Competitions & Contests

Harvest Moon: A Members' Juried Showcase

Entry Dates 2022-08-08T17:00:00 - 2022-01-31T05:00:00 75 Days Left


Image Credit: "Harvest Moon," Archival digital print by Marta Nammack

Harvest Moon

A Members' Juried Showcase Exhibition


Dates: August 26 - September 25, 2022

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 term “Harvest Moon” is referred to as a full, bright moon that occurs closest to the start of Autum.  The history of the name 'Harvest Moon" dates back to before electricity providing ample moonlight in the early evening for farmers harvesting summer crops. The harvest moon is also considered to have spiritual meaning.  Whether glowing across an open field or shimmering above the ocean, the harvest moon puts on a dazzling show that never disappoints. RAL invites its artist members to submit work interpreting their vision of this special time of year.

Application Deadline: Monday,August 8, 2022 (5pm).
Notification of Acceptance: by Friday, August 12, 2022.
Delivery of Works (if accepted): August 13 through August 21, 2022 to the Corkran Gallery, RAL.
Opening Reception: Friday, August 26, 2022 (5-7pm).
Pick-up of unsold work: Monday, September 26 through September 30, 2022

Juror: Ellen Roney Hughes, Historian
Ellen Roney Hughes is a cultural historian and museum curator specializing in American popular culture, sport history and museum studies. She is curator emeritus at Smithsonian’s American History Museum where she spent most of her career. Education: B.A., History, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI; M.A. and Ph.D., American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.  For over four decades she built Smithsonian museum collections on American sports and entertainment, curated more than 20 exhibitions and authored catalogues, journal articles and book chapters. She moved over to National Museum of African American History and Culture where she planned the inaugural sports exhibition. As a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Maryland, College Park, she taught graduate courses in museum scholarship. Currently Dr. Hughes serves on the Rehoboth Art League Board of Trustees and chairs their Collections Committee. Originally from Washington, DC, she was married to the late sculptor Gary Hughes and now resides in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

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 2020. 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 2020.

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.