RAI Open Juried Show
February 16, 2022 to March 6, 2022
Ridgewood Art Institute,12 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ, 07450
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Application Dates:
Nov 10, 2021 - Jan 18, 2022
Application Fee:
$Member fee: 1 image $40.00; 2 images $50.00
Nonmember fee: 1 image $45.00; 2 images $55.00
Notification Date:
Jan 24, 2022

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The Ridgewood Art Institute is proud to present the
42nd Annual Open 
Juried Show

February 16th - March 6th, 2022


Saturday, January 15th, 2022

One Entry...$40      Two Entries...$50

One Entry...$45      Two Entries...$55

Entry fees are non-refundable  There is a 25% donation to RAI on all sales.

Wed, Jan 26th by email or online at Juried Art Services






  • Open to all artists 18 years and older.
  • Traditional realism only.
  • Two-dimensional work only.
  • No sculpture, photography or crafts.
  • Two entries per person, with one accepted entry.
  • Paintings must be original and never exhibited at previous RAI Juried Shows

  • Paintings must have been completed in the last 3 years

  • Paintings must not exceed 44 inches in either direction including the frame

  • Paintings must be framed (no strip molding), properly wired & ready for hanging

  • All watercolor, pastel, pencil & ink must be framed and under glass.
  • Works over 20" x 30" MUST be under Plexiglas


Over $3,500 in merchandise & cash awards including a $1000 grand prize. The action of the Juries of Selection & Awards is final.



  • Application Deadline - January 15, 2022
  • Notification of Jury Results - January 26, 2022
  • Delivery of Accepted Work -Saturday, February 12, 2022

  • Award Judging -Sunday, February 13, 2022

  • Awards posted on website - Mon, Feb 1, 2022

  • Awards & Reception - TBA

  • Exhibition Dates - February 16- March 6 - (at RAI)

  • Removal of Work- see website


J O H N  T R AY N O R 

John C. Traynor combines the 19th century element of atmosphere with the realistic, yet soft rendering of color and light reminiscent of the Dutch Masters to create his own distinctive style.

John studied painting with Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York. In his still lifes and landscapes John selectively uses color and value to impart a feeling of distance, and a progression of light.

Mr. Traynor is the recipient of over two hundred awards of merit for his art, including the Grumbacher Gold and Silver Medals, the Copley Society’s Robb Sagendorph Award and the Hudson Valley Art Association’s Frank Dumond Memorial Award for best light and atmospheric effect in a painting

S T E V E  Z A Z E N K S I  A W S

A full time artist since 1978, Steve is known for his exciting and colorful landscapes, ranging from coastal New England to Europe and the Caribbean. An intense feeling of light is apparent in all his work, as well as a strong sense of design.

A signature member of the American Watercolor Society, and longtime member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society, Steve has won numerous awards for his work including awards from the NJWS, Salmagundi Club, Garden State Watercolor Society, American Artists Professional League, and many local and regional art shows.


Exhibition Committee

CHAIRPERSONS - Patty Nebbeling




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