2022 Events and Shows

August 2022

Un/Familiar Territory”

Tatem Gallery at Hood College, Frederick, MD.

August 15 to September 9, 2022

Opening reception and Artist’s Talk:

August 27, 2022 from 4-6 p.m.

“Un/Familiar Territory” is a site-specific, experiential installation by Maryland-based artist Virginia Sperry that continues her personal exploration into the complexities of race in America. Using yarn, paper and steel, the artist has created an opportunity for the viewer to physically enter the space between two separate worlds. This show delves into the different emotional realities of living in America based solely on skin color, as well as the historical beginnings of this separation and how it continues to this day. Virginia hopes her installation promotes a thoughtful dialogue about the emotional toll of racism on both sides of the invisible line.

January 2022



Click here for the Virtual Gallery of this show. This gallery is still available for viewing.

“Missing Pieces” is a series of paper collages and mixed media sculptures exploring a white woman’s personal journey through the complex issue of race in American History. Virginia has spent the past two years encountering new and renewed knowledge about the realities of racism and what it means to be white in America. With this body of work she attempts to look beyond her initial feelings of guilt and shame in order to come to terms with her role in the ongoing inequities that are rooted in the founding of this country. She hopes her artwork promotes a thoughtful dialogue about these issues that will lead to sustained positive change.

NOMA Gallery is located at 437 N. Market St. in Frederick, MD. For more information on the current solo show, as well as a virtual gallery of all the artists’ work each month, go to!