Cape Gazette

RAL hosts 41st Outdoor Art Show

By Steven Billups | Aug 14, 2014
Photo by: Steven BIllups Scott Causey, left, of Florida discusses his process of creating his colorful sculptures with Christopher Peterson of Rehoboth Beach.

The Rehoboth Art League kicked off its 41st Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine CraftShow Aug. 9-10 on its historic wooded campus in Henlopen Acres. More than 130 artists were on hand to display and sell their fine art on the first weekend of the two-weekend show.

The show features a wide range of media on display and for sale including: ceramics, glass, painting, jewelry, wood, sculpture, metal, fiber art and photography, RAL Executive Director Sheila Bravo said attendance was up from last year and she was happy to see friends and supporters of RAL throughout the show. New this year is a guided tour of the campus led by Bravo at 2 p.m. each day.

There is also a bier garden, sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery in the gardens behind the Homestead, as well as art demonstrations, face painting, musical entertainment and plenty of great food available in various areas of the campus. Nage and The Point will provide lunch and refreshments and other goodies.

Upcoming weekend at the Outdoor Show:

Saturday, Aug. 16: Robert Yu/piano in the Corkran, 11: a.m. to 1 p.m.; pottery demos-near Chambers Studios, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Pam Foss - Styrofoam sculpture demo by the Children’s Studio, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Face painting by artist Sherry Biele, booth 62, 1 to 4 p.m.; Tim Parrot/DJ and DPR tent at the Bier Garten in the Homestead Garden, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Mike McShane/Shore Jazz in the Memorial Garden, 2 to 2:45 p.m.; Tour of the Art League, meet at Paynters Studio with RAL Director Sheila Bravo, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 17: Harry Charles/Guitarist/Folk in the Memorial Garden, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Pottery demos, near Chambers Studios, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Chris Johnson/piano in the Corkran, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Styrofoam sculpture demo, by Children’s Studio, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Face painting by artist Sherry Biele, booth 62, noon to 3 p.m.; Roo Brown and Mixed Blessings/acappella, 1-3 p.m.; Bier Garten in the Homestead Garden, 1 to 3 p.m.; Marv Ashby/Blue Grass in the Memorial Garden, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Tour of the Art League-meet at Paynters Studio, 2 p.m.

Some of the artists only participated for one week so many new artists will be at the show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17. Admission is $5 per person, with children under 12 free. A free shuttle is available from the Kmart parking lot on Route 1 and Rehoboth Elementary School on Stockley Street. For more information call 302-227-8408 or go to

Painter John Pompeo from the Philadelphia, Pa. area discusses his large scale paintings with local resident Kath Johnson. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Susan Turfle, left, of Lundela Hand Crafted Beads, helps customers Pat Dunnunzio, center, and Marilyn Mengle decide which beads and clasps to use for their jewelry. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Photographer Eddie Hirshfield talks about the photographic technique he used to create these new abstract color prints with artist Charlene Jake. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Amantha Allen, right, of Rehoboth Beach looks at the necklace made by Anna Biggs of Wilmington. Biggs has been showing and selling jewelry for 17 years at the Rehoboth Art League Outdoor Show. Biggs sculpts ornamental elements in gold and silver in her jewelry. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Painter Ron Lightcap, left, of Millsboro shows some of his prints to friend Hollard Franks of Lewes. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Dolores Andrew, left, teaches at Rehoboth Art League and creates her art in pen and ink, pastels and watercolors. Andrew is shown telling the stories of her various images to Margaret Bisch-Markowitz of Virginia. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Photographer Kim Bemis, left, explains details in a photograph to Catherine Deighan of Ocean View. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Painter David Oleski, center, of Pennsylvania talks about the the delivery service he provides to his customers Josh and Sabina Javits of Lewes. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
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