In 2022, CAMP Rehoboth hosted 10 art exhibitions, providing over 100 artists with an opportunity to exhibit. Hundreds of patrons attended the receptions and stopped by to enjoy and learn from the art on display. These exhibitions explored themes and aspects of our unique history and culture. A highlight was celebrating the history of CAMP Rehoboth in “30 Photos in 30 Years.” Two solo exhibits promoted the work of popular local community artists.
January 17 to February 28, 2022 Art & Activism
Black artists expressed their passions and shared how they use art to awaken collective social and political consciousness and spark the Black imagination. The February 19 reception was a fabulous gathering of artists, friends and family, and CAMP participants socializing and celebrating the artists and the exhibit.
March 1 to 31, 2022 Mills & More
In this exhibit, art collectors had a unique opportunity to view and purchase the art of Lee Wayne Mills. The prolific local artist passed away in the summer of 2020 and donated some of his works to CAMP Rehoboth, with proceeds used to support youth program and the arts. The exhibition included additional works from CAMP Rehoboth’s collection that complemented Mills’ work. Many of Mills’ patrons attended the March 26, 2022 reception.
April 7 to April 30, 2022 FEST ART 2022!
This exhibition, a community favorite, was held in conjunction with CAMP Rehoboth’s Women’s FEST. It celebrates women in the arts. Twenty-eight artists displayed their art, with work extending from the gallery to the Atrium. The juror for this exhibition was Rebecca Davidson. Hundreds stopped by the exhibition and attended the April 8 reception.
May 4 to 31, 2020 30 Years in 30 Photos
This exhibition was a celebration of CAMP Rehoboth’s 30-plus year history. Co-founder Murray Archibald curated over 300 photographs from CAMP Rehoboth’s extensive archives. A team of three community members with close connections to CAMP Rehoboth selected the 30 photographs that comprised the exhibition. The May 21 reception provided patrons with a chance to celebrate and reflect on CAMP Rehoboth’s history.
June 4 to July 2, 2022 “As I see it…from Kodachrome to iPhone”
“Slow down and take a closer look” is the philosophy of local favorite Geri Dibiase, who brought her photography to CAMP Rehoboth for a one-woman exhibition. Many patrons attended the June 5, 2022 reception.
July 5 to 28, 2022 Renewed Perspective On Glass
Local artist Richard Thibodeau showcased his unique talent at a solo art exhibition at CAMP Rehoboth. Thibodeau has taken an ancient technique, reverse painting on glass, incorporated art deco flair, and modernized it for the 21st century audience. Many patrons attended two receptions to meet the artist and learn about his technique.
August 1 to September 5, 2022 Delaware Division of the Arts Award Winners XXII
25 artists were recognized for their outstanding quality of work by the Delaware Division of the Arts. The art traveled from Dover, where is appears at the Biggs Museum of American Art, to CAMP Rehoboth to appear in Sussex County. Visual art included paintings, polymer, photography, charcoal, sculptures, and media arts. The work of writers and performers were also displayed. The August 5, 2022 reception celebrated these artists and included performances and readings.
September 10 to October 8, 2022 More than the Average Bear
This exhibition celebrated the Bear. These are not your four-legged variety of bears, but a group of men in the gay community that call themselves "Bears.” A team of community members curated this exhibit of bear-friendly art, which was held in conjunction with the annual Rehoboth Beach Bears Weekend. Two receptions were held to celebrate the Bear and these artists.
October 14 to November 30, 2022 From the CAMP Collection
Many community artists were featured in the six-week show that included artwork that has been donated to CAMP Rehoboth. An October 14 reception provided patrons with the opportunity to peruse and purchase the art. Thanks to the generosity of these artists and donors, 100% of the proceeds were designated to support CAMP Rehoboth programs, including health and wellness and the arts.
December 1 to January 6, 2022
To coincide with its World AIDS Day observance, CAMP Rehoboth hosted “ART & AIDS, A Story to be Told” in the gallery for the purpose of promoting dialogue and raising awareness about HIV and AIDS.
The exhibition included works by photographer Vincent Cianni, who has documented the AIDS crisis, and six community artists, who explored themes of love, stigma, survival, and more. A section of the Memorial AIDS Quilt was displayed at All Saints Church, the site of the World AIDS Day Service.