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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

Marty Lastovica (Courtesy photo, used with permission)New Budweiser label features design by CSC graduate

January 27, 2020

CHADRON – When the television advertising extravaganza of Super Bowl LIV begins Feb. 2, Chadron State College graduate Marty Lastovica will be carefully watching for an ad for Budweiser beer. Lastovica’s interest comes from more than just an affinity for beer; the … Read more

Omaha area potter Wes Galusha describes his work to Chadron State College students during a reception Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Memorial Hall. (Photo by Tena L. Cook/Chadron State College)Galusha describes students as knowledgeable, articulate

January 13, 2020

CHADRON – When Omaha potter Wes Galusha came to Chadron State College as part of teh Galaxy Series last October as an artist-in-residence, the students and faculty in Memorial Hall were in for a treat. Assistant Professor of Art Trudy Denham said … Read more

Latest Stories

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 … Read more

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 … 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, … Read more

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 … Read more

Can art works speak to students?

April 19, 2019

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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

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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