Gallery Talks

Members of the Artists' Exchange discuss their 2017 exhibition

 The Rehoboth Art League hosts Gallery Talks as a free opportunity for the public to delve deeper into the arts and humanities content of our exhibitions. A wide range of presenters—including exhibition judges, jurors, art historians, and artists themselves—provide unique perspectives on fine arts, their historical contexts, and how the arts contribute to the human experience.
From the Juror and Judge with Ron Brignac
Saturday, Jan 20, 1:00 pm
Henlopen Acres

Join juror and judge Ron Brignac for an overview of RAL's Third Annual Juried Photography Exhibition. This year's exhibition includes works by the Coastal Camera Club and the Brandywine Photo Collective. Hear the process of selecting works as well as commentary on some of the images in this exhibition. Artists are invited to have open or private feedback of their works.

Ron Brignac received both a B.A. and M.A. in Photography from Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington. He then went on to receive a Masters in Fine Art Photography from Stanford University, in Palo Alto, California. Since 1988, he has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions.

Mr. Brignac is currently the Photography Area Coordinator at the Delaware College of Art and Design, in Wilmington, Delaware.

This talk is affiliated with RAL's Third Annual Juried Photography Exhibition taking place in the Tubbs Gallery.

  From the Artists with Rose Minetti and Lee Wayne Mills
Saturday, April 21, 2:00 pm
Henlopen Acres

Join us for an informal walk-thorough of the exhibitions "Putting it Two-gether: Assemblage & Collage, " and "Year One at The Rehoboth Art League," by artists Rose Minetti, Lee Wayne Mills and Chloe Irla. Hear from the artists about their artistic inspirations and creative process.

This talk is affiliated with RAL's Putting it Two-gether: Assemblage & Collage Exhibition


From the Judge with Stewart Watson
Friday, June 15, 3:15 pm
Henlopen Acres

This year's awards judge is Stewart Watson. Ms. Watson is an artist, a mother, a curator, an educator, a volunteer, a community advocate, and an Awesome Foundation Baltimore Trustee. She is both a founder and the Executive Director of AREA 405, Baltimore's best gallery in 2014. She is also a founder and owner of Oliver Street Studios, a 66,000sf artist community for over 14 years. She lives and works in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District in Baltimore with her talented husband and loving son Lego.

Stewart received her BFA from The Pennsylvania State University and her MFA from The University of Maryland. She is a prestigious Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize Finalist, 2014, exhibiting recently at The Walters Art Museum, The Contemporary Museum Baltimore, Randall Scott Projects, McDaniel College, and Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY. Watson has received Individual Artist Grants from Maryland State Arts Council in 2011, 2007, and 2001. She is the winner of the 2010 Sadat Art for Peace Prize, and the recipient of two special honors for her work in The Station North Arts and Entertainment District. She is a Trawick Prize finalist and a Trawick Prize semifinalist numerous times as well as a Sondheim Prize semifinalist in 2013 and 2015.


  From the Judge with Margaret Winslow
Friday, July 27, 3:15 pm
Henlopen Acres

Hear from this year's 81st Annual Members' Fine Art Exhibition awards judge Margaret Winslow as she discusses the exhibition as a whole and some of the award-winning works. Artists are invited to have open or private feedback of their works.

Ms. Winslow received a B.A. in Art History from Mary Washington College, in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She then went on to receive a Masters of Arts in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism, and Theory, from State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase. She is currently the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum, in Wilmington, Delaware.

This talk is affiliated with RAL's 81st Annual Members' Fine Craft Exhibition

  From the Juror and Judge with Ben Simons
Saturday, September 8, 2:00 pm
Henlopen Acres

Hear from the juror and judge of this year's prestigious 8th Regional Juried Biennial Exhibition.
We are pleased to welcome this year's juror and judge Ben Simons, Director of the Academy Art Museum in Easton Maryland. Mr. Simons received a Masters of Arts and a Masters of Philosophy/AbD in English from Yale University. Previous positions have included the Robyn and John Davis Chief Curator of the Nantucket Historical Association, Campaign Office for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Board Member of the Maryland Citizens for the Arts.

This talk is affiliated with RAL's 8th Regional Juried Biennial Exhibition

  From the Artist with Kyle Hackett
Saturday, September 8, 2:00 pm
Henlopen Acres

Hear from the winner of Best in Show at RAL's 7th Regional Juried Exhibition, Kyle Hackett.
Kyle Hackett (b. Still Pond, MD) is a visual artist based in Washington, DC. He earned his MFA in Painting from the Hoffberger School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art and his BFA in Fine Arts, as a McNair Scholar from the University of Delaware. Hackett has completed multiple residencies including: The League Residency in NY as recipient of the Ruth Katzman Scholarship, Contemporary Artists Center, NY and Vermont Studio Center, where he was the recipient of the Civil Society Institute Fellowship.

Hackett has received numerous honors and awards, including Best in Show Award at the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibition, making him the youngest winner in the contest's history. His work has been featured and written about in the Washington Post and distinguished as "Ten Memorable Paintings of 2014" in the Huffington Post. Hackett's work has gained international recognition as part of Dave Bown Projects 11th Semiannual Competition and FreshPaintMagazine. Additionally, Hackett was a semifinalist for the 2016 BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London, UK.

Hackett's work is notably supported and collected by Ethan Cohen New York, Wangechi Mutu Studio and University of Delaware's Museum of African American Art. He has exhibited work in Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, Florida (Miami Art Fair) Washington, DC and New York.