League of Women Voters to host art raffle fundraiser

The League of Women Voters of Ridgefield will host its eighth “Get To Know Your Town” meeting and fifth annual art raffle “kick-off” celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at town hall’s lower level conference room. Dr. Mark Meachem, chair of the Ridgefield Arts Council, will be the guest speaker at the meeting and will talk about the … read more

Ridgefield happenings: Trends in American food, winter constellations, and the Great Wall of China

Abstract painters open exhibit Sunday A group of abstract painters who have studied together at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists under the accomplished painter Rachel Volpone will display their work at Sarah’s Wine Bar this winter. The exhibition, titled “Insight: 11 Abstract Painters,” will open at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, and run through March 10. Snow date for opening … read more

Four Ridgefield markets kickstart shopping season

Sarah Harris and Christine Smith will be hanging more than 100 decorated wreaths for the Founders Hall Wreath Festival.

Four Ridgefield markets kickstart shopping season In what has become a much-anticipated tradition, Ridgefield begins the holiday season the week before Thanksgiving with the opening of four holiday markets. ARTique 2018, the Founders Hall Wreath Festival, the Guild of Artists’ Festive Home and the Ridgefield Women’s Club Craft Fair will offer a variety of wares. ARTique 2018 Artique 2018 opens … read more

Letter: Praise for juried show at Guild of Artists

To the Editor: Denise Bibro of Denise Bibro Fine Art in the Chelsea district of Manhattan was our juror for the Guild’s 41st Annual Juried Exhibition. We had an intense “jury day” watching Denise examine the submissions and create her vision for this year’s show.   When the day was done, we were thrilled to receive her statement about her … read more

Art Walk returns Aug. 24, runs through Sept. 7

The fifth annual Art Walk kicks off Friday, Aug. 24, with receptions in many of the stores around town from 5-8 p.m. “It’s a strolling gallery of sorts, when 52 local artists display their artwork in local venues around town,” said Pam Stoddart, executive director of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and chair of the event.   “It’s a great … read more

Ridgefield Guild of Artists receives $25,000 Richardson grant

Ridgefield Guild of Artists leader trio: Mary Harold, co-president, Pam Stoddart, executive director, and Mary Pat Devine, co-president —Zoe Isaac Rousseau photo

The Ridgefield Guild of Artists received a $25,000 grant from the Anne S. Richardson Fund to help renovate and add a new studio classroom at its barn off of Halpin Lane. Pamela Stoddart, executive director for the Guild, said an unfortunate small kitchen fire during the summer of 2016 became an opportunity to renovate and expand the guild’s education program. … read more

Butterfly mural seeks to educate kids on imperiled monarchs

Monarchs, the distinctive black-and-red butterflies that brighten Ridgefield’s gardens and parks every summer with their technicolor hues, are having a tough time. That’s the impression Victor DeMasi, a teacher and muralist at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, gave to students July 20. The fragile creatures are the subject of a mural completed by kids in his summer art class, which … read more

Guild celebrates Thrift Shop gift

Ridgefield Guild of Artists has received a gift of $3,500 from the Ridgefield Thrift Shop. Pam Stoddart, the Guild’s executive director, said her organization has had a long-standing relationship with the Thrift Shop and is happy to be one of the many benefactors of their success and generosity realized by their move to the larger Governor Street location. “They have … read more

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