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.

Admission to our galleries is free!

View upcoming exhibitions here.
View links to past exhibitions here.


2021 National Juried Exhibition

Works in a variety of media
May 1–July 11

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Winners of the Exhibition Awards:

1st place:  Hannah Duggan, Misprints

2nd place:  Asha Glover, 990 Aldus St. Houseparty at Grandma Jessie’s

3rd place:  Mike Bruner, Mike do this, Mike do that, Mike don’t do that

Honorable Mention:  Sally Davies, Labyrinth of Life


The Delaplaine’s annual juried show features works by artists from around the region and the nation. Artists and artwork titles accepted into the exhibition are listed here.

About the Juror: Margaret Winslow currently live sand works in Wilmington, DE, where she is the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum. She has curated for the Neuberger Museum of Art and The Delaware Contemporary, and assisted with exhibitions for the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.


Dong Kyu Kim

Documented Identity
Fiber and mixed media
May 1–June 27

Officially Void

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Having saved paper receipts of almost every purchase made since moving to the U.S., Kim sews together these records of time and journey to reflect and identity that’s been constructed anew. By combining a technique traditional in Korea with receipts from defining moments made in America, this exhibition works to fuse the vultures and values of East and West.


Ken Beidler

Ceramic sculpture and installation
May 1–June 27

Thick as Thieves

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Named after the archeological term for trash heaps containing essential samplings of culture and life practices long gone, Middens addresses the theme of humans’ accumulation of material. By painting site-specific installation with wall sculpture in a loosely organized manner, Beidler prompts viewers to contemplate the narrative moments found within his exhibition.


Jenny Wu

Wall sculptures
May 1–June 27

A Tremendous Job

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These sculptural works utilize latex paint that has been layered, dried, and cut to reveal a cross-section of vibrant color and intricate line. Each wall sculpture comes complete with an injection of Wu’s playfully sense of humor.

Community Art Galleries

Friends Meeting School
A Quaker school in Frederick, MD, serving pre-K–12 students
Community Art Gallery | April, May

Centro Hispano
Community Outreach Gallery | May, June



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