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We’d love for you to join us for our upcoming events & exhibitions!

Poetry: Check out our Poetry at the Barn schedule here:

Members’ Exhibition

Our 55th Annual Members’ Exhibition is accepting registrations. Pre-registration is required. Please see the details here:  
If you can help out with receiving and hanging the show on June 1, please let us know at

En Plein Air Art in the Park Day & Demo

Contest is FREE for members/$10 for non-members
There is a morning sign-in with canvas stamping.

This will be an en plein air judged contest featuring awards, followed by a watercolor demo by artist and teacher Arthur Gilmore. After the awards, we will take a group photo. Participants must sign in and have paper/canvas stamped before beginning the day’s art.    

The demo is Free to all will start at approximately 2:30 pm

• Date: Sun, June 2nd
• Time: 8 am to 2:30 pm
• Location: Ringwood Manor Barn Gallery
1304 Sloatsburgh Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456

Sketch Out: Life Drawing Workshop

*Please note – This is an off-site event*

This will be a life drawing workshop featuring model Kerri Taylor. The session will start with 2- —to 5-minute sketches and work our way up to 25-minute poses. At the end, we will review the art and take a group photo.

Fee: $30 members/$45 nonmembers/online registration required – see the link below.

• Date: Sat, June 15th
• Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
• Location: Art and Asanas Studio
9 Alta Vista Drive, Ringwood, NJ
• Description:

Sketch Out: Life Drawing registration link:

Photography Exhibition:

Full details for the photography exhibition will be sent out and posted as it gets closer, but for your planning, please note the information below. 

 Receiving will be on July 13. This show is open to members and non-members. There is a two-piece per artist limit, and pre-registration will be required. The exhibition will open on Friday, July 19 with an awards reception on the afternoon of July 20. Artwork pickup will be on August 24. 

As mentioned above, full details will be sent as the show gets closer.

2024 Wall Calendar – NOW AVAILABLE!

The RMAA’s 2024 wall calendar is now available for online ordering!

Highlighting the beauty of Ringwood State Park for the entire year, our 2024 wall calendar is filled with a selection of work from our talented photographers. The perfect gift for any park lover and local arts supporter!

The calendar is $12 (+$3 shipping) and available for purchase at the button below. All profits support the RMAA.

(NOTE: If you want to order more than 4 calendars, please contact RingwoodManorArts [at] for bulk shipping. )

Order the 2024 Calendar via PayPal below:

Nov. 11 at 10am – Polar Bear Sketch Out!

Polar Bear Sketch Out is an artist gathering, en plein air style, for sketching/painting as the weather gets colder. This version of our Sketch Out is geared towards those looking to capture the beauty of the changing season and brave the elements.
All skill levels/ages are welcome. Bring your own supplies. There will be refreshments, including a warm drink!

Sketch Out details below:
• Date: Sat, Nov 11th
• Time: 10 am to 2 pm
• Meeting Location: RMAA Barn Gallery
1304 Sloatsburg Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456
Refreshments will be offered at arrival (10 am) and we will be taking a group picture with our sketches/paintings at around 2 pm.

What to bring:
• Yourself
• Sketch/paint supplies (none will be provided)
• Accessories (optional): chair, easel, hat, warm attire, rain coat/umbrella, etc. Dress and prepare for the weather please.
• Your smile!

To sketch/paint and meet fellow artists in the area. No pressure/no judgement… show up when you want, leave when you want.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
If you have any questions, please contact Kim at kjm.sketchout{at}

“Them Barn Rats” – Saturday, Nov. 4 – 3pm

Join us on Saturday, November 4th, for a concert at the Carriage Barn Gallery. Enjoy acoustic Americana roots-style music performed by the lively band Them Barn Rats featuring Brissol, Gerard Fee, and Joey Black.

• Date: Saturday, November 4th 2023

• Time: 3:30 pm (doors open at 3:00 pm)

• Location:
Ringwood Manor Carriage Barn Gallery
1304 Sloatsburg Rd
Ringwood, NJ 07456

• Suggested Donation of $5

Hot apple cider and treats will be available. Dress warm and bring your friends!

10/14/23 – En Plein Air Art in the Park

En Plein Air Art in the Park Day will be Saturday, October 14th, beginning at 8 am.
This event is similar to our Sketch Out but will be judged, and you must register and get your paper/canvas stamped prior to beginning your art.

This is open to all: Free for our members and $10 for non-members.

Barn doors open at 8 am for registration and will continue until 11 am. You must have your work handed in before 2 pm for Judging. Immediately after Awards at 2:30 pm we will have a FREE Watercolor Demo by artist and instructor Arthur Gilmore.

  • Date: Saturday, October 14th
  • Time: 8 am to 2:30 pm
  • Location: Barn Gallery
    1304 Sloatsburg Road
    Ringwood, NJ 07456
  • Schedule:
    • 8 am – Registration Begins at the Barn Gallery
    • 2 pm – Judging Begins – Art must be handed in prior to 2 pm
    • 2:30 pm – Awards followed by Watercolor Demo

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