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Alumni Focus: Brighton, Lacee, Jill, Karli, Melissa, Melissa & Ingrid

Brighton Metz Ballard

“Our resident illustrator, Brighton, was honored to lend some insight to VICE’s recent article about Bad Dads VIII. Each artist delves into why we are inspired by Wes Anderson’s work, and our experience participating in the show. Check it out now!”

Lacee Siler Black

From Lacee at American Crafts:

“Today I took my first official steps in my career as a graphic designer! I’m so excited for this journey with such a great company.”

“Had the best time at work today exploring ink and paint combinations for our current project.”


Jill De Haan

From Jill (on the right):

“Such a pleasure to collaborate with my cute sis on this fun mural for @saltandhoneymarket ! 🎥 @ashleycollettdesign

From Melissa Healy Turner (on the left):

“Drawing a festive window murinal with my sis @jill_dehaan ! Thanks for asking us to contribute @saltandhoneymarket , it was a real super time 🎄🎨❄️ video technology provided by @ashleycollettdesign . @ The Gateway”


Karli Duisen

From Karli:

“I decided to make a series of ‘gig posters’ as a personal project since I haven’t done almost any art outside of work in a looong time and it’s really bumming me out. I finished the first one this weekend. I had to start with the late Tom Petty because I’m still not over it. “


Melissa Healy Turner

From Melissa:

A spot illustration for a Christmas card. I wouldn’t mind cozying up in this house with some British television and a bunch of puppies. That’s what I want for Christmas

Christmas is coming! Snowmen I illustrated for the Fa La La collection by Crate Paper.

❄️Skating in a winter wonderland


Melissa Hurd

From Melissa:

“One eye is better than two, right?”


Ingrid Shoemaker

From Ingrid:

“Celebrating 101 listings on Etsy 😲😓👍🏻😁 go check it out 👌🏻 15% off for Instagram followers using code “INSTA15”! Dahliaandviolet.etsy.com/


 

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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!”


 

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: Davin, Lacee, Jessica, Charlie, Matt, & Peterson

Davin Abegg

From Davin:

“THIS IS ME NOW!”


Lacee Black

From Lacee:

“Awesome time at the Statewide opening reception this evening.”


Jessica Calderon

From Jessica:

“Seven day b&w photo challenge. Day#5”


Charlie Cressall

From Charlie:

“The Christmas towels are done. All 72 of them. We have some for sale.”


Matt Page

A new sketch by Matt.


Peterson Timothy

From Peterson:

“Had a sweet time working on the packaging for V Chocolates.”


 

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!”