Events, resources, and art in celebration of Juneteenth

Artwork in the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center.

Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day,” “Liberation Day,” or “Emancipation Day” and observed on June 19 every year, is the commemoration of the final, full emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. On June 19, 1865, the Union Army landed in Galveston, Texas, with the news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved […]

Ringling Motion Designers win big at The Young Ones, Telly Awards, and National ADDYs

Film still from Young Ones winning animation Food Chain, by Motion Design students for Sesame Street.

Motion Design graduates from Ringling College of Art and Design were celebrated recently at two prestigious advertising competitions. Winners of the 2024 Young Ones Student Awards and the Telly Awards were announced on May 13 and May 21, respectively. And Enrique Santa Maria ’26, Motion Design, won a National Gold ADDY last month. Four Ringling […]

First-annual Ringling Faculty and Staff Awards honor employees’ passion, dedication

Faculty and Staff Appreciation awardees.

This May, the first-annual Faculty and Staff Awards at Ringling College of Art and Design recognized the outstanding contributions made to the College’s work and culture. The inaugural event presented six awards honoring teaching, dedication, leadership in diversity and inclusion, behind-the-scenes advancements, career service, and innovative contributions. Seven faculty and staff members received awards. The […]

Entertainment Design student has been racking up the awards

Award-winning lighting design by Entertainment Design student Capri Easterday.

Less than halfway through 2024, Capri Easterday ’25, Entertainment Design, has already had an illustrious year. The junior at Ringling College of Art and Design was awarded first place and honorable mention, respectively, in two prestigious national design competitions. She was also chosen as Ringling College’s 2024-25 Trustee Scholar for Student Life. Most notably, Easterday […]

2SLGBTQIA+ Pride spans campus and calendar

Dancing student at the second chance prom.

Throughout the year, Ringling College of Art and Design celebrates its 2SLGBTQIA+ community with programs and initiatives—from the History of Pride in October to the Second Chance Prom in April. As the campus sits silent and empty of all its students during the nationally-recognized Pride Month in June, here is a look back at some […]

Illustration alum receives 2024 Christopher Award for children’s book

Ringling grad Lisa Fields received a Christopher Award for illustrating a children’s book called When I Talk to God, I Talk About You

Lisa Fields ’06, Illustration, has received a 2024 Christopher Award for her work on a children’s book about prayer and parent/child relationships. When I Talk to God, I Talk About You (Penguin) was co-written by Chrissy Metz, star of NBC’s This Is Us, and songwriter Bradley Collins, with illustrations by Fields depicting animal parents and […]

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, […]

Illustration students exhibit in the 66th annual Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship

Herman and His Plants by Nico Roper.

Each year, the Society of Illustrators celebrates the year’s best illustrations and animations created by college students. A jury of professionals from the field—art directors, illustrators, and other professionals—choose works for an exhibition at the Museum of Illustrators in New York. This year, 14 Ringling College of Art and Design Illustration students were selected for […]

Best of Ringling 2024 celebrates outstanding student work

Best of Ringling 2025 host Will Mauricette.

Ringling College of Art and Design’s annual juried exhibition, Best of Ringling opened Wednesday night, April 17, with an awards ceremony in Scott Plaza, preceded by the exhibition opening in the Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall and the David and Lois Stulberg Gallery. The exhibition and reception are part of a 90-year tradition at the College, […]