March 31 - May 3
The Sponsors Art 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