Category Archives: Informative

ALUMNI FOCUS: Paul, Derek, Ryan, Melanie, Saul, Anna, Anamaye, Matt, Katrina, Natalie, Cami, Rachel, Em, Melissa

Paul Asay

“Salt Lake City Stars pre-game closeups.”




Derek Ballard

“Logo and accompanying marks created for @shergotty_ last year. Shergotty is releasing an ep on March 30th. Head to their page for more details. Thank you @salsaparker for trusting me with this work. Excited about this project and to see where you take it.”

“Shirt design for Salt Lake Hardcore band SPENT. Thanks to Ryan for reaching out for the opportunity. This design is the result of Ryan sending me the lyrics to an unreleased song of theirs title Gatekeeper. I immediately connected with the message and the imagery quickly followed. @spent.hc is out their working hard and doing great things. Catch them at a show or give them a listen.”




Ryan Bangerter

“We did it! The #EmyandHerald Kickstarter has been fully funded! Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed so far! In the last 9 days of the campaign we will try to reach our first stretch goal. Which is the Emy & Herald art book! To learn more about it, and other rewards from the campaign, check out the link below.”




Melanie Bunch

“I’ve added a new design to my shop! Did I put this design up there just so I could order stuff for myself? Maaaaaaybe…

“NEW DESIGN! I’ve done this labrador in a messier, more painterly style. I’ve also kept it to just black and white, and I really like the minimalist looks this gives it!”

If you want some too, go visit!

melaniecreatesit.threadless.com




Saul Flores

“Immersed in the rhythm 🎵 I see and capture the essence of the concrete environment to create a visual story that reflects the vibrancy and energy of urban life. Every element of the city provides a canvas to showcase the unique beauty that can be found amidst the chaos.”




Anna Florin




Anamaye Lanayru

“Making stickers! It’s so cool that we have this amazing printer at work.”




Matt Page

“Some things I made at work.”




Katrina Parkinson

“A sorceress and her raven. Concept drawing, graphite on paper.”




Natalie Roberts Lowry

“Mushroom collage with hand painted papers.”




Cami Thurber

“I am honored to announce that I have been featured by the generous and fascinating Artists Are Cool on YouTube. As many of you know, I’m not great at screen and/or photographic interactions. This project pushed my comfort boundaries but it was worth it. I’m so excited to share my Artists Are Cool with you.”

bit.ly/CoolArtistThunder and on my website at camithunderink.com




Rachel Tonkovich

“Just like when I was a student, I always make 3D dummies of large print projects. This not only helps me visualize how the print will look in 3D space, but it also helps the client see what the final result will look like. I think clients sometimes have a hard time picturing the final result of a flat-looking illustrator file, so dummies are essential! Here are the dummies I made for the vending machine project.”




Em Veylupek

“Sticker Illustration for work Pt. 1.”

“Sticker Illustration for work Pt. 2.”

“Sticker Illustration for work Pt. 3.”




Melissa Warner

“Blue butterfly”

“Portrait of Joey.”




ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Derek & Brighton, Ryan, Melanie, Sylvia, Alissa, Matt, Hudson, Ingrid, Miriam, Lacee, Melissa

Davin Abegg

“Some sketches of ladies I’ve done recently. Been thinking about moving back to physical medias now that I’ve had a bunch of digital practice the past few years.”




Derek & Brighton Ballard

“Feeling flattered to have Hallagans do such a cool feature on the printing arm of our studio Riso Geist.”

From Hallagan Business Machines:

“Meet: Riso Geist. This Salt Lake City based risograph studio is run by Derek and Bright Ballard. Running 16 colors across 4 duplicators, this risograph studio is turning out some incredible work.”

https://www.hallagans.com/blog/2023/2/15/artist-feature-risogeist?fbclid=IwAR3Jp5cQQRySpIPx0-_9ACQcYNc-BSn2tVYWMff33r0eN4Skgl2XGo3FI-M

A big thank you to Nate Burridge for the beautiful photos and to Derek and Brighton for sharing their sunny space and beautiful work with us! ~ The Hallagans Team




Ryan Bangerter

“BIG NEWS!! The Emy & Herald Kickstarter will launch Monday, February 27th!

