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The Wayne State College Studio Arts Building was dedicated on October 1, 1999. This facility provides specialized instructional spaces in sculpture (including metal casting), ceramics, drawing, painting, watercolor, printmaking, design and graphic design.
The art and design faculty worked closely with architects to design a building that fits the needs of a steadily growing department. The result is a wonderful combination of the new with the old, tradition with innovation. The art education, watercolor and art history classes are located in the adjacent fine arts building. A strong sense of community is evident in the department’s environmentally-friendly facilities.
Visiting Artist Program
The Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery presents exhibits from a series of guest artists throughout each year. The gallery also is exhibition space for student and faculty shows and serves as a major cultural resource for northeast Nebraska.
Annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition
Fourth Annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition Announced
Wayne State College seeks submissions from artists working in outdoor mediums for the fourth annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition.
Submitted works should be capable of withstanding severe weather conditions. The selected sculpture(s) will be granted an honorarium of $1000 for a 12-month outdoor exhibit at Wayne State College. Interested artists should send three views of each proposed sculpture (maximum of 12 jpg images, 72 dpi, with no dimension exceeding 2000 pixels) via e-mail along with a short resume in PDF format to JaODonn1@wsc.edu. The application deadline for receipt of images is February 15, 2013.
Selected artists will be notified by mid-March, and selected work(s) are to be delivered and installed between mid-May and mid-July.
The Department annually hosts a national Outdoor Sculpture Competition, selecting one or more works for a one-year public exhibit. The intent of the Competition is to provide work that enhances the cultural life of the campus while informing and sometimes challenging the viewer. The annual selection jury consists of Art and Design faculty members, at least one art student, and the Arts and Humanities dean.