The Ashland University Juried Student Art Exhibition opens on Thursday, March 17, in the Coburn Gallery with a reception to be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
This exhibition will offer $1,300 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Dean’s Award, People’s Choice Award and awards in each of the seven art areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital media, graphic design, 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 Clare Murray Adams was born in Canton Ohio. She received a BFA from Kent State University and an MFA from Vermont College. She is a retired Professor of Art and former Chair of the Visual Art Department at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. She now lives in rural Southington Ohio where she maintains an active studio practice.
Earlier work was strongly rooted in quiltmaking and surface design while more recent work relies on the processes involved in mixed media collage and in encaustic painting. Clare uses found objects and clothing as vehicles for the content of her work allowing her to comment on emotional human qualities and feminist issues. Working in layers and with a variety of media enables her to work both two-dimensionally and sculpturally.
Clare teaches workshops in collage and encaustic painting and exhibits throughout the United States. The venues where she has shown include Quilt National in Athens OH and The Third Encaustic Invitational in Tucson AZ as well one person exhibits in Ohio, South Carolina, Michigan and California.
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 17-April 1, 2016. A generous donation from Dr. Wendy and Scott Schaller, Dr. Dawn Weber and other private donors has allowed the University to offer several of these awards.
The Coburn Gallery is open from 10am-5pm Monday-Friday and 12noon-4pm on Sat/Sun. For more information on this exhibition visit us at www.ashland.edu/coburngallery , find us on Facebook or call 419.289.5652.