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Ashland University
227 Center for the Arts
Ashland, Ohio 44805
419.289.5652
coburngallery@ashland.edu

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FALL & SPRING SEMESTER HOURS

Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday noon-4 p.m.
Closed during university breaks and holidays.
GALLERY OFFICE HOURS VARY

Arts Guide

Coburn Gallery News

Call for Local Artists-

CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Coburn Gallery of Ashland University will host an Ashland Community Arts League (AshCAL) juried membership exhibition May 14 through July 23, 2021. The exhibition is open to all artists who are current members of AshCAL. Entry fee is $25 for up to four entries. Newly joining members must provide contact information and pay annual membership dues ($35) at the time of entry. Life membership is also available for $100, and includes the entry fee for the 2021 exhibition. Works in any media, traditional or experimental, qualify. All works must be original to the entering artist and not completed under instruction or as part of a class or workshop. No kits or commercial patterns will be accepted. Work may not have been previously exhibited at Coburn Gallery. Wall hanging pieces must be wired and completely ready to exhibit. All pieces must be hand delivered to Coburn Gallery, 331 College Ave, Ashland, OH, on Sunday, May 9, noon to 3 pm or Monday, May 10, from 10 am to 3 pm. No mailed or commercial deliveries will be accepted. Entries will be juried on Monday, May 10, 4 to 6pm. Entrants will be notified of rejections late the day of Monday, May 10, by email only. Rejected work must be picked up on Tuesday, May 11, 10 am to 4 pm. The guest juror is Priscilla Roggenkamp, January 2021 recipient of an Ohio Arts Council individual Excellence Award in the category of Visual Arts 3D. She has also been previously awarded an OAC Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant in 2018 to study Appalachian Weaving. Priscilla is an artist and associate professor of art at Ashland University. Detailed entry forms and prospectus may be obtained by email to: cpetry@ashland.edu . Hard copies are available at the gallery. ...Read more

Summer Art Camp Announced

 Join the Coburn Art Gallery on the Ashland University Campus for Summer Art Camp, which will offer an intensive and creative one-week session on June 21-25, 2021.Students in a variety of ages will learn how to use many techniques within the sculpture ceramics medium. 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.


Session 1 Art Camp is titled: Through the Lens of NatureExploring nature as visualized through different artistic techniques including sculptural assemblage, ceramic hand building and wheel throwing in this fun filled 3-D inspired camp week. Art Camp is for young artists ages 9-14 and runs from 9am-12noon. The camp ratio is 1:5. 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. COVID 19 protocols will be in place which will include campers wearing face masks at all times and practicing social distancing.For more information or to register your child for summer art activities, call 419.289.5652 or email coburngallery@ashland.edu.
...Read more

Senior Exhibition Awards Announced

Congratulations to our 2021 Senior Art + Design Exhibition awards winners-Hannah Osborn was selected for the senior exhibition art award and the Honorable Mention senior award recipient was Harlie Gregory. Both awards were selected by the Ashland University Art + Design Department faculty.Hannah will graduate from Ashland University with a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Art with a concentration in Graphic Design with a minor in Religion. Hannah is from Chatham, Ohio where she lives with her father, Steve, her mother, Heather, and her brother, Steven. She is a graduate of Cloverleaf High School and the Medina County Career Center where she learned under the instruction of Ron Kostechak about printing, pre-press, offset press, silk screen printing, and of course graphic design. During her three year at Ashland, Hannah has been exhibited in the Juried Student Art Exhibition multiple times and has been awarded the Dean’s Award, the Alumni “Wink” Award, and the Bernini Award. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and other circumstances, Hannah chose to do classes remotely for the remainder of her schooling. Because of this, she was not able to be as active on campus as she would have liked to be. However, she was able to go on a mission trip with campus ministry to Tennessee and an educational trip to Israel before this had happened. Hannah also was an intern for OneIT, the Medina County Career Center, and Vinyl Marketing where she participated in a variety of design work and learning experiences. She plans to continue graphic design by finding a full time position in the Columbus area after graduation.
Gregory, from Cambridge, OH, will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Art with a concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing. She is a youngest child...Read more

