The Ashland University Juried Student Art Exhibition opens on Thursday, March 21, in the Coburn Gallery with a reception to be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
This exhibition, which will run from March 21 to April 5, will offer $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 six art areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital media, drawing and ceramics. The awards ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. on March 21.
The annual exhibition represents a culmination of student work from university art classes during the school year. It is an opportunity for art students to take their best artwork from the year, learn how to professionally present it for display, and then receive feedback from an outside art professional.
The outside juror for exhibition is George T. Gregory Jr. Gregory was born and raised in Richmond, Va. He earned his bachelor of fine arts in sculpture with a minor in printmaking, magna cum laude, from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Gregory, who resides in Columbus, Ohio, received his master of fine arts from The Ohio State University, and is currently a lecturer in the OSU art department. He has exhibited his work throughout the east coast and has received several awards, including the Charles Renick Award of Excellence, which was awarded to him by Virginia Commonwealth University.
The exhibition is an excellent opportunity to support the arts by purchasing a student artwork, whether just starting to collect art or adding to a collection.
Generous donations from Charles Caldemeyer; Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; and other private donors have allowed the University to offer several of these awards.
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 www.ashland.edu/coburngallery , find it on Facebook or call 419.289.5652.