Wednesday, April 24, 2019

2019 Senior Art + Design Exhibition Awards

The 2019 Senior Art + Design Exhibition awards were presented by Daniel McDonald, chair of the Ashland University Art and Design department, on Tuesday April 23 at the Coburn Art Gallery opening reception.

Kiana Zeigler was selected as the senior exhibition art award recipient by the AU art + design department faculty.

Kiana Ziegler, from Ashland, OH, will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Art, with a painting concentration, and a Bachelor of Art in Commercial Art, with a graphic design concentration. Ziegler is the youngest of Alma and Charles Ziegler of Ashland. She grew up in Ashland, graduating from Ashland High School in 2015. She entered her college career as an Honors Program Scholar, and shortly afterward, was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, an honor society for academic excellence. She got the opportunity to create a mural for the Writing Center and a portrait for the theater production, Little Women in 2018. Off campus, Ziegler completed the illustrations decorating the entrance to Masterminds Escape Room and Game Library. She has completed several other private commissions as a freelance artist.

Active in her department, Ziegler served as the Vice President and President of Art Club. She was granted the opportunity to travel with the Art Department to museums in Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburg, and New York City. Ziegler was rewarded many art awards, such as the Bernini Art Award, People’s Choice Award, Design and Illustration Award, and Best in Show in the Juried Student Art Exhibition. She showed her artwork along with other projects at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium. She was on the Dean’s List 7 semesters, and received several scholarships. Upon graduation, Ziegler plans to attend Ohio University to receive a Masters in Fine Arts in painting.


Honorable Mention Senior award recipient was Sage Haines.

Haines, daughter of Sue Amos and Shaun Haines, will graduate with a Bachelor of Art in Digital Media Production as well as Commercial Art, with a concentration in Graphic Design. She is a graduate of Big Walnut High School in Sunbury, Ohio. She has been recognized as Ashland University’s Intern of the Month for the Fall 2018 semester and was selected as Outstanding Sophomore of the year for the Department of Art. In the 2018-19 school year, she has served as President of Art Club as well as Program Director for Ashland University’s student-run television station, AUTV-20. Haines has been exhibited in the Juried Student Art Exhibition several times and was awarded the Digital Art and Photography award in 2018. Haines has served as Ashland-based company Novatex’s graphic design intern for one year and will likely continue professional employment with the company upon graduation.


The Senior Graphic Design Exhibition runs from April 23-May 4, 2019.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

2019 URCA Art + Design Exhibitions & Presentations

2019 URCA Art + Design Exhibitions & Presentations


Jennifer Winkler (12) -Alumni Speaker 

Jennifer Winkler (12) Alumni Speaker

Kiana Ziegler

Cait Davis

Michaela Ping

Allison Montgomery

Saige Haines

Kian Ziegler
Mattie Rogowski
Raven Roddy


Kiana Zielgler


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

2019 URCA Art + Design Schedule

College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium 
April 9, 2019 Ashland University Art + Design Schedule-




9:15am Jennifer Winkler AU ALUMNI SPEAKER-The Ideal Art Curriculum: Bridging the Gap between School and Community through a Combination of Traditional Craftsmanship and State-of-the-art Technology.

10:30am Kiana Ziegler A Meditation on the Flesh: Self-Therapy for Managing Chronic Health Conditions. Faculty Sponsor: Prof. Keith Dull, Art.

11:45am Exhibition #1 Cait Davis, Sage Haines,
Allison Montgomery,Michaela Ping,Madeline Rogowski,
Robby Young, & Kiana Ziegler
Brand Identity and Product Packaging Design
Faculty Sponsor: Prof. Michael Bird, Art

Exhibition #2 Victoria Roddy In My Blood
Faculty Sponsor: Prof. Keith Dull, Art

12:45pm Exhibition #3 Kiana Ziegler A Meditation on the Flesh: Self-Therapy for Managing Chronic Health Conditions. Faculty Sponsor: Prof. Keith Dull, Art

Exhibition #4 Jennifer Winkler The Ideal Art Curriculum: Bridging the Gap between School and
Community through a Combination of Traditional Craftsmanship and State-of-the-art Technology

Friday, March 22, 2019

Free High School Art Experience Event Offered


The Ashland University Art and Design Department is offering a free college campus studio experience on Saturday, May 11, for current high school students with an interest in pursuing art. The event is being held in the Center for the Arts building on the AU campus from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch and art materials provided.



Art studio area experiences will include sculpture, printmaking and illustration, digital art and graphic design painting, ceramics and figure drawing. Students may attend two workshops based on their interests and availability. This event highlights the Art and Design program, where students can learn from experienced college instructors who also are working artists, meet other students with a serious interest in art, learn or finesse existing skills, investigate a new medium or area, experience a classroom studio work environment and learn about what art and design students do after graduation.

The high school art experience application deadline is April 16, 2019. Interested high school students can apply online at www.ashland.edu/art. For more information about the AU Art and Design Department Campus Art Experience, call 419.289.5190 or email art-department@ashland.edu.


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Juried Student Exhibition Awards Announced

The award winners have been announced for the Ashland University 2019 Juried Student Art and Design Exhibition that will run through March 28 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.

This exhibition offers $1,000 in awards to student artists, including Best in Show, Bernini Award, Dean’s Award, People’s Choice Award and the AU Permanent Art Collection Award. The awards were announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on March 14, 2019. The People’s Choice award will be announced on the Coburn Gallery’s Facebook page on March 26, 2019.





The outside juror for exhibition was Larry Schiemann. Schiemann was a longtime Ashland University Art Department faculty member and is currently the owner of Clayfields Pottery, specializing in works of stoneware and porcelain clay. Schiemann has exhibited nationally and has offered many ceramic workshops throughout his career. Schiemann is represented by galleries in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Schiemann accepted 98 entries of the 180 entries submitted.


Best in Show - Tyreece Jones, Matthew 7:15, Charcoal drawing
Sponsored by the Department Art and Design and the Coburn Gallery


Honorable Mention Awards 
Sponsored by the Department Art and Design and the Coburn Gallery

Raven Roddy, The Female Gaze I, Pen /Ink Drawing
Fiona Donley, Intelligence, Digital painting

Tristan Peterman, A.N.T., Found object sculpture

Bernini Award -
Hannah Osborn, Anxiety, Charcoal Drawing
Sponsored and selected by Dr. Wendy and Scott Schaller


College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award - 
Cameron Middis, Subtraction Cube, Steel Sculpture
Sponsored and selected by Ashland University Dean of College of Arts & Sciences- Dr. Dawn Weber


AU Permanent Art Collection Award
Sponsored and selected by Ashland University Permanent Art Collection- Matt Portner
Hannah Osborn, Life in Patchwork, Mixed Media Work on Paper
Destini Oler, Peace, Acrylic Painting


Alumni “Wink” Award-
Schuyler Runkle, Silently Screaming, Found Object sculpture
The Alumni Award is selected and sponsored by 2012 alumnus Jennifer Winkler.