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Gallery in the Round

The building of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames is a registered art gallery, open to visitors during regular office hours (Monday through Thursday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm) or by appointment. To make an appointment, call the Fellowship office at 292-5960.

For more information about the gallery, or to purchase artwork from one of the exhibits, contact the Art Exhibition Committee.




Art Exhibition Committee Mission Statement

The goal of the Art Exhibition Committee of the UUFA is to exhibit spiritually enriching art work that supports the creative process in us all. The art exhibition area of the Fellowship building, known as the Gallery in the Round, has a dual role as a continuing aesthetic and artistic enrichment to the practice of ethical and liberal religious ideals within the UUFA and as a community-based professional art gallery, associated with the Ames Community Arts Council.

The Art Exhibition Committee supports and encourages freedom of expression in all its activities. Issues of diversity, individuality, complexity, inventiveness, artistic quality, and the presentation of ideas and issues are considered in the selection of the exhibition program. The content of each exhibit is at the discretion of the Art Committee, using the common principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the stated goals and policies of the UUFA as guideposts.

The Committee welcomes the open discussion of issues and ideas raised by the exhibited art works (and the artistic processes employed in their creation). Procedures for the educational resolution of differences in interpretation, opinion and taste are in place as the committee focuses upon the open sharing of views and support for spiritual fellowship within our religious community.


Current Exhibit

Fall Interval by Lianne Westcot

August 12, 2017 - September 23, 2017

Lianne Westcot’s paintings reflect her love of the Iowa landscape.  Lianne grew up in rural Iowa and spent her youth working outdoors.  However, it was going away to college that helped her appreciate the beauty of the land that had surrounded her all her life.

Now she says, “I love painting the views, vistas and vignettes that I see around me every day.”  Sometimes she sets up an easel and paints out of doors, a practice that is called “plein air” painting.  She usually paints in her Swisher, Iowa studio with acrylics, but sometimes uses water colors, pencil, or ink.

Lianne has a degree in graphic design from Iowa State University, where her studies included the fine arts of drawing and painting.  She had exhibits at several Iowa galleries, the Iowa State Fair, and other spaces.  Her work is sold at juried art festivals, including the Octagon Festival in Ames.  She also gives lessons to youth and adults. More information on Westcot and her works can be found at



Upcoming Exhibit

Works by Mary Riney

October 7, 2017 - December 1, 2017

Description & photos coming soon!


Previous Exhibits

For descriptions and photographs of previous exhibits, please click here.


Information for Artists and Visitors

  • Exhibits are displayed for approximately seven to nine weeks.
  • The gallery receives a 20 percent commission on sales.
  • Receptions are encouraged. Artists furnish the food; the gallery furnishes coffee, cold drinks, and all paper products.
  • Each exhibit is insured up to $20,000. Individual pieces are insured up to $5,000.
  • The Art Exhibition Committee will hang the exhibit, with the artist's input when possible.
  • Additional information for artists
  • Exhibition & insurance form

For more information, contact the Art Exhibition Committee or the UUFA Office (292-5960,


Information for Artists AW.doc36 KB
Art Exhibition Committee approved May 2013.pdf27.32 KB
Bill of Sale blank 2015.09.pdf130.53 KB
Exhibition and Insurance Record.pdf1.78 MB
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