Robert McBride

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The Rockingham Arts and Museum Project engages in the community by developing awareness of the arts, creating vitality in the community with the arts,and demonstrating that the arts favorably impact the local economy.

Art Makes a Difference! is our theme.

Discover the many events and projects happening in the greater Rockingham, Vermont community and beyond here on our website. The arts in our community have grown exponentially, contributing to the revitalization of our community.

Perhaps you have your own ideas that you would like to see put into action. Whether you are a doer, a contributor, a supporter, a visitor, or just an observer, it’s hard to deny that…art makes a difference! Sign up to be on our RAMP Google Group (above) to be informed of all the latest happenings, from community events to artist announcements.     –Robert McBride, Founding Director

RAMP 2018 Art Raffle at Flat Iron Exchange – Drawing November 11

A preview of the artwork included in the 2018 RAMP Art Raffle will be held on Friday, October 19 from 5-7pm at the Flat Iron Exchange, 51 The Square in downtown Bellows Falls. The public is invited to meet the artists and preview artwork that will be raffled at 3pm on Sunday, November 11.  Arrive at 2:30 for a final look and enjoy savory and sweet refreshments.

From New York to White River Junction to Bellows Falls, over 50 regional artists have donated pieces including glasswork, painting and weaving.  Featured artists include: Clare Adams, Bonnie Anderson, Patricia Avila, Robert Box, Sam Burhoe, Jean Cannon, Lynette D. Carsten, The Center for Cartoon Studies, RE Connely, Stuart Copans, Wendy Copp, Emmett Dunbar, Nancy Fitz-Rapalje, Carolyn Frisa, Leslie Fry, Mark Goodenough, Corrine Greenhalgh, Colleen Grout, Liz Guzynski, Charlie Hunter, Duncan Johnson, Nick Keric, Meg Lucas, Robert McBride, Marcie Maynard, Scott J. Morgan, Charles Norris-Brown, Michael Noyes, Marc Osborne, Carolyn Partridge, Matt J. Peake, Mark Ragonese, Antoine Ribaut, Ken Rokicki, Phyllis Rosser, F. Sansone, Janette Schuster, Chris Sherwin, Jeanette Staley, Polly Thompson, Fred Tipton, Cathy Tretler, Margaret Tsirantonakis, Emily Wadhams and R. L. White Wolf Rider. Additionally, saxophonist Fred Tipton and guitarist Ken Rokicki have donated 90 minutes of music for your next dinner party.  If your winning raffle ticket is pulled, you may select from among the pieces that remain in the show, providing an opportunity to own a piece of original art.  You need not be present to win.  Refreshments will be served.

Tickets are $25 each or 5/$100 and can be purchased in person or online by Wednesday, October 24 at http://www.ramp-vt.org/.  (Include the phrase ART RAFFLE in the note line of the transaction.)   If you are unable to be present on November 11, email RAMP at ramp@sover.net with your ten choices in order of preference, and we will monitor the selection of a piece from your list.

Proceeds benefit RAMP (Rockingham Arts and Museum Project) founded in 1995 to convey that artists and the arts are essential to the revitalization and and long-term sustainability of our communities.  The art raffle is an important part of RAMP’s mission to develop an awareness of the arts, create vitality in the community through art, and demonstrate that art can favorably impact economic development.  Contact RAMP at 802-254-3252.  Photos of donated works are online at: www.ramp-vt.org by Monday, October 29.

RAMP truly believes that art makes a difference! For over twenty years, RAMP has initiated and collaborated creatively in order to involve artists and the arts in community revitalization. RAMP strives to: make art accessible for all, promote affordable housing for artists, organize town meetings, act as fiscal agent for start-up art groups, maintain an open door policy to share ideas and offer support, identify and create venues for public art.  RAMP collaborates with many organizations and is supported by generous funders – First Light, Windham Foundation and Vermont Arts Council.