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Ridgefield Art Association

Ridgefield Art Association Our association philosophy and a policy of open membership encourage self-expression through the visual arts, including all art media, dance, music, and theater.

Operating as usual

Come join the fun this summer!
04/23/2022

Come join the fun this summer!

04/20/2022

Get your applications in soon to be a part of this brand new festival on August 6th. Deadline is May 2nd..

The watercolor art show in the library is wonderful! Please go see it. Some of the entries are RAA members.
04/13/2022

The watercolor art show in the library is wonderful! Please go see it. Some of the entries are RAA members.

Wednesday night was the wrap up performance for RYAM. Thank you so very very much to Carla and Dance Fusion NW for teach...
03/31/2022

Wednesday night was the wrap up performance for RYAM. Thank you so very very much to Carla and Dance Fusion NW for teaching so many free classes and for rounding out the show with talent from the community and also the High School performers. Maybe some of these first time performers have found their calling?

Student art in the library. The RAA had these pieces professionally framed to be part of the late winter show bringing a...
03/30/2022

Student art in the library. The RAA had these pieces professionally framed to be part of the late winter show bringing awareness to Youth Arts Month. The show will be up for one more week. Please stop in the library to enjoy it.
PS the odd angle of the pictures was to reduce reflections of the ceiling lights.

Thank you Pamel Sue Johnson for teaching the second family collage night to finish out Youth Arts Month.
03/30/2022

Thank you Pamel Sue Johnson for teaching the second family collage night to finish out Youth Arts Month.

Thank you city of Ridgefield!
03/25/2022

Thank you city of Ridgefield!

Last night at City Council Mayor Lindsay proclaimed March 2022 as Ridgefield Youth Arts Month and encouraged all residents to recognize the tremendous achievements of our community’s art students and educators and to join Ridgefield School District in encouraging a lifetime of creativity. Read the full proclamation on our website: https://ridgefieldwa.us/government/city-departments/city-clerk/proclamations/

This is the 7th year of Ridgefield Youth Arts Month and it was celebrated with 25 activities, 600 participants, and art on display in downtown businesses and the Ridgefield Community Library.

Ridgefield Youth Arts Month represents a partnership between Ridgefield School District, Ridgefield Art Association and the Ridgefield community encouraging young people to take part in artistic endeavors including literary, visual, musical and performing arts. Learn more at https://www.ridgefieldsd.org/page/youth-arts-month

New show just went in today! Check out the CUBE Gallery inside the RACC, 510 pioneer street
03/24/2022

New show just went in today! Check out the CUBE Gallery inside the RACC, 510 pioneer street

First ever family collage night. Thank you Pamela Sue Johnson for teaching this event and to Terri Cochran for the suppl...
03/19/2022

First ever family collage night. Thank you Pamela Sue Johnson for teaching this event and to Terri Cochran for the supplies and use of her awesome room !

03/05/2022
Color Run kick off. RAA showing off the chalkboard doors we are gifting to the Ridge Schools.
03/05/2022

Color Run kick off. RAA showing off the chalkboard doors we are gifting to the Ridge Schools.

A few pieces were added to the library art show. These are works from Ridgefield students. Please stop in to enjoy them.
03/04/2022

A few pieces were added to the library art show. These are works from Ridgefield students. Please stop in to enjoy them.

To help reach more students during these lingering Covid days, Terri Cochran (community education) and a few RAA volunte...
03/04/2022

To help reach more students during these lingering Covid days, Terri Cochran (community education) and a few RAA volunteers put together take home kits. This is only a fraction! There are also many in person events and recorded videos available to students and families during Youth Arts Month.

You look familiar to me …..
02/20/2022

You look familiar to me …..

Happy Valentines Day everyone!
02/14/2022

Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Thanks to three ambitious members we now have  both 3D and more 2D art displayed again in the “Cube Gallery”. Great job ...
02/10/2022

Thanks to three ambitious members we now have both 3D and more 2D art displayed again in the “Cube Gallery”. Great job JoyLynn Woodard, Vickey Seagull-Schell and Diane Springer!
Stop by anytime you are in the RACC to see this great display.

