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Ohio Northern Alumnus Wins Award

June—Ohio Northern University graduate, Jaye Bumbaugh (BSEd '59), recently won a first place award at an exhibit called Hand-Pulled: Ohio Printmakers that was mounted by ArtSpace/Lima.

Entries for the show were solicited from any Ohio artist working in traditional print-making media. The exhibit, which included 32 works by 18 printmakers, featured a wide variety of print media, including intaglio, wood, linoleum, and plastic reliefs, lithographs, silk-screen prints, collographs and monoprints.

Jurors for the Hand-Pulled: Ohio Printmakers were David Cayton, professor of art emeritus at Bowling Green State University, and Joseph D’Uva, assistant professor and printmaking area coordinator at Youngstown State University.

Bumbaugh, a native of Lorain and now a resident of Lima, was a professor at Bluffton University for 37 years until 2004. He received a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University and a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University.

“For me the most exciting part of this show was the range of ideas explored,” stated Cayton, “and the passion behind the sharing of each artist’s imagery. Some shared their love and control of process, others developed a personal iconography with a juxtaposition of images and hidden meanings. The work is so compelling that it draws us in for deeper reflection and understanding.”

While at Bluffon, Jaye was instrumental in bringing the art department curriculum into the contemporary world, introducing new courses in airbrush, paper-making, figure drawing with the life model, lithography, intaglio, silkscreen and relief printmaking, welding and casting metals in sculpture.

Jaye’s work has been accepted into many state and local juried art exhibitions where he won numerous awards. He currently is represented at the Marcia Evans Gallery in the Short North in Columbus, Ohio. In his work as an artist, Bumbaugh worked in many media including drawing in graphite, charcoal and pastel, painting in oils and watercolor, relief prints in linoleum, intaglio, silkscreen and lithography. In sculpture, he often has worked in ceramics and cast in bronze. More recently, he has worked with paper constructions in paper, foamboard, silkscreen and rag board.

Hand-Pulled: Ohio Printmakers at ArtSpace/Lima was on view from June 16 through July 28. Please contact ArtSpace for additional information (419.222.1721).

ArtSpace/Lima is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing visual arts to the West Central Ohio region and is supported by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council. Its organization occupies a turn-of-the-century three-story brick building in the North West quadrant of Town Square in Downtown Lima, Ohio.

Ohio Northern offers both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees with majors in advertising design, art education, graphic design and studio arts. The department of A&D holds memberships in national organizations such as the National Art Education Association, College Art Association, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education and the National Council on Education of Ceramic Arts. The department is recognized as one of the best creative programs nationwide in the second edition of “Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers.” For additional information about the department of art & design or the University’s 2011-12 Arts Exhibition Season, contact the department at 419.772.2160.

Image: Crows Playing with Frogs, 2012, linocut, 36” x 72”