2018 Salons


 During the 75th Anniversary of the Art League in 2013 the RAL introduced monthly Salons - special evening gatherings with art discussions and refreshments held in private homes. By popular request the League will again offer Salons during 2018, this year bringing the discussions to the collectors to hear about specific interests and how personal collections of art have evolved and expanded.

Each Salon is hosted by a local homeowner and features a private overview of a collection of artwork, complete with discussion of artists, creative movements, art history, and more (reminiscent of the fashionable Paris Salons during the 17th century). Discussions are led by the homeowners and/or a leading professional on the evening’s topic. Unless otherwise noted, the registration fee is $35 per person.

Thursday, March 22
6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Collection of RAL Artistic Director Jay Pastore

Enjoy a sneak peek into the private collection of RAL's own Artistic Director at his home in Washington, DC. Compiled over the course of many years, this array of contemporary artwork includes pieces from Alexander Calder, Gloria Cesal, Kendall Messick, Rebecca Raubacher, Duane Rieder, and many more. An evening of light appetizers and drinks will be coupled with a walkthrough of the collection, and guests will have the opportunity to mingle with a few of the artists whose work is represented.

The cost is $35 per person
Limited to 25 guests
Washington, DC 20009

Thursday, June 21
6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Howard Schroeder Collection of John and Sue Schroeder

This is a rare opportunity to view John & Sue Schroeder's private collection of Howard Schroeder's art from the 1930's to the 1990's. Many of these paintings have never been exhibited, and will provide the patron with an opportunity to view the progression of Schroeder's artistic style over the years.

An evening of light appetizers and drinks will compliment an overview of the artists' career by his children and his biographer.

The cost is $50 per person
This event is sold out. 

Limited to 25 guests
Lewes, DE 19958