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.
Works by Jon P. Baldwin
January 1, 2017 - ?
"I have found that being creative has always been something that has come naturally, even as a small child. My mother still has a clay sculpture that I made as a preschooler of baby Jesus. Throughout the years, my expression of art has been “manic” in nature; movement within my pieces has had an unfinished look, creating what has been described as, 'the paint that wants to run away.'
My influences have been linked to Van Gogh, Dali, Pollock, and Rockwell. Each has a different meaning to me and plays into the style that I have come up with. However, Van Gogh will always be the artist with which I can most greatly relate; the urgency in his paintings gives me a sense of balance.
Fast expression, whether of frustration or calmness, can be seen in my works. They are a timeline, or draft of a timeline, of my feelings. Lost love, sadness, and joyful times can all be seen in my work. There is madness amongst all of us; mine happens to be art.” -Jon P. Baldwin
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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
|Information for Artists AW.doc||36 KB|
|EXHIBITION & INSURANCE FORM.pdf||92.52 KB|
|Art Exhibition Committee approved May 2013.pdf||27.32 KB|
|Bill of Sale blank 2015.09.pdf||130.53 KB|