Facilities & Visiting Artists



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

Annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition

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.

Art and Design Related Links

Campus Art Collection

Facilities & Visiting Artists

Cultural Events Calendar

Outdoor Sculpture Competition

Scholarships &
Financial Aid

Nordstrand Art Gallery

Student Work

Faculty Work

Special Events

--NATA Conferecne

Sept. 20-21, 2013


Student Survival Guide

Upcoming Events

April 20-August 31

WSC Juried Student Exhibit

Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery

Opening Reception:

April 20, 4:30-6:00 p.m.


April 23

Woodwind Ensembles

Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


April 23

Prints and Pots: Silent Auction for WSC Art & Design Department

Geno's Steakhouse,

7:00-9:00 p.m.


April 25

Meghan Taylor, clarinet, and Ashley Oltman, saxophone

Ley Theatre, 1:00 p.m.


April 25

Jake Anderson, tuba, and Molly Schroeder, flute

Ley Theatre, 3:00 p.m.


April 26

Jed O'Leary Memorial Scholarship Fund Concert

Majestic Theatre,

6:00 p.m.


April 27

WSC Concert Choir

and Chorale

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.

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