Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Coburn Art Gallery Closed until March 30th

Coburn Art Gallery Closed until March 30th

Art Saturdays event set for March 28 has been cancelled. 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition Opens March 5

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 , see the gallery on Facebook or call 419.289.5652.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Entries Due- Feb 24 & 25 Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition

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.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Opening Reception 2020 AU Art + Design Faculty Exhibition

AU Art + Design Faculty Exhibition-January 23-February 22, 2020. Featuring new work by Keith Dull, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Kathy Harlan, Cynthia Petry and Michael Bird.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Art + Design Faculty Exhibition Opens January 23

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 Bird.
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 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 the public.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Senior BFA Art Exhibition Opens November 21st

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.

Showcasing 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.

“While 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.”

This fall’s 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 artist.

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.