Monday, May 17, 2021

Awards Announced-ASHCAL Juried Members Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University announces awards for regional juried exhibition featuring 22 members of the Ashland Community Art League. The juror for the exhibition was professor and fine artist Priscilla Roggenkamp from Alliance, Ohio.

An opening reception was held on Friday, May 14, with $450.00 in awards announced including Best in Show, Peggy Stover, watercolor painting titled, Yellow Blue, 1st Place Marty Bossler Lee charcoal drawing, Nightfall, 2nd Place Barbara Morejon, felted wool sculpture, Vessels Revealed and two Juror Honorable Mentions-Betz Johnson Richards, colored pencil drawing, Canary Girl, and Heidi Weller, Self Portrait Pandemic, oil on paper. All artworks and awards were selected by the juror.

The exhibition includes local artists Barbara Nell Morejon, Bea North, Christine Krantz, Betty Perry, Betz Johnson Richards, Scott Parillo, Cynthia C. Petry, Jennifer Geraci, Dana Sherburne, Debra Akers, Elizabeth Klingler, Martha Buckner, Irene Maginniss, Janet Wells, Jerome A. Klobutcher, Marty Bossler Lee, Heidi Weller, MP Marion, Nancy Dupre, Peggy Stover, Irv Oslin, and Susan Shafer. 

The exhibition showcases local artistic talent in the Ashland community and will run from May 14 through July 23, 2021.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and is free and open to the public. Covid-19 safety protocols include: a maximum of 15 visitors that may visit the gallery at one time, and groups no larger than 5, and face masks must be worn. For more information about the opening reception or the exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

ASHCAL Members Exhibition Opens Friday May 14th

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University announces a regional juried exhibition featuring 49 works created by the members of the Ashland Community Arts League. The works on view will range from painting, ceramics, photography, fiber arts, printmaking, glass, drawing and mixed media. The Ashland Community Arts League juried members exhibition opens on Friday May 14 with a reception from 6:00-7:30pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Exhibiting artists include Barbara Nell Morejon, Bea North, Christine Krantz, Betty Perry, Betz Johnson Richards, Scott Parillo, Cynthia C. Petry, Jennifer Geraci, Dana Sherburne, Debra Akers, Elizabeth Klingler, Martha Buckner, Irene Maginniss, Janet Wells, Jerome A. Klobutcher, Marty Bossler Lee, Heidi Weller, MP Marion, Nancy Dupre, Peggy Stover, Irv Oslin, and Susan Shafer.

The juror for the exhibition was Priscilla Roggenkamp who is an artist and associate professor of art living in Alliance, Ohio. She studied art at Kent State University (M.F.A.), University of Arkansas (M.Ed.) and Heidelberg College (B.A.).  Her artwork moves in two directions.  Fiber-based sculptural works that relate to human concerns and often consider what we carry in life.  And two-dimensional works that relate to nature, time and place and most often lean toward abstraction. She has shown her work in a variety of places such as Chicago’s Woman Made Gallery, the Canton Museum of Art, the Brogan Museum in Florida and internationally in The Western Galilee, Israel.  She is represented by (Not) Sheep Gallery in Columbus.  She curated an exhibition related to the play Romeo and Juliet, a textile exhibition called The Threads That Bind and co curated The Women of Resilience Exhibition.  In 2015, she attended a residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME.  In 2021, she was awarded an Individual Excellence Award FY21 from the Ohio Arts Council.

Priscilla has taught at The College of Wooster, Mount Union College, Canton Country Day School, Blue Ridge Community College, James Madison University and the University of Arkansas.  She is currently teaching at Ashland University.  

The Ashland Community Arts League juried members exhibition will be on view May 14- July 23, 2021.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and is free and open to the public. Covid-19 safety protocols include: a maximum of 15 visitors that may visit the gallery at one time, and groups no larger than 5, and face masks must be worn. For more information about the opening reception or the exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.


Thursday, April 15, 2021

Call for Local Artists-

CALL FOR ARTISTS:  The Coburn Gallery of Ashland University will host an Ashland Community Arts League (AshCAL) juried membership exhibition May 14 through July 23, 2021. The exhibition is open to all artists who are current members of AshCAL. Entry fee is $25 for up to four entries. Newly joining members must provide contact information and pay annual membership dues ($35) at the time of entry. Life membership is also available for $100, and includes the entry fee for the 2021 exhibition. Works in any media, traditional or experimental, qualify. All works must be original to the entering artist and not completed under instruction or as part of a class or workshop. No kits or commercial patterns will be accepted. Work may not have been previously exhibited at Coburn Gallery. Wall hanging pieces must be wired and completely ready to exhibit. All pieces must be hand delivered to Coburn Gallery, 331 College Ave, Ashland, OH, on Sunday, May 9, noon to 3 pm or Monday, May 10, from 10 am to 3 pm. No mailed or commercial deliveries will be accepted. Entries will be juried on Monday, May 10, 4 to 6pm. Entrants will be notified of rejections late the day of Monday, May 10, by email only. Rejected work must be picked up on Tuesday, May 11, 10 am to 4 pm. The guest juror is Priscilla Roggenkamp, January 2021 recipient of an Ohio Arts Council individual Excellence Award in the category of Visual Arts 3D. She has also been previously awarded an OAC Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant in 2018 to study Appalachian Weaving. Priscilla is an artist and associate professor of art at Ashland University. Detailed entry forms and prospectus may be obtained by email to: cpetry@ashland.edu . Hard copies are available at the gallery. 



