Ashland University Coburn Gallery Announces Student Art Exhibition Winners

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Announces Student Art Exhibition Winners

3/14/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – 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 Gallery.

The Best in Show award was presented to Shauna Spiesz of Bay Village, Ohio, for her oil painting titled “Reflection.” The $250 award was sponsored by the Coburn Gallery.

The Everett S. Caldemeyer Award was presented to Danielle Rhonemus of Bluffton, Ohio, for her metal sculpture titled “Autumn Breeze.” The $200 award was sponsored by Art Professor Charles Caldemeyer.

The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award was presented to Hannah Thome of Amherst, Ohio, for her digital printed titled “The First Labor.” The $250 award was sponsored by AU Dean of College of Arts & Sciences Dr. Dawn Weber.

Other art area awards that were sponsored by the Coburn Art Gallery included:
-- Sculpture  - $100 award to Sean Daugherty of Ashland, Ohio, for the metal and stone sculpture titled “Atlas.”
-- Printmaking - $100 award to Barbara Mooneyham of Lodi, Ohio, for the relief print titled “Perseverance.”
-- Digital - $100 award to Jennifer Clingerman of Beaver, Pa., for the digital print titled “Enchanting.”
-- Painting - $100 award to Taylor Wade of Shelby, Ohio, for the oil painting titled “Rebellion & Rise Against.”
-- Ceramics - $100 award to Allison Dieter of Litchfield, Ohio, for the stoneware “Color Plate.”
-- Drawing - $100 award to Zoe Myers of Worthington, Ohio, for the charcoal drawing titled “Bones on Bones.”
-- People’s Choice Award – a gift card was awarded to Karly Annalise Beuk of Lodi, Ohio, for her oil painting titled “Persistence of Curiosity.” The People's Choice award, which was sponsored by Gallery Director Cynthia Petry, was selected by the Coburn Gallery patrons during the opening reception on March 13.

The outside juror for exhibition is Julie M. Elman, associate professor in the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University in Athens, where she teaches courses in publication design. She has an MFA in photography from Ohio University and a BFA in commercial art from the University of Dayton (in Ohio). She worked within the newspaper industry for 15 years, as a designer, photojournalist and picture editor. She is co-author of The Newspaper Designer's Handbook, 7th edition, with Tim Harrower (McGraw-Hill, 2012). Elman designed the New York Times best-selling photography book The Rise of Barack Obama (Triumph Books, 2008) for Pete Souza, who is the chief White House photographer.

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) 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. ###