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 Alida Fish
Saturday, Jan 5, 2:00 pm
Join juror and awards judge Alida Fish for an overview of the RAL Regional Juried Photography Exhibition. This year’s exhibition was open to all artists living in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Hear her process of selecting works from submission images as well as commentary on some of the works in this exhibition. Artists are invited to have open or private feedback of their works. Exhibition page
Alida Fish received a B.A. degree from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, and an M.F.A. in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology, NY. She is Professor Emerita at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, where she served as Chair of the Media Arts Department, and later Interim Dean of the College of Art, Media, and Design. She is currently the President of Fish Studios, LLC. Complete resume
A selection of her work will be on display in the Ventures Gallery throughout the length of the RAL Regional Juried Photography Exhibition (Jan. 4 – Feb. 7, 2019).
From the Judge
with Narissa Steel
Saturday, April 6, 2:00 pm
Join Narissa Steel, judge of the Rehoboth Art League’s Contemporary Miniatures Exhibition, as she gives an overview of this unique artform, which has its roots in the book paintings and illuminated manuscripts set in the 7th century. She will also discusses her award selections. Artists are invited to have open or private feedback of their works.
Nar Steel is an artist and for nine years was the owner of Cobblestone Art Gallery in Old Town, Alexandria, VA. She has exhibited in many juried shows where she has won numerous first and second place honors as well as honorable mentions. Nar is President of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC (MPSGS). For many years, she has served as the Society’s chairperson for its International Exhibition. She was the Facilitator for the World Exhibition of Miniature Artists held at the Smithsonian Institute in the summer of 2005.
From the Artist
with Bill Wolff
Saturday, April 13, 2:00 pm
Hear from exhibiting artist Bill Wolff about his creative process and execution of sculptural work. He has been making and exhibiting sculpture made primarily from discarded tree parts for more than 20 years in a wide variety of venues nationally and internationally. Wolff holds an MFA from Louisiana State University and an MA from the Tokyo University of the Arts. He has worked as an educator since 2009 and is currently Assistant Professor and head of the sculpture area at Salisbury University on the eastern shore of Maryland.
From the Conservator
with Im Chan
Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:00 pm
Hear from Washington D.C. based, Professional Paper Conservator, Im Chan about the process and purpose of conserving and preserving works of art and historic artifacts on paper. She is a graduate of the Buffalo State College Art Conservation graduate program. Im has held positions in the paper conservation labs at The National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Morgan Library & Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is currently a Paper Conservator at the Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery.
From the Judge
with Trudi C. Van Dyke
Saturday, June 15 2:00 pm
Join Trudi C. Van Dyke, judge of the Rehoboth Art League’s 46th Annual Member’s Fine Craft Exhibition, as she gives an overview of this large exhibition and discusses her award-winning choices. Artists are invited to have open or private feedback of their works. Exhibition page
Trudi C. Van Dyke received a B.A. degree from Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, W.V., and a M.S. degree from Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. She is a national fine arts and crafts juror who specializes in contemporary fine craft, and has been the awards judge for dozens of major craft exhibitions throughout the United States. resume
From the Judge
with Joseph J. Gonzales, PhD
Saturday, July 27 2:00 pm
Joseph J. Gonzales, PhD is an impassioned arts professional with over twenty-five years experience in the museum field. As a leader, cultural strategist, audience-builder, and educator, he has leveraged research, information-driven decision making, and community engagement strategies to successfully bridge museums and arts programs with diverse audiences. In recognition of his leadership in connecting museums and communities, he was awarded a Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Fellowship to attend the Chaos at the Museum: Infiltrating the Urban Fabric, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2016. The international program offered “participants practical tools and new formats to expand their creativity energizing museums, making them places of social gathering that infiltrate civic/urban space, and engaging them in a different dialogue with their environment, neighborhoods and community.” Joseph is Executive Director for The Delaware Contemporary located in Wilmington, DE.