Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Hold Juried Student Art Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Hold Juried Student Art Exhibition

2/20/14 ASHLAND, Ohio - Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will hold a Juried Student Art Exhibition that will open on Thursday, March 13, with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The exhibition is an excellent opportunity to support the arts by purchasing a student artwork, whether just starting to collect art or adding to a collection. The exhibition runs from March 13 to 28, and the awards ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. on March 13.

This exhibition will offer $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 six art areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital media, drawing and ceramics. A generous donation from Art Professor Charles Caldemeyer, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Dr. Dawn Weber and other private donors has allowed the University to offer several of these awards.

The annual exhibition represents a culmination of student work from university art classes during the school year. It is an opportunity for art students to take their best artwork from the year, learn how to professionally present it for display and then receive feedback from an outside art professional.

The outside juror for the exhibition is Julie M. Elman, an 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.

Elman has 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. She also designed the book, “Stories from the Anne Grimes Collection of American Folk Music” (Ohio University Press, 2010).

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 www.ashland.edu/coburngallery , find us on Facebook or call 419.289.5652.

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. ###

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