Exhibition Calendar

Ringling College Gallery Exhibitions

 

Ringling College studio and course work is supported and enhanced by the galleries and exhibition spaces around campus and in the community.  With six on-campus galleries and two off-campus art centers, you'll always find an exciting new exhibition, artist talk, lecture, or event to attend. 

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.

Ringling College galleries and exhibition spaces are free to visit and open to the public. For questions about an exhibition, gallery, or event or to schedule a group tour, please contact us at: 941.359.7563 or galleries@ringling.edu

Ringling College Gallery Exhibitions are paid in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues and Sarasota Herald Tribune Media Group and WUSF 89.7FM .   

 

Quick links and Information:

Campus Gallery Map (PDF)

Schedule of Exhibitions (PDF)

 
Department of Galleries and Exhibitions

941.359.7563 
galleries@ringling.edu 

  

 


 

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

 



 

February 20 – March 18, 2017

WILLIS SMITH GALLERY

Hours: Monday–Saturday 10-4, Tuesday 10-7

 

Programming:

Feb. 21: Opening Reception, 4:30–7:00 pm

Feb. 21: Andy Warhol Documentary Film, 7:00 pm, Larry R. Thompson Academic Center Auditorium

Feb. 23: Warhol Film Talk: The Films of Andy Warhol: "I Like Boring Things" presented by Ringling College Film faculty member Dr. Susan Doll, 6:30pm, Alfred R. Goldstein Library Auditorium

 

This thought-provoking traveling exhibition features silkscreen prints and original recordings, ranging from spoken word to music and sound, created by artists, writers and performers who were associated with or inspired by Andy Warhol. Included are Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Ivan Karp, Billy Name, Ultra Violet, Lawrence Weiner, Carter Ratcliff, John Giorno, Vincent Freemont, Alexander Heinrici, Brigid Berlin, Christopher Makos, Yura Adams, Nat Finkelstein, Connie Beckley, Susan Breen, Path Soong, and Jeff Gordon.

The exhibition was organized and curated by Jeff Gordon and Path Soong.

Exhibition Tour Management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions. Los Angeles, CA.

For more information on receptions, talks and events:

941.359.7563 galleries@ringling.edu

Image: Christopher Makos, Andy and John, Photograph of Warhol kissing John Lennon, 1978

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Tax Revenues 

Sponsored in part by Sarasota Herald Tribune Media Group and WUSF 89.7

 

FEATURE by SARASOTA HERLD TRIBUNE

FEATURE by SRQ Magazine


 


 

 

GLASS MASTERS OF VENICE

Featuring LA FAMIGLIA SALVADORE

January 9 – March 25, 2017

RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH GALLERY

Since 2010, Ringling College Curator Mark Ormond has worked with Sarasota arts patrons Richard and Barbara Basch to organize exhibitions from their extensive collection of glass art. Dr. and Mrs. Basch began collecting in 1993 by purchasing work from American artists. They soon expanded the scope of their collection to include artists from around the world. This year’s exhibition at Basch Gallery will feature work by Davide Salvadore, a master glass artist from Murano, Italy, and his sons Marco and Mattia. Selected works by Lino Tagliapietra will be included in the exhibition.

A series of artist talks and demonstrations will take place on the Ringling College campus throughout the exhibition.

Barbara Basch will offer docent tours of the exhibition on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM.

Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday 10–4, Tuesdays 10–7

(Closed Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Image: Davide Salvadore, Tiraboson, Amber murine, blown glass, 59.5 x 15.75 x 19.754 inches, courtesy of the Basch Collection

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues; Sponsored in part by WSMR 89.1.

Sponsored by BMO Harris Bank

Image: Portrait in Studio, Davide Slavadore

DOCENT TOUR AND ARTIST TALK SCHEDULE

SRQ DAILY FEATURE

CHECKLIST OF ARTWORKS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

INVERVIEW WITH BARBARA BASCH

 

 


 


 

February 3 – March 27, 2017

Opening Reception, Tuesday, February 7, 4:30 - 6:30pm

PATRICIA THOMPSON GALLERY

Hours: Monday–Friday 9-4

Matthew Holler’s fascination with photography and the fashion industry led him to earn his BFA from the Ringling College Department of Photography & Imaging and pursue a career as a fashion and portrait photographer in Sarasota and New York after graduation. Heavily influenced by early to mid-twentieth century photography, Holler draws inspiration from Richard Avedon, Robert Mapplethorpe and Helmut Newton. The selection of works in the exhibition by this dynamic fashion and portrait photographer represents a wide range of his photographic approaches from 2011-2016.

