poster of National Collage Society exhibit

AU’s Coburn Gallery hosting National Collage Society exhibition Oct. 27-Nov. 19

Published on Oct. 24, 2022
Art + Design

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University is serving as the host site for the National Collage Society’s 38th Annual Juried Exhibition, featuring 70 works by 62 artists from across 32 states and four countries. The exhibition will run from Oct. 27-Nov. 19, with an opening reception this Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

NCS was founded in 1982 by Gretchen Bierbaum and it is incorporated in Ohio with a dedicated board of directors. Each year, the NCS holds two exhibits, a small format show in the spring and a juried exhibit in the fall. The two exhibits average 40 states represented and seven countries.

The goal of the NCS is to foster the appreciation and interest in the recognized medium of collage. Collage has only been identified and defined during the 20th century. The NCS advances the stature of collage as a major art medium and assists in the public education through exhibits and workshops, lectures and publications.

The Coburn Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. on weekends. For more information about the exhibition, call 419-289-5652 or visit the gallery’s Facebook page.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.