Department of Art & Art History

News and Events


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)

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)

North State public radio staff 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



January 28 - February 1

BFA Culminating Exhibition: Naomi Herring

BSO Gallery

January 30

Meeting for new BFA Students

 5pm in Ayres 129

February 4 - February 8

Butte College/Chico State joint student exhibition

BSO Gallery

February 6

Meeting for Graduating BFA students

5pm in Ayres 129

February 7

Jacob Meders: Momento

Before, Artist's Talk

5:30pm in Zingg Recital Hall

Turner reception to follow

February 8

Jacob Meders printmaking workshop: Relief with Centra

Jacki Headley University Art Gallery

February 9

Jacob Meders' Curator's Talk

2pm in the Janet Turner Print Museum

February 11 - February 15

Print Club Miniprint exhibition and sale

BSO Gallery

February 18 - February 22

Advanced 2D Class (J. Pouwels)

BSO Gallery

February 25 - March 1

Step Into Figure Drawing (J. Pouwels)

BSO Gallery

February 27

BFA Information Meeting

Ayres 216 @ 5pm

March 4 - March 8

BFA Group Exhibition for Open Studios

BSO Gallery

March 7

Open Studios

Ayres Hall & Arts Building 10am-3pm

March 11 - March 15

ARTS 395/495 class: Kelly Lindner Group Exhibition

BSO Gallery

March 13

Meeting to schedule Fall BFA shows

Ayres 129 @ 5pm

March 18 - 22

Spring Break

March 25 - March 29

BFA Culminating Exhibition: Darian Maroney

BSO Gallery

April 1 - April 5

Painting & Drawing Club Fundraiser

BSO Gallery

April 1

Cesar Chavez Day (Campus Closed)

April 8 - April 12

BFA Culminating Exhibition: Kristin Bradley

BSO Gallery

April 10

BFA Applicants' Paperwork Due

Before 5pm in Art Office (Ayres 107)

April 15 - 19

BFA Culminating Exhibition: Helen Suh

BSO Gallery

April 15-17

Summer Ventis, Student Print Show juror's artist talk


April 17

BFA Portfolio Review

Ayres 216

April 22 - April 26

BFA Culminating Exhibition: Marisa Segovia

BSO Gallery

April 29 - May 3

BFA Culminating Exhibition: Autumn Robertson

BSO Gallery

May 6 - May 10

BFA Culminating Exhibition: Brett Day

BSO Gallery

May 6

Tentative HFA Symposium

May 13 - May 17

Finals Week

BFA Culminating Exhibition: Robert Winget

BSO Gallery

Past Events: Spring 2018 (DOC)

Past Events: Fall 2017 (PDF)