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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

A Quest for Harmony by Fred Vallier

September 1, 2018 - October 27, 2018

“At the urging of friends and fellow artists, I assembled a sampling of my art endeavors for display at Gallery in the Round at the UUFA.  Some are recent works while others represent endeavors of the past.  The show might be considered a “retrospective” of my work. 

I grew up in the Monterey Bay area of CA in a family that valued landscape beauty as part of its identity, a background that has never left me.  My field of speech/language pathology and the communication problems associated with brain injury brought me to Iowa and a faculty position at ISU that dictated a cerebral career.  I had a parallel passion in the concrete world of natural and constructed beauty which I satisfied by engaging in visual arts: painting, woodworking, carving, landscaping, and architectural design energized by memories, dreams, and visions.

For this show I chose pieces that were inspired by the surge of the Pacific as well as that of the New England coast where my wife and I spent many summers pursuing her literary activities. Other works were inspired by the beauty of New Mexico, while several paintings remind of us our Midwest heritage.”    ~Fred J. Vallier



Upcoming Exhibits

Works by David Brown

October 27, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Description & pictures coming soon!



Dec 22-Feb 16, 2019:  Tatiana Giacinti (also here)


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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