Image: Matthew Holler: Untitled (Dancer), 2016

INTERVIEW WITH CURATOR, MARK ORMOND

FEATURE IN LONGBOAT OBSERVER

MATTHEW HOLLER TELLS STORIES IN PHOTOS by Jay Handleman FEATURE IN SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE


Portrait of Matthew Holler provided by the artist.

 


 


  

NEW FACULTY EXHIBITION

February 11 - March 3

CHRIST-JANER GALLERY

Hours: Monday–Saturday 10-4

 

New Faculty Exhibition welcomes and features the works of new faculty to Ringling College who teach within the communities of Illustration, Computer Animation, and Game Art. You will see diverse works ranging from bronze sculptures, drawings, digital paintings, to large scale works.  Each Faculty member brings a diverse background of industry skills to our students, preparing them to meet the rigorous demands of the professional world.

 

Opening Reception: Friday, February 10th, from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, February 11 – Friday, March 3

Image Clockwise from top left: Diane Chanako, Stephanie Henderson, Matteo Caloiaro, and Alex Snyder.

 


 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS


 

SUMMER 2017

 

PEN WOMEN

May 26 – June 22, 2017        

RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH

and WILLIS SMITH GALLERY

 

CLAUDIA RYAN – DRAWINGS

June 9 – Aug 11, 2017

LOIS & DAVID STULBERG GALLERY

 

JEFFEREY A. CORNWELL- PAINTINGS

June 12 – Sept 22, 2017

PATRICIA THOMPSON GALLERY

 

JACK JONATHAN – PHOPTOGRAPHS OF EGYPT

June 30 – Aug 4, 2017

WILLIS SMITH GALLERY        

 

PHASHION PHOTOGRAPHS

June 30 – Aug 4

RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH GALLERY

 

CONTINUING STUDIES & SPECIAL PROGRAMS INSTRUCTORS AND STAFF EXHIBITION

Aug 18 – Oct 4, 2017

RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH

and WILLIS SMITH GALLERY

 

ANNUAL RINGLING COLLEGE FACULTY EXHIBITION

Aug 18 – Oct 4, 2017

LOIS & DAVID STULBERG GALLERY


 

 

GALLERIES AT RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN

CONTEMPORARY ART: CREATIVITY, COMMUNICATION & ENGAGEMENT

Beginning in October 2017 and running through May 2018, the Ringling College Galleries will offer a diverse array of exhibitions and related programs.  The focus of these exhibitions will be to provide the visitors with numerous opportunities to engage with artists’ creativity. 

 


  

GENERAL MOTORS DESIGN EXHIBITION

Oct 16 – Dec 8, 2017

LOIS & DAVID STULBERG GALLERY

 

Original drawings for automobiles from the General Motors archive by a legendary designer Warren Reinecker.  His original drawings of concept cars and those that were put in production will give the visitor and first-hand experience with the most important stage of automotive design. 

 

 



  

FREEDOM OF THE PRESSES

Oct 20– Dec 2, 2017

RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH GALLERY   

 

Freedom of the Presses is a collaborative exhibition co-curated by Marshall Weber of Booklyn and Bridget Elmer of the Ringling School of Art and Design.  The project focuses on exploring the creative and democratic processes of 21st Century independent artists’ publishing.  It will introduce the wide variety of printed material forms, media and platforms to an audience now submerged in digital media and offer models of empowering and educational art publishing practices.  The exhibition will be collaboratively curated from the Artists’ Book collection of the Ringling School of Art and Design by Bridget Elmer, the library staff and a group of Ringling students, and in also from various social practice based publishing projects co-produced by Booklyn.  Highlights of the exhibition will include the Streetopia artists’ book, alternative art fair and text book project; the Occupy Wallstreet Occuprint Portfolio; and books and prints from the Mobile Print Power community publishing projects.  Artists’ books, zines, prints and items of ephemera will be exhibited, along with a curator’s panel and other events as well as workshops for local students of all ages.  

