Coburn Art Saturdays

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery and Art Club have established “Art Saturdays,” an educational and creative experience for children and teens. “Art Saturdays” will be offering classes on the following dates – October 22 entitled “Monster Mash” from 10:30am-noon for young artists ages 4-7 years old $5.00 per child and on November 12 “Leonardo Da Vinci Robots” for young artists ages 8-13 from 10am-noon $10.00 per child.

 “Monster Mash” will have young artists exploring their drawing skills while creating an adorable mismatched monster. On November 12th “Leonardo Da Vinci Robots”, young artists will learn about Da Vinci’s famous notebooks, focusing upon his creative vision of futuristic robots. Registration and art fee per child is required prior to each Art Saturdays activity. All supplies are included and class sizes are limited. Classes are located in Room 346 located in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus. For more information or to register your child for classes, contact the Coburn Art Gallery at 419.289.5652 / coburngallery@ashland.edu

Art Saturdays fall 2016

Coburn Art Gallery

Exceptional Art Hosted at Ashland University's Gallery


The Coburn Gallery serves as Ashland University's primary resource for the viewing of visual art by the academic community as well as by the general public. These exhibitions form the visual foundation of the educational mission of the Department of Art. The gallery schedule focuses on the work of nationally known contemporary artists as well as Ashland University art faculty and students.

Every year the Coburn Gallery hosts the Faculty Exhibition, the Student Exhibition (juried by an outside juror with cash awards for outstanding work), the Senior Exhibition (featuring the work of graduating seniors) as well as The Ashland Exhibition, a juried summer event displaying the work of area artists. The Fall semester usually features the work of artists from across the country, as well as themed exhibitions. With its ample proportions, comfortable feel and excellent lighting, the gallery provides a space where all members of the campus community may enjoy the beauty and stimulation of the visual art experience.

Events

INTERRUPTED-Art Exhibition

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will be hosting an exhibition entitled Interrupted featuring a selection of works that address the theme of longing and loss within our lives.

 The exhibition includes 35 artworks from 26 artists from across the United States: Aileen Bassis, Andrew J Brown, Diana Budde, Molly Jo Burke, Anne Chesnut, Sage Dawson, Adrienne Der Marderosian, Eugene Ellenberg, Roya Farassat, Marcella Hackbardt, Megan Hildebrandt, Chakila L. Hoskins, Honey Lazar, Emily McIIroy, Charles Mintz, Robert Mullenix, Danielle Muzina, Carlos Rene Pacheco, Melissa Redman, Sarah G Sharp, Rachel Suzanne Smith, Sally Schluter Tardella, Kim Rae Taylor, Julie Wills, Lauren Voss and Jim Zimpel.

Interrupted

 The Coburn Gallery has the honor of debuting a video installation work by Cleveland artists Honey Lazar and Lauren Voss entitled The Year My Sisters Died as part of the Interrupted art exhibition.

“This video is a visual poem about my grief as well as those times when life flattens us.  Seasons changed, trees shed, rested, and predictably bloomed.  Rain and snow fell.  Mourning held a monotonous metronomic rhythm.  Eventually, I accepted that my sisters were gone; that my sorrow would not end, but it was time to get up and leave the room” says Lazar.

 The Coburn Gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday September 1 from 4:30pm-6:30pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through September 25, 2016.

For more about the Interrupted  exhibition or events at the Coburn Gallery,  visit www.ashland.edu/coburngallery or find us on Facebook. The Coburn Gallery is open from 12pm-5pm Monday through Friday and 12noon-4pm Saturday/Sunday.

COBURN SUMMER ART CAMP & ART DAYS

Registration Form : PDF iconsummer_art_experiences_reg_form_2016.pdf

OHIO NEW PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will hold a regional juried exhibition titled “Ohio New Photography,” which will feature the works of 20 professional photographers and 14 youth photographers from the state of Ohio.

The “Ohio New Photography” exhibition opens on Sunday, June 26, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public. Awards will be announced at the opening at 3 p.m. The exhibition will run from June 26 to July 31 in the Coburn Art Gallery.

The exhibition features the works of the following photographers -- Alec Casto, Lee Fearnside, Christine Walsh Newton, Joe Applebaum, Christina Sadowski, Teresa Davis, Deborah Pinter, Marla Gladman, Xiaoting Qui, Don Pavlish, Miranda Robertson, Shari Wilkins, Susie Underwood, Carissa Woytach, Kerry Kirkpatrick, Robert Kovatich, Jaime Lucas and Rachel Buchleitner. Youth category photographers include Colin Mayr, Teagan Kennedy, Basia Morris, Maya McDonald, Miles Barnhardt, Tyler Rittenhour, Megan Gallant, Kelsey Carver, Emmelia Bloomfield, Victoria Adams, Maria Groom, Emily Brustoski, Maggie Cole and Rowyn Osborne.

Honey Lazar, a Cleveland photographer, will serve as juror for the exhibition. She studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and is a lifelong workshop student. Selections of her work are in permanent collections at the Progressive Corporation, University Hospitals and Southwest General Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Her photographs have exhibited internationally, most recently in Malaga, Spain.

Honey works on long-term projects for exhibition and publication. She photographs to immortalize loved ones, landscapes and objects of desire, and has recently published, “Loving Aunt Ruth:  Recipes for a Life Well-Lived.” Honey says she loves everything about photography, especially the people she meets.

“Judging photography is a rewarding, challenging and inspiring task. Examining how others see, narrate, compose, and ultimately use craftsmanship and artistry is a pleasure and a privilege,” she said.

“My congratulations to all those chosen for this show, especially the young people at the beginning of an artistic life,” she continued. “We submit to calls believing in our work, and I hope every photographer not selected keeps her or his faith knowing that choosing was not easy. Gallery space is limited, and choices are made, but all of us must keep submitting, working and loving the act of staring, documenting and imagining. I studied each entry many times looking for work that left me breathless.”