Senior Art + Design Exhibition Opens April 8th

Each spring, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art and Design Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art majors. Bringing together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art and Design, the 2021 Senior Art and Design Exhibition will open on Thursday, April 8 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. We will keep the gallery socially distant, allowing groups of 10 or less at a time during the opening. Masks are required. The senior awards will be announced at 5:30 p.m. at the April 8 reception and on our Facebook page.“While the 2021 Senior Art Exhibition provides the capstone experience for graduating art and design 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 will run from April 8 through May 8, include graphic design, illustration, digital art and video. Senior Art Exhibition artists – Noah Rau, Harlie Gregory, Taylor Mowry, Hannah Osborn, Tristan Peterman, Callandra Roddy and Aliya Ratliff.Ratliff, from Tipp City, Ohio, will be graduating with a bachelor of fine arts, with a concentration in Illustration. Aliya Ratliff graduated from Tippecanoe High School while simultaneously obtaining an Associates in Liberal Arts from Sinclair Community College. Aliya Ratliff is the daughter of Sylvia Adams. While attending AU, Aliya Participated in the Art club, as well as worked for both the art department and AU recreational services. After graduating Aliya has plans to continue making art focused in illustration. Roddy will graduate with a BFA in Fine Art...Read more

Alumni Exhibition Prospectus

Ashland University Department of Art + Design Alumni Exhibition September 2-30, 2021. Alumni of the Department of Art + Design are invited to submit artwork for an Alumni Exhibition, to take place in the Coburn Art Gallery September 2-30, 2021.  The exhibition is open to any graduate of Ashland University’s Art + Design programs. All artwork should be made in the last four 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. All artworks must be gallery ready and they will be screened by the gallery director. To request entry information, contact Cynthia Petry at cpetry@ashland.edu.  Entry deadline is July 6, 2021 @5pm. For more information about this exhibition, contact Cynthia Petry at cpetry@ashland.edu or phone 419.289.5652.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Contact Us

Ashland University
227 Center for the Arts
Ashland, Ohio 44805
419.289.5652
coburngallery@ashland.edu

Coburn Gallery Facebook pageCoburn Gallery Flickr page

FALL & SPRING SEMESTER HOURS

Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday noon-4 p.m.
Closed during university breaks and holidays.
GALLERY OFFICE HOURS VARY

Arts Guide

Arts Guide

Coburn Gallery News

Coburn Gallery News

Call for Local Artists-

CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Coburn Gallery of Ashland University will host an Ashland Community Arts League (AshCAL) juried membership exhibition May 14 through July 23, 2021. The exhibition is open to all artists who are current members of AshCAL. Entry fee is $25 for up to four entries. Newly joining members must provide contact information and pay annual membership dues ($35) at the time of entry. Life membership is also available for $100, and includes the entry fee for the 2021 exhibition. Works in any media, traditional or experimental, qualify. All works must be original to the entering artist and not completed under instruction or as part of a class or workshop. No kits or commercial patterns will be accepted. Work may not have been previously exhibited at Coburn Gallery. Wall hanging pieces must be wired and completely ready to exhibit. All pieces must be hand delivered to Coburn Gallery, 331 College Ave, Ashland, OH, on Sunday, May 9, noon to 3 pm or Monday, May 10, from 10 am to 3 pm. No mailed or commercial deliveries will be accepted. Entries will be juried on Monday, May 10, 4 to 6pm. Entrants will be notified of rejections late the day of Monday, May 10, by email only. Rejected work must be picked up on Tuesday, May 11, 10 am to 4 pm. The guest juror is Priscilla Roggenkamp, January 2021 recipient of an Ohio Arts Council individual Excellence Award in the category of Visual Arts 3D. She has also been previously awarded an OAC Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant in 2018 to study Appalachian Weaving. Priscilla is an artist and associate professor of art at Ashland University. Detailed entry forms and prospectus may be obtained by email to: cpetry@ashland.edu . Hard copies are available at the gallery. ...Read more

Summer Art Camp Announced

 Join the Coburn Art Gallery on the Ashland University Campus for Summer Art Camp, which will offer an intensive and creative one-week session on June 21-25, 2021.Students in a variety of ages will learn how to use many techniques within the sculpture ceramics medium. 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.