If you signed up for the email list expect an email from me that day. One lucky winner will receive a FREE digital copy of the book when it releases later this year!

There are still 2 more days to sign up if you would like to enter to win the free copy, or if you would just like to be informed of the project.”

Here is the link:

https://ryan-bangerter-art-23264427.hubspotpagebuilder.com/emy-herald-kickstarter-campaign?fbclid=IwAR2d5oFuA1xoMdJip4495MjHTzCm4xpP6Ppa2Otg_7YlQen-OkR1AFKKYWE




Melanie Bunch

“A two-sided flyer that I just completed. One of the biggest challenges of this project was in creating all of the color swatches for the sheepskin. I had one large piece that I photographed at all kinds of different angles and lighting to try and capture the texture. Then I altered the best photo in Photoshop 11 times to make all of the right colors.”

“I also wrote and/or edited together most of the copy.”

“It’s finally open! Announcing the launch of my art merchandise shop! While the platform I chose (threadless.com) is a little clunky to navigate for shoppers, they do offer a wide variety of products at fairly reasonable prices.”

“There are T-shirts, stickers, mugs, blankets, shower curtains, notebooks – it’s got a lot! I haven’t set up every design to sell on every item, so let me know if there’s something you really wish was in there.”

Check out my shop here:

https://melaniecreatesit.threadless.com/




Sylvia Bunker

Happy Valentine’s Day!

“Unas cartas nuevas que llegaron hoy. Que piensas?”

“Made a few love cards in Spanish. The last one is my favorite. Mis guelitos always called each other mi media naranja. It will forever make me think of them.”

“A few more new cards that showed up this week. The first one makes me smile every time. I have this thing for calaveras. Anyone else?”




Alissa Hicks

“Check out this cool shot I did with one of our photographers and concept artists for the current SAB catalog. This was such a fun concept to do! Love how it (and that whole catalog) came out!”




Matt Page

“After Arnold Friberg.”




Hudson Parkinson

“Hudson has spent the last two weeks lamenting over his Apple Pencil that when missing. For a digital painter that’s equivalent to a wizard losing his magic! Luckily, it eventually turned up and he is back at it again! Here is one of his latest pieces. Enjoy!”




Lacee Siler Black

“Feeling festive today it’s all this work for next month.”

“Did you know the Japanese celebrate a holiday for girls on March 3? Hina Matsuri or Girls’ Day is a celebration of dolls and all things feminine. Please check out and grab yourself one of my girls’ day post cards and enjoy this adorable Japanese holiday!”




Ingrid Shoemaker

“It’s time. New scrunchies are live and limited edition! Run to dahliaandviolet.com now to snatch your faves before they’re gone. 🦋🤍 These will not be restocked.” 💔




Miriam Volk

“My memories, my story.” ⌛️

“Love vibes” ♥️




Melissa Warner

“Tone / value studies from a video by @parkablogs #watercolor, black ink and white gel pen.”

“Wet in wet floral studies” #watercolor

“#watercolor experiment. I actually painted it with the black part as the sky, but like it better upside down!”




2023 SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Design Contest Winner

The Student Art Showcase Committee would like to congratulate Ivan Ortega for placing first in the Poster Design Contest. Ivan is a Graphic Design AAS student in the Visual Art & Design Department. Be sure to look for his design to grace posters, banners and electronic signage throughout the Salt Lake Community College campuses.

SLCC students can submit artwork online March 1-13, 2023.
Beginning Wednesday, March 1, use the button below to submit your artwork.
https://2023slcc.artcall.org

Awards Presentation
Friday, March 31, 2023 / 6 p.m.
Salt Lake Community College
Multipurpose Room
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT

Exhibit Dates
April 3 – 13, 2023
Salt Lake Community College
Multipurpose Room
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT

Monday through Friday / 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.




ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Paul, Ryan, Elizabeth, Melanie, Cassidy, Nadia, Kesia, Matt, Hudson, Katrina, Norah, and Melissa

Davin Abegg

“Some favorite drawings I’ve done so far this year.”




Paul Asay

“Missin’ Sunny Skies and Sunday Yellows.” 💛☀️




Ryan Bangerter

“A commission I did a few weeks ago of Madeline & Badeline from #Celeste for my nephew Logan.”




Elizabeth Brown

“New year! New gig! Excited to join the team at Love Communications as Art Director!”




