Monday, February 8, 2016

Juried Student Art Exhibition ENTRIES DUE March 1-2

2016 Juried Student Art Exhibition

All work must be the result of supervised AU class work completed within the last 12 months.
  • Exhibition dates: March 17-April 1, 2016.
  • AWARDS- Best in Show and Dean’s Award
  • Awards in the following areas: Painting, Printmaking, Digital, Graphic Design, Ceramics, Sculpture & Drawing
  • The Annual People’s Choice Award- selected by gallery patrons at the opening reception
  • Your artwork MUST BE FOR SALE- if it is to be considered for the DEAN’S AWARD.
  • Opening Reception on March 17, 2016 from 4:30pm-6:00pm.
  • AWARDS for the juried student exhibition will be announced at 5:00pm on the 17th
  • JUROR: Clare Murray Adams
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 gallery will take a 20% commission on any work sold during the exhibition.
  • NO OUTSIDE SALES ALLOWED. IF the artwork is sold during the exhibition OR within 30 days of the close of the exhibition –the student artist must pay the gallery the 20% commission. All sales handled by Coburn Art Gallery. No expectations.
  • Artwork exhibited in the Juried Student Show CANNOT be used for senior exhibitions.
  • Only undergraduate students are eligible for the art awards.
  • All artworks must be presented in a professional manner.

  • Two dimensional works must be properly matted and mounted to white foam board. Framing is preferred for all exhibitions.
  • Paintings must be framed with painted lattice striping ( to frame the stretcher)
  • All work MUST be ready to hang. Works that are not ready to exhibit will be disqualified. This includes wire or other hanging mechanism.
  • ARTWORKS ACCEPTED on Tuesday March 1 and Wednesday March 2 from 10:00am-5:00pm - in the Coburn Gallery.
  • Student will provide a completed entry form with each artwork. Attach one entry form to the back of the each submitted artwork.
  • Artworks NOT accepted for the student exhibition must be picked up by Monday March 14th before 5pm.
  • Accepted artworks must be removed from the gallery on April 1 from 3pm-5pm. WORKS MUST BE REMOVED on Friday No Exceptions.
  • If you have any questions please see Cynthia Petry in the Coburn Gallery 

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Art Dept Associate Professor Priscilla Roggenkamp featured at Market Street Art Spot

Art Department Associate Professor Priscilla Roggenkamp featured at Market Street Art Spot in Minerva. 
Opening reception on January 8th from 5pm-9pm.  Music by Jon Mosey.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

AU Art Alums in the News

The AU ART ALUMS are out in force this week ! 

Kari Ganoung Ruiz featured in the Main Street Arts blog article.

Main Street Arts Gallery Blog

Painting near Saranac Lake, NY August 2015. Photo by Dave Martin
 Painting near Saranac Lake, NY August 2015. Photo by Dave Martin

Kimothy Pikor-interviewed at a"Cleveland Rocks" meeting to become part of a Cleveland based story for R Magazine. Kimothy is a photographer, blogger, doodler, style-obsessed, creative-type living in Denver, Colorado. Check out her website-  Kimothy Pikor Website

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

AU Art Alumnus Joshua Risner Named Master Painter

AU Art Alumnus Joshua Risner (BFA 2012) has recently been named master decorative painter of the Michigan state Capitol. The position of Master Decorative Painter at the 1879 Michigan State Capitol is responsible for the restoration, maintenance, and preservation of over nine acres of decoratively painted surfaces in the building. Including the analysis, documentation, surface preparation, and use of traditional techniques such as marbling, wood graining, gilding, glazing, striping, stenciling, and free hand painting the replication.

Risner grew up in rural central Ohio and earned his BFA in painting with an art history minor at Ashland University and his MFA from Kendall College of Art and Design. He has won numerous awards for his oil paintings and drawings.
To learn more about Joshua or his paintings visit .

Successful Senior Art Exhibition Opening

Each fall, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery hosts the Senior Art Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art majors. Bringing together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art, the Senior Art Exhibitions will open on Thursday, Nov. 12, 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. 

“While the Senior Art Exhibition provides the capstone experience for graduating art majors, it represents more than just the 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.”
The event brings together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art and includes graphic design, digital art, printmaking and ceramics. 
This year’s exhibiting seniors include: Taylor Menhart of Twinsburg, Ohio, B.A. in Commercial Art with a concentration in Graphic Design; Olivia Glass of Mount Vernon, Ohio, B.S. in Art Education, with Ceramics concentration; Randi Schimmoeller of Ottawa, Ohio, B.A. with a concentration in Printmaking; and Mary Jean Ferretti of Ashland, Ohio, Digital Art concentration.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.