Ridgefield's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield Sun, 20 Sep 2020 11:09:24 -0400 HamletHub.com Ridgefield's Welcome Lady, Dee Strilowich, 80, has Died https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/67549-ridgefield-s-welcome-lady-dee-strilowich-80-has-died67549-ridgefield-s-welcome-lady-dee-strilowich-80-has-died https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/67549-ridgefield-s-welcome-lady-dee-strilowich-80-has-died67549-ridgefield-s-welcome-lady-dee-strilowich-80-has-died

Ridgefield's beloved "Welcome Lady" Dee (Delores) Strilowich, 80, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph A. Strilowich Jr.

The owner of Personal Touch Welcome, Dee knocked on 10,642 doors in Ridgefield and Redding bringing good tidings to newbies and before deciding to retire and hand the reins over to Christine Santori and her fiancé David Saunders in December of 2019.

Personal Touch Welcome, the brainchild of Dee Strilowich and her husband Joe, was born after the Welcome Wagon discontinued in-home visits in 1998. "My husband, Joe, and I decided the service was so important to have new families be introduced to our wonderful community and it’s small businesses that we decided to start our own greeting service, naming it Personal Touch Welcome," Dee told HamletHub a few years back.

Upon retiring (after Joe's passing) and handing the business over to David and Christine, Dee said to me, "Joe is smiling down from heaven today." Now, you are both smiling together. 

Thank you, Dee, for your love, generosity and contagious smile. You left an indelible mark on our community. Memorable were your holiday visits to Ridgefield businesses, homemade fudge in hand. You will be missed.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. 

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Sat, 19 Sep 2020 11:02:40 -0400
Music at the Museum Grand Finale Tomorrow with Angry O’Haras! https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/67518-music-at-the-museum-grand-finale-on-sunday-with-angry-o-haras67518-music-at-the-museum-grand-finale-on-sunday-with-angry-o-haras https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/67518-music-at-the-museum-grand-finale-on-sunday-with-angry-o-haras67518-music-at-the-museum-grand-finale-on-sunday-with-angry-o-haras

MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM! Bluegrass & More This Sunday!

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC) and Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra (RSO) are excited to conclude this summer’s special series, Music at the Museum, this Sunday, September 20th at 2:00 PM with the fabulous and fun Angry O’Haras!

Band members Chris Anderson, lead guitar, mandolin and vocals; Mike Crescenzo, bass and vocals; Gerry O'Hara, banjo, guitar and vocals; and Austin Scelzo, fiddle, vocals; together forge the instrumental foundation for three and four-part harmonies. Bluegrass is their guiding compass, but the band will navigate many musical regions throughout their performance.

Bring your lawn chair or blanket, or stop by while strolling on Main Street and join us for this FREE performance.

“The Music at the Museum series has been so much fun this summer!” says RSO Executive Director Laurie Kenagy. “It has been a great opportunity to present diverse music, to give musicians the opportunity to play during the health crisis, and to provide live music to the community free of charge. It’s also been a wonderful collaboration between KTM&HC and RSO!”

NOTE: KTM&HC is COVID certified according to CT state guidelines for safely re-opening Museums & Aquariums (6/17/20):  only outdoor space is open (no Museum tours currently); social distancing; mandatory face coverings or masks; follow one-way signage; and no public restrooms. Performances are permitted outdoors ONLY. 


kerry@ducey.org (RSO) Events Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:07:00 -0400
Ridgefield Bicycle OPENS to Walk-in Customers! https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/67548-ridgefield-bicycle-opens-to-walk-in-customers67548-ridgefield-bicycle-opens-to-walk-in-customers https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/67548-ridgefield-bicycle-opens-to-walk-in-customers67548-ridgefield-bicycle-opens-to-walk-in-customers