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10am-noon and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and is free and open to the public. For more information about the opening reception or the exhibition, call419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.

Ohio Arts Council Presentation-

The Coburn Gallery and the Ashland Community Arts League will co-host a presentation by Kathy Signorino, Coordinator for Artist Programs and Percent for Art Office from the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), on Wednesday June 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conrad Student Center auditorium at Ashland University. 
 
The presentation will provide information on the Individual Excellence Award program, the OAC's online grant application system and other individual artist services provided by the state agency. Following the the presentation there will be a question and answer period. The event is free and open to the public.


The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. The Ohio Arts Council was created in 1965 to foster and encourage the development of the arts and assist the preservation of Ohio's cultural heritage. With funds from the Ohio Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, the OAC provides financial assistance to artists and arts organizations.

For more information about the event, call 419.289.5652 or visit The Coburn Gallery on Facebook.

CALL FOR ART

CALL FOR ART- "Interrupted"
Coburn Art Gallery at Ashland University seeks works for a thematic exhibition entitled "Interrupted". Works should address the concept of loss and longing within our lives.Open to all media including video and sound works. The exhibition will run September 1-25, 2016. Interested artists should submit an email to the gallery director Cynthia Petry at coburngallery@ashland. Include current vita and up three images. Title, media and size with images. Indicate “Interrupted”-Call for Art in your subject line. Deadline to submit entries June 22, 2016. Notifications sent July 11th. Accepted artworks will need to be delivered by August 17th. No entry fee. For more information coburngallery@ashland.edu / 419.289.5652 .

Interrupted

Natural Tendencies  May 20 - June 18, 2016

Featuring Cleveland area artists Judith Brandon, Christi Birchfield, Melissa Daubert, Christine Mauersberger, Dana Oldfather, Mark Yasenchack and Jeff Yost. Natural Tendencies was curated by Jessica Wascak . Opening reception Friday May 20 from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

  Natural Tendencies

 2016 SENIOR ART EXHIBITION April 7-May 14

2016 AU Senior Art Exhibition

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

Bringing together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art, the 2016 Senior Art Exhibition will open on Thursday, April 7, 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. The senior art awards will be announced at 5 p.m. at the reception.

“While the 2016 Senior Art Exhibition provides the capstone experience for graduating art 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, which runs from April 7 to May 14, will include graphic design, digital art, painting, and printmaking. 

Exhibiting seniors are: Emma Daugherty, Kaylin Henry, Ashley Herman, Dylan Moats, Angela Pollick, Janice Richards, Hannah Thome and Rachel Yaeger.

2016 JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

2016 Juried Student Art Exhibition

March 17 - April 1, 2016 OPENING RECEPTION March 17 4:30-6:30pm AWARDS @5pm

Art Dept Faculty 2016

The Coburn Gallery announces its upcoming art exhibition featuring the works from the Ashland University Art Department Faculty. This annual exhibition highlights the two dimensional and three dimensional of the current faculty as professional artists exhibiting works in their prospective areas. The art department faculty pursue active studio careers in addition to their teaching endeavors. The exhibition opens on Thursday January 21 and runs through February 27, 2016.

The exhibition features the following art department faculty: Keith Dull, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry, Michael Bird, Janis Mars Wunderlich and Larry Schiemann.

The Coburn Gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday, January 21, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. The reception is free and open to the public. For more about the 2016 Faculty Art Exhibition visit us on the web atwww.ashland.edu/coburngallery or find us on Facebook.

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.

Fall 2015 Senior Art Exhibition

Held each fall, the Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art Exhibition which features the capstone experience for graduating art majors, the 2015 Senior Art Exhibitions represents more than just students’ studio art experiences. For students of the liberal arts, the exhibition is the culmination of their undergraduate careers at Ashland University. Bringing together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art, the Senior Art Exhibitions opens on November 12 with an opening reception from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the Coburn Art Gallery located in the center for the arts on the Ashland University campus. Exhibiting seniors include: Taylor Menhart-Graphic Design, Olivia Glass-Ceramics, Randi Schimmoeller-Printmaking and Mary Jean Ferretti-Digital Art. The senior art exhibition runs from November 12-December 20, 2015.

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Traci Molloy Visiting Artist Lecture

October 8 at 7:00pm Dauch-Ridenour Center

Traci Molloy

Traci Molloy -A Brooklyn-based artist and social activist will be coming to Ashland University as part of the "Power of the Press" exhibition events. Traci's work explores adolescent culture, loss, and violence through photography, digital arts, installation, painting, and printmaking. Public lecture October 8 at 7:00pm Dauch-Ridenour Center.

On Friday October 9 -Traci will be working with AU students and community members in a hands-on art collaborative project that relates to Social Justice revolving around the topic of bullying while expanding participants thinking around activism and social change. Time to be announced. Location -Center for the Arts

Sponsored by the Art Department , Coburn Gallery, Ashland Center for Nonviolence, Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology and Student Activities.

Power of the Press 

Power of the Press

Power of the Press Awards Announced 

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University has announced the Power of the Press award recipients from the national juried exhibition featuring 20 artworks from 16 artists from across the United States.

An opening reception was held on Thursday, Aug. 27, with $550 in awards announced, including Best in Show recipient Keisha Mrotek’s lithography, monotype and screen print titled “50 Years of Progress.” The Juror Honorable Mention winners were Chadwick Tolley’s silkscreen print “Frickin Rad,” Stephanie Sabo’s image transfer and chine-colle print titled “Lattice Ring Dress” and Marissa Angel’s etching with coal ash print titled “Ashen.”

POTP Award Winners Collage

The juror for the “Power of the Press” was Liz Maugans, one of Cleveland’s Zygote Press’ co-founders and managing directors. She is a native of Ohio and received her Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Maugans teaches drawing and printmaking at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and has taught at various other institutions in the Cleveland area.

The exhibition showcases the talent of contemporary printmakers and will run through Oct. 31, 2015. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and is free and open to the public. For more information about the opening reception or the exhibition, call419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.

