Competitions & Contests

Abstract Landscape: Members' Juried Showcase

Entry Dates 2021-09-13T17:00:00 - 2021-05-10T05:00:00 81 Days Left


Image Credit: "Winter Shore II," mixed media, by Lee Wayne Mills

Abstract Landscape

A Members' Juried Showcase Exhibition


Dates: October 1 through October 31, 2021

Registration Fee: $20.00 for up to two submissions. (Registration fee is non-refundable)
Eligibility: Artists must be current members of the Rehoboth Art League. Your membership must be active through the last day of the exhibition. 

The method of abstract landscape painting can involve a great deal of creative expression either by altering scenery that exists in real life or by creating an imagined setting.  The abstraction can be done without any symbolic significance or the abstraction can represent an idea and express the artists' inner emotions and feelings. Abstract landscape paintings are intentionally different from what exists in real life and thus very interesting for both the artist and viewer. RAL invites its members working in 2D to showcase their interpretations. All mediums and styles will be accepted for review.

Application Deadline: Monday,September 13, 2021 (5pm).
Notification of Acceptance: by Friday, September 17, 2021.
Delivery of Works (if accepted):September 18 through September 26, 2021 to the Corkran Gallery, RAL.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 1, 2021 (5-7pm).
Pick-up of unsold work: November 1 through November 5, 2021.

Juror: Brooke Rogers
Brooke Rogers is a painter and teacher from Ocean City, MD. He studied with Grace Hartigan at the Hoffberger School of painting at MICA, where he earned his MFA. He has taught at Salisbury University for many years, serving as department chair from 2009-15. Brooke is an abstract painter, but in reverse. He starts with abstraction as a given, an approach to painting he inherited from the late 20th century. Brooke’s interest, however, is in coaxing abstraction back toward the real world, back toward observed reality in the simplest sense. Matisse said that reality is always the power source for a painting. He started with reality and moved toward the “decorative”­­–his word for abstraction, but for Brooke reality is what he is trying to get back to. 

There are no awards given for this exhibition.

Submission Requirements
Submitted works must be 2-D and be wired and ready to hang (SAWTOOTH HANGERS ARE NOT PERMITTED). Submitted works must be produced no earlier than 2019. Works previously displayed at RAL are permitted to be submitted for this exhibition. Submission images must be less than 4MB each.  Upon each submission, you will receive an email confirming that your image has been received. You may re-enter the call until the deadline to delete, change, and/or edit your submissions. Check out this instructional video to resize larger images using both Mac and Windows operating systems.

Pick-up and Delivery
Delivery dates are as noted above. Pick-up dates are within 5 days following the last day of the exhibition. All artwork must be picked up by the artist and/or shipping arrangements prepaid and prearranged by the artist at the end date of the show. RAL is not responsible for the return of any artwork(s) if unclaimed, or when no arrangements have been made. There is a storage fee of five dollars ($5.00) / day / piece for any work(s) that remains at the RAL after 14 days following the close of the exhibition.

The RAL is not responsible for any wrapping materials or boxes left at the time of delivery.

Works must be displayed throughout the entire length of the exhibition. Sold works may be replaced. Replaced images must meet the approval of the Rehoboth Art League.  All 2-D works must be wall hung ready. Any special requirements for hanging must be discussed with the Exhibitions Director in advance of delivery.

Although every effort will be made in the safe handling of artwork, Rehoboth Art League will not be held liable for any theft or damage of consigned artwork during the exhibition period. The artist is responsible for packing, shipping, insurance and other handling expenses and the risk of loss or damage incurred in the delivery of the artworks to the RAL. The RAL shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any artworks that occur after their delivery to the gallery and until they are either sold or picked up by the artist. The artist is responsible for the return (by pick-up or delivery) of all unsold work(s).

All works must be available for sale. The artist will receive a sixty-five percent (65%) payment for any works sold during this exhibition. Following the exhibition: the artist must pay a thirty (35%) percent commission to the RAL for any work(s) sold outside of the RAL to a buyer who was introduced to the work(s) while on display during this exhibition. Works must be produced no earlier than 2019.

Any works remaining at the RAL after two (2) months past the end date of this exhibition will be forfeited to the Rehoboth Art League.

By submitting works into this exhibition, you agree to the above terms and conditions.