Past Exhibitions

Sitting Pretty: A Collections Showcase

Sitting Pretty
May 10, 2024 – July 14, 2024
Dewitt Gallery 
Opening Reception: Friday, May 10, 2024 (5 to 7pm).

The Rehoboth Art League is one of only a few actively collecting art institutions in Delaware.  The collection contains over 1000 items, which include works of art in various media; colonial furniture; artifacts and decorative art collected by the Corkran’s when they resided in the Homestead, as well as an array of RAL’s organizational archives.  The collection maintains a focus on mid-20th century works of art created by notable artists such as Ethel P.B. Leach, William Leach, Orville Peets, Jack Lewis, Howard Pyle, Edward Grant and Howard Schroeder, to name a few.  As part of our exhibition season, we are excited to share many of these works, some which have never been seen, to the public with these special “themed” showcases curated by members of the Collections Committee .

Sitting Pretty
Curated by Denise Clemons and Le Rowell

“The most prominent feature of a portrait is the person who sits for the artist creating the work. The same can be said for an object that serves to inspire a piece of sculpture. Here you will find a unique ensemble of works from the Rehoboth Art League’s Collection that illustrate the notion of Sitting Pretty, whether whimsical or serious, abstract or representational.”