A Cultural, Educational Hub for the Region

Ridley Gallery complements and expands the educational environment of AVѧԺ 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 AVѧԺ, 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 administer the Ridley Gallery and coordinate planning and exhibits. Student workers and AVѧԺ Patrons volunteers provide staffing during gallery hours.

Current Exhibit

Hallbert Merit Award Exhibition, Nov. 6 - 30, 2023

Hallberg Merit Award Exhibition

The Ridley Gallery is pleased to present the Hallberg Merit Award Exhibition. This annual exhibition features four AVѧԺ students awarded scholarships for their excellence who were selected through a competitive portfolio review process.

The scholarships are generously funded by  of Ombudsman Press, with additional support through the Associated Students of AVѧԺ and the AVѧԺ Art Department.

This year’s recipients of Hallberg awards are Christine Reisner, artist duo Marilyn & Devin Bangayan, Alex Taylor, and Olka Bodnar.

Location: Ridley Gallery in LR-102 on Rocklin Campus

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11am – 3pm

Exhibition Dates: November 6 – 30, 2023

Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 9 from 4 – 6pm

Past Exhibits

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

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