Sheila Chambers Retires

INK would like to congratulate long-time Visual Art & Design full-time faculty member, Professor Sheila Chambers and wish her the best in her retirement. Have lots of fun Sheila!

A wonderful biography in Sheila’s own words:

“I studied and received my B.A. in Communications from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). I took nearly one-third fine art courses, but also studied video, film, informational design, and graphic design. After graduating, I worked nine years as a full-time graphic designer and illustrator in Los Angeles.  In 1991, with a move to Salt Lake City for graduate school, I took a full-time teaching position at Salt Lake Community College in the Visual Art & Design Department.”
 
“Over the years I have fulfilled a generalist position in the SLCC Visual Art & Design Department, teaching both traditional and digital media. I have taught diverse courses such as design, drawing, color theory, corporate design, package design, illustration, painting, portfolio preparation, computer art, and art history. I like variety!”  

“In my practice as an artist, I have loved combining words with images to create a more powerful message in my paintings, drawings, and digital posters. Over the years, I have also developed a keen interest in the meeting point of art and spirituality, and the influence of one’s own philosophy on their art practice. In my interactions with students I have always paid attention to their motives and their dreams and attempted to guide them to their niche in the varied art and design industry.”
 
“From 1996 – 98 I attended a low-residency M.F.A. program at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The studies enabled me to combine my love of both design and illustration, and ultimately wrote my M.F.A. Thesis on Poster Design, while also developing a manual for teaching illustration at the primary and secondary levels. I earned the M.F.A. in Art in 1998. Concurrently, I created a website to include work being completed for my degree:
http://www.e-mote.com

“In 2003, I created http://www.16shrines.com
for my work completed for the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Award (and art show) at Salt Lake Community College. I have participated in numerous exhibitions over the years, and take delight not only in traditional media, but in experimenting with new media as well.”

“I was granted tenure at Salt Lake Community College in 2000 and promoted to full Professor in 2004. Compelled to seek out ways to enlarge my understanding of multicultural and transhistorical art from many regions of the world, I began studying world art and craft. This led to admission to a doctoral program where I was in a one-year residency in London, England at The Prince’s School of Traditional Art where I studied manuscript illumination, gilding, tile design, sacred geometry, and contextual studies in the philosophy of traditional and sacred art. The fruits of that formal study are yet to be determined but will either be completion of the doctoral degree or contributions to scholarship about where art practice and philosophy converge in the art product. To that end I run perceptual experiments and make art at Poor Yorick Studios, a collective in South Salt Lake.”

Thank you Sheila for all your years of work and contribution to the Visual Art & Design Department at Salt Lake Community College.


 

2017 SLCC Student Art Showcase

Opening Reception
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Center for Art & Media
Atrium Awards / Multipurpose Room Exhibit

Another wonderful Student Art Showcase has come and gone. We would like to thank all who participated. Without you, there would be no show!

Best of Show was awarded to Brooks Jones / Fine Art.

INK Award was awarded to Karli Duisen / Graphic Design.

The President’s Award chosen by SLCC President Deneece Huftalin was awarded to Brock Arbon / Fine Art.

SACM Dean Richard Scott gave the Dean’s Award to Joshua Watts / Animation.

Student Life & Leadership Award went Doary Buell / Photography.

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Over 250 pieces were accepted into the show. More awards given:

FINE ARTS (8) – 1 Award of Excellence, 2 Awards of Merit and 5 Honorable Mentions

PHOTOGRAPHY (7) – 1 Award of Excellence, 5 Awards of Merit and 1 Honorable Mention

GRAPHIC DESIGN (5) – 1 Award of Excellence, 4 Awards of Merit

ILLUSTRATION (3) – 1 Award of Excellence, 1 Award of Merit and 1 Honorable Mention

ANIMATION (2) – 1 Award of Excellence, 1 Honorable Mention

MULTIMEDIA (2) – 1 Award of Merit and 1 Honorable Mention

The esteemed judges for whom we thank their time and expertise:

Alisha Provstgaard Animation & Multimedia


Susan Jarvis Fine Art & Illustration

Rob RonaldDesign & 3D


Meish Frampton Photography


Julianie Spookie McCrayINK Award

And the Art Showcase Committee who made it all possible:

Rob AdamsonArt Showcase Chair

Neal Reiland Art Showcase Co-Chair/Past & Present Video

Jessica Curran Banners & Signage

Chad Erekson Animated Video

Kerry GonzálesPoster Contest


Lana Gruendell Awards & Prizes


Andrew WilsonWebsite Submissions

Trudy RicharsonShow NameTtags

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In addition to the above, these behind-the-scenes hardworking VAD Faculty and Staff also helped gather submissions and hang the show. And… provided security, tore down the show and returned artwork:

Sheila Chambers, Rick Graham, Whitney King Hyans, Terry Martin, Virag White, Mitzi Lopez Garrido, Eliza Filippi and Cindy Denos.

