Ringling College Continuing Studies

Englewood Art Center

A division of Ringling College Continuing Studies, the Englewood Art Center (EAC) focuses on education, exhibitions, and events. EAC serves as a nexus for artists and audiences to inspire creativity, exchange ideas, endorse imagination, and encourage creative growth. In addition to four galleries for exhibitions, we house two 2D studio classrooms, a ceramics studio, a digital media studio, and a lending library. Classes are offered onsite at EAC in south county Sarasota.

Englewood Art Center
Ringling College of Art + Design
350 South McCall Road
Englewood, FL 34223


Tuesday – Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

Your membership helps underwrite and support EAC’s programming. Members receive discounts on classes, workshops, exhibition entry fees, and special events. In addition, members can check out books from our lending library, show work in our Member Gallery, and participate in our Open Studio programs.


Become an EAC Member!

EAC depends on your support for quality programming. Your donation will sustain creativity and culture for the EAC community.


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EAC can always use extra hands! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at EAC, please join us!

The following list includes areas where EAC can always use help:

  • Front Desk and telephone greeters
  • Represent EAC at area events
  • Assist with set-up, clean-up and facilitating receptions and events
  • Librarians
  • Receiving and Removal for open call exhibitions
  • Pop-Up Booth at the Englewood Farmers Market
  • Writing articles for the  newsletter and archiving print materials regarding EAC
  • Jurors and Judges for open call exhibitions
  • Open Studio Monitors (certifications are required for Ceramics, Digital Studio and Figure Drawing. See front desk staff for more details about required certifications and trainings.)

Requirements for volunteering at EAC:

  • Application/Information Sheet: including contact and emergency contact information, applicable skills, areas of volunteer interest, availability to volunteer (days and times)
  • Membership: volunteers must be members of EAC during the time of volunteer service
  • Background check: Ringling College of Art and Design requires a background check for all eligible volunteers


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Englewood Art Center - Summer 2022 Catalog


Director of Library Services


Kristina Keogh

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian


Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian   


Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian


Claire Powell

Instructional Design Librarian


Kayla Morrell



Alexandra Vargas-Minor

Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)   


Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)



Library Technician III (Circulation Manager)  


Tim DeForest

Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)  


Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Circulation Assistant)  


Sean Farrell

Circulation Assistant



Circulation Assistant


Christina Song

Circulation Assistant Vacant


Patron Type # of Items Type of Material Borrowing Time
Student 40 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Faculty and Staff 40 Books 6 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 7 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Trustee, Alumni, Cross College Alliance, and  15 Books 3 weeks
Ringling College LibraryAssociation Members CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Local Teacher 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Chartwell’s and Follett employees located at Ringling 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
*The video game collection supports the research and teaching of the Game Art & Design program. Video games may not be checked out by Alumni, Ringling College Library Association members or Family members.


The Alfred R. Goldstein Library features a wide variety of quiet, group study, and work process spaces. Looking for a quiet study area? Make your way up to the 3rd floor to look for a book in the Research Collection or peruse the new art magazines while relaxing in comfortable seating. When the weather is nice, you can take your coffee from Roberta’s Café on the first floor to one of the four terraces to work outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Looking for meeting space to get together with a group? Check out the group study rooms, which are available on all three floors of the Goldstein Library. The 10 group study rooms are available to students on a first-come first served basis, or available for booking by Ringling College faculty and staff for group and class meetings.

Library Hours

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 6:00 p.m.

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM schedule during breaks.

Ringling College ID Access Only

Please note a Ringling College ID is required for access, except from 8:30am – 4:30pm from Monday – Friday.

Hours for the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center:

By appointment only from Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., no drop-ins. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Contact specialcollections@c.ringling.edu to schedule an appointment.

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Ringling College of Art + Design
Alfred R. Goldstein Library
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

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We welcome recommendations for new library materials from the Ringling College community. Librarians will consider all requests bearing in mind their appropriateness for the collections and the current budget.
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