After the student art exhibition at the Coburn Gallery, Ashland University has announced students who received special recognition for their works on display.
The 2016 Juried Student Art Exhibition, on display through Friday, offered $1,100 in awards, stretching across several areas of art, including printmaking, painting, sculpting, ceramics, drawing and digital art and design.
The awards were announced at the opening reception, with the $250 Best in Show prize going to Abigail Nye of Utica, Ohio, for a scratch board drawing titled "The Waterhouse Mermaid."
The mixed media work "Amor" by Kiana Ziegler of Ashland, Ohio, received the $100 Bernini Award, and the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Award sponsored and selected by Dr. Wendy and Scott Schaller was presented to Danielle Smith of Warren, Pennsylvania, for a wire sculpture. "Strong Elegance" earned her $200.
Other awards sponsored by the Coburn Gallery were given for individual areas and were worth $100 each. The sculpture award went to Kara Mewhinney of Medina, Ohio for her steel and yarn sculpture, "TWISTER." Dana Reed of Plymouth, Ohio, received the printmaking award for "Dispositioni," a linoleum print. Digital and Design award winner Kaylin Henry of Circleville, Ohio, presented a digital animation piece titled "Something Grabbed Ahold of my Hand." The painting award went to Hannah Thomas of Amherst, Ohio, for mixed media painting "Exhaustion," and the ceramics award was given to Nataleigh Everett of Ashland for stoneware titled "Flightless Bird." The drawing award was presented to Caitlin Rayburn of Ontario, Ohio, for the charcoal piece "Waiting to be Drawn Like One of Your French Girls."