Found Art Project Juried Exhibition

The Juried Exhibition is on display in the Barn Gallery Oct. 9-16 along with Kate Dodd’s Understory

The RMAA, along with the Sustainable Ringwood Green Team is presenting a Juried Exhibition as part of their Found Art Project at the Barn Gallery in Ringwood Manor State Park

Please review the full entry prospectus, for rules, prizes, and judging

To enter the exhibition: Click here to fill out a submission form.



This Juried Exhibition is part of an exciting collaboration between the Sustainable Ringwood Green Team, the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts, and artist Kate Dodd – the Found Art Project. The mission of the project is to create a multi-faceted experience for the community that explores the theme of sustainability through an artistic lens. The focal point of this project is Kate Dodd’s public art installation currently on view at Ringwood Manor, which the community can enjoy as they explore the grounds through November 21, 2021. The Juried Exhibition will open on Saturday, October 9, coinciding with a hands-on workshop led by Kate where participants will use repurposed materials to team up on a group installation. Both the workshop and the exhibition are open to participants of all ages and artistic abilities.

We are looking for your unique interpretation of our throwaway culture, and are hoping to start a conversation about the first, second, and third incarnations of our waste. This exhibition will be on display at the Ringwood Manor Barn Gallery starting Saturday, October 9 through Sunday, October 16, 2021. Along with Kate Dodd’s installation, “Understory,” it will serve as a visually impactful reminder of the effect each of us has on our environment.

The challenge to artists participating in the show is to highlight themes of reusing, repurposing, reclaiming, and reimagining what we throw away. Some of the objects entered into the show will be beautiful. All will be clever and thought-provoking. Some will be silly and charming. Others may capture the essence of our ongoing climate crisis, a result of our thoughtless disposal of dangerous materials. All will be made of materials that already have a non-art function and are tossed out as useless when that function ends. Artists – put your vision to work!

Artwork Eligibility:

  • All 3D & 2D artworks up to 5’ x 8’ will be considered.

  • Up to three (3) entries per person will be considered.

  • All participants must be either a resident of Ringwood, NJ, or a member (any level) of the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts. To learn more and become an RMAA member, click here.

 Important Dates, 2021

Saturday, October 2: First wave of artists notified of acceptance & given drop-off instructions.

Sunday, October 3: Drop-off day #1 for Exhibit Artwork (by appointment).

Sunday, October 3: All entry forms must be submitted by 11:59 PM.

Monday, October 4: Second wave of artists notified of acceptance & given drop-off instructions.

Wednesday, October 6: Drop-off day #2 for Exhibit Artwork (by appointment).

Saturday, October 9: Exhibition open to the public.

Sunday, October 10: Exhibit Award Ceremony at the Barn Gallery (12:00 PM).

Sunday, October 17: Artists pick up their work (2:00 PM—4:00 PM).

The Found Art Project is made possible with funds from Sustainable Jersey and the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.