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The Ridgewood Art Institute’s 41st Annual Open Juried Art Show Goes Virtual!

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Virtual Galleries online February 6th through February 21, 2021. Show Judges Ellen Buselli & Ken Hamilton.

Ridgewood, NJ (PRUnderground) January 24th, 2021

The Ridgewood Art Institute Annual Juried Show is open to all artists working in a representational or traditional manner in the New York Metropolitan area. Professional and non-professional works will be judged on an equal basis by a qualified jury.  Only accepted works will be exhibited. This year was the second year we widened our net by making our application process virtual. The final result is a beautifully curated show with Artists from all over our nation represented.

In these challenging times we will only be able to exhibit virtually and we will miss the opportunity of viewing the works in our magnificent galleries. Regretfully, there will be no reception for the accepted applicants to share their special day with associates, friends and loved ones. This being our 41st Annual Open Juried Show, we have a long tradition of celebrating our accomplishments together. It will be bittersweet to not be able to do so again for this particular event. We look forward to the happy and healthy days in the future, and continue to persevere.

The show will be available online Saturday February 6th thru Sunday February 21st, and can be accessed on our website at ridgewoodartinstitute.org.  Many of these gorgeous pieces are available for purchase and a percentage of all sales help support The Ridgewood Art Institute, a veritable jewel in our community perpetuating the study of Classic Realism and providing a haven for both Artists and Art Enthusiasts to enjoy.

Judges: Ellen Buselli & Ken Hamilton

Ellen Buselli has collected numerous awards from the Oil Painters of America , Art Renewal Center,Portrait Society of America , Butler Museum of American Art, FASO BoldBrush Award, American Women Artists (Best in Show), Allied Artist of America, Salmagundi Club, International Artist Still Life and Floral Competitions, and the National Academy of Design. Her work has been featured in national magazines including International Artist – including a recent 10 page feature March 2020 issue, American Artist (Cover), The Artist’s Magazine (Cover), American Art Collector, Western Art Collector, and Plein Air Magazine

Ken C. Hamilton has received both national and international recognition for his varied painting approaches conveying mood and atmosphere. As a former president of the New Jersey Water Color Society Ken is also recipient of its Silver Medal of Honor. By special invitation he participated showing in both the Shanghai and the Qingdao International Exhibitions in China and was honored to have the Qingdao Museum purchase his work for their permanent collection.  He was awarded the Salmagundi Club Thomas Moran Award and selected for inclusion in the prestigious National Watercolor Traveling Show. His works are collected both privately and by corporations throughout the continent

About Ridgewood Art Institute

The Ridgewood Art Institute is a non-profit arts organization made up of professional and amateur artists who represent and perpetuate America’s heritage of traditional realism in painting and drawing. We have been in existence since 1935. The pursuit of beauty in fine art, together with the highest standards of excellence, is promoted through our classes exhibitions, lectures, and demonstrations, which are made available to the public.

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