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Blanche Ames Gallery

The Blanche Ames Gallery features over 100 of art exhibition space in two light-filled hallways within the UUCF building. The gallery's name was chosen because Blanche Ames (1878-1969) was an exceptional Unitarian, a leader who serves as an inspiration to us today. With her minutely observed drawings and etchings she illustrated her husband's 7-volume treatise on orchids. Ames' endeavors extended beyond art. She was a feminist, a leader in civic and charitable affairs, an inventor, an engineer, and an author. An extensive biographical sketch can be found by clicking on Blanche Ames.


The Gallery is open to the public on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and during 9-5 business hours Tuesday through Friday. Please call 301-473-7680 before visiting on weekdays to assure that the building is open. You may also visit by appointment at other times by calling that number, or via email to office@frederickuu dot org.


Artists working in any media that can be wall hung are invited to propose a show. For additional information on how to apply, go to Artists Application for the Blanche Ames Gallery. We schedule ten art shows each year, with an art reception on the first Sunday of each show. All shows last for one month except July and December, which are six-week shows. The Visual Arts Committee plans, schedules and executes all art exhibits at UUCF. The Blanche Ames Gallery email address is gallery@frederickuu dot org. Artists interested in showing their work are required to submit to the office at UUCF a completed application. Please download the Artists Application for the Blanche Ames Gallery

For Members and Friends Show Application (July and Aug 2017) Click here: Artists Application for the Blanche Ames Gallery

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Blanche Ames Gallery Show Calendar


Exhibit Dates Artist Medium Reception Date/Time
November 6 - 27 Joanne Bast Fiber Paintings November 6 12:30 - 2:00 PM
December 4 - Jan 11,2017 Beamie Young/Erin & Lisa Photography of "Travels" December 4 12:30 - 2:00 PM


Exhibit Dates Artist Medium Reception Date/Time
December 4 - Jan 11,2017 Beamie Young, Erin Tachney & Lisa Bolton photography: Travels Dec 4 12:30 - 2:00pm
February 5 - 26 Karen Peacock mixed: Multilayered Feb 5 12:30 - 2:00pm
March 5 - 26 Margaret Huddy & Priya Saraf paintings: One World; Two Visions March 5 12:30 - 2:00pm
April 2 - 30 Francine Brady paintings and drawings April 9 12:30 - 2:00pm
May 7 - 28 Eryka, Dylan & Natalya Andrex paintings & drawings: Artworx by Andrex May 7 12:30 - 2:00pm
June 4 - 25 Mary Garwood & Helene Keefner  June 4 12:30 - 2:00pm
July 2 - August 13 Members & Friends mixed July 2
August 13 - 27 Blanche Ames political cartoons N/A
September 3 - 24 John & Shari Kuhn photos & paintings Sept 3 12:30 - 2:00pm
October 1 - 29 Peter Plant paintings Oct 1 12:30 - 2:00pm
November 5 - 26 Brian Truesdale Hidden Wonder Nov 5 12:30 - 2:00pm
December 3 - Jan 14, 2018 Anne Gibson Snyder paintings Dec 3 12:30 - 2:00pm

(The short link to this page is frederickuu.org/gallery).