Themes for the coming year!

2022 Frederick Gallery Exhibit Schedule

Dec 2021/Jan 2022 – “Winter White” All-Media National Juried Exhibit
February 2022 – “All Photography” National Juried Exhibit
March 2022 – “Start with Green” All-Media National Juried Exhibit
April 2022 – “Artist Choice” All-media Regional Juried Exhibit
May 2022 – “Faces & Figures” All-Media National Juried Exhibit
June 2021 – “Artist Choice” Regional All-Media Juried Exhibit
July 2022 – “Summer Red” All-Media National Juried Exhibit
August 2022 – “Artist Choice” Regional All-Media Juried Exhibit
September 2022 – “Spaces & Places” All-Media National Juried Exhibit
October 2022 – “Artist Choice” Regional All-Media Juried Exhibit / or Guest Artists Exhibit
November 2022 – “Blues Overall” All Media National Juried Exhibit
Dec 2022/Jan 2023 – “Cold of Winter” All-Media National Juried Exhibit

The FCCA Introduces “Free Little Art Gallery”

FCCA’s “Free Little Art Gallery”

The new FCCA “Free Little Art Gallery” located in the garden by the Members’ Gallery entrance was unveiled on November 5, 2021, and has become an instant success in sharing little artworks with our community.  Donated 3”x 3” artworks are needed to continue the free art swapping and provide an inventory. The FCCA appreciates your participation if you have already donated works, and we encourage all artists to donate little artworks for this innovative “Little Gallery” program.  Little art is 2-D or 3-D works in all media of approximately 3″x3″ (x 3″) or slightly larger.  Contributing artists are encouraged to label work with artist’s name and contact info.  Drop off donations at the docent desk or in the collection box in the upstairs classroom. Dan Ramsey and Bruce Gosse designed and built the replica of the “Silversmith House”. The Free Little Art Gallery was modeled on a program that began in Seattle, WA, seen on this video:

Additional information: email [email protected]

YouTube Video “Artists Conversions” Features Four Artists with Disabilities

By Carrol Morgan, Curator, Frederick Gallery

Watch the Video interview

I am always amazed by artists who struggle with disabilities and create art that is a testament to the strength of human perseverance and the need to create. The video “Artists Conversations” includes three artists with disabilities and gives a personal perspective into the art created by Passle Helminski of Erie, Pennsylvania. Passle is an artist member of the FCCA and frequently has work selected for juried national exhibits in the Frederick Gallery. Passle Helminski is a visually impaired artist who graduated with a MFA in Weaving and Textiles from Edinboro University. She has exhibited in countless exhibitions all over the country and in many international exhibitions, from Germany to Singapore, Sweden, Australia and China. She has taught at the Neighborhood Art House, has been an adjunct at Mercyhurst College and Gannon University and was Artist in Residence at the Cathedral Center, Erie, PA. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award in Art from Edinboro University in 2005. In addition to her art, she plays the flute and is an active participant in half marathons, 5K races and triathlons with the assistance of her service dog. She is a state and national advocate for persons with disabilities. The FCCA is honored to recognize the contributions and artwork of this special artist.

The artist Passle Helminski can be reached at [email protected] and found on FaceBook.
Her work exhibited at the FCCA can be seen at

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Members’ Holiday Show: Call for Entries

December 2021: Members’ Holiday Show

Members’ Gallery Holiday Show
November 27, 2021 to January 21, 2022

All Current FCCA Members Can Participate


We are pleased to announce our traditional Members’ Gallery Holiday Show. All current members can exhibit up to three pieces of art. Three-dimensional art, cards, and other art forms are welcome.

Deliver all artwork on Saturday,
November 27th, between 9:30am and 11:30am.

  • Provide artwork (limit of 3 framed pieces, no larger than 24″ on longest side) and/or other items (cards, framed artwork for bins) with a signed contract & inventory on November 27th between 9:30am-11:30am.
  • Deliver all artwork in a condition suitable for hanging (no saw tooth, wire only).
  • All work must be for sale.
  • All artworks must have a wall label.
  • On the back of the artwork, provide the artist’s name, title and price.
  • Exhibitors are strongly encouraged to sign up for one 4-hour timeslot as a FCCA docent during the show exhibition dates.

Remove all artwork between 10:00am – 11:00am on Friday, January 21, 2022.

If you have any questions, contact: Matt DeZee at [email protected] or (703)801-1429 or Joan Powell at [email protected] or (804) 761-6407.

Congratulations to our November winners!

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Light and Reflection

Juror: Patricia Steck || Catalog || Flier || Juror’s Talk || Slideshow


  • 1st Place “Home” acrylic by Rebecca Visger, Manassas, VA
  • 2nd Place “Jelly Jar” ink on canvas by Pete Morelewicz, Fredericksburg, VA
  • 3rd Place “Reflections” oil by Denise Denecke, Stafford, VA

Honorable Mention

  • “Leaps of Joy” crayons, iron, acrylics by Sara Gondwe, Charlottesville, VA
  • “And Time Stood Still” acrylic by Barbara Taylor Hall, Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Da Lux” wood sculpture with light diodes by Greg D’Amato, Stafford, VA
  • “Southwest Flyover” photography by Penny A. Parrish, Fredericksburg, VA

Artists of the American West — Zoom lecture!

FCCA Members are invited to a free art history lecture on Artists of the American West presented by Allen Reamer.  This lecture will be hosted as a Zoom conference.  Please register to receive the conference link.

Tuesday, September 28 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm via Zoom

In this lecture we will begin by discussing the roots of Western Art.  You will discover that this style had roots in the Eastern United States and combined elements of European art.  We will discuss many Western artists and view their work.  We will talk about the aesthetic aspects, the compositional aspects, the drawing, the subjects and the color schemes of their work.  You will discover what characteristics make an artist, a western artist.

Cost: Free to all FCCA Members
Register to receive the zoom link:  Laural Koons, [email protected]