Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Juried Student Art Exhibition

3/1/12 ASHLAND, OH -- The Ashland University Juried Student Art Exhibition opens on Thursday, March 15, in the Coburn Gallery with a reception to be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.


This exhibition will offer $1,300 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Everett S. Caldemeyer Award, Provost Award, People’s Choice Award and awards in each of the six art areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital media, 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 exhibition is Christy Gray, director of the RED DOT project in Cleveland. Artworks in the exhibition will be selected by Gray from entries submitted by AU students. 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.


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.


The exhibition in the Coburn Gallery will run from March 15 to 30. A generous donation from Charles Caldemeyer and Provost Dr. Frank Pettigrew has allowed the University to offer several of these awards. 


The Coburn Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on this exhibition, visit , 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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