Competitions & Contests

Seasons: Autumn- A Members' Juried Showcase Exhibition

Entry Dates 2020-09-11T17:00:00 - 2020-06-01T05:00:00 30 Days Left



A Members' Juried Showcase Exhibition

Dates: September 25 through December 13, 2020
The Rehoboth Beach Municipal Building
229 Rehoboth Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
Second Floor Atrium Gallery
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 fourth 2020 Members’ juried exhibition showcased at the Rehoboth Beach City Hall will continue to focus on the four seasons with the final being Autumn. Autumn represents the preservation of life and its necessities. During this time, animals prepare for the winter by storing food and creating cozy hibernation spaces. Farmers work on their fall harvest by collecting a reserve of crops as the crisp fall air sets in and the changing leaves. It is a time for cozy sweaters and delicious pies. In a way, the autumn season offers us a chance to reconnect with ourselves as we preserve our safe havens.  RAL invites its members working in 2D to submit work interpreting what Autumn means to them. Any medium and style from traditional to abstract will be accepted for review.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2020 (5pm).
Notification of Acceptance: By Monday, September 14, 2020
Delivery of Works (if accepted):September 15 through September 22, 2020 to the Corkran Gallery, RAL
Opening Reception: There will be no opening reception for this show
Pick-up of unsold work: December 14 through December 20, 2020 (at RAL Campus).

Juror: Sara Ganter, Executive Director for the Rehoboth Art League
Ms. Ganter received her BFA in Fine Art Photography from Syracuse University and completed her graduate studies at the City University of New York's Graduate Center, with a focus on photography and social change. She has worked in editorial photography and has held development positions at nonprofit arts organizations for more than a decade.  

There are no awards given for this exhibition.

Submission Requirements
Submitted works must be 2-D and be wired and ready to hang (NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS ARE PERMITTED). Submitted works must be produced no earlier than 2018. 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 7 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 2018.

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.

Image Credit: Nick Serratore, 'Colors of Autumn," pastel.