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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


April 1st Art Tour! Supports RMAA.

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 PayPal below.

**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