July Sketch Out!

From our Sketch Out coordinator, Kim (Contact:

Our next Sketch Out will be Sat, July 13th from 10 am to 2 pm. This will be an en plein air event and take place at the Botanical Gardens (New Location!). No refreshments will be provided at this event.

Sketch Out details below:

• Date: Saturday, July 13th 2024
• Time: 10 am to 2 pm
• Location:
NJ Botanical Gardens
E Cottage Rd
Ringwood, NJ 07456
• Meeting spot: Parking Lot A
(We will be there at 10 am and again at 2 pm… you can find us sketching on the grounds in between those times.)

Please note:
(1) NJ State parks are collecting entrance fees as of July 1st. Please plan accordingly.
(2) No refreshments will be offered as the Botanical Gardens does not allow picnicking; however, please stay hydrated and bring sustenance as we will be creating through lunch time.

Sketch Out is an artist gathering, en plein air style, for sketching/painting. All skill levels/ages are welcome. Bring your own supplies. Please plan for the weather. We will take a group picture with our sketches/paintings at around 2 pm by parking lot A.

What to bring:
• Yourself
• Sketch/paint supplies (none will be provided)
• Accessories (optional): chair, easel, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, umbrella, etc.
• Your smile!

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

Looking forward to seeing you there!

July 18 – Free Concert in the Park – 6:30pm

Join us on July 18 @ 6:30pm for a FREE concert on the porch of the Manor House in Ringwood Manor State Park, sponsored by the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts!

As part of their Summer Concert Series the North Jersey Concert Band will be performing on the front porch of the Manor House at Ringwood Manor State Park.
Seating will be on the lawn of the manor house, so bring your own blankets and chairs.

Thanks to Diane Bossard for the wonderful artwork on the flyer below. We hope to see you there!


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: