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Last Call: The Ridgewood Art Institute’s Instructors’ Exhibition

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Ridgewood NJ, last call, become acquainted with The Ridgewood Art Institute’s greatest assets , the work of our amazing Instructors is the focus of this beautiful exhibition .

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The Ridgewood Art Institute Instructor’s Exhibition Opening Reception

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Art Institute is a prominent player in the perpetuation of Classical Realism today and is considered one the nation’s best community art associations. It’s origins are based in the 19th Century French Barbizon School and it is closely tied to The Art Students League’s history, as there are many esteemed artists who have taught and studied at both RAI and ASL.
The Ridgewood Art Institute Instructors’ Exhibition features beautiful still lifes, florals and landscapes and will give art enthusiasts a wonderful sampling of the quality of work available for sale at our events. For art students this is a wonderful opportunity to explore the possibilities of starting either a new class or a new medium in one of our beautiful studios.

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The Ridgewood Art Institute’s First Annual Plein Art Show

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the ridgewood art institute’s first annual plein art show
Sun, February 11, 2018 – Fri, March 02, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: The Ridgewood Art Institute, 12 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

The Ridgewood Art Institute’s First Annual Plein Art show
On View: February 11th-March 2nd, 2018 from 10am to 3pm daily
The Ridgewood Art Institute is located at:
12 East Glen Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Please contact 201-652-9615 with questions or visit their website at www.ridgewoodartinstitute.com

Ridgewood NJ, Plein Air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists.

Please join us for our first art show to exclusively feature Plein Air sketches by our members. All pieces in this show will have been done while on location, with no further reworking done in studio. The results reflect a freshness and immediacy that can only be achieved by working in this manner.

Classes are offered on an open enrollment basis, and can be joined at anytime.

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Ridgewood Art Institute Annual Members’ Holiday Show and Sale Today at 1pm

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November 19,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Art Institute is home to many talented artists. We welcome you to visit us and view our Annual Members’ Holiday Show and Sale, usually featuring over 150 pieces of beautiful artwork. In addition, this year we are also including a Small Works Fundraising Exhibition with pieces priced at $150, all proceeds benefit The Ridgewood Art Institute.

What better way to kick off the Holiday Season, than to meet our artists and other art enthusiasts in a festive setting? Please join us for our opening reception on Sunday, November 19th, 2017 from 1-4 pm. Work will be on view daily from 11am-3pm till December 24th, 2017.

Art makes a unique gift that can be treasured for a lifetime. Also, your gift helps support this fine institution, which is a gift to so many.

The Ridgewood Art Institute is a non profit organization providing the finest instruction in Classical Realism in a variety of mediums. Classes are offered on an open enrollment basis, and can be joined at any time. Each student is taught in direct relation to their personal skill level. For more information on class scheduling, this and future events please visit ridgewoodartinstitute.org

Sunday November 19th  1 PM – 4 PM

Ridgewood Art Institute
12 E Glen Ave, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

 

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Paint out in Downtown Ridgewood September 10th

Village of Ridgewood : Van Neste Memorial Park "Revival" project

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Sun, September 10, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, E Ridgewood Ave and Oak St

Ridgewood NJ, Paint Out in Downtown Ridgewood September 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Call to Artists, Members and Friends of The Ridgewood Art Institute!
Save this Date: September 10, 2017

Please join us to Paint Out in Downtown Ridgewood during The Ridgewood Guild’s Music Festival
• Register in the RAI tent located in the park from 12 to 1
• Paint from 1 to 3:30 (please note that the Music Festival
will take place in the park from 1 to 6)
• Join us along Ridgewood Ave. near the park to display and sell
(if desired) your plein air paintings from 4-6.
• Artists should bring their own easels and paint supplies*
• There is no registration fee – but donations will be appreciated!
Painting subjects will range from
musicians – to the crowd -to downtown scenes.
A great opportunity to share the day with family and friends too!
*Watch for more news to come about related RAI plein air
demos and instruction.

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The Ridgewood Art Institute’s 2017 Members Summer Show

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Tue, June 27, 2017 – Sun, September 03, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Ridgewood Art Institute, 12 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Ridgewood NJ, THE RIDGEWOOD ART INSTITUTE’S 2017 MEMBERS SUMMER SHOW from JUNE 27th – SEPTEMBER 3rd, features selected works by Ridgewood Art Institute member artists. Displayed are many beautiful landscape, seascape, still life, floral and figurative drawings in oil, watercolor and pastel. Works are offered for sale and are framed, wired and ready to hang. The Ridgewood Art Institute galleries are open to the public from 12-4 pm daily and located at 12 E. Glen Ave., corner of Oak Street, Ridgewood, NJ. For more information check our website at ridgewoodartinstitute.org
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The Ridgewood Art Institute’s 58th Annual Young People’s Scholarship Exhibition

