Department Events

The Department of Art sponsors numerous free public events at Sacramento State every year, ranging from exhibitions and installations in the two Kadema Hall galleries to lectures, panel discussions, workshops, and symposia at venues throughout the campus. The Art Department's calendar of events featured on the Sac State master calendar can be found here.

Every semester, there is full array of art exhibitions by faculty, students, and visiting artists in the Else and Witt Galleries in Kadema Hall.  All of the artistic media taught in the Art Department are represented.  Most of the shows are designed and installed by Art students. Speakers, topics, and dates of additional art and art history lectures will be included on the Art Section of the Calendar of Events.

Please refer to the menu to the left for links to Sacramento State's master event calendar, gallery shows, the annual Festival of the Arts, our Annual Art Ball and other related areas. Our featured workshops and lectures are listed below.


April 8, 2015 / 4:30 - 6 p.m. University Library Gallery Annex: Time & Place

A panel discussion with visual artists Amy Berk, Paul Bridenbaugh and Cheryl Meeker moderated by Robert Ortbal. The dialog will focus on the development and evolution of their work, during the 90's, as part of the venerable alternative gallery space Refusalon founded by Charles Linder. The artists will shed light on what motivated their own unique studio practice while contextualizing what was happening in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

April 11, 2015 / 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. Mariposa Hall, Room 1000: 11th Annual Art History Symposium, Here as Everywhere: Art of the Sixties and Seventies in Northern California. Here as Everywhere considers Northern California as an epicenter for the defining energies coming out of the Civil Rights movements and the end of the modernist formal and idealogical hegemony. New demographics, new inter-connectivity and new populist, inclusive content and form characterized the art of the region in the sixties and seventies just as it characterized cosmopolitan art everywhere in those decades...

Keynote will by given by Michael Schwager, Gallery Director and Professor of Art History, Sonoma State University / Sonoma, CA/ Don't Hide the Madness: Bay Area Art in the 1950s and 60s

Symposium speakers will also include:

Makeda Best, Assitant Professor, Visual Studies at California College of the Arts/ Oakland, CA/ Radicalizing the Artistic - Production Models, Techniques, and Forms of the Political Poster in the 1960s and 1970s

Bridget Gilman, Lecturer in Art History at Santa Clara University / Santa Clara, CA/ and University of California / Davis, CA / Urban Transformation and Aesthetic Experimentation: Responses to Gentrification in 1970's San Francisco

Matthew Weseley, Independent Scholar / New York City, NY/ Robert Colescott's Search for Identity

Nicolas G. Rosenthal, Associate Professor of History at Loyola Marymount University / Los Angeles, CA/ Painting a Cultural Resurgence: California Indian Artists in the 1960s and 1970s.

April 15, 2015 / 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Kadema Hall, Room 145: Joseph Pintz Lecture

The Sacramento State Ceramics Guild Presents ceramic artist Joseph Pintz, who will be on campus for hands-on workshops with our students and guild members. The special lecture on Wednesday will be open to all.

April 22, 2015 / 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Kadema Hall, Room 145: Alison Antelman Lecture

The Sacramento Metals Guild Presents metal artist and jewelry designer Alison Antelman, 2015 Niche Award Winner.


General contact
Telephone: 916.278.6166
Fax: 916.278.7287

Office Address:
CSU, Sacramento - Art Dept.
6000 J St., Kadema Hall 185
Sacramento, CA 95819-6061

Office Hours:
During semesters:
Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Closed for lunch: 12-1

During winter break:
Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Closed for lunch: 12-1

During summer break:
Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 4 pm
Closed for lunch: 12-12:30