Session 1 Art Camp is titled: Through the Lens of NatureExploring nature as visualized through different artistic techniques including sculptural assemblage, ceramic hand building and wheel throwing in this fun filled 3-D inspired camp week. Art Camp is for young artists ages 9-14 and runs from 9am-12noon. The camp ratio is 1:5. 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. COVID 19 protocols will be in place which will include campers wearing face masks at all times and practicing social distancing.For more information or to register your child for summer art activities, call 419.289.5652 or email coburngallery@ashland.edu.
...Read more

Senior Exhibition Awards Announced

Congratulations to our 2021 Senior Art + Design Exhibition awards winners-Hannah Osborn was selected for the senior exhibition art award and the Honorable Mention senior award recipient was Harlie Gregory. Both awards were selected by the Ashland University Art + Design Department faculty.Hannah will graduate from Ashland University with a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Art with a concentration in Graphic Design with a minor in Religion. Hannah is from Chatham, Ohio where she lives with her father, Steve, her mother, Heather, and her brother, Steven. She is a graduate of Cloverleaf High School and the Medina County Career Center where she learned under the instruction of Ron Kostechak about printing, pre-press, offset press, silk screen printing, and of course graphic design. During her three year at Ashland, Hannah has been exhibited in the Juried Student Art Exhibition multiple times and has been awarded the Dean’s Award, the Alumni “Wink” Award, and the Bernini Award. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and other circumstances, Hannah chose to do classes remotely for the remainder of her schooling. Because of this, she was not able to be as active on campus as she would have liked to be. However, she was able to go on a mission trip with campus ministry to Tennessee and an educational trip to Israel before this had happened. Hannah also was an intern for OneIT, the Medina County Career Center, and Vinyl Marketing where she participated in a variety of design work and learning experiences. She plans to continue graphic design by finding a full time position in the Columbus area after graduation.
Gregory, from Cambridge, OH, will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Art with a concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing. She is a youngest child...Read more

Senior Art + Design Exhibition Opens April 8th

Each spring, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art and Design Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art majors. Bringing together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art and Design, the 2021 Senior Art and Design Exhibition will open on Thursday, April 8 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. We will keep the gallery socially distant, allowing groups of 10 or less at a time during the opening. Masks are required. The senior awards will be announced at 5:30 p.m. at the April 8 reception and on our Facebook page.“While the 2021 Senior Art Exhibition provides the capstone experience for graduating art and design 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 will run from April 8 through May 8, include graphic design, illustration, digital art and video. Senior Art Exhibition artists – Noah Rau, Harlie Gregory, Taylor Mowry, Hannah Osborn, Tristan Peterman, Callandra Roddy and Aliya Ratliff.Ratliff, from Tipp City, Ohio, will be graduating with a bachelor of fine arts, with a concentration in Illustration. Aliya Ratliff graduated from Tippecanoe High School while simultaneously obtaining an Associates in Liberal Arts from Sinclair Community College. Aliya Ratliff is the daughter of Sylvia Adams. While attending AU, Aliya Participated in the Art club, as well as worked for both the art department and AU recreational services. After graduating Aliya has plans to continue making art focused in illustration. Roddy will graduate with a BFA in Fine Art...Read more

Alumni Exhibition Prospectus

Alumni Exhibition Prospectus

Ashland University Department of Art + Design Alumni Exhibition September 2-30, 2021. Alumni of the Department of Art + Design are invited to submit artwork for an Alumni Exhibition, to take place in the Coburn Art Gallery September 2-30, 2021.  The exhibition is open to any graduate of Ashland University’s Art + Design programs. All artwork should be made in the last four 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. All artworks must be gallery ready and they will be screened by the gallery director. To request entry information, contact Cynthia Petry at cpetry@ashland.edu.  Entry deadline is July 6, 2021 @5pm. For more information about this exhibition, contact Cynthia Petry at cpetry@ashland.edu or phone 419.289.5652.

The Coburn Gallery is Ashland University's primary home for viewing and showcasing the visual art created by our academic community and the general public. The yearly gallery schedule purposely focuses on the work of nationally known contemporary artists and Ashland University art faculty and students for an innovative gallery fused with different perspectives

Exhibitions

Each year, the Coburn Gallery hosts exhibitions that form the visual foundation of the educational mission of the Art Department.

These exhibitions include:

  • Faculty Exhibition, featuring the work of Ashland University faculty members
  • Student Exhibition, juried by an outside juror with awards for outstanding work
  • Senior Exhibition, featuring the work of graduating seniors
  • The Ashland Exhibition, a juried summer event displaying the work of area artists

In addition, the Fall semester usually features a combination of works of artists around the country as well as themed exhibitions.

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