Category Archives: Alumni News

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!”


 

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”


 

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!”

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…”


 

2017 INK Show This Friday!

The INK Show!
an Alumni ART & DESIGN
Group Show

Opening Reception
Friday, October 27, 2017 • 5:30 to 7 PM

Edna Runswick Taylor Foyer
SLCC South City Campus
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT

Exhibit Dates
October 25 through November 30, 2017

Hours
Monday – Friday • 7 AM to 10 PM

Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles is very proud to showcase the many talents of nine alumni in this Third Annual INK Show:

Davin Abegg 2009

Lucas Ackley 2006

Sharon Armstrong 2007

Paul Asay 2011

Rosalba Dominguez 2014

Amber Giles 2011

Kevin Landeen 2014

Jorge Pille 2010

Peterson Timothy 2008

For more information contact Kerry Gonzáles:
kerry.gonzales@slcc.edu

And follow INK:
inkslcc.wordpress.com