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Founded in 1913, Rockford Art Museum exists to enrich the quality of life in the Rockford region through art collection, exhibitions and education. RAM is located inside the Riverfront Museum Park at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. Open daily. Learn more at rockfordartmuseum.org and follow @rockfordart on social media. To become a member of the museum today, visit rockfordartmuseum.org/connect/become-a-member.

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We would like to take this opportunity to honor a very special and important part of the Rockford Art Museum team, Sarah Axelson! Sarah has been working at the museum for nearly 6 years as our Graphic Designer and social media specialist. She single handedly designed and built our Greenwich Village Art Fair website and all the great social media posts you got to experience last weekend during the fair. We are lucky to have such a talented member of our museum team. Cheers, Sarah and thank you for all your hard work!

Thursday, September 24, 2020

This is the final weekend to come see “Sonic Disruptions: Derrick Buisch and Laurie Hogin” before we start preparing for the next exhibition. Come experience it for the first or final time Thursday through Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. We’re still free!

Thursday, September 24, 2020

We're excited to have Jenny Riddle returning for this year's virtual Women's Art Board Luncheon! She'll be performing a dramatic book review of Barbara Walters' bestselling memoir, "Audition" while we enjoy a delicious curbside lunch picked-up from Cucina di Rosa (although tickets are also available without a lunch as well). Get your ticket today at rockfordartmuseum.org/wab-luncheon.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

TICKETS ON SALE NOW ATrockfordartmuseum.org/wab-luncheonWOMEN'S ART BOARD ANNUAL FALL LUNCHEONFEATURING JENNY RIDDLEWED, OCT 21, $60The 2020 Women's Art Board Luncheon will feature book reviewer Jenny Riddle bringing to life one of television's greatest interviewers, Barbara Walters, through Walters' celebrated memoir "Audition". This popular annual fundraiser will be live-streamed to the comfort and safety of your home. Ticket price includes lunch (to be picked up curbside at Cucina di Rosa) and the program, with proceeds benefitting Rockford Art Museum's exhibitions and educational programming. Reservations are required—get your ticket today at rockfordartmuseum.org/wab-luncheon

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Andrew Mulhearn is an artist from McFarland, Wisconsin who’s inspired by everything from intractable socio-economic issues to favorite literary figures to complex, personal emotions. This gouache painting, from a series of the same building, has been donated to our silent auction which can be found at biddingforgood.com/rockfordart. And shop Andrew’s work this weekend at greenwichvillageartfair.com in the painting category. @andy_mulh #greenwichvillageartfair #greenwichvillageartfairrockford

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Let’s welcome Molly Walker from Dekalb, Illinois who’s brand-new to Greenwich Village Art Fair this year! She’s a talented printmaker, charcoal and acrylic artist. Molly is one of those rare artists who thrives in an organized space and her studio attests to that! She likes to keep everything in its place but still surrounds herself with the odd trinkets, collage projects, family photos and books for inspiration. Be sure to visit her greenwichvillageartfair.com page this weekend—find her (Molly Walker Studio 1601) in the printmaking category. @mollywhitmanwalker #greenwichvillageartfair #greenwichvillageartfairrockford

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Isn’t this metal butterfly brooch beautiful?! Julie Matos (Eclectic Redesigns) of Willow Springs, Illinois creates one-of-a-kind, sustainable art jewelry. This monarch brooch is hand-painted and then hand sewn onto a piece of salvaged copper and is part of our online silent auction (biddingforgood.com/rockfordart). Eclectic Redesigns specializes in creating casual, every-day, affordable jewelry pieces from salvaged metals and found objects. Their main focus is bringing awareness to the importance of handmade art as well as conservation and recycling in fashion. They strive to constantly evolve their technique and style, inspired by travels and nature. She has gorgeous necklaces, earrings, rings and more available to shop this weekend at Greenwichvillageartfair.com. Find eclectic re-designs in the jewelry category. @eclectic_redesigns #greenwichvillageartfair #greenwichvillageartfairrockford

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Say hello to Rockford’s own Chinacat (Manny Tang) and a peek at her workspace and art. In this first photo we see her work in progress which is a tribute to her heroin, Frida Kahlo titled “The Muse”. The next photo was a collaboration with artist Eamonn James (he painted the vibrant background) for Miss Carly’s, local charity, that helped raise $1500! The last two are a finished linoleum block ready for printing and ultimately the printed end-result with the artist herself. You can find Chinacat on GreenwichVillageartfair.com this weekend! Look for her in the printmaking and printmaking categories. And shop her fun print donation through our online silent auction at biddingforgood.com/rockfordart.@chinacat663 #greenwichvillageartfairrockford #greenwichvillageartfair

Sunday, September 20, 2020

At first glance it's hard to believe that Kelly James' paintings aren't photographs but upon further inspection you see that they're in fact meticulously painted pieces of art. We're lucky to have her walk us through a brief process video of how she creates (if you're feeling ambitious you could even consider this a tutorial)! Click the link below to see her video and then hop over to greenwichvillageartfair.com to shop her beautiful work (find her in the painting category).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y_udYP-W08

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Jessica Quam is a Rockford native who focuses on abstract expressionism with bold color and a unique perspective. She says that she believes in letting herself be completely submerged in her work, letting go, and not knowing where she may end up. It’s clear from these photographs of her painting in her studio that that is absolutely true! Check out Jessica M Quam this weekend at greenwichvillageartfair.com in the painting category. @jmaequam #greenwichvillageartfair #greenwichvillageartfairrockford

Sunday, September 20, 2020