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.

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