 

 



  

CAST AND CUT – GLASS

Jan 8 – March 24, 2018

RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH GALLERY   

 

Technically amazing and visually stunning examples of creations by more than two dozen masters of Glass Art including Peter Brenner, Vadlec Ciglar, Irene Frolic and Seth Randal in:  GLASS - Cast and Etched.  This exhibition represents numerous examples, styles and methods of glass casting and etching.  Viewing these works will change the visitor’s perspective on glass hopefully leading them to an enlightening, inspiring and enjoyable experience.

 



  

EMILY LARNED / ILLS

Jan 12– March 17, 2018

WILLIS SMITH GALLERY

   

Emily Larned and As Many Hours As It Takes: 10 Years of Impractical Labor

This exhibition celebrates the ten-year anniversary of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA), a social engaged art project founded in 2008 to investigate labor, time, and what we value. Currently taking form as a Union and Research Institute, the project creates opportunities for ILSSA members to nurture alternative, authentic value systems for their labor and their time. The exhibition will feature a selection of publications and ephemera from the first ten years of the project, as well as the interactive creation of a collaborative, community-based publication, produced on-site and facilitated by ILSSA co-founder Emily Larned, who will be in-residence in the gallery for the first two weeks of the show.  

 



  

PEACE PAPER PROJECT IN COLLABORATION WITH YALE UNIVERSITY

Jan 12– March 24, 2018

LOIS & DAVID STULBERG GALLERY

   

The Peace Paper Project exhibition will feature a selection of compelling artwork and ephemera from the living archive of the Peace Paper Project, located at the Robert B. Haas Family Archive at Yale University.   Peace Paper Project is an international community-arts initiative that utilizes traditional paper making as a form of trauma therapy, social engagement, and community activism. Since 2011, the group has conducted over two hundred workshops worldwide in conjunction with community leaders, mental health professionals, and art therapists. They have helped launch thirty five papermaking programs that use paper making as a form of healing and community engagement.   For two millennia, humankind has created paper by hand from old rags. Whatever the intention behind the paper, be it to represent wealth, to carry spirituality, or to convey messages, every fiber that goes into the making of paper has a story to tell.  Peace Paper Project uses the ancient tradition of hand papermaking as a vehicle for personal expression and cultural change. Because of the project's innovations in portability and interest in resolving current social issues, paper is no longer just a chapter in a history textbook; it has become a beacon for socially engaged art.

 

The co-founders Drew Matot and Margaret Mahan will be present to give talks and workshops.  Drew Matott is a Master Papermaker with an expertise using traditional papermaking as a form of trauma therapy, social engagement, and community activism. He directs the vision and strategy of Peace Paper Project across the globe. Margaret Mahan co-founded Peace Paper Project. Through programs like Panty Pulping, she works to promote an intersection between art as social action and art therapy. Currently she is enrolled in the History of Text Technologies Masters program at Florida State University.

 



  

KATIE DOBSON CUNDIFF- MODERN IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER

Jan 19– March 23, 2018

PATRICIA THOMPSON GALLERY

   

Katie Dobson Cundiff – Modern Impressionist Painter will be an exhibition of oil paintings and illustrations on board by Katie Cundiff, an internationally known wildlife illustrator and painter.  Katie Cundiff excels in all forms of art, but painting is her passion. Her work shows and often wins top prizes in the American Impressionist National Shows, Oil Painters of America, and Forgotten Coast.  She is a Signature member of Plein Air Painters of the South East.  Recently Cundiff studied at the Flemish Classical Atelier in Bruges, Belgium. Katie has been featured in Plein Air Magazine, American Art Collector and Artist’s Magazine.

 

 

 



  

OCTAVIO PEREZ – ILLUSTRATIONS

March 30 – May 18, 2018      

PATRICIA THOMPSON GALLERY

   

The insightful and absorbing Illustrations of Octavio Perez will be presented from March through May 2018.  Octavio Perez has worked at Hallmark Cards and currently works on concept design and execution of editorial illustrations and news graphics for the St. Petersburg Times. His numerous national clients include Hallmark Cards Inc., GEAR Inc., Cabela's, and Humanities Magazine.  Octavio Perez will give a talk about his inspiration and process.