And last but not least we would like to thank the School of Arts, Communication & Media Dean Richard Scott, VAD Associate Dean Bryan Griggs, Center for Arts & Media Coordinator Josh Elstein, and Art Gallery & Event Coordinator Carolyne Chronister.

GREAT SHOW EVERYONE!

Photos Courtesy of The Globe 2017

 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Andrew & Colleen

Davin Abegg

“A set of sugar skulls I did for a recent freelance job” ~ Davin

To see more of Davin’s work:
https://swoodyrecords.bandcamp.com
http://secretabilities.bandcamp.com
http://davinabegg.tumblr.com/


Andrew Malin

“Here is our latest Kickstarter. We took golden age comics and rewrote them to be hilarious. We blanked-out the words of some out-of-copyright 1950s comics, and filled them with the mad ravings of our deranged minds!” ~ Andrew

To see more of Andrew’s work:
http://andrewmalindesign.com/


Colleen Sanders Reynolds

“Here’s some posters/one sheets I did for some 2017 nominees of the Utah Film Awards this year.” ~ Colleen

To see more of Colleen’s work:
https://colleenmarie.myportfolio.com/


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Alisa & Teako

Alisa Bishop Bradley

Alumnus Alisa Bishop Bradley shares her finished illustrations for the book, “Crows on Heartstrings: An Anthology of Doomed Love Stories.” Alisa illustrated the story, “The Crow Princess” by Ásrún Ester Magnúsdóttir.

“A lovely book with great art & stories, glad I got to be in this!” ~ Alisa

To see more of Alisa’s work:
http://alzuna.tumblr.com/

To see the book:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31428174-crows-on-heartstrings

Congratulations Alisa!


Teako Warfield-Graham

From Alumnus Teako Warfield-Graham:

“In February 2017 I completed my software engineering intensive studies at Makers Academy— Europe’s #1 software engineering program accepting under 10% of candidates. For my software final presentation I led the build of an augmented reality app utilizing technology similar to Pokemon Go, but for art galleries.”

“The app enables art pieces we map to ‘come to life in 3D’ via your smartphone camera, viewable at all angles as if the objects exist right in front of you. Our MVP minimum viable product was complete in one week and the project in under two weeks. The app was complimented by the London Science Museum, who put me in touch with their New Media department. The founder of SMARTIFY app also complimented it and told me I’m in the right direction. I’d love to find ways the project could grow.”

“We were the only all women group, one of the smallest, with only 3 members! The project almost didn’t happen since I pitched too many ideas and no one understood it. I researched it more after having conversations and convinced a small group to join me.”

Teako is currently living in London with her husband and two sons.

Kudos Teako!

 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Ian, Alissa, Katrina & Hilary

Davin Abegg

Based out of Utah, Davin Abegg runs Swoody Records, a lo-fi, experimental label that showcases artists from across the nation. Photo: John Barkiple

From SLUG Magazine:

“Swoody Records is a Utah-based label that’s been putting out loads of obscure and strange music since its inception in 2013. Many of its artists are bedroom-based—they rarely (if ever) tour or play live, and the music comes from just about every corner of the country, making it difficult for local buzz to promote the artists. Despite all this, about four years and 30 releases deep, Swoody continues to be a unique and prolific label. Founder and label head Davin Abegg seems to intentionally keep the label’s purposes enigmatic, enjoying the feeling of haziness and discovery that marks a lot of Swoody’s music.”

Kudos Davin!

To read the entire article:
http://www.slugmag.com/music-features/combing-layers-bizarre-swoody-records-davin-abegg/


Ian J Maxfield

From Ian at FanX Convention in SLC:

“Hey guys, so I’ve got a table in artist alley at FanX and will be there all day tomorrow and Saturday. I’ve got some  new prints and all the ones I did last time.

If you’re going, come over and say ‘Hey! There he is! GET HIM!!’ I’m at Burgundy 39.'”

Kudos Ian!