Come on IN! Ridgefield Bicycle is now fully OPEN after being closed to walk-in customers for several months.
Check out the latest fall gear, RBCo gear and amazing bikes. "We continue to work every angle to get bikes in for you," say Sean and Jacqui Dowd, owners of the bike shop.
Visit www.ridgefieldbicycle.com for the latest bike inventory.
* Please note: there are new updates every Monday.
There are plenty of perfect ride days ahead. Ridgefield Bicycle can help you be ready!
kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:01:59 -0400
Purchase and mask and join Ridgefield Police in supporting Special Olympics of Connecticut! https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/charities/67500-purchase-and-mask-and-join-ridgefield-police-in-supporting-special-olympics-of-connecticut67500-purchase-and-mask-and-join-ridgefield-police-in-supporting-special-olympics-of-connecticut https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/charities/67500-purchase-and-mask-and-join-ridgefield-police-in-supporting-special-olympics-of-connecticut67500-purchase-and-mask-and-join-ridgefield-police-in-supporting-special-olympics-of-connecticut

Time is running out to purchase a mask and support Connecticut's Special Olympics athletes! 

The Ridgefield Police Department has once again teamed up with Special Olympics of Connecticut to support the athletes that compete in the Summer and Winter Games.

"We wanted to say "Thank You" to everyone that has already purchased a mask. The support is greatly appreciated. If you were planning on buying a mask and supporting our Special Olympics Athletes, time is running out. The sale ends on September 21st!" police say.
Place your order here.
Place your order today! Proceeds benefit Special Olympics of Connecticut which supports our athletes. Since it looks like masks are going to be around for a while, why not look stylish while supporting a great cause!"
You can now purchase face masks to show your support and pride in the Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR).
Since the games have been so drastically changed due to Covid-19, the athletes need our support more than ever. The fundraiser is running now through September 21st, 2020. Please place your order and show your pride. Thanks for your support!
kerry@ducey.org (RPD) Charities Sat, 19 Sep 2020 08:33:00 -0400
Lamont Directs Flags Lowered To Half-Staff in Honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/politics/67547-lamont-directs-flags-lowered-to-half-staff-in-honor-of-supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg67547-lamont-directs-flags-lowered-to-half-staff-in-honor-of-supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/politics/67547-lamont-directs-flags-lowered-to-half-staff-in-honor-of-supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg67547-lamont-directs-flags-lowered-to-half-staff-in-honor-of-supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be lowered to half-staff as a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding public service of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Flags should be lowered immediately and remain at half-staff until sunset on the date of interment, which has not yet been determined.

Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all other flags, including state, municipal, corporate, or otherwise, should also be lowered during this same duration of time.

“Tonight, the nation mourns the unimaginable loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – a fierce and fiery champion for fairness and equality for all,” Governor Lamont said. “Shattering the glass ceiling in the legal world, Justice Ginsburg overcame adversity both in and out of the courtroom – battling gender discrimination at a time when women were rarely serving as lawyers. She also fought cancer with rigor, rarely missing any days in court. A giant inspiration and pioneer for women globally, Justice Ginsburg should not just be remembered for what she stood for but what she stood against. Our nation is greater for her tenacity, dissension, and adversity against injustice. As Justice Ginsburg put it best, ‘there will be enough women on the court when there are nine.’”

U.S. flag code requires flags to be lowered until the date of interment following the death of an associate justice of the Supreme Court. The Office of the Governor will send out a notification when flags should be returned to full-staff.

kerry@ducey.org (Gov. Ned Lamont) Politics Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:58:11 -0400
Register to VOTE on September 22 at Ridgefield Library: Voter Registration Day https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/politics/67546-register-to-vote-on-september-22-at-ridgefield-library-voter-registration-day67546-register-to-vote-on-september-22-at-ridgefield-library-voter-registration-day https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/politics/67546-register-to-vote-on-september-22-at-ridgefield-library-voter-registration-day67546-register-to-vote-on-september-22-at-ridgefield-library-voter-registration-day

September 22 Is National Voter Registration Day

Every year, millions of eligible voters are unable to cast a ballot because of a missed registration deadline, outdated registration information, or other problems with their voter registration.  National Voter Registration Day provides an opportunity to get “vote ready” – whether that means a new registration or updating an existing one.

