Thursday, March 31, 2016

AU Senior Art Exhibition Opens April 7th

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, the 2016 Senior Art Exhibition will open on Thursday, April 7, 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 p.m. at the reception.
“While the 2016 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 exhibition, which runs from April 7 to May 14, will include graphic design, digital art, painting, and printmaking. 
Exhibiting seniors are: Emma Daugherty, Kaylin Henry, Ashley Herman, Dylan Moats, Angela Pollick, Janice Richards, Hannah Thome and Rachel Yaeger.
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Friday, March 18, 2016



"Free art supplies for life"

"I wish Jennifer Winkler worked at my school as the art teacher"

"I wish for the edges to stop blurring on my lino blocks please"

" I wish to see Frida Kahlo's blue house in Mexico  "

"I wish to help save the environment with my art "

"To have my work exhibited in the next year (other than Ashland)"

"For art to be cooler and more supported than sports in school systems"

Open Saturday 10am-4pm / Sunday 12-6pm

2016 Juried Student Art Exhibition Awards Announced

ASHLAND, Ohio – The award winners have been announced for the Ashland University 2016 Juried Student Art Exhibition that will run through April 1 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.

This exhibition offers $1,100 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Bernini Award, Dean’s Award, People’s Choice Award and awards in each of the five art areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital art and design, drawing and ceramics. The awards were announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on March 17, 2016.

The outside juror for exhibition was Clare Murray Adams was born in Canton Ohio.  She received a BFA from Kent State University and an MFA from Vermont College.  She is a retired Professor of Art and former Chair of the Visual Art Department at Malone University in Canton, Ohio.  She now lives in rural Southington Ohio where she maintains an active studio practice. 

Clare accepted 68 entries of the 101 art entries submitted.

Award winners include:

Best in Show - $250
Abigail Nye, Uticia, Ohio
The Waterhouse Mermaid
Scratch Board Drawing
Sponsored by the Coburn Gallery

Bernini Award - $100
Kiana Ziegler , Ashland, Ohio
Mixed Media work
Sponsored and selected by Dr. Wendy and Scott Schaller

College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award - $200
Danielle Smith, Warren, PA
Strong Elegance
Wire Sculpture
Sponsored and selected by Ashland University Dean of College of Arts & Sciences- Dr. Dawn Weber

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

Sculpture Award - $100
Kara Mewhinney, Medina, Ohio
Steel and Yarn

Printmaking Award - $100
Dana Reed-Plymouth, Ohio
Linoleum Print

Digital and Design Award- $100
Kaylin Henry, Circleville, Ohio
Something Grabbed Ahold of my Hand
Digital Animation

Painting Award - $100
Hannah Thome, Amherst, Ohio
Mixed Media

Ceramics Award - $100
Nataleigh Everett, Ashland, Ohio
Flightless Bird

Drawing Award - $100
Caitlin Rayburn, Ontario, Ohio
Waiting to be Drawn Like One of Your French Girls
Charcoal Drawing

People's Choice Award - Gift Card
Ashley Herman, North Royalton, Ohio
Le Fleur
Ceramic sculpture
Sponsored by Cynthia Petry
The People's Choice award was selected by the Coburn Gallery patrons during the opening reception on Thursday, March 17.

Alumni “Wink” Award-Gift Card
Caitlin Rayburn Ontario, Ohio
Don’t Drink and Draw
Pen drawing
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.

Monday, March 14, 2016

2016 Juried Student Art Exhibition opens this Thursday @4:30pm

2016 Juried Student Art Exhibition opens this Thursday @4:30pm. 
Art Awards announced @5:00pm. 
Peoples Choice Award voting begins @ 4:30pm-ends @6:00pm.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Entries Due for 2016 Juried Student Art Exhibition

Entries Due for 2016 Juried Student Art Exhibition March 1 & 2 
from 10am-5pm. 

Declined artworks may be picked up Friday March 4 from 10am-4pm 
and March 14 form 9am-5pm. 

OPENING RECEPTION on Thursday March 17 from 4:30pm-6:30pm. 

Art Awards announced at 5:00pm.