Ashland University Student Art Exhibition to Open March 2

Ashland University Student Art Exhibition to Open March 2

2/21/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Juried Student Art Exhibition opens on Thursday, March 2, in the Coburn Gallery with a reception to be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

This exhibition, which runs from March 2-24, will offer $1,300 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Bernini Award, Dean’s Award, People’s Choice Award and awards in each of the six art areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital art & design, drawing and ceramics. The awards ceremony will begin at 5 p.m.

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 George Whitten. Whitten has been a full-time artist for nearly 30 years. His work, shown internationally and throughout the United States, is featured in numerous public, private and corporate collections. He received a B.F.A. from Florida Atlantic University and an MFA from Wichita State University. Currently, he is the director of the Mansfield Art Center in Mansfield, Ohio.

The exhibition is an excellent opportunity to support the arts by purchasing a student artwork, whether you are just starting to collect art or adding to a collection. Generous donations from Dr. Wendy and Scott Schaller, Dr. Dawn Weber and other private donors have allowed the University to offer several of these awards.

The Coburn Gallery is open from 10 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday and 12 noon to 4 pm on Sat/Sun. For more information on this exhibition visit us at www.ashland.edu/coburngallery , on Facebook or call 419.289.5652.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply 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.                                                                                ###