On Tuesday, September 22nd, the League of Women Voters of Ridgefield will be at the Ridgefield Library from 2pm to 5pm to register citizens who will be 18 years old (or older) by Election Day, November 3, 2020. 

Current registrants can also make address or party affiliation changes.  General information will be available about absentee balloting, poll locations, voting hours and positions and candidates up for election. Members of the League will be outside the Library’s sliding doors at the Main Level entrance to the building.  Please be sure to wear a mask and social distance when approaching the Library. More information is available at www.ridgefieldlibrary.org

kerry@ducey.org (Andy Forsyth ) Politics Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:34:30 -0400
Scarecrow Frames are Available NOW for Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center’s 8th Annual Contest! https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/67545-scarecrow-frames-are-available-now-for-keeler-tavern-museum-history-center-s-8th-annual-contest67545-scarecrow-frames-are-available-now-for-keeler-tavern-museum-history-center-s-8th-annual-contest https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/67545-scarecrow-frames-are-available-now-for-keeler-tavern-museum-history-center-s-8th-annual-contest67545-scarecrow-frames-are-available-now-for-keeler-tavern-museum-history-center-s-8th-annual-contest

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC) is hosting its 8th annual scarecrow contest. Individuals, families, groups, and businesses are invited to create a scarecrow to be displayed on Main Street during Fall in Love with Ridgefield October 16 – 18, 2020.

Voting will take place on the KTM&HC Facebook page from October 16th to October 31st. The scarecrow with the most "likes" by 11:59 PM on October 31 will receive a prize. (Note that there will be NO ballot voting this year following COVID-19 guidelines which caution against touching any surfaces.)

Scarecrow frames are available now for $25 each and can be picked up at KTM&HC's Visitor Center, Monday through Friday, 10 -3. Simply register at this link, then email info@keelertavernmuseum.org to schedule a time to safely pick up a frame. https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/mG-8vU3HUf7gVekjhlTY7Q

Finished scarecrows must be dropped off at the Visitor Center by Wednesday, October 14 at 4 p.m. KTM&HC will take photos of each entry prior to installing them on Main Street. The public can then vote for their favorite by liking the Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center Facebook page at www.facebook.com/keelertavernmuseum, and inviting friends and family to "like" your entry. Note that KTM&HC will create and upload the album with all scarecrow photos by October 16. 

Get your creative juices flowing, pick up your wooden frame and entry form at KTM&HC Visitor Center, and take part in this super-fun community program! Good luck to all!

kerry@ducey.org (Lynn Felici-Gallant) Life Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:03:29 -0400
Joan Osborne returns to The Playhouse for an outdoor concert with special guest Stephen Kellogg! https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/67544-the-ridgefield-playhouse-160044908467544-the-ridgefield-playhouse-1600449084 https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/67544-the-ridgefield-playhouse-160044908467544-the-ridgefield-playhouse-1600449084

After her sold out Dylanology show at The Ridgefield Playhouse in 2019, seven time Grammy Award-nominee and acclaimed singer/songwriter Joan Osborne, returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse for an outdoor performance with her first album of original music in six years!  The performance, part of the Pepsi Rock Series Powered by Xfinity, will be socially distanced with seating under a tent on the field next to the Playhouse on Saturday, October 17 at 7:30pm. 

Kicking off the night is singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg.  Over the last decade, the New England native has performed more than 2,000 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like platinum selling rock band O.A.R and American Idol winner Nick Fradiani. 

