Two photography exhibits are on view at Rockford Art Museum (RAM) during Rockford Area Arts Council’s Fall ArtScene. RAM extends its regular hours until 9 p.m. and offers free admission Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6 for the 31st annual event. 

Aimee Floto was recently named executive director of Rockford Art Museum.  

“Aimee has a strong record of successfully leading teams through big-budget projects that we believe position her well for leading Rockford Art Museum,” RAM Board President David Boccignone said.  

The 2018 Women’s Art Board Luncheon features a one-woman performance by book reviewer Jenny Riddle who will bring to life characters from J. Randy Taraborrelli’s book Jackie, Janet and Lee. This popular fundraiser includes a silent auction, raffle, books and pop-up gift shop with items from the Rockford Art Museum Store. Doors and auction open at 11 am, luncheon and program begin at 12 pm. Limited seating, reservations required by Oct. 10. Tickets are $50 per person or $500 per table of 10. For tickets or more information call Rockford Art Museum at (815) 968-2787. 

Exhibiting at this year’s 70th Greenwich Village Art Fair (Sept. 15–16, 2018 at Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford) are 115 artists from around the region and across the nation. Types of artwork represented include paintings, jewelry, sculpture, glass, ceramics, textiles, photography, wood, mixed media, and more.

Artists annually compete for awards on the first day of the fair, where their work was viewed by 2018 Judge George William Price. Awards were presented to:  

The 70th Greenwich Village Art Fair (GVAF) takes place Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16—rain or shine—on the grounds of Rockford Art Museum (RAM) at Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., in downtown Rockford, Illinois. The annual two-day outdoor event features 115 juried artists, live music by local musicians, an artisan marketplace, children's art activities, and more. Established in 1948, Greenwich is the longest running art fair of its kind in the Midwest. Presenting sponsor is Midland States Bank; premier sponsors are the Dean Alan Olson Foundation and Joan Stonecipher.  

Gates are open 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday. Admission at the gate is $7 for adults, free for children 12 and younger. Advance tickets are $5 and are available at any Midland States Bank location and at the Rockford Art Museum Store. Ticket proceeds help support RAM programs throughout the year. 

Tickets for the 70th Greenwich Village Art Fair (Sept. 15-16) are on sale beginning Wednesday, Aug. 1, at thRockford Art Museum Store, 711 N. Main St., and any Midland States Bank location. Advance tickets are $5, free for ages 12 and younger; tickets at the gate are $7, free for ages 12 and younger.  

The annual two-day outdoor event takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 on the grounds of Rockford Art Museum at Riverfront Musuem Park, 711 N. Main St. in downtown Rockford. Established in 1948 as a fundraiser for the Rockford Art Association (now RAM), the 70th Greenwich Village Art Fair is the longest-running art fair of its kind in the Midwest. Proceeds from ticket sales help support Rockford Art Museum. 

Rockford Art Museum is in full bloom during four-day event Art in Bloom (Tuesday, June 26–Friday, June 29), as works of art from the feature exhibition The Rockford Midwestern Biennial are creatively interpreted through flowers and other organic material. Experience imaginative installations by talented local designers, as well as unique programs throughout the event.

Read more for full list of sponsors, participating designers, and related educational programming. For tickets or more information go to rockfordartmuseum.org/art-in-bloom or call RAM, (815) 968-2787. 

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens the Rockford Midwestern Biennial exhibition on Friday, June 8, with a preview reception for museum members and exhibiting artists from 5 to 7:30 p.m. that includes a gallery walk with 2018 Juror Aron Packer and an artist awards ceremony, followed by a free public opening until 8:30 p.m. at RAM, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. The exhibition remains on view through September 30. 

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens its 77th Young Artist Show: Youth Division with a free public opening and awards ceremony 1–3 p.m., Sunday, April 8. On view are 400 paintings, drawings, sculptures, mixed media, and more by K–8 students at 65 schools in Winnebago County. Sponsored by Alpine Kiwanis and Women’s Art Board, the exhibition remains on view through May 6 at RAM, located inside Riverfront Museum Park at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford.

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens its 77th Young Artist Show: High School Division with a free public opening and awards ceremony 1–3 p.m., Sunday, March 4. On view are 149 pieces representing 113 students from 15 area schoolsSponsored by Alpine Kiwanis and Women’s Art Board, the exhibition remains on view through March 31 at RAM, located inside Riverfront Museum Park at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford.

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