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.

Call for Entry

About the Exhibition

All RAL member fine art artists are invited to participate in this annual exhibition, which showcases artworks in a variety of 2-D and 3d media by over 125 of the Rehoboth Art League member artists. Following a long-standing RAL  tradition, awards of excellence are announced at the opening reception. 


The Sarah Ethel Tunnell Award: Best in Show, $500 and a 2021 Solo Exhibition.

The Mary Hall Leach Award: Outstanding Work, $250.

The Thomas McFarland Skelly Award: Painting of Exceptional Merit, any medium, $200.

The Faucett Okie Award: Emerging Delaware Artist working in oil or pastel, traditional style, $300.

The Louise Chambers Corkran Award: Best Sculpture, $50.

The William Horn Award: Best Photograph, $50.

The Col. W.S. Corkran Award: Painting representative of the Eastern Shore, Sussex County, East of 113, $50.

The Howard Schroeder Award: Sponsored by the Howard Schroeder Sketch Group: Best portrait or figurative work, $100.

The Delaware Watercolor Society Award of Excellence: Best Watercolor, $300.

The Mary Derrickson McCurdy Memorial Award: Honorable Mention, $100.

Adelia E. Chiswell Award: Outstanding Watercolor, $50.


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.