Ashland University Coburn Gallery Announces Student Art Exhibition Winners

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Announces Student Art Exhibition Winners

3/16/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – The award winners have been announced for the Ashland University 2015 Juried Student Art Exhibition that will run through April 1 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.

This year’s exhibition offered $1,300 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Everett S. Caldemeyer Award, Dean’s Award, People’s Choice Award and awards in each of the seven art areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital media, design, drawing and ceramics.

The awards, which were announced at the March 12 opening reception of the exhibition, were:

- Best in Show Award, presented to Hannah Thome of Amherst, Ohio, for her soft sculpture-mixed media titled “It’s Tough Being a Girl.” The $250 award was sponsored by the Coburn Gallery.



- Everett S. Caldemeyer Award, presented to Taylor Wade of Shelby, Ohio, for her digital print titled “The Wishing War.” The $200 award was sponsored by Charles Caldemeyer, retired art professor.




- College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award, presented to Danielle Rhonemus of Bluffton, Ohio, for her mixed media sculpture titled “A Bad Connection.” The $200 award was sponsored by Dr. Dawn Weber, Ashland University dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.


Other art area awards sponsored by the Coburn Art Gallery included:

- Sculpture - $100 award to Emily Nuff of Mansfield, Ohio, for the steel sculpture titled “In Transition.”

- Printmaking - $100 award to Dana Reed of Plymouth, Ohio, for the three-color reduction print titled “Arbitram Amore Moriebat.”

- Digital - $100 award to Emma Daugherty of West Jefferson, Ohio, for the digital animation titled “After 100 Years.”

- Painting - $100 award to Shawna Spiesz of Bay Village, Ohio, for the mixed media oil and collage on wood titled “Maze.”

- Ceramics - $100 award to Paige Arthur of Danville, Ohio, for the ceramic mug titled “Mug Blue Green.”

- Drawing - $100 award to Rachel Santee of Columbus, Ohio, for the pencil on paper drawing titled “Friends.”

- Design - $100 award to Kaylin Henry of Circleville, Ohio, for the mixed media illustration titled “Self Portrait Illustrations.”

- People's Choice Award – a gift card was presented to Taylor Wade of Shelby, Ohio, for the digital print titled “The Wishing War.” 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 12.

- Alumni “Wink” Award – a gift card was presented to Danielle Smith of Warren, Pa., for the 2-D design drawing titled “Spray Bottles Supreme.” The Alumni Award is selected and sponsored by 2012 alumnus Jennifer Winkler.

The outside juror for the exhibition was John Hunting Hansen, who is a studio technician and adjunct assistant professor for the College of Wooster. Hansen accepted 78 entries of the 144 art entries submitted.

The Coburn Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on this exhibition, visit the gallery at, find us on Facebook or call 419.289.5652.

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