Call for Entries

The following is a list of our current ‘Call for Entries.’

The Rehoboth Art League offers juried exhibitions and events throughout the year. Member artists have the opportunity to enter all of the juried exhibitions offered by the league (assuming their submissions  are compatible with the type of media and theme posted within the call).  Non-member artists are eligible to participate in some of our juried shows. These include: The Regional Juried Biennial Exhibition as well as 2022  Solo and Group show proposals. 

The prospectus for any exhibition associated with a  ‘Call for Entry’ is linked from this page and from the exhibition’s web page from the time of the call until one month following the close of the exhibit.  Use this to reference information such as the dates and deadline for picking up  unsold works following the exhibition’s close.

All application/submission deadlines are firm.

Please continue to check back as more calls are posted throughout the year. 

83rd Annual Members’ Fine Art Exhibition

Eligible: Rehoboth Art League Members
Exhibition Dates: July 23, 2021 through August 22, 2021
Registration Fee: $20.00 (Registration Fee is non-refundable)
Application Deadline: Friday, July 16, 2021 (5pm)

Delivery of Works: Monday, July 5 through Sunday, July 18, 2021
Opening Reception: Friday, July 23, 2021, 5-7pm
Pick-up of Unsold Works: August 23 through August 29, 2021

Awards Judge: Molly Giordano, Executive Director, Delaware Art Museum

All fine art artists are invited to participate in the annual exhibition. This exhibition showcases artworks in a variety of mediums by over 125 of the Rehoboth Art League’s Member Artists. Following a long-standing Rehoboth Art League tradition, awards of excellence are presented at the opening reception.

Application and Prospectus 

Image: The Weathered Gray Apple Crate, John Clendening, Oil on Canvas

2022 Solo and Group Exhibition Proposals

Eligible: Rehoboth Art League Members and Non-Members
Deadline to Apply: July 18, 2021 (midnight)
Registration Fee: RAL Members $20.00 / Non-Members $35.00  (Registration Fees are non-refundable)
Notification of Acceptance: by September 1, 2021`

The Exhibitions Committee is in the process of organizing solo and group exhibitions for 2022. This is a very competitive program as RAL can only accept a limited number of proposals each year. Artworks in any media will be reviewed. The RAL is situated in the town of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, a highly traveled area not only by the residents of this and the expanding surrounding communities, but also by art patrons from the Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York metropolitan areas. Over 29,000 people participate in Rehoboth Art League programs annually.  Special exhibitions have played an important part of our programming since the league’s beginning, in 1938.  The RAL campus houses the Corkran,Tubbs, Ventures, and Homestead galleries.

Image Credit: Confusion and Hope, Francisco Loza, Pressed Yarn on Panel

The Quiet Hour
Member’s Juried Showcase

Rehoboth Beach Municipal Building

Application Deadline: Monday, September 6, 2021.
Notification of Acceptance: by Friday, September 10, 2021.
Delivery of Work, shipped or dropped off: September 11, 2021 through September 19, 2021 to the Corkran Gallery, RAL
Pick-up of Unsold Works: Tuesday, November 23  through Monday, November 29, 2021 (at RAL Campus).

Theme:
It’s easy to be inspired by the natural beauty of the Delmarva coast. Shimmering sunrises and sunsets illuminate over reflective bodies of water, acres of marsh reeds and grasses swaying in ocean breezes, dramatic, towering cloud banks back-lit by sparkles of lightening. We see these instances of glory, pause for a slow breath, and take them into the mind – often getting lost in the thoughts that connect our psyches to mother nature. It’s all at once serene, powerful, peaceful, intimidating. We take in the spectacular beauty of the moment and then drift back into our day.

