Biennial regional juried exhibition returns to Rehoboth Art League

The Rehoboth Art League will host an exciting lineup of new exhibits on display from Friday, August 26 through Sunday, September 25. The public is invited to an opening reception for all four shows from 5 to 7 p.m., August 26.

RAL’s regional biennial juried exhibition returns for its 10th year with works by artists living in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. This exhibition, which will take over the Corkran and Tubbs galleries, represents a strong collection of 2D and 3D works by emerging and masters level artists. The artists will be judged by Kasmira Cade-Seymour, a visual artist, educator, independent curator, collaborator and community activist, who will choose the recipients of the Best in Show, Jury Achievement Award and Honorable Mentions categories.

Cade-Seymour will give a free gallery talk at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 27, at Corkran Gallery to discuss his award-winning picks and other standout pieces from the exhibition.

The Ventures Gallery will host Zoomorphism: Finding Natural Impressions in Humanized Materials, works by Jason Lyons, the first winner of the 2020 regional juried biennial. Lyons’ inspiration comes from looking at the tools and objects that were created for the intention human and how these items correspond to the organic shapes found in the natural world. He searches for these forms buried in objects, then uses and reinterprets them in the anatomical structures that make up the organic sculptures he creates. Ultimately, he creates beauty from many common and, in some cases, mundane everyday objects.

The Homestead will present another juried exhibition, this one with the theme of the harvest moon. For the Jury Members showcase exhibition: Harvest Moon, RAL invited its member artists to submit works interpreting their vision of this special astronomical event in the fall. The Harvest Moon refers to a bright full moon that occurs closest to early fall, historically providing sufficient early evening moonlight for farmers harvesting summer crops. Whether shining in an open field or shimmering above the ocean, the Harvest Moon offers a dazzling spectacle that never disappoints.

Finally, the DeWitt Gallery will present specially selected works from the RAL collections, many of which have never been exhibited before. The Rehoboth Art League is one of the few active art collecting organizations in Delaware. The collection currently contains over 900 items and includes many historical works by prominent Delaware heritage artists who were instrumental in the formation of the league in 1938.

Exhibits are free and open to all during normal gallery hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, at 12 Dodds Lane, Henlopen Acres.

For more information, visit RehobothArtLeague.org or call 302-227-8408.

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