You may have heard there’s NO Festive Home this year at Ridgefield Guild of Artists.
“After much consideration, the Guild board has made the decision to turn our annual Festive Home event into a bi-annual event,” announced Pam Stoddart, Ridgefield Guild of Artists’ Executive Director in September. “It requires a tremendous amount of preparation and people-power, consuming our gallery space for months each year. Many reasons led to this decision but one that came to the forefront for us is that we want to offer our artist members more opportunities to show their work.”
So, this year we committed to offering three gallery exhibits during the almost three-month timeframe that Festive Home normally fills. Festive Home will be back next year, better than ever, to kick-off the Guild’s 50th Anniversary in 2024. Stay tuned.
Back to this year…for the rest of November, Focus On: Landscape fills the walls with extraordinary examples of this time-honored genre, representational or abstract, real or imagined environments. It runs through November 20.
Come December, the Art of Giving Exhibit takes over the gallery, with everything from gift-sized (24” x 24” or less) wall art, a small selection of unique handmade items in 3-D as well. Back again, is the Guild’s annual donated canvas fundraiser when artists donate a 10” x 10” themed painting to sell for $50. This year’s theme? Favorite Beverages! So, come in and find a one-of-a-kind art piece, all while supporting Ridgefield Guild of Artists and its long-standing mission in support of local artists.
The Art of Giving Exhibit runs from Sunday, December 4th through Friday, December 23rd during regular gallery hours, Wednesday – Sunday, 12-4pm. A Holiday Party & Art Auction fundraiser kicks off the Exhibit on Saturday evening, December 3rd from 5-7pm. Visit the Guild’s website at www.rgoa.org or call 203.438.8863 for more details about the exhibit and art auction. Ridgefield Guild of Artists is located at 34 Halpin Lane at the bottom of the hill across from the Theater Barn. Since 1974, The Guild has been a town fixture, offering local artists the opportunity to create and show their work in a friendly and supportive environment. RGOA is a tax-exempt 501c3 non-profit arts organization. All contributions are gratefully accepted.