Melanie Bunch

“Happy Lunar New Year!”

“Artwork that I did! It will be on t-shirts, will be modified for the medals at the event, and I’ll also be designling a poster for the event later this week!”




Cassidy Demkov

“New stamp created from one of my floral illustrations.” 💛

“All set up Salt & Honey on 9th & 9th and will have a small set up at Fashion Place mall for their Valentine’s market that starts tomorrow. I have Valentine’s cards that are perfect for anyone.”




Nadia Dolzhenko

“We drew cotton today.”

“Online class with Likh School.”




Kesia Timoteo Nielsen

Keen Studio




Matt Page

“I drew this for you.”

“Today’s post-workday wind down drawing.”

“Self portrait.”




Hudson Parkinson

“Another digital piece inspired by my short story currently in progress ‘Shade Hollow’.”




Katrina Parkinson

“An appropriate piece to post on a serene snowy day. Have you ever noticed how quiet it gets when it snows? If you stop and listen, you can almost hear the sound of the falling snowflakes. Graphite drawing from my sketchbook.”




Norah Strebel

“I’m testing out my new toy, a mini laser engraver! Soon I’ll be offering custom engraving for all sorts of wooden objects!”




Melissa Warner

“Avocado 🥑 from a tutorial by @e_olson_art#watercolor#watercolorpainting#100dayproject




ALUMNI FOCUS: Ryan, Lacee, Melanie, Sylvia, Cassidy, Saul, Amber, Esther, Hudson, Katrina, Jen, Cami, and Missy

Ryan Bangerter

“2022 has been a pretty big year for me. I finally got up the courage to sell my art at conventions, set a release date for my graphic novel, and even got some of my art in some storefronts! Here’s hoping 2023 is even better!

I’ll also have a dinosaur coloring book coming out sometime next year! I’ll keep you all posted on the details.”




Lacee Siler Black

“The theme this year is Chinese Zodiac. Here’s January through June. Enjoy!” 🧧🧧

“Add some fun lunar new year themed postcards to my Myrtilles & Co. Etsy shop. Rabbits for various aesthetics and tastes. Go check them outed.”

“Just uploaded some cheerful Valentines postcards to my myrtilles shop. Take a look and indulge in all that visual sugary goodness!”




Melanie Bunch

“My first gouache painting since art school! I got a little sketchbook and I am looking forward to painting on all of the pages!”My first gouache painting since art school! I got a little sketchbook and I am looking forward to painting on all of the pages!

This is a local reservoir that I visited in September.”




Sylvia Bunker

“Need some last min Christmas gifts? Run over to @saltandhoneymarket on 9th and 9th. Here’s a few things that will be there. The only place you can buy my earrings till after the new year. Some of the stickers that are available too.”




Cassidy Demkov

“Here’s a peek at the latest collection I designed for Pinkfresh Studio 💛




Saul Flores

“Adieu to the old and embrace the new 🗞️ With a clear goal in mind, it’s time to focus on turning aspirations into tangible accomplishments!”




Amber Giles

“You are the creative force of your life.” – Hank Smith

“Another year, another set of words. Some are goal related, some are things I look forward to doing and some are related to the person I want to become during 2023. 🙂

Happy New Year everyone. You are all wildly capable. Let’s make 2023 a better year in every aspect of our lives.

What would your 23 words for 2023 look like?”




Esther Longmore

“Here’s another newly released stamp set I designed for @stampinupofficial called Kind & Sincere. The sentiments are meant to be paired together in a number of ways. I love combining a big script with a smaller sans serif that has a short x-height.”

“@stampinupofficial released the January–April 2023 Mini Catalog today! Here’s a background stamp I designed called Hand-drawn Dots. Somehow the Concept Artist knew to use my brand colors. 😉

Fun fact: I also created the dieline for this treat packaging, which was released in a previous publication. (And the brushed brass butterflies!)”




Hudson Parkinson

“Here is my painting of the Siege of the Dwarven Hall! Back to drawing scenery and architecture now that the Runescript Tarot Kickstarter has ended. I came up with the idea for this battle scene while watching The Rings of Power.”

“Another digital painting I just finished!”




Katrina Parkinson

“Fresh off the easel! This mornings portrait study.”




