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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:

Congratulations – Found Art Project Juried Exhibition Winners!

Thank you to all who joined us for a joyous award ceremony yesterday afternoon! Congratulations to the Found Art Project Juried Exhibition winners:

1st Place: “Kitchen Madness” by Kathleen Weir

2nd Place: “Save for Anne” by Jenifer Simon

3rd Place: “Recycled Fun” by Mohamed Khalil

The full show program can be downloaded HERE.

We’d like to take this opportunity to appreciate all the participants and the unique and diverse artworks they have shared with us and the community. Their artistic visions are a true inspiration, and we are honored to showcase their creativity and skill through the Found Art Project. We hope you will visit the gallery soon with friends and family! Here are the remaining hours for viewing the exhibit:

Monday, October 11, 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Wednesday, October 13, 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Friday, October 15, 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Saturday, October 16, 1:00 PM–4:00 PM


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