For more information or to purchase touchless print at home ticket ($52 all seats) go online to www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795. The Playhouse is currently doing socially distanced seating.  Chairs are provided for all ticket holders and will be pre-assigned based on the date of ticket purchase. Members will receive priority seating. Concession baskets can be ordered in advance via our mobile site so that you can pick it up on the way in.  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all.

pmertz@ridgefieldayhouse.com (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:09:06 -0400
Meet The Real Cartwheelers of Saint Mary School in Ridgefield! https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/67543-meet-the-real-cartwheelers-of-st-mary-school-in-ridgefield67543-meet-the-real-cartwheelers-of-st-mary-school-in-ridgefield https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/67543-meet-the-real-cartwheelers-of-st-mary-school-in-ridgefield67543-meet-the-real-cartwheelers-of-st-mary-school-in-ridgefield

Creative wheeling carts bring lessons and engaging curriculum to students at Saint Mary School

To assure safety during this uncertain time, the students at Saint Mary School in Ridgefield are staying in their homerooms and the teachers are the ones moving through the hallways this year!
Why not have fun with it? Many teachers are using carts to bring their supplies from class to class, and some have put their own personal spin on their cart decor. We would like to introduce you to the "Cart Wheelers" of Saint Mary School!
Saint Mary School is located at 183 High Ridge Avenue. Visit the school online here and stay up to date on daily happenings by visiting their Facebook page here and Instagram page here.   
kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:56:28 -0400
Boys & Girls Club BBQ Tomorrow in Club Parking Lot, Reserve Time Slot NOW, Catered by Ridgefield Prime! https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/67407-boys-girls-club-bbq-on-september-19-in-club-parking-lot-reserve-time-slot-now-catered-by-ridgefield-prime67407-boys-girls-club-bbq-on-september-19-in-club-parking-lot-reserve-time-slot-now-catered-by-ridgefield-prime https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/67407-boys-girls-club-bbq-on-september-19-in-club-parking-lot-reserve-time-slot-now-catered-by-ridgefield-prime67407-boys-girls-club-bbq-on-september-19-in-club-parking-lot-reserve-time-slot-now-catered-by-ridgefield-prime

Registration is OPEN for the Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield BBQ (outdoor, socially distanced) on Saturday, September 19 from 2 to 7pm in the Club parking lot (41 Grove Street).

This is an important fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield. Since March, the Club has had to postpone or cancel all fundraising events, all while continuing to support Club kids and the Ridgefield community. Consider attending this event in support of the Club and their fantastic staff.

Register today for the Community Barbeque, available time slots are linked below (you will be redirected to our Constant Contact event page)!

2pm to 3pm

3pm to 4pm

4pm to 5pm

5pm to 6pm

6pm to 7pm


Kids meal is $12.50 and adults $25.00)

Please note: you can choose to "take away" if you do not want to attend.

Due to ongoing heath concerns, you must choose a time slot when you register and advanced registration is required in compliance with state regulations for social distancing.

The event is catered by Ridgefield Prime. 

Please note, if health conditions change, this event will revert to a "take away" only fundraiser.

Reserve your spot HERE (kids meal is $12.50 and adults $25.00).


kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:44:00 -0400
Ancona's Announces Savings on Sloop Brewing Co. Beer https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/67542-ancona-s-announces-savings-on-sloop-brewing-co-beer67542-ancona-s-announces-savings-on-sloop-brewing-co-beer https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/67542-ancona-s-announces-savings-on-sloop-brewing-co-beer67542-ancona-s-announces-savings-on-sloop-brewing-co-beer

Ancona's Wines & Liquors Offering 10% Savings on all Sloop Brewing Co. Beers

This Hudson Valley brewery (Fishkill, NY) came to fame with the production of "Juice Bomb". 

Click Here to see their quartet of beers on sale this week.

Shop Here.

Ancona's has three locations: Ridgefield, Georgetown and Wilton. 

You can shop in-store or place orders ONLINE.

kerry@ducey.org (Ancona's Wines and Liquors) Places Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:42:22 -0400
Happy Rosh Hashanah, Ridgefield! https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/67541-happy-rosh-hashanah-ridgefield67541-happy-rosh-hashanah-ridgefield https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/67541-happy-rosh-hashanah-ridgefield67541-happy-rosh-hashanah-ridgefield

This evening marks the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year! Here, Rabbi Reiner and Cantor Katchko Gray ring in the High Holidays on the steps of Congregation Shir Shalom.

