Coburn Gallery Summer Art Camp & Art Day

Join the Coburn Art Gallery on the Ashland University Campus for Summer Art Camp, which offers an intensive one-week session and one a day art experiences. Students in a variety of ages will learn how to use many art medias and experience activities including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture. 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.

The Coburn Art Camp is entitled Art Rocks: Art and Geology - Activities include influences of rocks, crystals and gems in acrylic painting, watercolor, drawing, silkscreen, crystal glazing and hydro painting on June 19-23 for young artists ages 8-12 from 9am-12noon. The camp ratio is 1:6. Summer Art Camp session fee is $75.00 per child. All materials are provided.

Summer Art Days for creative young artists ages 4-7 will be on June 27–entitled Pet Rocks. Exploration of the texture of rocks and painting skills ART DAY is from 10:30am-12pm and is $10.00 per child. Enrollment is limited. Registration and payment due prior to the class date to ensure spot in the event.

For more information or to register your child for summer art activities, call 419.289.5652 or email

Classes are located in Room 346 located in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus. 

Art Camp 2017


17-18 Arts Guide

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.


TIME WILL TELL National Juried Art Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University announces the opening of a national juried exhibition titled “Time will Tell: A Show of Artistic Wisdom and Experience,” which will feature 31 artworks that culminate in a collection of works that embody the creativity and innovation of the artists ages 50 years and older at all levels of artistic endeavor.

The exhibition features the following artists: Al Aitken of Medina, OH; Donna Kensel Bargar of Strongsville, OH; Francis Beaty of Allentown, Pennsylvania; Ruth B. Bercaw of Rocky River, OH; Nancy Bixler of Hallowell, ME; Tony Brandstetter of Verona, PA; Nancy Dupre of Ashland, OH; Pat Edwards of Ashland, OH; Julie M. Elman of Athens, OH; M.P. Freed of Wooster, OH; Tom Hart of Ashland, OH; Jane Johnson of Mansfield, OH; Paul Keske of Ashland, OH; Cheryl H. Kinderknecht of West Bradenton, FL; George Kocar of Bay Village, OH; Irene Maginniss of Mansfield, OH; Charles Mintz of Cleveland, OH; Clare Murray Adams of Southington, OH; Laurie Musser of Strongsville, OH; Betsy Oberhousen of Mansfield, OH; J. Scott Purdy of Waxhaw, NC; Joseph Radoccia of Beacon, NY; Hollis Richardson of Strongsville, OH; Joe Rohrman of Noblesville, IN; Pamela Runyon-Esch of S. Euclid, OH; John Salie of Cleveland, OH; Sydney Schardt of Sunbury, OH; Laura J. Stein of New York, NY; Rhonda Thomas Urdang of Flagstaff, AZ; Mary Weidner of Pittsburg, PA; and Tom Whitton of Lake Worth, FL.

Time Will Tell

 The juror for the exhibition was photographer and mixed media artist, Shari Wilkins. Wilkins and received her first BA from Kent University and a second at Cleveland State University. She worked in NYC and San Francisco as promotions/marketing directors at two small independent record companies. She created a forum to share her affinity for the photographic image and educate others on the process of developing film in the community darkroom, education center, and gallery at the Cleveland Print Room, which opened in January 2013. Wilkins’ photography and mixed media work has been exhibited in the Greater Cleveland area, Columbus, and elsewhere in Ohio.

 Awards will be announced on the Coburn’s Facebook page on June 30, 2017. This exhibition will be on display from June 30 until August 13, with a closing reception on August 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Monday through Friday and 12p.m. to 4p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It 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.



Thy Neighbor

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Strength in Connection-Thy Neighbor Mail Art Exhibition

The Coburn Art Gallery @ Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio (October 26- November 17, 2017)

Deadline for submission: October 1, 2017

Works should address building a better understanding of our diverse community population through race, class and religion as seen through connections with our neighbors.

All 2-D, 4” x 6” artwork in any medium will be accepted. Original work must be stamped and mailed. The artwork cannot be sent in a box or envelope. All artwork will NOT be returned.

Opening Reception: October 26, 2017. ENTRY IS FREE. Works from the USA & International accepted. DIRECTIONS FOR PARTICIPATION: Create an original 4" x 6" artwork (only original artwork will be accepted) Print the following information on the back of each postcard-


Website/Facebook/Instagram (optional):




Mail postcard to:

Coburn Art Gallery

c/o Cynthia Petry

331 College Avenue

Ashland, OH 44805

Each postcard will be labeled during the Strength through Connections-Thy Neighbor exhibition.

Works larger than 4″ x 6″ will not be exhibited. Works delivered in a box or envelope will not be exhibited. Questions:


The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University announces a juried exhibition featuring 48 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 and mixed media. The exhibition includes local artists Susan Shafer, Mary J Ferretti, Debra Akers, Nancy Dupre, Diane Kaye, Marty Lee Bossler, Cynthia C. Petry, Barb Morejon, Betty Perry, Nancy Pierce, Betz Richards, Caryl Richmond, Peggy Stover, Jan Wells, MP Marion, Irene Maginniss, Lisa Covington and Bea North.


The juror for the exhibition was watercolorist Cathy Welner from Richfield, Ohio. For over 28 years, Welner has been teaching watercolor and has served as faculty of Continuing Education at the Cleveland Institute of Art and has taught workshops nationally and internationally, including a recent workshop on Lake Como, Italy. Welner’s work has been featured in galleries in New York, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts and Ohio. Her work hangs in hundreds of private and corporate collections both here and abroad.

The Ashland Community Arts League juried exhibition opens on Friday May 19 with a reception from 6:00-7:30pm featuring live entertainment by "Rock Salt & Nails," a local band of visual artists from Alliance, Ohio performing original folk and traditional acoustic music. The band features Ashland University’s own Associate Professor of Art Priscilla Roggenkamp. The event is free and open to the public.

The event coincides with the Ashland Regional Ballet & Opus II Dance Studio’s 35th Annual Spring Dance Concert entitledCinderella on May 19 at 7:30pm at the Hugo Young Theatre (Ashland University).

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10am-noon 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 419.289.5652or visit us on Facebook.

Gallery Hours

Coburn Gallery  HOURS

Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday noon-4 p.m.

Closed during university breaks and hoildays.


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2017/18 Gallery Events

Obsolescence- Featuring artworks that explore the threshold of extinction

August 31-October 15, 2017

Opening Reception Thursday August 31st 4:30pm-6:30pm

Strength through Connection-Building a Better Understanding

Thy Neighbor-Mail Art Show

October 26, 2016 –November 17, 2017

Opening Reception Thursday October 26 4:30pm-6:30pm

Cleveland Ceramic Artists- Stephanie Craig & Todd Leech

AU Senior Art Exhibition- Danielle Smith & Anamarie Coors

November 30- December 17, 2017

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

Ashland University Art Department Faculty Exhibition

January 18- February 9, 2018

Opening Reception Thursday January 18th 4:30pm-6:30pm

Dear Dr. Seuss-featuring artworks inspired by the art of Dr. Seuss

February 15-25, 2018

Opening Reception Thursday February 15th 4:30pm-6:30pm

Ashland University 2017 Juried Student Art Exhibition

March 15- April 8, 2018

Opening Reception Thursday March 15th 4:30pm-6:30pm

 Ashland University Senior Art Exhibition

April 12 – May 5, 2018

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

 Ode to Degas National Juried Exhibition

 May 18- June 17, 2018

Opening Reception Friday May 18th 6:00pm-7:30pm

High School Studio Art and Design Experience-

Saturday May 12, 2018