Department of Art & Art History

News and Events

Art & Art History Students in the News

11/18/19 Action News interviews Chico State Interior Design students and faculty regarding the Rebuild Paradise project(opens in new window)

11/13/19 Chico State Today speaks with Studio Art major RaTrail Armstead and others regarding their unique college experiences(opens in new window)

11/13/19 Chico State Interior Design students help with the Rebuild Paradise initiative(opens in new window)

10/8/19 New Interdisciplinary Program Brings Entrepreneurship to Humanities and Fine Arts Programs(opens in new window)

8/22/19 CSU Chico Art & Art History Department Chair Asa Mittman speaks with Chico State Today regarding his new exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art and all things Monsterous.(opens in new window) 

7/18/19 CSU Chico Fine Arts students collaborate with visiting artist Gyöngy Laky (PDF)

7/1/19 CSU Chico Interior Architecture faculty Kijeong Jeon featured in latest issue of 'Perspective' magazine (Page 16)(opens in new window)

5/16/19 Former CSU Chico BA Photo Graduate showcases his talents in his MFA Thesis Show at SJSU (PDF)

5/2/19 - CSU Chico Printmaking Student Bret Day profiled by Chico State Today(opens in new window)

4/22/19 - Action News Now: University Students Update Reimagining & Rebuilding Paradise Project  
             - KRCRTV: Redesigning Paradise - Chico State students join in project to reimagine town

3/12/19 Chico State Art & Art History 'Public Murals' course featured in this year's course catalog!

3/5/19 Department of Art & Art History: BFA/MFA Open Studios - March 7th, 2019 (PDF)

2/28/19 New Article in The Orion: "Student Artists Connect with Campus Through Still Portraits"(opens in new window)

2/12/19 Hit Film "3 Keys" Opens Doors for CSU Chico Art Instructor

2/21/19 Artist Lecture: Hopper Visiting Artist Genevieve Gaignard (PDF)

12/14/18 CSU Chico Art student Bobbie Rae Jones demonstrates the true meaning of community while assisting victims of the Camp Fire(opens in new window)

Local Art in the News

Local artists Lynn Criswell & Michael Bishop invite you to view their new exhibit: "Blind Alley" (PDF)

Spring 2020 Events

Art & Art History Events for the current semester.

Date & Time



January 21 - 24


BSO Gallery

January 27 - 31

Jory Harms MFA Culminating Show

BSO Gallery

January 30 - March 14

Hopper Visiting Artist: Cathy Lu

University Art Gallery

January 30

Visiting Artist Lecture: Cathy Lu

5:30pm in the Zingg Auditorium (Reception to follow in the Jackie Headly University Art Gallery

February 3 - 7

Studio 1 Show

BSO Gallery

February 10 - 14

Mini Print Exchange 2020

BSO Gallery

February 17 - 21

Chico School House Art

BSO Gallery

February 18

BFA Information Meeting

Ayres 122 (5:15pm)

February 24 - 28


BSO Gallery

March 2 - 6

BFA Culminating Exhibition: Shay Taylor

BSO Gallery

March 4

Open Studios

Ayres and Arts Buildings 10am-4pm

March 16 - 20

Spring Break - No Classes

March 23 - 27

Laser Show

BSO Gallery

March 30 - April 3

Advanced Painting Show

BSO Gallery

March 30

BFA Applicants' paperwork due to Art Office (AYRS 107)


March 31

Cesar Chavez Day - No Classes

April 6-10

Rebuild Paradise

BSO Gallery

April 7

BFA Portfolio Review

5:00pm in Ayres 216

April 13-17

Step Into Figure Drawing

BSO Gallery

April 13 - 17

Hopper Visiting Artist: Soo Sunny Park

University Art Gallery

April 16

Visiting Artist Lecture: Soo Sunny Park

5:30pm, location TBA

April 20-24

Chico/Butte/Yuba City College Joint Exhibition

BSO Gallery

April 27-May 1

BFA Alumni Show - Will Mobley

BSO Gallery

May 4-8

BFA Culminating Exhibition: Gisela Ramirez

BSO Gallery

May 11-15

Finals Week

Past Events: Spring 2019 (PDF)