AU announces university student art & style and design exhibition award winners | Training

ASHLAND — The award winners have been declared for the Ashland College 2021 Juried Pupil Artwork and Style Exhibition, which runs through March 30 in the University’s Coburn Gallery. 

This exhibition features $950 in awards to college student artists, like Best in Exhibit, Bernini Award, Dean’s Award, People’s Option Award and the AU Long lasting Art Assortment Award.

The outdoors juror for the exhibition was Noah Schenk, presently the glass chair and instructor at Mansfield Art Center. Schenk acquired his BFA with a emphasis in Glass from Kent State College. When earning his MFA from Ball Condition University, he commenced exploring more conceptual artwork, increasing his visual vocabulary from mainly item making to making installations questioning, observing and processing our latest society.

Schenk acknowledged 76 of the 121 entries submitted.

“2020 will continue being in our collective thoughts for generations. It is the year that we learned as a earth we can cease and change our life in unison,” Schenk said in his juror’s assertion. “We used the internet to digitally shrink our world. We’ve expressed ourselves differently in this time.

“In picking out the artwork for this demonstrate I felt your suffering, your vulnerability, your humor. I see lots of talent, artists accessing their creativity, finding their voices.

“Art lets us to system inner thoughts, converse strategies and decompress our feelings … You are at a one of a kind position in history as you complete your educations. We have seen the entire world as we know adjust. Artists, creators and totally free thinkers have the likelihood to reshape our global culture. How will you shape our future?”

Award winners provided:

Very best in Show ($250): Sponsored by the Section of Artwork and Layout and the Coburn Gallery

· Madeline Moates, Talbott, Tennessee

Thank you Mother Character

Ceramic sculpture

Honorable Mention Awards ($100)

· Rickie Denes, Powell

Roadside Recipes

Illustration with marker

· Hayley Smith, North Canton


Coloured pencil drawing

· Schuyler Berger, West Salem

Gwangalli Beach

Acrylic Portray

Bernini Award ($100) Sponsored and chosen by Dr. Wendy and Mr. Scott Schaller:

· Caroline Vandewater, Ashland

The Crow and the Observe

Relief print

School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award ($200) sponsored and selected by Dr. Dawn Weber, Ashland College Dean of University of Arts & Sciences:

· Isaiah Seidel, Greenwich

Glove Duo

Ebony pencil drawing

AU Permanent Art Assortment Award, sponsored and picked by Ashland University Long term Artwork Selection- Matt Portner

· Callandra Roddy, Ashland

Out of the Woods

Reduction print

· Amaya Copeland, Westerville

Honey’s Elegant

Pencil, pen and marker drawing

Alumni “Wink” Award, sponsored by 2012 alumnus Jennifer Winkler.

· Zoe Rosu, Ashland

Oceanic Coil Pot

Ceramic type

The “19” Award, sponsored by an anonymous donor

· Alexis Stanley, Loudonville

Back of My Intellect -Movie Poster

Electronic illustration


The Coburn Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. on weekends. Gallery admission is totally free and open to the public. COVID-19 security protocols involve a utmost of 15 guests checking out the gallery at 1 time, and groups no bigger than 5. Confront masks will have to be worn at all the moments on the Ashland College campus like on the exterior of the properties. For much more information about the exhibition, phone 419.289.5652 or pay a visit to the Coburn Gallery on Fb.

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