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 (next in 2020), the RAL Regional Juried Photography Exhibition (January 2019), as well as 2020  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. 

Jewelry Trunk Show
A Juried Members’ Exhibition 

Eligible: Rehoboth Art League Member Artists 
February 9 – February 10, 2019
Tubbs and Corkran Galleries

This call is now closed.

Due to the overwhelming success of our first (and one-day) Jewelry Trunk Show in 2018, this year’s show has been extended into a 2-day weekend event. In an effort to attract and capture a larger target audience of jewelry buyers this show is scheduled to take place the weekend prior to Valentine’s Day.  

Image Credit: Necklace, by juror Aimee Petkus

Small Vessels
A Non-juried Members’ Exhibition 
Eligible: Rehoboth Art League Member Artists 
February 15 – March 12, 2019
Ventures Gallery

Submission Requirements:
Limited to four works per artist. Sold works may be replaced.
Works can take any shape form (vessels, bowls, plates, cups, etc.)
Maximum dimensional value not exceed eight inches.
Other requirements as listed in the Members Sales Gallery Contract
Reminder: Artists must attach a label with name, date, title, medium, and price to each work.

Registration Fee: No fee

Important Dates (A reminder that the gallery is closed on Mondays):
Drop-off Dates: February 1-11, 2019 
Pick-up Dates: March 13 – March 20, 2019 

Image Credit: Martie Geiger-Ho, White Spiraled Round Pot, ceramic, 7″ x 8″ x 8″

 

Small Works, Big Art
A Non-juried Members’ Exhibition 
Eligible: Rehoboth Art League Member Artists 
February 15 – March 12, 2019
Tubbs Gallery

Submission Requirements:
Limited to 2-D works 
Limited to  four works per artist. Sold works may be replaced.
Works not to exceed an image size of 100 sq. inches (height” x width”)
No frame size restriction.
Other requirements as listed in the Members Sales Gallery Contract
Reminder: Artists must attach a label with name, date, title, medium, and price to each work.

Registration Fee: No fee

Important Dates (A reminder that the gallery is closed on Mondays):
Drop-off Dates: February 1-11, 2019 
Pick-up Dates: March 13 – March 20, 2019 

Image Credit: Untitled, Lorelei Meanor, 2017, glass mosaic, 10″x10″

 

Coastal Living–A Member’s Showcase Exhibition
A Juried Members’ Exhibition 
Eligible: Rehoboth Art League Member Artists 
April 12 – July 14, 2019
Rehoboth Beach Municipal Building

Prospectus 

The Rehoboth Art League is looking for the best artistic representations of coastal living to showcase at the City of Rehoboth’s well-trafficked Municipal Building on Rehoboth Avenue. This Members’ Showcase, which could encompass anything from townscapes to beach views, and from local landmarks to marine scenes, will be on display during our beach town’s busy summer months. This collection of artwork will serve as a reminder to locals and vacationers alike that coastal living is a one-of-a-kind experience.  

Juror
Jacalyn Beam was born in Chester County, PA.  Her early training in art was rooted in the history and beauty of the Brandywine Valley. She holds a B.S. in Music, M.Ed. and Ed.D. and has always had a passion for painting. Ms. Beam is a member of the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, Washington Society of Landscape Painters and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (MAPAPA). Ms. Beam is included in the book, 100 Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters, published by Shiffer. She is also featured in Brandywine Reflections as an artist helping to preserve the Brandywine traditions.

Registration Fee: $20.00
Application Deadline: Monday, March 11, 2019 (5pm)
Notification: by Friday, March 18, 2019 (5pm)

Image Credit: On the Canal, Jacalyn Beam, 2018, oil, 11″ x 14″

 

On the Road–A Coastal Camera Club Exhibition
Eligible: Coastal Camera Club Members 
May 10 – June 9, 2019
Corkran Gallery

Prospectus 

Artists often find inspiration in new places. Running concurrently with RAL’s Voyages exhibition of 2D works, this Coastal Camera Club exhibition takes travel as its theme, seeking new perspectives from artists who journey away from home. Submissions might transport viewers to a faraway locale, capture unique perspectives of other cultures, or highlight the amazing landscape of other continents.

Juror
The juror for this exhibition is fine art photographer and RAL member Andy Gordon. Gordon specializes in abstract and minimalist images ranging from tiny objects to landscapes.  He uses advanced imaging techniques to capture high levels of detail and depth, emphasizing the shape, form, and texture of his subjects.  Gordon received formal training at the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Photojournalism and a Masters of Science in Printing Technology.

Submission Fee: $5.00 per image (up to 3 images)
Application Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019 (5pm)
Notification: by Friday, April 5, 2019 (5pm)

Image Credit: Sliding Doors, Leslie Sinclair, Archival Digital Print

Contemporary Miniatures
Eligible: Open Call 
April 5 – May 5, 2019
Corkran Gallery

Prospectus and Registration 

This unique art form, based on a minute scale, traces its roots back to the book paintings and illuminated manuscripts set in the 7th century. A work of fine art in miniature is a particularly personal object that draws the viewer into an intimate concentrated little world that is breathtaking in its execution. Every single detail is miniaturized – the scale of the subject matter, the brush or pencil strokes – so that only with high magnification can one behold the immaculate details of the artist’s technique which may include stippling, hatching or pointillism. These techniques are specialized means of producing a perfect balance of color and detail in a series of thinly applied layers of exquisite color intended to reflect light. The miniatures show a high standard of design and the artist’s mastery of the chosen media and palette.

