Category Archives: Informative

ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek, Jessica, Ben, Dianna & Missy

Derek Ballard

From Derek:

“If you missed your chance at Craft Lake City, we have our bandannas / handkerchiefs online over at @neuergeist !
They especially look nice on cats.”


Jessica Calderon

From Jessica:

“Ok finally got a chance to finish one of my wrapping paper sheets.”


Ben Heighton

From Ben:

“When in Moscow, do as the Soviets.”


Dianna Totland

From Dianna:

“I don’t have the chance to do nearly as much chalk work as I’d like to. Thanks to the mystery people who had me to their kitchen chalk wall. If anyone is interested hit me up. It’s fun, and good practice.”

From Dianna:

“It’s been crazy busy at the @epic.marketing office with @vasafitness new Marketing material. Proud of the work our team has done so far. Today I got to take some shots the work in action. Beautiful! Way to go!! “


Missy van Wagoner

From Missy:

GENDER NEUTRAL for the Young Men AND Young Womens Presidency, Class Presidency, Meetings, Bulletin Board, activities… you are very welcome. I hope you love it and the new theme.”

From Missy:

“Cuteness overload! Another adorable custom portrait to share with you on this rainy Monday over here in our Knick of the woods!”


 

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BDAC Holiday Show Opens Friday Night!

ANNUAL BDAC HOLIDAY SHOW

“Won’t You Guide My Sleigh Tonight?” by Rob McKay

 

December 1 – 23, 2017
Reception December 1, 2017
6 – 8 PM

From BDAC:

Each year with the Holiday Show BDAC brings art into homes by offering affordable fine art for sale.  This year BDAC is opening the show to holiday gifts and crafts as well as fine art.  Every participating artist designed a handmade ornament that will be for sale on BDAC’s Artist Tree.  Visitors may bring home any art and crafts purchased at BDAC the same night!

Join us at the reception Dec. 1 6-8 PM for holiday treats and performances by Ryan Miller and the Millcreek Junior High Choir.  Meet authors of the children’s book “If Picasso Painted a Snowman (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” Amy and Greg Newbold as they sign copies of their book available in the BDAC Gift Shop.

For more information:
https://www.bdac.org (Links to an external site.)

ALUMNI FOCUS: Ryan, Christopher, Jill, Amber, Kim, Alana, Magen, Patrick & Peterson

Ryan Bangerter

From Ryan on his business, Ink Formation:

“We’ve been featured in an article this week on Corner52.”

Check out the article here:
http://corner52.com/features-52-inkformation/


Jill De Haan

From Jill:

Just drawing a bunch of hooligan bees hoarding away lost languages and jewels.


Amber Giles

From Amber:

“Monday.”


Kim Jeppson

From Kim:

“Sometimes what you picture in your mind comes out even better on paper….or the computer. I’m completely smitten with these little Christmas gnomes I just designed for Indigo & Ink.”


Alana McDonald

From Alana:

“Next project. Structure started by Diemazz.”


Magen Mitchell

From Obake Style:

“Magen wishes she was playing #animalcrossingpocketcamp but holiday sales have been keeping her too busy.”


Patrick Parker & Christopher Clark

From Patrick:

“Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy this holiday message from the creative minds of Christopher S. Clark, Christian Lambert and team! Adam Bohl Ac, Katie Taggart McCarty, David Liddell Thorpe,Jacob Edvalson.”


Peterson Timothy

From Peterson:

“Little redesign and refresh for @utahtribebaseball.”


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Melissa(s), Nadya, Magen, Jen, Greg & Katrina

Nadya Bratt

From Nadya:

“You say yes, I say yes.”


Melissa Hurd

From Melissa on her custom art:

“Preview of a geometric piece for James.”


Magen Mitchell

From Magen at Obake Style:

“It’s getting close to that dreaded holiday that drives men mad and steals their sanity. Celebrate your lost wits with these festive Great Old Ones.”


Greg Sanderson

Greg spends a lot of time traveling for work. And takes his sketchbook!


Jennifer Terry

From Jen:

“Practicing”


Melissa Healy Turner

From Melissa:

“While updating my website I realized I never posted the digital versions of the windmills I illustrated last year. Here they are!” 


Katrina Parkinson

From Katrina:

“Hey every one ! Me and my cousin Michael Ferry have a booth at the Family Christmas Gift show”


 

Elena Lawrence at Miri Gallery

New at alumnus Keith Beard’s Miri Gallery

Opening Reception
6 – 9pm on Thursday,
November 16th, 2017

Miri Gallery
3605 West Temple
South Salt Lake, 84115
mirigallery.com

Elena Lawrence is an artist based in Bountiful, Utah who explores one medium at a time. Each one has their day, each one has their project. Lawrence has amassed quite the multifarious collection of diverse objet d’art. Come join us for an evening of great fine art and explore the niches in creativity.


 

Alumni Focus: Lacee, Catherine, Ben, Ian, Matt, Sias, Melissa

Lacee Black

From Lacee:

“Had a great time at the SLCC President’s Show opening reception.”


Catherine Davis

From Catherine:

Some live sketching tonight”


Ben Heighton

From Ben:

“Art Dump – Just a few of my recent puns.”


Ian Maxfield

From Ian:

“Well, after 5 conventions and 2 art shows, this is year one of all of the work i’ve done. I’ve lost a lot of sleep, seen less of the sun and became one of those weird art hermits. It was worth it.”


Matt Page

From Matt:

“And I’m done. I see that there are problems, but I’m done. Moving on to the next thing.”


Sias Parsons

From Sias:

“Big things on the way. Finalizing our branding this week.”


