Monday, October 10, 2016

Peoples Choice Award Winner

Congrats to the Peoples Choice Award Winner Marguerite Mitchell of Ashland High School for her ceramic sculpture "Marina". Thanks to all our patrons for rocking the art vote !

Friday, October 7, 2016

Award Winners Announced -Ashland County High School Juried Art Exhibition

The award winners have been announced for the Ashland County High School  Juried Art Exhibition that will run through November 6 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.

This exhibition offered $325.00 in awards to student artists in the Ashland County participating school systems. The awards were announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on October 6, 2016.

The outside juror for exhibition was Andrius Balukas.

Balukas has studied in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the School of Visual Arts in New York. He received a BFA in Painting and Art History through the University of Chicago. Recently he has become an art educator through the Bachelors+ program at Ashland University. Aside from corporate graphics, he has designed art books for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His artwork has been shown nationally in galleries and museums, including the Whitney Museum of Art. He is currently showing his work at Google Headquarters in San Francisco. Photo credit Sky Studios.

Student award winners include Marguerite Mitchell from Ashland High School who was awarded Best in Show-$100.00 for her ceramic sculpture entitled Marina. Honorable mentions -$50.00 were awarded to Emily Stevens from Crestview High School for her mixed media work Meadow, Camryn Hall from Crestview High School for her ceramic fiber vessel entitled Corset Basket, Skylar Hildebrandt of Mapleton High School for her painting entitled Marilyn Monroe Retro and Audra Gilespie of Ashland High School for her fiber work entitled Granny. Two juror mentions were awarded on technical qualities to the following student artists: Peter Zimmerman of Ashland High School for his sculpture assemblage entitled Insectum ex machine and Ellie Harlan of Ashland High School for her print entitled Cat.
Skylar Hildebrandt 

 Emily Stevens

 Camryn Hall

Emily Stevens & Crestview HS Art Educator Emily Fitch

Peter Zimmerman & Ashland HS Art Educator Carmone Macfarlane 

Marguerite Mitchell & Ashland HS Art Educator Carmone Macfarlane 

Skylar Hildebrandt  & Mapleton HS Art educator Matt Kidney

Awards for the Ashland County High School Juried Art Exhibition were sponsored by Ashland Photography Club, Ashland University Art Department and Art Club, Ashland Community Arts League, the Petry Family and the Wurster Family.

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.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Ashland County High School Juried Art Exhibition Opens Thursday@5:00pm

Ashland County High School Juried Art Exhibition will showcase student artists from Ashland High School, Crestview High School and Mapleton High School. OPENS THURSDAY 5-7pm.

The juror Andrius Balukas selected 53 artworks from 38 student artists from Ashland County: Kiah Ison, Emily Stevens, Camryn Hall, Macie Boardman, Paige King, Anna Circosta, Carly Stevens, Kristen Wichterman, Savannah Knowlton, Renee Stimpert, Sara West, Autumn Sexton, Mackenzie Mechlin, Colleen Cline, Kaitlin Stuart, Kaelin Frazee, Aubrey Aunna Miller, Geordon Turske, Caleb Sincholic, Ellie Harlan, Matt Hales, Brooke Kershner, Cassandra Harper, Alexis Boesel, Mariah Yoder, Alyson Welling, Evelyn Kruger, Alayna Ralich, Skylar Hildebrant, Mitchell Marguerite, Audra Gillespie, Amelia Soergel, Chloe Davidson, Peter Zimmerman, Mackenzie Foster, Jennifer Powell, Jordan Espinoza, and Maya McDonald. 

The Ashland County High School Juried Art Exhibition opens on Thursday October 6 with a reception from 5:00 to 7:00pm and the event is free and open to the public. Awards will be announced at the opening at 6:15pm. Exhibition runs through November 6, 2016.