Power of the Press Exhibition Opens August 27

The Power of the Press Exhibition features a selection of socially and politically themed prints by celebrated artists Käthe Kollwitz, Honoré Daumier, and Francisco Goya from the Ashland University collection curated by Dr. Wendy Schaller. Embracing the social function of art, these outspoken artists used biting satire and powerful emotional expression not only to address the human condition of their times but to challenge political authority and counter social inequality. To be exhibited in conjunction with a national juried exhibition of contemporary printmaking by the same title.


The National Juried Exhibition Power of the Press includes 20 artworks from 16 artists from across the United States: Andries Fourie, Salem, OR, Margaret Denk-Leigh, Independence, OH, Keisha Mrotek Oakland, CA, Ramiro Rodriguez South Bend, IN, Kimberly Nguyen, Oklahoma, OK, Donté Hayes, Kennesaw, GA, Christina Carlyle Reed, Seattle, WA, Jill Annie Margaret, Boise, ID, Amnestie Lillian-Tate VerDuin, Mount Pleasant, MI, Margi Weir, Detroit, MI, Marissa Angel, Virginia Beach, VA, Akemi Ohira, Charlottesville, VA, Elizabeth Klimek, Gaithersburg, MD, Keith Dull, Ashland, OH, Chadwick Tolley Evans and GA, Stephanie Sabo, Los Angeles, CA.


The juror for the Power of the Press was Liz Maugans, one of Zygote Press’ co-founders and managing directors. She is a native of Ohio who received her Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Maugans teaches drawing and printmaking at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and has taught at various other institutions in the Cleveland area.


The Coburn Gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday August 27 from 4:30pm-6:30pm. During the reception, there will be printmaking demonstrations provided by Professor Keith Dull and AU Art majors and at 5:30pm a collection overview by Dr. Wendy Schaller. The reception is free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through October 31, 2015.


On September 19th the Coburn will host two workshops: Printmaking Workshop with Keith Dull for ages 16 and over. This is the perfect opportunity to become acquainted with a variety of printmaking techniques. AU Printmaking Professor, Keith Dull, will provide demonstrations on copper plate etching, and polyester plate lithography, and linoleum relief printing that will be followed by an opportunity for participants to draw, process and print their own image using one of these techniques. The workshop is from 10:00am-2:00pm with a $30.00 fee which includes all materials.

The Coburn will host an Art Saturday program entitled BRAYER + INK =PRINT POWER—Explore Printmaking for young artists ages 7-12 year old can will try their hand at relief, collagraph and monotype printmaking processes while exploring social messages in art. The class meets form 10am-12pm and the cost is $5.00 per child which includes all materials.


On October 8, 2015 the Coburn will host Artist and Activist Traci Molloy for a public lecture at Ashland University at 7pm in Dauch-Ridenour Center and on October 9 Traci will work with students and community members on a socially conscious art project exploring the theme of Bullying.


Traci has worked with youth who lost a parent on 9/11 through American Camps, with refugees at the Center for Grieving Children's Multicultural Program, with high school students in the Bronx to address race and gun violence, and has taken on the theme of human trafficking in "Freedom Expressions" at the Atlanta airport.

Traci Molloy lecture is co-sponsored by AU Art Department, Coburn Gallery, Ashland Center for Non-Violence, Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology and Student Activities.

For more about the Power of the Press exhibition or events at Coburn Gallery visit www.ashland.edu/coburngallery or find us on Facebook. The Coburn Gallery is open from 12pm-5pm Monday through Friday and 12noon-4pm Saturday/Sunday.

 

The Fine Art of Plein Air         June 28-August 2

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host an exhibition titled “The Fine Art of Plein Air,” which will feature paintings from the officers and board of the Ohio Plein Air Society. The exhibition will run from June 28 through Aug. 2.

Fine Art of Plein Air

“En plein air” is a French expres­sion mean­ing “in the open air,” and it references the act of paint­ing outdoors with the artist’s subject matter in view. Plein air artists evoke the spirit of this art form which began in the mid-1800s, most famously with the Impressionist artists. The essence of plein air is capturing the color and natural lighting within the landscape as the painting is created.

Exhibiting Central Ohio OPAS artists include Bridgette Turner, Carol Cosgrove, Chuck Marshal, Doreen St. John, Karen LaValley, Marty Husted, Robin Roberts, Susi Havens-Bezairre and Tamar Rudavsky.

On Sunday, July 5, Ashland’s own Brookside Park will be the site of a “Paint Out” hosted by the Ohio Plein Air Society from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a wet paint sale prior to the Myers Band Shell concert that night. The “Paint Out” will allow the artists to share their talent and passion for plein air painting while the public observes the process. The Coburn Art Gallery will be open on Sunday, July 5, from 12 to 4 p.m.

The Coburn Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and is free and open to the public. For more information about the exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.

 

Coburn PAINT NIGHT-June 12th

Coburn Paint Night

Join the Coburn Art Gallery on the Ashland University campus for PAINT NIGHT where you can learn the basics of acrylic painting in great company. Each class you will leave with your own masterpiece – no previous art experience required! You only need to bring your favorite snack. We provide the sparkling beverages, painting supplies, easels, aprons, and step by step instruction. Relax and enjoy a night out!

A portion of the proceeds benefit Ashland University 2016 student art awards.Enrollment is limited. Registration and payment due prior to the class date.For more information call 419.289.5652 or  email coburngallery@ashland.edu

6:30pm-9:00 pm  Doors Open at 6:00pm

16x20 Canvas

$30.00 per person
Ages 16 and up
Located in the Center for the Arts Building on AU Campus -Room 346 -3rd floor

Ashland Community Arts League Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception Friday May 15th 6:00pm-7:30pm

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University announces a regional juried exhibition featuring 25 members of the Ashland Community Art League. The juror for the exhibition was Danny Butts former director of the Mansfield Art Center and currently art history professor at Ohio State Mansfield.

