Many businesses have come and gone in the 300 block of North Market Street, but Gallery 322 has survived and thrived at the same location for a decade.
Ann Schaefer and Russ Schofield were there for the co-op’s ribbon cutting in 2009, with Michael Douglas Jones, Jan Kaufman, Linda Kirvan, Anne Gibson Snyder, Roberta Staat and Homer Yost joining later.
The partners have chosen their favorite paintings, drawings, sculptures, and assemblages for their September exhibit “10th Anniversary Show: The Best of Gallery 322.” The opening reception takes place from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday.
The festivities will continue with a Gallery Walk from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 15. The brainchild of Anne Gibson Snyder, the event will showcase about a dozen nearby studios and galleries. Each location will offer a scavenger-hunt map with cropped images of artwork that can be found on the self-guided tour. Visit gallery322.com for a complete list of venues. Anne Gibson Snyder and Ann Schaefer will demonstrate oil and watercolor painting that day.
There will also be a gala reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 27 to thank those who have supported the gallery over the years.
Other Shows in September:• Art & Pen Studio-Gallery. 4 W. 5th St., Frederick. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sheryl Massaro presents oil paintings and photographs in her new show, “Mostly Black & White.” Stop by from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday to meet the artist.
• Blanche Ames Gallery. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. 4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick (301-473-7680)
Elayne Rogge and Jen Ludke teamed up for their exhibit “Side by Side.” Working together, the artists depicted the same scenes but with different media and styles. Call for an appointment.
• District Arts. 15 N. Market St., Frederick (301-695-4050, districtarts.com)
Using discarded books, Daniel Lai’s “Three Dimensional Narratives: Story Through Sculpture” runs from Sept. 11 to 29. Lai will give an art talk from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 13.
If you’d like the chance to show your own work at District Arts, the gallery is accepting entries for “Fusion” through Sept. 30. The mixed-media juried show will run from Nov. 1 through Dec. 1. Cash prizes will be awarded.
• Eastside Artists Gallery. 313 E Patrick St., Frederick (email@example.com)
This month’s all-members exhibit features painting, photography, jewelry, fiber arts, ceramics and mixed media. You can meet the artists from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday or by appointment.
• The Griffin Gallery. 4 W 5th St.. Frederick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Artist and biologist Craig Cavin’s “As I See It” has everything from large-scale flower paintings to Japanese fish prints to abstracts.
“The show is about my interaction, appreciation, and visual interpretation of observed aspects of the natural world,” Cavin said.
You can meet him at the gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. every Saturday in September.
• NOMA Gallery space. 437 N. Market St., Frederick. (nomagalleryfrederick.com)
Printmaker and sculptor, Lisa Aerianna Tayerle, presents “Chimaera: Unlikely Creatures & Magical Beings.” The artist has a flair for the unexpected, both in her work’s subject matter and inventive materials. Make sure to attend her talk from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 19.
You can also meet her and other members of the co-op from 7 to 9 p.m. during First Saturday.
Tayerle will demonstrate etching, lithography and relief printing techniques during the Sept. 15 Gallery Walk. There will also be opportunities for visitors to try out tools and materials.
• TAG/The Artists Gallery. 216 N. Market St., Frederick. (301-696-8187, theartistsgalleryfrederick.com)
Michael Kraniski and Mark Rothkopf explore landscapes in completely different ways. You can meet them at their opening receptions from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Kraniski’s “Storms and a Little More” emphasizes the sky over other natural and built features. His vibrantly hued paintings often lean toward the abstract.
“A Long Time Coming” really was a long time coming. Rothkopf travelled to Greece 30 years ago and for years wanted to return. He finally got his wish in November of 2018. The resulting photographs reflect an interest in light and shadow, as well as geometric forms.
TAG members Jan McIntyre-Creager and Tom Semmes will take part in the Gallery Walk demos on Sept. 15. McIntyre-Creager will complete a multicolor linoleum print, showing all the steps from start to finish. You’ll find Semmes on the sidewalk in front of the gallery painting a small cityscape.
• UMUC Arts Program Gallery. 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi, MD. (800-888-8682)
It’s worth a trip down the road to see “Steven Dobbin: Conceptualism to Meaning.” Visitors to the Griffin Art Center got a preview of the show when the upstairs gallery held some of Dobbin’s pieces this summer. His use of repetition is always a delight whether it involves paint can lids, Ovaltine tins, or 135 portraits of political figures.
Learn Something• The Potters Guild. 14 S Market St., Frederick (email@example.com, 301-360-0640)
If you’re curious about ceramics, there’s no need for a huge commitment of money and time. “Take a Turn at the Wheel” is a $100, three-hour introduction to the potter’s wheel. It will be held at from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Frederick Clay Studio.
• Frederick Book Arts Center. 217 W Patrick St., Frederick (frederickbookarts.org)
A lot of us get in the mood to learn something new in the fall. FBAC is offering introductory classes in engraving, woodblock printing, and more this month to satisfy that craving.
Artists’ Opportunity:• Cowork Frederick. 122 E Patrick St., Frederick (coworkfrederick.com)
Check out Cowork Frederick from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday for art and live music in a comfortable setting. There are some open dates for month-long solo shows, especially for artists without gallery affiliation.