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Saturday October 8 – Plein Air at Ringwood State Park

Join us for a day celebrating Plein Air painting in Ringwood State Park. Artists can welcome fall to the park by painting any day between September 22nd – October 8th.

We hope you will join us for the full day of painting on October 8th, but understand not everyone can make that date. Entries for competition should be delivered to the Coffee Shop at Ringwood Manor between 10am-2:30pm (2 Entries per Artist !). We will also have an art exhibition and drinks/snacks available all day in the Coffee Shop. Please visit with us and support our local artists.

Awards will be announced at 3:15pm – 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $75 and 3rd Place $50.

Register for FREE at the link:

Solstice Enchanted Evening to Benefit RMAA

On Friday, June 17th, the Summer Solstice, Ringwood Manor Park, will hold three Enchanted Evening Tours in partnership with the RMAA. These tours are similar to the extremely popular (and quick to sell out!) Enchanted Evening Tours in the fall season, but this one is on the Summer Solstice.

These hour and a half long tours, starting at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm, allow visitors to experience Ringwood Manor as the sun sets on one of the longest days of the year!

​Guides take groups through the interior of the historic house, telling the various legends and lore about the site, followed by a lantern-lit walk to the cemetery on the property. The sun will just be setting as the 7:00 pm tour heads to the cemetery at dusk, while the 8:00 pm & 9:00 pm tours will have a spookier walk as darkness descends.  

Tour groups are limited to 20 ($30 per ticket) and are expected to sell out FAST – ticket sales start at 9 am on Monday, May 30th at the link below.

All sales benefit the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts.

FREE EVENT: Nature Printing Workshop with Artist Lisa Madson

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, this has been rescheduled to Sat. June 18, at 11am

Note: This workshop is currently filled.
You can join our waitlist at the registration link below.

This is an outdoor workshop, so feel free to attend and observe!

Join Artist Lisa Madson at Ringwood Manor for a FREE large-scale nature printing workshop!


Join Artist Lisa Madson and the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts on Sunday, June 12 at 11am for a FREE large-scale nature printing workshop.

Expressing our affinity for the beauty of the natural world we will use leaves, natural elements, ferns, and foliage found on the grounds and a variety of printmaking techniques to create large multicolored fabric banners to be displayed at the Manor as a long term installation for you to bring your friends and family to see throughout the summer!

We will be using brayers, sponges, acrylic inks, and paints and we will experiment with cyanotype, an alternative photography process. Bring your smock, it’s bound to get messy!

The workshop is geared to all ages, artists can work individually or in small or family groups. The workshop is FREE, however, preregistration is encouraged to ensure that we have adequate supplies on hand.

Come out for the day and enjoy the workshop in the garden by the Coffee Shop and later take time to tour the Manor, explore the grounds, and deepen your understanding of the historical significance that Ringwood Manor plays in New Jersey’s history.

Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM
Ringwood State Park
1304 Sloatsburg Rd.
Ringwood, NJ 07456


Lisa Madson is a teaching artist who is a member of the International Nature Printing Society and several local arts groups. Showing in a variety of Museums and galleries she also leads summer workshops in Morristown at Maccullouch Hall Museum.

This program is made possible with funds from the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

RMAA – Spring 2022 Events

The RMAA welcomes the spring season with new events! As our historic barn gallery is currently closed for its long-awaited roof repairs, we have scheduled programs that are both virtual and out and about in the park.

Currently scheduled events are listed below and can be downloaded HERE.

As always, keep an eye on your emails and our social media for the latest updates!

For more information about these events, email: or call Leah: 973-839-0921.