ACAL collage

The exhibition includes local artists Susan Shafer, Mary J Ferretti, Debra Akers, Mary Ann Claudy, Nancy Dupre, Jane Johnson, Diane Kaye, Marty Lee, Barb Morejon, Betty Perry, Nancy Pierce, Matt Potosky, Betz Richards, Caryl Richmond, Robin Roberts, Dana Sherburne, Peg Stover, Jan Wells, Barry Wheeler, MP Marion, Patricia White, Janet Steiner , Larry Schiemann , Christa Gast , Linda Goodman and Heidi Weller. The exhibition showcases the local artistic talent in the Ashland community and will run from May 15 through June 19, 2015.

ACAL Award Winners

An opening reception was held on Friday, May 15, with $425.00 in awards announced including Best in Show Marty Bossler Lee oil painting entitled “Once Upon a Time’, 1st Place MP Marion handmade paper collage “Shadow Graph III” , 2nd Place Susan Shafer pastel and charcoal drawing “ Gathering: I”, 3rd Place Nancy Pierce “ Showers of Flowers” watercolor and Juror Honorable Mentions Caryl Richmond, Janet Wells, Robin Roberts and Janet Steiner.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and is free and open to the public. For more information about the opening reception or the exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.

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Senior Art Exhibition Awards

Senior Art Ex Awards 2015

2015 Senior Art Exhibition Opens April 9th

The Ashland University Senior Art Exhibition will open on Thursday, April 9, and run through May 9 in the Coburn Art Gallery located in the Center for the Arts on the AU campus.

Senior Art Ex Collage

“While the Senior Art Exhibition provides the capstone experience for graduating art majors, it also represents more than just the 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.”

Held each spring, the event brings together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art and includes graphic design, digital art, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture.

Exhibiting seniors this year include Danielle Rhonemus of Bluffton, Ohio, BFA in Printmaking & B.S. in Art Education; Shauna Spiesz, Bay Village, Ohio, BFA in Painting & B.S. in Art Education; Taylor Wade, Shelby, Ohio, B.A. in Fine Art - Digital Art; Tricia Dasco, East Canton, Ohio, B.A. in Fine Art - Digital Art: Jennifer Clingerman, Beaver, Pa., B.A. in Fine Art - Digital Art; Cecelia Maxwell, Wooster, Ohio, BFA in Digital Art; Ashely Palmer, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, B.S. in Commercial Art; and Alex Myers, Massillon, Ohio, B.A. in Fine Art - Ceramics.

The opening reception on April 9 will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with the senior art awards being announced at 5 p.m.

2015 Juried Student Art Exhibition

March 12-April 1, 2015    Awards Ceremony @5:00pm

2015 Juried Student Art Exhibition

The award winners have been announced for the Ashland University 2015 Juried Student Art Exhibition that will run through April 1 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.

This year’s exhibition offered $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 seven art areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital media, design, drawing and ceramics.

The awards, which were announced at the March 12 opening reception of the exhibition, were:

- Best in Show Award, presented to Hannah Thome of Amherst, Ohio, for her soft sculpture-mixed media titled “It’s Tough Being a Girl.” The $250 award was sponsored by the Coburn Gallery.

Hannah Thome

- Everett S. Caldemeyer Award, presented to Taylor Wade of Shelby, Ohio, for her digital print titled “The Wishing War.” The $200 award was sponsored by Charles Caldemeyer, retired art professor.

- College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award, presented to Danielle Rhonemus of Bluffton, Ohio, for her mixed media sculpture titled “A Bad Connection.” The $200 award was sponsored by Dr. Dawn Weber, Ashland University dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Other art area awards sponsored by the Coburn Art Gallery included:

- Sculpture - $100 award to Emily Nuff of Mansfield, Ohio, for the steel sculpture titled “In Transition.”

- Printmaking - $100 award to Dana Reed of Plymouth, Ohio, for the three-color reduction print titled “Arbitram Amore Moriebat.”

- Digital - $100 award to Emma Daugherty of West Jefferson, Ohio, for the digital animation titled “After 100 Years.”

- Painting - $100 award to Shawna Spiesz of Bay Village, Ohio, for the mixed media oil and collage on wood titled “Maze.”

- Ceramics - $100 award to Paige Arthur of Danville, Ohio, for the ceramic mug titled “Mug Blue Green.”

- Drawing - $100 award to Rachel Santee of Columbus, Ohio, for the pencil on paper drawing titled “Friends.”

- Design - $100 award to Kaylin Henry of Circleville, Ohio, for the mixed media illustration titled “Self Portrait Illustrations.”

- People's Choice Award – a gift card was presented to Taylor Wade of Shelby, Ohio, for the digital print titled “The Wishing War.” The People's Choice award, which was sponsored by Gallery Director Cynthia Petry, was selected by the Coburn Gallery patrons during the opening reception on March 12.

- Alumni “Wink” Award – a gift card was presented to Danielle Smith of Warren, Pa., for the 2-D design drawing titled “Spray Bottles Supreme.” The Alumni Award is selected and sponsored by 2012 alumnus Jennifer Winkler.

The outside juror for the exhibition was John Hunting Hansen, who is a studio technician and adjunct assistant professor for the College of Wooster. Hansen accepted 78 entries of the 144 art entries submitted.

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 us on Facebook or call 419.289.5652

AU Art Dept Faculty Exhibition

Opening Reception-Thursday January 15 @4:30pm 2015 Art Dept Faculty Ex

The Coburn Gallery announces its upcoming art exhibition featuring the works from the Ashland University Art Department Faculty. This annual exhibition highlights the two dimensional and three dimensional of the current faculty as professional artists exhibiting works in their prospective areas. The art department faculty pursue active studio careers in addition to their teaching endeavors. The exhibition opens on Thursday January 15 and runs through February 21, 2015.

The exhibition features the following art department faculty: Keith Dull, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry, Jessica Wascak, Larry Schiemann and new graphic design faculty member Robin Roberts.

