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, […]

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, […]

Alum Short Film Selected for Annecy Animation Fest

Animation still from The Bubby Bear Show featuring a yellow animated character.

The Bubby Bear Show, a short film by Bien Vongpatanasin ’23, Computer Animation, has been named an official selection for the prestigious 2024 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, June 9-15, in Annecy, France. Founded more than 60 years ago, the festival annually draws upwards of 3,000 submissions from more than 100 countries. Created during Vongpatanasin’s […]

The Ringling Cube gets a face lift

Workers install the new Ringling Cube design at Ringling College.

Ringling College of Art and Design’s ubiquitous cube sculpture that marks the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way and North Tamiami Trail was transformed this week. The student-led re-design combines works from a diverse group of students, who brought their expansive range of mediums, cultures, genders, and nationalities to the project—creating a monument […]

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 […]

Fine Arts alum and current Junior named finalists for NYAA AXA Art Prize

Close up detail of an oil painting of two abstracted people smoking in a garage.

Two Ringling College of Art and Design Fine Arts students were named finalists for the 2023 AXA Art Prize U.S., held by the New York Academy of Art. First awarded in 2017 and now considered one of the premier student art competitions in the country, the AXA Art Prize is open to paintings, drawings, and […]

President Thompson recognized in Florida Trend’s Florida 500

Headshot of Ringling College President Larry Thompson in a dark jacket and red tie, sitting and smiling with his legs casually crossed.

Ringling College of Art and Design’s President, Dr. Larry R. Thompson, has been named in Florida Trend’s Florida 500 for the third time during his tenure. Thompson was also recognized in 2018 and again in 2019. The Florida 500 edition recognizes Florida’s most exceptional and influential business leaders from across the state. Dr. Thompson is […]