A group of exceptionally talented graduating seniors and recent graduates have been awarded scholarships by the Ridgewood Arts Foundation in their 2019 Spring Grants and Scholarships cycle. The winning submissions encompassed remarkable original work in both performing and visual arts. Congratulations to Olias Raoul Bendian, Bergen Tech; Emily Choi, Ridgewood High School, Ciara Emmanuel, Ridgewood High School, Morgan Mastrangelo, Ridgewood High School, and Sophia Swanson, Ridgewood High School.
RAF members and friends celebrated the Foundation’s inaugural Salon on June 5th with an exciting program exploring the subject of Architecture. Panelists Xiomara Paredes, of Paredes-Grube Architecture, Stephen Hambrecht and Karen Oleson, of Hambrect Oleson Design Inc., and Claus Rademacher, of Claus F. Rademacher Architects treated the sold out audience to a lively discussion on both the current trends and enduring design principles they are using in their work. The event was held at the beautiful Ridgewood home of Maureen and Dennis Martin.
The Ridgewood Arts Foundation is pleased to announce its Spring 2019 Scholarship & Grant program for the visual and performing arts. Students, adult artists, and arts organizations with a connection to Ridgewood are all encouraged to apply.
The deadline for applications is May 1, 2019. View the Spring 2019 Application
On Sunday January 27th, the RAF was proud to honor two very special arts groups, Ridgewood Friends of Music and Mack Brandon and the Connection. Both Honorees gave spirited performances and relayed information about their mission during the festive reception and awards ceremony at Park West Loft. Village officials, cultural groups in town, and art loving residents were on hand to celebrate these local treasures and to enjoy an evening of unique visual and performing arts experiences.
The RAF’s annual art tour took place on October 20, exploring the groundbreaking architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright via an interactive private tour for RAF supporters with a museum educator.
Instruments from the Ridgewood community, including drums and a keyboard, were donated to the Rosa Parks High School in Paterson to help replace those lost to mold due to the very wet summer. RAF partnered with Friends of Music to locate the instruments after Ridgewood resident and high school music teacher Nancy Horowitz reported that their band instruments were damaged.
Ms. Deborah Woods, Branch Manager of the Atlantic Stewardship Bank Ridgewood Office Presented a Check to RAF's Trustees and Advisory Committee on July 30, 2018.
Ahmod Bradley, a senior at Rosa Parks HS, first place winner, accepts his scholarship from RAF President and Trustee, Albert Pucciarelli. Other winners seated in the photo below are:
Enderson Collado, Brian Cruz, Leslie Cruz, Marcelo Herrera, Damaar Russell and Kevin Zuniga.
Albert Pucciarelli and Margie Downs, trustees of the Ridgewood Arts Foundation, present Sophia Swanson and Jack Shigeta, of Ridgewood student-run arts organization, ARTBeat, with a grant of of $250.
Photo (left to right): Jack Shigeta and Sophia Swanson, ARTBeat Committee co-chairs; Margie Downs and Albert Pucciarelli, Arts Foundation Trustees
Ridgewood Baseball & Softball Association (RBSA) is excited to have the Ridgewood Arts Foundation as a team sponsor for their 2018 season. Members of the Ridgewood Arts Foundation look forward to supporting their team at games and to hosting the annual pizza party for their players. It's a great show of alliance between Ridgewood arts and Ridgewood sports!! For RBSA game schedule, click HERE.