82nd Annual Members’ Fine Art Exhibition

Member Artists

July 17, 2020 - August 23, 2020

Corkran and Tubbs Galleries 

Opening Reception: There will be no opening reception for this show.

Announcement of Awards:  Friday, July 17, 6pm

Judge: Kristin Pleasanton

Gallery Talk, From the Judge with Kristin Pleasanton, has been cancelled.  In lieu of the gallery talk, we will provide a recorded video of Ms. Pleasanton discussing her decision process in selecting this year’s award winners.


About the Exhibition

This summer favorite showcases artworks in a variety of 2-D and 3d media by over dozens of Rehoboth Art League member artists. Following a long-standing RAL  tradition, awards of excellence are announced for exceptional work. 

Awards:  Congratulations to this year’s winners:

The Sarah Ethel Tunnell Award: Best in Show, $500 and a 2021 Solo Exhibition.  “The Weathered Gray Apple Crate” oil by John Clendening.

The Mary Hall Leach Award: Outstanding Work, $250. “Summer Zinnias” pastel by Laura Hickman

The Thomas McFarland Skelly Award: Painting of Exceptional Merit, any medium, $200. “Wildflower Series” pastel by Nick Serratore

The Faucett Okie Award: Emerging Delaware Artist working in oil or pastel, traditional style, $300. “Salt Kill” pastel by Alice Betts

The Louise Chambers Corkran Award: Best Sculpture, $50. “Elegy” spalted maple wood sculpture by Roy Fitzgerald

The William Horn Award: Best Photograph, $50. “Passages” archival digital print by Brook Hedge

The Col. W.S. Corkran Award: Painting representative of the Eastern Shore, Sussex County, East of 113, $50. “Diner” oil by Gordon Inyard

The Howard Schroeder Award: Sponsored by the Howard Schroeder Sketch Group: Best portrait or figurative work, $100. “Study in Warm and Cool” pastel by Sydney McGinley

The Delaware Watercolor Society Award of Excellence: Best Watercolor, $300. “Bold Stripes and Relaxation” watercolor by Rodney Cook

The Mary Derrickson McCurdy Memorial Award: Honorable Mention, $100. “The Conversation: Her” Acrylic mixed media by Mary Bode Byrd

Adelia E. Chiswell Award: Outstanding Watercolor, $50. “Fury of the Sea” watercolor by Debra Kreiger.


Awards Judge: Kristin Pleasanton

Kristin Pleasanton has worked with the Delaware Division of the Arts (DDOA) for twenty years and now serves as Deputy Director, where she administers the statewide grant review process, manages agency special events and visual arts programs, cultivates agency partnerships, and develops new initiatives to support federal and state priorities. Ms. Pleasanton will discuss the scope of work in the Rehoboth Art League’s 82nd Annual Members’ Fine Art Exhibition, as well as her award decisions as judge for the show. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Virginia and a MA in Arts, Art History and Museum Studies from the Virginia Commonwealth University.

Image: “Lost Horizon” oil on canvas by Linda Hill, 2019 winner of the Sarah Ethel Tunnel Award for Best in Show.