Exhibition Calendar

RINGLING COLLEGE GALLERIES AND EXHIBITIONS

 

The Galleries program of Ringling College of Art and Design includes exhibitions and activities that celebrate the work and production of students, faculty and alumni.  Our six on-campus galleries also host one person, group and thematic exhibitions that include locally, nationally and internationally known individuals. You will always find an exciting new exhibition, artist talk, lecture, or event to attend. Whether you’re an aspiring artist or someone who is curious about new forms of creative expression, we welcome you to expand your perspective. Discover awe-inspiring work and thought-provoking insights from the art world.

Ringling College Galleries are free and open to the public. The Galleries on the campus of Ringling College of Art & Design provide a calendar of activities that supports the academic mission and curriculum of Ringling College.

For questions about an exhibition, gallery, or event contact us at: 941.359.7563 or galleries@ringling.edu

 

Ringling College Gallery Exhibitions are paid in part by:
Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues & WUSF 89.7FM  

 

                         

 

 

Department of Galleries and Exhibitions
941.359.7563 

galleries@ringling.edu 

 

Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery: Tuesday 10am-7pm, Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm

Willis Smith Gallery: Tuesday 10am-7pm, Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm

Patricia Thompson Gallery: Monday–Friday10am-4pm

Lois and David Stulberg Gallery: Tuesday 10am-7pm, Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm

Crossley Gallery: Tuesday- Saturday 10 - 4pm

William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Gallery:  Monday - Wednesday 10am-4pm, Thursday/Friday 10am-3pm, Saturday 10am-4pm


 

  
 

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

  

OCTAVIO PEREZ – ILLUSTRATIONS

May 18 - September 14, 2018      

PATRICIA THOMPSON GALLERY

Opening Reception: Friday, May 18, 2018, 4–6 pm

Summer Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 9–4

The insightful and absorbing illustrations of Octavio Perez will be the focus of this exhibition.  Perez has worked at Hallmark Cards and created concept design and execution of editorial illustrations and news graphics for the St. Petersburg Times. His numerous national clients include GEAR Inc., Cabela's, and Humanities Magazine. The Patricia Thompson Gallery is located inside the Keating Center building on the Ringling College campus.

Links:

VIDEO: Octavio Perez, Cute Rhino

BIO: Octavio Perez

PRESS: Painting it Forward by Phil Lederer SRQ Magazine, June 2018

 

 


 

 


 

  

 

TRUSTEE SCHOLARS (2017 - 2018)

June 8 - August 10, 2018                     

LOIS AND DAVID STULBERG GALLERY

Summer Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 11–3

The Ringling College of Art and Design Board of Trustees annually awards its highest honor —the Trustee Scholarship—to an extraordinary group of rising seniors in each major and on behalf of the Office of Student Life. This year’s exhibition at the Lois and David Stulberg Gallery features the video proposals submitted by the honorees from each department.

The Lois and David Stulberg Gallery is located in the new Basch Visual Arts Center on the Ringling College campus at 1188 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Way.

Image: Matthew Holler, 2017-18 Trustee Scholars

 

 


 

 

 

  

PETTICOAT PAINTERS

June 29 - August 2, 2018 

RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH AND WILLIS SMITH GALLERIES

Opening Reception: Friday, June 29, 2018, 4–6 pm 

Summer Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 11–3   

The Petticoat Painters is one of the oldest continuously exhibiting women's art groups in the U.S. This group was formed in 1953 to showcase the talents of female artists at a time when women had difficulty in finding venues to show their work.

Willis Smith and Basch Galleries are located on the ground floor of the Academic Center building on the Ringling College campus at 2363 Old Bradenton Rd.

Image: Meg Pierce, Lotus, 36”x36”, thread, pastel, graphite, acrylic on canvas

Links:

ARTICLES:

60 Years of Sisterhood, by Carrie Seidman, Herald Tribune

They Don't Wear Petticoats Anymore, by Roger Skidmore, Siesta Sand

This Sarasota Group Is One of the Oldest Women’s Arts Collectives in the U.S., by Audrey Warne, Sarasota Magazine

BIO:

Petticoat Painters

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS


 

 

  

2018 ANNUAL FACULTY EXHIBITION

August 31 – October 3, 2018

LOIS & DAVID STULBERG GALLERY in the Richard and Barbara Basch Visual Arts Center

Be inspired by the work of our talented Ringling College faculty in the exciting new Lois and David Stulberg Gallery in the Basch Visual Arts Center.

Image: Scott Gordley, Deepwater, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 in.

ENTRY FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS

 


 

  

 

2018 RINGLING COLLEGE STAFF AND SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES INSTRUCTORS EXHIBITION

August 31 – October 3, 2018

RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH AND WILLIS SMITH GALLERIES in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center

View exciting new work by Ringling College staff members and instructors from Ringling College School of Continuing Studies  and the Englewood Art Center.

image: Elena De La Ville, Strata 21, Encaustic on Board, 20" x 20"

ENTRY FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

 

 

  

SHERYL ORING 

October 12 -December 7, 2018 

LOIS AND DAVID STULBERG GALLERY in the Richard and Barbara Basch Visual Art Center

Sheryl Oring examines critical social issues through projects that incorporate old and new media to tell stories, examine public opinion and foster open exchange. Using tools typically employed by journalists (the camera, the typewriter, the pen, the interview and the archive) she builds on experience in her former profession to create installations, performances, artist books and internet-based works.  The exhibition will showcase a selection of her past projects. It will include a new book by Oring printed at the Ringling College Letterpress & Book Arts Center.  This exhibition is curated by Mark Ormond.

The artist will give a lecture and be in residence during a portion of the exhibition period.

A Book Fair will be held on December 1, 2018 and will include a book signing of her latest publication.

Available in the Special Collections of the RCAD library for viewing now are the following publications by Sheryl Oring:

Berlin Wall 1961-1989, 2015

Writing Home: Conversations with our Ancestors, 2005

Rush, Dear Mr. President, 2004

Links:

Sheryl Oring website

VIDEO: Sheryl Oring, Person of the Week

VIDEO: "I Wish To Say"

 

 


 

 

  

 
NOELLE McCLEAF – RECENT PHOTOGRAPHS

October 13 - December 14, 2018

RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH GALLERY in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center

Photographer Noelle McCleaf explores themes of memory, relationship, and identity in the southern landscape. This exhibition will survey work from various series including: Convergence (2006-2008), A Bee in Her Bonnet (2010-2014), Totems (2013-2016), and Evie Lou and Laura Jane (2012-2016.) The prints are made from color film scans in dimensions of 32 x 40 or 24 x 24 inches. This exhibition is curated by Mark Ormond.

Links:

Noelle McCleaf website

Bio

 

 


 

 

 

  

 MICROPLASTICS

November 13 - December 14, 2018

WILLIS SMITH GALLERY in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center

Modern society is immersed in plastic. From our household appliances to handheld gadgets. From our clothes to our food to our beds, lined with synthetic fiber, to our work tables laminated in plastic tops, it is all around us. Microplastics are small pieces of plastic 5mm or less, either manufactured that size or degraded from larger objects. Ingested by fish and other marine life, they infiltrate our tap water systems, and absorb chemicals in the water that surrounds them. 

The MICROPLASTICS exhibition will serve as a bridge between objective research on Microplastics and the subjective response to it, awakening a sense of social responsibility and ecological awareness in the viewer. Multiple viewpoints will be presented and gallery visitors will be encouraged to share their thoughts through surveys before and after the exhibition.