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May 7,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Art Institute’s 58th Annual Young People’s Scholarship Exhibition: Call For Entries
Do you know a Young Aspiring Artist between the ages of 7 and 17? What a perfect opportunity to introduce them to the Ridgewood Art Institute Their work will be hung in our beautiful galleries where family members and friends can view the work at our Opening Reception, where awards will be also be announced. Original artwork, done either independently or at school is welcome. Any size is acceptable, however all artwork must be framed, WIRED and ready to hang. NO computer generated or 3-dimensional artwork will be accepted. Student members of the Ridgewood Art Institute may enter up to two pieces, all others may enter one. Entries must be delivered to the Ridgewood Art Institute on Saturday May 20th between the hours of 11am and 4pm.The following information must be printed on the back of the artwork. Name,Title, Age, Address, Contact Number, School and Grade.In addition you will be required to fill out an empty form on receiving day.


Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
Sunday, June 4th, 2017 2-4pm
Artwork available for viewing through Friday, June 16th, 2017
Pickup:Saturday, June 17th, 2017 11am-4pm
All entries will be judged by the Ridgewood Art Institute’s Instructors. Scholarships in traditional painting and drawing , cash prizes merchandise awards, certificates of merit and honorable mentions will be awarded.
For more info on this and other events, please visitridgewoodartinstitute.org

 

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Ridgewood Art Institute Sponsor Show -Reception This Sunday!

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Opening Reception this Sunday, April 9th from 2-4pm!

Become a Sponsor and Take Home a Beautiful Original Framed Painting. Every Sponsor goes home with a painting.
Reception: Sunday, April 9th, 2017 2-4pm
Exhibition Dates: Friday, April 7th- Friday, May 5th, 2017
Gala Drawing: Friday, May 5th, 2017 8pm

The Ridgewood Art Institute
12 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood NJ 07450
201-652-9615 www.ridgewoodartinstitute.org

Ridgewood NJ, The Sponsor Show is our most popular annual event at the Ridgewood Art Institute, providing sponsors an opportunity to acquire a beautifully framed original painting, from the collection donated by our outstanding artists and instructors. In addition to wonderful landscapes and still lifes, several of our professional artists offer the chance to commission a portrait or pet painting. On the night of the Gala Drawing, the name of each sponsor is randomly called to choose their favorite painting. For only $275, become a sponsor and begin creating your painting “wish list” at our Opening Reception, or anytime during the exhibition dates. Proceeds from the show go directly toward the Institute’s efforts to promote fine arts in our community.

Once again we are offering gift certificates. You can become a sponsor yourself, and you can purchase a gift certificate for a friend or family member to join you as a sponsor. A personally selected painting is a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, weddings, or any special occasion.

A limited number of sponsorships are sold each year, so don’t miss out on this exciting event! Sponsorships can be purchased on line at www.ridgewoodartinstitute.org.
For more information , visit our website www.ridgewoodartinstitute.org and click “Art Exhibits”.

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Plein Air Essentials, A Lecture by C.A. Jerez at the Ridgewood Art Institute

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Plein Air Essentials- A Lecture by C.A. Jerez
Sunday February 26 at 2 PM – 4 PM

Ridgewood Art Institute
12 E Glen Ave, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

Any interest in painting outdoors?

C. A. Jerez, longtime member of RAI and instructor of our Monday nite Oil Painting Class, will give a lecture on Plein Air Essentials.

Mr. Jerez was a disciple of the famous Art Students League instructor, Frank Vincent Dumond. In his work, Mr Jerez is able to capture the life of the subject by identifying the essential components of an object or scene and depicting them in the most simplistic manner to convey complete realism without neglecting the artistic elements of form and strong composition. He uses uses prismatic color and light effects to create a sense of distance and drama while capturing the weather conditions and the specific time of day.

Admission fee for this event is a $5 donation to The Ridgewood Art Institute and all are welcome.

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Ridgewood Art Institute 37th Annual Juried Show – Reception

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Ridgewood Art Institute 37th Annual Juried Show – Reception
Sun, January 29, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Ridgewood Art Institute, 12 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Call For Artist Entries:
The Ridgewood Art Institute 37th Annual Regional Juried Art Show
Open to all artists 18 years and older, in the New York Metropolitan area.
Two – Dimensional, traditional realism only. For complete prospectus visit www.ridgewoodartinstitute.org
12 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 (201)652-9615
Receiving: Saturday, January 7th, 12-5pm
*HAND DELIVERY ONLY*
Reception: Sunday, January 29, 2-4pm- An Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Ridgewood Art Institute. Light refreshments will be served. Over $5,000 in awards and prizes, including a $1,000 grand prize, will be presented by the RAI President. Prize winners or representatives must be present at the awards ceremony.
Art on Exhibit: January 21st-February 5th, 2017
Watercolor Landscape Demonstration Sunday, February 5th, 2pm by Joel Popadics
Show ends February 5th.