Cape Gazette

RAL opens Rediscovering Bertha Riley exhibit

Feb 22, 2013
Photo by: Steven Billups

The Rehoboth Art League held an opening titled Rediscovering Bertha Riley Feb. 16 in the Corkran Gallery. This is the first of many exhibitions and events during the Rehoboth Art League’s 75th anniversary.

Riley was a founding member of the Rehoboth Art League. Many of the paintings depict the Rehoboth area in a bygone era. The paintings were in the collection of Riley’s great-nephew Francis S. Riley and his daughters in California.

Art league member and board member Kitt McNeilly curated the show. Shown is Francis Riley discussing the painting of Bertha Riley’s niece Frances Riley with Amelia Sloan, whose aunt was a neighbor of Bertha Riley.


Gathered for a family photo are (l-r) Pam Riley Deremiah, Francis Riley, Carolyn Riley Melchert and Seth Melchert.
The Rehoboth Art League’s new Exhibition Manager John Mosher is shown with Elizabeth Kaufman.
Francis Riley takes a moment with show curator Kitt McNeilly.
Darrel Grinstead, left, talks with first-time Rehoboth Art League visitors Mark and Valerie Dunkle of Dover.
Enjoying the Riley exhibition are (l-r) Joe Conn, Rick Mowery and Tom Cordle.
Peg Mowlton, left, and Diana Urbanes made the trip to the region primarily for the Riley exhibit.
Mary Kelly of Maryland examines a painting as Dennis Barbour reads some information on Riley.
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