Campus Galleries

Ringling College Galleries

World-class exhibitions at your doorstep.

Ringling College studio and course work is supported and enhanced by the galleries and exhibition spaces around campus and in the community. All galleries are free of charge and open to the public.

Whether you’re a student, an aspiring artist or designer, or an arts enthusiast, we encourage you to expand your perspective and inspire your own voice by exploring our ever-changing rotation of exhibitions, engaging with our student-run galleries, and attending campus talks delivered by visiting artists and curators. 

Discover awe-inspiring work and thought-provoking insights from professional galleries and curators, and enjoy world-class art just a few steps from where you live.

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Department of Galleries and Exhibitions



Our On-Campus Galleries




Selby Gallery

Our premier gallery for contemporary visual arts, the Selby Gallery is a professional space for showcasing major exhibitions by nationally and internationally celebrated artists and designers. The 3,000 square foot gallery also hosts complementary student and community events including lectures, panel discussions, forums, and performing arts.

Located on Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
The Selby Gallery is slated to close at the end of 2015, so stop by to see the final exhibitions in this space!
Monday - Saturday, 10am-4pm, Tuesday 10am-7pm 


Patricia Thompson Gallery

This exhibition space displays the extraordinary work of Ringling College alumni and working artists in the Sarasota and Manatee community. Follow the evolution of their work from student to professional.

Located in the entry hall of the historic Keating building.
Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm 


Christ-Janer Gallery

This professional gallery serves as a student-run and operated exhibition space for Ringling College students and emerging artists.

Located in the Christ-Janer Illustration Center. 
Monday - Friday, 10am-4pm. Closed weekends.


Richard & Barbara Basch Gallery

The Richard & Barbara Basch Gallery hosts an array of exhibitions featuring the work of professional artists and designers working in every media. Every year, the Basch Gallery exhibits a selection of studio glass art from the unrivaled Collection of Richard & Barbara Basch, comprised of over 270 pieces from the greatest glass artists working around the globe today. 

Located on the first floor of the Academic Center. 

2363 Old Bradenton Road.
Monday - Saturday, 10am-4pm


Willis Smith Construction Galleries

One of our newest additions, the Willis Smith Construction Galleries showcase the works of our talented faculty, staff, community education instructors, and students. 

Located on the ground floor of the Academic Center.
2363 Old Bradenton Road.
Monday - Saturday, 10am-4pm


Crossley Gallery

Our second student-run gallery on campus, Crossley Gallery features the talented work of our Fine Art students.

Located in the Crossley building off Old Bradenton Road.
Open only open during exhibitions. Contact for more info.






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MadeBy Gallery

Market and sell your work through our professional retail space!

Madeby is the exclusive on-campus gallery for current student and alumni to show and sell their work. You can participate in a group exhibition or submit for sale your one-of-a-kind and limited edition works, including: fine art, photography, prints, posters, greeting cards, original paintings, screen-printed clothing and other wearables, published books, jewelry, handmade sketch books, toys, glass, pottery, sculpture, furniture and more! This is a great way to meet other Ringling alumni and artists, gain exposure and a local following, and practice marketing and selling your work. 

Visit us in the main entry of the Ulla Searing building on Ringling Campus.

Tuesday-Friday, 10:30am-4:30pm
Saturday, 10:30am-3pm
Closed Sunday and Monday


Off-Campus Galleries

Longboat Key Center for the Arts

Nestled on the north end of scenic Longboat Key, the Longboat Key Center for the Arts hosts four major exhibitions a year in our professional Durante Gallery, Cultural Media Room, and Cultural Corridor, bringing the work of locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally acclaimed artists to the community. To complement and amplify our exhibition schedule, we also program related artist lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, and presentations.

Galleries are open Tuesday-Friday, 11am - 5pm.
Open to the public, free of charge.


Englewood Art Center

The Englewood Art Center, located in Englewood, FL, features four distinct gallery spaces: the Ken Mitchell Gallery displaying invitational exhibitions, the Warren Loranger Gallery dedicated to community artists, the Members Gallery for the work of EAC member artists, and the Mangrove Sales Gallery for the work of our talented Florida artists. We host accompanying artist talks, lectures, and open houses to engage the community and invite discussion.

Galleries are open Tuesday, 9am - 9pm
Wednesday-Saturday, 9am - 4pm
Open to the public, free of charge.