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Rehoboth Art League seeks artist to create Convention Center mural

May 20, 2019

The Rehoboth Art League (RAL) is looking for an artist to create a coastal themed mural on the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.


The Convention Center, which reopened in 2018 next to the city’s new Municipal Building, already hosts rotating exhibitions of artwork from RAL the Coastal Camera Club and others.

But outside near the entrance, there’s a wall Art League exhibitions director Nick Serratore suggests could use some artwork.

 

“It’s approximately 15’-wide-by-18’-tall. And it’s just blank. It actually looks like a giant blank canvas, just waiting for something,” said Serratore.

And Serratore says the City and RAL are collaborating to find someone to put a mural there.

 

“It has to reflect Rehoboth Beach - the coastal town that we live in. So it could be just about anything; anything that’s related to Rehoboth, you know, the boardwalk, it could be ocean inspired, it could be some landmark - a lighthouse, so the sky’s the limit on this one.”

Serratore says interested artists should submit two to three examples of mural work they’ve done, a biography and resume and a proposed mural design by June 1.

The artist chosen could begin work as early as September, and will receive a $5,000 stipend, but is responsible for all site preparation and necessary materials.

Delaware Public Media' s arts coverage is made possible, in part, by support from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.