2017 SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Design Contest



Tuesday, January 31, 9 AM to Noon
– or –
Wednesday, February 1, 1 to 3 PM.

Kerry Gonzales
• Room 2-177
SLCC South City Campus • North End

The Visual Art & Design Department invites Salt Lake Community College students to participate in a poster design contest announcing the 2017 SLCC Student Art Showcase.

This contest is open to all currently enrolled SLCC and SLCC Concurrent Enrollment students. (Professionals or instructors are not eligible. Entrants must be able to verify student status.) The winning poster design will be used to promote the 2017 SLCC Student Art Showcase on campus as well as other venues and media. In addition, a cash award of $200 will be given to the winner.

Only 1 SUBMISSION PER STUDENT will be accepted. The SLCC Student Art Showcase Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any entry. The student winner may be asked to alter elements of the design for all the various art show applications as needed. NOTE: Submissions will not be returned.

Poster contest submissions will be hung in display cases located on the second floor, north end of the SLCC South City from FEBRUARY 2 through 15. The SLCC Student Art Showcase Committee will make final determination as to winning entry.

Document Setup: Tabloid 11 x 17 inches (tall) output at 100%. Set top, left and right margins at .375 inch. The bottom margin should be set at 1.5 inches. This will allow a white border around the design. Full bleed posters will not be accepted.

File Format: File should be created in either Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator ONLY. Adobe Photoshop may only be used to alter photos or create effects. Type works best in InDesign or Illustrator. Remember this is a PRINT JOB. The actual file should NOT be sent, but if chosen will need to be in one of the required native file formats, and will need to be adapted for various applications.

Originality: Any illustration, graphic or photo must be the original work of the poster designer – or – a signed release form (if using another SLCC student(s)’s work, as in the case of photo or illustration) must be presented if a poster is chosen as the winner. NO STOCK PHOTOS. NO PUBLIC DOMAIN PHOTOS. If more than one SLCC student works on the poster, all must be credited and all must share in the winnings if chosen.

Color: 4 Color Process (cmyk) or Pantone Spot Color on white paper. NO RGB!

Submission: ONE output (print) of poster design MUST BE SUBMITTED. Do not mount.

Student Information: Please put your NAME, PHONE and EMAIL on the back, lower right hand corner of your poster. Posters will not be accepted if these three items are not listed.

The Visual Art & Design Department Presents the

2017 Salt Lake Community College Student Art Showcase
(The college name needs to be spelled out here! Abbreviations are okay after this.)

March 31 – April 12 • Monday through Friday • Noon to 6 PM • Multipurpose Room

SLCC South City Campus • Center for Arts & Media • 1575 South State Street / SLC

SLCC students submit artwork online February 22 – March 8.

For more information visit VAD / 2017 Art Showcase at:   slcc.edu/visualart


All other copy is optional but subject to approval by the SLCC Student Art Showcase Committee if chosen.

Contact Kerry Gonzales:



Communication Arts 2017 Illustration Competition


Deadline: January 06, 2017

Any illustration first published or produced from January 2016 through January 2017 is eligible.

What To Enter
Entries may originate from any country. Descriptions in English are very important to the judges. Submission of entries acknowledges the right ofCommunication Arts to use them for publication and exhibition.

Illustration Competition Categories/Fees:
These categories are judged by the Illustration jury and will appear in the Illustration Annual:

Advertising: $40 single entry/$80 series
Books: $40 single entry/$80 series
Editorial: $40 single entry/$80 series
For Sale: $40 single entry/$80 series
Institutional: $40 single entry/$80 series
Motion/Animation: $90 single entry/$180 series
Self-Promotion: $40 single entry/$80 series
Unpublished: $40 single entry/$80 series
Student Work: $20 single print entry/$40 print series/$45 single video entry/$90 video series

To Enter or get More Information: http://www.commarts.com/competition/2017-illustration



American Advertising Federation of Utah presents


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

50 West Cafe
50 West Broadway
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Noon – 1:30 pm
“AAF Utah is excited to welcome typography legend Kevin Cantrell. World renown for his type-driven branding and architectural design, come learn how to create a distinctive visual vocabulary and identity for your clients. Head of his eponymous studio, Kevin functions as the creative director and design lead for all KCD client projects. Kevin has a deep understanding and love of lettering and typographical aesthetics.

