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2020 SLCC Student Art Showcase

POSTER DESIGN WINNER!

The Student Art Showcase Committee would like to congratulate Leah Windley for placing first in the 2020 SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Design Contest. Leah is a Graphic Design & Communications student in the Visual Art & Design Department. Be sure to look for her design to grace posters and electronic signage throughout Salt Lake Community College campuses. 

The Committee would like to also thank all those who participated in the Contest. And… encourage all SLCC students to enter the Art Showcase this year. 

STUDENT ART SHOWCASE

AWARDS & OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

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EXHIBIT DATES
April 3 – April 15 (Exhibit closes at 4:00 p.m. on April 15.)
Monday – Friday / 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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LOCATION
South City Campus
Center for Arts & Media / Multipurpose Room
1575 S. State Street / SLC

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SLCC students can submit artwork online March 4 – March 10.

Submit online at:
slcc.edu/visualart

Questions? Contact Virag White, Art Showcase Chair:
virag.white@slcc.edu

Note: Submission DOES NOT guarantee inclusion in the Art Showcase as submitted pieces will be juried first.

For example: Four (4) submissions per student are allowed. 1, 2, 3, and/or 4 – or – NONE may be accepted for display in the Showcase.


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Vince, Maaike, John, Nadya, Helen, Josh, Carol & Lacee

Vince Bayless

2020 Day 32: Case

2020 Day 36: Soldier


Maaike Bennett

“There’s an online art challenge called the #toonmechallenge. I attempted it, but then realized that 1. I have no way of connecting the two images, 2. the measurements are probably off anyway, so it looks cooler on its own. XDDDDDD.
So here is a sloppy #selfportrait from an artist who is seriously rusty. Still, I like how the mouth and nose came out.


John Paul Brantly

Playing around with our company name and branding. @themanyagency #graphicdesign #beachoffice — at The Many.


Nadya Bratt

Dear friends, I’ve got news!

I’ve been quietly working on something new and exciting for the past 2 years.
It’s finally here! My ebook, The Estuary Veins, is out in the wild. It’s made for your phone (or other small devices).
You can purchase it on my site (https://buff.ly/2St2h8n) and get 25% off OR you can find it on Amazon.
I’m so happy this puppy is out. It certainly took a while to release but we made it and it’s very exciting.”
“I spent part of last year working with a group of incredibly talented and passionate people building an exciting new brand. Today, http://www.mantlmen.com is live and I couldn’t be more excited! Huge congrats to the MANTL team, Audrey Elise, and everyone else who helped bring this brand to life. Please go check them out, support them, and share with your friends.”

Helen Cox

“I’m looking forward to grubbin’ at this brand new cafe on the U of U campus, La Muse d’Or! Just look at their menu! 🤤 Thanks so much for letting me design your logo/draw your doggo, Tosha Rustad and Diane Shurtleff! Congrats on everything, can’t wait to come in!”


Josh Madden


Carol Ross

“This is my first completed design project at The City Library. Design objective: Brand the exterior of the passport office, including the door, so that patrons can locate it easily on the third floor and to give it a branded look.”

Lacee Siler Black

“The first collection I worked on at American Crafts on the Pink Paislee team was “Whimsical” by Paige Taylor Evans. I got to work on a font to use for the alphabet stickers, a specialty diecut paper, as well as other embellishments.”

ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek & Brighton, Lacee, Ruben, Matt, Matthew, Ingrid, Lauren & Clayton

Derek & Brighton Ballard – Neuer Geist

“Calling all Salt Lake City creatives – did you know that we are Utah’s only open #risograph studio? 📠📜 Risograph printing is an eclectic artform that mimics screenprinting in format, with quirks and textures all its own. If you’ve been interested in risograph, shoot us an email!”


Lacee Siler Black

“It has come to my attention many dear friends are unclear about I do every day for work. I thought I might spend a little time over the next few weeks clearing up some of that confusion.

Over the last approximately two years I have been working as a product designer for the Pink Paislee team at American Crafts. I have designed primarily scrapbooking lines including everything from paper to stickers and other embellishments. I have worked on 10 collections in total since I started work there.


Ruben De La Torre

Ruben De La Torre added a new photo to the album: Arte.


Matt Page

“I came across some of my art in JOANN yesterday. It’s always fun to see my work out in the wild.”


Matthew Radcliffe

“I’m loving my new camera and I still love my job of 9 years this March @hoglezoo”


Ingrid Shoemaker – Dahlia and Violet

“My most recent collection.” 💚💙


Lauren Waters

Gotta work with what you have, right?”


Clayton Whitehead

“Taking some projects off the back burner.”