Monday, April 12, 2021

Summer Art Camp Announced

 

Join the Coburn Art Gallery on the Ashland University Campus for Summer Art Camp, 

which will offer an intensive and creative one-week session on June 21-25, 2021.
Students in a variety of ages will learn how to use many techniques within the sculpture ceramics medium. 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 is titled: Through the Lens of Nature
Exploring nature as visualized through different artistic techniques including 
sculptural assemblage, ceramic hand building and wheel throwing in this fun 
filled 3-D inspired camp week.  
Art Camp is for young artists ages 9-14 and runs from 9am-12noon. 
The camp ratio is 1:5. Summer Art Camp session fee is $75.00 per child.
All materials are provided. Enrollment is limited. 

Registration and payment due prior to the class date to ensure spot in the event. 
COVID 19 protocols will be in place which will include campers wearing face masks 
at all times and practicing social distancing.
For more information or to register your child for summer art activities, call 419.289.5652 or email coburngallery@ashland.edu.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Senior Exhibition Awards Announced

Congratulations to our 2021 Senior Art + Design Exhibition awards winners-Hannah Osborn was selected for the senior exhibition art award and the Honorable Mention senior award recipient was Harlie Gregory. Both awards were selected by the Ashland University Art + Design Department faculty.

Hannah will graduate from Ashland University with a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Art with a concentration in Graphic Design with a minor in Religion. Hannah is from Chatham, Ohio where she lives with her father, Steve, her mother, Heather, and her brother, Steven. She is a graduate of Cloverleaf High School and the Medina County Career Center where she learned under the instruction of Ron Kostechak about printing, pre-press, offset press, silk screen printing, and of course graphic design. During her three year at Ashland, Hannah has been exhibited in the Juried Student Art Exhibition multiple times and has been awarded the Dean’s Award, the Alumni “Wink” Award, and the Bernini Award. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and other circumstances, Hannah chose to do classes remotely for the remainder of her schooling. Because of this, she was not able to be as active on campus as she would have liked to be. However, she was able to go on a mission trip with campus ministry to Tennessee and an educational trip to Israel before this had happened. Hannah also was an intern for OneIT, the Medina County Career Center, and Vinyl Marketing where she participated in a variety of design work and learning experiences. She plans to continue graphic design by finding a full time position in the Columbus area after graduation.

Gregory, from Cambridge, OH, will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Art with a concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing. She is a youngest child of Janie Jackson and Frank Gregory. Gregory attended John Glenn High School where she graduated with an Honors Diploma. At Ashland, she is an active member of FCA and is a part of a worship team. Gregory received Outstanding Junior of the Year for the Art Department. She has also been a part of three juried student exhibitions. Gregory gained an internship the summer of 2020 that allowed her to better understand the field and for her to improve her skill. She is extremely thankful to be able to have the opportunities she’s had here, including an art department trip to New York City to view world-renowned works.


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Senior Art + Design Exhibition Opens April 8th

Each spring, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art and Design Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art majors.

 Bringing together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art and Design, the 2021 Senior Art and Design Exhibition will open on Thursday, April 8 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. We will keep the gallery socially distant, allowing groups of 10 or less at a time during the opening. Masks are required. The senior awards will be announced at 5:30 p.m. at the April 8 reception and on our Facebook page.
“While the 2021 Senior Art Exhibition provides the capstone experience for graduating art and design 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 will run from April 8 through May 8, include graphic design, illustration, digital art and video.
 
Senior Art Exhibition artists – Noah Rau, Harlie Gregory, Taylor Mowry, Hannah Osborn, Tristan Peterman, Callandra Roddy and Aliya Ratliff.
Ratliff, from Tipp City, Ohio, will be graduating with a bachelor of fine arts, with a concentration in Illustration. Aliya Ratliff graduated from Tippecanoe High School while simultaneously obtaining an Associates in Liberal Arts from Sinclair Community College. Aliya Ratliff is the daughter of Sylvia Adams. While attending AU, Aliya Participated in the Art club, as well as worked for both the art department and AU recreational services. After graduating Aliya has plans to continue making art focused in illustration. 
 
