Ridley Gallery

A Cultural, Educational Hub for the Region

Ridley Gallery complements and expands the educational environment of Sierra College and the community by featuring an exceptional range of arts programming.

The gallery exhibits high caliber work of leading regional, national, and international artists, as well as faculty artists, alumni, and students in seven shows throughout the academic year. Recurring annual exhibitions include the Hallberg Award Exhibition, the Holiday Show and Sale, and the Annual Juried Student Exhibition.

Located on the Rocklin campus of Sierra College, this 1000-square-foot gallery was dedicated in the spring of 1998. The gallery is named in memory of Robert Ridley, an art professor who long believed a college gallery would enrich the cultural experience and understanding of students through exposure to local and nationally recognized artists.

An advisory board and part-time director, Lisa Marasso, is the administrator of Ridley Gallery and coordinates planning and exhibits. Student workers and Sierra College Patrons volunteers provide staffing during gallery hours.

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Participate in Sierra College's 24th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

This exhibition is open to all students of Sierra College. All work accepted for exhibition by the juror will be displayed at the Ridley Gallery and online in an exhibition album.

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Current Exhibits

24th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition (May 2 - 18)

24th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

The Ridley Gallery is pleased to present our 24th Annual Juried Student Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the breadth of talent fostered through our visual arts programs at Sierra College, and features work in the categories of painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, new media, photography, digital art, and more. Our 2022 juror was musician and artist Deborah Pittman.

This exhibition runs May 3 through May 18, with an awards reception on Wednesday, May 4 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. No parking permit required during Spring 2022.

Awards have been generously provided by: Sierra College Patrons, Sierra College Friends of the Library, Systech Displays, Alpha Fired Arts, and Blick Art Materials, with additional support from the Associated Students of Sierra College.

Past Exhibits

View our image gallery of exhibits featured at the Ridley Gallery.

Contact Us

Rocklin Campus LR 102 (Ridley Gallery)

  • Fall and Spring Hours
    M-Th: 11:00am - 6:00pm