St. Catherine of Bologna
Ringwood Manor
Ringwood Library Exhibits



The curators of the St. Catherine of Bologna Patron of the Arts Association along with the Ringwood Public Library present a Watercolor Exhibition as an overview of the artwork of the late Andy Gorcica. This Memoriam Display display can be seen in the main floor gallery from February 18 thru March 31, 2020.

About Andy:

Art was an important part of Andy’s life for over 40 years, most of that time in Advertising as a Graphic Designer. But upon retiring, he enjoyed painting watercolors.

He was constantly learning, absorbing whatever he could. Andy studied watercolor painting with fine artists, such as Joel Popadics and Eli Rosenthal. His mentor was Burton Longenbach, a well-recognized NJ Artist. Andy joined Art Associations in Ringwood, Ridgewood, Rutherford, Hudson County, and Clifton, and participated in their juried shows and enjoyed meeting other artists.

Andy won many awards over the years. In 2005, his painting Springtime in Sussex won First Place and Best in Show in watercolor in St. Catherine of Bologna’s Annual Exhibition. Then again for that painting he received First Place in the Senior Juried Show in New Milford and went on to represent Bergen County in the New Jersey State Finals in Flemington.

 In 2006, Andy had a one-man show in The Lycian Centre Gallery in Sugar Loaf, NY showing 54 of his works. That same year he also had a 2-man show in the Glen Rock Library. His work has been shown in the Papermill Playhouse, The Flyway Gallery at the Meadowlands Environment Center, The Ringwood Barn Gallery, St. Catherine of Bologna Art Show,

The Art Center of Northern New Jersey, The Clifton Arts Center, and The Ridgewood Barn. Andy has also had a 3-man show at the Artisans Touch in Clifton. His paintings are realistic landscapes of places he & his wife have visited.

Andy has also had numerous commissioned assignments and his works are in many private collections in New York, New Jersey, Minnesota, Florida, and Virginia. He graduated from the Newark School of Fine & Industrial Arts under the GI bill, and had attended classes at the New York School of Visual Arts. In June of 2006, Andy was diagnosed with Cancer.

He passed away in March, 2007. He will be greatly missed.

Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts

Chartered by the State of New Jersey in 1966, Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts(RMAA) is a non-profit, non-political organization with over 250 members. Membership categories are designed to give all members a chance to participate in the organization, which is dedicated to providing visual arts opportunities for interested persons of all ages. RMAA has an international membership, with the majority of our members coming from Northern New Jersey and neighboring New York state. All officers and directors are volunteers who donate their time and energy to further the Association, as do many of our members. With its home in historic Ringwood State Park, RMAA an Officially Recognized Friends Organization (O.R.F.O.) of the NJ State Park System. The Barn Gallery is located in Ringwood Manor’s Carriage House and offers a showcase for artists of all media. RMAA always welcomes new members and artists.


Friends of Wallisch Homestead

The Wallisch Homestead was bequeathed to the West Milford Township, Board of Education and Library to be used for general recreation and education. It is one of the last remaining properties that reflects Northern New Jersey’s agricultural heritage and West Milford’s past. The Friends of Wallisch Homestead was started in 2013 as a non-profit volunteer organization that seeks to raise public awareness of the historic importance and beauty of the Homestead and its value to our community for future use as a cultural, recreational, and educational center. We believe the Wallisch Homestead has the potential to offer a wide variety of historic, cultural, and recreational uses for both residents and visitors.


West Milford Camera Club

The West Milford Camera Club was founded 1987. Thier purpose is to bring together photographers from West Milford and surrounding communities for a mutual sharing of information and inspiration. They are also happy to respond to requests from our town and participate in its endeavors. During the year they hold meetings at 8:00 PM on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at The West Milford Presbyterian Church at 1452 Union Valley Road in the center of town. A wide range of photographic interests are shared by the members and we keep an open mind toward the various means of creative expression. Exhibitions, workshops, speakers and field trips are some of the ways we keep ourselves involved in the craft. 

Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council


We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to foster and promote the artistic and cultural vitality of Sussex County. We do this by: Providing an art gallery where our members and other artists can display and sell their art Arranging art exhibits in other local galleries and businesses Supporting 21 Sussex County organizations with programs in visual arts, history, music, theater and social welfare by allocating and administering grant funding provided by the State of New Jersey.

SCAHC / RMAA Partnership Exhibition
Join us as we welcome artists of the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts
Receiving: Sunday Jan 26 12 to 4pm and Tues Jan 28 10.30am to 4.30pm

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