RAL opens 75th Members' Fine Art Exhibition

Featured Artist Anne Hanna stands with her Adella E. Chiswell Award: Best Watercolor, titled “Bouncing Light.” PHOTOS BY STEVEN BILLUPS
June 22, 2013

The Rehoboth Art League hosted its 75th Annual Members' Fine Art Exhibition opening reception June 14 in the Corkran and Tubbs galleries. Also on display is a selection of works, Heritage Artist: Birth of An Art Community, in the Homestead Gallery. The Heritage Artist exhibition highlights artists who were influential in the beginning years of the RAL in the 1930s and 1940s.

Winners include the following:

Sarah Ethel Tunnel Award: Best in Show
John Schisler, "Lemon Appeal," oil on panel

Mary Hall Leach Award: Outstanding Work
John Bayalis, "Morning with Monet," watercolor

Thomas McFarland Skelly Award: Painting of Exceptional Merit, any medium
Aina Nergaard-Nammack, "#1352 Albeniz, Grenada," acrylic

Louise Chambers Corkran Award: Best Sculpture
Roy Fitzgerald, "Glyph," black locust wood

Howard Schroeder Sketch Group Award: Portrait or Figurative Work
Margaret Bayalis, "Emerging," oil
(Sponsored by the Rehoboth Art League Sketch Group)

Lucille K. Megee Award: Honorable Mention
Anne E.H. Carroll, "Magdelana III," watercolor

Mary Derrickson McCurdy Memorial Award: Honorable Mention
Michael Weinert, "Cumulus Clouds, Rehoboth Beach," oil

Mrs. Robert McClellan Award: Honorable Mention
Angela Herbert-Hodges, "Clouds over the Cannery," watercolor

Adelia E. Chiswell Award: Best Watercolor
Anne Hanna, "Bounced Light," watercolor

Village Improvement Association Award: Two Local Artists
Louise Gatanas, "Persian Garden," gouache and ink 
Constance Costigan, "Spirit Field," pencil

Col. W. S. Corkran Award: Painting representative of the Eastern Shore of Sussex County (east of Route 113)
Lesley McCaskill, "Sunrise over the Dune," watercolor

Faucett Okie Award: Emerging Delaware Artist Working in Oil or Pastel, Traditional Style
Josephine T. Startzel, "Bits and Pieces," oil on panel