To see more of Ian’s work:
IanJMax.com


Also at FanX, Alissa Hicks & Katrina Parkinson

Alissa Hicks at FanX!

Alissa is currently studying Graphic Design at Weber State University.


Hudson Parkinson, Katrina Parkinson and baby Rivers at FanX!

To see more of Katrina:
http://www.kendalistudios.com/


Hillary Spillane

Alumnus Hilary Spillane and her business partner, Kel Elwood are Steamboat Springs Premier Wedding Photographers.

From Seedhouse Photography:

“Seedhouse had some major victory’s recently. We placed in a global photo competition – Shoot & Share – with some of our favorite wedding moments. Here are the results of just a few of those images!!!”

Kudos Hilary and Kel!

@seedhousephotography

http://www.seedhousephotography.com/


 

Creative Mornings

Join us this Friday morning for our March event – local film maker Brian Higgins speaking on the theme of TABOO. 
We are meeting at Wiseguys SLC, in the The Gateway, (194 South 400 West).
As usual, doors open at 8:30am for coffee. treats & mingling.  Talk starts at 9am.

Brian Higgins is a Transmedia Storyteller hailing from Northern Ireland. Incorporating film, stand up comedy, visual arts and events to create community through creative communication.

He is the producer and creator of multiple national film festivals stemming from Salt Lake City, including The 48 Hour Film Project, Demon Chaser Film Challenge, Home Town Tales and the festive delight that is Dark Christmas Film Festival. Using aspects of film and creative expression, Higgins is a mental health advocate through “Create Reel Change”. Inspiring and motivating acceptance of mental health issues by making things better to help people.

https://creativemornings.com/talks/brian-higgins/

KEEPING UP WITH ALUMNI

March 8, 2017

Davin Abegg made this video for his band Secret Abilities under his Swoody Records Label.

http://davinabegg.tumblr.com/

https://swoodyrecords.bandcamp.com/

http://secretabilities.weebly.com/


Derek Ballard (on black guitar) with his band Despite Despair performing live at The Beehive Social Club with his wife Brighton Ballard performing guest vocals.

http://iamconduit.com

https://despitedespair.bandcamp.com/

http://hillanddalehandmade.com/

sacredsaintolaf.wordpress.com/



Nadia Dolzhenko and her husband Alex Kravtsov, are currently showing their landscape photography at:

Caffè Niche
http://www.caffeniche.com

The Oasis Café
https://www.oasiscafeslc.com.

http://www.ndslc.weebly.com


Casey Kim “Just another day shooting commercials” for Control4.

@carbontoothgrinder

https://www.control4.com/


Talin Wadsworth, Lead Designer of Adobe Experience Design (XD) was interiewed on Freshed Tilled Soil’s blog.

https://www.freshtilledsoil.com/product-hero-talin-wadsworth/

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEEPING UP WITH ALUMNI

FEBRUARY 27, 2017

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SHARON SALMOND ARMSTRONG, is currently an art teacher in the Davis School District.

Follow Sharon on Instagram @SaArmstrong


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ALISA BISHOP, was a selected vendor at the 2017 Drawtasticon in Seattle on Saturday, February 25th.

www.alisabishop.com


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MAGEN MITCHELL of Obake Style is currently showing in Feminamorphe II at Woot Bear Gallery in San Francisco.

http://wootbear.com/blogs/artists/magen-mitchell


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MISSY HEALY TURNER works her magic at American Crafts.

http://missy-turner.squarespace.com


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KATRINA PARKINSON with her students at Kendali Studios.

http://www.kendalistudios.com/


 

Keeping up with Alumni!

Just a sneak peek at what some of our alumni are working on. Check out their websites for more information.

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KEITH BEARD
http://miribranding.com/


nadya

NADYA BRATT
binaryfishie.com


jill-1
jill-2JILL DE HAAN
Jilldehaan.com


cassidy

CASSIDY DEMKOV
@cassidydemkov.art


esther-longmore

ESTHER LONGMORE
http://estherlongmore.com/


magen-mitchell

MAGEN MITCHELL
http://www.obakestyle.com/


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ERIN SALAZAR
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/erin-salazar.html?tab=artwork


erinjon

ERIN SANDBERG GATTO
http://www.bonanza.com/booths/JonsTeesAndThings


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missy-dial-2MISSY VAN WANGONER
Saturday Press Prints, I Adore Books and Little Miss Missy

Art & Design Group