More About the Exhibition:

Mark Ormond, Curator will be working with Tess Lockey a Junior Illustration major who was born in Hong Kong and raised in the Philippines and has lived near the sea all her life. She first learned about Microplastics in the fall of 2017, when her instructor Anamari Boyes invited Dr. Abbey Tyrna, Water Resources Agent of UF/ IFAS Sarasota Extension, to speak in her Ecology of Water class. The exhibition will promote awareness of the issue by representing diverse voices (through written/verbal statements, info-videos/infographics created by students, and physical samples of microplastics) and the artistic community (through created works of paintings, sculpture, stickers, posters.) Statements will be collected from Dr. Tyrna and Ms. Boyes. Artwork will be created by Ringling College students, with some works selected from final projects created for the Ecology of Water class. A visual survey at the entrance and exit of the exhibition will engage the audience and measure their awareness of Microplastics issues.

Links:

Links to articles regarding Microplastics

Overview and Call to Artists Microplastics Exhbition

 


 

 

 

  

DECIMO ANNIVERSARO DEL VETRO: A DECADE OF GLASS from the Richard and Barbara Basch Collection

January 8 - March 30, 2019

RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH GALLERY in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center

A DECADE OF GLASS will feature extraordinary examples of previously exhibited work from the Basch Collection as well as new acquisitions and a few surprises. For the past ten years, Ringling CollegeCurator Mark Ormond has worked with Dr. and Mrs. Basch to organize a variety of exhibitions focusing on subject matter, country of origin, technique, or the work of renowned glass masters. The Basch Collection of nearly 300 items includes work by iconic masters of the medium including: Martin Blank, Lucio Bubacco, Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Laura Donofer, Richard Jolley, Jon Kuhn, William Morris, Charles Minor, Stephen Rolfe Powell, Seth Randal, Richard Royal, Ginny Ruffner, Davide Salvadore, Livio Seguso, Pino Signoretto, Lino Tagliapietra, Claudio Tiozzo, Luciano Vistosi, Leah Wingfield and Toots Zynsky.

 

 


 

 

 

  

 
FILM-BASED FICTION AND FASHION

January 15 - March 23, 2019 

LOIS AND DAVID STULBERG GALLERY in the Richard and Barbara Basch Visual Art Center

A Look at Current Trends in Photography and Video

This exhibition about the state of contemporary “fashion” imagery will examine the work of a variety of visual artists such as: Bon Duke, Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader, Sloan Laurits, Annie Powers, Hao Zeng and Mert and Marcus who have emerged on the leading edge of experimentation in the film based business of promoting fashion and celebrity. Their film-based work reflects our current obsession with recognizable individuals from the diverse worlds of art and culture. Materials in the exhibition will include film and video as well as still images. A February panel discussion with several artists discussing their work and current “trends” and issues in “fashioning fiction” is planned. 

 


 

 

 

 

  

ANNUAL BEST OF RINGLING JURIED EXHIBITIONS

April 6 - 20, 2019

ALL CAMPUS GALLERIES

At the opening receptions on the evening of April 5, 2019, the public will be able to witness the creativity and spirit of the artists of tomorrow. The Best of Ringling juried exhibitions draw people from all over the world  to discover new talent and take the pulse of innovation in Fine Art, Photography, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Advertising Design, Creative Writing, Motion Design, Film, Illustration, Computer Animation, Game Art, Virtual Reality, and the Business of Art & Design. Over a dozen jurors well-known in their respective fields participate in the vetting, selection and awards process. Each juror provides their criteria for selection and comments about the winners. The latest hardware and software applications are used to convey and promote the artists' ideas and present them to visitors. More than a thousand students participate in this annual competition and the winners are considered the best of the best.

 

 


 

 

 

 

  

SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITIONS

May 6 - 9, 2019 

ALL CAMPUS GALLERIES

The annual Senior Thesis exhibitions at the Ringling College of Art and Design give viewers the opportunity to experience new and innovative approaches to art created by each graduating class. Artists working in thirteen disciplines showcase their talents in exhibitions, screenings and presentations in the areas of Fine Art, Photography, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Advertising Design, Motion Design, Film, Visual Studies, Illustration, Computer Animation, and Game Art and the Business of Art & Design. Visitors flock to the campus each year to view stunning final projects created by Ringling College students embarking on careers in the arts.

 

 


 

  

 

FLORIDA SUNCOAST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

May 18 - June 21, 2018

RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH AND WILLIS SMITH GALLERIES

Opening Reception: Friday, May 18, 2018, 4-6pm 

Summer Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 11–3

As one of our annual community art exhibitions, Willis Smith and Richard and Barbara Basch Galleries will feature work by members of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society.

The Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society (FSWS) was formed in 1983 with 17 charter members and 24 associate members. Today, FSWS has more than 250 members, many of whom have achieved Signature or Master status as well as statewide and national status. The FSWS Board strives to serve all members who live on the Gulf Coast of Florida by rotating the locations of its exhibitions and holding workshops in a variety of venues.

Willis Smith and Basch Galleries are located on the ground floor of the Academic Center building on the Ringling College campus at 2363 Old Bradenton Rd.

LINKS:

Juror Bio

FSWS Information

 

 

 

  

2018 SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITIONS                     

ALL ON-CAMPUS GALLERIES 

Ringling College seniors are pleased to present their final projects in the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions. Some events are one night only events and some are on-going exhibitions that will take place in the Ringling College Campus Galleries. Please see below for the full schedule of exhibitions, event dates, and locations.

One night only events:

  • Game Art Event, Friday, April 27, 6-9pm, Alfred R. Goldstein Library Room 113
  • Photo & Imaging Reception, Friday, April 27, 5-8pm, Bayou Studio 1, Judy Hughes Studio in the Bayou Studio Complex
  • Computer Animation Screening, Saturday, April 28, 7pm, Riverview High School  
  • Motion Design Event, Tuesday, May 1, 5-8pm, Alfred R. Goldstein Library
  • Film Screenings, Monday, April 30,  7-9pm, Morganroth Auditorium, in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center

Campus Galleries Exhibitions:

April 30-May 2, 10-4pm
May 3, 10-2pm

Opening Receptions for Campus Galleries:  Tuesday, May 1, 5-8pm

We invite you to join us for opening receptions with live music and refreshments on Tuesday, May 1st, 5-8pm in all on-campus galleries. Free and open to the public.

  • Business of Art & Design, Graphic Design & Advertising Design, Richard & Barbara Basch Gallery in the Larry R. Academic Center 
  • Fine Arts, Crossley Gallery
  • Photography & Imaging, Bayou Studio 1, Judy Hughes Studio in the Bayou Studio Complex
  • Interior Design, Patricia Thompson Gallery in the Keating Center 
  • Visual Studies, 3rd Floor Basch Visual Arts Center
  • Illustration, (3 locations) Willis Smith Gallery, Selby Foundation Gallery, Lois and David Stulberg Gallery   

Links:

Map and Locations

Art Review: Students flaunt talents in 'Best of Ringling' exhibit by Marty Fugate


 

  

2018 ANNUAL BEST OF RINGLING JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION

April 7 - 21, 2018

ALL CAMPUS GALLERIES

Gallery Receptions: Friday, April 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The annual Best of Ringling juried exhibitions showcase the top art and design projects created by Ringling College students in every major. Opening Friday, April 6 with an evening awards ceremony followed by multiple gallery receptions, Best of Ringling serves as a campus-wide immersion into the year’s outstanding work selected by a jury of visiting artists and faculty members. 

The exhibitions are free and open to the public, allowing members of the community to view a diverse range of work created by students in all departments.

 

Links:

MAP and LOCATIONS

JUROR INFORMATION

 

 

  

VESSEL MANUALS: New work by Hayley Denham, Danny Jeffers, Jordan Daher

March 26 -  March 30, 2018

CROSSLEY GALLERY

Closing Reception: Friday, March 30, 6-8pm

Ringling College of Art & Design and the Fine Arts Department are proud to present Vessel Manuals, a senior thesis exhibition featuring artworks from Danny Jeffers, Hayley Denham and Jordan Daher. 

