Award Winners Announced at Ashland University Juried Student Art Exhibition

3/16/12 ASHLAND, OH -- The award winners have been announced for the Ashland University 2012 Juried Student Art Exhibition that will run through March 30 in the University’s Coburn Gallery. 


The outside juror for the exhibition was Christy Gray, director of the RED DOT project in Cleveland, Ohio. Gray was responsible for selecting the exhibition consisting of 89 artworks from among a competitive field of 168 student entries and also designating the award recipients. 


Gray is an artist and designer who grew up in Shelby, Ohio. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in interior design and worked in design for a private corporation until joining RED DOT in 2005. Her textile art can be found in private collections throughout Northeast Ohio.


Award winners include:


Best in Show - $250

Joshua Risner

Long Way Out

Digital Print

Sponsored by the Coburn Gallery


Everett S. Caldemeyer Award - $200

Marissa Uhrig


Digital Light box Print

Sponsored by Art Professor Charles Caldemeyer


Provost Award - $250 

Barbara Mooneyham


Found object sculpture

Sponsored by Ashland University Provost Dr. Frank Pettigrew


These art area awards were sponsored by the Coburn Art Gallery:


Sculpture - $100

Autumn Hines




Printmaking - $100

Joshua Risner

Beauty Objectified

Linocut Relief Print Collage


Digital Award - $100

Emilia Del Pino


Digital on Canvas


Painting Award - $100

Sarah Toby

Still Life with Grapes

Oil on Canvas


Ceramics Award - $100

Emily May

Circular Bottle



Drawing Award - $100

Jessica Anderson

Self Portrait

Ebony Pencil


People's Choice Award - Barnes Noble Gift Card 

Sarah Toby

From Start to Finish

Digital Print Series

Sponsored by Cynthia Petry

The People's Choice award was selected by the Coburn Gallery patrons during the opening reception on Thursday, March 15.


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.


Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2012, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( 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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