The Coburn Gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday, January 15, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. The reception is free and open to the public. For more about the 2015 Faculty Art Exhibition visit us on the web at www.ashland.edu/coburngallery or find us on Facebook.

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.

Senior Art Exhibition

Karly Beuck-BFA Painting

Strength: Inferiority Not Consented

November 6-22, 2014

Opening Reception Thursday Nov. 6th 4:30-6:30pm

Ashland University’s Coburn Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Department of Art, has scheduled its annual fall “Senior Art Exhibition,” which provides a capstone experience for graduating art majors. For students of the liberal arts, the exhibition is the culmination of their undergraduate careers at Ashland University.Karly Beuck -Coburn Art Gallery

An opening reception will be held on Nov. 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Coburn Gallery inside the Center for the Arts on the AU campus and will kick-off the exhibition, which will run throughNov. 22 at 5pm.

The exhibition will include artworks created by Karly Beuck of Lodi, who is a bachelor of fine arts painting major. Beuck is a fifth-year senior in the BFA program and she has been studying painting for four years as well as art history, and has studied ceramics for two years. She also plays goalkeeper for the varsity soccer team on campus and is a member of Theta Phi Alpha Fraternity.

Beuck’s painting series is titled “Strength: Inferiority Not Consented.” The series presents Greek women out of their mythical contexts and challenges their stories by changing the character’s typical demeanor found in myth into one to be revered and respected in today’s society.

Beuck achieves her message by painting such characters as Medusa, Pandora, Artemis, Atalanta, Amazons Penthesilia and Hippolyta II, as well as a couple lesser-known female figures from Greek mythology, Melinoe, and the sphinx that plagued Thebes. It is due to the raw nature inside herself that drives Beuck to be a strong-willed and competitive woman she has been drawn to these fictional females from the past that are not always seen tough in mind, body and spirit. Beuck have given these women today’s confidence in a time where they were not always portrayed as a role model for society. Where these women were being defeated, unacknowledged or seemingly unnoticed for their valiant efforts in myth, she, through these portraits, is giving them the respect and recognition they never received.

2014 Art Dept Alumni Exhibition

October 2-31, 2014

2014 Art Dept Alumni Exhibition 2

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host an Art Department Alumni Exhibition that will celebrate the creativity, innovation and dedication of its alumni over the years. The exhibition will feature 61 artworks created by alumni from across the United States.

The Art Department Alumni Exhibition opens on Thursday, Oct. 2, with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the gallery. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will run from Oct. 2 to Oct. 31 in the Coburn Art Gallery.

The exhibition includes the following  AU Art Department alumni artists: Joshua Adam Risner, Linsdey (Owen )Robertson, Gwyn (Rohrer ) Griffith, Robin Roberts, Mary Jo Worthington, Dennis Eckert, Diane (Demmer) Gibson, Brandon Doup, Susan Shafer, Kate Wilkinson, Larry Schiemann, Katherine Floit, Ashley Haines, Christopher Triner, Allison (Lawrentz) Barnhart,  Jennifer (Snyder) Irwin, Allison Dieter, Jennifer Winkler, Evan Thomas, Dr. Miles E. Friend, Casey (Snyder) Magrys, Matthew Schiemann, Dan Olson, Emily Fitch, Mindy Wilson Duncan, Thomas Yody, Hallie (Dahlhofer) Le Blanc, Thomas Yody and Caryl Richmond.

On Thursday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m., the Coburn Gallery will host an artist talk on “Exploring Creativity in the Arts.” This talk with feature alumna Emily Fitch, a 2006 graduate with a bachelor of science degree in education with a major in art education who is currently serving as Crestview High School art teacher; and Casey Snyder, a 2010 graduate with a bachelor of fine arts degree in art and an MFA in painting from Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, Mich., and currently an adjunct professor of art at Montgomery College in Rockville, Md . The event is free and open to the public.

The Coburn Art Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon on Friday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and is free and open to the public. For more information about the opening reception or the exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.

Allison Elia -Sculptural Snapshots

August 21-September 21, 2014

Allison Elia

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a ceramic sculpture exhibition titled “Sculptural Snapshots” that will feature artworks created by Ohio artist Allison Elia.

The exhibition will run from Aug. 21 through Sept. 21, with an opening reception planned for Thursday, Aug. 21, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. After the reception, Elia will be giving an artist talk at 7 p.m. in Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education. The artist talk is free and open to the public.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and is free and open to the public. For more information about the reception or exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.

Elia, who is from the Stow, Ohio, area, graduated in 2013 with an MFA in Artisanry Ceramics from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, New Bedford, and earned her BFA in Painting and Ceramics from the University of Akron.

“Elia’s artworks are interested in the transient internal experiences that are deeply embedded in the memory of an individual, without the limits of bodily endurance or the longevity of external blemishes and scars,” said Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery. “Her work explores the coexistence of guilt/weight and hope/buoyancy within a person.”

Petry said Elia’s conceptual narrative streams throughout the emotional and psychological spectrum of guilt (fault), shame (exaggerated or imagined fault), longing (desire to remove oneself from fault and hindrances), and hope (anticipation of relief from fault). “Her large-scale ceramic figures are ‘sculptural snapshots’ that capture a single climactic moment of internal experience before it naturally shifts, dissolves, resolves, or fades into memory,” she said.

Elia is currently living and working in Roswell, Ga. She continues to sculpt her large-scale ceramic figures as a ceramics artist in residence at the Roswell Art Center West. She works as a studio technician and the instructor of Intro to Handbuilding and Figurative Sculpture at the center. She also is an active member of NCECA and has exhibited her work locally and internationally.

Ashland University Art Alumni Exhibition

October 2-31, 2014

Art Alumni Ex 

The Coburn Gallery will be celebrating the creativity, innovation, and dedication of our alumni over the years in an art department alumni exhibition opening in the fall semester of 2014. In addition- this exhibition will strength the support of our art alumni, current students and the visual arts on the Ashland University campus.

