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The Annual Student Juried Art and Design Exhibition To Open at Ohio Northern


Juried Art ExhibitionThe department of art & design proudly announces the annual Student Juried Art and Design Exhibition which will be on display at the Elzay Gallery of Art from November 9–December 18 in Ada, Ohio. A public reception and awards presentation will be held from 6–8p.m., Tuesday, November 10.

For many years, a committee of sophomore art & design majors is responsible for organizing and presenting the show, traditionally the most popular gallery event of the academic year. This year’s exhibition will feature original work in a variety of media such as ceramics, oils and watercolors, photographs, graphic design, drawings, sculpture, mixed media and printmaking.

The exhibition is a competition open to any undergraduate student enrolled at Ohio Northern University. Any work completed for an art & design departmental course is eligible for consideration. Submissions fall into three categories: two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and graphic design.

An invited juror reviews the submitted entries and makes the final selections. This year, an external judge, Professor Rob Price, will jury the work into the exhibition. Prof. Price is a 1962 graduate of Ada High School and teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

He received his MFA degree from Ohio University and has also taught art courses for several years abroad in England through the Fulbright Program.

In July of 2009, Rob generously donated a painting, which was exhibited at the Toledo Museum of Art as part of a juried exhibition, to ONU’s art & design department’s permanent collection.

“The exhibition provides students with the valuable experience of showing their work within a professional setting,” said Melissa Eddings, Ohio Northern’s gallery director and professor who curates the Elzay and Stambaugh Galleries. “At the same time, it provides the Ohio Northern and Ada communities an opportunity to view works by talented young artists and designers.”

Admission to the Elzay Gallery of Art is free and open to the public, daily from noon to 5 p.m. while school is in session. For additional information, to schedule a tour, or to be placed on the arts exhibition mailing list, please contact the department of art & design at 419-772-2160 or art@onu.edu. Visit the Art website for the latest information about times, locations and additions to the schedule.

ONU 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 in the second edition of “Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers” as one of the best creative programs nationwide. For additional information about the department of art & design, contact the department at 419.772.2160.

image: an advertising graphic designed by sophomore Andrew Adams, a sophomore graphic design major from Hudson, Ohio.