Department of Art & Art History

News and Events


3/21/18 Chico State Art Students paint mural for Los Molinos Library (PPT)

3/13/18 Call for Art: SSU Library Gallery Exhibition (DOC)

3/12/18 Reception for Parallels art show this Wednesday, March 14th (JPG)

3/9/18 Chico State Art Students showcase rural communities through public murals

3/2/18 Paper Mask-Making with the ArtED students club and the class of ArtED 592 (PDF)

2/26/18 Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists (PDF)

2/21/18 CSU Chico student Martin Townsend named 'Artist of the Week' by The Orion

2/20/18 Study Abroad Opportunity: Full immersion in Mexico's vibrant Culture and Art History (PDF)

2/5/18 Visiting artist Emma Spertus hosts workshop with "Installation Art" sculpture students on Jan. 29, 2018 (PDF)

5/4/18 11th Annual Juried ArtEd Exhibition: Call for Artworks! (PDF)

01/23/18 Digital Illustration Class to host visiting artist Melissa Pagluica, Feb. 20

01/19/18 BFA Printmaking Alumni Jonny Alexander interviewed by Juxtapose magazine

01/19/18 A People's Museum of LGBTQ History at the Janet Turner Print Museum (PDF)

12/11/17 Another Successful Year at the Animation Chico Festival (PDF)

11/29/17 Chico State student Steven Osterlund selected for 2018 NCECA Exhibition (PDF)

11/8/17 Remembering James Kuiper through a lifetime of art in "Notes From a Spanish Dutchman" exhibition

10/10/17 Chico State’s MFA and BFA students open their studios for the community to view

9/28/17 Student club financially supports undocumented students

9/18/17 Once upon a scene: drawing in the 360

5/9/17 1078 Says Goodbye with Alma Mudder

4/23/17 Chico State student artist searches for harmony between polar sensations

4/1/17   Chico State BFA Exhibit gives voice to those who have experienced sexual violence 



Date & Time



Jan. 22- Feb. 9

Surprise: New Acquisitions

The Turner has added exciting new works to its holdings, through generous donations as well as purchases. This exhibition offers a chance to become familiar with the most recent additions to the Turner Collection.

Janet Turner Museum

Thurs., January 25, @ 5:30pm

Surprise: New Acquisitions

- Reception/Talk: 5:30pm

Zingg Recital Hall

January 29th - March 16th

Revolutionizing The World? The Russian Revolution at its Centenary, 1917-2017

-Curated by Cristina Cuevas-Wolf, Stephen V. Bittner, and Choi Chatterjee

Jacki Headley University Gallery

Thurs, February 1st, @ 5:00pm

Surprise: New Acquisitions

-Walk & Talk: 5:00pm

Janet Turner Museum

Tues, February 6th, 7:30pm

Panel Discussion: The Russian Revolution and the Art of Propaganda and Protest

-Panelists: Julia Kobrina-Coolidge, Rachel Middleman, and Kate Transchel. Moderated by Kelly Lindner. 7:30pm

PAC 134

Fri, February 9th, 5:30pm

Surprise: New Acquisitions

-Special Presentation: William Breazeale, curator of the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento at :30pm

Zingg Recital Hall

Feb. 19th - Mar. 31st

Florin Hategan: Solo

-11th Turner National Print Competition Award. An Eastern European artist, now a Canadian resident, Hategan's large scale prints explore conservation issues and personal relationships questioning the rhetoric of values.

Janet Turner Museum

Feb. 19th - 20th

A People's Museum of LGBTQ History by AK/OK

-Workshop: Feb 19th-20th
-Reception: Feb 20th 5pm-7pm

MFA Gallery

Feb. 19th - 23rd

Marie Fox: Painting/Drawing/Sculpture collaboration

B-SO Gallery

Thurs, Feb. 22, @ 5:30p.m.

Florin Hategan: Solo

– Reception

Zingg Recital hall

Feb. 26th - March 2nd

Sculpture Class Exhibit: Lauren Ruth

B-SO Gallery

Feb. 26th - March 2nd

7,083 Arboles/CAMBIO: Artists Exchange Art

Reception: February 28 from 5-7pm

MFA Gallery

Feb. 27th

BFA Info Meeting @ 5pm


Thurs, Mar. 1st, @ 5:30p.m.

Curator Talk: Cristina Cuevas-Wolf, Curator, The Wende Museum, Los Angeles

-Followed by a reception in the gallery

Zing Recital Hall

March 5th - 9th

Open Studios: New Work by Current Masters of Fine Arts Students

MFA Gallery

March 5th-9th

BFA Culminating Exhibition: Travis Wood

B-SO Gallery

March 26th - 29th

Peter Treagan: Altar States

MFA Gallery

Tues, Mar. 27, @ 5:00p.m.

Florin Hategan: Solo

- Walk & Talk: 5:00pm

 Janet Turner Print Gallery

April 2nd - 6th

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Tonantzin Esquivel

Reception: April 5th at 5pm

Jacki Headley University Art Gallery

 April 2nd-13th

MFA Exhibition: Hope EllsworthMFA Gallery
April 9th-11th

Student Submissions for the 63rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition to be accepted

Jacki Headley University Gallery
Thurs, April 12th, @ 5:30pm

63rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition

-Guest Juror Lecture

Colusa Hall 100A
April 16th - 27th

MFA Exhibition: Jory Harms

MFA Gallery
April 23 - May 12

63rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition

-Featuring works submitted by Chico State art students and selected by a guest juror. A highly anticipated event, the exhibition presents an impressive range of approaches, concepts, and media.

Jacki Headley University Gallery
Thurs, April 26th, @ 5:00pm

63rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition

- Awards Ceremony

Rowland - Taylor Hall Recital (PAC 134)
April 30th - May 11th

Work by Students from ARTS 371: Installation Art

-Reception: May 3rd, 5-7pm

MFA Gallery
Past Events: Fall 2017 (PDF)