On a scale shifting between macro and micro, these three artists approach the many facets of the human condition: Jeffers, through his abstraction of everyday observations and politics, Denham, through her more or less evolved versions of humanity and Daher, through her alternative methods of working which remind us of our mark on the environment. 

Vessel Manuals will be exhibited at the Crossley Gallery from March 26th to the 30th. 

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 12–3pm

Links:

Ringling Fine Arts studnent show senior thesis exhibits in Crossley Gallery, by Elizabeth Djinis

VIDEO: SNN Art Gallery Guide, by Nancy O'Neil

 

 

 
 
 

 

  

SELECTIONS FROM THE RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH COLLECTION

FEATURING THE WORK OF PETER BREMERS

January 9 – March 24, 2018

RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH GALLERY   

This year’s exhibition from the collection of Richard and Barbara Basch features visually stunning creations by over two dozen masters of glass art including Peter Bremers, Václav Cigler, Irene Frolic, Richard Royal, Seth Randal, Sally Rogers and Leah Wingfield. Representing numerous examples, styles and methods of glass casting and etching, the exhibition provides visitors of all ages with an enlightening and inspiring experience. A series of artist talks and demonstrations will take place on the Ringling College campus. Barbara Basch will offer docent tours of the exhibition on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday–Saturday 10–4, closed Sunday and Monday 

The Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center at 2363 Old Bradenton Rd. on the Ringling College campus.

 

EVENTS:

Every Wednesday, January 10 through March 21 at 10:30am in the Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery- Barbara Basch conducts tours of the Glass: Cold, Cut and Cast exhibition.

Image: Irene Frolic, The Tempest, 2013, Cast glass, 17" x 12" x 6"

Links:

INFO: Glass Weekend Information

VIDEO: Mrs. Richard Basch introduces the GLASS Exhibition

Glass Checklist

REVIEW: The Mercurial Medium of Glass Art Shines Across Our Region by Marthy Fugate

BIO: Peter Bremers

 

Sponsors:

    

 
 
 

  

 

AS MANY HOURS AS IT TAKES- 10 YEARS OF IMPRACTICAL LABOR

January 12– March 24, 2018

LOIS AND DAVID STULBERG GALLERY  

About the Exhibition

This exhibition celebrates the ten-year anniversary of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA), a socially engaged art project founded in 2008 to investigate labor, time, and what we value. Currently taking form as a Union and Research Institute, the project creates opportunities for ILSSA members to nurture alternative, authentic value systems for their labor and their time. The exhibition will feature a selection of publications and ephemera from the first ten years of the project, as well as the interactive creation of a collaborative, community-based publication, produced on-site and facilitated by ILSSA co-founder Emily Larned, who will be in-residence in the gallery for the first two weeks.

EVENTS: 

Wednesday, January 10, 11:30am, Lois and David Stulberg Gallery- Emily Larned will discuss the process of installing the exhibition, As Many Hours As It Takes.
 
Thursday, January 11, 11:30am, Larry R. Thompson Academic Center Auditorium-Music for Media:  Analysis of a scene with composer Christopher Ruggiero.

Friday, January 12, 5-7pm, Lois and David Stulberg Gallery- Opening Reception

Wednesday, January 17, 11:30am in the Lois and David Stulberg Gallery-Emily Larned will speak about the exhibition As Many Hours As It Takes.

All events are free and open to the public

About ILSSA

Press:

Ringling Features Impractical Labor, Sarasota Herald Tribune

Crowded Campus, SRQ Magazine

Media sponsor:

 

 


 

 


 

  

 

January 19– March 23, 2018

PATRICIA THOMPSON GALLERY

   

Vibrant landscapes in oil and gouache by Ringling alumna Katie Cundiff, an internationally known wildlife illustrator and painter. A multi-talented artist with an acute eye for texture and light, Cundiff has won top prizes in the American Impressionist National exhibitions, Oil Painters of America, and the Forgotten Coast. She is a signature member of Plein Air Painters of the South East and recently studied at the Flemish Classical Atelier in Bruges, Belgium. Her work has been featured in Plein Air Magazine, American Art Collector and Artist’s Magazine.

EVENTS:

Friday, January 19, 4:30-7pm, Patricia Thompson Gallery in the Keating Center- Opening Reception

Monday, February 5, 11:30am-12:15pm- Katie Cundiff talks about her artwork in the Patricia Thompson Gallery located in the Keating Center.

image: Manatee Springs, 30" 40", oil on canvas

Additional Information:

Katie Cundiff Bio

Checklist

Press:

Katie Cundiff's Work at Ringling College, Sarasota Herald Tribune

 
 
 
 

 


  

 

January 12– March 17, 2018

WILLIS SMITH GALLERY   

Compelling artwork and ephemera from the living archive of the Peace Paper Project, located at the Robert B. Haas Family Library at Yale University. The Peace Paper Project is an international community-arts initiative that utilizes traditional paper making as a form of trauma therapy, social engagement, and community activism. Since 2011, the group has conducted over two hundred workshops worldwide in conjunction with community leaders, mental health professionals, and art therapists, and helped launch thirty-five papermaking programs that use paper making as a form of healing and community engagement. Because of the project's innovations in portability and interest in resolving current social issues, paper is no longer just a chapter in a history textbook, but a beacon for socially engaged art. Co-founders Drew Matott and Margaret Mahan will present talks and workshops in conjunction with the exhibition.  

EVENTS: 

Friday, January 12, 5-7pm, Willis Smith Gallery-Opening Reception

Tuesday, February 13, 11:30am-12:15pm, Larry R. Thompson Academic Center Auditorium - Drew Matott, co-founder of the Peace Paper Project will participate in a Skype conversation from Thailand about the organization's history, mission and ongoing projects. 
 
Monday, February 19, 11:30am-12:15pm, Larry R. Thompson Academic Center Auditorium- Jae Jennifer Rossman, Associate Director for Special Collections & Public Programs, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University, will discuss the Archive at Yale and the Peace Paper Project.

Wednesday, March 14, 11:30–12:15, Academic Center Auditorium in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center Artist Talk, Margaret Sheppard, Co-founder of Peace Paper Project

Wednesday, March 14,4:00–7:00, Papermaking Workshop, Outside Willis Smith Gallery, Larry R. Thompson Academic Center 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Drew Matott story of the Peace Paper Project

Jae Jennifer Rossman Presentation Information and Bio

Artist Talk and Papermaking Workshop

Margaret E M Sheppard Bio

Margaret E M Sheppard CV

 

Media sponsor:

 

 

 

  

SKETCHBOOK SHOW

March 16 -  March 24, 2018

SELBY FOUNDATION GALLERY

Opening Reception: Friday, March 16, 6-8pm

Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10–4

In this annual exhibition organized by the Illustration Department, gallery visitors will get an inside look into a variety of explorative approaches taken in visual journals created by Ringling College students. 

The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Gallery is located in the Christ-Janer building on the Ringling College Campus. 


  

JOSHO: Drawin's by Joe Thiel

February 16 - March 3, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, February 16, 6–8pm

WILLIAM G. AND MARIE SELBY FOUNDATION GALLERY

The Selby Foundation Gallery's latest exhibition features the work of Illustration faculty member Joe Thiel and showcases his figurative illustrations created in a weekly faculty figure drawing session.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

BIO

The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Gallery is located in the Arland Christ-Janer Building on the Ringling College Campus

 

 

  

KNIFE FIGHT: New Work by Jordan Holm, Rowan Johnson, and Emily Rives

February 19-23, 2018  

CROSSLEY GALLERY

Artist Statements and Checklist

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

WILL COTTON: PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

January 30 – February 14, 2018  

CROSSLEY GALLERY

The Ringling College’s Fine Art and Illustration departments are pleased to present Will Cotton: Paintings, Prints and Drawing in the College’s Crossley Gallery.

