PRESENTING THE 2011 - 2012 SELBY GALLERY EXHIBITION SEASON   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.

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 Gallery I & II: Hanging in the Balance:  Ten Emerging Chinese Artists

August 12 - September 17, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, August 12, 5 - 7 p.m.

Director's Tour: Monday, August 15, 11:30 a.m.

Reception & Curator Talk: Thurs., Aug. 25, 5 - 7 p.m. followed by Curator talk at 7 p.m.

The internalized experience of sustained living in two cultures (China, Europe) crates a problematic identity for artists that embraces neither culture but instead seeks resolution through individual rather than cultural modes of their work.  Curated by Prof. Qin Jian of Xiamen University, Fujian, China. 


Annual Ringling College Faculty and Staff Exhibitions

September 30- October 26, 2011

Showcases diverse work by faculty in all the departments in the Selby, Basch, and Christ-Janer Galleries.  Annual Ringling College Staff, Continuing Studies & Special Programs, Longboat Key Center for the Arts and Englewood Art Center Instructors Exhibition will be in the Willis Smith Galleries featuring work from the Ringling College staff and instructors from each of its divisions.

Opening receptions:  Fri., September 30, 5-7 p.m.

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

May enter one large-size work; or two medium-size works; or three small-size works each.

Grandmother, what big eyes you have, Trina Schart Hyman, 1983

 Selby Galleries I & II Fairy Tale Art: Illustrations from Children's Books

November 4- December 9, 2011


Curator & Artist Presentations & Preview: Thurs., Nov. 3, 7 p.m.

Opening reception: Fri., Nov. 4, 5-7 p.m.

Director's Tour: Mon., Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m.

Traditional and contemporary fairy tales illustrated by prize winning contemporary artists such as: Kinuko Y. Craft, Trina Schart Hyman, Barry Moser, Demi, Susan Paradis, Marilee Heyer, Jane Dyer and Jim LaMarche. Curated by Sylvia Nissley, Tour Management by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, Missouri


Henk Pander, Rescue, 2005, oil on canvas

 Selby Galleries I & II:  Henk Pander: Sees All, Paints All

January 9- February 15, 2012



Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 13, 5 -7p.m.

Director's Tour: Mon., Jan.23, 11:30 a.m.

The large-scale oil paintings and watercolors of Dutch born Henk Pander capture the raw essence of present-day reality by depicting ominous scenes.


J.M.W. Turner, Jumieges, annotated proof from Turner's Annual Tour, TheSeine, plate 17.8 cm x 24.8 cm, 1834

 Selby Galleries I & II:  Genius Unfolding - Annotated Proofs by J.M.W. Turner

February 24-March 28, 2012

Curator Presentations & Preview: Thurs., Feb. 23, 7 p.m.


Opening reception: Fri., Feb. 24, 5-7 p.m.


Director's Tour: Mon., Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Features artist proofs, published prints, and books from the collection of Douglass Graem, founder of the Turner Museum in Denver, Colorado, and now a resident of Sarasota, FL.


All Campus Galleries: 2012 Annual Ringling College of Art and Design Juried Student Exhibition

April 13- 21, 2012

Award Ceremony: April 13, at 5 p.m. followed by reception on Selby gallery patio until 8 p.m.

Juried Ringling College of Art and Design student work.


 All Campus Galleries and Offsite Location: Annual Ringling College Senior Thesis Exhibitions

April 27- May 4, 2012

Call for schedule of openings.

Seniors in all departments display their thesis work.


Howard Cowdrick, Bindu #21, Spirit Rising Series, 2011

 Selby Galleries I & II: Annual Community Exhibition: Florida Artist Group

May 11- June 1, 2012

Opening reception: Fri., May 11, 5- 7 p.m.

Call for schedule of workshops

The statewide Florida Artist Group will hold their annual juried exhibition, symposium and workshops at Ringling College.


Putterman Residence, photo Steven Brooke

June 29-August 3, 2012


IN / FORMED BY THE LAND - The Architecture of Carl Abbott

Selby Galleries I & II: With selections from architect Carl Abbottʼs award-winning work—who, as the youngest and last remaining member of the Sarasota School of Architecture, has carried on its traditions while also incorporating his own unique design concepts.


Opening reception: Fri., June 29, 5 - 7 p.m. Directorʼs Tour: Mon., July 9, 11:30 a.m. Bus tour and Exhibition reception: Sat., July 14, 1-5 p.m., $15/person; limited seating, please register by July 10.

[Carl Abbott] For the past four decades Carl's Sarasota Architectural office has been one of the most highly awarded firms in the Florida / Caribbean region. As its youngest and last remaining member of the Sarasota School of Architecture, he has carried on its traditions while also incorporating his own unique design concepts.

Carl Abbott grew up in a small town in coastal Georgia where his world was Nature — later Architecture became his focus. He studied at the University of Florida under Buckminster Fuller then received his Master's from Yale with studies under Paul Rudolph and Luis Kahn. He has worked in Hawaii, in New York with I.M. Pei, and in London with classmates Lord Richard Rogers and Lord Norman Foster.

Carl is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. The University of Florida honored him as a Distinguished Architectural Alumnus. The Florida / Caribbean AIA selected him to receive the Medal of Honor for Design and also selected his office to receive the Architectural Firm Honor Award. IN / FORMED BY THE LAND - The Architecture of Carl Abbott is the first book exclusively on Abbottʼs design process and architecture. It will be published this year by ORO Publications. For more information go to: