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Art asks questions. Design solves problems. Work in the creative fields is crucial for the future. The visual arts inspire students to ask questions, try a new approach, find multiple solutions, and continue the learning process throughout a lifetime.

With the Art program at Chadron State College, you will find your open space to create. Surrounded by scenic western beauty and rural friendliness, students thrive with small classes, close interaction, and caring faculty who know you by name. More importantly, Art at CSC provides solid career directions, preparing students for life after graduation. Our alumni work as art educators, commercial artists, graphic designers, art entrepreneurs, and studio artists or go on to graduate school—proof that, yes, an art major can be employable.


What's happening in the CSC Art Department. . .

Featured Stories

“Nebraska Pine Ridges: Beaver Wall,” a painting by Professor Mary Donahue, led a CSC student to comment: “This artist believes that nature has beauty, that nature is full of color, whether you can see it or not. She provides insights of what nature is like from how she sees things, including color.” Can art works speak to students?

April 19, 2019

CHADRON – How do you get freshmen college students to think of art as something more than a framed image in a museum or a colorful illustration on the wall of their room? In an essay published April 12 by “Streetlight Magazine”, … Read more

Senior Art Show, Advanced Art Studio Show open Monday

March 22, 2019

CHADRON – The Spring Senior Art Show, “Mindscape,” will be on display in Memorial Hall’s Main Gallery Monday through April 5. A reception for the artists will be Friday, March 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Memorial Hall’s Lobby. Regular … Read more

Chadron State College students in Mary Donahue’s graphic design class display designs they created to fulfill a request from the Nebraska Big Game Society for a license plate featuring either an elk or a big horn sheep. The society hopes to have one of the designs approved as a specialty plate option for Nebraska motor vehicles, to raise money for Nebraska Game and Parks education efforts. From left, Brooke Moore, Savannah Weidauer, Kayla Reinke, Riley Ellis, Jessica Rawlings, Chris Wright, and Matt Ellis. Not pictured, Sarah Stangle. (Photo by George Ledbetter) Art students create license plate designs

November 25, 2018

CHADRON – Given the challenge of creating a specialty license plate design featuring an iconic Nebraska big game animal, eight Chadron State College students in Mary Donahue’s graphic design class did so well the organization that requested the work has had … Read more

Latest Stories

Senior Thesis Art Show opens Monday

November 16, 2018

CHADRON – Chadron State College’s Senior Thesis Art Show, “A Look Into the Sublime,” opens Monday in Memorial Hall’s Main Gallery. The show will be open … Read more

Art Day brings 150 students to campus

November 8, 2018

CHADRON – About 150 students from 13 schools in Nebraska and three in South Dakota attended Chadron State College Art Day Monday including book making, graphic … Read more

Art Guild trip inspires CSC student show

September 28, 2018

CHADRON – A 1,200 mile trip to scenic mountain ranges, national parks, museums and art galleries in the western U.S. inspired the art works by five … Read more

Arnold’s design earns UCDA honorable mention

August 31, 2018

CHADRON – A Chadron State College student who submitted a poster design in the University and College Designers Association’s (UCDA) “Design for Education” contest recently earned … Read more

Senior Art Show reception Friday

April 4, 2018

CHADRON – Chadron State College’s Senior Art Show opened Monday, March 26, in Memorial Hall’s Main Gallery. The show, “Fourfold,” features the work of seniors Troi … Read more

Petrovich-Cheney show opens with reception Feb. 12

February 4, 2018

CHADRON – An exhibit of salvaged wood including pieces from Hurricane Sandy, “Stitched in Wood,” by Laura Petrovich-Cheney will be open Monday, Feb. 12, through Friday, … Read more

Art students display paintings at Crest View Care Center

January 29, 2018

  CHADRON – Thanks to 12 Chadron State College art students and a collaborative effort with Crest View Care Center, residents there will enjoy large, bright wildflower … Read more

Gallery Series begins Aug. 21

August 17, 2017

CHADRON – The 2017-18 Chadron State College Gallery Series kicks off with a photography exhibit from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Memorial Hall’s Gallery 239 on … Read more

Diverse art collection an educational and visual resource for CSC

April 26, 2017

CHADRON – Although gallery spaces in Memorial Hall at Chadron State College are the places most associated with the display of art on campus, visitors, students … Read more

Art students tour Santa Fe galleries, museums during spring break

April 19, 2017

CHADRON – A group of Chadron State College students and faculty visited a number of galleries and museums in the area of Santa Fe, New Mexico, … Read more