AU Art Alumni Ex Prospectus 2014.pdf

Alumni of the Department of Art are invited to submit artwork for an Alumni Exhibition, to take place in the Coburn Gallery October 2-31, 2014.  The exhibition is open to any graduate of Ashland University’s Art program. All artwork should be made in the last two 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. Shipped entries must arrive the week of September 18-22, 2014 or be hand delivered to the Coburn Gallery during that same time frame. Entry deadline is September 22, 2014 @5pm. All artworks must be gallery ready and they will be screened by the gallery director.

The exhibition will run from October 2-31, 2014. Opening reception will be on Thursday October 2, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm. For more information about this exhibition, contact Cynthia Petry at cpetry@ashland.edu; phone 419.289.5652. Download an alumni exhibition prospectus www.ashland.edu/coburngallery.  

The Piano Man Project

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a regional exhibition titled “The Piano Man Project,” which will feature more than 75 artworks created by artists form Ohio, Illinois and West Virginia.

Piano Man

The Piano Man exhibition opens on Sunday, June 29, with a reception from 2-4 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run from June 29 to Aug. 2 in the Coburn Art Gallery.

“The Piano Man Project” was created by the Mansfield artist Ken Arthur from a destroyed baby grand piano and the first “Piano Man” marionette assemblage was created from those salvaged parts.

After making a series of them, Arthur wanted to collaborate with a fellow artist on the project. He gave him two piano men in boxes with instructions that the artist could do anything he wanted to them. One was chosen for Arthur’s collection and the artist would keep the other. The Piano Man Project was born. Arthur usually makes a series of 44 (there are 88 keys on a piano) and uses the parts of three pianos for each series. Presently, there are more than 75 participants with others being added as opportunities present themselves. This exhibition embodies the collaborative spirit of the visual arts.

The exhibition includes the following artists: Charlene Arthur, Becca Arthur, Ken Arthur, Jeff Bell, Don Boyd, Al Brown, Jules Buker, Jim Buker, Luke Beekman, Liz Burgess, Marsha Gray Carrington, Linda Chevalier, Rich Cihlar, Mary Ann Clady, Daniel Corrigan, John Donnelly, Keith Dull, Mindy Duncan, Pam Erickson, Joe Fazio, Jerry Francl, Judy Francl, Dick Goosman, Brad Gray, Lou Graziani, Tracy Graziani, Josh Haplea, Jim Hendricks, Bret Hines, Sue Jones, Becky Kaler, Jason Kaufman, Chris Keener, Carolyn Kelley, Mike Kelley, Alexia Kemerling, Riley Kemerling, George Kocar, Patricia S. Krebs, Jenny Lucas, Gypsy Luc (Lucas Hargis), Renie Maginniss, Ruta Marino, M.P. Marion, Charles T. Mayer, Jesse McMahon, Kate McMahon, Keith McMahon, Sarah McMahon, Harry Melroy, Barbara Morejon, Donald Perone, Cynthia Petry, Frank Pitts, Steve Risser, Gail Roberts, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Rudy Roggenkamp, Cameron Sharp, Lori Smith, Matthew Stanfield, Sally Tharp, John Thrasher, Pete Twitchell, Kathleen Van Meter, Peg Vasil, Robert Villamagna, Kate Westfall, George Whitten, Willow, Linda Wilson, Jennifer Whiteford, Ted Wieseke, Karen Williams, Katie Wolf, Martha Young and Michael Zuilhof.

The gallery, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon on Friday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, is free and open to the public. For more information about the opening reception or the exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.

TIME WILL TELL-National Juried Exhibition Awards Announced

The Coburn Gallery has announced the awards for the 2014 Time Will Tell National Juried Exhibition. This exhibition, which was created as a show of artistic wisdom and experience featuring artists ages 50 years and older, includes 36 artworks from 30 local, regional and national artists.

The jurors for the exhibition were Al Aitken and Rebecca Kaler and they were responsible for selecting the artworks and the awards for the exhibition.

The Best of Show award was split between Judi Krew’s mixed media sculpture titled “The Wonder Bread Wedding Gown, 2nd Marriage” and Martha Lois’ ceramic sculpture titled “Habitat Loss,” each receiving a $250 award.

Krew, from Canton, Ohio, has been a working artist for 32 years, exhibiting paintings and drawings in juried shows across the United States and earning many awards. Solo and invitational shows have been held from California to New York. She has been a high school art teacher in the Bay Village Schools, and a museum education instructor at the CMA. She has worked in visual merchandising, commercial interior design and as a visiting artist, and has coordinated special events décor for many gala fundraisers benefiting non-profit organizations. In addition to art, she is an active member of the local Canton community, supporting many organizations with donations of artwork, volunteering to design and lead projects, and participating in events that benefit children.

Lois, from Cleveland, Ohio, grew up making art, loving especially pencil, crayon, water color, ink and collage before gravitating to using ceramics by age 15. While continuing to create art works in a variety of media, she earned her MFA in Ceramics in 1994 at KSU under the late Kirk Mangus. She has made many private ceramic commissions, and in 2012, a public commission for painting for the Year of the Dragon, which organized by the Superior/StClair Development Corporation. She has exhibited her ceramics in many area galleries and art festivals, including Coburn Goes Small exhibit, Abstract Art exhibit at Valley Arts Center, Crafts Regional at John A. Logan College Museum, the 3rd Annual May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition, Bay Arts Annual Juried Show in Sullivan Gallery, Mansfield Art Center, The Exhibit Gallery, Sylvia Ulman’s American Craft Gallery, Alan Gallery, Pentagon Gallery, Omni Gallery, FAVA Fine Arts & Crafts Show, Clifton Arts & Musicfest, and Winterfair at Willoughby Fine Arts Gallery, among others.

