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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 (https://form.jotform.com/232094595944164)

  • 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

Sketch Out – Sat. Aug 23, 2023 – Carriage Barn

Sketch Out is an artist gathering, en plein air style, for sketching/painting. All skill levels/ages are welcome. Bring your own supplies. There will be refreshments (while they last)!

Sketch Out details below:

• Date: Sat, August 12th
(rain date Aug 13th)
• Time: 10 am to 2 pm
• Location: Carriage Barn at Ringwood Manor
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, sunscreen, bug spray, etc.
• Your smile!

Purpose:
To sketch/paint and meet fellow artists in the area. No pressure/no judgement… show up when you want, leave when you want.

NOTE: This is not a class or workshop.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions, please contact Kim at KJM.sketchout@gmail.com

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: https://www.northjerseyconcertband.org/p/current-program.html

JEB’S OPEN MIC SUMMER SERIES

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!

2023 Wall Calendar Now Available

The RMAA’s 2023 wall calendar is now available for online ordering!

Highlighting the beauty of Ringwood State Park for the entire year, our 2023 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. Profits support the RMAA Carriage Barn Gallery Restoration Fund.

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

Holiday Season Happenings at the RMAA

With the 2022 Holiday Season fast approaching, the RMAA has several events planned for the season.

With the Barn Gallery in the process of its long-awaited roof replacement, we continue to have events in other parts of the park while we wait for our 2023 re-opening of the Barn. Our program of rotating artists at the manor coffee shop continues as we begin our year-end holiday planning.

We are now accepting entries for our 2023 Wall Calendar contest showcasing the beauty of Ringwood State Park.
Find all the details here: http://ringwoodmanorarts.org/call-for-entries-2023-rmaa-wall-calendar/

The RMAA will also be having a show and sale during the park’s popular Victorian Christmas event.
We will be exhibiting in the manor’s Coffee Shop. Space is very limited in the shop, so please register early at the link:
http://ringwoodmanorarts.org/2018-rmaa-holiday-sale-entry-form/

As usual, keep an eye on our social media and website for the latest updates.

We look forward to seeing you and especially look forward to a gallery re-opening in 2023!

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:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plein-air-at-ringwood-state-park-tickets-430444159067

Women, Bikes, and Voting Rights!

How Ladies Found Freedom Through the Bicycle – A Celebration of Women’s Suffrage 

Sunday, September 25th 
10am to 3pm


“I think the bicycle has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world. I rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a bike.” -Susan B. Anthony, 1896.

Join Ringwood Manor & the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts for a day celebrating the historic bicycle and voting rights movement. Learn how the availability of the bicycle in the late 19th century and early 20th century helped give women a sense of freedom not previously available to them, and is often seen hand-in-hand with the fight for women’s suffrage. 

Schedule

Throughout the Day: Antique Bicycle display on the front lawn of Ringwood Manor; Antique Suffrage Stamp & Postcard Display; cast your vote in our mock election. 

10am- 1pm: Bring your own bicycle to Ringwood Manor & decorate it with supplied materials for our bicycle parade! (see below)

11am-12pm: Lecture by author Sue Macy entitled, “Freedom on Two Wheels: Why Woman’s Suffragists Were Crazy About the Bicycle.” Q & A afterwards, books available to be signed and purchased. 

12pm-3pm: Guided interior tours of Ringwood Manor offered in the afternoon (additional fee). Learn about the Cooper & Hewitt families and find out why the Hewitt sisters were active in the Anti-Suffrage Movement!

1:00pm- 1:30pm: Bike Parade: Join our staff and other visitors for a bicycle parade through the Ringwood Manor section of Ringwood State Park! (note: helmets required)

1:30pm-3:00pm: Root Beer Float party by the Coffee Shop

2:30pm: Winner of our mock vote announced. 

Visit the Events page at Ringwood Manor for details on all of the park events.



*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.