 

 


ANNUAL BEST OF RINGLING

April 7 through 21, 2018

ALL GALLERIES


SENIOR THESIS

April 30 through May 9                        

ALL GALLERIES 


 

 


 


  

2016-17 TRUSTEE SCHOLARS EXHIBITION

January 4 – February 11, 2017

WILLIS SMITH GALLERY

Hours: Monday–Saturday 10-4, Tuesday 10-7

The Ringling College of Art and Design Board of Trustees annually awards its highest honor —the Trustee Scholarship—to an extraordinary group of rising seniors in each major and on behalf of the Office of Student Life. This year’s exhibition at Willis Smith Gallery features the video proposals submitted by the honorees from each department.

Image: Matthew Holler, 2016-2017 Trustee Scholars, 2016

 


 

 

JENNY MEDVED - INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

October 28, 2016 – January 27, 2017
Opening Reception October 28, 5–7 pm
PATRICIA THOMPSON GALLERY

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9am - 4pm

Ringling Illustration alumna Jenny Medved studied traditional portraiture in Italy before earning her MFA in Figurative Painting. In 2015, she was featured as one of ten artists to watch by Watercolor Artist Magazine.

Image: Jenny Medved, Kahalepouli Kawaimapuna, 2016, Watercolor on paper, 30” x 20” Courtesy of the Artist

INTERVIEW WITH CURATOR, MARK ORMOND

SRQ MAGAZINE

UNRAVEL

SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE

 

Portrait of Jenny Medved provided by the artist. 


 

BUSINESS OF ART AND DESIGN CLASS PROJECT-REFLEKTOR

November 30 - December 2

RICHARD & BARBARA BASCH GALLERY

Work created by Ringling College's very own Peter Herbert Barnaba encourages a responsive gallery in which viewers become the artists. The student organized exhibition explores millennials and their reflections of contemporary art. Viewer generated work will be archived in the constantly expanding exhibition by showcasing visceral creative reactions to color, shape and text. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE REFLEKTOR TUMBLR PAGE
 



 

OBSERVATION/REFERENCE/GESTURE CONTEMPORARY PAINTING

October 14 – December 2, 2016
Opening Reception October 28, 5–7 pm
Willis Smith Gallery
Hours: Monday–Saturday 10-4, Tuesday 10-7

This exhibition organized by Mark Ormond features 15 large and small-scale works by an international roster of artists that includes Lucy Barber, Zhong Biao, Ester Curini, Lynn Davison, Michelle Doll, Kenny Harris, Mary Henderson, Ling Jian, Dustin Juengel, Bruce Marsh, Michael McNamara, John Moore, Hideo Ohya, Grace Graupe-Pillard and Jeffrey Ripple.

Focusing on the role of observation, reference, gesture and mark-making in contemporary painting, the exhibition presents a selection of figurative portraits, landscapes, interiors, wildlife and urban views that transcend realism to explore the intricate relationship between artist and subject.   

Image: Ling Jian, The Sun, 2015 Oil on canvas, 78 3/4” x 70 7/8” Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NYC
 

VIEW SLIDESHOW

IMAGE CATALOG

ARTIST AND CURATOR TALKS

DUSTIN JUENGEL ARTIST TALK

PRESS:  HERALD TRIBUNE  LONGBOAT OBSERVER

LIBRARY RESOURCES

BRUCE MARSH ARTIST TALK

 




 

2nd ANNUAL: ART OF BRAVERY

November 12 – December 2, 2016
Opening Reception: November 11, 6-8pm
Christ-Janer Gallery
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10-4, Thursday 10-3

This exhibition was a project started by Nachman L’hrar, an illustration student at Ringling College, who wanted a way to connect with and give back to the veterans in his community. The project was born from his love of portraiture, and a need to connect with the men and women who served our country. It is a volunteer based program in which veterans are invited to sit one-on-one with an artist, tell their story, and have their portrait drawn. The stories heard from WWII Veterans, Korea Veterans, Vietnam Veterans, Iraq Veterans, and currently enlisted troops will stay with the artists for the rest of their lives. The artist participants were both students and faculty at Ringling College. At the end of the exhibition the portraits will be given to the veterans and their families as a gift.

