BOXOLOGY … the 15th Annual Box Show

Begin the experience on March 4. Enjoy the opening reception on First Saturday, March 5.
Bring it to an exciting finish at the closing reception on Saturday, March 19.


And the box continues

The Artists Gallery, Frederick’s premier artist-owned gallery, invites you to participate in the 15th Annual Box Show. It’s a fun and rewarding annual art tradition. For participating artists, it’s a great inventive experience, fostering originality and ingenuity while also providing an opportunity to have fun, step ‘out of the box’ and support TAG.


The Box Show is always highly anticipated and brings many people into the gallery. Collectors return year after year to add to their personal highly-prized Box Collections. Over sixty artists, past and new participants will submit entries this year.


How It Works

This March event is a Silent Auction with bids starting at $50. Bid sheets are placed next to each Box with the artist’s name and the name of the piece.  


Gallery members donate 100% of their sales proceeds to the gallery’s operating fund. Non-member guest artists donate 50% – with the option to contribute 100% to help the Gallery if they wish.


While this is a three week event, many buyers hold back on final bids for their favorite pieces until the very end, making attendance at the March 19th closing reception – with bidding ending at 8 pm sharp – a must-attend, whether you are buying or selling.



TAG continues the study of the box with the 8 x 8 x 8 inch plywood boxes. Artists may submit a box supplied by TAG or in another media that has a reference to the box.  



Participating artists receive 15th Annual Box Show promotional postcards to distribute to friends and patrons, helping to publicize the show and its treasures.

  • Sign up and pick up your box during regular hours at TAG, Friday and Saturday, 12 - 8 pm and Sunday 12 - 5 pm during the months of January and February.

  • Submit completed application form with artwork Feb 26th- 27th, 12 - 8 pm and the 28th, 12 - 5 pm.

  • Completed work must be ready for either display on pedestals or hanging on the wall with hanging wire.

  • All work must be tagged on the back with title and artist’s name.

  • TAG reserves the right to reject art work which “is not properly prepared for exhibition,” or, “in the view of the Gallery is deemed unsuitable for display.”  

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