Highlights from 2023

Students discussing work in the Graphic Design hallway.

Wow! What a year! As we wrap up an eventful 2023, here are a few highlights that stand out. Campaign launches Ringling College announced the public launch of the Catalyst for Creativity Campaign which aims to raise $175 million to support students and faculty, our growing facilities, and expanding our community programs. Ringling College builds […]

Printmaking faculty presents Arctic Circle residency work at climate conference

Eszter Szikz printing with ash and a silk screen onto the snow in the Arctic Circle.

Ringling College of Art and Design printmaking faculty Eszter Sziksz attended the Arctic Circle art and science residency in October, where she sailed aboard a ship for three weeks making site-specific work, screen printing messages with climate concerns onto the glacial ice and snow using ash.  Sziksz presented selections from this work at “The Universal […]

Entertainment Design students make career connections at IAAPA Expo

Entertainment Design students and faculty enjoying themselves at IAAPA.

November 13-17, 2023, Ringling College of Art and Design students and faculty attended the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida. IAAPA, The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, represents over 6,000 amusement-industry members in more than 100 countries worldwide and operates several global attractions-industry trade shows. The annual Expo, the premier global event for the […]

Veteran’s Club student president writes for Sarasota Scene

Painting of a U.S. Marine for the Ringling College exhibition War Paint.

Ringling College of Art and Design Veteran’s Club student president Josh Thomas Bray ’24, Creative Writing, wrote an article for Sarasota Scene Magazine on the upcoming exhibition, War Paint: Profiles of Courage. In the article “Honoring Heroes: War Paint: Profiles of Courage Exhibition Returns to Ringling College,” Bray shared the importance of the exhibition, “In […]

Forensic artist will host Spring Workshop at Ringling College

Man wearing a black baseball cap and jeans works on a clay sculpture of a human head and face

Senior Forensic Imaging Specialist with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Joe Mullins gave a presentation for Ringling College of Art and Design’s faculty and students, and forensic, medical, and advanced sculpture professionals in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center on Saturday, Nov. 4. The presentation is a precursor to a workshop that […]

Ringling College faculty support local literary festival

Off the Page: Literary Festival

Ringling College of Art and Design’s Creative Writing program partners with The Hermitage to support Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources in launching Off the Page: A Literary Celebration.  The events commence on November 1, with a novel writing workshop at Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library. The NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) workshop, led […]

Staff designers take home awards at University design competition

Three men and two women stand alongside a veterans memorial sculpture, lined with US military flags

Two of Ringling College of Art and Design’s staff designers took second place for their design projects at the Association of University Interior Designers Design Competition 2023. Facilities Commercial Designer and Project Manager and Ringling alum Monique Chicvak ’17, Interior Design, and Assistant Director of Capital Construction Becky Owens won for their design of the […]

Tackling AI: Ringling’s Task Force explores its uses and ethics

Ringling faculty Rick Dakan aboard a Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser at Disney World.

As interests and concerns about Artificial Intelligence flared world-wide this year, Ringling College of Art and Design rose to the challenge—creating an AI Task Force to research the scope of possibilities and potential challenges of using, working with, and learning from the artificial intelligence machines and software with a particular focus on artists, designers, and […]

Art Walk and upcoming Galleries programming

Harry Callahan’s 8 by 10 inch Silver Gelatin Print, Eleanor, Chicago, 1949.

Tonight, Friday, October 13, marks the opening of a number of exhibitions across campus. A gathering of food trucks plus live music will take place for the first Ringling College Galleries’ Art Walk event of the 2023-2024 academic year. The galleries will be open from 5-8 pm, with food from Killiks Kitchen, serving Hawaiian food, […]

Ringling College Figure Model program highlighted in Sarasota Magazine

Figure Drawing class at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Sarasota Magazine contributor Caleb Guedes-Reed joined one of Ringling College of Art and Design’s figure drawing classes, taught by faculty member Matt Myers, for a lesson on the nuances of capturing the human form, and the invisible labor of modeling and organizing models.  Read the whole article on Sarasota Magazine’s webpage.