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Delray Art League Celebrates 50 years with CALL TO ARTISTS, New Members, Special Banquet And Events

Please join the Delray Art League (DAL) in celebrating 50 YEARS of outstanding art and art education!  DAL is opening a CALL TO ARTISTS for a Plein Air Contest (DEADLINE: January 30th), extending an invitation for NEW MEMBERS to join, sharing the INDOOR and OUTDOOR EXHIBIT dates, and selling tickets to their CELEBRATION of ART Banquet on February 27th!  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details here.  Congratulations, DAL, here’s to 50 more!









Plein Air Art Festival

Thurs. Feb 26, 2015    8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
In the courtyard of the Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Avenue  Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)
Cash awards totaling $2000
Judging, Exhibition & sale 4 – 7 p.m.
Live music by the Florida Youth Orchestra


Artists in the Park – 3 Day Art Festival


Friday, Feb 27, 2015 – Sunday, March 1, 2015       9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

On the grounds of the Delray Center for the Arts

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Music & Street performers


Artist Within

Saturday and Sunday, Feb 28, 2015  and  March 1, 2015     10 a.m.-4:00 p.m

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Various age groups of children will create drawings on large paper pads
Creations will be on display & each young artist will be able to take their masterpiece home
No registration, just show up


Youth Art programs and High School Art Contest

Sunday, March 1, 2015     10 a.m.

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Art Festival and Portraiture Artists
Southern Dance, Magic Cards, Music by Steve Martel

Celebration Banquet

Public Invitation to Artists, Galleries, former DAL Members and Supporters of the Arts to attend the DAL Celebration of Art Banquet, Friday, Feb. 27th, 2015


The Delray Art League cordially invites all local Artists, Galleries, Community Members, Patrons and other Supporters to join us at our Celebration of 50 Years of Art Banquet.

Friday February 27th, 2015

6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Gymnasium

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Cost: $40.00 per person

Keynote speaker will be Joe Gillie, President & CEO of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts
Includes dinner, dancing, fine art silent auction, gift basket raffle and more…
Proceeds go to benefit the DAL Scholarship Program.

For more information and/or tickets contact:  Manny Jomok  or call 732-208-3842




Call to Artists to participate in DAL’s 50th Year Celebration Plein Air Contest, Thursday, Feb. 26th, 2015




Inaugural Plein Air Competition in Delray Beach, FL

Artists can register and apply at:

This event is part of the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Delray Art League and hosted by the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square in Delray Beach on their 25th Anniversary.

Artists will have the opportunity to enjoy not only painting, but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewer, this art form can be very exciting because it invites you into the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists’ world. The competitive side of the process pits artists against each other for prizes to be awarded at the end of a day of painting “en plein air” (outside on location).


Judges for the event will be Marisa Pascucci, Curator at the Boca Museum of Art; Violeta de la Serna, Regional Sales Manager for Plein Air Magazine; and Michele Byrne, Nationally Renown Plein Air Artist and Art Educator.


The Competition: February 26, 2015:


  • 8 to 9 am: Artists check in and stamping of canvases at the Crest Theater at Old School Square at 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL.
  • After check-in, artists may paint anywhere in the downtown area of Delray Beach. That includes the area within 4 blocks north or south of East Atlantic Avenue from Swinton Avenue to the Ocean Beach
  • Artists will be able to choose their own location from a thoughtfully compiled list of suggestions. Artists must paint within the competition boundaries and without the assistance of photographs. Any medium, except photography will be accepted.
  • 3-4 pm: Competing artists can turn in up to two framed, ready to hang artworks which will be displayed on the artist easel(s) under the Big Top Tent at Old School Square. Artworks must be completed by 3 pm and on display by 4 pm
  • 4:30 pm: Exhibit, awards and sale will take place in the Tent Area


The Plein Air Painting Locations:

Each artist will be given a map that delineates the competition boundaries and suggested painting locations for those artists unfamiliar with the area. In case of rain, there will be a list of covered locations where artists are invited to paint. Locations include marinas, historic buildings and monuments, gardens, architecture, ocean, intra-coastal waterway views, small shops and much more.

The Awards:

Cash awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, Juror’s Recognition and Honorable Mention Awards Additional awards may be presented at the committee’s discretion.

Entry Deadline – January 30th , 2015
Application fee – $40

For more information contact:   Ralph Papa   561-3740837


Delray Art League City Hall Exhibit WInners

Delray Art League City Hall Exhibit WInners


DAL Invitation for New Members




 New Member’s Artwork

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.

 Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00

Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
Not Accepted: (except if grandfathered in): computer generated art, crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.

Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

For more information:


Delray Art League’s Artists

in the Park Outdoor Show Schedule


DAL Outdoor Schedule (2)


Fine Art Exhibition & Sale

The Delray Art League’s outdoor art shows are one of the longest running fine art venues in South Florida. Artist works represent a variety of mediums including acrylic, ceramics, oil, pastel, photography and watercolor. Members donate a portion of all sales to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts. DAL is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and is celebrating its 50th Year Anniversary in 2015.


Delray Art League Crest Theater Exhibit Winners Bob Birkenes and David Cohen

Delray Art League Crest Theater Exhibit Winners Bob Birkenes and David Cohen

2015 Outdoor Show Schedule:

Shows run 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 Old School Square

Feb. 7 & 8 Veterans Park

Feb. 14 & 15 Old School Square

Feb. 21 & 22 Old School Square 

Feb. 27, 28 & March 1 Old School Square

March 7 & 8 Veterans Park

March 21 & 22 Old School Square

March 28 & 29 Veterans Park

Veterans Park is located on Atlantic Avenue and the Inter-coastal in Delray Beach.

Old School Square is located on the corner of Atlantic Ave and Swinton Ave in Delray Beach.



Delray Art League Artists in the Park

Delray Art League Artists in the Park


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