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!
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.
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)
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:
PO Box 32
Ringwood, NJ 07456
Or download the entry form HERE, pay your entry fee via Paypal ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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
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.
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!
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!
Art Exhibition at Ringwood Manor —April 7th – April 28th
The Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts is hosting an art exhibition at the Carriage Barn Gallery, located in Ringwood Manor State Park from April 7th – April 28th. The showcase will feature both emerging and established artists.
This is an open opportunity for new artists and college students to exhibit their creativity at our gallery. alongside the established artists from local arts organizations: The Tuesday Morning Painters and Community Arts Association.
The public is invited to our Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony is scheduled for April 28th from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Come view the artwork, visit with the artists and stay for the awards presentation beginning at 2:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.
We are excited to once again be hosting the RMAA Holiday Sale to benefit the Carriage Barn Roof Restoration Fund. The sale will run from 11am – 4pm during the weekends of December 2-3 & 9- 10, and the day of December 6th, concurrent with Ringwood Manor’s Victorian Christmas celebration. This event brings lots of visitors to the Carriage Barn Gallery and is designed to feature the varied talents of our artists.
Each Artist can submit up to 10 pieces of hanging artwork, and an unlimited amount of crafts, ornaments, jewelry, prints, etc. This gives our artists an additional opportunity to showcase their talents.
There is NO charge to participate in the sale. All items must be for sale and we request a 30% donation to the RMAA Carriage Barn Restoration Fund. Of course, any donations of items for sale are greatly appreciated.
You need not be a member to participate. However, should the gallery be full, members work will be given priority and we reserve the right to rotate items for display.
Alternatively, Artists can choose to rent a table during the show, at the cost of $40 per day or $60 for 2 days.
We will also be sponsoring an Ornament Contest, with cash prizes! All ornaments must be for sale and will be displayed either in Mr. Hewitt’s Office at Ringwood Manor or in the Carriage Barn Gallery.
Receiving for both the Holiday Sale and the Ornament Contest will take place, November 11th and November 25th from 11am – 2pm in the Carriage Barn Gallery.
The prospectus’ for the sale and ornament contest can be found below: