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2018 Photography Exhibition Receiving 7/28

Receiving for this year’s Open Photography Exhibition is Saturday, July 28 from 11am-2pm at the Barn Gallery. If you do not yet have your entry form , a PDF form can be downloaded and printed HERE.

Summer is a busy time for everyone, so, we’d like to thank our 2018  adjudicators for blocking out time for us. Our judges for 2018 are fine-art photographer and University instructor Robin Schwartz (http://www.robinschwartz.net/bio/) and noted photographer Trevor Hodgson.

Winners will be notified via email and awards are expected to be up by Wednesday August 1, with show programs printed by Saturday August 4.

Last, but not least, if you can volunteer on receiving day, please let us know, we do need the help.

We look forward to seeing your show entries!

2018 iPhone / iPad Photo Art Creation Workshop

On Sunday, May 20, 2018 – 12:00pm – 3:30pm at Ringwood Manor, Phyllis Shenny will be presenting “Your Personal Lens” a hands-on iPhone/iPad Photography and Art workshop at the RMAA’s Gallery in Ringwood Manor State Park.
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 RMAA’s website (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 phyllis@artnsoul.biz for workshop questions.

 

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the gates of Ringwood Manor

Spring Manor House Art Tours This April!

On the weekend of April 7, 2018, the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts (RMAA) in conjunction with Ringwood Manor Park 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, Sue Shutte. All proceeds from the tour will go to support the RMAA, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit community art association.

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 include 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:
Saturday, April 7 – 10:30am
Sunday, April 8 – 1:30pm

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 right of our web page.

For further information and inquiries please contact the RMAA: RingwoodManorArts@gmail.com

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

 

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

 

 

 

Fall Art Tours of the Manor House to Support the RMAA

On October 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 October 1, 2017. Times are 10:00 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 our website 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, letting us know the session time you’d like**

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

 

Congratulations to RMAA Scholastic Arts Award Winners

Congratulations to RMAA Young Artist exhibitors Sarah Abrahamsen and Nick Metz. Both have won regional awards in the 2017 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Through the years, both Sarah and Nick have been winners at the RMAA’s Annual Young Artist Expo. Regional Scholastic Art judging took place at Montclair Art Museum and an awards reception was recently held there. Over 420,000 student pieces were submitted nationally for judging, with over 4,200 being judged at Montclair.

Sarah won 4 Gold Key Awards, one for her portfolio project Abu (Abuelita), two Gold Keys for photography, and one for mixed media. Additionally, Sarah was awarded a Silver Key in photography, an honorable mention in photography, and two Honorable Mentions in mixed media. Nick was awarded a Gold Key in photography, an Honorable Mention in photography, three Silver Keys in painting, two Honorable Mentions in painting, along with two Honorable Mention in Drawing.

RMAA President, Joe Fontana is a Scholastic Arts adjudicator in New Jersey and New York regions.

Gold Key winners will move to national judging in New York City, with national awards being presented this summer at Carnegie Hall.

Best of luck at the Nationals to Sarah & Nick!

“Boy” – Nick Metz – Gold Key Award Winner

 

“Abu” (Abuelita) – Sarah Abrahamsen – From Gold Key Winning Portfolio