Coburn Gallery News
AU Art + Design Faculty Exhibition opens January 19, 2023
The exhibition features the following Art + Design department faculty: Keith Dull, Sarah Esposito, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry, Emily Bartolone and Michael Bird. The exhibition runs through February 19, 2023.
The Coburn Gallery is open from 10am-5pm Monday through Friday and 12pm-4pm on Saturday/ Sunday. Gallery admission is free and open to the public. For more information about the exhibition, call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.
Senior Art + Design Exhibition Opens Thursday Dec. 1st
Opening Thursday-National Collage Society 38th Annual Juried Exhibition
The Wedge Between Us-Painting Exhibition Opens
Bartolone’s work stems from her infatuation with the formal elements of painting, her work pairs down simple, anthropomorphized shapes in an effort to explore the formal elements of painting and color theory while simultaneously creating tension and humor through color, edges, and texture. In utilizing color theory to create color relationships that result in sensory optical experiences upon viewing, she can trick the viewer into seeing colors as other than themselves, adding a layer of humor to the production of the works. Further informed by ideas of the mundane, the awkward, and the jovial that surround everyday life, the complexity of human relationships are mimicked by the shapes interacting on each painting’s surface. These ideas are used to take viewers outside of themselves for a short period of time, hoping to offer a break from the bombardment of distractions, notifications, and...Read more
Time Will Tell Exhibition Prospectus
The Coburn Gallery announces a national juried exhibition entitled Time will Tell- A Show of Artistic Wisdom and Experience which will feature artists at least 50 years of age residing in the United States. This exhibition will culminate in a collection of works that embody the creativity and innovation of artists ages 50 years and older at all levels of artistic endeavor. The exhibit runs from May 23 – July 24, 2022.
Takacs is best known for the painterly realism of her oil portraits and the message of female empowerment of her traveling portrait series, Chicks with Balls and Goddess Project. After receiving a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, she spent her 25 year career as a graphic designer and illustrator. Her work has been exhibited in numerous locations around the nation including: the Butler Institute of American Art, Zanesville Museum of Art, Evansville Museum, MOCA Cleveland, and the Salmagundi and National Arts Clubs, to name just a few. Since 2011 Takacs has received thirteen Best in Show awards from her numerous exhibitions.
Villmagna works in repurposed lithographed metal, assemblage, and mixed-media. His work has been exhibited in numerous locations around the nation including: the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, Society for Contemporary Craft (Pittsburgh), the Butler Museum of American Art, and the Erie Museum of art, to name just a few. Six of Villamagna’s works are in the State of West Virginia Permanent Collection. He was also named West Virginia Artist of the Year in 2016.
Works in any media accepted. All work must be original art conceived and executed solely by the artist within the last three years. CASH AWARDS- Best in Show and two Honorable Mentions. A maximum of two entries for $30.00 entry fee are allowed per artist. Entries must be original works in any media (2-D or 3-D), completed within the last three years. All entries must be complete by April 22, 2022 at 11:59pm. Download the prospectus, email firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook.