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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

Intent. Invent. Print. by David Brown

October 27, 2018 - January 5, 2019

"I'm fascinated by the creative process and have independently studied art and design my entire life. I've worked in literally scores of jobs from carpenter, cabinetmaker, woodcarver, architectural draftsman, part time musician, editorial cartoonist, illustrator, poster designer to dishwasher, landscape laborer, truck driver, building official for two major Iowa cities and in other related and unrelated fields.

I create from sources I find everywhere - photos I’ve taken, photos other people have taken, advertising, movies, books, magazines, other people's drawings and paintings, my drawings and paintings. Any images I can combine and rearrange and transform are my raw materials.

My intent is to create colorful, original artwork that amuses, delights and maybe occasionally inspires."  ~David Brown



Upcoming Exhibits

Art Exhibition Committee Collects

January 5, 2019 - March 2, 2019

Join us as we explore the collections of members of our Art Exhibition Committee, viewing the aesthetics and creativity they love to live with!



March 2-April 27, 2019:  ISU Art Faculty

April 27-June 22, 2019:

June 22-August 10, 2019:

August 10-October 5, 2019:

October 5-November 30, 2019:

November 30-January 25, 2020:

January 25-March 21, 2020:

March 21-May 16, 2020:


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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