New exhibits to open at Rehoboth Art League Feb. 12

Photography show juror to lead gallery talk Feb. 13
February 8, 2021

The Rehoboth Art League announced the debut of three new exhibitions at its historic Henlopen Acres campus Friday, Feb. 12.

This collection of shows includes the organization’s popular Regional Juried Photography Exhibition, now in its sixth year, on display in the Corkran Gallery. This annual exhibit invites artists from Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., to submit their latest work.

This year, 31 artists were selected for the juried exhibition, and their work represents a wide array of technique and content, from traditional modernist approaches to contemporary and alternative media.

Artists and community members interested in hearing details about the exhibition curation and its award-winning pieces are invited to a virtual conversation with juror Antonio McAfee at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13. The event, which will be moderated by photographer Brook Hedge, is free, but registration is required through RAL's website.

Also opening Feb. 12 is Figures on Film - Works by Steven Billups. The first-place winner of the 2020 Regional Juried Photography Exhibition, Billups will showcase his latest work in the Tubbs Gallery. This collection of photographs was produced in a traditional darkroom and takes the classic nude as its inspiration, set against a backdrop of landscapes. Billups works to create both harmony and contrast, using the flat lines of a landscape along with patterns of light and shadow to reveal or conceal the curvilinear shapes of the model.

Finally, the Ventures Gallery welcomes Recent Works - Pastels by Nick Serratore, which will be on display through Sunday, March 7. Throughout his career as an artist, Serratore has strived to expand the medium of pastels beyond old limits and find ways to incorporate these new discoveries into his work. His work includes quiet, contemplative landscapes in pastel, and he is well known for his local scenes. Serratore has received both emerging and established artist awards from the Delaware Division of the Arts, and he is the Rehoboth Art League exhibitions director.

Due to health and safety concerns, there will not be an opening reception; instead, the community is invited to visit the spacious campus during normal gallery hours to view the exhibitions. The Rehoboth Art League is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday, at 12 Dodds Lane, Henlopen Acres. Call 302-227-8408 for more information.

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