A Celebration of Photography 2022

FOCUS, a month-long community celebration of photography, is held biennially in November. The event includes exhibitions and activities that spotlight talented artists from throughout the region, that feature photography as a medium, and that encourage you to pick up a camera and start creating your own art!

The Delaplaine acknowledges the generous support of our 2022 FOCUS sponsor,

Exhibitions at the Delaplaine

Exhibitions at the Delaplaine are open daily (Mon–Sat, 11–5 & Sun, 11–5) and admission is FREE

2022 National Juried Photography Exhibition*

Nov 5–27

2022 Award Winners

First – $1,000: Hadley Chittum

Second – $500: Shaina Nasrin

Third – $250: Jordan River Michaels

Honorable Mention – $125:  Morgan Ford Willingham

Sean Dudley • Accretion

Nov 5–Dec 31

Jillian Abir MacMaster • With Teeth

Nov 5–Dec 31

Ed Palaszynski • Life Forms

Nov 5–Dec 31

* For information about entering your artwork in our FOCUS centerpiece show, the National Juried Photography Exhibition, click here.

Exhibitions around the County

Exhibitions at FCPL branches are open during regular library hours and admission is FREE

Robert Warren, Jr. • The Nature of Catoctin Mountain

Nov 2022
Urbana Regional Library

Beamie Young • Travels

Nov 2022
Thurmont Regional Library

Programs & Activities at the Delaplaine

See the Programs at a Glance page for more information about upcoming programs.

Art Matters: 20202 National Juried Exhibition Juror’s Talk

Saturday, Nov 5 • 2–3 pm • FREE

This year’s NJPE juror, Hannah Altman, will speak about her selections within the exhibition.

NJPE Opening & Award Announcements

Saturday, Nov 5 • 3–5 pm • FREE

Meet the juror & participating artists, hear from our sponsor, and see the award-winning artworks. 

Black & White Photography: Then & Now

Saturday, Nov 12 • 1–3 pm

Participants will discover the history of black and white photography, as well as several methods to process b&w photographs, and explore how-to create prints to be proud of in this workshop with exhibitions artist Ed Palaszynski. Click here to register.

ART CART: Self-Guided Phone Photography

Nov 2022

The Art Cart will feature a photography-related craft for visitors. FREE