 


 

KATHRYN HUNTER

November 3–19, 2016
RICHARD & BARBARA BASCH GALLERY
Opening Reception, Thursday, November 3, 5:00 pm
Artist Talk: November 3. 6:00 pm. Academic Center Auditorium

In collaboration with Ringling’s Letterpress and Book Arts Center, Basch Gallery will feature an original wall installation and printed materials by Kathryn Hunter, a printmaker and fine artist who runs Blackbird Letterpress in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Image: Kathryn Hunter, Reflection, 2015, Laser cut steel, wool, sewing, 29" x 35" Courtesy of the Artist

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

KIMBROUGH LIBRARY RESOURCES

CHECKLIST

PRESS

ARTIST TALK

ARTIST DEMO



 

PEDRO PEREZ

June 10 – Oct 21, 2016
Patricia Thompson Gallery
Hours: Monday – Friday 10–4

Patricia Thompson Gallery is pleased to host the work of alumnus Pedro Pérez, Class of 1996. Pérez is a founding partner of Nuevo Advertising Group and an adjunct professor of Global Brand Strategies at Ringling College. His multi-media exhibition on the Ringling College campus will include design work from various advertising campaigns and give examples of projects completed along the road to becoming a successful design professional. This exploration of the creative process will both offer final results and give insights into the decision-making and experimentation that goes on behind the scenes.

Pérez founded his first company, Merging Point Design, Inc., with fellow students while they were attending Ringling College. In 2004, Nuevo Advertising Group was formed, expanding the agency’s work to emphasize marketing to the Hispanic consumer both domestically and internationally.

The Patricia Thompson Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Keating Center on the Ringling College campus at 2700 N. Tamiami Trail.

For further information please visit: www.ringling.edu/galleries
Email: galleries@ringling.edu
Phone: 941-359-7563

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2016 ANNUAL RINGLING COLLEGE FACULTY EXHIBITION

September 16 – October 5, 2016
Opening Reception: September 16, 5–7pm
WILLIS SMITH GALLERY and RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH GALLERY
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10–4, Tuesday 10–7

Be inspired by the work of Ringling College faculty teaching in Advertising Design, Business of Art and Design, Computer Animation, Film, Game Art, Fine Arts, Illustration, Graphic Design, Motion Design, Photography & Imaging, and the Liberal Arts Program.

Sheryl Haler's work in the Faculty exhibition won the 'Show Your World 2016' International Art Competition! Learn more here: http://www.reartiste.com/international-art-competition-show-your-world-2016/.

Image: Steven Strenk, Dunes, 2015 Plexiglass, found object and wood, 7" x 4" x 2" Courtesy of the Artist




Judy Saltzman, Morning Run

FLORIDA SUNCOAST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY ANNUAL EXHIBITION

May 20 – June 10, 2016
Willis Smith Construction, Inc. Galleries

Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday 10-4

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 20, 2016, 5 -7 pm

For our annual community art exhibition, Willis Smith Gallery is featuring work by members of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society.

This year’s juror is Rose M. Edin, an artist holding signature memberships in the American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society, as well as “Master” status in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. The recipient of numerous awards, Edin has had her work featured on the cover of Splash, and was the subject of major articles in the French publication The Art of Watercolor in 2013 and 2014.

The Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society (FSWS) was formed in 1983 with 17 charter members and 24 associate members. Today, FSWS has more than 250 members, many of whom have achieved Signature or Master status as well as statewide and national status. The FSWS Board strives to serve all members who live on the Gulf Coast of Florida by rotating the locations of its exhibitions and holding workshops in a variety of venues.

Willis Smith Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Academic Center building on the Ringling College campus at 2363 Old Bradenton Rd.

For further information please visit: www.ringling.edu/galleries
Email: galleries@ringling.edu
Phone: 941-359-7563

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues; Sponsored in part by WSMR 89.1

 

 


 

2016 Annual Ringling College Senior Thesis Exhibitions

May 2 - May 13, 2016
All Campus Galleries

Celebrations - Tuesday, May 10, 5:00–8:00 pm*
*Galleries also open on Wednesday, May 11 until 9:00 pm

Advertising and Graphic Design - Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery and 4th floor corridor in the Academic Center

Business of Art & Design - Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery and 2nd floor corridor in the Academic Center

Film - Academic Center Auditorium. Screenings on Tuesday, May 10 from 6-8 pm and Friday, May 13 from 1-4 pm

Fine Arts - Crossley Gallery

Illustration - Christ-Janer Gallery and Willis Smith Gallery

Interior Design - Patricia Thompson Gallery

Motion Design - 3rd floor corridor in the Academic Center

Photography & Imaging - Trustee Studio 101 (Bayou 1)

 

Sunday, May 1 and Thursday, May 12

Computer Animation and Game Art - By invitation only.

