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.



Frederick County Art Association

Members Exhibition

Work in a variety of media
Jan. 3-Jan. 30

“Night Moves” by Mary Scire

The annual FCAA exhibition features artworks in a variety of media, including paintings, photography, mixed media, drawings, collages, ceramics, and sculpture from their approximately 100 members, who range from casual painters to full-time professionals. Vote for your favorite piece at the front desk; the artwork with the most votes will receive the People’s Choice Award!


Tinam Valk


Mixed Media
Jan. 3-Feb. 27

“Storm at Sea”

Valk utilizes a variety of subject matter, including seascapes, broken boats, and the natural world and textural layering to explore ambivalence through contradictory dynamism, time, tragedy, and more.


James Connors

Cosmic Giggle

Ink Drawings

Jan. 3-30

“Only You”

Connors unveils a hand-drawn universe meticulously crafted over the last decade.  Evoking the visual language of microbiology, cartography, and meteorology, the rhythmic lines of Cosmic Giggle draws the viewers into the surface to explore. Fascinated by the emergence of life, order, and patterns out of seeming randomness, Connors invites viewers to let their eyes wander and discover, and in so doing, “co-create” new intimate realities.


Robert B. Warren

The Native Orchids of Catoctin Mountain

Dec. 4-Jan. 30

This exhibition uses the State of Maryland’s endangered and threatened orchids to explore and document the beauty of the natural ecosystem found on Catoctin Mountain.


Maria Torffield

to be or not to be

Community Outreach Gallery, January

Composed of 25 small scale bronze animal sculptures balanced on steel rods and placed on individual wooden blocks; the installation is a metaphor for our connectedness to each other.  Any movement by the viewer will set the sculptures in motion. Drawings on tracing paper suspended from the walls represent the extinct animals.  Torffield wants the viewer to imagine holding one of these animal sculptures in your hand.  What happens if these species disappear and no longer share our planet?   All we will have left of them is but a trace.

Mt. Airy Christian Academy

Student artwork

Community Art Gallery, January




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