Ridley Gallery

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, administer Ridley Gallery and coordinate planning and exhibits. Student workers and Sierra College Patrons volunteers provide staffing during gallery hours.

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stayHOME Exhibition, Spring 2020

While the Ridley Gallery remains closed on campus through the fall semester, Ridley Gallery presents our first online exhibition, stayHOME. This exhibition features works from the personal collections of Sierra College faculty, staff, and management that resonate with them during this time of social distancing (created May 2020).

This exhibition seeks to offer a sense of community and camaraderie through our shared experience of the appreciation of visual arts, as well as reflecting upon the value of art in its ability to comfort, captivate, and express emotion.


View enlarged stayHome album in Flickr.

Upcoming Events

Visit events to learn about upcoming exhibits, receptions, and art sales at the Ridley Gallery.

Past Exhibits

View our image gallery of exhibits featured at the Ridley Gallery. Photos by Daryl Stinchfield.

Contact Us

Rocklin Campus LR 102 (Ridley Gallery)

  • Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday