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Support Our Young Artists During The Holidays

Deck the halls with one of our beautifully adorned tabletop holiday trees to raise money for the Young Artist Expo! 2019 is the 40th Anniversary of this very special exhibition and we need your help to keep it going. Free children’s programs like this are an essential community service, especially with funding for public school arts on the decline.

The Young Artists Expo is a singular exhibit opportunity that offers kids grades 4-12 a chance to display and sell their art in a real gallery setting. All the participants and their families also attend a gallery reception where they meet established artists, and winners are presented with art supplies and certificates in an awards ceremony. Best of all it there is NO ENTRY FEE for this exhibit! The entire show is free and open to all young people of any experience level, whether attending school, homeschooled, or those with various special needs.

Please help us continue providing this important art program by bringing one of our beautiful little trees into your home for the holidays – each one hand crafted and donated by volunteer artists from the RMAA or local community/school groups.

The auction runs in conjunction with the Holiday Sale the first 3 weekends in December at the gallery from 11am – 4pm. Bidding ends at NOON, December 16th and trees can be picked up that afternoon until 4:00. Other pick up options are available, and we will deliver locally at no charge. Also, should you fall in love with a tree, each has a Buy It Now price at which you can immediately take it home!

100% of the proceeds for each tabletop Christmas tree will go towards funding the Young Artist Expo, so why not spread a little holiday cheer and help support a unique Ringwood Manor Arts Association student artist program.

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