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210 Cypress Gardens Blvd, SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Phone 863-291-5661
The Mission of the Ridge Art Association is to educate and promote understanding of the Visual Arts and to sponsor cultural events within the community.
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February, 2020

Saturday
22
Ridge Art Association
8:00 AM
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Reception for Young Artist Show
Doors open at 6 pm
Middle School Awards at 6:15
High School Awards at 6:45 $2,200 in prizes
Saturday
22
Ridge Art Association
6:00 PM
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Separate categories for Middle and High Schools and a separate High School category for sculptures will be distinguished for awards; First, Second and Third Places, Awards of Excellence and Honorable Mentions will total $1,200. Portfolios entered for high school seniors may include up to 10 pieces and must be accompanied by an artist’s essay. This year our Portfolio Scholarship Award will be $1,000 to PSC.
Thursday
27
Ridge Art Association
1:00 PM
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AWARDS
Best of Show $500.00
Second Place 300.00
Third Place 200.00
Awards of Excellence (2) 75.00
Honorable Mention (2) 50.00


CALL FOR ENTRIES
Ridge Art Association invites anyone over the age of 18 to submit entries for
Wind, Wings & Water inside the Mackay Estate

The juror will select work to be exhibited; judge’s decisions will be final. Awards totaling $1,525 will be given at the discretion of the judge and presented at the reception. Reception date TBA.

ENTRY PROCEDURE
Each artist may submit up to three pieces for judging. A non-refundable fee of $35.00 for non-members and $25.00 for members for One, Two or Three pieces will be charged. All entries must be accompanied by the Entry Fee, Entry Form, Notification Card and a self-addressed stamped envelope. ( $.50 will be charged if no SASE)
Make checks payable to Ridge Art Association, Inc.

SHIPPED ENTRIES
Entries shipped must arrive by February 28th and must include a prepaid non dated return label from the shipper of your choice.
LIABILITY
Neither the Ridge Art Association nor the City of Lake Alfred will be liable for work in transit or on exhibit inside the Mackay Estate.
Friday
28
Mackay Estate Garden Lakeside
10:00 AM
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AWARDS
Best of Show $500.00
Second Place 300.00
Third Place 200.00
Awards of Excellence (2) 75.00
Honorable Mention (2) 50.00


CALL FOR ENTRIES
Ridge Art Association invites anyone over the age of 18 to submit entries for
Wind, Wings & Water inside the Mackay Estate

The juror will select work to be exhibited; judge’s decisions will be final. Awards totaling $1,525 will be given at the discretion of the judge and presented at the reception. Reception date TBA.

ENTRY PROCEDURE
Each artist may submit up to three pieces for judging. A non-refundable fee of $35.00 for non-members and $25.00 for members for One, Two or Three pieces will be charged. All entries must be accompanied by the Entry Fee, Entry Form, Notification Card and a self-addressed stamped envelope. ( $.50 will be charged if no SASE)
Make checks payable to Ridge Art Association, Inc.

SHIPPED ENTRIES
Entries shipped must arrive by February 28th and must include a prepaid non dated return label from the shipper of your choice.
LIABILITY
Neither the Ridge Art Association nor the City of Lake Alfred will be liable for work in transit or on exhibit inside the Mackay Estate.
Saturday
29
Mackay Estate Garden Lakeside
8:30 AM
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AWARDS
Best of Show $500.00
Second Place 300.00
Third Place 200.00
Awards of Excellence (2) 75.00
Honorable Mention (2) 50.00


CALL FOR ENTRIES
Ridge Art Association invites anyone over the age of 18 to submit entries for
Wind, Wings & Water inside the Mackay Estate

The juror will select work to be exhibited; judge’s decisions will be final. Awards totaling $1,525 will be given at the discretion of the judge and presented at the reception. Reception date TBA.

ENTRY PROCEDURE
Each artist may submit up to three pieces for judging. A non-refundable fee of $35.00 for non-members and $25.00 for members for One, Two or Three pieces will be charged. All entries must be accompanied by the Entry Fee, Entry Form, Notification Card and a self-addressed stamped envelope. ( $.50 will be charged if no SASE)
Make checks payable to Ridge Art Association, Inc.

