Every year, Ringling College of Art and Design's Selby Gallery creates a rich and diverse series of exhibitions for its student body and the community at large.

Frederic Remington, A Mining Town, Oil on canvas, 1899

Gallery I: Treasures from the Frederic Remington
Art Museum

August 13 - September 11, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, August 13, 5 - 7 p.m.

Director's Tour: Monday, August 16, 11:30 a.m.

Twenty-six bronzes, paintings and drawings of the American West made famous by Frederic Remington will be featured. An exhibition of art from the Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, New York.

Gallery II: Selections from the Southern Graphics Council

The Southern Graphics Council has organized this traveling exhibition of work by 39 of their members that explores a variety of images and print processes. The Southern Graphics Council International is the largest print organization in North America with over 500 members.            

Alan Scarritt, 2005, Untitled-1 (diptych), Ultracrome on Rag, 25.5 x 17 inches

Mind Over Matter, i.e., Alan Scarritt’s survey.

September 16 - October 23, 2010

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 16, 5 - 7 p.m.

Artist's Talk: Thurs., Sept. 16, 7-8 p.m.

Director's Tour: Monday, September 20, 11:30 a.m.

An exhibition presenting a sampling of definition challenging work from New York artist Alan Scarritt’s 40-year career will occupy Galleries I and II. Among the museums that have featured Scarritt’s enigmatic photograms, sculptures, drawings, installations, videos and sound pieces include the Museum of Modern Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum, San Francisco MoMa and the Sculpture Museum in Germany.

Annual Ringling College Staff, Continuing Studies & Special Programs, Englewood Art Center and Longboat Key Center for the Arts Instructors Exhibition



Annual Ringling College Faculty Exhibition: Part I

Oct. 29-Nov. 13, 2010

Selby Galleries I & II and Basch Gallery: Showcasing diverse work by faculty in the departments of Advertising Design, Digital Filmmaking, Graphic and Interactive Communication, Illustration, Photography and Digital Imaging and the Liberal Arts Program.

Opening Reception:  Fri., Oct. 29, 5-7 p.m.


Annual Ringling College Staff, Continuing Studies & Special Programs, Englewood Art Center and Longboat Key Center for the Arts Instructors Exhibition

Oct. 29-Nov. 6, 2010

Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. Galleries. Featuring paintings, drawings and sculpture from the Ringling College staff and instructors from each of its divisions.

Opening Reception:  Fri., Nov. 19, 5-7 p.m.


Annual Ringling College Faculty Exhibition: Part II

Nov. 19-Dec. 8, 2010

Selby Galleries I & II and Basch Gallery: Presenting work by faculty in the departments of Computer Animation, Fine Arts, Game Art and Design, Interior Design, Motion Design and the CORE Studio Program.

Opening Reception: Fri., Nov. 19, 5-7 p.m.

Click here for the 2010-2011 Annual Faculty/Staff Exhibition submission loan form.

Underground Together, 1996, Oil on canvas 90x 107 in

Being Human: Portraits by photographers Emmet Gowin and Tina Barney

Self Portraits by painter Harvey Dinnerstein

January 10-February 19, 2011

Luncheon & Artist Presentations: Thurs., Jan. 13, call 941.359.7563 for registration information.

Opening Reception: Fri., Jan. 14, 5-7 p.m.

Director’s Tour: Mon., Jan. 17, 11:30 a.m.

Being Human is a study in heredity and environment and class differences. The renowned photographer Emmet Gowin has frequently turned his attention to his heritage of growing up in a small town in rural America. For nearly 30 years Tina Barney, who comes from an affluent has concentrated on the interpersonal relationships between her family and friends who come from affluent families living in New York and New England in large scale photographs. Her recent work deals with similar subject matter taken while she was on a Grand Tour of Europe.

Harvey Dinnerstein has dedicated his long career as a painter to the traditions of art. His incredible portraits often depict his subjects in interesting environments that are rendered in intricate detail. His exhibition in Gallery II is a study in Harvey Dinnerstein and will include preliminary drawings as well as the finished self-portraits. 

Image: Rhythm and Structure: Mathematics, Art, and Poetic Reflections, 2010, collaborative installation

Rhythm of Structure: Mathematics, Art and Poetic Reflections

February 25-April 2, 2011

Curator Talk and Preview: Thurs., Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Features the screening of the documentary film and talk by curator John Sims

Opening Reception & Performances: Fri., Feb. 25, 5-7 p.m. Performances begin at 6 p.m.-reading by poet great Bob Holman and a musical response by internationally acclaimed composer Francis Schwartz

Director’s Tour: Mon., Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m.

Pi Day Reception: Monday, Mar. 14, 5-7 p.m. Free Pizza and John Sims' talk on his Pi Quilts

Closing Reception & Performances: Thursday, March 31, 7 p.m., Closing Reception/Poetic Responses featuring Sarasota's own Nino and Jessica Pinelli

Part I of Math-Art/Art-Math concentrated on categorizing the work produced by artists who use geometric forms, artists whose work is based on higher forms of math, and the work of mathematicians who express their work visually. Part II, Rhythm and Structure, is a compilation of a series of nine two person exhibitions held at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York that added art dealing with social mathematics to the mix and responses to the work by musicians, dancers and poets which were captured on film. This “you’ve never seen anything like it exhibition” was curated by mathematician/artist John Sims.

Annual Best of Ringling Juried Student Exhibitions

April 8-22, 2011

All Campus Galleries:  Juried Ringling College of Art and Design student work.

Award Ceremony:  Friday, April 8, at 5p.m. at Academic Center followed by reception on Selby Gallery patio until 8 p.m.    

Herbie Rose, Wash Day, year unknown, lithograph, 22"x 16"

Community Exhibitions

May 13-June 3, 2011

Opening reception: Friday, May 13, 5-7 p.m.

Gallery I will once again present a group show of the varied work by the members of Women Contemporary Artists. Gallery II will be a tribute to the watercolorist, teacher and long-time resident Herbie Rose that will honor his contribution to the area’s art scene.

Richard Floethe, Low Tide, circa 1980, 36"x 46", acrylic on canvas

Richard Floethe, Teacher, 1956-67

July 1-August 3, 2011

Opening reception: Friday, July 1, 5-7p.m.

Another in a series of summer shows that look at the history of what was known as the Ringling School of Art, Richard Floethe, Teacher, 1956-67 presents the work of Richard Floethe (1901-1988), who taught at the school between 1956- and 1967.  Floethe was born in Germany and attended the Bauhaus before coming to America early in his career. His work as a painter echoes the changes in modern art in Europe and also became known for his book illustrations that were often done in collaboration with his wife, Louise Lee Floethe.