Members’ Fine Art Exhibition to open July 28 at RAL

The 79th Annual Members’ Fine Art Exhibition will open Friday, July 28, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rehoboth Art League in Henlopen Acres. The exhibition showcases artworks in a variety of mediums, including: paintings in watercolor, oil and mixed media; and sculptures in stone and ceramics; as well as both digital and darkroom photography.

Following a longstanding Rehoboth Art League tradition, awards of excellence are presented at the opening reception.

“It’s hard to believe that this exhibition has been happening for 79 years,” said Artistic Director Jay Pastore. “This speaks to both the ongoing talent and commitment of our member artists.”

More than 125 artists will be participating in this year’s show.

This year’s awards judge is artist and curator René Treviño, who received a bachelor’s degree in art with distinction in painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York, N.Y., as well as attended classes at the Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. He then went on to earn a master’s degree in interdisciplinary arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore.

Treviño has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and has served as curator for a number of regional projects and exhibitions. From 2009 to 2014, he served as the exhibitions manager at School 33 Art Center, in Baltimore. Currently he is an adjunct professor at Towson University in Towson, Md., and at the Maryland College of Art in Baltimore.

On Saturday, July 29, beginning at 2 p.m., in the Corkran Gallery, Treviño will shed light onto this process of judging such a large exhibition, as well as some of the award-winning works. He will also be available to speak to individual artists about their works. The exhibition runs through Sept. 3.

There will also be an opening reception at the Homestead for the Members’ Showcase exhibition, “Environmental Impact.” All of the works in this exhibition, both 2-D and 3-D, were created to heighten the awareness of the changing environment.

Gallery hours for both exhibitions are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

The opening reception is free and open to the public, For additional information on the art league, its classes, events and exhibitions, visit the website at or call (302) 227-8408.