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.

Art Matters Artist Talks

Join us on most First Saturdays for artist talks from new exhibiting artists, 2-3 pm.

Meet the Artists

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

Past Exhibitions

View links to our Flickr albums of past exhibitions.



MAR 2–APR 28

Bettie Awards Exhibition

Works in a variety of media

Peace by Benjamin Bradford, 2023 Bettie Award Grand Prize Winner

View artworks created by local youth selected as 2024’sBettie Award Winners, who will be announced on Facebook on February 10. Join us at the Delaplaine on March 2 at 2 pm when the winners are presented and the Grand Prize announced. See page 20 for more information about the annual awards program.


APR 6–28

Emerging Perspectives

Works in a variety of media

Resume and Cover Letter by Shay Overstone, 2023 Emerging Perspectives Grand Prize Award Winner

This annual juried exhibition highlights young adult artists at the outset of their creative endeavors.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Ryan Lauterio is an artist, curator, the Assistant Professor in the Art Foundation Program at Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Director of Shockoe Artspace in Richmond, VA. Lauterio’s work has been published in New American Paintings, Beautiful/Decay, Sick of the Radio, and Image Journal. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.


APR 6–28

Delaplaine Faculty Show

Works in a variety of media

The Sweet Sixteen by David Modler

A showcase of the talents of those who teach at The Delaplaine Arts Center, including painters, metalsmiths, photographers, sculptors, and more.



Frederick County Public Schools Youth Art Month Unified Exhibition



Friends Meeting School, an independent school in Ijamsville, MD, serving K12 students



National Juried Exhibition

Works in a variety of media

Memory Window by Tani Teixeira, 2023 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: Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah is an arts administrator, exhibition producer, curator, and researcher working in Washington, DC. She is currently the Director of Programs at the Qatar America Institute for Culture, where she oversees exhibitions, programs, and partnerships. She has also held senior-level roles at Washington Studio School, The Fabric Workshopand Museum, Art Fraud Insights, and International Arts and Artists. She holdsa BA from George Mason University and an MA from Georgetown University, where she focused on modern and contemporary cultural production, heritage, and diplomacy.


MAY 4–JUN 30

Joe Gerlak

Explorations of Light and Shadow

Mixed media

Red Maple

Gerlak creates wall-hanging mixed-media pieces that function both as paintings and sculptures, and are informed by light and shadow as well as the subtle and fleeting occurrence of color, shape, and form over time.


MAY 4–JUN 30

Stacy Lund Levy

Painting from Life


Winter Warmth

With a love for portrait and figure drawing, as well as textures and patterns, Painting from Life is a group of watercolors painted from people and places encountered in the artist’s everyday life.


MAY 4–JUN 30

Eunice Turner

Lincoln’s Triad: A Visual Chronicle of History

Mixed media on wood

Abraham Lincoln

This series of 3–D work blends a cubist-inspired geometric sensibilitywith elements of Pop Art in depicting the life of Abraham Lincoln.



Transformative Arts Project, a nonprofit amplifying the voices of vulnerable communities



The Difference 2-17, a skills enrichment center for neurological diversity and autism



Each 1 Teach 1, a minority-led nonprofit offering coping skills to youth and their families