New Polar Bear

The Adaptation of Alaska Bears
Center for Arts, Communication & Media
SLCC South City Campus / East Foyer
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT

August 30 – September 15, 2016

Opening Reception
Tuesday, August 30
6 – 7:30 PM

From April Zane, Western Governor’s University:
Thomas W. Zane will hold a gallery exhibit entitled “The Adaptation of Alaska Bears” showcasing his recent photographs of Coastal Brown Bears and Polar Bears, highlighting changes in behavior due mainly to global warming and interaction with humans.”

Tom Zane is the SLCC Assessment Coordinator. Congratulations Tom!

Alumni at Craft Lake City!



From Craft Lake City:

The Craft Lake City DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Festival was formed in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, editor and publisher of SLUG Magazine (Salt Lake UnderGround), as a way to showcase local DIY (Do-It-Yourself) culture.

Congratulations SLCC Visual Art & Design Graduates!


Katrina Flores is an art teacher and the small business owner of Black Rabbit Arts. She was born in Utah and has lived in Stansbury Park for the past fifteen years.

Black Rabbit ARt


Matt Page is an award winning illustrator and graphic designer inspired by Mormon culture and pop culture culture – the two cultures that made him what he is.

Matt art

Derek & Brighton

Derek & Brighton Ballard
are Neuer Geist, a creative team committed to offering brand consultancy and design.

Neuer Geist


Davin Abegg is one of the founding members of  Secret Abilities. “We’re just a spooky hot mess of a goof ball band that believes music should be passionate & honest, while playing for 2 people or 2,000 people.”

Secret Abilities



Alisa Bishop
is a Visual Art & Design Graphic Design alumni. She has created numerous works as an illustrator, UI artist, and designer. Alisa showed a process piece in the first INK Show at SLCC in 2015.

In this blog, Alisa shows her process in creating a piece.

Follow Alisa here:

Great work Alisa!

Jill Creates Art for Therapy


“What makes me happier than drawing botanical coloring book pages is being able to contribute them to a beautiful cause like @humaniteos. Each person who donates will receive 6 coloring book pages as a thank you.” ~ Jill De Haan

Jill De Haan, SLCC VAD Graphic Design alumnus, is well known for her hand lettering and illustration. Her work has appeared in national magazines and on international book covers. This project – 6 coloring book pages to be used as art therapy and as a donation thank you gift – was commissioned by HumanitEOS, a humanitarian service organization inspired by victims of human trafficking.

Flower closeup

From HumanitEOS:
“To better serve the broken-hearted, wounded and weary victims of sex trafficking who come to the drop-in center, we need what you feel to give. Your donation helps us with the SMALL THINGS: hygiene kit items, essential oils, CO2’s, folded oils and hydrosols, the MEDIUM THINGS: Heart rate variability monitors, and the BIG THINGS: The purchase of, and renovation of a building for the HumanitEOS healing and employment center, starting with a food truck/job van that allows me to go where they are to do piece work and provide them with nourishing food.”

For more information and to donate:


8th Annual Petaluma International Film Festival

Petaluma art

Deadline: August 15, 2016

From the Festival:

“Petaluma International Film Festival – a non-profit organization – is inviting the artists in any field to participate in creating a poster for its 7th annual festival in October 2016.

The design theme is open to the artist’s imagination, with just keeping in mind the film festival being international, size: 11.25 wide x 17.25 high [inches], and the following information incorporated in the design:

• 8th Annual Petaluma International Film Festival®

• October 28-29-30, 2016

Other than these, the rest is up to the artist imagination to create a dynamic poster.

Winner will receive a full acknowledgement, and a VIP pass to the festival, along with a worldwide recognition, and posting of your photo and bio online for one year for thousands to see and get to know you.

There is no limit to submit. You can submit multiple entries.”