 

GALLERY HOURS:
Willis Smith, Christ-Janer, and Richard & Barbara Basch Galleries:
Monday–Saturday, 10–4, Tuesdays, 10-7
Patricia Thompson Gallery: Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30, Saturday 10-4
Crossley Gallery: Monday–Saturday, 10–4, Tuesdays, 10-7



 

2016 Best of Ringling Annual Ringling College Juried Student Exhibitions

April 8 - 23, 2016
Campus Galleries

Best of Ringling juried exhibitions showcase the top work of Ringling College students in every major. A campus and community favorite, the Best of Ringling show serves as a campus-wide immersion into the very best student work Ringling College has to offer as selected by a jury of visiting professionals and faculty members.

Best of Ringling Awards Ceremony*
April 8, 2016
Roskamp Exhibition Hall, 5:00 pm
Join us for this red carpet event as we announce the best student work of the year for each major.

*Awards ceremony will be followed by opening receptions in campus galleries until 8:00 pm.

Best of Ringling Exhibitions
April 9 – 23, 2016*
*Campus galleries will also be open from 6-8 pm. for opening receptions after awards ceremony on April 8th.

Richard and Basch Gallery:  Business of Art and Design, Advertising Design, Motion Design, and Graphic Design
Hours: Saturdays 10-4, Monday through Friday 10-4 and Tuesdays 10-7 from April 9-23.                                           

Willis Smith Gallery:  Computer Animation and Game Art
Hours: Saturdays 10-4, Monday through Friday 10-4 and Tuesdays 10-7 from April 9-23.
**Closed on Thursday, April 21 for private event

Keating Center Galleries (Patricia Thompson and Lobby Skylight Space):  Photography and Imaging; Interior Design
Hours: Saturdays 10-4, Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30, from April 9-23.  

Christ-Janer Gallery: Illustration
Hours:  Saturdays 10-4, Monday through Friday 10-4 and Tuesdays 10-7 from April 9-23.

Crossley Gallery: Fine Arts
Hours: Monday through Friday 10-3, April 11-22

Academic Center Auditorium: Film
Hours of Film Trailer Screenings: Friday, April 8, 6-8pm, Saturday, April 9, 5-8 pm



 

Mike and Doug Starn

BB10-19-09-90642, 2009-12

K3 inkjet print on gelatin hand-coated Zerkal paper

42 x 42 inches

Courtesy of Mike and Doug Starn, Beacon, NY

PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM CONSTRUCTS

March 4 – April 2, 2016
Willis Smith Construction, Inc. Galleries
Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday 10-4, Tuesday 10-7

This exhibition will introduce the work of sixteen artists whose ideas and concepts are manifest in film based media. The individual works for the exhibition were each chosen to focus on the singular contributions of each respective artist. Each artist approaches creating a single image or composite film or video in a different way. The artist may construct a fiction involving a person or individuals, objects in a setting, a location and/or a narrative. The artist may realize a concept through an invention or reinvention of a person, place or narrative. In each example the artist has been challenged to address purely formal issues as well, creating an invented image not seen before.

Curator Talk: March 30, 11:30 am
Ringling College Galleries Chief Curator Mark Ormond will talk about the works in the Photography & Film Constructs exhibition. Ormond will give insights into the artist’s subject choices and composition development and discuss the selection process behind this innovative exhibition featuring internationally acclaimed artists working in photo and film-based media.

Artist Talk: April 1, 11:30 am
Generic Art Solutions (G.A.S.) is the collaborative efforts of artists Tony Campbell and Mark Vis. Works featured in the Photography & Film Constructs exhibition include: A Study After the Innocent I & II, and The Sacrifice of Isaac. The New Orleans-based duo uses photography, performance and video to examine recurring themes of human drama and comment visually on contemporary society. They connect history to current events using Classical, Romantic and Baroque elements often in contemporary settings. Enjoy this rare opportunity to meet the artists on the Ringling College campus and hear them speak about their work.

 

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues; Sponsored in part by WSMR 89.1

In the Media:
SRQ Magazine

The Observer
 



Untitled, 2015, digital photograph   

FERENC BELEZNAY - PHOTOGRAPHS

January 22 – April 1, 2016
Patricia Thompson Gallery
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm 

Opening Reception: January 22, 4:30-7pm, Patricia Thompson Gallery

Alumnus Ferenc Beleznay, who graduated in 2015, possesses a unique eye for composition, lighting and staging. The photographs in this exhibition demonstrate his gift of anticipation in knowing the exact moment to open and close the shutter.


