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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CULTIVATE, Fall 2020

While the Ridley Gallery remains closed on ground, we are pleased to present Cultivate, an exhibition in which Ridley Gallery has partnered with the Arts Council of Placer County to showcase the work of 2020 Placer Artists Studios Tour participants for whom Sierra College has been a valuable component in education and enrichment.

Cultivate online exhibition flier

View enlarged Cultivate album in Flickr.

Change of Plans, Fall 2020

The Change of Plans exhibition celebrates the amazing efforts made by both Sierra College students and Art dept instructors, following an unprecedented mid-semester shift during spring 2020 from on-ground to remote instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These works were made in studio courses not previously taught online, after shifting to remote instruction in the final eight weeks of the semester.

Change of Plans Exhibition Poster

View enlarged Change of Plans album in Flickr.


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Rocklin Campus LR 102 (Ridley Gallery)

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

    Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday