The Ashland University Art Department opened the 2010 Juried Student Art Exhibition on Feb. 25 in the Coburn Gallery, where they offered $1,300 in awards to student artists.
The $250 Best in Show award was given to senior Casey Snyder of Tecumseh, Mich., for her oil painting titled, “Riot.”
The $200 “Caldy” Award was given to junior Joshua Risner of Ashland, Ohio, for his acrylic painting, “Speaking of Faith.”
The $250 Provost Award was given to junior Christa E. Gast of Ashland, Ohio, for her oil painting, “Reflections of the Past.”
The six $100 Art Area awards were given to the following students: freshman Michelle Ruegsegger of West Salem, Ohio, in the Drawing area for her self portrait drawing, “Reflections”; junior Joshua Risner of Ashland, Ohio, in the Painting area for his oil painting, "Emptiness as a means of Liberation"; Bachelor’s Plus student Ricky Featheringill of Ashland, Ohio, in the Sculpture area for his steel sculpture, “Rhythmic Motion #4”; senior Claire Kereky of North Olmstead, Ohio, in the Ceramics and Printmaking areas for her ceramic piece, "Jelly Bean Holder," and her color reduction linocut print, "I'm Watching You"; and senior Dayna Bell of Garrettsville, Ohio, in the Digital Art area for her digital print, "Perfection and Depth."
The Ashland University Art Club also offered a People's Choice Award selected by the gallery patrons on Feb. 25 and that award was given to Ashley Mont, a senior from Mansfield for her digital print on canvas titled “Ballence.” The People’s Choice Award was generously funded by anonymous donations of a $50 Dick Blick Art Store gift card and a $50 Home Depot gift card.
The exhibition runs from Feb. 25 to March 4. A generous donation from the Hull Foundation and the support from Dr. Frank Pettigrew and Charles Caldemeyer made many of these awards possible.