Portrait of Ferenc provided by the artist.



 
(Image: Dale Chihuly. Reduced Wisteria Violet Persian Set with Red Lip Wrap, 1995)

Nature in Glass - Selections from the Basch Collection

January 9 - March 19, 2016
Basch Gallery
Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday 10am-4pm, Tuesday 10am-7pm
Docent Tours with Mrs. Barbara Basch every Wednesday at 10:30am.

 

From the collection of Richard and Barbara Basch comes an exhibition of over two dozen works of glass art inspired by nature.  Artists include: Martin Blank, Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Laura Donefer, Davide Salvadore, and Toots Zynsky, among others.

About the Basch Collection
Ticket Magazine: The Studio Art Glass Collection of Richard and Barbara Basch
The Observer: House of Glass - The Basch's Glass Collection

Your Observer

Herald Tribune

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South of the Border West of the Sun, 2015
Oil on panel, 4 ¾ x 4 inches
Courtesy George Adams Gallery, NY

 

AMER KOBASLIJA: A 10-YEAR SURVEY

January 15 – February 20, 2016
Willis Smith Construction, Inc. Galleries
Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday 10am-4pm, Tuesday 10am-7pm

This selection of paintings highlights the various subjects that have occupied artist Amer Kobaslija over the last decade, including views of Kesennuma, Japan where the tsunami came ashore in 2011, his personal studio, Bathus' studio, and landscapes of Switzerland and Florida.

 

Preview & Artist Presentation with Amer Kobaslija: Thursday, Jan. 14, 6:30-8:00 pm (7:00 pm - presentation begins), Smith Gallery, Free and open to the public
Pizza & Gallery Talk with Amer Kobaslija: Friday, Jan. 15, 11:15 am-12:15 pm, Smith Gallery, Free and open to the public
Opening reception: January 15, 4:30–7 pm
Curator Tour: January 25, 11:30 am

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues; Sponsored in part by WSMR 89.1


 


  

WALTER MATTHEWS - NEW PAINTINGS

November 20, 2015 -January 15, 2016. 
Patricia Thompson Gallery

This selection of paintings recognizes a significant shift in Walter Matthews’ work since he attended Ringling College. Matthews acknowledges a “new immediacy” in these “fast” paintings. His paintings on wood panel with oil and other media manifest a “lightness.” They are no longer dependent on the “big stroke” of his previous work. This new work that is essentially abstract and may have some suggestion of reference investigates “how you address ‘real’ space in painting.” What is evident in this new work is “a level of restraint” with paint as his use of it is “economical” and serves his new aesthetic.

His palette can be muted or bold as he may be using high keyed Sharpies as well as neon yellow, orange, pink and blue paint. The intense colors are “modulated” as he does not use them straight out of the tube. Matthews is also using an airbrush that is giving him an extraordinary opportunity to create a mysterious sense of space where additional layers of media push and pull for attention. He is using the wood surface not only as a ground for the paintings but sometimes as an important part of the composition. By cutting into the wood or revealing its clean unmarked surface it becomes part of the construct of the work of art.

Mark Ormond, Curator of the exhibition, who has been following Matthews’ work since he enrolled at Ringling, sees “a dramatic and exciting advancement in the painting. Walter is constantly pushing himself to explore options, ask questions about the definition of painting and the process of painting. He is not adverse to risk taking. His detours from his previous marked accomplishments always lead him in a new direction that is exciting for the viewer.”

(All quotes are from studio visits and conversation with the artist in October 2015. An on-going series of collages that are not part of the exhibition were important in inspiring this new series of paintings.)

Walter Matthews is currently a Masters of Fine Arts degree candidate at the University of South Florida, Tampa. He graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2013.


  

CUBAN ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF JORGE REYNARDUS

November 6–December 9, 2015
Selby Gallery

In November of 2015, the Selby Gallery will present Cuban Art from the Collection of Jorge Reynardus, comprised of over 30 paintings and sculptures by renowned artists investigating their personal experiences with and relationships to their homeland, Cuba. Assembled in New York, this selection includes the works of Jose Bédia, Augustin Fernández, Wifredo Lam and Glexis Novoa.