The Congregation is hosting a food drive during their weekend services (and beyond) that supports three food pantries: 

The Ridgefield Food Pantry
The Community Center of Northern Westchester:
The Daily Bread Food Pantry

Learn more about how you can help here.

Visit Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties for information on Rosh Hashanah services.

HamletHub wishes all who celebrate, a joyous holiday!


kerry@ducey.org (HH) Life Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:12:44 -0400
Bernard's Wins Wine Spectator Award for Best Restaurant https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/67540-wine-spectator-awards-bernard-s-in-ridgefield-best-restaurant-for-wine67540-wine-spectator-awards-bernard-s-in-ridgefield-best-restaurant-for-wine https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/67540-wine-spectator-awards-bernard-s-in-ridgefield-best-restaurant-for-wine67540-wine-spectator-awards-bernard-s-in-ridgefield-best-restaurant-for-wine

Wine Spectator Reveals Winners of 2020 Restaurant Awards, Bernard's is Only Ridgefield Restaurant to Win!

Wine Spectatorthe world's leading authority on wine, has unveiled the winners of its 2020 Restaurant Awardswhich honor the world's best restaurants for wine. This year's awards program—which successfully moved forward despite the effects of COVID-19—recognizes 3,776 dining destinations from all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 79 countries internationally.

Bernard's located at 20 West Lane, is the only restaurant in Ridgefield to win Wine Spectator's Restaurant Award. Read about Bernard's on Wine Spectator's website here. View Bernard's wine list here.

"This year's Wine Spectator Restaurant Award program celebrates restaurants' resilience, dedication and bravery during these unprecedented times," said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. "We hope that all of our award winners and the people who make them special will find their way through the crisis to once again welcome us through their doors. We look forward to raising a glass together, and to new beginnings."

Launched in 1981, the Restaurant Awards are judged on three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,289; 1,387; and 100 winners this year in each respective category.


The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers. Best of Award of Excellence recipients offer more extensive selections with significant vintage depth and excellent breadth across multiple regions. The Grand Award is the program's highest honor; this elite group comprises the world's best wine programs, which deliver serious breadth of top producers, outstanding depth in mature vantages, excellent harmony with the menu and superior presentation.

About Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator is the world's leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web's most comprehensive wine site (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine's role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 15,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar AficionadoWhisky Advocate, Market WatchShanken News Daily and Shanken's Impact Newsletter.

kerry@ducey.org (Wine Spectator) Places Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:29:20 -0400
Chris Thile - Just added to The Ridgefield Playhouse line-up! https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/67539-the-ridgefield-playhouse-160038050267539-the-ridgefield-playhouse-1600380502 https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/67539-the-ridgefield-playhouse-160038050267539-the-ridgefield-playhouse-1600380502

From the Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, Goat Rodeo and NPR’s Live From Here – Chris Thile performs TWO socially distanced outdoors shows at The Ridgefield Playhouse on October 10

Mandolinist Chris Thile is among the most highly acclaimed musicians of his generation. With four Grammy Awards and 22 nominations, internationally renowned mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist Chris Thile has been wowing audiences for nearly 20 years.  Now fans can see Chris Thile in his only Connecticut tour stop on Saturday, October 10 with TWO shows at 4pm and 7:30pm at The Ridgefield Playhouse.  The shows, part of the Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer Songwriter Series and Mountain Dew Country and Bluegrass Series, will be socially distanced, with seating under the tent on the field next to the Playhouse.  As a MacArthur Fellow, a member of Goat Rodeo, Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, and the host of the NPR radio program, Live from Here, Thile’s broad outlook encompasses classical, rock, jazz, and bluegrass. His music transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, and created a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike.  Chris Thile is a featured artist of media sponsor WFUV 90.7fm.

