About NOMA Gallery

NOTE: The gallery will close due to pandemic concerns beginning December 11, 2020, and will reopen its doors when we feel our patrons and staff are safe. In the meantime, visit our Online Gallery page to see what’s for sale. You can even arrange to see a piece of art in person before you buy.

January’s Artist Talk is on a Tuesday this month!


“Imparting Knowledge During Covid: How three college art professors are navigating the intricacies of teaching during a pandemic.”
Panelists: Andrea McCluskey (Hood College), Wendell Poindexter (Frederick Community College) and Nick Hutchings (Mount St. Mary’s)
Tuesday January 19th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Moderator: Virginia Sperry
Cohost: Caitlin Gill

Education, as we have known it, no longer exists. Some school systems are currently conducting classes entirely through social media. Others have adopted bifurcated approaches with students alternating in-school learning with online instruction. Colleges and universities are not immune to the struggles of developing a positive, productive and creative approach to teaching in order to maintain the level of education we have come to expect. This can be an especially difficult task with a subject as inherently hands-on as art.

To address this concern, the NOMA Gallery will be presenting an online panel with Andrea McCluskey (Hood College), Wendell Poindexter (Frederick Community College) and Nick Hutchings (Mount St. Mary’s University). The three panelists will discuss how they are dealing with the changes inherent in their approach to teaching art in this environment, the issues they are contending with as their students try to navigate difficult demands, and what they predict the teaching climate will be for both the short and long term.


The current exhibit,

Steven Dobbin & Richard Schellenberg

266 Days and Counting

will remain on display, by appointment, and can also be viewed on line here.

NOMA. It’s short for NOrth MArket.

Founded in 2015, NOMA gallery is a co-op fine art gallery which showcases contemporary and traditional art in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, fiber arts, mixed media & jewelry. We represent 22 artists exhibiting in solo, duo and group shows.

The mission of the gallery is to promote excellence in the visual arts in many different disciplines. NOMA represents Maryland artists from Frederick County, Baltimore, Montgomery County, Hagerstown, Thurmont, Union Bridge, Westminster, and Wheaton. Located at 5th & Market Streets in the historic district of Frederick Maryland on the street level of the Griffin Art Center Building, we are part of the “First Saturday” openings. The openings are held throughout the year for the public to meet and speak with artists in a creative social environment. The gallery also hosts artist’s talks, workshops and lectures. The hours are: Friday 4-8pm, Saturday Noon-8pm. Sundays Noon-4pm, or by appointment. Call 240-274-7985 to set up an appointment.

Our shows change monthly. See our Current and Upcoming Exhibitions pages for details.

Our Third Thursdays Artist’s talks have been temporarily suspended due to the pandemic.