Department News

Senior Exhibition Schedule

The Spring 2014 Senior Art Exhibition will be split into two separate shows April 3-16 and April 24 - May 10. Both exhibitions will be... Read more

Visiting Artist Lecture - Jacob Escobedo from Cartoon Network

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... Read more

2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition Winners

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... Read more

Featured Art Work

Sarah Toby, 2013 graduate
Ceramic Winner of Ceramics Award at 2013 Juried Student Art Exhibtion Read more

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In the Gallery...

 art work from upcoming Senior Exhibition

Senior Art Exhibition I

April 3 - 16, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday, Arpil 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

featuring these graduating seniors: 
Mauricio Uranga-Graphic Design
Marquerite Tryling-Ceramics
Josh Quay-Digital Art 
Barbara Mooneyham -Sculpture
Carol Fauber-Ceramics

Coburn Gallery page 

Department Info:

Ashland University
227 Center for the Arts
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Faculty Spotlight

Born in Bangor, Maine, Priscilla has lived in Maine, Ohio, Virginia and Arkansas. She has resided in Alliance, Ohio since 1990, teaching and making art... Read more

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AU Art Department offers Campus Experience for High School Students, May 17.

On Saturday, May 17, the Ashland University art department will offer a college campus studio experience for current high school students with an interest in pursuing art.  Workshops will be conducted by art faculty members and will include figure drawing, painting, ceramics, digital art, and printmaking.  Students may choose two studio areas to attend during the day. There is a $25 fee for materials (includes lunch).  Application deadline is April 21. 

Download the application form:  
printable pdf version or
MS word document that may be filled in electronically

Addtional information is on application form or Click here

Art at Ashland University

Our approach to the field is comprehensive and contemporary. Within the context of a liberal arts education and under the direction of talented and dedicated professors, you will stretch your abilities and become the artist or teacher you dream of becoming.

One-on-one attention from professors is a hallmark of the Art Department and an advantage of our classes that are purposely kept small. A dedicated faculty member who is a practicing artist oversees each artistic discipline and each discipline has devoted studio space.

What you will enjoy about our art programs:

  • Studio disciplines that each have a dedicated faculty member and space devoted to creation

  • Many opportunities to show your work

  • Coburn Gallery exhibitions of the works of contemporary artists

  • Learning to think critically and solve problems creatively

  • Courses that fully prepare you to pursue graduate studies