Instructor’s Exhibition
to Nov 2

Instructor’s Exhibition

The Ridgewood Art Institute Instructor’s Exhibition features beautiful still lifes, florals, landscapes and figurative work 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.

RECEPTION: October 20th, 2019 2- 4 pm.

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3rd Annual Plein Air Event!
10:00 AM10:00

3rd Annual Plein Air Event!

Please join us to paint en plein air on our grounds at the Barn.

Bill Angresano will provide a plein air demonstration between 10-12.

Then paint on our grounds between 12-3

Artists should bring their own easels and paint supplies

There is no registration fee, but donations for the model fees will be accepted!

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Members’ Holiday Show & Small Works Fundraiser
to Dec 24

Members’ Holiday Show & Small Works Fundraiser

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. 

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 17, 2019 from 2-5 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.

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

In addition, small works (8x10) will be for sale for $150 each as a fundraiser for RAI. A priceless opportunity to obtain a fine work of art at an amazing discount and for a good cause.

**Opening Reception on Sunday, November 17 2019, from 1-4pm**

Receiving: Wednesday, November 6th- – Tuesday, November 12th -Small Works Accepted Also

Hanging:   Wednesday – Friday, November 14th – 16th

Pick-Up:     Wednesday – Friday, January 2nd – 4th

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Perez/Popadics Class Show
to Sep 28

Perez/Popadics Class Show

Students are displaying artwork in the third in a series of exhibits showcasing student work done in classes.This show features artwork executed in RAI classes:
Drawing and Oil Painting with Rick Perez and Water Color with Joel Popadics.

ON VIEW September 8-28!

RECEPTION Sunday, September 15th 2pm -5pm.

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60th Annual Young People’s Show
to Jun 15

60th Annual Young People’s Show

The Ridgewood  Art Institute invites all young artists in Ridgewood and it’s surrounding communities to enter this exhibition.

All entrants must be between the ages of 7 and 17. 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 two pieces, all others may enter one. Entries must be delivered to the Ridgewood Art Institute on Saturday, May 19th between the hours of 10am and 3pm. 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 entry form on receiving day.

Receiving: Saturday, May 18th (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Pick-Up: Saturday, June 15th (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)


Reception/Awards: Sunday, June 2nd, 2-4pm

Chairs: YP Instructors

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Classwork from RAI Show
to May 19

Classwork from RAI Show

Students are displaying artwork in the third in a series of exhibits showcasing student work done in the classes of Susan Hope Fogel, Cesar Jerez and Patricia Nebbeling

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67th Annual Sponsor Show
to May 3

67th Annual Sponsor Show

The Sponsors Art Show is our most popular annual event, providing our sponsors an opportunity to acquire a beautifully framed original painting from among the collection donated by our outstanding artists and instructors. In addition to fabulous landscapes and still life subjects, several of our professional artists offer the chance to commission a portrait or pet painting. The fortunate recipients are the first 108 persons who declare their sponsorship by contributing $275. Proceeds from the show go directly toward the RAI’s effort to promote fine arts in our community.

Here’s how it works: the entire collection of donated paintings in oil, watercolor, and pastel will be on exhibit beginning April 8th with a special Sponsor’s Reception on Sunday, April 7th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm . From April 9th through May 3rd, the collection is on display so that sponsors may create a “wish list” of their favorite paintings. The culmination is our Gala Drawing to be held on Friday evening, May 3rd at 8:00 PM.


During this exciting event, the sponsor’s names are drawn randomly so that each sponsor can select a painting in the order in which they are called.

And once again we are offering Gift Certificates. You can become a sponsor yourself, and you can purchase a Gift Certificate that will enable a friend or family member to join you as a sponsor. After all, a personally selected painting would make a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day, Graduation, Anniversaries, Weddings, etc.

Please become a Ridgewood Art Institute Sponsor by sending your check to the address below.

Gala Drawing: Friday, May 3rd, (8:00pm Sharp)                                    

Receiving:             Monday – Friday, March 18th- 22nd

Hanging:   Monday – Friday, March 25th – 29th

Chairs: Barbara Johansen, Murray Smith, Eric Santoli,

Rick Perez & Bill Angresano

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2nd Annual Plein Air Show
to Mar 15

2nd Annual Plein Air Show

March 4 - March 15

• You may submit up to 3 framed sketches
(oil, watercolor, pastel)
You may also submit (if you choose to)
1 framed studio landscape painting based on one
of those sketches. We’ll hang them side by side to
show our visitors how a finished painting is
developed from a plein air sketch.
• Receiving is February 25th – March 1st.
There is no entry fee!
• Pick-up is Friday, March 15th
• All paintings may be priced for sale
(20% commission to RAI)
Note: This is a Members Only show
Receiving: Monday – Friday, February 25th – March  5th

Hanging:      Saturday, February 9th

Pick-Up:        Saturday, March 2nd

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