Will Cotton is a painter’s painter. Working primarily with only five colors he creates lush paintings full of vibrancy and life. Originally inspired by the board game Candyland, Will paints utopian landscapes and portraits, composed of sugary desserts and candies, often inhabited by female figures. His work explores our relationship with gluttony, beauty, desire and indulgence. Widely recognized work of his includes the 2010 Katy Perry music video for “California Gurls,” for which he served as the artistic director.

The exhibition will include more than a dozen works ranging from oil paintings on linen and paper as well as sketches and prints. Along with finished works, the exhibition will emphasize his process and show how he goes about creating his work. Additionally, his monograph book Will Cotton: Paintings and Works on Paper will be available for signing and purchase.

Events:

  • February 7th, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Lecture, Panel Discussion/Q&A with book signing in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center Auditorium . Free and open to the public
  • Feb. 8th, 6 - 8pm, Gallery Reception, Crossley Gallery, cash bar and refreshments.  Free and open to the public.  

For more information on receptions, talks and events, please call or email Joe Fig

941.309.4009

jfig@c.ringling.edu

www.ringling.edu/galleries

Crossley Gallery is located at 2400 Old Bradenton Road on the Ringling College campus in Sarasota, Florida. Vallet parking will be available for all events.

This exhibition is sponsored by Ringling College Advancement, Fine Arts and Illustration Departments of Ringling College of Art and Design.  

Image: Will Cotton Katy Cupcake Dress, 2010 oil on paper 55 x 48 inches Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery

 

 


 

 

 

MONDO COMBO featuring Joe Fig and Scott Gordley

January 30 – February 10, 2018  

SELBY FOUNDATIONS  GALLERY

Mondo Combo features the artworks of Joe Fig, Head Fine Art Department, and Head Illustration Department, Scott Gordley. Both internationally known artists, this exhibition demonstrates process, practice, and themes.
This exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery Hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Selby Foundations Gallery is #18 on the Ringling College Campus Map
 
ABOUT:
Joe Fig’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with over thirty solo and fifty group exhibitions. He is the author of Inside the Painter's Studio and Inside the Artist’s Studio (Princeton Architectural Press). His work can be found in numerous museums and private collections including the Parrish, Norton and The New Museum. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Artforum, Art in America, ArtNews and Modern Painters as well as several international magazines. Joe earned his BFA and MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is represented by Cristin Tierney Gallery in New York. www.joefig.com.
 
Scott Gordley graduated from Ringling College and received his MFA from Tufts University. Before arriving to Ringling, he was department chair and director of the Animation/Illustration BFA program at Montclair State University in New Jersey. He began his career in New York illustrating for clients including Time, Esquire, Reader’s Digest, Newsday, Playboy, the London Times, Viking Penguin, and Hearst Publishing. His work appears in many public and private collections and has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the United States and Europe. In 1999 he was honored with a 20-year retrospective in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Gordley has been recognized for his work by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Print Magazine, Communication Arts and curator Peter Schjeldahl, chief art critic for the New Yorker magazine.
 
 
 
 

 


 

 

 

JEFFERY A. CORNWELL- PAINTINGS

June 12 – December 8, 2017
 
Opening reception: Friday, June 9 from 5 to 7pm

PATRICIA THOMPSON GALLERY

Fine Arts alumnus Jeffery Cornwell draws inspiration from the natural environment and the relationship of sky to land.

Image credit, Jeffery Cornwell, Cows 1, 2, 3, 4, acrylic on museum board, 2015, 8 x 10 inches  

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Hours

Monday through Friday

9am to 4pm

Interview with Marty Fugate, Sarasota Herald Trubune

Artist Website

Exhibition Checklist

Jeffery Cornwell Essay and Bio

 

Jeffery Cornwell studied at Ringling College of Art. He then apprenticed with Toro Yamamoto and honed his skills as a freelance painter.

His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries and alternative spaces. His work has been represented by galleries in Florida, Georgia, Texas, and on the west coast of the United States. His work is in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. He is an active member of the SARTQ artists collective.

Cornwell is an Adjunct Art Instructor VPA program at Booker High School in Sarasota, Florida.  As an educator, he teaches in the Teen Studios at Ringling College and is the coordinator of the College’s Summer Teen Studio program.

 

 

GALLERIES AT RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN

CONTEMPORARY ART: CREATIVITY, COMMUNICATION & ENGAGEMENT

Beginning in October 2017 and running through May 2018, the Ringling College Galleries will offer a diverse array of exhibitions and related programs.  The focus of these exhibitions will be to provide the visitors with numerous opportunities to engage with artists’ creativity. 

 

 

 

October 17 – December 8, 2017*

LOIS & DAVID STULBERG GALLERY

This exhibition curated by the General Motors Design Archive & Special Collections features a firsthand look at the evolutionary creative
process of automotive design.

*Gallery closed for special events December 8-9

Images: General Motors Design Archive & Special Collections, and Karen Arango

Bio of Warren Reinecker

Under the Hood by Phil Lederer, SRQ Magazine

Design in Mothion by Niki Kottmann, Observer Group

Visionary Art Exhibits Mark the Close of 2017 by Marty Fugate, Sarasota Herald Tribune

Ringling College Opens 3 Exhibits by Jimmy Geurts

 

 

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Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center

October 20- December 2, 2017

Freedom of the Presses is a collaborative exhibition co-curated by Marshall Weber of Booklyn, Inc. and members of the Ringling College of Art and Design community. The project focuses on the creative and democratic processes of 21st Century independent artist's publishing and offers models of empowering and educational art publishing practices. The exhibition will include a selection of artists' publications from Booklyn, Inc. and the Brizdle Schoenberg Special Collections Center at Ringling College of Art and Design. Highlights include the Streetopia artist’s book, alternative art fair, and text book project; performances and publications by Sheryl Oring; and community publishing projects from the multi-generational collective, Mobile Print Power. Artists’ books, zines, prints, and items of ephemera will be exhibited, along with a curators panel, book fair, and other events.  

Calendar of Programs and Events related to the exhibition

Suncoast FYI with Nancy O'Neil

 

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Changing Art and Design Education through Collaboration

October 20– Dec 2, 2017

Everything we do at Ringling College of Art and Design is for our students.  So that they may be successful in their creative careers, we must prepare them in every way possible.  One of the many innovative approaches setting us apart from our peer institutions is The Collaboratory Commitment.   Inspired by President Larry R. Thompson’s visionary promise that each and every student has the opportunity to work with a real-world client on a real-world project by the time they graduate, various departments come together to provide formative and inspiring experiences for our students throughout their academic journey.

*The Collaboratory is a partnership between Ringling College of Art and Design and The Patterson Foundation.

WILLIS SMITH GALLERY, in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center

2363 Old Bradenton Road

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COLLABORATORY

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June 30 – October 6, 2017

RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH GALLERY

Drawn from a course in the Photography and Imaging major, this exhibition features fashion work by Ringling College’s emerging photographers.

Art and fashion-lovers join forces at Ringling College reception by Niki Kottman

Image credit: Frances Bukovsky, model Whitney Howell

Interview on ABC's Suncoast View with PH_ashion 121 organizer, Tom Winchester. Watch HERE.  

 

 

 

Image: Nathan Skiles, Interlude

 

 

 

Aug 25 – Oct 4, 2017

LOIS & DAVID STULBERG GALLERY

Be inspired by the work of our talented Ringling College faculty in the exciting new Lois and David Stulberg Gallery in the Basch Visual Arts Center.

ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS/FORM

 

 

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Image: Michael White, 32x40 pastel of Machiasport Maine

 

August 14 – October 4, 2017

WILLIS SMITH GALLERY

View exciting new work by Ringling College staff members and instructors from Ringling College School of Continuing Studies  and the Englewood Art Center.

