The Rehoboth Art League’s 47th Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show will be held virtually from Saturday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 9, to safeguard the health and safety of the hundreds of artists, staff, and volunteers this trademark event convenes. The event will feature 100 fine artists showcasing their latest work through RAL’s website, social media, and other virtual venues. Artists will maintain the tradition of demonstrating their techniques and discussing their creative inspiration, all online through the league’s website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube platforms. This year’s virtual event represents artists from places including Connecticut, New York, Tennessee and Florida, as well as favorite local and regional faces. Juried artists will showcase their work in mediums including oil painting and watercolor, pastel, ceramics, jewelry, metal, woodwork, fiber art, photography, and more.
The 2020 virtual Outdoor Show is underwritten by Jack Lingo Realtor, a proud supporter of the Rehoboth Art League for five generations. “We are pleased to be the event underwriter for the Rehoboth Art League’s Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show,” said Bryce Lingo. “It’s a unique opportunity to see neighbors and visitors to the Coastal Delaware region join through art and culture. The Lingo family and the many people who work with us all have a strong passion for the arts and for giving back to the community. This aligns with our overall goal and mission to Give Where You Live.”
Each year, the Rehoboth Art League raffles off a piece of artwork generously donated by an artist from the outdoor show. This year’s featured raffle artist is Philadelphia-based painter David Oleski, who has donated his painting “Three Green Apples” for the raffle, with the proceeds benefiting RAL’s exhibitions and educational programs. Oleski, a graduate of Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, is known for his large-scale still lifes created with exquisite application of oil textures. Raffle tickets for the piece, which measures 30-by-40-inches and is valued at $3,400, are available for purchase in the Corkran Gallery. Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20. The winning ticket will be drawn Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Another longtime outdoor show tradition is the fundraiser for the RAL Homestead docents, who staff the historic Peter Marsh Homestead each year. This year, the fundraiser also goes virtual as dozens of fine art pieces generously donated by participating artists will be auctioned off to benefit preservation projects undertaken by the docents on the Rehoboth Art League campus. Auction items, which include everything from paintings to sculpture, jewelry to ceramics, are available online or can be viewed in the DeWitt Gallery in Henlopen Acres.
For more information about RAL’s 2020 Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show, go to www.rehobothartleague.org, or connect with RAL on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.