Ashland University Coburn Gallery Hosts Juried Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Hosts Juried Exhibition

5/6/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a national juried exhibition titled “Coburn Goes Small,” which will run from May 17 through June 16, 2013. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with $1,000 in awards announced at 6:30 p.m. 

The exhibition features 33 artworks that are 20” x 20 “ or less including the frame. This year, 86 artists entered the Coburn Goes Small competition, with a total of 168 works considered for inclusion in the show.

From the entries received, 33 works were chosen by juror Jessica Somers for the exhibition. The exhibition includes local artists Nancy Booth, Barbara Nell Morejon, Paul Keske and Dana Sherburne, all of Ashland County. 

Other exhibiting artists include Jenny Dowd, Alpine, Wyo.; Carol Adleman, Luck, Wis.; Sally Alexandres,  St. Cloud, Fla.; Martha Schlitt, Portland, Ore.; Zane York, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mary Weidner, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Werner Sun, Ithaca, N.Y.; Barbara Simcoe, Omaha, Neb.; Justin Playl , Cleveland, Ohio; Sigrid Zahner Lafayette, Ind.; N, Etty Yaniv, Alpine, N.J.; Keith Wilde, Athens,  Ohio; Paul Wilbur, Columbus, Ohio; Sky Shineman, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Roy Pekoc , Cleveland, Ohio; Cynthia Brinich-Langlois, Milwaukee, Wis.; Damon McArthur, Kewanee, Ill.; Martha Lois, Cleveland, Ohio; Hallie LeBlanc, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Al Denyer, Salt Lake City, Utah; Bonnie Cutts, Cedar, Minn.; Steven Labadessa, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Angelina Kidd, Redmond, Wash.; Richard Jurus, Dayton, Ohio; Julie Elman, Athens, Ohio; Manuela Holban, Bethesda, Md.; and Barbara J. Dombach, Holtwood, Pa.

The juror for the exhibition was photographer Jessica Somers.  Somers’ work has been exhibited nationally, has been published in various periodicals and the second edition of The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes by Christopher James. She currently teaches photography throughout Connecticut and at the Art Institute of Boston.

The 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 and is free and open to the public. For more information about the opening reception or the exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit the gallery on Facebook.

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. ###