Ringling College announces inaugural Carl Foreman Award winner

Ringling Film senior wins inaugural Carl Foreman Award pictured with Eve Williams-Jones.

A film student and a father living with Alzheimer’s are at the center of Matthew Peterson’s Swan Song, winner of Ringling College of Art and Design’s inaugural Ringling College Film Carl Foreman Award. The award, to be given annually, recognizes a graduating senior majoring in Film or Creative Writing for outstanding achievement in screenwriting, directing, […]

Ringling College announces public launch of Catalyst for Creativity Campaign

Ringling College’s signature building

On Wednesday, November 29, 2023, Ringling College of Art and Design announced the public launch of their comprehensive fundraising campaign: Catalyst for Creativity. The College’s Office for Advancement has been in the silent phase of the campaign, raising over $127 million of a $175 million goal.  During a private cocktail reception, Ringling College’s top donors, […]

Ringling College announces Sarasota Performing Arts Foundation’s Sara Curtis Robinson as new Vice President for Advancement

Sara Curtis Robinson will join Ringling College of Art and Design as Vice President for Advancement.

Ringling College of Art and Design is pleased to announce that Sara Curtis Robinson, current Executive Director of Advancement for The Van Wezel Foundation/Sarasota Performing Arts Foundation, will be joining Ringling College as Vice President for Advancement beginning May 15, 2023. Her appointment follows a comprehensive and extensive national search supported by search firm WittKieffer. […]

Faculty designer Matt Myers rocks the 70s with costume hits for Avant-Garde

Woman with pink shimmery costume performs at piano while brightly costumed man looks on.

Avant-Garde 2023: Ringling College Rocks the 70s was a record-breaking success. More than 400 guests attended the 70s-themed event on March 18, and hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised for student scholarships.  Student Government Association President Celi Mitidieri ’24, Film, was the recipient of the Avant-Garde Endowed Scholarship. Sandra Lee ’24, Graphic Design, Wilderley […]

Student’s illustration featured on cover of Sarasota law firm’s 2022 holiday card

Michael J. Wilson, the president of Williams Parker Attorneys at Law is seen here with Ringling Illustration student and contest winner Sky Chandler.

Ringling College of Art and Design Illustration sophomore Sky Chandler was announced as the winner of the annual Williams Parker Attorneys at Law holiday card contest.  The company, a Sarasota law firm founded in 1925, has a long-standing relationship with Ringling College and is an active sponsor and friend of the institution. “I am beyond […]

New film documentary featuring community leaders of color opens Dec. 2

Warriors features interviews with 11 local community leader women of color.

Community members are invited to attend a screening of the new documentary film, Warriors of Sarasota: The Interconnections of Diasporic Roots, Identity, Sisterhood and Service Dec. 2 from 5:30-7:30 pm. The screening will be accompanied by a photo exhibition and panel discussion Dec. 2, from 5:30-7:30 pm, at the Mara Art Studio and Gallery located […]

15 seniors awarded College’s highest honor for talent, contributions, and leadership


Fifteen of Ringling College’s most outstanding students are being recognized this week for their exceptional creative talent, community involvement, and leadership. This year’s winners will be recognized on Nov. 4 during the College’s annual Trustee Scholar Awards celebration. The event will begin with a reception, followed by a formal ceremony during which each Scholar will […]