A child prodigy, Thile first rose to fame as a member of Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek, with whom he released four albums and sold over two million records. In 2014, along with a national tour, the trio released a new album, A Dotted Line, their first since 2005.  As a soloist, Thile has released several albums including his most recent, Thanks for Listening, a collection of recordings, produced by Thomas Bartlett, originally written as Songs of the Week for A Prairie Home Companion. In February 2013, Thile won a Grammy for his work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Stuart Duncan. In September 2014, Thile and Meyer released their latest album collaboration, Bass + Mandolin, which won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Punch Brothers released their latest album, The Phosphorescent Blues, in January 2015, and a follow up EP, The Wireless, in November of the same year. Most recently, Thile released a double-album with Brad Mehldau, titled Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, in January 2017 and a collection of works from Bach with Yo-Yo Ma & Edgar Meyer in April 2017 called Bach Trios. Continuing his trend of creative excellence, Thile took home the Grammy for the Best Folk Album for the Punch Brother’s 2018 album, All Ashore. In the Summer of 2020, Thile once again collaborated with his Goat Rodeo bandmates, and released their second album, Not Our First Goat Rodeo, which hit #1 on the Billboard 200.

For more information or to purchase touchless print at home ticket ($45 all seats) go online to www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795. The Playhouse is currently doing socially distanced seating, all patrons will be seated by an usher on a first come first served basis and concession/bar can be ordered via our mobile site so that you can pick it up on the way in, or get notified when it is ready for you to pick up once you arrive.  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all.

lisa.barrett@ridgefieldplayhouse.org (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:30:19 -0400
43rd Annual Juried Exhibition Opens September 20th at the Guild https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/67538-43rd-annual-juried-exhibition-opens-september-20th-at-the-guild67538-43rd-annual-juried-exhibition-opens-september-20th-at-the-guild https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/67538-43rd-annual-juried-exhibition-opens-september-20th-at-the-guild67538-43rd-annual-juried-exhibition-opens-september-20th-at-the-guild

Ridgefield Guild of Artists presents its 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition in the gallery barn from Sunday, September 20th through Sunday, October 18th.

“We are excited to offer this annual event ‘in person’ this fall. When we had to close our gallery last March, we went virtual for a number of shows that followed,” said Pam Stoddart, Executive Director of the Guild, “but now we can offer our longest running, and most prestigious juried show for visitors again.” Artists from around the northeast (and one from Washington state) have created works in a variety of media.

Cybele Maylone, this year’s juror, is the Executive Director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. A non-collecting institution located in Ridgefield, CT, The Aldrich was one of the first contemporary art museums in the country and is today one of the oldest.  From the over 340 pieces by 124 artists, Ms. Maylone selected 68 pieces by 42 artists. “Serving as a juror for an exhibition like this is always tremendously interesting, but is also filled with many agonizing decisions. Looking at hundreds of works that have been lovingly submitted and having to exclude many from the final exhibition is a difficult task. But in selecting the works for this exhibition, I understood the task at hand—to identify the most compelling works for recognition by the Guild.

To practice safe Covid compliance, there will not be an opening reception.  Viewing will be by appointment during regular gallery hours, Wed-Sun, 12-4pm.   We are limiting the number in the gallery at any one time.  Visit the Guild website to register for an appointment.  Masks and social distancing are required for admittance.  Ridgefield Guild of Artists is located at 34 Halpin Lane.  The show is also available for “virtual viewing” through the website.  All artwork is for sale.  Visit rgoa.org or call 438.8863 for more information.  RGOA is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization and all contributions are gratefully accepted.  




Cybele Maylone, this year’s juror, is the Executive Director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art
Museum. A non-collecting institution located in Ridgefield, CT, The Aldrich was
one of the first contemporary art museums in the country and is today one of the
From the over 340 pieces by 124 artists, Ms. Maylone selected 68 pieces by 42 artists.  Serving as a juror for an exhibition like this is always tremendously interesting, but is also filled with many agonizing decisions. Looking at hundreds of works that have been lovingly submitted and having to exclude many from the final exhibition is a difficult task. But in selecting the works for this exhibition, I understood the task at hand—to identify the most compelling works for recognition by the Guild.”



kerry@ducey.org (Mary Pat Devine) Events Thu, 17 Sep 2020 13:29:00 -0400