Ringling College Staff Exhibition by Jay Handleman 

 

 

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CLAUDIA RYAN – DRAWINGS

June 12 – Aug 11, 2017       

Opening reception: Friday, June 9 from 5 to 7pm

LOIS & DAVID STULBERG GALLERY

Abstract drawings and prints by Claudia Ryan will be featured in the college’s new gallery at the Basch Visual Arts Center.  Ryan’s works on paper are densely layered and threaded with color, creating a map for a journey that becomes the viewer's own.

Image credit: Claudia Ryan, Untitled on paper

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Summer Gallery Hours

Through August 11, 2017

Monday through Friday

10am to 1pm and 1:30 to 4pm

Claudia Ryan Website

Claudia Ryan Exhibition Checklist

Claudia Ryan Resume

Some thoughts about the work of Claudia Ryan by Mark Ormond

 

 

  

EGYPT – THE ETERNAL SPIRIT OF ITS PEOPLE BY JACK JONATHAN 

June 30 – Aug 4, 2017

WILLIS SMITH GALLERY

This exhibition of sixty photographs documents Egypt in the 1950’s as seen by Jack Jonathan.

Exhibition  generously sponsored by Flora Major and The Family of Carlo A. Marchetti

 

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Summer Gallery Hours

Through August 11, 2017

Monday through Friday

10am to 1pm and 1:30 to 4pm

Images left to right, top to bottom: An Eternal presence, Sheikh's daughter, Sheikh  Muhammad, For a long life

Exhibition Slideshow 

Gallery Checklist

Exhibition Catalog 

Review by Elisabet Kirsch Jack's Journey

Egypt, The Eternal Spirit of Its People exhibition description

Review by Will Masters

Review by  Bruce Bradley

A tribute by Sheelagh Hope, Jack of all Trades

Stories of an Exhibition- Video: Interview with Jack Jonathan 17m 21sec

The Egypt That Time Forgot

 

 

  

NATIONAL LEAGUE OF AMERICAN PEN WOMEN

May 30 – June 22, 2017

Opening reception:  Friday, May 26 from 5 to 7pm        

RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH and WILLIS SMITH GALLERY

Located on the ground floor of the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center

For our annual community exhibition, Willis Smith Gallery will feature work by the Sarasota chapter of the National League of American PEN Women, the oldest multi-discipline arts organization for women in United States.

Image credit: Jana Millstone,  Everything happens for a reason

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Summer Gallery Hours

May 30 through August 11, 2017

Monday through Friday

10am to 1pm and 1:30 to 4pm

 

NLAPW details and Artist Biographies

SRQ MAGAZINE feature by Phil Lederer

Putting Pen to Paper: The Sarasota Pen Womne Celebrate 60th Anniversay by Niki Kottmann

Pen Women exhibit offers 23 flavors of art at Ringling College by Marty Fugate

May 1 – 11, 2017

 

ALL CAMPUS GALLERIES

Reception: Tuesday, May 9, 5–8 pm

Ringling College seniors are pleased to present their final projects in the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions. View work in all media by graduating artists and designers in the campus galleries from Monday, May 1 through Thursday, May 11.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Catered receptions with live Reggae music will take place in the campus galleries on Tuesday, May 9 from 5–8 pm.

EXHIBITION LOCATIONS BY DEPARTMENT:

Advertising and Graphic Design
Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center

Business of Art and Design
Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center

Illustration
Lois and David Stulberg Gallery in the Basch Visual Art Center
Willis Smith Gallery in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center
William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Gallery in the Arland and Sally Christ-Janer Center

 

 

Interior Design
Patricia Thompson Gallery in the Keating Center

Fine Arts 
Crossley Gallery

Photography and Imaging
Judy Hughes Studio next to Crossley Gallery

Motion Design Screening
Goldstein Library, First Floor Tuesday, May 9, 5-8pm

ONE NIGHT SCREENINGS:

Game Art
Larry R. Thompson Auditorium and Lobby. Friday, April 28, Time to be announced

Computer Animation: Saturday, April 29 off campus. **Tickets by Invitation Only​​

Business of Art and Design: Goldstein Library, 2nd Floor Terrace, May 5, 5-7pm

Motion Design Screening: Goldstein Library, Third Floor Terrace, Friday, May 5

Film Screenings
Larry R. Thompson Academic Center Auditorium, Tuesday, May 9, 5–7 pm

Gallery Hours:

Smith, Basch, and Stulberg Galleries: Monday­–Saturday 10-4, Tuesdays 10-7pm
Thompson Gallery: Monday-Friday 10-4pm
Crossley Gallery: Monday-Friday 12-3pm
Judy Hughes Studio: Monday-Friday 12-3pm
Selby Gallery: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat. 10-4pm, Tues. 10-1pm
Closed Sundays

CLICK HERE FOR MAP

 

 

April 7–22, 2017

ALL CAMPUS GALLERIES

Award Ceremony: Friday, April 7, 5:00 pm in the Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall

Gallery Openings: Friday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm 

The annual Best of Ringling juried exhibitions showcase the top art and design projects created by Ringling College students in every major.  Opening Friday, April 7 with an evening awards ceremony followed by multiple gallery receptions,Best of Ringling serves as a campus-wide immersion into the year’s outstanding work selected by a jury of visiting artists and faculty members. 

The exhibitions are free and open to the public, allowing members of the community to view a diverse range of work created by students in the following departments:

  • Advertising Design, Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery

  • Business of Art and Design, Willis Smith Gallery

  • Computer Animation, Lois and David Stulberg Gallery

  • Film, Larry R. Thompson Academic Center Auditorium

  • Fine Arts, Crossley Gallery

  • Game Art, Lois and David Stulberg Gallery

  • Graphic Design, Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery

  • Illustration, Willis Smith Gallery & William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Gallery

  • Interior Design, Willis Smith Gallery

  • Motion Design, Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery

  • Photography & Imaging, Patricia Thompson Gallery

Location:

Ringling College of Art and Design

2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234

For more Information:

941.359.7563

Campus Galleries Map (pdf)

Juror Bios (pdf)


 

 

GLASS MASTERS OF VENICE

Featuring LA FAMIGLIA SALVADORE

January 9 – March 25, 2017

RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH GALLERY

Since 2010, Ringling College Curator Mark Ormond has worked with Sarasota arts patrons Richard and Barbara Basch to organize exhibitions from their extensive collection of glass art. Dr. and Mrs. Basch began collecting in 1993 by purchasing work from American artists. They soon expanded the scope of their collection to include artists from around the world. This year’s exhibition at Basch Gallery will feature work by Davide Salvadore, a master glass artist from Murano, Italy, and his sons Marco and Mattia. Selected works by Lino Tagliapietra will be included in the exhibition.

A series of artist talks and demonstrations will take place on the Ringling College campus throughout the exhibition.

Barbara Basch will offer docent tours of the exhibition on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM.

Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday 10–4, Tuesdays 10–7

(Closed Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Image: Davide Salvadore, Tiraboson, Amber murine, blown glass, 59.5 x 15.75 x 19.754 inches, courtesy of the Basch Collection

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues; Sponsored in part by WSMR 89.1.

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Image: Portrait in Studio, Davide Slavadore

DOCENT TOUR AND ARTIST TALK SCHEDULE

SRQ DAILY FEATURE

CHECKLIST OF ARTWORKS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

INVERVIEW WITH BARBARA BASCH

ARTIST TALK BY GLASS ARTIST RICHARD ROYAL

 

 


 

 

February 3 – March 27, 2017

Opening Reception, Tuesday, February 7, 4:30 - 6:30pm

PATRICIA THOMPSON GALLERY

Hours: Monday–Friday 9-4

Matthew Holler’s fascination with photography and the fashion industry led him to earn his BFA from the Ringling College Department of Photography & Imaging and pursue a career as a fashion and portrait photographer in Sarasota and New York after graduation. Heavily influenced by early to mid-twentieth century photography, Holler draws inspiration from Richard Avedon, Robert Mapplethorpe and Helmut Newton. The selection of works in the exhibition by this dynamic fashion and portrait photographer represents a wide range of his photographic approaches from 2011-2016.

