The Ashland University Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition opens on Thursday, March 5, in the Coburn Gallery with a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
This exhibition will offer $950 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Honorable Mentions, Bernini Award, Dean’s Award, Alumni “Wink” Award, AU Permanent Collection Award and the People’s Choice Award. The awards ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m.
A generous donation from Dr. Wendy and Scott Schaller, Dr. Dawn Weber, the AU Permanent Art Collection and other private donors has allowed the University to offer several of these awards.
The annual exhibition represents a culmination of student work from university art classes during the school year. It is an opportunity for art students to take their best artwork from the year, learn how to professionally present it for display and then receive feedback from an outside art professional.
The outside juror for the exhibition was J. Leigh Garcia, assistant professor of print media and photography at Kent State University. Garcia received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas. She has received numerous awards for her work, including Southern Graphics Council International Best in Show, Arts Institute Sinaiko Frank Graduate Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts, Madison Arts Commission Art Education Grant and Madison Print Club Madison Printmaking Award.
Garcia’s work is in the permanent collections of the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas; California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives at the University of California-Santa Barbara; Texas Christian University Collection; Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw, Georgia; Special Collections Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Wisconsin Union Art Collection at the University of Wisconsin- Madison; Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas; and the Printmaking Educational Collection at the University of North Texas.
The exhibition, which runs from March 5-27, is an opportunity to support the arts by purchasing a student artwork.
The Coburn Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, go to www.ashland.edu/coburngallery , see the gallery on Facebook or call 419.289.5652.
2020 Ashland University Juried Student Art + Design Ex entries are due February 24 & 25 from 10am-5pm. Pick up declined entries Wednesday February 26 from 10am-5pm. See CFA 3rd Floor bulletin boards for rules, regulations, presentation and entry forms. Questions- contact Cynthia at the Coburn Gallery.
The Coburn Gallery announces its upcoming art exhibition
featuring the works from the Ashland University Art + Design Department
Faculty. This annual exhibition highlights the two-dimensional and three-dimensional
works of the current faculty as professional artists exhibiting in their
prospective areas. The Art + Design department faculty pursue active studio
careers in addition to their teaching endeavors. The exhibition opens on
Thursday January 23 and runs through February 23, 2020.
The exhibition features the following Art + Design department
faculty: Keith Dull, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry and Michael
The Coburn Gallery will host an opening reception on
Thursday, January 23, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. The reception is free and open to
the public. For more about the Art + Design Faculty Exhibition visit us on the
web at www.ashland.edu/coburngallery or find us on Facebook.
The Coburn Gallery is open from 10am-5pm Monday through
Friday and 12pm-4pm on Saturday/ Sunday. Gallery admission is free and open to
From the end of
November through December, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery hosts the
Senior Art + Design Exhibition that features the capstone experience for
graduating art majors.
the work of graduating senior Kiana Ziegler, the 2019 Senior Art + Design Exhibition
will open on Thursday, November 21 with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30
p.m. at the Coburn Art Gallery located in the Center for the Arts on the
Ashland University campus.
the 2019 Senior Art Exhibition provides the capstone experience for graduating
art majors, it represents more than just students’ studio art experiences,”
said Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery. “For the student in the
liberal arts, the exhibition is the culmination of their undergraduate career
at Ashland University.”
exhibition, which will run from November 21 to December 14, include painting,
printmaking, photography and digital art.
Kiana Ziegler, from
Ashland, OH, will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Art, with a painting
concentration, and a Bachelor of Art in Commercial Art, with a graphic design
concentration. Ziegler is the youngest of Alma and Charles Ziegler of Ashland.
She grew up in Ashland, graduating from Ashland High School in 2015. She
entered her college career as an Honors Program Scholar, and shortly afterward,
was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, an honor society for academic excellence.
She received the opportunity to create a mural for the Writing Center and a
portrait for the theater production, Little Women,in 2018. Off campus, Ziegler completed the
illustrations decorating the entrance to Masterminds Escape Room and Game
Library. She has completed several other private commissions as a freelance
Active in her
department, Ziegler served as the Vice President and President of Art Club. She
was granted the opportunity to travel with the Art Department to museums in
Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburg, and New York City. Ziegler was rewarded many art
awards, such as the Bernini Art Award, People’s Choice Award, Design and
Illustration Award, and Best in Show in the Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition.
During the Spring 2019 Graphic Design Senior Show, Ziegler was rewarded the
Outstanding Senior Award. She showed her artwork along with other projects at
the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium. She was on the
Dean’s List 7 semesters, and received several scholarships.
Upon graduation, Ziegler
plans to either attend Ohio University to receive a Masters in painting, or to
continue working toward her goals of owning a house and travelling to Japan.