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November 23rd–December 24th, 2014

Members’ Holiday Show

Members are invited to enter two original works to be exhibited in a festive holiday setting.

Receiving: Monday-Friday, November 3-7
Hanging: November 10-14
Pickup: Thursday, Friday, Jan 2-5th, 2015
Reception: Sunday, November 23rd 1-4pm

Chairperson: Arthur Gilmore


In addition to the Traditional Holiday show this year, we have a small works benefit that features 8X10 framed paintings each donated by members of the Ridgewood Art Institute to sell for $150 each, well below their value.
Both Holiday and Small Works paintings will be displayed and may be viewed during regular scheduled class hours, starting November 14, but the sale of Small Work will start at the reception November 23 at 1pm.

December 25th– January 1st, 2015

Winter Recess

The Barn will be closed for the Holidays.

Classes resume Friday, January 2nd

January 25th - February 8th, 2015

35th Annual Regional Juried Show

  Stop by our newly-renovated galleries at the Ridgewood Art Institute to see the 35th Annual Open Regional Juried Show between Sunday January 25 and Sunday February 8th. The juried show is open to all artists working in a representational or traditional manner in the New York Metropolital Area. Professional and non-professional works will be judged on an equal basis by a qualified jury. Most of the artwork is offered for sale. There is a 25% donation to RAI on all sales. Only accepted works will be shown.

Receiving: Saturdy, January 10th 12-5 pm - HAND DELIVERY ONLY*Please refer to the Prospectus for important entry guidelines and restrictions. Entry fees are $35 for RAI members, $40 for non-members, payable by check.

Entries Juried: Sunday, January 11th*Judges will consider each work for show acceptance and assign awards. Judges and award details will be announced in upcoming Show Prospectus (look for it in the mail, or pick one up in the RAI lobby in mid-December 2014).

Hanging: January, 12-16th

Reception: Sunday, January 25th 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

Show Ends: Sunday, February 8th

Pick-up: Monday-Friday, February 9-13th

*Entries that have been declined in the judging process are notified by mail. HAND PICKUP ONLY.Declined work must be picked up on Tuesday, January 13th - Thursday, January 15th, 12-3 pm.

Judges: TBA
Chairperson: Luaren Andreach


February 22nd -March 15th, 2015

Arthur Maynard Show

A historical tribute to the history of The Ridgewood Art Institute.This year's show will be featuring paintings by Arthur Maynard recently acquired by The Ridgewood Art Institute.


April 5th- May 10th, 2015

63rd Annual Sponsors Show

This remarkably original, emminently successful show features paintings given to the Institute by member artists. The Sponsors are the first of a limited number of people who contribute $275. On the last night of the show, as their names are drawn, the Sponsors select their favorite painting to take home.
More about the Sponsors Show

Receiving: Monday-Friday, March 22nd -27th
Hanging:March 30-April 3rd
Reception: Sunday, April 12th
Drawing: Friday, May 8th (8:00 PM)

Chairpersons: Janet Cunniffe-Chieffo and Peggy Dressel

May 31st -June 4th, 2015

56th Annual Young People's Scholarship Exhibition

An exhibition of works done by the Institute's young aspiring artists
and non-member children from the surrounding area.
Perhaps the best show of the year!

Receiving: Saturday, May 16th
Reception: Sunday, May 31st, 2-4pm
Pick-up: Saturday, June 13th

Chairperson: TBA

June 29th- August 28th, 2015

Members' Summer Invitational Show

Annual summer show featuring the works of the membership..

Receiving: Monday-Friday, June 15th -19th
Hanging:June 22nd-26th
Pickup: September 1st-4th

Chairpersons: Diana Gibson and William Brown

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All Ridgewood Institute Art Exhibits are held in our galleries on the main floor of our unique historic building located at 12 East Glen Avenue in Ridgewood, NJ  07450, which is a 100-year old converted barn.

The public is always welcome to view our art exhibitions, and to attend our painting demonstrations and lectures. Our galleries host a full program of juried and invitational shows from the Institute's membership, as well as shows for individual accomplished painters and other affiliated arts organizations such as the Community Arts Association and the New Jersey Watercolor Society.

This listing may be subject to change during the year.  For more information, please call the Institute at (201) 652-9615.

All art exhibits are held in our galleries at the Institute, located at 12 East Glen Avenue in Ridgewood, NJ 07450 (directions.)

For more information, please call the Institute
at (201) 652-9615.

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