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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

poster about event Seniors plan to display art

November 12, 2019

CHADRON – Chadron State College's Senior Thesis Art Show, "Between the Lines," opens Monday in the Main Gallery of Memorial Hall. The show will be open Monday through Friday until Dec. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A reception featuring … Read more

Baylie Her Many Horses of Oelrichs High School (South Dakota) poses during a still life drawing class at Chadron State College's Art Day Nov. 4, 2019, in Memorial Hall. (Photo by Tena L. Cook/Chadron State College) Art Day provides sessions for high school students

November 10, 2019

CHADRON – Nearly 160 students from 16 Nebraska and South Dakota high schools attended Chadron State College’s Art Day Nov. 4. CSC students and faculty instructed sessions in drawing, printmaking, photography, crafts, mixed media, graphic design, and ceramics.

Art Professor Mary Donahue … Read more

'Hey Kiddo' author will visit campus Monday

October 26, 2019

CHADRON – Chadron State College students will have an opportunity to meet Jarrett Krosoczka, author and illustrator of this year’s common reading book, “Hey, Kiddo,” Monday, Oct. 28, when he visits campus. Krosoczka’s presentation and book signing from 10 to 11:30 a.m. … Read more

Latest Stories

Seven CSC students attend graphic design workshop

October 16, 2019

CHADRON – Seven Chadron State College art students and Professor Mary Donahue attended a workshop with Portland, Oregon, graphic designer Aaron Draplin Sept. 26 south of … Read more

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 … 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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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