Friday, May 18, 2018

Ode to Degas National Juried Exhibition Opens

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University has scheduled the opening of a national juried exhibition titled “Ode to Degas,” which will run from May 18 to June 17, 2018, in the Coburn Gallery. The exhibition is family friendly and admission to the reception is free and open to the public.
This exhibition is a collection of works that embody the concepts of movement explored by Edgar Degas, most specifically in his dancers. The exhibition features 20 artworks from artists across the United States selected by juror Robert Robbins. Robbins received his MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University and his BFA in Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Robbins is the chair of the Art Department at Miami University of Ohio.

Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery, said “I am very excited about this exhibition not only because it showcases the talents of visual artists from across the country but it also celebrates the fine arts, more specifically dance in the Ashland area. We are very lucky to have many different dance opportunities for children in our community. Ode to Degas should inspire young visual artists and dancers alike.”
Exhibiting artists include: Zach Koch, Mississippi; Jan O’Dea, Ohio; Rod Bradfield, Indiana; Betsy Oberhausen, Ohio; Denise Cerniglia, North Carolina; Michael Alexa Velez, Florida; Joyce Morrow Jones, Ohio; Rhonda Urdang, Arizona; Jennifer Sowders, Ohio; Robert Ryan, California; Susan Shafer, Ohio; Connie Pastor, Ohio; Charles Mintz, Ohio; Marty Bossler Lee, Ohio; Tina Henderson, Indiana; and Nancy Dupre, Ohio.
The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, May 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to coincide with the 36th Annual Spring Dance Concert presented by Opus II Dance Studio, with Ashland Regional Ballet in the Hugo Young Theatre.
The following awards were selected by the juror Robert Robbins: Best in Show to Zach Koch for his oil painting titled “This Could Be Us but You Playin’” and three Honorable Mention awards went to Jan O’Dea for her oil painting titled “The Continental Theater Fire, September 14, 1861”;  Zach Koch for his oil painting titled “I’m a Loner, A Rebel”; and Betsy Oberhausen for her photograph titled “In the Moment.”
The Coburn Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on this exhibition visit us at www.ashland.edu/coburngallery , find us on Facebook or call 419.289.5652.

Friday, April 13, 2018

2018 Senior Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Congratulations !
Rachael Santee-Outstanding Senior Art Exhibition Award & 
Co-Honorable Mention Award Winners -Keeleigh Myers & Alex Roddy.



























Wednesday, April 4, 2018

AU Art + Design Senior Exhibition

Coming up on April 12th- Ashland University Art +Design Senior Exhibition. Each spring, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art majors.
Bringing together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art + Design, the 2018 Senior Art Exhibition will open on Thursday, April 12, 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 senior art awards will be announced at 5:30 p.m. at the April 12 reception.
“While the 2018 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 these students of the liberal arts, the exhibition is the culmination of their undergraduate careers at Ashland University.”
This year’s exhibitions will run from April 12 through May 5 and includes projects in graphic design, digital art, painting, ceramics and printmaking by AU seniors Rachael Santee, Keeleigh Myers, Alex Roddy, Rebekah Hale, Christy Witte and Deveraux Diaz.


Rachael Santee of Columbus, Ohio, will be graduating from Ashland University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts concentrating in Printmaking and Painting, with a minor in Art History. Santee is the oldest child of Robert and Rita Santee, also of Columbus. During her time at Ashland University, Santee has had work accepted to the Juried Student Art Exhibition during each of the four years of her attendance. She was awarded the Drawing Award her freshman year, the Printmaking and Bernini Awards her junior year, and received the Best In Show Award her senior year. After graduation, Santee plans to work toward expanding her art portfolio for graduate school in order to teach art at the college level. She also plans on one day running her own gallery and making art for the rest of her life.
Alex Roddy of Mount Liberty, Ohio, will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design. She is the eldest daughter of Andrea and Matthew Roddy. During her attendance at Ashland, she has participated in the Art Club, interned at Bookmasters, exhibited in the Juried Student Art Exhibition, and was awarded the Alumni "Wink" Award in both 2017 and 2018. Roddy plans to stay in the central Ohio area and work toward a career in graphic design and illustration.
Keeleigh Myers, originally from Sandusky, Ohio, will be graduating from Ashland University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Concentrative Major in Painting, Concentrative Minor in Printmaking, and minors in Art History and Marketing. Myers is the youngest daughter of Tana and Phillip Myers of Sandusky. During her collegiate years in Ashland, Myers was given the opportunity to work in The Coburn Gallery as a gallery assistant as well as tutor of Art History to fellow students through Ashland University’s Library tutoring services. Furthermore, Myers participated and held several executive positions such as Academic Excellence Chair in the Delta Delta Chapter of Theta Phi Alpha Sorority, Vice President of Ashland University’s Women’s Chorus, and Public Relations chair of Ashland University’s Art Club. Myers has exhibited various artworks in the Juried Student Art shows, the most recent exhibition titled “Dear Dr. Seuss” at The Coburn Gallery and her most recent works at URCA (Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity). She was awarded the Painting Award in the 2017 Juried Student Art Show for her encaustic paintings and the Printmaking Award 2018 Juried Student Art Show for her prints. Myers plans on furthering her education in graduate school to pursue her passions of art and inspiring others.
Devereaux Diaz lives in North Canton, Ohio, and will graduate with a Bachelor of Science with a Commercial Art major. She is a graduate of GlenOak High School. At Ashland University, she is a member of the Art Club and the Anime Club. Diaz has had the opportunity to study at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for a year, where her focus was in media art. She has served as a graphic design intern at Champion Pump where she assisted in marketing design. After graduation, Diaz plans to pursue a career in Graphic Design and Illustration starting in Columbus Ohio, gaining enough experience and skill to branch out independently.
Christy Witte of Fairlawn, Ohio, will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in Marketing. She is the daughter of Brian and Sheri Witte. At her time at Ashland, she was a member of the Anime Club. During the summer before her senior year, she was an intern at the Paper Mill Studios in Akron, Ohio, where she assisted the owner of the company in designing various invitations and cards. After graduation, Witte hopes to secure a career as a designer or as an advertising marketer in Ohio, but is willing to work wherever she is needed to expand her knowledge in the art or marketing field.
Rebekah Hale, daughter of Daniel and the late Tamara Hale, has lived in Ashland, Ohio, her whole life. She will be graduating in December of 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education while concentrating in ceramics. During her time at Ashland University, she has been involved in Art Club and received The Art Club Award with several other students in the 2017 student juried art exhibition. She intends to stay in Ohio to teach where she can inspire children to create art that can help them discover and embrace their own creativity and Hale believes that art is something that can change the world.

Monday, March 26, 2018

People's Choice Award Winners Announced


Repose & Wonderous are our 2018 People's Choice Award Winners ! Congrats to Kiana Ziegler and Samantha Rhonemus ! Didn't exercise your vote? Stop by the Coburn before April 8th to see the Juried Student Art Exhibition. #AUArtDesign #Letyourartvoicebeheard#getcreative




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
“Grasping”
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
“Eruption”
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.