SHIPPED ENTRIES
Entries shipped must arrive by February 28th and must include a prepaid non dated return label from the shipper of your choice.
LIABILITY
Neither the Ridge Art Association nor the City of Lake Alfred will be liable for work in transit or on exhibit inside the Mackay Estate.
Saturday
29
Mackay Estate Garden Lakeside
2:30 PM
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AWARDS
Best of Show $500.00
Second Place 300.00
Third Place 200.00
Awards of Excellence (2) 75.00
Honorable Mention (2) 50.00


CALL FOR ENTRIES
Ridge Art Association invites anyone over the age of 18 to submit entries for
Wind, Wings & Water inside the Mackay Estate

The juror will select work to be exhibited; judge’s decisions will be final. Awards totaling $1,525 will be given at the discretion of the judge and presented at the reception. Reception date TBA.

ENTRY PROCEDURE
Each artist may submit up to three pieces for judging. A non-refundable fee of $35.00 for non-members and $25.00 for members for One, Two or Three pieces will be charged. All entries must be accompanied by the Entry Fee, Entry Form, Notification Card and a self-addressed stamped envelope. ( $.50 will be charged if no SASE)
Make checks payable to Ridge Art Association, Inc.

SHIPPED ENTRIES
Entries shipped must arrive by February 28th and must include a prepaid non dated return label from the shipper of your choice.
LIABILITY
Neither the Ridge Art Association nor the City of Lake Alfred will be liable for work in transit or on exhibit inside the Mackay Estate.

March, 2020

Friday
6
Mackay Estate Garden Lakeside
6:00 PM
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AWARDS
Best of Show $500.00
Second Place 300.00
Third Place 200.00
Awards of Excellence (2) 75.00
Honorable Mention (2) 50.00


CALL FOR ENTRIES
Ridge Art Association invites anyone over the age of 18 to submit entries for
Wind, Wings & Water inside the Mackay Estate

The juror will select work to be exhibited; judge’s decisions will be final. Awards totaling $1,525 will be given at the discretion of the judge and presented at the reception. Reception date TBA.

ENTRY PROCEDURE
Each artist may submit up to three pieces for judging. A non-refundable fee of $35.00 for non-members and $25.00 for members for One, Two or Three pieces will be charged. All entries must be accompanied by the Entry Fee, Entry Form, Notification Card and a self-addressed stamped envelope. ( $.50 will be charged if no SASE)
Make checks payable to Ridge Art Association, Inc.

SHIPPED ENTRIES
Entries shipped must arrive by February 28th and must include a prepaid non dated return label from the shipper of your choice.
LIABILITY
Neither the Ridge Art Association nor the City of Lake Alfred will be liable for work in transit or on exhibit inside the Mackay Estate.
Saturday
7
Ridge Art Association
9:00 AM
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This class will take the student from conceptual to abstract through a Genre of Free Expression. Each work of art and skill of using acrylic paint in both layers and texture will serve as a path to a final Fine Art Original.
In each of the individual class sessions, each artist will be asked to explore their own freedom of expression and through class assignments will be a part of larger Energy to create what will surprise even the accomplished artist and amaze the beginner! In the end, separate the conceptual thinker from the concrete.
Saturday
14
Ridge Art Association
9:00 AM
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This class will take the student from conceptual to abstract through a Genre of Free Expression. Each work of art and skill of using acrylic paint in both layers and texture will serve as a path to a final Fine Art Original.
In each of the individual class sessions, each artist will be asked to explore their own freedom of expression and through class assignments will be a part of larger Energy to create what will surprise even the accomplished artist and amaze the beginner! In the end, separate the conceptual thinker from the concrete.
Saturday
21
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Ridge Art Association is proud to present the 42nd Annual Victor Smith Law Group Central Park Art Festival to be held in beautiful downtown Winter Haven, Florida on Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. This art festival has become one of the South‘s premier fine arts shows with some of the country‘s most accomplished artists, as well as rising stars, vying for the Ridge Art Best of Show award. Each spring, artists from across the country gather to participate in this successful Central Florida Show.

Ridge Art Association encourages Purchase Award prizes. We are asking area individuals to pledge dollars to our program to guarantee that we will have art work being purchased by individuals. Also, we are working on more coverage in advertising, seeking billboards and using more radio.

We will also be hosting an Artist‘s Reception on Friday, March 20th from 5:30 p.m. - 7p.m. at our sponsor’s office across the street from the festival site. All artists accepted to the show will be invited to the artists and sponsors reception.