Jennifer Terry

“I did the illustrations for these layouts and I’m really happy with how they turned out. Go check them out!”

https://www.saltlakemagazine.com/in-the-mag/




Cami Thurber

“I typically don’t share my art stuff on this page but I’m really proud of this one. I learned to gild and it’s elevating the shit out of my art as a lovely accent.”

“If you don’t already, please follow my art accounts.”
Instagram and TikTok @camithunderink




Missy Van Wagoner

“For that one child who gets a great idea and wants nothing else for his class valentines, because nothing else matters and it’s a life and death situation.

It may be a lil corny but look “It’s Corn!”. To all those CORNtastic Friends, this ones for you!

You’re welcome! And I’m sorry for the song to come and stay again for what seems like a bazillion years!”




2023 SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Design Contest

The Visual Art & Design Department invites all Salt Lake Community College students to participate in a poster design contest announcing the 2023 SLCC Student Art Showcase.

This contest is open to all presently enrolled SLCC and SLCC Concurrent Enrollment students. Professionals, instructors, or students working as professionals are not eligible. Entrants must be able to verify student status.

The winning poster design will be used to promote the 2023 SLCC Student Art Showcase on campus as well as other venues and media. In addition, $200 will awarded to the winner.

To see more:

https://www.slcc.edu/visualart/art-shows/23-student-art-showcase.aspx




ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Derek, Keith, Cassidy, Saul, Alissa, Anamaye, Esther, Matt, Hudson, Jen, Miriam, and Paige

Davin Abegg

“It’s been a minute. Here’s a few of my favorite drawings I’ve done within the past couple months.”




Derek Ballard

From III Will Zine: @iamconduit of @despitedespair / @disarmoppression designed and printed these beautiful prints. They will be for sale at tomorrow’s benefit show with 100% of proceeds going to @rosepark_brownberets to distribute to families impacted by gentrification.”




Keith Beard

“Introspection” – Acrylic on canvas 48”x36”




Cassidy Demkov

“A page from my sketchbook + a few of the products that were created from them.”

@pinkfreshstudio Happy Holidays collection




Saul Flores

“To me, the combo of hotel stays with gorgeous wood finishes sounds like a winning plan.” 📷The Advenire, Autograph Collection

“Slow down so that you can enjoy important moments throughout the day.” ⏳




Alissa Hicks

“I love that I get to use my graphic design skills in a lot of different ways! Every day at work is always a good time and sometimes, I’ll even design something for myself!” 😄




Anamaye Lanayru

“ZooLights at #HogleZoo opens this Friday and I’m busy working away on a little animation showing the 12 Gifts of Conservation!”




Esther Longmore

“Here’s one of my most recent patterns.”




Matt Page

“Sketch to remind me of an idea I will explore further next year, after I finish the FDS book. Probably will end up as a zine.”

“I’ve been loving Wednesday. She’s a gothic and autistic icon. If her style takes off in the real world, it will be the best thing that ever happened to Hot Topic. You wouldn’t hear me complain.”




Hudson Parkinson

“Hudson’s Kickstarter is still going strong! Twenty three days to go. Due to inquiries from outside the U.S we are now shipping to ten countries including:
• United States
• United Kingdom
• Sweden
• Netherlands
• Canada
• Australia
• Germany
• Japan
• France
• Singapore

“Thanks for the support!”

“Nine days to go on the Kickstarter everyone! As a token of gratitude to all of you who have backed The Runescript Tarot project, we will now be including two FREE stickers featuring art from the Runescript Tarot deck for all backers who have pledged for a reward! Stickers will be automatically added to your orders, so there is no need to edit your pledge. These matte finish, vinyl stickers are water resistant and measure two inches. Stickers will be randomly selected for each order.”

“I didn’t get a lot of writing done while on our trip (the word count for NaNoWriMo is ridiculous 😅), but I did get a couple digital paintings done!”




Jennifer Terry

“I did the illustrations for this.” 😊




Miriam Volk

“Logo design” ✨

“When I volunteered for @sldesignweek to create some of their posts for design week.” ✨




Paige Wilson

“My Doodle book is here!✨

You can get yours in the link or on Amazon! 🌈 $12.99 https://linktr.ee/DiddlyDoodly

Having chronic anxiety made me want to make a book to help others find healthy outlets for stress. Tracing for focus and coloring for relief!

