Winners Announced in Student Art Exhibition at Ashland University

Winners Announced in Ashland University’s Student Art Exhibition
Photo at left: Ana Reynolds of Berea, Ohio, stands in front of her Best in Show artwork at Ashland University's 2013 Juried Student Art Exhibition at AU's Coburn Gallery that will run through April 5. Ana's digital print was titled Traveler.


The award winners have been announced for Ashland University’s 2013 Juried Student Art Exhibition that will run through April 5 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.

The outside juror for the exhibition was George T. Gregory, instructor at The Ohio State University in Columbus, and he was responsible for selecting the exhibition consisting of 125 artworks from among a competitive field of 178 student entries and also designating the award recipients.

Gregory, who resides in Columbus, was born and raised in Richmond, Va. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture with a minor in printmaking, magna cum laude, from Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University, and is currently a lecturer in the art department there. He has exhibited his work throughout the east coast and has received several awards, including the Charles Renick Award of Excellence, which was awarded to him by Virginia Commonwealth University.

The award winners include:

Best in Show - $250
Ana Reynolds of Berea, Ohio
Digital Print
Sponsored by the Coburn Gallery

Everett S. Caldemeyer Award - $200
Barbara Mooneyham of Lodi, Ohio
Sponsored by Art Professor Charles Caldemeyer

College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award - $250
Marissa Uhrig of Marietta, Ohio
Digital print
Sponsored and selected by Dr. Dawn Weber, Ashland University Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

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

Sculpture - $100
Emily May of Hilliard, Ohio
Decayed Flame 
Steel Sculpture

Printmaking - $100
Taylor Wade of Shelby, Ohio
Farm Life
Intaglio Print

Digital Award - $100
Mauricio Uranga  of Chihuahua, Mexico
Cubist Piano Song
Computer Animation

Painting Award - $100
Jessica Anderson of Doylestown, Ohio
Marital Bliss
Oil on Canvas

Ceramics Award - $100
Sarah Toby of Elyria, Ohio
Forget Me Not

Drawing Award - $100
Randi Schimmoeller of Ottawa, Ohio
Charcoal Drawing

People's Choice Award - Gift Card
Taylor Wade of Shelby, Ohio
Unknown and Unsung
Colored pencil drawing
Sponsored by Cynthia Petry
The People's Choice award was selected by the Coburn Gallery patrons during the opening reception on Thursday, March 21.

Alumni “Wink” Award-Gift Card
Danielle Rhonemus of Bluffton, Ohio
I Aim To Please
Oil Painting
The Alumni Award is selected and sponsored by 2012 alumnus Jennifer Winkler.

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. The gallery will be closed during the AU Easter Break. 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 2013, 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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