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…August 2022    Adventures in Creativity

A new Adventures in Creativity exhibit is now in the hallway near the Medical Center in Village Square. It honors six residents who have been inspirations to our RW creative adventurers. Visit our other Adventures in Creativity exhibits at LSC terrace level near Encore and Calvert Landing second floor elevator foyer and celebrate residents who ventured into new creative efforts since retiring.

The Arts Council of Riderwood’s Exhibit 11 is in LSC, Terrace Level, near Encore Theater. Exhibit 10 is now showing at VSQ and can be enjoyed in the Fireside Restaurant and hall leading to the Cafe.

Lakeside Commons near Encore Theater


Village Square


Town Center Wall


Adventures in Creativity

When one no longer must work for a living, one can “work” for one’s well-being.  These exhibits by the Arts Council of Riderwood are about residents who have developed a new creative skill since retiring, many of whom are enjoying new or previously unexplored artistic skills. Riderwood offers its residents many creative resources.


Art Council Members as of August 1, 2022

Winnie Coggins (Chair), Don Becker. Doug Bolt, David Ebert, Clark Garner, Amy Greenwood, Herb Lieberman, Tom Mertz,, Michele Morgan, Sylvia Reed, Thomas Smith, Jean Sonntag. and Jerry Weinstein.

Art Talks