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

Current Exhibit

Material And Memory Art Exhibit by Muzi Li Rowe and Erin Kaczkowski

Material and Memory: Works by Muzi Li Rowe and Erin Kaczkowski

The Ridley Gallery is pleased to present Material and Memory: Works by Muzi Li Rowe and Erin Kaczkowski.

This exhibition of sculpture, photographic collage and mixed-media works explores the relationship between our interactions with technology, memory and what we choose to keep or discard.

While Li Rowe memorializes discarded cell phones and other outdated technology by encasing them in resin, creating jewel-like memento mori menageries, Kaczkowski casts discarded frames in resin, which she embeds with copies of photographs, or overexposed prints that evoke themes of memory, loss, fragmentation, and obfuscation.

Location: Ridley Gallery in LR-102 on Rocklin Campus

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11am – 3pm, or by appointment.

Exhibition Dates: August 28 – September 22, 2023

Opening Reception: Monday, August 28, 2 – 4pm with an artist talk from 3 – 4pm

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Ridley Gallery


Building LRC, Room 102

Fall/Spring: M-R, 11 am – 3 pm