Image: Matthew Holler: Untitled (Dancer), 2016

INTERVIEW WITH CURATOR, MARK ORMOND

FEATURE IN LONGBOAT OBSERVER

MATTHEW HOLLER TELLS STORIES IN PHOTOS by Jay Handleman FEATURE IN SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE


Portrait of Matthew Holler provided by the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

February 20 – March 18, 2017

WILLIS SMITH GALLERY

Hours: Monday–Saturday 10-4, Tuesday 10-7

 

Programming:

Feb. 21: Opening Reception, 4:30–7:00 pm

Feb. 21: Andy Warhol Documentary Film, 7:00 pm, Larry R. Thompson Academic Center Auditorium

Feb. 23: Warhol Film Talk: The Films of Andy Warhol: "I Like Boring Things" presented by Ringling College Film faculty member Dr. Susan Doll, 6:30pm, Alfred R. Goldstein Library Auditorium

 

This thought-provoking traveling exhibition features silkscreen prints and original recordings, ranging from spoken word to music and sound, created by artists, writers and performers who were associated with or inspired by Andy Warhol. Included are Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Ivan Karp, Billy Name, Ultra Violet, Lawrence Weiner, Carter Ratcliff, John Giorno, Vincent Freemont, Alexander Heinrici, Brigid Berlin, Christopher Makos, Yura Adams, Nat Finkelstein, Connie Beckley, Susan Breen, Path Soong, and Jeff Gordon.

The exhibition was organized and curated by Jeff Gordon and Path Soong.

Exhibition Tour Management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions. Los Angeles, CA.

For more information on receptions, talks and events:

941.359.7563 galleries@ringling.edu

Image: Christopher Makos, Andy and John, Photograph of Warhol kissing John Lennon, 1978

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Tax Revenues 

Sponsored in part by Sarasota Herald Tribune Media Group and WUSF 89.7

 

FEATURE by SARASOTA HEARLD TRIBUNE

FEATURE by SRQ Magazine

LIBRARY RESOURCE INFORMATION

OPENING RECEPTION VIDEO

WARHOL EXHIBITION-CONTEXTUAL RESOURCES

 

 


 

 

 

  

2016-17 TRUSTEE SCHOLARS EXHIBITION

January 4 – February 11, 2017

WILLIS SMITH GALLERY

Hours: Monday–Saturday 10-4, Tuesday 10-7

The Ringling College of Art and Design Board of Trustees annually awards its highest honor —the Trustee Scholarship—to an extraordinary group of rising seniors in each major and on behalf of the Office of Student Life. This year’s exhibition at Willis Smith Gallery features the video proposals submitted by the honorees from each department.

Image: Matthew Holler, 2016-2017 Trustee Scholars, 2016

 


 

 

JENNY MEDVED - INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

October 28, 2016 – January 27, 2017
Opening Reception October 28, 5–7 pm
PATRICIA THOMPSON GALLERY

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9am - 4pm

Ringling Illustration alumna Jenny Medved studied traditional portraiture in Italy before earning her MFA in Figurative Painting. In 2015, she was featured as one of ten artists to watch by Watercolor Artist Magazine.

Image: Jenny Medved, Kahalepouli Kawaimapuna, 2016, Watercolor on paper, 30” x 20” Courtesy of the Artist

INTERVIEW WITH CURATOR, MARK ORMOND

SRQ MAGAZINE

UNRAVEL

SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE

 

Portrait of Jenny Medved provided by the artist. 


 

BUSINESS OF ART AND DESIGN CLASS PROJECT-REFLEKTOR

November 30 - December 2

RICHARD & BARBARA BASCH GALLERY

Work created by Ringling College's very own Peter Herbert Barnaba encourages a responsive gallery in which viewers become the artists. The student organized exhibition explores millennials and their reflections of contemporary art. Viewer generated work will be archived in the constantly expanding exhibition by showcasing visceral creative reactions to color, shape and text. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE REFLEKTOR TUMBLR PAGE
 


 

OBSERVATION/REFERENCE/GESTURE CONTEMPORARY PAINTING

October 14 – December 2, 2016
Opening Reception October 28, 5–7 pm
Willis Smith Gallery
Hours: Monday–Saturday 10-4, Tuesday 10-7

This exhibition organized by Mark Ormond features 15 large and small-scale works by an international roster of artists that includes Lucy Barber, Zhong Biao, Ester Curini, Lynn Davison, Michelle Doll, Kenny Harris, Mary Henderson, Ling Jian, Dustin Juengel, Bruce Marsh, Michael McNamara, John Moore, Hideo Ohya, Grace Graupe-Pillard and Jeffrey Ripple.

Focusing on the role of observation, reference, gesture and mark-making in contemporary painting, the exhibition presents a selection of figurative portraits, landscapes, interiors, wildlife and urban views that transcend realism to explore the intricate relationship between artist and subject.   

Image: Ling Jian, The Sun, 2015 Oil on canvas, 78 3/4” x 70 7/8” Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery, NYC
 

VIEW SLIDESHOW

IMAGE CATALOG

ARTIST AND CURATOR TALKS

DUSTIN JUENGEL ARTIST TALK

PRESS:  HERALD TRIBUNE  LONGBOAT OBSERVER

LIBRARY RESOURCES

BRUCE MARSH ARTIST TALK

 

 

 

 

KATHRYN HUNTER

November 3–19, 2016
RICHARD & BARBARA BASCH GALLERY
Opening Reception, Thursday, November 3, 5:00 pm
Artist Talk: November 3. 6:00 pm. Academic Center Auditorium

In collaboration with Ringling’s Letterpress and Book Arts Center, Basch Gallery will feature an original wall installation and printed materials by Kathryn Hunter, a printmaker and fine artist who runs Blackbird Letterpress in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Image: Kathryn Hunter, Reflection, 2015, Laser cut steel, wool, sewing, 29" x 35" Courtesy of the Artist

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

KIMBROUGH LIBRARY RESOURCES

CHECKLIST

PRESS

ARTIST TALK

ARTIST DEMO


 

PEDRO PEREZ

June 10 – Oct 21, 2016
Patricia Thompson Gallery
Hours: Monday – Friday 10–4

Patricia Thompson Gallery is pleased to host the work of alumnus Pedro Pérez, Class of 1996. Pérez is a founding partner of Nuevo Advertising Group and an adjunct professor of Global Brand Strategies at Ringling College. His multi-media exhibition on the Ringling College campus will include design work from various advertising campaigns and give examples of projects completed along the road to becoming a successful design professional. This exploration of the creative process will both offer final results and give insights into the decision-making and experimentation that goes on behind the scenes.

Pérez founded his first company, Merging Point Design, Inc., with fellow students while they were attending Ringling College. In 2004, Nuevo Advertising Group was formed, expanding the agency’s work to emphasize marketing to the Hispanic consumer both domestically and internationally.

The Patricia Thompson Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Keating Center on the Ringling College campus at 2700 N. Tamiami Trail.

For further information please visit: www.ringling.edu/galleries
Email: galleries@ringling.edu
Phone: 941-359-7563

Featured in Your Observer


2016 ANNUAL RINGLING COLLEGE FACULTY EXHIBITION

September 16 – October 5, 2016
Opening Reception: September 16, 5–7pm
WILLIS SMITH GALLERY and RICHARD AND BARBARA BASCH GALLERY
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10–4, Tuesday 10–7

Be inspired by the work of Ringling College faculty teaching in Advertising Design, Business of Art and Design, Computer Animation, Film, Game Art, Fine Arts, Illustration, Graphic Design, Motion Design, Photography & Imaging, and the Liberal Arts Program.

