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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!

Call For Entries: 2023 RMAA Wall Calendar!

As 2022 heads toward its close, we are accepting entries for our 2023 Ringwood State Park wall calendar! Help us showcase your talent and the beauty of Ringwood State Park!

Entries are open to all photographers – You do not need to be an RMAA member to submit.

Artists whose photographs are chosen for the calendar will receive a free copy of the calendar and be asked to exhibit, along with the other winners, at the gallery in 2023.

All profits from calendar sales will go to support the RMAA.

With the Barn Gallery roof replacement project still a work in progress, the calendar will be sold at our other events and at the always popular and well-attended Victorian Christmas event at Ringwood Manor.

We are accepting up to 5 entries through November 12th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

***The basic entry guidelines are below and the online submission form can be found HERE.

  • The contest is open to everyone.
  • Entries must reflect Ringwood State Park (Ringwood Manor, Skylands, Long Pond, NJ State Botanical Garden, or Shephard’s Lake) and the submitter must own the copyright to the photo and will retain it after the contest.
  • Up to 5 entries are permitted.
  • All entries will be included in an online presentation of the photography shared via Youtube and social media. 
  • Photos must be clear, of good quality, and high resolution — 300 dpi or higher in PNG or JPG format — and no greater than 5MB. If the 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.
  • The final images for the calendar will be selected by a panel of RMAA Board Members and/or persons designated 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 and be asked to exhibit when the gallery reopens in 2023.
  • Photos included in the 2022 Ringwood State Parks calendar are not eligible.

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. 

Found Art Project Retrospective Exhibit

(Ringwood, NJ) The Ringwood Public Library will be hosting a retrospective exhibition of the collaborative Found Art Project between the RMAA and the Sustainable Ringwood Green Team. The retrospective exhibition at the library runs March 23 – April 16, 2022.

Held in the fall of 2021, the Found Art Project included an outdoor art installation created specifically for the park by artist Kate Dodd, a workshop, and a juried exhibition. Check out the exhibition winners here!

Stop by the library and show your support if you are in the area!

Oct 9-16 – Found Art Juried Exhibition

Our Found Art Juried Exhibition is on display at the Ringwood Manor Barn Gallery starting Saturday,
October 9 through Sunday, October 16, 2021. Along with Kate Dodd’s outdoor
installation, “Understory,” it will serve as a visually impactful reminder of the effect each
of us has on our environment. The challenge to artists was to highlight themes of
reusing, repurposing, reclaiming, and reimagining what we throw away.

The program for this exhibit can is below and can be downloaded HERE.

2021_Found Art Project_ Juried Exhibition Program

Found Art Workshop with Artist Kate Dodd – 10/9/21

Join us for an Installation Workshop this Saturday, October 9, from 2:00 PM–4:00 PM!
Led by Artist Kate Dodd, participants in this 2-hour workshop will gain hands-on experience building smaller portions of a larger art installation as a team using repurposed materials. Together, we will reexamine institutional and conventional notions of architecture, used objects, and their relationship to the environment.

Part of the Found Art Project, a collaboration between the Sustainable Ringwood Green Team and Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts, this opportunity is open to people of all ages and artistic abilities. Admission is FREE, and drop-in participants and spectators are welcome, but it is recommended that you plan to be there for the full two hours to reap the maximum benefits of the workshop.

Please note that large portions of the workshop will take place outdoors and that masks are required inside the RMAA Barn Gallery and outside when social distancing cannot be maintained.

A view of “Understory” by Kate Dodd – On Exhibit at Ringwood Manor State Park (2021)

 

 

Fall 2021 Plein Air Paint-Out

RMAA Plein Air Paint Out – Sat. October 9, 2021
(Rain date October 10)

Painters, please join us for our Fall 2021 Pein Air Paint Out at Ringwood Manor State Park!
Entry form and details are below:

Fees:  Artists are encouraged to pre-register and pay entry fee of $10 by Friday, October 8th, (walk-ins will be accepted). Print the entry form and mail to:

RMAA
PO Box 32
Ringwood, NJ 07456

Or download the entry form HERE,  pay your entry fee via Paypal ( rmaa2008@aol.com ) 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 between September 15th – October 9th. 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.  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

2021_Fall_Paint_Out

 

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!

http://ringwoodmanorarts.org/membership-info

 

January Contest