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News, Fundraisers & Event info


2021 Plein Air Paintout

You are cordially invited to the RMAA’s Plein Air Paint Out – June 26, 2021

Outdoor painters will set up their easels and paint the beauty of Ringwood Manor State Park during the Ringwood Manor Plein Air- Paint Out on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Hosted by the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts, the event combines a plein air painting competition with an art exhibition and sale.

During the day art lovers are welcome to chat with the painters in action. You’ll spot them around the grounds, along the brook, the pond, the Manor House, and at many other scenic viewpoints around the park. The gallery will be open from 11am -4pm and various artists and photographers will be showcasing their work.

In the late afternoon participants will present their work on easels and award winners will be selected. Join us for an awards presentation at 3:30pm.

Additionally, the West Milford Woman’s Club and the RMAA will be selling crafts while celebrating Christmas in July June! and conducting both a plastic bag recycling drive to bring a new TREX bench to the park and collecting used shoes and sneakers/cleats for recycling or reuse. Help us with our recycling efforts!

Entry Details are below or can be downloaded HERE.
Download the registration form HERE.
The Artist entry fee is $10 and the RMAA requests on 20% donation on sales.


 Artist Information: Ringwood Manor Plein Air Event

Saturday, June 26, 2021

(Rain Date Sunday, June 27, 2021)


Fees:   Artists are encouraged to pre-register and pay entry fee of $10 by Friday, June 25th, (walk-ins will be accepted). Print the entry form and mail to:

PO Box 32
Ringwood, NJ 07456

Or visit our website: RingwoodManorArts.org , pay your entry fee via Paypal and email your entry form to: RingwoodManorArts@gmail.com

Awards:               First Place $100, Second Place $75, 3rd Place $50

Entries:                Two paintings may be submitted to be judged. The paintings must be created at Ringwood State Park using plein air techniques during the day of June 26th.  We will not be stamping canvasses but would appreciate it if you check in at the gallery between 11am – 2pm.

2 additional pieces may be created and included in our online sale.  The RMAA requests a 20% donation on all sales.

Submission:        All paintings must be returned to the tent/gallery by 2:30pm on Saturday, June 26th. Late entries will not be eligible for awards but may be included in the online sale.  Paintings will be displayed on tabletop easels or standing easels and can be framed or matted, if desired.

Judging will take place promptly at 3:00pm.

Awards Ceremony:         Awards will be presented at 3:30pm.


Removal of Paintings:  Paintings may be removed at the conclusion of the awards presentation. Artists will be responsible for the delivery/shipping of any paintings sold during the online sale.

Pay Entry Fee Via PayPal:

The Entry Fom can be downloaded HERE and viewed below.

Paint Out Entry Form June 2021

Virtual Tea Party & Talk **POSTPONED**

***The Tea Talk has been postponed – keep an eye out for a future date***

The Ringwood Manor Arts Association invites you to an afternoon tea and talk from the comfort of your own home.

On Saturday, June 5 at 1:30pm, via Zoom, we are hosting an informative talk on the history of tea and Victorian tea etiquette.

The talk is $10 for non-RMAA members. A tea box containing finger sandwiches, sweets and scones with cream and jam, and two different teas can be added for $25. The tea box can be picked up at the Ringwood Manor Coffee Shop from 10am-12pm on the day of the event.

The talk is free to RMAA members (members email ringwoodmanorarts [at] gmail.com) to reserve your spot.

Choose your option from the drop-down below and use ‘Buy Now’ to checkout.


Valentine’s Day Desserts To Benefit RMAA


***Orders are have been closed. Thank you for your overwhelming support!

**Order pick up is Saturday, February 13th,  2-4pm at 81 Choctaw Trail, Ringwood, NJ.



Looking for something sweet this Valentine’s Day? Check out these special desserts and help support the RMAA!

Orders due by February 8th

Contactless/Curbside Pick up in Ringwood – Saturday, February 13th 2pm-4pm

Payments via Paypal

Delicious, beautifully packaged desserts professionally prepared by LoveandSprinklesNJ

A portion of each sale will be donated to the RMAA

Two Options are available: Breakable Chocolate Heart or Dessert Box

1. Breakable Chocolate Heart & Mallet – filled with a 2 layered dark chocolate walnut dark brownie filled and topped with cream cheese frosting, cranberries & red chocolate drizzle.  $25    (Message can be customized 15 letters maximum! Fill out the message at the PayPal button below.)


2. Valentine’s Treat Box – contains 2 cocoa bombs, 2 vanilla cake hearts, 4 chocolate covered strawberries, 2 chocolate covered Oreos & 8 chocolate covered pretzels. , $35


*******Don’t use Paypal? Need a delivery? Call Leah 973-839-0921 to make arrangements.*****


RMAA Valentine Draft

Seeking Local Art Submissions!

Happy New Year to our artists and supporters. As we come into the new year, we are heeding public health advice, and coordinating with Ringwood Manor Park for 2021 activities and will keep our exhibitors advised. Keep an eye on your email and our Facebook page for news.

We miss seeing new artwork at the gallery (and the artists who create it). So to get our dose of local artwork, we’re having an online contest.

