It is always an honor to have a piece included in the National Collage Society’s annual juried show. This year’s exhibition is at the Coburn Gallery. The show open on Thursday October 27 and run until November 19th.

The Coburn Gallery is located at Ashland University. 331 College Avenue, Ashland, Oh.

My collage is titled How Many More. I made it with cut paper and vintage magazine on paper. Completed June 2022. The size is 13 x 19.5 inches.

"How Many More?" cut paper collage artwork by American artist and musician Mighty Joe Castro
“How Many More?”

About the gallery:

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University is serving as the host site for the National Collage Society’s 38th Annual Juried Exhibition, featuring 70 works by 62 artists from across 32 states and four countries. The exhibition will run from Oct. 27-Nov. 19, with an opening reception this Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

NCS was founded in 1982 by Gretchen Bierbaum and it is incorporated in Ohio with a dedicated board of directors. Each year, the NCS holds two exhibits, a small format show in the spring and a juried exhibit in the fall. The two exhibits average 40 states represented and seven countries.

The goal of the NCS is to foster the appreciation and interest in the recognized medium of collage. Collage has only been identified and defined during the 20th century. The NCS advances the stature of collage as a major art medium and assists in the public education through exhibits and workshops, lectures and publications.

The Coburn Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. on weekends. For more information about the exhibition, call 419-289-5652 or visit the gallery’s Facebook page.