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.


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.



Kids Like Us, a support program for youth impacted by the harmful alcohol or drug use, presents artworks by its participants.



Girl Scout Troop 37005 present a series of activism artworks addressing sexual assault.


OCT 7–29

Frank DuVal

You’ve Got Mail!
Works in a variety of media

Bison by Frank DuVal

The artwork in this exhibition displays the depth of Frank DuVal’s (1945–2021) skill as an artist continually interwoven amongst the physical evidence of his charm, his wit, and his gift of connecting with people throughout the world through his illustrated postcards.



New Life Christian School, an independent  pre-K–12 school serving Frederick County, presents artworks by its students.


NOV 4–26

Veterans Show

Works in a variety of media

Afterburner by Steve Rands (Veterans Show 2021)

This a biennial exhibition showcases artwork made by former service members of the United States military.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Veteran-artists are invited to submit one work of art for automatic entry. Artists of all skill levels and media are encouraged to participate. Visit delaplaine.org for more information. Deadline for submissions is October 8.


NOV 4–DEC 31

Chris Madden

Chasing Flies: The Satirical Art of Christopher Madden
Oil paintings

Sub Humans by Chris Madden

In the tradition of artists like Goya and Daumier with a bit of Mad magazine thrown in, Madden uses satire in his work to evoke and create dialogue about contemporary cultural constructs. The old adage, “You catch more flies using honey than vinegar,” is turned upside down to illustrate how humor can be used to present challenging concepts to the world in an accessible manner and hopefully provide a reflection of the human condition.


NOV 4–DEC 31

Cynthia Scott-Johnson

BUBBLES: Awareness is the First Step
Watercolor and mixed-media paintings

Crown Consciousness by Cynthia Scott-Johnson

Artist Cynthia Scott-Johnson’s work in this series looks at how belief, memory, imagination, and visual sensory input effect levels of perception.


NOV 4–DEC 31

Michael Douglas Jones

The Weathered Inch
Mixed-media assemblage

Above the Spires by Michael Douglas Jones

Jones’ assemblage work utilizes books, writing accoutrement, photography, and more as a metaphor of the stories we carry inside of ourselves: the books we’ve read, experiences we’ve had, and the lessons we’ve learned.


NOV 29

Celebrate Frederick Holiday Exhibition

2–D works in a variety of media

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Celebrate Frederick’s annual Holiday Art Competition, held in partnership with the Delaplaine, kicks off the Holidays in Historic Frederick annual event series. Visual artists are invited to compete for a $1,000 prize for best depiction of the spirit of Frederick during the holiday season. The winning piece will also be used for next year’s Celebrate Frederick Holidays marketing campaign. The entries selected for the exhibition will be on display at the Delaplaine for an opening reception and winner announcement on Wednesday, November 29 and throughout December. Visit the Exhibition Opportunities page at delaplaine.org for how to enter. Deadline for entries is November 11 at 4 pm.



On Our Own Frederick County, a nonprofit that providing free peer-led recovery and wellness services, presents artworks by its clients.



Scott Key Center, fostering opportunities and community involvement for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, present artworks by their clients.


DEC 2–31

Ellen Hill

Patterns of Life
Mixed media

Walk Together by Ellen Hill

This exhibition celebrates the constancy found in natural cycles and the ties that bind us to each other. The richly textured artworks are assembled from panels and fragments of carved, painted, and inked wood.


DEC 2–31

FrederickCamera Clique

Members Exhibition

Into the Fog by Valerie Dyer

For more than 30 years, the Frederick Camera Clique has dedicated itself to improving the skills of its members, who range from beginners to semi-professionals. Vote for your favorite photo during the exhibition. The Frederick Camera Clique will recognize the photo that receives the most votes as the 2023 People’s Choice Award Winner.



Maryland School for the Deaf, offering free public education to deaf and hard-of-hearing students, presents artworks by its students.



Celebrate Frederick Holiday Exhibition featuring holiday-themed works of art.