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Blanche Ames Gallery

The June art show at the Blanche Ames Gallery presents five local artists. Their show, "Homewood Artistry" opens Sunday, Jume 2. Breaking with tradition, their reception and artists' talk will be on June 23 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. which is also the last day of this diverse show. If you plan to visit the gallery please call 301-473-7680.

Our guest artists include Homewood neighbors .Gene Ganssle, Starr Myklebust, Sharon Smith, Margaret Huddy and Letitia Thompson. This interesting bunch comes from a variety of backgrounds. Gene was a structural engineer who became interested in painting and studied with Mary Pfister His paintings have been shown in the Maryland State House. Starr moved to Walkersville in 1968 and has studied with Mary Klutz and John Kachik at the Delaplaine. Sharon Smith taught chemistry at Hood for 30 years and is a member of the Frederick County Art Club and the Frederick County Art Association and the Delaplaine. You will recognize Margaret's name from her April show of African-American portraits. Margaret painted monumental watercolors of Washington, DC before moving to Frederick.

We welcome these five talented artists and hope you enjoy their show.

Paintings below left to right by:

Starr Myklebust, Sharon Smith and Mararet Huddy

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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