Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Art Institute has reinstituted in person classes for sometime now. Some 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. Thankful to be back in our beautiful North Light Studios!
Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Art Institute 68th Annual Sponsor Show is available for viewing online, as well as in our lovely galleries. Here is one of the beautiful pieces that has been donated by our Artist Members. All proceeds for this event go directly to The Ridgewood Art Institute, a veritable jewel in our community, that so many of us call home.
Ridgewood NJ, it ‘s that time of year again and the Ridgewood Art Institute is looking for sponsors . Help support this wonderful organization by becoming a Sponsor! It should be noted that ALL proceeds go directly to our beloved Art Institute, as the paintings have been DONATED by our members.
Our Opening Reception for our 68th Annual Sponsor Show will be held on Saturday April 10th and Sunday April 11th from 2-5pm. The Exhibition runs thru Friday May 7th. During this time, we invite Sponsors to create their personal wish lists. The evening of our Gala Drawing, May 7th, Sponsors names will be randomly drawn and each Sponsor may chose a beautiful framed piece of Artwork from their list. Sponsorships are $275 a piece, or a Premium Sponsorship may be purchased for $400. Premium Sponsorships entitle the participant to 2 extra chances, but only one painting.
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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Art institute invites you to do your Holiday shopping in their beautiful galleries, far away from the retail madness. Purchases can be made online or in person. Our Virtual Gallery is available on our website at ridgewoodartinstitute.org
Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Art Institute invites you to do your Holiday shopping in our beautiful galleries, far away from the retail madness. Purchases can be made on line or in person. Our Virtual Gallery is available on our website at ridgewoodartinstitute.org
Ridgewood NJ, the uncertainties of the Pandemic continue to drag on, and the Ridgewood Art Institute and organizations like it struggle with new safety protocols. We will announce our new schedules and safety measures as we come closer to re-opening.
Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Art Institute is happy to announce two recipients of our Members’ Scholarship this year, Sophia Mchedlishvili and Viancha Antonucci.
Sophia is the recipient of a $1500 scholarship. Sophia is graduating from Ridgewood High School and will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and majoring in Industrial Design. She has been a student at RAI for 8 years, primarily a student of Joel Popadics but had also taken classes with Laura Paray and Rebecca Leer. She has won many awards at RAI throughout the years and has expressed that RAI has always been an important part of her life and that our classes provided valuable skills that will help her in college as well as beyond. Congratulations to Sophia and best of luck in college and your future art career!
Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Art Institute still stands empty, after 3 months. This beautiful building was originally a carriage house, built during the time of Lincoln’s Presidency. If those walls could speak, the amazing stories they would be able to tell. The building was gifted to RAI, by the owners of the home directly across the street. For 85 years it has been a veritable sanctuary to those committed to the pursuit of excellence in creating Art, more specifically the study of Classic Realism for both children and adults. Our banner “Art Show Today” has greeted many new visitors, who have subsequently become Members, Patrons and Family.
Ridgewood NJ, Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, on February 12 in 1809. He lived for a time in Indiana before moving to Illinois. He worked on a farm, split rails for fences, worked in a store, was a captain in the Black Hawk War, and worked as a lawyer. He married Mary Todd and together they had four boys, only one of whom lived to maturity.