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Calling all families! Show your Art in our Community Gallery

Calling all families! We want to show YOUR art in our Community Gallery as part of our Fall exhibition! If you have created art at home with The Ringling during the COVID 19 pandemic you are eligible to participate.  

We will be accepting artwork that was created at home through the following:  

 

The deadline for submissions is September 25th, 2020, and there is no limit to the number of projects you can submit. Please note that due to the availability of space not all projects will be shown in the gallery. All works will all be shown on our website as part of the exhibition. Please note: Only 2D (flat) works can be displayed in our Community Gallery, and works should not be framed.  

Please include the following on the back of, or attached, to your artwork:  

  • Name: 
  • Age: 
  • Project title/Book/Topic:  
  • Materials used:  
  • Organization (If applicable):  
  • Artist Statement (optional -maximum of 5 sentences):  
  • Point of contact name with email address:  

 

You can submit your artwork either by mail or drop off at the museum. Once received, all participants will be sent a confirmation email. 

By Mail: 

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art 

ATTN: Education 

5401 Bay Shore Road 

Sarasota, FL 34243 

In-person: 

You are welcome to drop off your artwork at the museum. There is a drop-off point located in our Visitor Pavilion just left of the entrance.  A blue wagon with a sign labeled ‘Community Gallery Drop Off’   is available to collect the artwork.  


FAQ 

What is the Community Gallery?  

The Ringling’s Community Gallery is a free public exhibition space dedicated to displaying works of art produced by local community-based, nonprofit, or student groups. Exhibitions rotate on a regular basis and allow artists of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to share their work with The Ringling’s visitors. 

The Community Gallery, which is generously funded by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, is an important component of The Ringling’s commitment to being a museum that is accessible to and inclusive of all. 

How long will each show be on display in the Community Gallery? 

The typical length per exhibition will be approximately 1 – 2 months, but the exact display schedule will be determined by working with the Head of Educational Programs. Exhibitions run throughout the year and are scheduled many months in advance of the display dates. The duration of each exhibition is subject to the overall museum schedule. 

What kind of work can be displayed in the Community Gallery? 

Due to the setup of the Gallery, only 2-D artworks can be easily displayed in the cases. The work should not be framed. There may be opportunities to display small 3-D artworks as well but this must be confirmed in advance with the Head of Educational Programs. DVD or video work cannot be displayed. 

What are the exhibition display dimensions? 

The Community Gallery has 3 cases. Case 1 is a long horizontal case that is 50.5 inches high and 180 inches wide. Cases 2 and 3 are both 50 inches by 52 inches. 

How will my work be secured? 

The display cases will be locked. The Ringling is not responsible for any accidental damage or loss of works on display in the Community Gallery. 

How it will be publicized? 

The Ringling Museum maintains the right to use photos of the exhibitions in its print and e-newsletters, on its website, or in other marketing materials unless otherwise specified in writing from exhibiting group. Any press releases or media contacts made by exhibition must be approved in advance by The Ringling. 

Will I get my work back?  

We will be emailing a confirmation letter to all participants that submitted artwork for this exhibition. Part of the confirmation will be to verify your address so we can return your artwork after the exhibition ends.  

Please direct any questions to education@ringling.org  with the subject line Community Gallery: Art at Home 

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