Friday, March 21, 2014

Visiting Artist Lecture - Jacob Escobedo from Cartoon Network

On Friday, April 11, Ashland University is pleased to host Jacob Escobedo, vice president of creative design for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim’s Creative Group. 

Escobedo will be meeting with journalism and digital media students in the morning of Friday, April 11 from 11-12 and will meet with art students in the afternoon from 1:30-2:30. 

The public is invited to attend an evening lecture he will present on his experiences in the art and media world. The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Ronk Auditorium (Dwight Schar Education Building 301 College Blvd.). 

Escobedo began working as a freelance artist for Cartoon Network in 2000, and currently works with such hit shows as Adventure Time and Regular Show. Escobedo is also well known for his album cover art for bands including DangerMouse, The Shins, Broken Bells, and others. 
Check out previous interviews with Jacob Escobedo. Links below: 

Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition Winners

The award winners have been announced for the Ashland University 2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition that will run through March 28 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.

The outside juror for exhibition is Julie M. Elman is an associate professor in the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University in Athens, where she teaches courses in publication design. She has an MFA in photography from Ohio University and a BFA in commercial art from the University of Dayton (in Ohio). She worked within the newspaper industry for 15 years, as a designer, photojournalist and picture editor. She is co-author of The Newspaper Designer's Handbook, 7th edition, with Tim Harrower (McGraw-Hill, 2012). Elman designed the New York Times best-selling photography book The Rise of Barack Obama (Triumph Books, 2008) for Pete Souza, who is the chief White House photographer. She also designed the book Stories from the Anne Grimes Collection of American Folk Music (Ohio University Press, 2010).

Photos of award winners and their art are posted on the Juried Art Show page.

Award winners include:

Best in Show - $250 (pictured above)
Shauna Spiesz, Bay Village, Ohio
Oil painting
Sponsored by the Coburn Gallery

Everett S. Caldemeyer Award - $200
Danielle Rhonemus , Bluffton, Ohio
Autumn Breeze
Metal sculpture
Sponsored by Art Professor Charles Caldemeyer
College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award - $250
Hannah Thome, Amherst, Ohio
The First Labor
Digital print
Sponsored by Ashland University Dean of College of Arts & Sciences- Dr. Dawn Weber

These art area awards were sponsored by the Coburn Art Gallery:

Sculpture - $100
Sean Daugherty, Ashland, Ohio
Metal and stone sculpture 

Printmaking - $100
Barbara Mooneyham, Lodi, Ohio
Relief Print

Digital Award - $100
Jennifer Clingerman, Beaver, PA
Digital print

Painting Award - $100
Taylor Wade, Shelby, Ohio
Rebellion & Rise Against
Oil Painting

 Ceramics Award - $100
Allison Dieter, Litchfield, Ohio
Color Plate

Drawing Award - $100
Zoe Myers, Worthington, Ohio
Bones on Bones
Charcoal Drawing

People's Choice Award - Gift Card
Karly Annalise Beuk, Lodi, Ohio
Persistence of Curiosity
Oil painitng
Sponsored by Cynthia Petry
The People's Choice award was selected by the Coburn Gallery patrons during the opening reception on Thursday, March 13.

Alumni “Wink” Award-Gift Card
Randi Schimmoeller, Ottawa, Ohio
The Process of Creating
Relief Print
The Alumni Award is selected and sponsored by 2012 alumnus Jennifer Winkler.

The Coburn Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on this exhibition, visit the gallery, find us on Facebook or call 419.289.5652.

Ashland University ( 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.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Art Students will Present Work in this Year's Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium

Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium that will feature the works of approximately 46 students from 12 departments in the College.

According to Dr. Diane Bonfiglio, assistant professor of psychology, the April 1 symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the John C. Myers Convocation Center. The symposium will feature oral presentations, performances, poster presentations and art exhibitions.
Read entire article.

Students and faculty members are encouraged to attend the day's activities.  To foster participation, Dean Weber suspends daytime CAS classes so our faculty and students can attend the various events.

The following Art students are participating in this year's URCA:

Karly Beuck – Inner Eye 
Faculty Sponsor: Charles Caldemeyer
Oral Session 9:30 – 10:30 Faculty Room
Poster Exhibition 12 – 1 Alumni Room (exhibit 1)

Barbara Mooneyham – Exploration of Past Experiences 
Faculty Sponsor: Keith Dull and Dan McDonald
Oral Session 10:45 – 11:45 Faculty Room
Poster Exhibition 12 – 1 Alumni Room (exhibit 3)

Marissa Uhrig – Natural Revelations 
Faculty Sponsor: Jessica Wascak
Poster Exhibition#4 1:00-2:00 Alumni Room

Kees Edwards (w/ Kenny Bogner, Computer Science) – The Art of Strategy 
Poster/Exhibition Session 1-2 p.m. in the Alumni Room
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Mark Nadler, Economics/Finance

Visit the URCA blogsite for updates.

Download a full schedule of presentations.