Sheryl Haler's work in the Faculty exhibition won the 'Show Your World 2016' International Art Competition! Learn more here: http://www.reartiste.com/international-art-competition-show-your-world-2016/.

Image: Steven Strenk, Dunes, 2015 Plexiglass, found object and wood, 7" x 4" x 2" Courtesy of the Artist



Judy Saltzman, Morning Run

FLORIDA SUNCOAST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY ANNUAL EXHIBITION

May 20 – June 10, 2016
Willis Smith Construction, Inc. Galleries
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday 10-4

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 20, 2016, 5 -7 pm

For our annual community art exhibition, Willis Smith Gallery is featuring work by members of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society.

This year’s juror is Rose M. Edin, an artist holding signature memberships in the American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society, as well as “Master” status in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. The recipient of numerous awards, Edin has had her work featured on the cover of Splash, and was the subject of major articles in the French publication The Art of Watercolor in 2013 and 2014.

The Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society (FSWS) was formed in 1983 with 17 charter members and 24 associate members. Today, FSWS has more than 250 members, many of whom have achieved Signature or Master status as well as statewide and national status. The FSWS Board strives to serve all members who live on the Gulf Coast of Florida by rotating the locations of its exhibitions and holding workshops in a variety of venues.

Willis Smith Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Academic Center building on the Ringling College campus at 2363 Old Bradenton Rd.

For further information please visit: www.ringling.edu/galleries
Email: galleries@ringling.edu
Phone: 941-359-7563

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues; Sponsored in part by WSMR 89.1

 

 

 

2016 Annual Ringling College Senior Thesis Exhibitions

May 2 - May 13, 2016
All Campus Galleries

Celebrations - Tuesday, May 10, 5:00–8:00 pm*
*Galleries also open on Wednesday, May 11 until 9:00 pm

Advertising and Graphic Design - Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery and 4th floor corridor in the Academic Center

Business of Art & Design - Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery and 2nd floor corridor in the Academic Center

Film - Academic Center Auditorium. Screenings on Tuesday, May 10 from 6-8 pm and Friday, May 13 from 1-4 pm

Fine Arts - Crossley Gallery

Illustration - Christ-Janer Gallery and Willis Smith Gallery

Interior Design - Patricia Thompson Gallery

Motion Design - 3rd floor corridor in the Academic Center

Photography & Imaging - Trustee Studio 101 (Bayou 1)

 

Sunday, May 1 and Thursday, May 12

Computer Animation and Game Art - By invitation only.

 

GALLERY HOURS:
Willis Smith, Christ-Janer, and Richard & Barbara Basch Galleries:
Monday–Saturday, 10–4, Tuesdays, 10-7
Patricia Thompson Gallery: Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30, Saturday 10-4
Crossley Gallery: Monday–Saturday, 10–4, Tuesdays, 10-7


 

2016 Best of Ringling Annual Ringling College Juried Student Exhibitions

April 8 - 23, 2016
Campus Galleries

Best of Ringling juried exhibitions showcase the top work of Ringling College students in every major. A campus and community favorite, the Best of Ringling show serves as a campus-wide immersion into the very best student work Ringling College has to offer as selected by a jury of visiting professionals and faculty members.

Best of Ringling Awards Ceremony*
April 8, 2016
Roskamp Exhibition Hall, 5:00 pm
Join us for this red carpet event as we announce the best student work of the year for each major.

*Awards ceremony will be followed by opening receptions in campus galleries until 8:00 pm.

Best of Ringling Exhibitions
April 9 – 23, 2016*
*Campus galleries will also be open from 6-8 pm. for opening receptions after awards ceremony on April 8th.

Richard and Basch Gallery:  Business of Art and Design, Advertising Design, Motion Design, and Graphic Design
Hours: Saturdays 10-4, Monday through Friday 10-4 and Tuesdays 10-7 from April 9-23.                                           

Willis Smith Gallery:  Computer Animation and Game Art
Hours: Saturdays 10-4, Monday through Friday 10-4 and Tuesdays 10-7 from April 9-23.
**Closed on Thursday, April 21 for private event

Keating Center Galleries (Patricia Thompson and Lobby Skylight Space):  Photography and Imaging; Interior Design
Hours: Saturdays 10-4, Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30, from April 9-23.  

Christ-Janer Gallery: Illustration
Hours:  Saturdays 10-4, Monday through Friday 10-4 and Tuesdays 10-7 from April 9-23.

Crossley Gallery: Fine Arts
Hours: Monday through Friday 10-3, April 11-22

Academic Center Auditorium: Film
Hours of Film Trailer Screenings: Friday, April 8, 6-8pm, Saturday, April 9, 5-8 pm


 

Mike and Doug Starn

BB10-19-09-90642, 2009-12

K3 inkjet print on gelatin hand-coated Zerkal paper

42 x 42 inches

Courtesy of Mike and Doug Starn, Beacon, NY

PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM CONSTRUCTS

March 4 – April 2, 2016
Willis Smith Construction, Inc. Galleries
Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday 10-4, Tuesday 10-7

This exhibition will introduce the work of sixteen artists whose ideas and concepts are manifest in film based media. The individual works for the exhibition were each chosen to focus on the singular contributions of each respective artist. Each artist approaches creating a single image or composite film or video in a different way. The artist may construct a fiction involving a person or individuals, objects in a setting, a location and/or a narrative. The artist may realize a concept through an invention or reinvention of a person, place or narrative. In each example the artist has been challenged to address purely formal issues as well, creating an invented image not seen before.

Curator Talk: March 30, 11:30 am
Ringling College Galleries Chief Curator Mark Ormond will talk about the works in the Photography & Film Constructs exhibition. Ormond will give insights into the artist’s subject choices and composition development and discuss the selection process behind this innovative exhibition featuring internationally acclaimed artists working in photo and film-based media.

Artist Talk: April 1, 11:30 am
Generic Art Solutions (G.A.S.) is the collaborative efforts of artists Tony Campbell and Mark Vis. Works featured in the Photography & Film Constructs exhibition include: A Study After the Innocent I & II, and The Sacrifice of Isaac. The New Orleans-based duo uses photography, performance and video to examine recurring themes of human drama and comment visually on contemporary society. They connect history to current events using Classical, Romantic and Baroque elements often in contemporary settings. Enjoy this rare opportunity to meet the artists on the Ringling College campus and hear them speak about their work.

 

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues; Sponsored in part by WSMR 89.1

In the Media:
SRQ Magazine

The Observer
 



Untitled, 2015, digital photograph   

FERENC BELEZNAY - PHOTOGRAPHS

January 22 – April 1, 2016
Patricia Thompson Gallery
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm 

Opening Reception: January 22, 4:30-7pm, Patricia Thompson Gallery

Alumnus Ferenc Beleznay, who graduated in 2015, possesses a unique eye for composition, lighting and staging. The photographs in this exhibition demonstrate his gift of anticipation in knowing the exact moment to open and close the shutter.


Portrait of Ferenc provided by the artist.


 
(Image: Dale Chihuly. Reduced Wisteria Violet Persian Set with Red Lip Wrap, 1995)

Nature in Glass - Selections from the Basch Collection

January 9 - March 19, 2016
Basch Gallery
Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday 10am-4pm, Tuesday 10am-7pm
Docent Tours with Mrs. Barbara Basch every Wednesday at 10:30am.
 

From the collection of Richard and Barbara Basch comes an exhibition of over two dozen works of glass art inspired by nature.  Artists include: Martin Blank, Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Laura Donefer, Davide Salvadore, and Toots Zynsky, among others.

