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Ridgewood Art Institute Artist: Creating Art produces endorphins which help galvanize us against these challenging times

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Art Institute Artist Members painting from the live model in Rebecca Leer’s Wednesday and/or Thursday Morning Oil Painting Class. Creating Art produces endorphins which help to galvanize us in these challenging times.

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Priceless Painting Returned to Owner After Being Stolen in North Jersey in 1969

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Newark NJ,a historic and priceless English painting, “The Schoolmistress” by artist John Opie, stolen over 50 years ago by New Jersey mobsters, has been returned to its owner, Francis Wood, after a two-year FBI investigation. The painting, taken from Wood’s Newark home in 1969, was recently ruled as his rightful property by a judge in Washington County, Utah. The FBI, along with detectives from the Metropolitan Police in London, played a crucial role in the investigation. The painting, dating back to around 1784, depicts an elderly woman teaching children in a classroom in Cornwall, England. It was found in Utah in 2021, among the property of a deceased client who unwittingly purchased a house containing the stolen artwork. The painting, previously thought to be in the possession of organized crime gangs, has now been returned to the Wood family.

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The Stable Art Gallery in Ridgewood hosts Soo Kim this month for her exhibit, “Soo Kim and her Students”

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Ridgewood Nj, the Stable Art Gallery hosts Soo Kim this month for her exhibit, “Soo Kim and her Students”. Meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 1 to 3pm at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue. The gallery can also be viewed during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. The Stable is closed on Monday, January 15th.

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The Rockland Arts Festival Invites Artists & Arts Organizations to Participate

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Rockland County NY, The Rockland Arts Festival is 2 weeks of FREE online & in-person arts events! Discover outstanding artwork, studio tours & art demos. Enjoy the best of live music, short films, theater & more!

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The Ridgewood Art Institute’s Members’ Summer Invitational Show

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Art Institute’s Members’ Summer Invitational Show, is a yet another opportunity that our Artist Members are given to show their work. The show runs all Summer long in our beautiful galleries. (From to

We welcome Artists and Art Enthusiasts alike, to visit us and see why The Ridgewood Art Institute is such a treasured jewel in our community.

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Ridgewood Art Institute 70th Annual Sponsor Show Ends May 5th

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Art Institute  GALLERIES ARE OPEN FOR VIEWING TODAY, THURSDAY UNTIL 5PM.Sponsorships are limited, don’t miss this opportunity to participate in this exciting event…
It is that time of year again! Help support this wonderful non profit organization by becoming a Sponsor!

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Ridgewood Art Institute Sponsor Show

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Art Institute Sponsor Show is their biggest annual fundraiser. It is what keeps the lights on and maintains our beautiful building and grounds. Ridgewood Art Institute are respectfully requesting that ALL members donate at least one, if not two framed paintings towards this common goal. Another option is to become a Sponsor, yourself. For $275, you are guaranteed to go home the night of our Gala Drawing, with a gorgeous, framed painting.

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Anti War Art

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War can have a devastating effect on people and the economy. Throughout human civilization, it is estimated that various wars have together killed about a billion people. Apart from death, war also causes injury, disability, malnutrition, illness, depression, anxiety, and PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It breaks families by taking away men from their wives. It can cause both material and psychological damage.

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Ridgewood Art Institute: LAST CALL! CLOSING RECEPTION AND AWARD CEREMONY THIS SUNDAY 2-4PM

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Ridgewood NJ, last call the closing reception and award ceremony will be held on Sundale March 5th for the Ridgewood Art Institute’s 43rd Annual Open Juried Show. The show featured gorgeous pieces chosen from nationwide applications. On view in our beautiful galleries until March 5th from 10am-3pm daily

Also available for viewing online at ridgewoodartinstitute.org

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the Ridgewood Art Institute’s Annual Holiday Show and Sale November 20th thru December 24th

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OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH 1- 4pm
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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Art Institute’s Annual Holiday Show and Sale, on view in our beautiful galleries November 20th thru December 24th. Please join us for our Opening Reception
THIS SUNDAY 1-4 pm.

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HOW ARE MILLENIALS INVESTING THESE DAYS? – (NOTHING LIKE THEIR PARENTS)

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Ridgewood NJ, Millennials don’t necessarily think like their parents when it comes to their spending habits, how they raise their kids, or even their outlook on life.

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The Ridgewood Art Institute Instructors’ Exhibition October 9th – November 3rd, 2022 daily 10am-3pm

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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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RHS Senior and Ridgewood Arts Foundation Scholarship Winner, Skylar Kliesch, is exhibiting selected work at the Ridgewood Public Library

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Ridgewood NJ, RHS Senior and Ridgewood Arts Foundation scholarship winner, Skylar Kliesch, is exhibiting selected work at the Ridgewood Public Library for the month of October in the auditorium.
We are hosting a Meet the Artist reception on Thursday, October 6 at 8PM. All are welcome!

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