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2024 RMAA Wall Calendar Call For Entries!

Photography of Ringwood State ParkShare your photography of Ringwood State Park and help us create a calendar reflecting the beauty of the Park throughout the seasons!  The Ringwood State Park Calendar Contest is open to any photographer who loves Ringwood State Park.

Check out the entry details below and enter HERE (

  • Entries Close September 15th 11:00pm EST The contest is FREE! & open to everyone.
  • Entries should reflect Ringwood State Park (Ringwood Manor, Skylands, Long Pond, NJ State Botanical Garden or Shephard’s Lake).
  • The submitter must own the copyright to the photo and will retain it after the contest.
  • Up to 5 entries are permitted.
  • Photos must be color, clear, and of good quality and high resolution — 300 dpi or higher in PNG or JPG format — and no greater than 5MB. If image resolution is too low you will be asked to supply another photo. If a high resolution image is unavailable, another photo may be selected to take its place in the calendar.
  • Photos should be landscape in orientation.  Quality photos that display the unique features of the park, different viewpoints and various seasons are more to be selected. Heavily manipulated photos are discouraged. 
  • The final images for the calendar will be selected by a panel of RMAA Board Members and/or persons desginated by the Board to help with the selections. All Decisions are final. 
  • Artists whose photos are chosen for the calendar will receive a free copy of the calendar and the photos displayed in the gallery for the month of October  2023.
  • All entries will be included in an online presentation of the photography shared via Youtube and social media. 
  • All funds raised from the sale of the calendar will be dedicated to the restoration of the Carriage Barn.
  • Photos included in previous RSP calendars are not eligible.

Our 2023 Calendar with cover photo by Tara Kolton

Free Concert with the North Jersey Concert Band

The Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts is delighted to bring to the North Jersey Concert Band to Ringwood Manor Park!

Join us on the Thursday, July 20 at 6:30pm for the FREE EVENT: Music at the Manor

On the beautiful summertime grounds of the park, the North Jersey Concert Band will be bringing us a wide variety of music, ranging from famous film score composer John Williams (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and many other iconic films) to the composer of popular American marches, John Phillip Sousa, Henry Mancini and many more!

We look forward to seeing you for a fantastic evening the park!

You can see the full program here:


Join us for three evenings in the park for Jeb’s Open Mic Summer Series!
Following up on the success of 2022’s open mic nights on the porch, the series continues into 2023!

Head to the park with a chair/blanket for three Saturday evenings of open mic entertainment:

May 13th
June 17th
July 15th

Signups to perform are from 5:00-5:30pm with performances from 5:30-8:00pm.

We look forward to seeing you and hearing all of the fantastic performers!

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)