These programs are made possible in part by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

  Thru May 16th  Young Artist Expo (Virtual)  Entries Close 10 PM May 16th   Awards Ceremony May 22nd  1:00pm Outside Coffee Shop
  April 23rd 4:00 PM – 6:00PMRingwood Manor Sketching/Drawing Session Spend 2 hours inside the Manor room/rooms of your choice drawing in the beautiful afternoon light.  Session is limited to 20 attendees.   $10 admission fee
  April 23rd & 24thArt in the Park Weekend Visit RMAA Artists at the Coffee Shop  FREE! Purchases benefit Barn Gallery Restoration Fund.
  May 7th 4:00 PM – 6:00PMRingwood Manor Photography Session Spend 2 hours inside the Manor room/rooms of your choice photographing in the beautiful afternoon light.   Session is limited to 20 attendees.   $10 admission fee
May 22nd   9:30am – 2:30pmPlein Air Painting in the Park Check in at the Coffee Shop. 8am Park Opens, Artists can begin painting 2pm Plein Air Demonstration by Rosanne Cerbo 2:30pm Painting due for Judging 3:30 pm Awards CeremonyFree for RMAA Members   $10 Non-Members
May 22nd   11am – 4pmImages of Ringwood “Pop-Up” Show   Receiving Friday, 5/20 3pm – 4:30pm Sunday, 5/22 9:30am – 10:30amFree for RMAA Members   $10 Non-Members
  May 27th, 28th & 29thArt in the Park Weekend Visit RMAA Artist Lisa Madson at the Coffee Shop.  FREE! Purchases benefit Barn Gallery Restoration Fund.
  June 4th Poetry Reading via Zoom Join us for an evening of poetry readings by local poets. Hosted by Karen Lee Ramos  FREE!
  June 5th   10:00am – 4:00pmClean Out the Carriage Barn Rummage Sale  FREE! Purchases benefit Barn Gallery Restoration Fund.
  June 12thNature Printmaking Workshop Lisa Madson will conduct this workshop using a variety of printmaking techniques. The finished product will be large multicolored fabric banners to be displayed in the park throughout the summer!  FREE!
  June 18th & 19thArt in the Park Weekend Visit RMAA Artists at the Coffee Shop   FREE! Purchases benefit Barn Gallery Restoration Fund.
RMAA Spring 2022

Spring 2022 Plein Air Paint Out

The RMAA’s Spring 2022 Plein Air Paint Out will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

The artist’s information flyer can be viewed below and downloaded HERE.
The entry form can be viewed and downloaded HERE.

There is no entry fee for RMAA members.
The non-member entry fee of $10 can be paid with the entry form, or via PayPal below.

See you in the park!


Paint Out Entry Fee (Non-Member)

Exclusive: Members Only Art Sessions

UPDATE: The drawing session is over and closed. There are still spots for photography!

The RMAA has worked with Ringwood Manor State Park to bring our members the rare opportunity to sketch and photograph inside the historic Manor House on the park grounds. These two exclusive events are for RMAA members only and have limited registration space. It is rare for this beautiful, historic building to be opened up exclusively for artists.

Photography and Drawing sessions will be on different days:

Sketching/Drawing Session is April 23, 2022 from 4pm-6pm.

Photography Session is May 7, 2022 from 4pm-6pm.

There is a $10 registration fee. Please choose your session and pay via PayPal below.

Registration spots for this exclusive event are limited and for RMAA members only.

You can Join or Renew your membership online HERE.

To join us:

1)Please register and pay for the session you want to attend via PayPal below. This will reserve your spot.

2) Bring a completed copy of your registration form to the event. The form can be viewed below and downloaded for printing HERE (Download Form).
Bring the form with you on the day of the event – you DO NOT need to send it to us beforehand.

3) If you forget the form, a copy will be available for you to fill out at the event.

See you at the Manor House!

Choose And Pay For Your Session

Call For Artists – N.J. Watercolor Society 79th Annual Open Juried Exhibition

There is a Call for Artists for The New Jersey Watercolor Society’s upcoming 79th Annual Open Juried Exhibition. The show will be held at the Middletown Arts Center from September 20 – October 23, 2021 The deadline for submission is September 1, 2021. All NJ watercolor artists are welcome to submit their work.

For a copy of the prospectus and to submit your entry(ies), go to:

For assistance with the on-line application, contact Michael Scherfen at mike(at)

For more information regarding this exhibition or the New Jersey Watercolor Society, go to the NJWCS website at contact theExhibition Chairman, Jill Crouch at jillycrouch(at)