Upcoming Exhibitions


Join us every First Saturday for a building-wide exhibits reception, 3-5 pm. View upcoming dates here. Admission to our galleries is free!


Frederick County Public Schools All-County Student Art Show

Works in a variety of media
March 7–29

Photograph by Carlos Lopez Garcia

This annual Youth Art Month exhibition features more than 300 2-D and 3-D artworks created by students from each public school within Frederick County.

Frederick County Public Schools Faculty Exhibit

Works in a variety of media
March 7–29

This Was Not in the Briefing! by Bill Groff

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: A salute to the FCPS educators who make Youth Art Month possible, the Delaplaine invites faculty artists to accompany students in showcasing their talents beyond the classroom. Faculty artists can submit one work of art for display. All mediums are eligible. Click here to view and download the artwork drop-off form. 

2020 Bettie Award Finalists

Works in a variety of media
March 7–April 24

American Boy by Colleen Avila, 2019 Bettie Award Winner

Inspired by Elizabeth Barker Delaplaine’s lifelong support of the arts and young artists in Frederick County, the exhibition features finalists for the 2020 Bettie Award. The award will be announced on March 7. During the exhibition, visitors can vote for their favorite artwork, and the entry with the most votes with receive the People’s Choice Award.


Graphic Era Juried Exhibition

Graphic illustration
April 4–26

Kat Irannejad

ABOUT THE JUROR:Kat Irannejad is a Co-Founder and Executive Illustration Agent at Snyder New York, a women-owned agency representing a dynamic group of illustrators, image makers, designers, animators, and directors from around the world. She received her BFA from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, and her MFA in Painting and MS in Art History from the Pratt Institute. She also has worked as a photo and illustration editor, at The New York Observerand National Geographic Books.


Delaplaine Faculty Exhibition

Works in a variety of media
April 4–26

Spanish Wave by Brittani Locke

A showcase of artworks that reflect the many mediums offered in Delaplaine classes—including ceramics, jewelry making/metalsmithing, photography, woodworking, and more—by some of the instructors who teach those classes.


2020 National Juried Exhibition

Works in a variety of media
May 2–June 14

American Check by Dong Kyu Kim, 2019 NJE First Place Award Winner

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Delaplaine Arts Center announces the 2020 National Juried Exhibition. All media are eligible, including, but not limited to: painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, drawing, installation, and sculpture. Visit exhibit opportunities for further details on how to enter.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Noah Smalls is Director of Exhibitions and Collections Management at the Williams College Museum of Art, MA, as well as Gallery Director of the Upper Darby Art Gallery and Rush Arts Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. He has acted as design consultant for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, and the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.


Dong Kyu Kim | Consuming Memories

Fiber and mixed-media
May 2–June 28

The Most Famous Stars and Stripes by Dong Kyu Kim

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


Ken Bediller | Middens

Ceramic sculpture and installation
May 2–June 28

Thick as Thieves by Ken Beidler

Named after the archaeological term for trash heaps containing essential pieces of culture and life practices long gone, Middens addresses the theme of humans’ accumulation of material. By pairing 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 | YUGE Dilemma

Wall sculptures
May 2–June 28

Sick Journalism by Jenny Wu

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 playful sense of humor.


Gaithersburg Camera Club | Members Exhibit

June 20–July 26

The Portal by Howard Clark

Selected photography works featuring a variety of subject matter and techniques, as presented by the members of this regional camera group.


Ephraim Rubenstein | Drawing from Two Decades: Large-Scale Drawings, 1999–2019

Large-format wax-resist drawings
June 20–July 26

Abu Simbel II by Ephraim Rubenstein

Rubenstein walks visitors through the last 20 years of his explorations in wax-resist. This experimental drawing approach creates details that range from dramatic contrasts to delicate passages, and from controlled rendering to expressive gestures. Executed on a large scale and inspired by sculpture from antiquity, Rubenstein’s drawings read with the presence of paintings.


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