Amassed over several decades and purchased directly through the artists themselves, this collection was built through the personal relationships Reynardus maintained with many of Cuba’s working artists and highlights the distinct experiences of being an artist in Cuba under the rule of Fidel Castro. Exploring the concepts of expression and freedom, these works create a first-person narrative about life, liberty, culture, and national pride. 
Jorge Reynardus is a Sarasota resident and art collector. 

Sponsored for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues.

 


A SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS

November 6-30
Madeby Gallery

A very special tribute event, A Salute to Our Veterans is a show of Ringling College of Art and Design Student and Alumni Veteran's artwork. 

Hours: Monday - Friday from 10-4.
 


 

 

 

The Role of the Curator in Contemporary Art
Basch Gallery

Student curated exhibitions and projects from the Business of Art and Design class BU 455

Three students, Irene Garibay, Madison Young, and Sogn Zamrzla, have developed proposals and will have completed installations or performance plans that will be inaugurated between 6 and 9 pm in the Basch Gallery and on the grounds of the Ringling College campus, from 8:00-8:30 pm outside of the Academic Center.


 


  

Annual Ringling College Faculty Exhibition

October 2 - 31, 2015 
Selby Gallery and Basch Gallery

We are proud to present the work of our talented faculty currently teaching in the areas of Advertising Design, Business of Art and Design, Computer Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Fine Arts, Illustration, Graphic Design, Motion Design, Photography & Imaging and the Liberal Arts Program. 


Annual Ringling College Staff & Continuing Studies Program Exhibition

October 2 - 31, 2015 
Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. Galleries

Join us as we present the work of our staff and continuing education instructors from the Continuing Studies and Special Programs, Englewood Art Center, and Longboat Key Center for the Arts.
 



JAVIER RODRIGUEZ: PAINTINGS 2005-2014 
 

August 28 – November 6, 2015
Patricia Thompson Gallery
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm 

The Patricia Thompson Gallery is pleased to present the work of Javier “Javo” Rodriguez, Class of 2009.  A native of Puerto Rico, Javier moved to Sarasota to expand upon his remarkable talent for drawing and explore other disciplines at Ringling College. This exhibition is comprised of four paintings and 26 drawings, demonstrating his extraordinary facility with pencil and pigment.


PH_ASHION PHOTOGRAPHY 2014

Extended to September, 2015
Willis C. Smith Construction Galleries

Fashion photography by Ringling College’s Photography & Imaging students from the annual student-produced fashion show.

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am-4pm


RESONANCE ARRAY

Crossley Gallery
Artist's Reception, August 21, 5-9 pm

An exhibition featuring artwork by Faculty and Staff from the Fine Arts Department at the Ringling College of Art and Design. The exhibition includes work by Jeff Schwartz, Vicky Randall, Claudia Cumbie-Jones, & Lance Ford Jones, Shawn Petterson, Nathan Skiles, Patrick Lindhardt, Michael Wyshock, Hugh Davies, and Mark Anderson

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm 

 


STEREOTYPE: New Directions in Typography

A Lecture by Designer Brian Banton
August 14-September 16

This groundbreaking exhibition presents the works of 14 established and up-and-coming international designers and artists from the UK, Japan, France, the United States, among others. Exploring the opportunities at the intersection of technology and design, this new breed of artists is expanding the boundaries of traditional typography and integrating elements from the fields of animation, craft, performance, nano-science, and graffiti into their work. This exhibition was organized for the Boston Society of Architects/the Space by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2 – curatorsquared.


CHARRED REMAINS: THE WORKS OF AARON BOARD

Christ-Janer Gallery
August 21 – September 11

Aaron Board, full time faculty member in the Illustration Department at Ringling College presents a collection of his works.

This collection of paintings is a series done over a period of nine years where the frames were an integral part of the design.  Inspired by the elaborate altarpieces of Jan Van Eyck et al, Aaron has chosen to create a contemporary adaptation of such works of art.


 

4 Artists/4 Walls

August 21–September 22
Richard & Barbara Basch Gallery

Four artists, Dustin Juengel, Patrick Lindhardt, Nathan Skiles and Steven Strenk each use a gallery wall as ground for drawing with surprising results.

Press: This Week in Sarasota - 4 Artists/4Walls Video

The Observer - Out of Frame. Artists Illustrate on Basch Gallery Walls

 

 
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