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2017 Holiday Sale – Artist & Vendor Information

We are excited to once again be hosting the RMAA Holiday Sale to benefit the Carriage Barn Roof Restoration Fund. The sale will run from 11am – 4pm during the weekends of December 2-3 & 9- 10, and the day of December 6th, concurrent with Ringwood Manor’s Victorian Christmas celebration. This event brings lots of visitors to the Carriage Barn Gallery and is designed to feature the varied talents of our artists.

Each Artist can submit up to 10 pieces of hanging artwork, and an unlimited amount of crafts, ornaments, jewelry, prints, etc. This gives our artists an additional opportunity to showcase their talents.

There is NO charge to participate in the sale. All items must be for sale and we request a 30% donation to the RMAA Carriage Barn Restoration Fund.  Of course, any donations of items for sale are greatly appreciated.

You need not be a member to participate. However, should the gallery be full, members work will be given priority and we reserve the right to rotate items for display.

Alternatively, Artists can choose to rent a table during the show, at the cost of $40 per day or $60 for 2 days.

We will also be sponsoring an Ornament Contest, with cash prizes! All ornaments must be for sale and will be displayed either in Mr. Hewitt’s Office at Ringwood Manor or in the Carriage Barn Gallery.

Receiving for both the Holiday Sale and the Ornament Contest will take place, November 11th and November 25th from 11am – 2pm in the Carriage Barn Gallery.

The prospectus’ for the sale and ornament contest can be found below:

Download the Holiday Sale Prospectus HERE

Download the Holiday Ornament Contest Entry Form HERE




iPhone/iPad Photo Art Creation Workshop with Phyllis Shenny

On Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 11:30am – 2:30pm at Ringwood Manor, Phyllis Shenny will be presenting “Your Personal Lens” a hands-on iPhone/iPad Photography and Art workshop. The workshop location will be the coffee house at Ringwood Manor State Park (across from the park office).
The workshop fee is $50 for RMAA members and $60 for non-members, prepaid.
$60 for members and $70 for non-members at the door.

Your spot can be reserved by paying via the PayPal Donate button on the bottom of the page (Please put “iPhone Workshop” in the payment comment) or by sending a check payable to RMAA to:
Phyllis Shenny c/o TruBamboo
38 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Full information is below or can be downloaded HERE

Workshop presenter Phyllis Shenny can be reached at for workshop questions.

April 1 Art Tours – Last Days for Reservations!

On April 1, 2017, the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts (RMAA) in conjunction with Ringwood Manor will be offering exclusive small group tours of the historic manor house on the grounds of Ringwood Manor State Park. In keeping with the spirit and mission of the RMAA, the tours will focus on the art collection in the Manor House and be hosted by the Manor curator and historian. All proceeds from the tour will go to support the RMAA.
The historic Ringwood Manor served as the summer estate of the Gilded Age industrialist Cooper-Hewitt families and is a National Historic Landmark District. The varied canvas and illustrative Cooper-Hewitt art collection in the Manor House includes paintings by 19th-century Hudson River School founder Thomas Cole, important American landscape artist Jasper Cropsey, and landscape and still life artist Martin Johnson Heade.
Two tour sessions will be offered on April 1, 2017. Times are 10:30 am and 1:30 pm.
The tour cost is $20 with all proceeds going to support the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts. Tours are limited to 20 people for each session. Due to group size limitations, advance payment is required to reserve your spot.
Reservation payment can be made via the PayPal Donate button at the bottom of the page. 

**NOTE: PayPal Button will say ‘Donate’, use that to pay and you can write us a note for your reservation on the next screen.**

Reservation payment via check may be made payable to RMAA and mailed to:
PO Box 32
Ringwood, NJ 07456