Lois has taught ceramics at a number of community art center and colleges, including the Beck Center, Cuyahoga Community College – Metro, Lakeland Community College and continues to teach in the creative art media at Case Western Reserve University. She was art coordinator for the Free Clinic Community Art Center, and has been a gallery manager for the Library Gallery at Florida Keys Community College in Key West and for Visual Harmony Gallery at the Beck Center for the Arts.

The following artists received $100 honorable mention awards: Clare Murray Adams, for the sculpture titled “Condensed Version”; Colleen Pendry for her mixed media artwork titled “Fragility II”; and Vincent Leandro for his photography titled “Deserted.”

Leandro, from Talent, Oregon, left his career as a computer programmer/analyst at age 48, and was reborn as an artist. Graduating at the age of 54, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Oregon University in 2004, with an emphasis in sculpture and printmaking. He has expanded his artistic expression to include photography, and has exhibited in numerous regional and national juried exhibitions.

Originally from Northern Virginia, Pendry has been a resident of the Shenandoah Valley since 1986. In 2012, she received an M.F.A. in Painting from James Madison University. While attending JMU, Pendry earned two study abroad awards from James Madison University to continue her exploration with art in El Salvador. In 2009, she graduated from Mary Baldwin University with a Bachelors of Art with a Distinction in Painting. During her time at Mary Baldwin, she received the Ulysses Desportes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Studio Art and Top Honors in Visual Arts/Media, Capstone Festival. She also was awarded the distinguished Graduate Fellowship Award from the Virginia Museum in Fine Art. Along with her numerous awards, Pendry’s artwork is included in collections at Mary Baldwin College and Blue Ridge Community College. Currently, she is an adjunct professor of studio art and art history at Blue Ridge Community College where she teaches drawing, 3D design and art history and appreciation.

Adams, from Southington, Ohio, is a retired professor of art and former chair of the Visual Art Department at Malone University in Canton. She received a BFA from Kent State University and an MFA from Vermont College. Over the past 30 years her artwork has been exhibited regionally and nationally in fiber and mixed media exhibits, where she has often taken home honors or awards. During the past several years, she has been fortunate to have had six one-person exhibits in Ohio, Indiana, New York, South Carolina, Michigan and California, with a new solo exhibit scheduled for October 2014 at FAVA in Oberlin, Ohio.

The Coburn Gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to noon, and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday/Sunday. The Time Will Tell Exhibition closes on Friday, June 22. For more about the Time Will Tell Exhibition at Coburn Gallery, visit www.ashland.edu/coburngallery or find us on FaceBook.

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TIME WILL TELL-National Juried Exhibition

May 16-June 22, 2014

Time Will Tell 2014 

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University announces a national juried exhibition titled “Time will Tell: A Show of Artistic Wisdom and Experience,” which will feature 36 artworks created by artists at least 50 years of age residing in the United States. The juror for the exhibition was Rebecca Kaler and Al Aitken, Al Aitken received his Masters of Fine Arts in printmaking and photography at Ohio University. Aitken has been a professor of photography at Case Western since 2001. His artworks are in the collections of Cleveland Museum of Art and Modern Museum of Art in New York. Rebecca Kaler is an artist who has shown extensively nationally and internationally in such places as the Butler Museum of American Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Institute of Art Reinberger Gallery, and the Kiosko Gallery in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

The exhibition includes local artists Susan Shafer, Mary Jean Ferretti, Debra Akers, Tom Hart, and Heidi Weller of Ashland County. Richland County artists include Betsy Oberhausen, and John Thrasher as well as 18 artists from Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and artists represented from the states of Minnesota, New York, California, Indiana, Oregon, Arkansas, Florida, Washington, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Virginia,  Illinois, Maryland and Texas.

This exhibition, which will run from May 16 through June 22, 2014, will culminate in a collection of works that embody the creativity and innovation of artists ages 50 years and older at all levels of artistic endeavor.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with $800.00 in awards announced at 6:30 p.m.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and is free and open to the public. For more information about the opening reception or the exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2014 Art Department Senior Art Exhibition Award Winners: Barbara Mooneyham and Emily May

Senior awards

Barbara Mooneyham ( left )won the Outstanding Senior Art Exhibition Award. Emily May (right )was awarded the Honorable Mention Senior Art Exhibition award.

Senior Art Exhibition II Opens April 24@4:30pm.Senior Awards announced @5pm

Senior Ex 2 collage

Visiting Artist Lecture-April 11 @7pmVisiting Artist Lecture

On Friday, April 11, Ashland University is pleased to host Jacob Escobedo, vice president of creative design for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim’s Creative Group. 
 
Escobedo will be meeting with communications students in the morning of Friday, April 11 from 11-12 and will meet with art students in the afternoon from 1:30-2:30. 
 
The public is invited to attend an evening lecture he will present on his experiences in the art and media world. The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Ronk Auditorium (Dwight Schar Education Building 301 College Blvd.).  

Escobedo began working as a freelance artist for Cartoon Network in 2000, and currently works with such hit shows as Adventure Time and Regular Show. Escobedo is also well known for his album cover art for bands including DangerMouse, The Shins, Broken Bells, and others.

Call for Entries-Time Will Tell

Time Will Tell collage

The Coburn Gallery announces a national juried exhibition entitled Time will Tell- a Show of Artistic Wisdom and Experience which will feature artists at least 50 years of age residing in the United States. This exhibition will culminate in a collection of works that embody the creativity and innovation of artists ages 50 years and older at all levels of artistic endeavor.  The exhibit runs from May 16 through June 22, 2014. Time Will Tell 2014.pdf

Time Will Tell 1Time Will Tell 2 Click Thumbnail to Enlarge Prospectus

Jurors:  Al Aitken and Rebecca Kaler

 Al Aitken received his Masters of Fine Arts in printmaking and photography at Ohio University. Aitken has been a professor of photography at Case Western since 2001. His artworks are in the collections of Cleveland Museum of Art and Modern Museum of Art in New York. In 2013, Aitken has exhibited in FAVA in Oberlin, Ohio and Mesa Museum of Contemporary Art Mesa, Arizona.