About the Basch Collection
Ticket Magazine: The Studio Art Glass Collection of Richard and Barbara Basch
The Observer: House of Glass - The Basch's Glass Collection

Your Observer

Herald Tribune

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues; Sponsored in part by WSMR 89.1.

Sponsored by BMO Harris Bank


 

 
South of the Border West of the Sun, 2015
Oil on panel, 4 ¾ x 4 inches
Courtesy George Adams Gallery, NY

 

AMER KOBASLIJA: A 10-YEAR SURVEY

January 15 – February 20, 2016
Willis Smith Construction, Inc. Galleries
Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday 10am-4pm, Tuesday 10am-7pm

This selection of paintings highlights the various subjects that have occupied artist Amer Kobaslija over the last decade, including views of Kesennuma, Japan where the tsunami came ashore in 2011, his personal studio, Bathus' studio, and landscapes of Switzerland and Florida.

 

Preview & Artist Presentation with Amer Kobaslija: Thursday, Jan. 14, 6:30-8:00 pm (7:00 pm - presentation begins), Smith Gallery, Free and open to the public
Pizza & Gallery Talk with Amer Kobaslija: Friday, Jan. 15, 11:15 am-12:15 pm, Smith Gallery, Free and open to the public
Opening reception: January 15, 4:30–7 pm
Curator Tour: January 25, 11:30 am

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues; Sponsored in part by WSMR 89.1


 

  

WALTER MATTHEWS - NEW PAINTINGS

November 20, 2015 -January 15, 2016. 
Patricia Thompson Gallery

This selection of paintings recognizes a significant shift in Walter Matthews’ work since he attended Ringling College. Matthews acknowledges a “new immediacy” in these “fast” paintings. His paintings on wood panel with oil and other media manifest a “lightness.” They are no longer dependent on the “big stroke” of his previous work. This new work that is essentially abstract and may have some suggestion of reference investigates “how you address ‘real’ space in painting.” What is evident in this new work is “a level of restraint” with paint as his use of it is “economical” and serves his new aesthetic.

His palette can be muted or bold as he may be using high keyed Sharpies as well as neon yellow, orange, pink and blue paint. The intense colors are “modulated” as he does not use them straight out of the tube. Matthews is also using an airbrush that is giving him an extraordinary opportunity to create a mysterious sense of space where additional layers of media push and pull for attention. He is using the wood surface not only as a ground for the paintings but sometimes as an important part of the composition. By cutting into the wood or revealing its clean unmarked surface it becomes part of the construct of the work of art.

Mark Ormond, Curator of the exhibition, who has been following Matthews’ work since he enrolled at Ringling, sees “a dramatic and exciting advancement in the painting. Walter is constantly pushing himself to explore options, ask questions about the definition of painting and the process of painting. He is not adverse to risk taking. His detours from his previous marked accomplishments always lead him in a new direction that is exciting for the viewer.”

(All quotes are from studio visits and conversation with the artist in October 2015. An on-going series of collages that are not part of the exhibition were important in inspiring this new series of paintings.)

Walter Matthews is currently a Masters of Fine Arts degree candidate at the University of South Florida, Tampa. He graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2013.


  

CUBAN ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF JORGE REYNARDUS

November 6–December 9, 2015
Selby Gallery

In November of 2015, the Selby Gallery will present Cuban Art from the Collection of Jorge Reynardus, comprised of over 30 paintings and sculptures by renowned artists investigating their personal experiences with and relationships to their homeland, Cuba. Assembled in New York, this selection includes the works of Jose Bédia, Augustin Fernández, Wifredo Lam and Glexis Novoa.

Amassed over several decades and purchased directly through the artists themselves, this collection was built through the personal relationships Reynardus maintained with many of Cuba’s working artists and highlights the distinct experiences of being an artist in Cuba under the rule of Fidel Castro. Exploring the concepts of expression and freedom, these works create a first-person narrative about life, liberty, culture, and national pride. 
Jorge Reynardus is a Sarasota resident and art collector. 

Sponsored for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues.

 


A SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS

November 6-30
Madeby Gallery

A very special tribute event, A Salute to Our Veterans is a show of Ringling College of Art and Design Student and Alumni Veteran's artwork. 

Hours: Monday - Friday from 10-4.
 


 

 

 

The Role of the Curator in Contemporary Art
Basch Gallery

Student curated exhibitions and projects from the Business of Art and Design class BU 455

Three students, Irene Garibay, Madison Young, and Sogn Zamrzla, have developed proposals and will have completed installations or performance plans that will be inaugurated between 6 and 9 pm in the Basch Gallery and on the grounds of the Ringling College campus, from 8:00-8:30 pm outside of the Academic Center.


 

  

Annual Ringling College Faculty Exhibition

October 2 - 31, 2015 
Selby Gallery and Basch Gallery

We are proud to present the work of our talented faculty currently teaching in the areas of Advertising Design, Business of Art and Design, Computer Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Fine Arts, Illustration, Graphic Design, Motion Design, Photography & Imaging and the Liberal Arts Program. 


Annual Ringling College Staff & Continuing Studies Program Exhibition

October 2 - 31, 2015 
Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. Galleries

Join us as we present the work of our staff and continuing education instructors from the Continuing Studies and Special Programs, Englewood Art Center, and Longboat Key Center for the Arts.
 


JAVIER RODRIGUEZ: PAINTINGS 2005-2014 
 

August 28 – November 6, 2015
Patricia Thompson Gallery
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm 

The Patricia Thompson Gallery is pleased to present the work of Javier “Javo” Rodriguez, Class of 2009.  A native of Puerto Rico, Javier moved to Sarasota to expand upon his remarkable talent for drawing and explore other disciplines at Ringling College. This exhibition is comprised of four paintings and 26 drawings, demonstrating his extraordinary facility with pencil and pigment.


PH_ASHION PHOTOGRAPHY 2014

Extended to September, 2015
Willis C. Smith Construction Galleries

Fashion photography by Ringling College’s Photography & Imaging students from the annual student-produced fashion show.

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am-4pm


RESONANCE ARRAY

Crossley Gallery
Artist's Reception, August 21, 5-9 pm

An exhibition featuring artwork by Faculty and Staff from the Fine Arts Department at the Ringling College of Art and Design. The exhibition includes work by Jeff Schwartz, Vicky Randall, Claudia Cumbie-Jones, & Lance Ford Jones, Shawn Petterson, Nathan Skiles, Patrick Lindhardt, Michael Wyshock, Hugh Davies, and Mark Anderson

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm 

 


STEREOTYPE: New Directions in Typography

A Lecture by Designer Brian Banton
August 14-September 16

This groundbreaking exhibition presents the works of 14 established and up-and-coming international designers and artists from the UK, Japan, France, the United States, among others. Exploring the opportunities at the intersection of technology and design, this new breed of artists is expanding the boundaries of traditional typography and integrating elements from the fields of animation, craft, performance, nano-science, and graffiti into their work. This exhibition was organized for the Boston Society of Architects/the Space by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2 – curatorsquared.


CHARRED REMAINS: THE WORKS OF AARON BOARD

Christ-Janer Gallery
August 21 – September 11

Aaron Board, full time faculty member in the Illustration Department at Ringling College presents a collection of his works.

This collection of paintings is a series done over a period of nine years where the frames were an integral part of the design.  Inspired by the elaborate altarpieces of Jan Van Eyck et al, Aaron has chosen to create a contemporary adaptation of such works of art.


 

4 Artists/4 Walls

August 21–September 22
Richard & Barbara Basch Gallery

Four artists, Dustin Juengel, Patrick Lindhardt, Nathan Skiles and Steven Strenk each use a gallery wall as ground for drawing with surprising results.

Press: This Week in Sarasota - 4 Artists/4Walls Video

The Observer - Out of Frame. Artists Illustrate on Basch Gallery Walls

 

 
 
 
 
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