Monday, November 28, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016



Here’s what we’ll see:

Look Before You Leap is about Black Mountain College. This innovative college,

from 1933-1957, was a place for exploration, independent thinking, and creativity.

Many famous artists, writers and thinkers were part of this experiment in education.

Columbus Museum of Art Ronald Wimberly: 2016 Graphic novelist residency

Greater Columbus Ex.: Columbus artists including our own Janis Wunderlich.

The work of Rubin and Isabel Toledo: an artist and fashion designer partners

transform one of the galleries into an installation related to their collaboration.

The Sun Placed in the Abyss: “50 contemporary artists who explore the

relationship between photography and the sun.”

Their permanent collection.


We’ll leave from the CFA parking lot at 10:30. Bring a box/packed lunch.

Wexner from 12-1:30

Columbus Museum of Art from 1:45-4:00.

Return to AU between 5:00 and 6:00 depending on students’ interest in getting

something to eat while in Columbus.


Wexner: free with student ID

CMA: $8 with student ID

Some cash for snacks.

For more information contact Priscilla Roggenkamp
SIGN UP FOR THE TRIP CFA 346 - look for sign up sheet.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Robin Roberts '82 Art Alum to Paint Live at AU Homecoming

Robin Roberts '82 Art Alum to Paint Live at AU Homecoming
Saturday Oct 8th at 9 AM - 12 PM Founders Hall 

"I'm excited to paint en plein air at my alma mater during Homecoming Weekend. Join me on the front lawn of Founders Hall at Ashland University and hang with me as I paint while broadcasting live on Facebook. "

The wet painting will be for sale at the Silent Auction from 3:30 - 7:00 pm in Upper Convo.

Photo credit Robin Roberts

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Visiting Art Education Alumnus Ashley Bush Sept 22nd

AU Art Education alumnus Ashley (Haines) Bush will speak to Art Education students on Sept 22, 2016 at 6:00pm in CFA 228. Bush will talk about her three + years teaching experience as well as the resident educator process for new teachers, lesson ideas and good education stories to share. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Art Major Meeting September 15th 8:00pm

Art Major Meeting September 15th 8:00pm

Location: Studio Theatre 1st floor CFA
Mandatory Meeting for all art majors

Friday, June 10, 2016

Ohio Arts Council Presentation at AU June 15th@6pm

Coming up next Wednesday June 15th-The Coburn Gallery and the Ashland Community Arts League will co-host a presentation by Kathy Signorino, Coordinator for Artist Programs and Percent for Art Office from the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), on Wednesday June 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center auditorium at Ashland University.

The presentation will provide information on the Individual Excellence Award program, the OAC's online grant application system and other individual artist services provided by the state agency. Following the the presentation there will be a question and answer period. The event is free and open to the public.
The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. The Ohio Arts Council was created in 1965 to foster and encourage the development of the arts and assist the preservation of Ohio's cultural heritage. With funds from the Ohio Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, the OAC provides financial assistance to artists and arts organizations.
For more information about the event, call 419.289.5652 or visit The Coburn Gallery on Facebook.Location Hawkins-Conard Student Center 2nd Floor Audtorium
Parking off of King Road.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Art Dept Faculty Exhibit Works in CLE

Don't miss artworks by AU Art Dept Faculty Members Dan McDonald and Cynthia Petry in the Waterloo Arts District First Friday Event June 3rd- Waterloo Arts, Loren's Art Lounge and Satellite Gallery.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

AU Art Major Danielle Smith Wins URCA Non-Participant Idea Contest

Congratulations - AU Art Major Danielle Smith !
URCA Non-Participant Idea Contest Winner

1st Place: Danielle Smith, "Bye-bye Blues" blue colored lenses in glasses   
for cancer patients to promote calmness during treatments. $500.00 award.

Monday, May 9, 2016

AU Senior Artist Featured in Columbus Short North Gallery Hop

Ashland University Senior Commercial Art Major Emma Daugherty was featured in the May 2016 Columbus Short North Gallery Hop-

"For the first time in Excellence in Visual Art's history, eleven of our student nominees and finalists from eight different institutions were featured at seven different galleries. Hundreds of visitors participated in the walking exhibition as they celebrated our young and talented artists. Some of the artists were able to attend and stand with their pieces as they interacted with visitors and answered any questions regarding their art. This was a great opportunity for the artists to gain exposure and experience as the prepare to embark on their professional careers. "

The artwork is for sale and will be up throughout the whole Month of May at the following participating galleries:

First Commonwealth Bank- 647 North High Street
Jenny Half/ Megan Nedds, University of Findlay
Elmi Ventura Mata, Cleveland Institute of Art
Jennifer Tang, Case Western Reserve University

Sharon Weiss Gallery- 20 East Lincoln Street
Jennifer Hall- Otterbein University 

PM Gallery- 1190 North High Street 
Stephanie Parnes/ Katherine Zeilman, Columbus College of Art & Design 

Sherrie Gallerie- 694 North High Street 
Amorelle Jacox, Mount Vernon Nazarene University 

Marcia Evans Gallery- 8 East Lincoln Street 
Emma Daugherty, Ashland University 

Happy Go Lucky- 962 North High Street 
Abby Graber, Bluffton University 

Rivet Design Toy&Art Gallery- 1200 North High Street
Jacob Hansen, University of Dayton 

Thursday, May 5, 2016


3rd Place $200.00 each : Hannah Thome & Kiana Ziegler.

