Ashland University Coburn Gallery Exhibition to Open June 30

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Exhibition to Open June 30

6/10/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - The 2013 Ohio All Media Juried Exhibition, featuring paintings, mixed media art, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculpture and assemblage art, opens on Sunday, June 30, in the Coburn Gallery at Ashland University. This exhibition, which runs through July 31, was created as a showcase for Ohio artists working in any media, traditional or experimental. 

The 11th annual exhibition includes 36 artworks from 25 local and regional Ohio artists. A total of 49 artists entered the competition, with a total of 134 works considered for inclusion in the show.

Local artists include, from Ashland County -- Amanda Kiplinger, Betty Laird Perry, Patricia Ungerer White, Diane Kay, Nancy Booth, Linda Goodman, Nancy Dupre and Keith Dull; from Richland County -- Betsy Oberhausen and John Thrasher; and from Knox County -- Brittany Cherkes.

The Coburn Gallery will host an opening reception on Sunday, June 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. and the awards will be announced at 3 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

The juror for the 2013 competition was Robert Peppers, who is currently a professor at the School of Art at Ohio University. He has taught drawing at Penland School of Crafts and painting/collage in the O.U. Art in UK Program based at King’s College and University of London.

Recently, Peppers’ work received Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, “Best of Mixed Media Juror’s Award” in the 2011 Black Creativity Art Exhibition. His exhibition history includes showings at S.A.W. Contemporary Artist Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; King’s College, London, England; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Ga.; African American Museum, Dallas, Texas; the Dadian Arts Gallery at the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion, Washington D.C.; Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University; and 10 U.S. Embassies.

For more about the 2013 Ohio All Media Juried Art exhibition at Coburn Gallery and the opening reception, visit or on Facebook. The Coburn Gallery is open from 12 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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. ###