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Maaike, Alisa, Lacee, Becky, Sam, Katrina, Matthew & Clayton

Davin Abegg

“I was watching ‘Mr Rogers’ and there was this great scene where Lady Aberlin was taking shelter from a rainstorm with Daniel Tiger. So I drew it.”

“A few recent drawings I did for my new Instagram @idrawrandomfollowers”


Maaike Bennett

“Just another day of my #publictransitlife


Alisa Bishop

“New/old art! My Nausicaa piece for a Studio Ghibli fan Zine, you can still find one here, proceeds go to charity.” https://ghiblizine.bigcartel.com/


Lacee Siler Black

“Doing a little sketching for a personal project. Having fun with a little bit of mixed media. Been a while since I got to use my hand sketching skills. Forgot how much I love creating layered texture.”

“Just chipping away at this commission, window by window. How are you spending your Saturday?”


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day #296.”


Sam Loertscher

#logotype and vinyl for #crane created, cut and installed.”


Katrina Parkinson

“A quick self portrait during down time at work today.”


Matthew Radcliffe

“American Bald Eagle” @hoglezoo


Clayton Whitehead

“1 hour digital painting study done in Adobe Photoshop.”

2020 SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Design Contest

2020 SLCC STUDENT ART SHOWCASE POSTER DESIGN CONTEST

Submissions are Due:
Tuesday, February 4th, 9 AM to Noon
– or – Wednesday, February 5th, 1 to 3 PM.

Where to Submit:
Kerry Gonzáles • SCC 2-177 – The Green Room • 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 2020 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 2020 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. Keep in mind that both vertical and horizontal formats will be used as well as portions of the title. This will make changes easy to do.

Poster contest submissions will be hung in display cases located on the second floor, north end of the SLCC South City from February 5 through 14.

The SLCC Student Art Showcase Committee will make final determination as to winning entry.

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REQUIRED SPECIFICATIONS

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 of poster design MUST BE SUBMITTED. Do not mount.

Student Information:
Please CLEARLY PRINT 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.

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REQUIRED INFORMATION TO BE ON POSTER DESIGN

The Visual Art & Design Department Presents the 2020 Salt Lake Community College Student Art Showcase  (College name needs to be spelled out here! Abbreviations are okay after this.)

(Poster works two ways: 1 – As an announcement for the Awards Presentation and Exhibit Dates.)

Awards Presentation April 2 at 6 p.m.

SLCC South City Campus Multipurpose Room

Exhibit Dates April 3 – April 14 • Monday through Friday • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Multipurpose Room

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

(And 2 – Poster works as a call for entries.)

SLCC students submit artwork online March 4 – 10.

For more information visit VAD / 2020 Art Showcase at:   slcc.edu/visualart

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

Questions? Contact:
Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles
kerry.gonzales@slcc.edu

Where to Submit:
Kerry Gonzáles • SCC 2-177 – The Green Room • SLCC South City Campus • North End  

When to Submit:
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 9 AM to Noon – or – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH, 1 – 3 PM.

NOTE: Submissions will not be returned.


 

FALL 2019 Review & Preview

Fall 2019 Advanced Design
Review & Preview

Saturday, December 7, 2019
SLCC Center for Arts & Media

This semester’s ART 2220 Advanced Design class held a successful presentation showing branding work created over the course of the fall semester. Alumni acted as reviewers in a “speed review” of ten minutes for students. Each student received five or six reviews. After the reviews, alumni showed their own work.

Fictional companies included Cerberus Motorcycles, Garden Avenue (florist), Humm (recording studio), and Moonlight Magick (new age store).

Students:
Serena Boyd
Miriam Chavez
Erin DeMille
Maxwell Dietz
Haylee Evans
Allison Hutto
Maxwell Morris
Brianna Petrilla
Amy Summerhays
Rachel Tonkovich
Duane Vigil
Jenna Warby

Alumni reviewers:
Paul Asay
April Clark
Anna Marie Coronado
Melyssa Ferguson
Kevin Landeen
Heleman Martinez
Jorge Pille
Katie Steckler
Jennifer Terry
Jynette Tigner
Em Veylupek

Instructor:
Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles

Support for the last 20+ years:
Alex Gonzáles

THANKS EVERYONE!

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Derek, Natalee, Helen, Amber, Alissa, Matt, & Jen

Davin Abegg

“A little Saturday night draw.

Sunday night draw. This is a drawing of a lady I follow on Instagram. If you want me to draw you, I just made an account called @idrawrandomfollowers.”

“If you haven’t heard. I’ve been busy drawing a lot for my new Instagram @idrawrandomfollowers along with a couple other secret things. Here’s some recent drawings I’ve done.”


