Monday, March 30, 2015

2015 Senior Art Exhibition-Opens April 9th

The Ashland University Senior Art Exhibition will open on Thursday, April 9, and run through May 9 in the Coburn Art Gallery located in the Center for the Arts on the AU campus.

“While the Senior Art Exhibition provides the capstone experience for graduating art majors, it also represents more than just the 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.”
Held each spring, the event brings together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art and includes graphic design, digital art, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture. 
Exhibiting seniors this year include Danielle Rhonemus of Bluffton, Ohio, BFA in Printmaking & B.S. in Art Education; Shauna Spiesz, Bay Village, Ohio, BFA in Painting & B.S. in Art Education; Taylor Wade, Shelby, Ohio, B.A. in Fine Art - Digital Art; Tricia Dasco, East Canton, Ohio, B.A. in Fine Art - Digital Art: Jennifer Clingerman, Beaver, Pa., B.A. in Fine Art - Digital Art; Cecelia Maxwell, Wooster, Ohio, BFA in Digital Art; Ashely Palmer, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, B.S. in Commercial Art; and Alex Myers, Massillon, Ohio, B.A. in Fine Art - Ceramics.
The opening reception on April 9 will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with the senior art awards being announced at 5 p.m.

2015 Congressional Art Competition teams up with AU Art Majors

The Coburn Gallery & AU Art Majors will be serving as jurors for the Congressional Art Competition tonight-Winners announced Friday April 10th with Congressman Bob Gibbs at the Coburn Gallery. Excited to see the talented high school artists !!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Coburn Summer Art Camp Activites Announced

Join the Coburn Art Gallery on the Ashland University Campus for Summer Art Camp, which offers two one-week sessions and several one day art experiences throughout the summer. Students ages 4-12 will learn how to use a variety of media and experience activities including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture. They will develop a cultural appreciation and aesthetic awareness as they explore different art forms as well as developing their own talent for self-expression. 
 Session 1 Art Camp entitled Sculpture-Exploring the 3-D World: activities will include investigative practices in materials, masking building, clay work and environmental art on June 22-26 from 9am-12noon.  Session 2 runs July 13-17 and it is entitled The Landscape-Painting and Photography: activities include plein aire painting, exploration of painting methods and seeing the landscape through a lens. The camp ratio is 1:7.   Summer Art Camp session is $60.00 per child. All materials are provided.

       Summer Art Days for younger artists ages 4-6 years old will be on                                                   June 18 -Minion Picassos’-Exploring the World of Robots and
July 23 WOOF ! Animals in Art- exploring animal creations.                              
Each ART DAY is from 10:30am-12pm and is $5.00 per child.

Enrollment is limited. Registration and payment due prior to the class date.
For more information or to register your child for summer art activities, call 419.289.5652 or

Monday, March 23, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Upcoming URCA Symposium will feature Fine Art & Art Education Majors

Ashland University Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) symposium will feature several art and art education majors coming up on April 8, 2015- Cecelia Maxwell: Sehnsucht: Longing for "Home" , Danielle Rhonemus: The Fantasy Inside Reality and Rachel Yaeger, Hannah Thome, Shauna Spiesz, Dana Reed, Emily Minns, David Truesdell, & Kara Mewhinney: Pedagogy of Vanitas .

URCA Symposium Schedule
Exhibition #1 Cecelia Maxwell: Sehnsucht: Longing for "Home" (Faculty Sponsors: Prof. Keith Dull, Art and Prof. Jessica Wascak, Art)
Exhibition #2 Danielle Rhonemus: The Fantasy Inside Reality (Faculty Sponsor: Prof. Keith Dull, Art)
Rachel Yaeger, Hannah Thome, Shauna Spiesz, Dana Reed, Emily Minns, David Truesdell, & Kara Mewhinney: Pedagogy of Vanitas (Faculty Sponsor: Prof. Priscilla Roggenkamp, Art)

AU Art Dept faculty member Priscilla Roggenkamp for being selected for an Art Residency in Maine

Congrats to AU Art Dept faculty member Priscilla Roggenkamp for being selected for an Art Residency in Maine- Priscilla will be one of 45 artists chosen to participate in an Open Studio Residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME.

 Haystack is a place committed to 'the investigations of craft in an aesthetic climate, honoring tradition while acknowledging the rich potential for contemporary visual art". This residency is made possible by a $2 million grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation. This two-week residency will provide a setting and a community for artistic creation, contemplation and creative growth.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

ARTCRUSH Contest Winner Announced

CONGRATS to Janice Richards- Winner of the ARTCRUSH !
Other winners included Danielle Smith, Taylor Wade and Rachael Santee ! 
Thanks to all that CRUSHED !

Art Awards-2015 Juried Student Art Exhibition

The award winners have been announced for the Ashland University 2015 Juried Student Art Exhibition that will run through April 1 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.

This exhibition offers $1,300 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Everett S. Caldemeyer Award, Dean’s Award , People’s Choice Award and awards in each of the seven art areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital media, design, drawing and ceramics. The awards were announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on March 12, 2015.

The outside juror for exhibition was John Hunting Hansen, he is a Studio Technician and Adjunct Assistant Professor for the College of Wooster.  John accepted 78 entries of the 144 art entries submitted.

Award winners include:

Best in Show - $250
Hannah Thome- Amherst, Ohio
It’s Tough Being a Girl
Soft sculpture-mixed media
Sponsored by the Coburn Gallery

Everett S. Caldemeyer Award - $200
Taylor Wade- Shelby, Ohio
The Wishing War
Digital print
Sponsored by Retired Art Professor Charles Caldemeyer

College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award - $200
Danielle Rhonemus, Bluffton, Ohio
A Bad Connection
Mixed Media Sculpture
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
Emily Nuff-Mansfield, Ohio
In Transition
Steel sculpture

Printmaking - $100
Dana Reed-Plymouth, Ohio
Arbitram Amore Moriebat
3 color reduction print

Digital Award - $100
Emma Daugherty –West Jefferson, Ohio
After 100 Years
Digital Animation

Painting Award - $100
Shawna Spiesz, Bay Village, Ohio
Mixed Media oil and collage on wood 

Ceramics Award - $100
Paige Arthur_Danville, Ohio
Mug Blue Green
Ceramic Mug

Drawing Award - $100
Rachel Santee-Columbus, Ohio
Pencil on paper

Design Award      $100.00
Kaylin Henry-Circleville, Ohio
Self Portrait Illustrations
Mixed Media Illustration

People's Choice Award - Gift Card
Taylor Wade- Shelby, Ohio
The Wishing War
Digital print
Sponsored by Cynthia Petry
The People's Choice award was selected by the Coburn Gallery patrons during the opening reception on Thursday, March 12.

Alumni “Wink” Award-Gift Card
Danielle Smith, Warren, PA
Spray Bottles Supreme
2-D Design Drawing
The Alumni Award is selected and sponsored by 2012 alumnus Jennifer Winkler.