Rebecca Kaler is an artist who has shown extensively nationally and internationally in such places as the Butler Museum of American Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Institute of Art Reinberger Gallery and the Kiosko Gallery in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. She has authored and illustrated a children’s book, Blueberry Bear, published by Inquiring Voices Press, and has an extensive background in design, painting, textiles and ceramics. Kaler was the Curatorial Director of the Pearl Conard Art Gallery at The Ohio State University in Mansfield, OH, for twenty years, and she is currently retired in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Works in any media accepted. All work must be original art conceived and executed solely by the artist within the last two years. $800 in AWARDS. A maximum of two digital entries for $20 are allowed per artist. Entries must be original works in any media (2-D or 3-D), completed within the last two years. All entries must be postmarked by April 4, 2014. See www.ashland.edu/coburngallery to download the prospectus, email coburngallery@ashland.edu or find us on Facebook.

AU Senior Art Exhibitions Upcoming in April

Senior Art Ex poster 1

Senior Art Ex poster 2

Art Awards Announced

The award winners have been announced for the Ashland University 2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition that will run through March 28 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.

 The outside juror for exhibition is Julie M. Elman is an associate professor in the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University in Athens, where she teaches courses in publication design. She has an MFA in photography from Ohio University and a BFA in commercial art from the University of Dayton (in Ohio).

 Award winners include:

 Best in Show - $250

Shauna Spiesz, Bay Village, Ohio

Reflection

Oil painting

Sponsored by the Coburn Gallery

art awards collage

 

 Everett S. Caldemeyer Award - $200

Danielle Rhonemus , Bluffton, Ohio

Autumn Breeze

Metal sculpture

Sponsored by Art Professor Charles Caldemeyer

 

 College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award - $250

Hannah Thome, Amherst, Ohio

The First Labor

Digital print

Sponsored by Ashland University Dean of College of Arts & Sciences- Dr. Dawn Weber

 These art area awards were sponsored by the Coburn Art Gallery:

Sculpture Award - $100

Sean Daugherty, Ashland, Ohio

Atlas

Metal and stone sculpture

 Printmaking - $100

Barbara Mooneyham, Lodi, Ohio

Perseverance

Relief Print

Digital Award - $100

Jennifer Clingerman, Beaver, PA

Enchanting

Digital print

 Painting Award - $100

Taylor Wade, Shelby, Ohio

Rebellion & Rise Against

Oil Painting

 Ceramics Award - $100

Allison Dieter, Litchfield, Ohio

Color Plate

Stoneware

 Drawing Award - $100

Zoe Myers, Worthington, Ohio

Bones on Bones

Charcoal Drawing

People's Choice Award - Gift Card

Karly Annalise Beuk, Lodi, Ohio

Persistence of Curiosity

Oil painitng

Sponsored by Cynthia Petry

The People's Choice award was selected by the Coburn Gallery patrons during the opening reception on Thursday, March 13.

 Alumni “Wink” Award-Gift Card

Randi Schimmoeller, Ottawa, Ohio

The Process of Creating

Relief Print

The Alumni Award is selected and sponsored by 2012 alumnus Jennifer Winkler.

 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 us on Facebook or call 419.289.5652.

Juried Student Art Exhibition-Opens March 13

2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition poster

The Ashland University Juried Student Art Exhibition opens on Thursday, March 13, in the Coburn Gallery with a reception to be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

 This exhibition 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.

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 Julie M. Elman. She is an associate professor in the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University in Athens, where she teaches courses in publication design. She has an MFA in photography from Ohio University and a BFA in commercial art from the University of Dayton (in Ohio). She worked within the newspaper industry for 15 years, as a designer, photojournalist and picture editor. She is co-author of The Newspaper Designer's Handbook, seventh edition, with Tim Harrower (McGraw-Hill, 2012). Elman designed the New York Times best-selling photography book, The Rise of Barack Obama (Triumph Books, 2008), for Pete Souza, who is the chief White House photographer. She also designed the book Stories from the Anne Grimes Collection of American Folk Music (Ohio University Press, 2010).The exhibition is an excellent opportunity to support the arts by purchasing a student artwork, whether you are just starting to collect art or adding to a collection.

The exhibition runs from March 13-28, 2014. A generous donation from Charles Caldemeyer, Dr. Dawn Weber and other private donors has allowed the University to offer several of these awards.

 The Coburn Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on this exhibition visit us at www.ashland.edu/coburngallery, find us on Facebook or call 419.289.5652.

Juried Student Art Exhibition

March 13-28, 2014

Juried Student Art Exhibition

Kim Lennox Senior Theatre Project & The Flip Side Group Exhibition

February Art Exhibition 2014

2014 Art Department Faculty Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery announced its upcoming art exhibition featuring the works from the Ashland University Art Department Faculty. This annual exhibition highlighted the two-dimensional and three-dimensional art of the current faculty as professional artists exhibiting works in their prospective areas. The art department faculty pursue active studio careers in addition to their teaching endeavors. The exhibition opened on Thursday, January 16 and ran through February 9, 2014.

Art Department Faculty Exhibition

The exhibition features the following art department faculty: George Kocar, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry, Charles Caldemeyer, Jessica Wascak, Keith McMahon, Larry Schiemann and Keith Dull.

The Coburn Gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday, January 16, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. For more about the 2014 Faculty Art Exhibition, visit us on the web at www.ashland.edu/coburngallery or find us on Facebook.

The Coburn Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Gallery admission is free and open to the public.

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Opening Reception Thursday October 6 th 5pm-7pm

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Opening Reception Thursday November 17 th 4:30pm-6:30pm

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Opening Reception Thursday January 19 th 4:30pm-6:30pm

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Opening Reception Thursday April 6 th 4:30pm-6:30pm

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Opening Reception Friday May 19 th 6:00pm-7:30pm