We invite you to participate in this great art festival. Please read the entire application to answer any questions you may have concerning the show. Note the discount for registering early.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. If you know of other artists who would like to participate in our show, additional applications are available on our website.
Saturday
21
Ridge Art Association
9:00 AM
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This class will take the student from conceptual to abstract through a Genre of Free Expression. Each work of art and skill of using acrylic paint in both layers and texture will serve as a path to a final Fine Art Original.
In each of the individual class sessions, each artist will be asked to explore their own freedom of expression and through class assignments will be a part of larger Energy to create what will surprise even the accomplished artist and amaze the beginner! In the end, separate the conceptual thinker from the concrete.
Saturday
28
Ridge Art Association
9:00 AM
More Info
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This class will take the student from conceptual to abstract through a Genre of Free Expression. Each work of art and skill of using acrylic paint in both layers and texture will serve as a path to a final Fine Art Original.
In each of the individual class sessions, each artist will be asked to explore their own freedom of expression and through class assignments will be a part of larger Energy to create what will surprise even the accomplished artist and amaze the beginner! In the end, separate the conceptual thinker from the concrete.

April, 2020

Thursday
2
Ridge Art Association
1:00 PM
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CALL FOR ENTRIES
Ridge Art Association, Inc. invites all artists over the age of 17 to submit entries for the Art From Found Objects Show. The juror will select work to be exhibited. Nine awards totaling $2,000.00 will be given at the discretion of the judge and presented at the Awards Reception, April 11th
Decisions of the judge will be final.
Friday
3
Ridge Art Association
10:00 AM
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CALL FOR ENTRIES
Ridge Art Association, Inc. invites all artists over the age of 17 to submit entries for the Art From Found Objects Show. The juror will select work to be exhibited. Nine awards totaling $2,000.00 will be given at the discretion of the judge and presented at the Awards Reception, April 11th
Decisions of the judge will be final.
Saturday
4
Ridge Art Association
8:30 AM
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CALL FOR ENTRIES
Ridge Art Association, Inc. invites all artists over the age of 17 to submit entries for the Art From Found Objects Show. The juror will select work to be exhibited. Nine awards totaling $2,000.00 will be given at the discretion of the judge and presented at the Awards Reception, April 11th
Decisions of the judge will be final.
Saturday
4
Ridge Art Association
9:00 AM
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This class will take the student from conceptual to abstract through a Genre of Free Expression. Each work of art and skill of using acrylic paint in both layers and texture will serve as a path to a final Fine Art Original.
In each of the individual class sessions, each artist will be asked to explore their own freedom of expression and through class assignments will be a part of larger Energy to create what will surprise even the accomplished artist and amaze the beginner! In the end, separate the conceptual thinker from the concrete.
Saturday
4
Ridge Art Association
2:30 PM
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CALL FOR ENTRIES
Ridge Art Association, Inc. invites all artists over the age of 17 to submit entries for the Art From Found Objects Show. The juror will select work to be exhibited. Nine awards totaling $2,000.00 will be given at the discretion of the judge and presented at the Awards Reception, April 11th
Decisions of the judge will be final.
Saturday
11
Ridge Art Association
9:00 AM
More Info
Less Info
This class will take the student from conceptual to abstract through a Genre of Free Expression. Each work of art and skill of using acrylic paint in both layers and texture will serve as a path to a final Fine Art Original.
In each of the individual class sessions, each artist will be asked to explore their own freedom of expression and through class assignments will be a part of larger Energy to create what will surprise even the accomplished artist and amaze the beginner! In the end, separate the conceptual thinker from the concrete.
Saturday
18
Ridge Art Association
9:00 AM
More Info
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This class will take the student from conceptual to abstract through a Genre of Free Expression. Each work of art and skill of using acrylic paint in both layers and texture will serve as a path to a final Fine Art Original.
In each of the individual class sessions, each artist will be asked to explore their own freedom of expression and through class assignments will be a part of larger Energy to create what will surprise even the accomplished artist and amaze the beginner! In the end, separate the conceptual thinker from the concrete.
Saturday
18
Ridge Art Association
6:00 PM
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CALL FOR ENTRIES
Ridge Art Association, Inc. invites all artists over the age of 17 to submit entries for the Art From Found Objects Show. The juror will select work to be exhibited. Nine awards totaling $2,000.00 will be given at the discretion of the judge and presented at the Awards Reception, April 11th
Decisions of the judge will be final.

November, 2020

Monday
23
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Ridge Art Association invites all members (membership dues may be paid with entry) over the age of 17 to submit entries for Rejuvenations: The Member’s Exhibition. Each artist who enters is guaranteed that one piece will be accepted for hanging. The juror will select work to be exhibited; judge’s decisions will be final. Awards totaling $1,600.00 will be given at the discretion of the judge and presented at the reception on Saturday, September 15th.