“Graffiato Art Exhibition: A Community-Based Interactive Art Exhibition – through Aug. 15, Gallery 115, Y Arts Center, 115 E. Church St., Frederick. The concept for the exhibition comes from Frederick-based artist, curator and writer Rula Jones. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 240-478-3407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Allure of the Near East: Treasures from the Huntington Museum of Art” – until August 21, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown. Examples of glassware, ceramics, metalwork, painting, weaponry, weaving and more created from the 7th century BC to the late 19th century AD. Focusing on objects of Islamic art, many works come from what is now Iran, Egypt, Syria and Turkey. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 301-739-5727 or wcmfa.org.
“Phantasmagoria” – until August 27, Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Featuring five local artists, expresses the bizarre and the fantastic through abstraction, surrealism and the effects of time through a variety of mediums. FREE ENTRANCE. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 410-848-7272 or carrollcountyartscouncil.org.
“Agricolor” – until August 27, Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Featuring three famous local artists, farming as a necessity to sustain a thriving community of individuals. From growing crops to raising animals for food or wool, viewers will see the beauty from sunrise to sunset. FREE ENTRANCE. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 410-848-7272 or carrollcountyartscouncil.org.
“Ordinary magic: the garden of an octogenarian” – until August 28, Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. In this series of paintings that focus on botanical elements in abstract settings, David Wolfe expresses his fascination with the mysteries embedded in the complex, sensual forms and surprises presented by nature. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 301-698-0656 or delaplaine.org.
“Making history: precious memories of good times that never come” – until August 28, Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. The pencil drawings in this exhibit depict life in the 1940s that exists only in the artist’s imagination. David Hoff’s work is full of characters, places and events that make up what he calls “visual folk tales”. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 301-698-0656 or delaplaine.org.
“Over 70 shows” – until August 28, Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. Works in a variety of media by local artists over 70 years old. 301-698-0656 or delaplaine.org.
“Abstraction and Figuration” – until August 28, Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. Dave Moreland’s recent artistic practice has used both abstraction and figuration, and combinations of the two. In addition to this, this exhibition also includes the use of self-portraiture and a long-standing interest in art history. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 301-698-0656 or delaplaine.org.
“Strata: life in layers” – through August 28, DISTRICT Arts, 15 N. Market. Saint, Frederick. A body of two- and three-dimensional works created in phases by modeling organic forms and then creating contrast with line and color. Frederick County artist Rhea Reeves Stein says, “I layer and combine fragile materials to create enduring surfaces that represent the strength of not just self but community.” , 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday to Tuesday. districtarts.com/rhea-reeves-stein.
“On the way, walk the Camino de Santiago” – until August 28, Galerie Blanche Ames, 4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick. See show Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning by appointment. BAGalleryappointment@gmail.com, provide name, phone, date and time to see the show. frederickuu.org.
Valley Art Association August Member Exhibit – until August 28, Mansion House Art Center & Gallery, 480 Highland Ave., Hagerstown. Free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 301-797-2867 or valleyartassoc.com.
“Abstracts and reflections” — Until August 28, Eastside Artists’ Gallery, 313 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Abstract paintings by Lynn Hotes and fused glass by Steven Gibson. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. email@example.com.
“Unfamiliar/Unfamiliar Territory” – through August 28, Tatem Arts Center, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. Site-specific experiential installation by artist Virginia Speery who continues her personal exploration of the complexities of race in America. Reception of artists from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on August 27. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through August 28. 301-696-3285 or hood.edu.
“The carnival” – through August 31, Majestic Theater Art Gallery, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Portraits, multimedia paintings by Gettysburg College alumnus Sarah Jacobs. Features a series of portraits and is named after the traveling carnival that visits Jacobs’ hometown of Littlestown each August. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 717-337-8200 or gettysburgmajestic.org.
Frederick County Art Association Exhibit – until September 9, Frederick Health Crestwood Center, 7211 Bank Court, Frederick. Original artwork including oil, watercolour, mixed media and photography by some of Frederick’s most talented artists. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. frederickhealth.org/crestwoodart.
“Unstructured Ascent” – until September 23, Frederick Arts Council Arts Center, 5 E. Second St., Frederick. Features a variety of materials, including textiles and cast iron, that showcase Alyssa Imes’ approach to creating a multimedia experience for viewers of her work. Alyssa grew up in Emmitsburg, now lives in DC Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday . 301-662-4190 or frederickartscouncil.org.
“Infinite Growth: An Exhibition of LBGTQ+ Artists” – through September 23, FAC Art Center, 5 E. Second St., Frederick. Frederick, Baltimore, and DC Artists 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. frederickartscouncil.org.
“The Hot Button” — Carol Williams exhibits textiles and posters that reflect her passion for social responsibility through artistic communication. “My work with fabrics and buttons is a reorientation of the traditionally feminine art form of sewing and quilting, which has historically been classified as a craft,” she says. “I believe quilting, portrayed as a folk art associated with the activity of rural, black and white women, has been underestimated as the true art form it is. My exhibit uses ‘women’s sewing work’ to make political commentary. The exhibition runs from September 3 through August 2023 with gallery hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The artist will be available for conversation at these times. Hot Button Gallery is located at 129 E. German St., Shepherdstown, WV anothercarolwilliams.com.
“Breathtaker: the revolutionary graphic novel, from concept to comic” — From August 22 to October 29, McDaniel College, Esther Prangley Rice Gallery at Peterson Hall, 2 College Hill, Westminster. Featuring original artwork in conjunction with the remastered edition of Mark Wheatley and Marc Hempel’s acclaimed graphic novel “Breathtaker”. Features over 90 original artworks and explores the creative and physical processes undertaken during the original production of the “Breathtaker” comic book in the 1990s, as well as how the artwork was re-adapted over the stages of preparation for the reissue of Titan Comics. Release. Reception 5:30 p.m. August 25 with chat at 6 p.m. 410-857-2595 or estherprangleyricegallery.com.