The Delaplaine offers five main 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 primarily features artwork created through our Community Outreach program partnerships. Galleries are open daily and admission is free.

The Delaplaine also operates three satellite galleries in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries.

Meet the Artists

Join us on most First Saturdays for new exhibition openings and meet the artists, 3–5 pm.

Past Exhibitions

View links to our Flickr albums of past exhibitions.


MAY 6–JUN 25

Michael Bruner

Mike do this, Mike do that, Mike don’t do that
Pencil and graphite drawings

Artwork by Michael Bruner

Young Artist in a Drop Dead Suit by Michael Bruner

Inspired by surrealism and memory, Bruner’s highly detailed drawings use beauty, humor, and repulsion to reflect on the complexities of identity and subliminal thoughts and emotions.


MAY 6–JUN 25

Robert Cantor

Family Album
Oil paintings

Artwork by Bob Cantor

Lawn Chair 1959 by Bob Cantor

Cantor’s paintings celebrate the peculiarities of nostalgia and memory while alluding to the way that time, technology, and consumer culture have shaped those memories and irrevocably altered the dreams and aspirations associated with them. Starting with black-and-white snapshots from his childhood, Cantor uses figures from his extensive pencil sharpener collection to replace himself and his brothers wherever they appear.


MAY 6–JUN 25

Danielle Hawk

Romancing (Im)Perfection

Artwork by Danielle Hawk

Disassembled Urn by Danielle Hawk

Hawk’s works are domestic objects stripped of their purpose. Using their function as a metaphor for productivity and social performance, their uselessness becomes a symbol of the impossibility of achieving societal calls for constant perceived perfection.



National Juried Exhibition

Works in a variety of media

Artwork by Arthur Hayes

Freud’s Dog’s Dream by Arthur Hayes, 2022 NJE First Prize Award Winner

The Delaplaine’s annual juried show features works by artists from around the region and the nation.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Foon Sham is a sculptor and professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has sawed, cut, laminated, stacked, carved, and assembled a multiplicity of soft and hard wood into organic and geometric forms from small to massive pieces. His art echoes his personal feeling to nature, disaster, and the particular environment. Born in Macao and raised in Hong Kong, Sham received a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Since 1980, he has had over 40 solo exhibitions and has participated in over 115 group exhibitions in galleries and museums in the U.S. and around the world.



Transformative Arts Project



The Frederick Center



Each 1, Teach 1, Inc.


JUL 1–AUG 27

Raymond Burns

Heavy Metal
Oil paintings

C&O Engine No. 614 by Raymond Burns

Easily mistaken as merely utilitarian and unattractive, Burns hopes to elevate the character and the beauty that exists in the form, color, and texture of railroad equipment, engines, cabooses, boxcars, and railroad structures in various states of use and decay.


JUL 1–30

Frederick County 275th Anniversary Exhibition

Work in a variety of media

In honor of the 275th anniversary of the founding of Frederick County, this invitational features works created by local and regional artists and inspired by stories from the county’s past. Presented in partnership with the Frederick County Historic Sites Consortium.


JUL 15–AUG 27

Over 70 Show

Works in a variety of media

The Horse Boy by Natalie Patricia Lasko

A signature of the Delaplaine’s Creative Aging Month, this annual exhibition celebrates local artists over age 70 and showcases a wide range of styles, techniques, and interests.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Artists of all skill levels, age 70 or older, are invited to submit one work of art in any medium. Deadline for submissions is June 30. Click here for more information.



Frederick County Home Instruction Exhibition



M&T Senior Scholarship in the Arts Show


AUG 5–27

Pat Scull

Outside-In, Inside-Out
Paintings and sculpture

Invader 2 by Pat Scull

With influences from fossils, crystals, and bones and an examination of the forced life of isolation and interruption in the pandemic, Scull’s work uses both the microscopic and telescopic resources of human perception to think about where humanity fits within the cosmos.



The Arc of Frederick County


SEP 2–OCT 29

Contemporary Innovations:Darla Jackson

This will hurt me more than it hurts you

This will hurt me more than it hurts you by Darla Jackson

Philadelphia-based sculptor Darla Jackson attempts to reverse the perception of women’s self-defense often perpetuated by popular culture or omitted completely. The exhibition will include the imaginary weapons used by popular female characters as well as some of the animal sidekicks supporting these characters in their new roles.



TAG/The Artists Gallery

Together Art Grows
Works in a variety of media

In Defense of Redheads by Colleen Clapp

Artwork in this exhibition is from the members of TAG, Frederick’s first artist-owned art gallery, which was established in 1990.


SEP 2–OCT 29

Amy Browning-Dill

Poiema, Mortality, and Resurrection
Paintings and sculpture

Red Dragonfly, Harbinger of Life by Amy Browning-Dill

The paintings and sculptures in this exhibition explore themes of death, decay, and new life through the flora and fauna of the changing seasons. They are accompanied by excerpts of poetry from Rainer Maria Rilke, David the Psalmist, and others.


SEP 2–OCT 29

Heidi Brueckner

Persona Grata
Oil and mixed media paintings

Cigars and Nails in Havana by Heidi Bruekner

Brueckner’s large-scale, figurative paintings explore themes like human nature, self-understanding, and the relationship we have to storytelling, all by utilizing expressive color and experimenting with textured surfaces.


SEP 2–OCT 29

John Petro

Snapshots from a BaltimoreCommunity on the Edge

Keshia 2015 by John Petro

This exhibition is the culmination of Petro’s project to document some of the community and culture in and around a half-mile section aroundWilkins Avenue in southwest Baltimore, MD.