Hannah Thome Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education, concentrating in Printmaking/Mixed Media, and a minor in Art History at AU’s May commencement. She has been accepted into Ohio University’s history of art graduate program and also their museum studies program. THOME OBJECTIVE: To use my voice to advocate for women in the arts. Thome's art could travel to various public spaces (not just galleries) so people could face the harsh reality of the status of women in the visual arts. Art can create powerful change and with technology, the message could be spread internationally(blogs, FB). With the statistics of women's low representation as artists and how certain art forms ( "domestic crafts") should be considered higher art.
Kiana Ziegler-Sophomore MFA Fine Arts and Minor in Digital Media Production. 
ZIEGLER OBJECTIVE: Distortions of masculinity is the root cause of many, if not all, social problems. This visual art piece,inspired by a lecture by former NFL player Joe Erhmann, will help bring attention to the lies of
masculinity in our culture and hopefully will be a catalyst in getting conversations started about what it really means to be a man.

Description-This piece will be a large collage consisting of magazine ads that spread the “lies” of masculinity that Erhmann listed in his speech. These lies are: men cannot be emotionally expressive; men have to be athletic or physically fit; and men have to sleep with a lot of women and/or have a beautiful woman on his arm.Accompanying the piece will be a binder consisting of scanned images of the original advertisements I will use to make the image, to show the lies visually. The image itself is inspired by a personal experience of mine, where I witnessed a drunk man drag his crying son, who was only about seven years old, through a haunted house. The boy was so scared that he was shaking, and his screams were agonizing as he begged his father to leave. But the dad kept yanking on the boy’s arm, yelling at him to “man up.” This boy was abused emotionally and physically because of his father’s distorted view on what it means to be a man. I want to make a piece that can help protect boys everywhere from being treated so harshly for the sake of fake masculinity.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I Am, I Will, I’m Afraid (Ashland)- Art Project -Unveiling & Community Forum

I Am, I Will, I’m Afraid (Ashland), Digital Print on Vinyl, 8’x12’, 2016

Traci Molloy, Brooklyn, NY based artist and education activist, in collaboration with Ashland, OH female survivors of sexual assault and/or sexual harassment: Anamarie Coors, Emma Daugherty, Andrea Dennison, Devereaux Diaz, Mary Jean Ferretti, Kaylin Henry, Alicia Jones, Ellyn Kilpatrick, Keeleigh Myers, Abigail Nye, Caitlin Ann Rayburn, Samantha Rhonemus, Janice R. Richards, Rachael Santee, Randi Schimmoeller, Danielle Smith, Hannah Thome, Helen Weber, Emily M. Wirtz, and Kiana Ziegler.

I Am, I Will, I’m Afraid (Ashland) is a digital print made in collaboration with 20 female survivors of sexual assault and/or sexual harassment that attend Ashland University in Ohio. The print utilizes photographic and digital processes. The figure does not exist – it is a constructed composite portrait of the young participants. Individual photographs were taken of all the participants and then layered together to form one collective likeness. The female co-collaborators determined the pose. The surface text depicts personal, anonymous handwriting generated by the women in response to the three prompts: I Am, I Will, and I’m Afraid.

The following statement is from the female participants’ perspective:
To be heard – not just one of us, but all of us. There is power in our voices, in our stories. We are strong, brave women. We’ve gone through difficult experiences, thinking we are alone in our suffering, but this art piece shows that we are not alone. We hope this project inspires other survivors to stay strong and to be empowered.

Molloy’s visit is made possible by the generosity of AU’s Art Department, Coburn Gallery, Ashland Center for Nonviolence, Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology and Student Activities.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Congrats to Scholarship Recipient Kayla Bohuslawsky

Congratulations to 2016/17 incoming freshmen art major Kayla Bohuslawsky ( Brecksville-Broadview Heights HS ) ! Kayla was honored on Sunday as one of the 300 high school art students that had artworks selected for the 2016 Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. Over 12,000 artworks were submitted by high school students throughout the state of Ohio for the exhibition. Kayla is receiving a $2000 scholarship for her inclusion in the Governor's Show as well as a $2250 yearly portfolio scholarship from the AU Art Department. Kayla plans to study commercial art.

Art Scholarship Portfolio Reviews are still ongoing. Submit today !

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

2016 URCA Symposium Pics

2016 Ashland University Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium-
Tuesday April 12, 2016

Participating Art Majors:
Alicia Jones-The Bruise
Emma Daugherty-Graphic Designers are Problem Solvers
Kaylin Henry-Design is Personal
Janice Richards-Inner Waking
Abigail Nye-Leaving OSU
Hannah Thome-Do I Have to Be Naked to Get Your Attention?
Rachel Yaeger-Challenges of Change
Dylan Moats & Ashley Herman MEDUSA: Monitoring Environmental Data Using Software Applications