our FY20 Annual Report, or view it below. The Delaplaine’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30. Contact us with questions or for more information.



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