Image: The Crowded Beach, woodcut print on paper by Mary Mullineaux,
Collection of the Rehoboth Art League


Presented by the Rehoboth Art League and the City of Rehoboth Beach

ELIGIBILITY: Open to Rehoboth Art League Member's Only


When: Saturday, May 23, 2020
Where: The Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Rain Date: Sunday, May 24, 2020

The Rehoboth Art League and the City of Rehoboth have partnered to produce the City’s first-ever boardwalk arts festival, where artists will showcase and sell their work amidst the backdrop of the picturesque coastline and the busy boardwalk. Known for its annual events that draw discerning local collectors as well as those vacationing from the Baltimore/Washington, DC, area as well as Philadelphia and New York City, the Rehoboth Art League is seeking fine artists to participate in this juried inaugural event. Held during Memorial Day weekend—the unofficial start of summer for this beach town—the event will fill the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk with tents of original, quality artwork, where RAL member artists can sell their work.

This event is free and open to the public, and the Rehoboth Art League will provide shuttle service from a remote parking area as an amenity for exhibiting artists. Local lodging for out-of-town artists can be arranged through the Rehoboth Art League for a nominal administrative fee. Extensive event advertising is placed in local newspaper and visitor’s guides, regional magazines, and on the radio.


Artist submission deadline (online): January 31, 2020 (5pm)
Acceptance notification (by email): February 17, 2020 (5pm)
Booth and lodging fees due: March 1, 2020
Lodging details communicated: May 1, 2020


Submission Fee: Twenty dollar ($20.00) non-refundable application fee due with completed submission by 5pm on January 31, 2020.
Booth Fee (if accepted):  $300 Payment due with completed application form by March 1, 2020.
Housing Fee:  There is a flat fifty-dollar ($50.00) non-refundable administrative fee to arrange local lodging. Lodging is for participating artists only and is only available for Friday night prior to the event day. Housing is on a first come, first serve basis and is not guaranteed. Only service dogs will be considered for artists requesting housing. Artists must provide documentation for any service dogs at the time of their request. Accommodations are all smoke-free properties.  
Fee Refunds: No refunds will be given after March 15, 2020.  Refunds will be given prior to this date minus a twenty-five dollar ($25) administrative return fee.



All mediums are juried. Artists may only exhibit artwork in the medium for which they are juried in. Artists who wish to exhibit multiple mediums must apply separately for each one. All art must be 100% created by the artist.  Machine-made or mass-produced work is not permitted. The jury decisions are confidential and final. Each application package must consist of a total of five images: four (4) images of your work, and one (1) image of your booth and display.   


11’ x 11’ tent space (to accommodate a 10' x 10' tents) are located along the east side (ocean side) of the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk. All tents must be white. Artists are to provide their own display booth, heavy weights, and/or tables in order to display their work in an outdoor environment. Professional grade tents and weights are required due to strong winds at the oceanfront. No canopies or free-standing signage is permitted. One tent is permitted per space. Expansion beyond your tent’s allocated footprint is not permitted and may result in additional fees.  There will be no location changes once a booth assignment has been provided to the artist. If space is available, artists may request a double booth space.


All artists are responsible for processing their own sales transactions. The Rehoboth Art League does not provide sales books or wrapping materials for artist sales.


The event is located on the oceanfront boardwalk in the resort district of Rehoboth Beach. Unfortunately, there is no free parking. Artists are encouraged to utilize a complimentary shuttle service to and from a parking lot on the edge of town, unless an artist prefers to pay for street parking rates for the day. There is no designated parking in Rehoboth Beach for the event.


Booth set-up begins on Saturday at 7AM and all artists must have moved their car to remote parking by 9:30AM. To load-in you may dolly on from an access road (several cross streets), but there is no guarantee that you will be able to park close to your booth. Volunteers will be present to monitor your belongings at cross street points at the boardwalk while you park your car after unloading. To load-out you may dolly off the boardwalk or access your booth via your vehicle. There are no staff members or volunteers to assist with load in, load out, tent set-up, or tent breakdown.


The Rehoboth Art League expects a level of professionalism from participating artists. Artists who berate the staff of the Rehoboth Art League, the City of Rehoboth, event volunteers, or other artists or uses offensive language will not be tolerated. You will be asked to leave the event immediately and will not be allowed to participate in future RAL events.

  • You are responsible for your booth and its contents. Be prepared to protect your artwork and display in the event of bad weather.  Make sure your booth is secured.

  • The Rehoboth Art League and/or the City of Rehoboth is not responsible for damage to artwork or display materials due to weather or unrelated incidents.

  • No smoking is permitted on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk.

  • Applicants must be current members in good standing with the Rehoboth Art League.

  • Only one exhibitor is allowed per space. Artists must be present with their work on the day of the show.

  • Works must be original and conceived, designed and executed by the exhibitor – therefore, no commercially produced or kit items are permitted. 

  • Giclée prints must be identified as such, and be limited, with an emphasis on original work.

  • Only 2D Photography is allowed.  Photography reproduced on commercial and functional items such as tote bags, mugs, note cards, pillows and clothing is strictly prohibited.

  • Artists misrepresenting themselves from what they submitted will be asked to breakdown their tent and leave immediately.

  • Booth area must be free of clutter and garbage on all sides of the tent and artwork must be displayed in a professional manner.

  • Due to limited maneuverability, artists must quickly unload trailers/vehicles and remove their car for set up and completely tear down before retrieving their car at show end. 

RAL will monitor compliance to these rules during the show.  Any artists not complying may be asked to leave the show with no refund. Artists understand it is the discretion of the RAL to modify show policies at any time.


Your total submission must consist of five images: four (4) images of your work, and one (1) image of your booth and display. All works must be created within the past two (2) years. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SUBMIT 1 APPLICATION. AN "APPLICATION" MEANS AN "IMAGE." Only the first image will require any data (medium and title). If your first image is of your booth, simply type your medium, and then 'booth' underneath. After that, press "Add Attachment" to upload the other four images.

Submission Images must be less than 4 MB (each) in size.  All images must be of high quality to best represent your work as images are used by RAL for promotional purposes. Upon each submission, you will receive an email confirming acceptance. 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.

Poor quality images will affect the jurors' scores. Contact Rose Murray, Director of Community Engagement, at 302.227.8408 ext. 204, or rose@rehobothartleague.org with any submission related concerns or issues.

This call is set up that you first register and pay the 20.00 dollar fee prior to uploading your images. After registration, and until the end date of this call, you may login at any time to upload your images or change previously uploaded images.


1st Rehoboth Boardwalk Arts Festival

All Applicants (Both Returning Artists & New Applicants) 

This call is open to all RAL Member Artists. Membership must remain current from the time of this registration through the dates of the event. For membership information, new or renewal click here.