Petaluma International Film Festival
120 Fourth Street, 122 / Petaluma, CA 94953 USA
Phone: (415) 251-8433 / Fax: (636) 444-8433 /


Live Model Night – July

Kendali art

1700 East 11049 South
Sandy, UT

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
6 – 9 PM
$15 per person

From Katrina Angelina Parkinson:

“Hey Everyone. We will be having a Live Model Night at Kendali Studios featuring Hudson Parkinson who will be Modeling an Assassins Creed Costume for us… take advantage of this time to draw or paint this Model, Medium is up to you!”

For more information:!live-model-night-july/sndef


ART before the ART: A Sketchbook Exhibition

Miri Art Before Art

Miri Gallery / Salt Lake Gallery Stroll
3605 South West Temple, Suite C / SLC, UT
Friday, July 15, 2016 / 6 – 9 PM

From Miri Gallery:

“Miri is thrilled to be part of the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll starting in July! Our first Gallery Stroll Exhibit will be ‘ART before the ART: A Sketchbook Exhibition’ which will feature sketchbooks and sketches from a variety of artists.

Come get some refreshments, mingle with artists, and see all types of sketch formats. Art will also be available for purchase.”

Some of the artists:

Keith Beard – Curator of Miri Gallery / SLCC VAD Alumnus
Eric Birkin
Oliver Chipping
Holly Cobb
Tommy Costello
Scott Gwynn
David Habben
Phillip Q Hudson
Magen Mitchell – SLCC VAD Alumnus
Matt Page – SLCC VAD Alumnus
Nathanael Read
Eden Sanders
Cheryl Sandoval

For more information:


Gallery Stroll After Party


Metro Bar / After the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll
615 West 100 South / SLC, UT
Friday, July 15, 2016 / 9 PM – 2 AM

$15 General Admission // Artist
$10 Student (w/school ID)

Pre-Sale tickets available 24 hrs until event
Limited discount tickets available $10

SLCC VAD alumnus Alana McDonald is among those showing drawings!

From Rebel Circus:

Sketch Cabaret events are welcoming to all age groups (21+) and backgrounds – come as you are and dress up as you wish – we celebrate your individuality!

• Performance • Visual Art • SERIOUS Sound • Live Entertainment • Dance Floor • Installation • Eccentric SLC • 21+ • Full Bar • Open to the Public

Sketch Cabaret events are transformational; welcome change and authentic experience. Every SC show is different • Come as you are.

Bring your art supplies! There will be live costumed models to paint and draw all evening.

For more information and ticket purchase:


ALT PRESS FEST artThe City Library
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Saturday, July 16, 2016 – Noon to 4 PM

From TCL:

“The City Library’s eighth annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. Visit with local artists and see their wares, watch prints be made with a steam roller, create origami and sumi ink illustrations, and see bookbinding in action. An activity from Frame Work Arts will also take place.”

For more information:

ALT Press Fest Facebook:


2016 SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference
Louisville, Kentucky / June 20 – 24, 2016


Congratulations to Graphic Design student, Anastasiya Bobrova!

Salt Lake Community College Visual Art & Design students participated in the 52nd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. SkillsUSA was expecting more than 16,000 people — including students, teachers and business partners — to participate in the weeklong event.

Congratulations to all who participated AND WON!:

Morgan Hofheins – Screen-printing Technologies / Silver

Sienna Scheid and Adam Hill – Web Design / Silver

Anastasiya Bobrova – Advertising Design / 4th Place

Eduardo Rojas and Jonathan Oblad – 3D Visualization & Animation / 4th Place

From Chad Erekson, VAD Animation Specialization Rep and VAD Skills USA Advisor:

“The accomplishment is all theirs, but their advisors and instructors did a good job helping them prepare. What a great friendly group. They aren’t just skilled competitors, but happy people and a pleasure to be around. Proud to have witnessed their accomplishments here. Thanks for letting me tag along. Also, thanks to Mark Kranendonk and John Kunkel. Their preparations and work made for a smooth operation.”


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