The Rehoboth Art League will host three new exhibitions beginning Friday, July 17, on its historic Henlopen Acres campus.
The Corkran and Tubbs Gallery will feature the 82nd Annual Members’ Fine Art Exhibition. It annually showcases artwork by dozens of Rehoboth Art League member artists in a wide variety of media including paintings in pastel, watercolor, acrylic, oil and mixed media, plus sculpture, photography and more. Following a long-standing tradition at the league, many different awards of excellence will be presented. The awards judge for this year’s exhibit is Kristin Pleasanton, who has worked with the Delaware Division of the Arts for 20 years and now serves as its deputy director.
Also opening July 17 in the Ventures Gallery is David Oleski’s Prime Numbers, a collection of recent still life oil paintings. Oleski, a Philadelphia-based fine artist, has found a voice in his version of an intense scrutiny of the world around him. Following in the footsteps of the 19th century impressionists, Oleski continues a deep exploration into increasingly fragmented views of simple still life paintings. He captures a sense of rhythm and atmosphere with sophisticated colors and thick, deliberate brushwork. Oleski was born in Boston and received his bachelor of fine arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Finally, the Peter Marsh Homestead will debut its recent acquisitions show, a collection of newly acquired pieces, from historic to contemporary works, in the organization’s esteemed permanent collection. The Rehoboth Art League is one of only a few actively collecting art institutions in Delaware and routinely acquires donated pieces of artwork for its collection. This collection comprises more than 800 pieces of fine art and antiquities, has grown from its inception in the 1930s and includes the work of notable artists such as Ethel P.B. Leach, William Leach, Orville Peets, Jack Lewis and Howard Pyle, among others.
There will not be an opening reception for this series of exhibitions, which will be on display through Sunday, Aug. 23. The galleries are free and open to the public seven days a week. The Rehoboth Art League is located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday and noon to 4 p.m., Sunday. The historic Homestead is open from noon to 4 p.m. daily.
For more information, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call 302-227-8408.