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Blanche Ames Gallery

Maureen Boyle is the Blanche Ames Gallery featured artist for October. Her show, "The Nature Element" opens Sunday, October 6 with a reception and artist's talk, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Her show will run through October 27. If you plan to visit the gallery at times other than the opening please call 301-473-7680.

"I am a painter of my surroundings, chronicling nature and its splendor," states Maureen. She depicts her travels, places she has lived, and things she has seen. She prefers to work in watercolor, water media and ink for its spontaneity and for what it does all by itself in the creative process, causing "happy little accidents." Maureen invites viewers to see the subject and to interpret the art for themselves based on their own experiences.

Maureen began taking art lessons as a young girl at the Syracuse Art Museum. Although she continued to draw and paint, it was not until she was an adult that she obtained a BFA from Boise State University. She became a partner in a studio with two other artists in Boise, Idaho and began showing her work in juried shows and galleries. Her lovely paintings have been shown in Sun Valley, Idaho State University, Boise State University and the Idaho Watercolor Society. The Blanch Ames Gallery is proud to be added to this distinguished list of shows. See examples of Maureen's work below.

The Blanche Ames Gallery features over 100 square feet 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 Proposal Form

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Blanche Ames Gallery Show Calendar

July 2019

Artist: UUCF Members & Friends "Artists in Residence" Show! Medium: All Reception Date/Time: Sunday, July 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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