Submission Rules:

Enter your original Paintings Only!
Artists can submit 2 entries
Deadline: January 31, 2021 11:59pm EST

We are running the contest on our Facebook page HERE or email a copy of your artwork to RMAAentries(at)gmail.com.

Our favorite will receive a Winsor & Newton professional watercolor set (12 tubes).

The entry with the most Facebook likes/loves will receive a $25 gift card to Jerry’s Artarama.

All RMAA decisions are final.

You don’t have to be an RMAA member to enter. However, many of our fixed expenses continue even though we can not open the gallery. Any membership payments or donations would be greatly appreciated!



January Contest

RMAA Fall Happenings 2020

As we head into the last part of a difficult year for all, we’d like to share some of the recent happenings at the RMAA.

First is our Plein Air Paint Out Day. During the first weeks of October, artists painted plein aire in Ringwood Manor Park. There is a presentation of our wonderful submissions below.

Being unable to hold our Fall or Member’s exhibitions due to the ongoing pandemic, our member artists submitted works to us that are in the second presentation below. Thanks to all of our members who submitted to us!

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artworks that are for sale below, contact us at:
RingwoodManorArts [at] gmail.com

Keep an eye on our Facebook page, our website, and your email to stay up-to-date with the latest news and happenings.

Thanks to all of our members, supporters, and exhibitors and stay safe!

Plein Aire Paint Out

Fall Member’s Showcase

SCAHC / RMAA Partnership Exhibit

The Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council is welcoming RMAA artists to a partnership exhibition at their gallery in Newton, NJ.

Important dates are below:

Drop-off: Sunday, January 26, 12 to 4 pm and Tuesday, January 28 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Reception: Saturday, February 1, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Pick-up: Sunday, March 1, Noon to 3 pm and Tuesday, March 3 from 11 am to 4 pm

The entry prospectus and further details is available HERE or at the SCAHC website.

NEW EVENT: Holiday Tea & Tour

New for the 2019 Holiday Season : Holiday Tea & Tour


On Wednesday, December 11 Enjoy a traditional Victorian tea in the quaint Coffee Shop (located next to Ringwood Manor) followed by a self-guided tour through the Victorian Christmas decorations on the first floor of Ringwood Manor. Take time to relax before the holidays, spend time with loved ones, and catch up with old friends over tea, savories, and sweets before viewing Ringwood Manor in its holiday splendor. Ringwood Manor historian, Sue Shutte, will give each seating an introduction to the history of the site before visitors enjoy a self-guided tour of the spectacular Victorian Christmas event.


Tea seatings are at 11:00am & 2:00pm

Tickets are available  by clicking below or via the Ringwood Manor website : http://www.ringwoodmanor.org/holiday-tea–tour.html

Plein Air Paint Out – October 12 (Rain Date Oct. 13)



Join us on Saturday October 12, 2019 for our first Plein Air Paint Out Competition and Sale


Artist information is below, and the entry form can be downloaded HERE.
Our Judge for the paint out will be Mr. Chuck Burk.
Chuck Berk is a New York City area figurative artist. Subjects include “slice of life” genre scenes as well as studio models.
He is a full member of The National Society Of Painters in Casein & Acrylics. His artworks are included in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Racing, Saratoga Springs, NY to the Novosibirsk Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia.
Additionally, Chuck is former President of the RMAA, the founding Director of the Young Artists’ Expo. and has taught Plein Air painting at Ringwood Manor for many years. His work
is also in the permanent collection of the (Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art) Florida.
Mr. Berk’s awards include 1st Place, Money•Greed•Crisis Int’l. (artists.de) Popular Award presented at the Klinkhammer Gallery, Düsseldorf, DE;
He holds an MA Visual Arts degree from William Paterson University, NJ and taught art for the State University of NY.
Paint Out Artist Info


Magic Lantern Show – Ticket Sales Begin – Aug. 15, 2019

Join us for a Special Fundraiser for the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts!

UPDATE: The Magic Lantern Show has sold out. Thank you for the support!

Magic Lantern Show

As early as the 17th century, the magic lantern was used to project hand-painted slides in glowing, luminous color for awestruck audiences. The Magic Lantern at Ringwood Manor will be held inside the historic Great Hall and include demonstrations by filmmaker, author, and magic lanternist Joel Schlemowitz of the 18th-century Phantasmagoria, a show which used the magic lantern to create images of ghosts and spirits. This will be followed by projections of some of Mr. Schlemowitz’ collection of 19th-century magic lantern slides, including animated slip-slides, gearwork moving images, and dissolving views.

Only 40 tickets sold!
$20 for Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts Members
$25 for non-members
All proceeds benefit the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts Carriage Barn Roof Restoration Fund.

Tickets on Sale Starting on August 15th at 9:00am

​Tickets are sold exclusively through Ringwood Manor’s main website at: www.ringwoodmanor.org/events.html


2020 Photo Calendar Contest

We’re excited to announce our first online photo and calendar contest. Our goal is to create a calendar highlighting the beauty of Ringwood State Park and raise funds for the much needed replacement of the Ringwood Manor Carriage Barn Roof.

You need not be an RMAA member to participate.
The contest runs from June 30th – August 15th 2019.


2020 Calendar Contest Flyer


Download flyer HERE