Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Juried Student Art Exhibition Opens Thursday, March 13

The Coburn Gallery is pleased to showcase our student talent in this year's Juried Student Art Exhibition, March 13-28.  The opening reception will be March 13 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Coburn Gallery.

This year's exhibition includes more than 100 works which represent the variety and skills of our art students. Expect a mix of paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, 3-D pieces, etchings, prints, and a variety of digital art projects including i-movies and animation projects. Most of the student artwork will be available for sale. 

Artwork on display for this event was chosen from student entries by our 2014 Juror, Julie Elman, associate professor of visual communication at Ohio University in Athens.  All pieces are the result of supervised class work completed within the last 12 months.  Cash prizes will be awarded in the categories of Painting, Printmaking, Digital Art, Ceramics, Sculpture and Drawing. Additional awards include the Everett S. Caldemeyer Award, Best of Show, the Dean's Award and the Alumni Wink Award.  Gallery goers will vote for the People's Choice Award during the Opening Reception.  Award winners will be announced at 5:00 p.m. during the Opening Reception on March 13.

Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm, Saturday - Sunday, noon - 4pm,  The gallery is also open before and after Hugo Young Theatre performances.
More on this event.

Priscilla Roggenkamp's "Threads That Bind" collection on display at West Liberty University

An art collection curated by faculty member Priscilla Roggenkamp is on display at West Liberty University in West Liberty, W.V.  "Threads that Bind" is a unique collection of two and three-dimensional art work featuring fibers. The exhibition includes artwork by Roggenkamp, Keith McMahon, Betsy Timmer, Kate McMahon, Carole Swope, Ken Arthur, and a new addition, Clare Murray Adams. The opening was Thursday Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m.  Read more.

"Threads That Bind," was featured in the Ashland University Coburn Art Gallery from August 22 - September 15. The artwork of Roggenkamp and Keith McMahon is on display at the Coburn Gallery's current "FlipSide" exhibition (through February 23).  "The Garden Buckets," a fiber sculpture by Roggenkamp and McMahon, is currently in the Butler Museum of American Art's Regional Exhibition as well.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

3-D Design Class Project

The Cardboard Project.

As one of the foundations courses of the Art program at Ashland University, students take 3-D Design. In this course students explore the aesthetics of the 3-Dimensional world and incorporate these into assigned projects. Over the course of the class, students also explore different media and methods commonly used in the sculptural art world. For this project students used cardboard to create geometrical structures. The work was recently displayed outside the Don Coburn Gallery on Ashland's campus.

Here are some photos of the students work:

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Faculty Member Keith Dull Promoted to Full Professor

Congratulations to Keith Dull for his recent promotion to full professor. Dull was among several Ashland University faculty members whose promotion was officially announced by the Board of Trustees this month.

Keith Dull joined Ashland University's Art Department in 1999. He currently teaches drawing, 2-D Design, and printmaking.  He is well known for his printmaking prowess both on campus and throughout the U.S.  Dull received a BFA in printmaking and painting from Indiana University, Herron School of Art in 1992 and an MFA in printmaking from the University of South Dakota in 1995.   In 1998, he developed the Encaustic Intaglio printing process, which incorporates melted wax to create printing plates.

Dull's print series entitled "Dead Ends and Domestic Talismans" will be on display at the Mansfield Art Center this summer, June 15-July 27 after enjoying a lengthy exhibition this fall at the Roger W.Rogers Gallery of Williamette University in Salem, Oregon.  using a wide range of techniques that include color reduction relief, intaglio, lithography and mixed media. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

2014 Juried Student Exhibition - Call for Entries

The Coburn Gallery's Juried Student Art Exhibition will be March 13-28. Entry forms are available outside of CFA 227 and on bulletin boards near the art classrooms and studios. Forms may also be printed from the link on this page. 

Entrants need not be art majors, but all work must be the result of supervised class work completed within the last 12 months.  Cash prizes will be awarded in the categories of Painting, Printmaking, Digital Art, Ceramics, Sculpture & Drawing. 

Entries may be delivered to the Coburn Art Gallery on Tuesday, February 25 -- Thursday, February 27.  See the full list of exhibition information for drop-off times, preparation guidelines and other important information. 

Click here for a complete list of rules, dates, regulations and other information. 

Click here for a printable version of the entry form. 

If you have additional questions, contact Cynthia Petry in the Coburn Art Gallery. 

Flip Side Art Exhibition/ Senior Theatre Project Opens in Coburn Gallery on February 14.

The Coburn Gallery will hold two simultaneous exhibitions featuring the works from Ashland University senior theatre student Kim Lennox as well as a group exhibition titled “Eight by Eight -- The Flip Side” curated by local artist Ken Arthur. The exhibitions open on Friday, Feb. 14, and run through Feb. 23.
“Eight by Eight-The Flip Side” features eight regional artists working in various media to bring their unique perspectives to the gallery. Artwork on display will include collages, paintings, videos, and more.  The exhibition will present work by collection curator Ken Arthur, as well as Jason Kaufman, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan Corrigan, Harry Melroy, Linda Chevalier, Keith McMahon, and Tim Gorka.
“A Costume Technician At Work” provides a behind-the-scenes look at the process that costume technicians use to make beautiful costumes for the stage.  AU theatre major Kimberly Lennox will display three original costume designs from distinct time periods.  The project display will include period clothing, wigs and makeup designs, along with photographs to document the design steps.
The Coburn Gallery will host an opening reception for these two exhibits on Friday, February 14, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., prior to the opening night performance of Ashland University Theatre's musical production of “Songs for a New World.”  The reception is free and open to the public.  For more about these exhibitions, visit us on the web at or find us on Facebook.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Art Department Scholarship Program

We are currently accepting submissions for our Art Scholarship program. We encourage you to apply for one of these merit-based awards. 

Scholarship applications and portfolios are accepted throughout the year, but preference is given to those received before February 15

Please review the Art Scholarship Awards Brochure for full details on the portfolio submission process as well as specific criteria. Scholarships are renewable as long as you maintain an art major and a minimum GPA. 

Link to Brochure for more details