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 Art Association | Members Exhibit

Works in a variety of media
January 4–26

Fog on the Mountain by Mary Sciré, 2019 FCAA People’s Choice Winner

An annual exhibition of artworks submitted by FCAA members. Mediums include fiber, photography, sculpture, and more. Vote for your favorite work of art at the opening reception on First Saturday, January 4. FCAA will recognize the piece with the most votes as the 2020 People’s Choice award winner.

Tali Margolin | Preserving Memories

Mixed-media 2-D
January 4–March 1

Place by Tali Margolin

Preserving Memories draws from the artist’s experiences with immigration to unravel the concept of home and the process of memory-making. By reworking and layering photographs of everyday objects, familiar structures, and generic landscapes, Margolin guides the viewer to create associations within their own memories.

Sarah Jane Stoll | Dusk

Large-format oil paintings
January 4–March 1

Meditating on the Sofa by Sarah Jane Stoll

With an emphasis on figures and their place within an environment of painterly abstraction, Dusk delves into the complexities of dream realms, mythological feminine archetypes, and symbols of nature. By manipulating paint through a combination of squeegee dragging, palette knife scraping, masking, and marbling techniques, Stoll captures realism as it dissipates into a dream-like abstraction.

Tracey Ellis-Guss | An Enduring Spirit

January 4–March 1

The Beauty of Hands and Feet by Tracey Ellis-Guss

In this series of black-and-white photography, Ellis-Guss documents the physical changes experienced by a friend as she underwent chemotherapy. With photos that span a four-month period, An Enduring Spirit offers a glimpse into the inner growth of its model, and the lasting effects on those around her.

Barry Richardson & Chris Carr | An Artist and His Student

Watercolor paintings and limited-edition screen prints
February 1–March 1

Last Winter’s Morning by Barry Richardson

An Artist and His Student is a retrospective body of work exploring the artistic journeys of two late artists who discovered a muse within Frederick.

Master Art Copyists | The Art of Copying

Copyist works
February 1–March 1

Still Life with Apples and Peaches c. 1905 after Paul Cézanne by Bernisse Lester

Painting from the renowned collection of the National Gallery of Art, Master Art Copyists work to enhance their skills by echoing the techniques of master artists from throughout the ages. Artworks are paired with informational texts citing the original masterpieces and their creators, as well as the factors that go into making a successful copy.

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.

2020 Bettie Award Finalists

Works in a variety of media
March 7–April 24

American Boy by Colleen Avila, 2019 Bettie Award Winner

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Inspired by Elizabeth Barker Delaplaine’s lifelong support of the arts and strong belief in the importance of encouraging young emerging artists, the Delaplaine presents the annual Bettie Award program. We invite artists in grades 9–12 who reside or attend school in Frederick County, MD, to enter. Click here for more information on how to enter. 


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