Friday, March 16, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Student Art Exhibition Award Winners

The award winners have been announced for the Ashland University 2018 Juried Student Art Exhibition which will run through April 8  in the University’s Coburn Gallery.

This exhibition offers $1,000 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Bernini Award, Dean’s Award, People’s Choice Award and awards in each of the six art areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital art, graphic design and drawing. The awards were announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on March 15, 2018. The People’s Choice award will be announced on the Coburn Gallery’s Facebook page on March 26, 2018.

The outside juror for exhibition was Stephanie Craig. Craig is an Assistant Professor at Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus, where she teaches ceramics, 3D foundation and sculpture classes and is also the co-director of the campus art gallery. Craig accepted 52 entries of the 111 art entries submitted.

Award winners include:

Best in Show - $250
Rachael Santee, Columbus, Ohio
Oil Painting
Sponsored by the Coburn Gallery

Bernini Award - $100
Lauren Bayless, Marion, Ohio
“The Basement”
Acrylic Painting
Sponsored and selected by Dr. Wendy and Scott Schaller

College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award - $200
Ashley Montgomery, Centerburg, Ohio
“Fantastic Currency”
Digital Design
Sponsored and selected by Ashland University Dean of College of Arts & Sciences- Dr. Dawn Weber

These art area awards were sponsored by the AU Art + Design Dept and the Coburn Art Gallery:

3-D Award - $100
Samantha Rhonemus, Bluffton, Ohio
Soldadura “ Metal sculpture

Printmaking Award - $100
Keeleigh Myers, Sandusky, Ohio
Relief Print

Digital Art & Photography Award- $100
Saige Haines “Seven String Sins”, Sunbury, Ohio
Photograph with yarn

Graphic Design Award-$100.00
Kiana Zeigler, Ashland, Ohio
This is Our Land “
Digital Design

Painting Award - $100
Victoria Roddy, Westerville, Ohio
Ohio in Wintertime
Oil Painting

Drawing Award - $100
Callie Roddy, Westerville, Ohio
“Skeleton Study #1”
Charcoal Drawing

Alumni “Wink” Award- $25.00 Gift Card
Alex Roddy, Westerville, Ohio
“You Have River Mud Clinging to Your Bones, Swamp Water in Your Lungs”
Ink drawing
The Alumni Award is selected and sponsored by 2012 alumnus Jennifer Winkler.