The new library show is up!  It’s a dual theme of Valentine/Love and also Youth Arts Month. There are a total of 24 piec...
02/02/2022

The new library show is up! It’s a dual theme of Valentine/Love and also Youth Arts Month. There are a total of 24 pieces representing 9 of our artists. Please visit the library and see the show in person. It will be up until April 9th when the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society put up their Spring Show.

01/16/2022
Classical Art Memes That Are Too Accurate

Art memes. What will they think of next?

Classical Art Memes That Are Too Accurate November 10, 2010 by Sarah Carter In 2022, we can all agree that memes run the world; it’s the perfect form of communication combined with humor. And there’s something about taking classical art and making it relatable to the modern-day that hits us on s...

If you haven’t seen the latest art in the library, this is a good time. Perhaps you will be inspired!?!
12/30/2021

If you haven’t seen the latest art in the library, this is a good time. Perhaps you will be inspired!?!

12/15/2021

At minute 25 you can watch the artists receive their well deserved accolades from Dr. McCann

Last night the winners in the RSD holiday card contest were honored during the school board meeting. Maureen O’Reilly wa...
12/15/2021

Last night the winners in the RSD holiday card contest were honored during the school board meeting.
Maureen O’Reilly was there to hand out the prize money to the young artists. This was the 8th year of the contest. A huge amount of gratitude goes to Terri Cochran from community education for organizing it every year.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Gingerbread House contest sponsored by the RAA. Adult winners were Teresa and...
12/12/2021

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Gingerbread House contest sponsored by the RAA. Adult winners were Teresa and Scott Turner (#14) . Intermediate winner was Alexis Peterson (#2). Grade school winner was Nathaniel Bitter (#4). Thank you to everyone that participated and voted this year!

Barbara Wright from the RAA board oversaw the gingerbread house contest voting at the library today…terrific entries! Th...
12/05/2021

Barbara Wright from the RAA board oversaw the gingerbread house contest voting at the library today…terrific entries! The winter RAA show curated by VP Maureen O’Reilly was just above the contest tables along with 3 other photos in an adjacent room. We’ll soon know the contest winner. Many thanks to Barbara,Maureen and long-time former president Patricia Thompson for driving the gingerbread effort. Previously Maureen and Barbara also secured and gave 27 gingerbread house kits to the Family Resource Center. She, Maureen and Board member Jeanne Androvich also decorated our holiday tree entry at Overlook Park…all good in the name of art in the community!!

12/04/2021

Dec 4 is Hometown celebration! RAA has a decorated tree to vote for. If you have a gingerbread house drop it off at the library by 10:30. Tree lighting is at 4:30.

Many fun events coming up on Dec 4 for the Hometown celebration in downtown Ridgefield. Your RAA will be involved in man...
11/29/2021

Many fun events coming up on Dec 4 for the Hometown celebration in downtown Ridgefield. Your RAA will be involved in many of these events so please attend. Also the tree will be lit at 4:30 pm so you don't want to miss that!

There is something for everyone at Hometown Celebration! Bring the whole family for a day of FREE holiday fun!

❄️Winter and Holiday Inspired Crafts - Overlook Park 9AM-2PM: Find a selection of craft projects!
🎄 Ornament Hunt - Downtown Ridgefield, 9AM: A limited number of Ridgefield tree ornaments will be hidden around Downtown Ridgefield - find one and its yours to keep!
🎅 Say Hello to Santa - Pioneer St Game Park, 10AM-2PM: Say hello and take your own picture in front of Santa in his big red sleigh!
☃️ Holiday Trolley Rides - Load and unload at Overlook Park, 11Am-2PM: Hop on the trolley for a ride around Downtown to see the holiday decorations!

10/09/2021

Get it? …..R-A-V-E-N….. LOL

10/01/2021

And now a public service announcement….

RAA elected two new Board Members tonight! Jack Androvich is our new president and Jeanne Androvich is our new Board Mem...
09/29/2021

RAA elected two new Board Members tonight! Jack Androvich is our new president and Jeanne Androvich is our new Board Member-At-Large. Congratulations Jack and Jeanne.