Earning a BFA in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University, 2008, he established his signature typographical aesthetics applying them to clients such as: Nike, M&RL, Nennah Paper, Fetcham Park (UK), Harvard University, Princeton University, Phillips Exeter Academy and Cottonhouse Hotel (Barcelona). His work has been recognized by Communication Arts Design and Typography Annuals, Graphis, Type Directors Club, Print Regional Design Annual, and The One Show.

Kevin was named one of Print Magazine’s 20 under 30 New Visual Artists 2014 and is an Art Director’s Club (ADC) Young Gun 12.”

For more information:

2016 SLCC President’s Art Show Highlights


From SLCC:
“The popular President’s Art Show is a celebration of local artists and the power of art to bring together people from across the community. Derived from more than 280 submissions this year, the latest exhibition showcases a wide range of talented and promising professional and amateur artists using their skills in a variety of mediums.”

INK would like to congratulate current Graphic Design/Illustration student Lacee Black and Friend of INK, Tiffany Huber. Tiffany’s husband Tyson Huber is a Graphic Design alumnus.

Many thanks to SLCC President Deneece Huftalin for presiding over this show.

Kudos to both Lacee and Tiffany!


“Self Illumination”mixed media


Lacee Black






“Snake Girl” – colored pencils


Tiffany Huber with husband, Tyson and daughter Ede. Do we see a future SLCC student here?



With SLCC VAD Grads & Friends:

Brighton & Derek Ballard
@iamconduit iamconduit.com

Magen Mitchell & Nick Burke
@obake_style obakestyle.etsy.com



Urban Arts Gallery
137 South Rio Grande Street
SLC, UT 84101

(801) 230-0820

10 AM – 5 PM

Look for:
@cainandcable cainandcable.com

@h.works hworks.etsy.com

@houseoftenebris houseoftenebris.com

@the_tarot_goddess divinelighttarot.com

@bisonbisoncandyshop bisonbison.bigcartel.com



@peachtreats peachtreats.etsy.com

@candacejean shop.candacejean.com

@motorave_slc motoraveslc.com

@taveen_ taveenjewelry.com


And more!

Esther’s World of Pattern Design

SLCC VAD Graphic Design Alumnus

estherworld-patternGraphic & Surface Pattern Designer Esther Longmore is constantly designing patterns. She has created the one above in honor of World Pattern Day. Shibume Home, a home décor company, actually spotted a few of Esther’s designs for WPD that she entered a few years ago and commissioned her to design a line for them. Beautiful work Esther!


For more of Esther’s designs:

For more information on World Pattern Day:


VAD Graphic Design alumnus, Missy Dial Van Wagoner joins her friend and founder of Community Christmas, Bonnie Randall, in hoping everyone will donate a book for a child this holiday season. Missy designed the promotional materials for this worthy endeavor.


From Missy:

“This year is my first year to be doing this book drive and I hope it can continue with your help. I love art. I love books. I love reading and teaching kids. I am dreaming of a white Christmas to give 300 kids their very own new book. I know I can’t do it on my own and hoping for you to help give a gift they can open again, and again, and again!

You can donate new books or donate money so I can hand pick books for each child, or donate art supplies, or coloring books too. I know the power that books have and how they allow us to dream big, they teach and educate, build confidence and create worlds to discover more. From the bottom of my heart thank you for helping me help others on a larger scale. We can accomplish greatness together!”


Donate thru PayPal to: booksforallthekids@gmail.com

For more information Community Christmas: