Arts Council of Riderwood

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Our mission is to present exhibits of fine art created by the residents and staff of Riderwood for the enjoyment of the Riderwood Community. The Arts Council is a Riderwood Administrative Advisory group.  We maintain galleries in Lakeside Commons, Montgomery Station, and Village Square.

Submitted artwork is juried by art professionals drawn from outside the Riderwood community. All forms of visual art are welcome, and residents and staff are encouraged to submit their work.  The exhibits rotate to all three galleries throughout the year.

Additional activities include receptions, Art Talks, Art Walks, and educational exhibits placed at various locations around campus.

The contact for the Arts Council is Winnie Coggins via email at

To participate in some of the functions of the Arts Council, please refer to the following form: Arts Council Contact Form

News December, 2023

SAVE THE DATE: Exhibit 15 jurying January 30 and 31

Artists: It’s Time to think about the first Arts Council exhibit in 2024!

All resident and staff artists are invited to submit their fine art for our next exhibit. All media are welcome — fabric, paint, sculpture, wood, photography, clay, paper — wherever your art talents have taken you.  Your work can be submitted Tuesday January 30, or Wednesday, January 31.

The application forms with full details will be available at the Front Desks January 4, 2024.

We welcome your participation. Sharing your creative efforts is greatly appreciated by Riderwood residents and staff.

Meanwhile, resident and staff artists’ work can be seen in the Encore Gallery at Lakeside Commons where Exhibit 14 is currently on display. Stroll down after dining at Overlook or the Blue Heron and enjoy the show.  When in Town Center, check the Arts Council “wall” near the piano.

Exhibit 13 is in VSQ in the Fireside Restaurant and in the hall leading to the Cafe.

Exhibit 12 is in the gallery on the terrace level of MST, in the Chesapeake Room, elevator lobby and foyer.

Adventures in Creativity exhibits are rotating through the campus as well. Watch for them in the hallway near the Medical Center in VSQ, at LSC terrace level near Encore, and TNC Calvert Landing second floor elevator foyer. These displays celebrate residents who ventured into new creative efforts since retiring, as well as residents who have facilitated creativity on campus.

Art Council Members (December 1, 2023)

Winnie Coggins (Chair), Doug Bolt, David Ebert, Amy Greenwood, Herb Lieberman, Tom Mertz, Michele Morgan, Rosemary Quill, Thomas Smith, and Jerry Weinstein.

Lakeside Commons near Encore Theater

Village Square

Town Center Wall

Montgomery Station Terrace

Adventures in Creativity

Art Talks

Updated: 12/05/23