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Department of Art & Art History

News and Events


9/28/18 New upcoming show from the class of Are Education 401: Manga & Beyond, and the Student Art Education Club (DaDa)! (PDF)

9/26/18 Check here for the Upcoming Open Studios Schedule. The event takes place October 11th from 10am-4pm. (PDF)

9/25/18 CSU Chico Ceramics Alumni Steve Osterlund featured in Studio Potter article regarding his 2018 National Juried Student Exhibition award(opens in new window)

9/21/18 Chico Alumni In the News: Chico Art Department Graduate Brianna Warren features in a Houston Chronicle article covering the reopening of The Menil Collection where she works as a Conservation Studio Technician(opens in new window)

CSU Chico students assisting at the Maker Faire. 9/15/18 Congratulations to the CSU Chico Art & Art History students who helped make this year's MakersFaire a huge success! (PDF)

Untitled piece by Chelsea Gilmore 8/13/18 Chico State Art Department congratulates Art MFA grad Chelsea Gilmore on her new position as tenure track professor in Art in Drawing at Modesto Junior College (PDF)

 5/25/18 Chico State Mural Class representatives interviewed by North State Public Radio (PDF)

Completed Corning Mural 4/27/18 Chico State Mural Class students to be honored at dedication ceremony (PDF)

Mural of Cesar Chavez in City Hall.4/10/18 Chico State Art Students Volunteer and Paint a Mural in Honor of Cesar Chavez (PDF)

Corning mural, work in progress!3/22/18 Mural for the Corning Library being completed by Chico State Art Students (PDF)

Chico State Students with their completed mural3/21/18 Chico State Art Students paint mural for Los Molinos Library (PDF)


Date & Time



August 20 - Sept. 22

Imagining the Past (PNG)

The Turner

August    27 - 31

BFA Culminating Exhibition: Sierra Diamond (PDF)

9-5 (PDF)


August 30 - October 13

Trong Gia Nguyen: Dogg Days

Jacki Headley University Gallery

August 30th, 5:30pm

Trong Gia Nguyen: Dogg Days

Artist Talk & Reception

Zingg Recital Hall; Reception to Follow

September 4 - 7



September 5th, All Day

Fall Graphic Design Portfolio Review

MFA Gallery

September 6th, 5:30

Imaging the Past: (PNG)

- Guest Curator Talk (PNG)

Zingg Recital Hall; Reception to follow

September 10 - 21

BA Seminar Exhibition


September 11th, 5:30pm

Imaging the Past: (PNG)

 - Walk & Talk (PNG)

The Turner

September 18th, 5:15pm

BFA Information Meeting for Potential Applicants

Ayres 216

September 24-28

Scale: Advanced Painting class


 September 27th, 5:30pm

 Hopper Visiting Artist:   Edgar Arceneaux Artist Talk

Zingg Recital Hall

October 1- 5

Professional Practice 595 & BFA Students Present: Relevant Development

(Reception 10/2 @ 5pm in the BSO)


October 8 - 12

BFA group Show


October 8 - December 8

Deep Etch: Legends of Chico Printmaking (PNG)

The Turner

October 11th,         10am-4pm

Open Studios

Ayres Hall & Arts and Humanities Building

October 16th - 20th

Visiting Artist: Gyongy Laky

Public lecture to take place Wednesday October 17th @ 5:15pm

Ayres 201

October 15 - 19



October 18th, 5:30

Deep Etch: Legends of Chico Printmaking (PNG)

 - Exhibition Talk by Dolores Mitchell

Zingg Recital Hall; Reception to follow

October 22 - 26



October 29 -    November 2



October 30th, 5:30pm

Deep Etch: Legends of Chico Printmaking (PNG)

 - Walk & Talk

The Turner

October 30th, by 5pm

BFA application paperwork Due

Art Office, Ayres 107

November 1 -   December 14

Legal Gender: The Irreverent Art of Anita Steckel (PNG)

Curated by Kelly Lindner & Rachel Middleman (PNG)

Jackie Headley University Gallery

November 1st, 5:30pm

Legal Gender: The Irreverent Art of Anita Steckel (PNG)

Curator Talk & Reception (PNG)

 Rowland Taylor Hall (PAC 134);

Reception to follow

November 5 - 9

Pouwels Foundations


November 7th, 5:00pm

BFA Portfolio Review

Ayres 216

November 13 - 16

Wylde Digital Illustration


November 13th, 5:30pm

Legal Gender: The Irreverent Art of Anita Steckel (PNG)

Walk & Talk (PNG)

 Jacki Headley University Art Gallery

November 26 - 30

BFA Culminating Exhibition: Naomi Herring


December 3 - 7 

BFA Culminating Exhibition: Alicia Brogden


December 10 - 14

BFA Culminating Exhibition: Marie Fox


December 17 - 21

BFA Culminating Exhibition: Chris MichalikBSO

Past Events: Spring 2018 (DOC)

Past Events: Fall 2017 (PDF)