Judge
The judge for this show is Narissa Steel, President of Miniature Painters, Sculptures & Gravers Society (MPSGS), Washington D.C. A Best in Show award will be given, and other awards are TBA.

Submission Fee: $20.00 (up to 2 pieces may be delivered)
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019 (5pm)

Image Credit: Playing Chess, Glenn Yeung, 2013, watercolor on paper, 4″ x 6.25″

Secret Places–A Member’s Showcase Exhibition
A Juried Members’ Exhibition 
Eligible: Rehoboth Art League Member Artists 
May 10 – June 9, 2019
Peter Marsh Homestead, Rehoboth Art League

Prospectus 

Artwork, through a depiction of quiet solitude or areas less-traveled, can often transport viewers to another place. We invite RAL member applicants to this exhibition to share their own renditions of a secret place, whether it be a remote landscape or a favorite locale that evokes creative energy. This exhibition runs for approximately four weeks, and is the first show for the Homestead’s season opening. Artists may replace sold works throughout the exhibition. 

Juror
Joseph Terrone is a professional Delaware based Artist. He graduated from Pratt Institute with an MFA in painting and has earned New Jersey State Certification as an Instructor of Art. Mr. Terrone’s plein air paintings have been collected throughout the country. Originating from his abstract art background coupled with his response to plein air painting, his paintings act as vehicles to express his love of nature through color and movement. His work has been influenced by Emile Gruppé and other artists of the Cape Ann and Bucks County area.

Registration Fee: $20.00
Call Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019 (5pm)
Notification: by Monday, April 8, 2019 (5pm)

Image Credit: Walking Along the Water, Joseph Terrone

 

46th Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show
Eligible: Rehoboth Art League Member Artists 
August 3 – 4 & August 10 – 11, 2019
Rehoboth Art League

Prospectus (both Returning Artists and New Applicants) 

The Rehoboth Art League’s two-weekend annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show draws local discerning collectors as well as those from the Baltimore-Washington, Philadelphia and New York City areas. The wooded, historic campus of over 3.8 acres draws over six thousand patrons for this event, many who are returning patrons eager to see their favorite artist’s new works. This event, which includes food, drink, live music, children’s activities and more, is a community favorite, drawing attendees with the notably high quality of juried artwork on display.

Registration Fee: $20.00
Call Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019 (5pm)
Notification: by Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (5pm)

Image Credit: The Sun, Charles Palmer, from the Rehoboth Art League Permanent Collection

46th Annual Members’ Fine Craft Exhibition
A Non-juried Members’ Exhibition 
Eligible: Rehoboth Art League Member Artists 
June 14 – July 21, 2019
Corkran & Tubbs Galleries

Check back for prospectus information.

Registration Fee: $20.00
Application Deadline:  June 10, 2019
Delivery of Works: June 4 – 10, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday June 14, 5-7pm
Pick-up of Unsold Works: July 23 – August 2, 2019

Gallery Talk: From the Juror, with Trudi C. Van Dyke: Saturday, June 15, 2019 

Image Credit: Vase, Susan Gladstone

81st Annual Members’ Fine Art Exhibition
A Non-juried Members’ Exhibition 
Eligible: Rehoboth Art League Member Artists 
July 26 – September 3, 2019
Corkran, Tubbs & Ventures Galleries

Prospectus and registration

Registration Fee: $20.00
Application Deadline:  July 19, 2019
Delivery of Works: July 12 – July 22, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday July 27, 5-7pm
Pick-up of Unsold Works: September 4 – September 15, 2019

Gallery Talk: From the Juror, with Joseph Gonzales: Saturday, July 27, 2019 

Image Credit: Three Graces, Sydney McGinley, 2017, mixed media on paper, winner of Best in Show at RAL’s 80th Annual Members’ Fine Art Exhibition

2020 Solo and Group Exhibition Proposals
Eligible: All Artists 
(Member and Non-Member) 
RAL Galleries 

Prospectus

The Rehoboth Art League offers solo and group exhibitions to both member and non-member artists of the league. All proposals are presented to the Exhibitions Committee, which is composed of both fine art and fine craft artists, curators, collectors, and gallery directors.  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.

Jurors
The Exhibitions Committee, Rehoboth Art League

Registration Fee: $20.00 (member and non-member)
Call Deadline: Monday, July 15, 2019  (5pm)
Notification: by Monday, September 2, 2019 (5pm)

Image credit: Andy Gordon, Fall Maple Leaf #1, 2017, archival pigment print, 20″x26″            

35th Annual Holiday Fair Fine Craft Show
Eligible: Rehoboth Art League Member Artists 
November 2 & November 3, 2019
The Henlopen Acres Campus: The Homestead, The Paynter & Chambers Studios, Corkran, Tubbs & Ventures Galleries

Prospectus 

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. This year the Members’ Holiday Fair will be held on November 2nd and 3rd. Last year nearly 1,000 people attended this event. It is a significant winter event for the Rehoboth Art League and is well-known for the high quality of its juried artisans. This event is held in all of the historic buildings on the Rehoboth Art League’s Henlopen Acres campus. Visitors will enjoy a festive atmosphere featuring live music, food and the delight of seeing and purchasing beautiful crafts.

Registration Fee: $20.00
Application Deadline: Monday, August 19, 2019 (midnight)
Notification: Monday, August 26 (by 5pm)
Hours: 10am – 4pm both days

Image Credit: Delaware Bay Clay