Arts Council of Riderwood

Arts Council LogoOur mission is to present exhibits of fine art created by the residents and staff of Riderwood for the enjoyment of the residents and staff of Riderwood. 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 for each new exhibit and educational exhibits placed at various locations around campus such as the wall next to the entrance of the Encore Theater.

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


The Arts Council of Riderwood’s new Exhibit 11 opened April 21 in LSC Terrace Level near Encore Theater.

Watch for coming announcements of a “meet the Artists” reception and docent led tour of the exhibit. The juror Pat Roberie for Exhibit 11 commented, “I was thoroughly impressed with the variety of imaginative and high quality work. Due to space limitations and an attempt to include a wide variety of diverse styles and mediums, I found having to exclude any work was a very difficult process. The artists of Riderwood are truly an inspirational group of talented people. Keep up the good work!” Exhibit 10 is now showing at VSQ and can be enjoyed in the Fireside Restaurant and hall leading to the Cafe. Exhibit 9 is now at MST Windsor Restaurant and will remain there as long as MS renovations permit.

Art Council Members as of August 29, 2021

Winnie Coggins, Chair
Don Becker
Doug Bolt
Betsy Brener
David Ebert
Clark Garner
Evelyn Gehres
Amy Greenwood
Herb Lieberman
Michele Morgan
Sylvia Reed
Thomas Smith
Jean Sonntag
Jerry Weinstein
The Art Work is displayed in three major galleries and one minor gallery around campus.
Lakeside Commons/near Encore Theater


Montgomery Station – Windsor Dining Room

Village Square





Smaller Exhibit in Town Center

Adventures in Creativity

When one no longer must work for a living, one can “work” for one’s well-being.  This exhibit by the Arts Council of Riderwood is 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 Talks