Prospectus

Exhibition Juror: Martha Spak

Image Credit:  “Inlet,” watercolor, by Marion Guthrie

Abstract Landscape
Members’ Juried Showcase

Peter Marsh Homestead

Eligible: Rehoboth Art League Members
Exhibition Dates: October 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021
Registration Fee:
$20.00 (Registration Fee is non-refundable)
Application Deadline: Monday, September 13, 2021 (5pm)
Notification of Acceptance: by Friday, September 17, 2021
Delivery of Work, shipped or dropped off: September 18 through September 26, 2021 to the Corkran Gallery, RAL
Opening Reception: Friday, October 1, 2021 (5-7pm)

The method of abstract landscape painting can involve a great deal of creative expression either by altering scenery that exists in real life or by creating an imagined setting.  The abstraction can be done without any symbolic significance or the abstraction can represent an idea and express the artists’ inner emotions and feelings. Abstract landscape paintings are intentionally different from what exists in real life and thus very interesting for both the artist and viewer. RAL invites its members working in 2D to showcase their interpretations. Any medium and style from traditional to abstract will be accepted for review.

Prospectus

Exhibition Juror: Brooke Rogers

Image Credit:  Winter Shore II, Lee Wayne Mills, Mixed Media on Paper, 2012

37th Annual Holiday Fair Fine Craft Show

Eligible: Rehoboth Art League Members
Event Dates: November 6 & 7, 2021, 10am-4pm both days
Registration Fee: $20.00 (Registration Fee is non-refundable)
Application Deadline: Monday, August 31, 2021 (5pm)
Notification of Acceptance by: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Booth Fee: $250 (if accepted). Cancellations must be requested no later than Tuesday, September 17, 2021.

Over the years the Members’ Holiday Fair Fine Craft Show has been a favorite show bringing together select artisans to the Rehoboth Art League every first weekend in November. The event annually draws an estimated 1,000 attendees. It is a significant winter event for the Rehoboth Art League and is well-known for the high quality of its artisans. This juried event is held in all of the historic buildings on the Rehoboth Art League’s Henlopen Acre campus.

Prospectus and application

 

7th Regional Juried Photography Exhibition
Corkran Gallery

Eligible: Open to both members and non-members living in DE, MD, NJ, PA VA, DC.
Exhibition Dates: January 14, 2022 through March 6, 2022
Registration Fee:
$20.00 (Registration Fee is non-refundable)
Application Deadline: Monday, November 8, 2021 (5pm)
Notification of Acceptance: by Monday, November 15, 2021
Delivery of Work, shipped or dropped off: November 16, 2021 through January 9, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, January 14, 2022 (5-7pm)

Prospectus

Exhibition Juror: Paul Rider

Image Credit: “What Do You Have To Lose.” archival digital print by Bria Sterling-Wilson, 1st Place Winner, 2021

2022 Jewelry Trunk Show

Corkran and Tubbs Galleries

Eligible: Open to RAL members only.
Exhibition Dates: February 11, 2022 (4pm-7pm) and Saturday, February 12, 2022 (10am-4pm).
Registration Fee:
$20.00 (Registration Fee is non-refundable)
Application Deadline: Monday, January 10, 2022 (5pm)
Notification of Acceptance: by Monday, January 17, 2022
Booth Fee, if accepted:  $175

Prospectus

Rehoboth Beach Arts Festival
Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach

Eligible: Rehoboth Art League Members
Event Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022, 10am-5pm, with a Rain Date of Sunday, May 22, 2022
Registration Fee: $20.00 (Registration Fee is non-refundable)
Application Deadline: Monday, January 31, 2022 (5pm)
Notification of Acceptance by: Monday, February 14, 2022
Booth Fee, if accepted: $300

Prospectus

The Rehoboth Art League and the City of Rehoboth have partnered to produce the second annual Rehoboth Beach Arts Festival. Known for its annual events that draw discerning local collectors as well as those vacationing from the Baltimore/Washington, DC, area as well as Philadelphia and New York City, the Rehoboth Art League is seeking fine artists to participate in this juried inaugural event. Held the weekend before Memorial Day weekend—the unofficial start of summer for this beach town—the event will fill the Rehoboth Beach Grove Park with tents of original, quality artwork, where RAL member artists can sell their work.

This event is free and open to the public, free parking street parking is available. Extensive event advertising is placed in local newspaper and visitor’s guides, regional magazines, and on the radio.