Roddy will graduate with a BFA in Fine Art and a concentration in Digital art and Illustration and a minor in Art History. Roddy originated from Mount Liberty, Ohio and graduated from K12 Ohio Virtual Academy. While attending Ashland University, she had the opportunity to work with the AU Theatre Department freshman year and the Coburn Art Gallery for the rest of her stay. She is also a member of the honor roll. Roddy’s artworks have been displayed in the Annual Juried Student Exhibitions three years in a row and won the Drawing Award in spring of 2018, the Bernini Award in the spring of 2020 and most recently, the AU Permanent Collection Award. With her degree, she plans to continue making illustrative and digital works and is contemplating furthering her education with graduate school.

Hannah will graduate from Ashland University with a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Art with a concentration in Graphic Design with a minor in Religion. Hannah is from Chatham, Ohio where she lives with her father, Steve, her mother, Heather, and her brother, Steven. She is a graduate of Cloverleaf High School and the Medina County Career Center where she learned under the instruction of Ron Kostechak about printing, pre-press, offset press, silk screen printing, and of course graphic design. During her three years at Ashland, Hannah has been exhibited in the Juried Student Art Exhibition multiple times and has been awarded the Dean’sAward, the Alumni “Wink” Award, and the Bernini Award. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and other circumstances, Hannah chose to do classes remotely for the remainder of her schooling. Because of this, she was not able to be as active on campus as she would have liked to be. However, she was able to go on a mission trip with campus ministry to Tennessee and an educational trip to Israel before this had happened. Hannah also was an intern for OneIT, the Medina County Career Center, and Vinyl Marketing where she participated in a variety of design work and learning experiences. She plans to continue graphic design by finding a full time position in the Columbus area after graduation.

Gregory, from Cambridge, OH, will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Art with a concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing. She is the youngest child of Janie Jackson and Frank Gregory. Gregory attended John Glenn High School where she graduated with an Honors Diploma. At Ashland, she is an active member of FCA and is a part of a worship team. Gregory received Outstanding Junior of the Year for the Art Department. She has also been a part of three Juried Student Art & Design Exhibitions. Gregory gained an internship the summer of 2020 that allowed her to better understand the field and for her to improve her skill. She is extremely thankful to be able to have the opportunities she’s had here, including an art department trip to New York City to view world-renowned works. 

Noah Rau grew up in Tiffin, Ohio. With a mom gifted in sculpting and a dad who often painted landscapes, Noah was raised with seeing art constantly. Sure enough, he grew to have a passion for art, and his art was frequently shown in school art shows. Though Noah always wanted to have an art related career, it was in high school that he realized he wanted to pursue a career as a graphic designer. Noah was accepted into Ashland University in the fall of 2016, and began his first semester the following fall. Aside from graphic design, Noah developed a love for film making in college, while making music videos and short videos. After graduating, Noah wants to continue his career as a graphic designer while also improving his craft in painting and film making.

Mowry, from Bellville Ohio will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Commercial Art and a minor in marketing. She has displayed artwork in the Juried Student Art + Design Exhibitions as well as while serving as the Art Club Marketing Chairman (2018-2019) and Vice President (2019-2021). In 2018, she began her photography journey alongside BLBishop Photography. She works with Bertha Bishop of Mansfield Ohio, capturing weddings and as her assistant when needed for studio photos, show events and editing. Taylor had the opportunity to view famous works in New York City. In 2020 Taylor would’ve traveled to Italy with students in the art department, however a global pandemic made it impossible. Although life was forced to be on stand-still as she was transitioning into her senior year, she worked closely with Applied Graphics in Mansfield for a short period of time considering the fast spread of the virus. She will continue to work with BLBishop Photography as an assistant and hopes to resume with Applied Graphics after graduation. 

Peterman is from Canton, Ohio, and he will graduate with a bachelor's degree in Commercial Art and a minor in Theater. He is the son of Ryan and Tressa Peterman. While attending AU, he has been a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity as well as the Theater honorary, Alpha Psi Omega. He was awarded the Honorable Mention Award in the 2019 Student Exhibition. After college, he is going to stay in Ohio in order to decide his next moves.

The Coburn Gallery is open from 10am-5pm Monday through Friday and 12pm-4pm on Saturday/ Sunday. Gallery admission is free and open to the public. New Covid-19 safety protocols include: a maximum of 15 visitors that may visit the gallery at one time, and groups no larger than 5, and face masks must be worn at all the times on the Ashland University campus including on the exterior of the buildings. For more information about the exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Call for Entry-AU Art + Design Alumni

Alumni of the Department of Art + Design are invited to submit artwork for an Alumni Exhibition, to take place in the Coburn Art Gallery September 2-30, 2021.  The exhibition is open to any graduate of Ashland University’s Art + Design programs. All artwork should be made in the last four years and not exhibited at any previous Coburn Gallery exhibition is eligible. There is no fee for entry. All media will be considered, including installation, design work, and new media. All artworks must be gallery ready and they will be screened by the gallery director. 

To request entry information, contact Cynthia Petry at cpetry@ashland.edu.  Entry deadline is July 6, 2021 @5pm. For more information about this exhibition, contact Cynthia Petry at cpetry@ashland.edu; phone 419.289.5652.