If you feel overwhelmed, try my book for 30 minutes and you will notice the interrupting thoughts will slowly disappear.

I’d love to see what kind of world you make with my book! Have fun and doodle on!”

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Ryan, Melanie, Helen, Saul, Alissa, Anamaye, Sam, Esther, Matt, Katrina & Hudson, and Rachel

Davin Abegg

“Halloween is over.” #bnwnovember




Ryan Bangerter

“Another commission I did this month, of #sasakiandmiyano

“If you’d like your own commissioned art be sure to message me.”

“Here it is! It’s been 2 years since i first announced this project, and I’m excited to present to you the official cover art for #EmyandHerald

“It’s been a long road so far, and there is still plenty of work to go. I’d like to thank everyone for your support on the project! I couldn’t have gotten this far without you!”

“What’s next? I will be launching a #kickstartercampaign at the the beginning of next year. If you’d like support the project be sure to sign up for my mailing list! (dm me for details).”




Melanie Bunch

“Day 2 – The Familiar

Brush marker and colored pencil on multimedia paper.

I enjoyed drawing this clever fella!”

@centralart1 #noctoberchallenge2022

“Day 3 – Pumpkin Seeds

I struggled with inspiration for this prompt, but I’m very happy with my final result!”

@centralart1 #noctoberchallenge2022




Helen Cox

“Inktober Day 1: Gargrrrl (gargoyle)” #inktober2022 #helenluxinktober2022

“Inktober Day 4: Scallop” #inktober2022 #helenluxinktober2022




Saul Flores

“The season of autumn is to reconnect with nature, and I’ve been taking the time to appreciate the orange hue in a urban setting. 🍂 For me, to truly appreciate the fall, a little focus and creativity is essential!”




Alissa Hicks

“Inktober Day 2: Scurry featuring a mouse and the head witch from The Witches movie. This is always one of my favorites to watch!”




Anamaye Sakura Lanayru

“Having so much fun at the new job! Got to make a cute animation video about “not-so-spooky” friends for our BooLights events.” @HogleZoo




Sam Loertscher

“Fun times installing wall mural and lettering (insert “new heights bad pun here) after hours.”




Esther Longmore

“A handlettering project I did for my sister’s Relief Society Christmas party. I’m really happy with the way it turned out!”




Matt Page

“Lost.”

“Found.”

“Creation”

“Reunion”

“The shepherd. This drawing was inspired by something that came up when I was messing around with the AI art tool – AI inspiration in the comments.”




Katrina & Hudson Parkinson

“Some little dead things ready for the kiln. Hope everyone is having a fabulous spooky season!” ~ Black Rabbit Studios




Rachel Tonkovich

“Another sign design for my favorite place in Salt Lake @summit_aikikai

Come check out the new sign on 2100 S (and try out some Aikido while you’re at it)”




Juliann Law – Author & Illustrator!

Juliann Law is a freelance designer/illustrator and has been an adjunct instructor at SLCC for ten years. She teaches InDesign and Photoshop as well as other Graphic Communications classes. She is now an author and illustrator of the book “The World’s Longest Sock”!

“The World’s Longest Sock” shares the world’s fiercest knitting competition in a lively book about community, cooperation, and two knitters, Nina and Chuck, who are determined to create the world’s longest sock.

The world takes sides: Team Nina or Team Chuck. But will all the pressure cause them to unravel? This yarn about a competition out of control will charm the socks off readers of all ages and knitting abilities.

Juliann has shared the process of creating this book with her students, from sketching thumbnails and layout to getting an agent and a book deal, and then painting the final artwork, her students have watched the book progress and unfold.

Kudos to Juliann for this latest accomplishment! Well done!




2022 INK Show

EDNA RUNSWICK TAYLOR FOYER
Center for Arts & Media East Entrance
South City Campus / Salt Lake Community College

November 17, 2022 – January 12, 2023

Mark you calendars for this year’s INK Show. We’re excited to present submissions by our wonderful alumni:

John Paul Brantly

Melanie Bunch

Saul Flores

Elisha Frey

Kylie Gillette

Jennifer Terry

Jenna Warby

Kudos to these talented professionals!