Summer Art Camp Program

Summer Art Camp 2019

Join the Coburn Art Gallery on the Ashland University Campus for Summer Art Camp, which offers an intensive and creative one-week session on June 17-21, 2019.


Art & Biology collide in this fun filled mixed media camp week.  

Art Camp is for young artists ages 8-13 and runs from from 9am-12noon.

The camp ratio is 1:6. Summer Art Camp session fee is $75.00 per child.

All materials are provided. 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

Art Camp 2019



Coburn Gallery

Patrons viewing an exhibit at the 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.


  • Oct

    Compassion - The Art of Healing, National Juried Exhibition

    The national juried exhibition, "COMPASSION: The Art of Healing" will have its opening reception Tuesday, Oct. 22, at The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University.

    The theme of the exhibition, which will be on display at the gallery from Oct. 11 through Nov. 13, focuses on the humanitarian nature of the healing process as seen through the arts. Health care professionals and caregivers have played an integral part in the healing process throughout history and this exhibition hopes to highlight these contributions, as well as the process of patient restoration and wellness.

    The opening reception will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. and will coincide with the Ashland University College of Nursing and Health Sciences, in cooperation with the Rho Nu-at-Large, Fall Scholarly Meeting in the Hugo Young Theatre.

    The exhibition features 30 works and was juried by Mary Urbas, gallery coordinator and exhibition curator for The Gallery at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland. Urbas, who received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of  Art, has 40 years of experience in the professional art world as a gallery owner, curator, teacher, consultant and exhibiting fiber artist.

    Regional artists selected for inclusion are Doug Becht, Nancy Booth, M.P. Marion, Barbara Morejon and Susan D. Shafer, all of Ashland; Jennifer Lee, Bay Village; Susan Allen, Bratenahl; Joyce Morrow Jones, Tricia Kaman, Martha Lois, Mandem, and Charles Mintz, all of Cleveland; Jan O’Dea and Paul D. Wilbur, both of Columbus; E. Ellen Albrecht, Cortland; Alex Paat, Galloway; Heidi L. Weller, Jeromesville; Arthur Novotny, Lyndhurst; Jill White, Mansfield; Clare Murray Adams, Southington; Kerry Kirkpatrick, Toledo; and Holly and Christopher Gage, Bowmansville, Pennsylvania.

    Artists' awards will be announced at 6 p.m.

    At 7 p.m., Jeanne Bryner, RN, BA, CEN (rtd) will offer a presentation on her book, "Learning to Heal: Reflections on Nursing School in Poetry and Prose", winner of the 2019 Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing from the Working Class Studies Association.

    Bryner, who was born in Appalachia and grew up in Newton Falls, has nine books in print and has seen her work adapted for the stage in several national venues and the 2004 Fringe Festival of Edinburgh, Scotland. Her books will be available for purchase and signing, while her quilts also will be on display that evening.

    Admission is free and open to the public.

    The Coburn Gallery, located at 331 College Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

    For more information on the exhibition, go to, find it on Facebook or call 419.289.5652.

Gallery Hours

Coburn Gallery  HOURS


Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday noon-4 p.m.

Closed during university breaks and hoildays.


2019/20 Gallery Events

Displacement: New Work by J. Leigh Garcia and Taryn McMahon

August 26-September 28, 2019
Opening Reception August 29, 2019 4:30 p.m.

COMPASSION-The Art of Healing
National Juried Exhibition

October 11-November 13, 2019
Opening Reception October 22, 2019 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

This event is in conjunction with the Ashland University College of Nursing and Health Sciences Fall Scholarly Meeting featuring Jeanne Bryner, RN, BA, CEN, who will discuss her new book, Learning to Heal.

Senior BFA Exhibition-Kiana Ziegler

November 21-December 15, 2019
Opening Reception November 21, 2019 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

2020 AU Art + Design Department Faculty Exhibition

January 23-February 21, 2020
Opening Reception January 23, 2020 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

2020 AU Juried Student Art Exhibition

March 5-27, 2020
Opening Reception March 5, 2020 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

AU Senior Art + Design Exhibition 

April 2- May 9, 2020
Opening Reception April 2, 2020 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.