Derek Ballard

“Monolith 2019, a Stanley Kubrick inspired art show curated by @mythandarrowpress is back up, but this time at @prescoffeetea in Modesto, CA”

Info about Derek’s contribution:

11×17
3 color risograph print
@frenchpaperco paper
Source photo credit @austinbowcutt


Natalee Cooper

“My booth at Utah Handmade Market is all set up.” 🙌 https://utahhandmademarket.com/ 🥰


Helen Cox

Helen Cox designed this flyer: “My grrrlfriends and I are bringing folks together in the name of Krampus and helping SLC’s homeless.”


Amber Giles

“I meant to share this a while ago but I guess I never did! A few months ago I was able to create this movie poster for Rickey Jewkes’ musical short film Meanwhile in New York. It was submitted to the Utah Film Festival earlier this year. Such an honor to create poster for this film!”

“Always a joy to create something for Ballet Center Utah, Inc!”


Alissa Hicks

“I just have to share this awesome bag that I was so lucky to get to design for my company’s event. I love the pops of color and pattern. It was so fun to do because it’s the kind of design that appeals to me personally.”

Matt Page

“Here’s the digital painting and initial sketch for the Matt card. On the iPad is one of my favorite illustrations I made this year, which was inspired by the work of Modigliani. The artwork on these cards was all done on the iPad using the Procreate app. I added the “Happy Holidays” and nameplate afterwards using Adobe Illustrator.”
“Happy holidays y’all! I hope you all have a great (whatever you’re into this time of the year)!”

Jen Terry

“This is my second layout for SLUG magazine. Pick up the December issue now! “


 

Alumni Focus: Davin, Alisa, Anastasiya, Amber, Becky, Andrew, Dianna, & Clayton

Davin Abegg

“All the cool kids are wearing me this season.”

Red Bubble


Alisa Bishop Bradley

Evening Glow” 🌌

“All set up at GeekGirlCon table 405! I specifically wore this dress to match my table, branding 10000%.”


Anastasiya Bobrova

“Find something at the thrift store, brand it, package it, create a visual irritant.

I gave this classic copper mug an unlikely psychedelicious make over with hand drawn lettering and a custom die line. it almost glows in the dark, like those velvety posters in your stoner ex boyfriend’s bedroom.”


Amber Giles

“Big things happening! As many of you know, I left my full-time job back in February to explore some new opportunities. After months of preparation I’ve finally got things rolling on my own business! If you’d like to follow along with my new adventure, be sure to follow @ambergilesdesign on Instagram!

If you have any Graphic Design needs, or know of anyone who does let me know!”

From 2017: “Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Invest in yourself. You usually know what you need better than anyone else.” 😉


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day #289”


Andrew Malin

The Gull #1: Salt Lake City’s Most Beloved Superhero

“Check it out! Gull #1 got reviewed on Comic Watch!”


Dianna Totland

“K, so if you know how busy my freelance life has gotten, then you know the hard work was put into designing the logo, menu, windows, signs, apparel, and so much.

It’s beautiful to see it all together. I really enjoyed the project and hope everyone enjoys it as well.”


Clayton Whitehead

Clayton changes his cover photo!

“Study of 100 faces, around 5 –10 minutes each.”


 

You are Invited!

The 2019 VAD Faculty Show Reception

 

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, November 21, 2019
6 – 8 pm

EXHIBIT DATES
November 18 – December 13, 2019 

LOCATION
The George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Gallery is located on the east side of Salt Lake Community College South City Campus at 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115.

HOURS
The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Visual Art & Design Professor Whitney 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. 

For more information contact Professor Whitney Hyans:

whitney.hyans@slcc.edu

801-957-3474

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Jacqueline, Cassidy, Melissa, Sam, Katrina, Carol & Jen

Davin Abegg

“A little something I was asked to do for the Viewmont High hockey team.”


Jacqueline Campbell-Michels

October post.


Cassidy Demkov

“Here’s a little preview of my first fabric collection with Cloud9 Fabrics, releasing February 2020. These patterns will be printed on cotton sateen and ready just in time for Spring! I can’t wait to get my hands on these.”


Melissa Hurd

October post.


Sam Loertscher

🎶 “Ain’t no mountain (America logo) high enough.” 🎶


Katrina Parkinson

October post.


Carol Ross

LANDMARK SIGNAGE

My Roll: Proposal, design and art direction of the SLCC Landmark signs. Proposed each location and the design for each campus based on visibility and type of campus as well as the height and size. I was also part of the cement and material color selection with the builders and architects

Objective: a) to increase the identification of the college as you pass by, b) for aesthetic reasons c) to create an iconic landmark for the college and d) a great photo backdrop”


Jen Terry

October post.