Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 Art Awards Announced- Juried Student Art Exhibition

ASHLAND, Ohio – The award winners have been announced for the Ashland University 2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition that will run through March 28 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.

The outside juror for exhibition is Julie M. Elman is an associate professor in the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University in Athens, where she teaches courses in publication design. She has an MFA in photography from Ohio University and a BFA in commercial art from the University of Dayton (in Ohio). She worked within the newspaper industry for 15 years, as a designer, photojournalist and picture editor. She is co-author of The Newspaper Designer's Handbook, 7th edition, with Tim Harrower (McGraw-Hill, 2012). Elman designed the New York Times best-selling photography book The Rise of Barack Obama (Triumph Books, 2008) for Pete Souza, who is the chief White House photographer. She also designed the book Stories from the Anne Grimes Collection of American Folk Music (Ohio University Press, 2010).

Award winners include:

Best in Show - $250
Shauna Spiesz, Bay Village, Ohio
Oil painting
Sponsored by the Coburn Gallery

 Everett S. Caldemeyer Award - $200
Danielle Rhonemus , Bluffton, Ohio
Autumn Breeze
Metal sculpture
Sponsored by Art Professor Charles Caldemeyer

College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award - $250
Hannah Thome, Amherst, Ohio
The First Labor
Digital print
Sponsored by Ashland University Dean of College of Arts & Sciences- Dr. Dawn Weber

 These art area awards were sponsored by the Coburn Art Gallery:

Sculpture - $100
Sean Daugherty, Ashland, Ohio
Metal and stone sculpture 

Printmaking - $100
Barbara Mooneyham, Lodi, Ohio
Relief Print

Digital Award - $100
Jennifer Clingerman, Beaver, PA
Digital print

Painting Award - $100
Taylor Wade, Shelby, Ohio
Rebellion & Rise Against
Oil Painting

 Ceramics Award - $100
Allison Dieter, Litchfield, Ohio
Color Plate

Drawing Award - $100
Zoe Myers, Worthington, Ohio
Bones on Bones
Charcoal Drawing

 People's Choice Award - Gift Card
Karly Annalise Beuk, Lodi, Ohio
Persistence of Curiosity
Oil painitng
Sponsored by Cynthia Petry
The People's Choice award was selected by the Coburn Gallery patrons during the opening reception on Thursday, March 13.

 Alumni “Wink” Award-Gift Card
Randi Schimmoeller, Ottawa, Ohio
The Process of Creating
Relief Print
The Alumni Award is selected and sponsored by 2012 alumnus Jennifer Winkler.

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 the gallery at, find us on Facebook or call 419.289.5652.

Ashland University ( is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.

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