Melissa Healy Turner

From Melissa:

“Tried out an iPad Pro with Procreate today, and it’s a dream come true! What would normally be an hours long, lots of mess and supplies process – was a breeze! Huzzah!”

2017 Faculty Art Show ~ You are Invited!


Opening Reception
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
5:30 to 7 PM

George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles
Art Gallery

Center for Arts, Communication & Media
SLCC South City Campus
1575 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Exhibit Dates
November 15, 2017 – January 10, 2018
Open Monday – Friday, 7 AM to 10 PM

VAD Professor Whitney King Hyans is happy to invite you to a special evening showcasing the work of many talented full time and adjunct faculty in the Visual Art & Design Department. Come mingle with Dean Richard Scott and Associate Dean Bryan Griggs of the School of Arts, Communication & Media. Enjoy light refreshments while considering an opportunity to purchase artwork.

Enjoy the show!

For more information, contact the VAD office at:
(801) 957-3042

INKTOBER ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Sharon, Ben, Magen, Sam, Matt, Chris, Traci, Jen, Emily, Missy, Lauren

What’s Inktober?

From Jake Parker:

“Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

I created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

Anyone can do Inktober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.”

http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober/


VAD Alumni examples below of quick drawings and sketches as well as more completed pieces. Not all were created for Inktober, but fit the theme. So fun!


Davin Abegg

From Davin:

“First ever Inktober for me.”


Sharon Armstrong

From Sharon:

“Day of the Dead Underwater.”

“Had some fun with poison.”


Ben Heighton

From Ben:

Monster Pin Up. A devil with an angel’s face. It’s how she was built but i love her just the same.


Magen Mitchell

From Magen:

October means pulling out all your old costumes and having a little dress-up party.

“Creepy twins”

“If the spiders in our house looked this fabulous, we might not kill so many of them.”


Sam Loertscher

From Sam:

“Inktober? To be honest I didn’t even think about that lol!”


Matt Page

From Matt:

“Saturday morning self-portrait.”


Christopher Quick

From Christopher:

“Sh#@%y pub napkin goblin.”

“Dunno where this came from.. some manner of dragon mask!”


Traci Sue

From Traci Sue:

“I’ll see if I can catch up. Chucky doll! For Inktober 4!”


Emily Veylupek

From Emily:

Little bit of color…


Jen Terry

From Jen:

“Cory the candy corn monster wanted to stop by and say Happy Halloween!”


Missy Van Wagoner

From Missy:

“Happy Halloween!! Be safe out there and have fun.”


Lauren Waters

From Lauren:

“Now brewing at a witches apothecary near you!”


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Lacee, Jill, Cassidy, Ian, Matt, & Peterson

Lacee Black

From Lacee:

“Just found out ‘Koi’ was accepted in the Utah Division of Art & Museums Statewide Annual 2017 Show. “


Jill DeHaan

From Jill:

“Here’s how that chip-carved cover for ByFaith Magazine turned out! Thanks so much @metaleapcreative Such a joy to work on.”


Cassidy Demkov

From Cassidy:

“Have you seen the new Crate Paper Good Vibes Collection? Here’s a little cactus pattern I designed for it.”🌵

“Getting a chance to draw llamas (but really, it’s an alpaca) was fun but seeing my llama and cactus turned into these embossed stickers is the best. I just love how squishy the llama is.”


Ian Maxfield

From Ian:

“I’m all setup at Fear Con! I’m in the marketplace area. Just look for the orange curtains. I hope to see some of you guys there!”


Matt Page

From Matt:

“There are now three ways to get your hands on my Mormon prayer candles:

1. If you live around Davis County to Salt Lake City, message me and we can meet up and you can buy them directly from me.

2. Writ & Vision book store on Center Street in Provo.

3. My Etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/epluribusmormon

They would make a great gift.”


Peterson Timothy

From Peterson:

“A little behind the scenes glimpse of some of the work we are doing for Juan Diego. So much fun to be included in the project. Big shout out to Erik Östling for helping us with photography on this. @ Juan Diego Catholic High School.”

FYI Peterson is exhibiting in the 2017 INK Show!


 

Alumni Focus: Davin, Sharon, Derek, Melissa, Ingrid & Missy

Davin Abegg

From Davin about his band “Secret Abilities”:

“Hey we were in a movie!”

FYI Davin is exhibiting in the 2017 INK Show!


Sharon Salmond Armstrong

From Legacy Jr. High School Administration:

“We had the privilege of recognizing Mrs. Armstrong as our outstanding teacher for October today. Above all else Mrs. Armstrong cares for all of her students and makes learning fun. Thanks for all you do for our school.”

FYI Sharon is exhibiting in the 2017 INK Show!


Derek Ballard

From Derek about his band and cover art he creates:

“@despitedespair is playing a Misfits (Danzig Era) set for Punk Rock Halloween on the 27th at the Beehive Social Club. Dress up and roll through. I got say I am most pumped for the Lana Del Rey cover set that is also happening at this show. Don’t miss it!”


Melissa Hurd

From Melissa:

“Here’s a timelapse of ‘Saint Eleven’. I painted this on the iPad Pro using the Procreate App. I’m kind of new-ish to the program, and you can see some of the scribbles I made trying to find the right brushes .😆


Ingrid Shoemaker

From Ingrid:

“Today’s newest Etsy listings 😍 I hope to make more versions in more colors cause I just love them 😊 dahliaandviolet.etsy.com/
I also have a new promo on Etsy, 10% off with a purchase of 2 or more items, and 15% off with a purchase of 3 or more items! Coupon codes are located in my shops description on Etsy.”


Missy Van Wagoner

From Missy on her custom portraits for pets… and kids!:

“Oh Mister Duke, You are adorable! Now on to your brother mister Knox! Custom Pet portraits…”