RAA’s latest show is up at the Library! Please stop in to see if any of these pieces would look stunning on YOUR wall.
09/17/2021

RAA’s latest show is up at the Library! Please stop in to see if any of these pieces would look stunning on YOUR wall.

RAA booth is all decorated for Halloween at the experience Ridgefield event going on Sept 11 from 11-4.
09/11/2021

RAA booth is all decorated for Halloween at the experience Ridgefield event going on Sept 11 from 11-4.

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Ridgefield, WA
98642

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We are getting a great variety of artisans/artists applying to sell their wares at the Forest Fair. Keep the applications coming! https://ridgefieldartassociation.com/applications
Last night at City Council Mayor Lindsay proclaimed March 2022 as Ridgefield Youth Arts Month and encouraged all residents to recognize the tremendous achievements of our community’s art students and educators and to join Ridgefield School District in encouraging a lifetime of creativity. Read the full proclamation on our website: https://ridgefieldwa.us/government/city-departments/city-clerk/proclamations/ This is the 7th year of Ridgefield Youth Arts Month and it was celebrated with 25 activities, 600 participants, and art on display in downtown businesses and the Ridgefield Community Library. Ridgefield Youth Arts Month represents a partnership between Ridgefield School District, Ridgefield Art Association and the Ridgefield community encouraging young people to take part in artistic endeavors including literary, visual, musical and performing arts. Learn more at https://www.ridgefieldsd.org/page/youth-arts-month
We are looking for Caricature Artists, Balloon Artists, Face Painters, Story Tellers and Musicians that play music for young families and adults, that would like to be part of the Ridgefield Forest Fair. If you are interested please email: [email protected] Thank you!
LOOKING FOR A PART-TIME PAID POSITION AS A MUSIC DIRECTOR? All Saints Episcopal Church (Vancouver, WA) is looking for a part-time (5-8 hrs/wk) music director to lead the music during Sunday worship services and further develop the congregation's choir. This link has all the details, including contact info for questions and hourly pay range. This position will stay open until filled.
There are many ways to stay connected with your community and the City of Ridgefield! - The City of Ridgefield is active on social media: Facebook (@CityOfRidgefield), Instagram (@CityOfRidgefield), Twitter (@CityRidgefield) and Nextdoor. We update our accounts often with traffic impacts, community events, city news and more. Check that you are following us so you don’t miss an update. - Did you know that Ridgefield has an app you can use to submit a service request? Download the “AccessRidgefield” mobile app to submit requests directly to the relevant department for potholes, street hazards, parks and trails, and more. - We have several mailing lists for different interests. Visit our website to sign up for email notifications about Volunteer Opportunities, City Council, Community Development, Community Events, and more: https://ridgefieldwa.us/residents/get-involved/ The City isn’t the only source for news and activities in the Ridgefield community, we recommend connecting with our City Partners as well: Ridgefield School District, Ridgefield Main Street, Ridgefield Garden Club, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Ridgefield Art Association, Ridgefield Community Library, Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, American Legion Post 44 Ridgefield, WA, and Ridgefield Community Gleaners Association.
Sunday night at the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield! https://www.facebook.com/events/1505619756482092
Thanks to Barbara Wright for organizing and bringing volunteers to the Ridgefield Make a Difference Day where we joined other community groups in sharing what we’re about and also recruiting new members!
We had a blast both nights and want to send a huge shout out to Maureen O'Reilly as producer and her entire crew of volunteers, actors, dancers and community partners for a fantastic finale to this tradition. Hopefully others in the community can carry the tradition forward in some way…
What are the food options at Halloween Hall?
Mark your calendar now for Ridgefield Art Association's Halloween Hall in just two weeks at Abrams Park!
NEW event alert: This Wednesday, July 7th we are kicking off "Musicians in the Park," a weekly series of lunch-time performances by local musicians at Overlook Park! Our first musicians will be a local duo: Kit Garoutte and Ann Fleming. They play a mix of new folk/old time and we are so excited to partner with the Ridgefield Art Association to welcome them to the stage. Come to Overlook Park, at the corner of Pioneer St and Main Ave, each Wednesday for a music filled lunch hour. Please feel free to bring a picnic lunch or pick up take out from Downtown restaurant.