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Misplaced Showcase Year 2

You are Invited!

MISPLACED SHOWCASE YEAR 2
Saturday, October 12, 2019 / 2 – 8pm
Super Top Secret
254 East 100 South / SLC, UT 84111

Free admittance to all!

Misplaced Showcase

ART. ARCADE. MUSIC. CHARITY. Misplaced Showcase is an interactive exhibit, art market, and charity event created by local artists to connect with the art scene and to raise money for the Children’s Justice Center.

Experience a behind-the-scenes look at illustration, urban art, comic books, prop building, and toy creation. Attend hands-on workshops and lectures. Meet the guest artists and build connections. Buy rad art or donate to the cause in the name of helping kids seek their own sense of belonging. Misplaced Showcase is a free event for everyone.

Participants:
Ashley Fairbourne, Ashley Love, Camille Nugent, Bill Galvan, Dave Arcade, David Habben, Dead Binky, Evan Jed, Issac Hastings, JJ Harrison, Magen Mitchell*, Mark Romney, Neuer Geist*, Spencer Nugent, and Tragic Girl Co.

*Magen Mitchell of Obake Style and Derek & Brighton Ballard of Neuer Geist are SLCC VAD alumni.

From one the Founders of Misplaced Showcase and SLCC Graphic Design alumni, Lucas Ackley:

“A small group of Salt Lake City creatives formed Misplaced Showcase and held the first event in October 2018. We created this event to build our local art community, connecting creators from a variety of disciplines, all in the name of doing good and raising money for a cause we believe in.

We invited a curated group of 20 or so artists, including comic book artists, graphic designers, indie arcade programmers, prop builders, and toy makers. They each had a table to sell and feature their art.

It was also an opportunity for aspiring artists and enthusiasts to meet and hang out with these artists. Students brought their work for portfolio reviews and several artists taught small workshops, covering things from the comic book industry to judging scale from movie screenshots to make the most accurate Proton Pack.

One of the main goals for Misplaced Showcase is to raise money for the Children’s Justice Center. They help children escaping abusive situations by giving them all the tools they need, both legal and psychological. We set a goal to raise $1,000 to donate to this charity, and we are proud to say we hit that goal.

In life there is one eternal truth. Underneath all the anger, sadness, and fear is a need to feel we belong somewhere. Everyone wants a place to belong.

Artists express themselves through their creativity. I want to give their art a place to belong. Aspiring artists want to be able to connect with those that inspire them to create.These children we are helping are seeking a safe emotional space to belong.

We want to help build that place.”

Please help support Misplaced Showcase, The Children’s Justice Center, the local art scene, and SLCC VAD alumni!


 

 

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2019 GUEST ARTIST SERIES ~ You are invited!

KELTON CRAM

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 • 1 – 3 PM

SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
South City Campus / Center for Arts & Media
School of Arts, Communication & Media
Multipurpose Room 1-030
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT 84115

The Visual Art & Design Department is proud to present the 2019 Guest Artist Series.

KELTON CRAM earned a BA in Fine Art for Sculpture and Painting from North West College of Art in Seattle, WA, and a Masters in High-End Computer Graphics from Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood, CA.

Kelton started out his career as an illustrator, then moved into digital art and became a conceptual designer in the film industry for costume, creature and environment.

His work has been featured in more than 50 Hollywood titles, including many of the Marvel and DC superhero films such as “The Amazing Spiderman”, “Batman vs. Superman”, “Deadpool 2”, as well as “Lord of the Rings” and Stephen King’s “It.”

Alongside his career as a Concept Designer, Kelton also teaches Advanced Character and Creature Design courses at Chicago University and Gnomon School of Visual Effects.

GD&C Students at Skills USA

2019 SkillsUSA Competition

From SkillsUSA:

SkillsUSA’s 55th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference — including the SkillsUSA Championships, a showcase of career and technical education students — was held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 24 – 28, 2019. More than 15,000 people, including students, teachers and business partners, participated in the week-long event.

SLCC Visual Art & Design Department Assistant Professor Virag White accompanied three very talented Graphic Design & Communications students to this year’s competition. Sandra Castaneda, Maja Keefer, and Allen Muy took part in the week-long contest. All three placed!

Sandra was awarded Bronze in Graphic Imaging – Sublimation, and can be seen in the closing ceremony photo above.

Maja received 4th place in Advertising Design. And Allen received 4th place in Screen Printing.

L to R: Assistant Professor Virag White, Allen Muy, Maja Keefer, and Sandra Castaneda.

Below: Sandra Castaneda ready for Graphic Imaging – Sublimation competition.

Below: Maja Keefer ready for Advertising Design competition.

Below: Allen Muy’s entries in the Screen Printing Competition.

It wasn’t all work though! Virag, Maja, Allen, and Sandra took some time off to enjoy a Louisville Bats baseball game!

Many thanks to Virag for her time spent as an expert advisor!

We’re so very proud of Sandra, Maja, and Allen, and the exceptional skill they demonstrated at this competition. It’s a major coup that these three all placed in this prestigious national event.

Congratulations to all!


 

Congratulations 2019 Grads!

2019 Salt Lake Community College
Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 3, 2019
Maverick Center
Salt Lake City, Utah

We are so very proud of all our Graphic Design & Communications graduates and wish them all the best! After working hard to get here… they deserve it!

Watch quickly below to spot some of our Visual Art & Design / Graphic Design & Communications graduates!

Visual Art & Design
Graphic Design & Communications

Associate of Applied Science /
Graphic Design
Breann Ashlie Ballif
Sierra M Daggett*
Sabrina Karilyn Dean-Perry
Allison Rose Lois Fisher*
Kayden Brian Groves**
Heleman Pratt Martinez*
Israel Alejandro Martinez
Lisa Hall Nord**
Alfonso Rivas
Jessi Nicole Sauer*
Albert Jason Vitale III

Associate of Science /
Graphic Communications
Chelsea Archuleta*
Sasha Marie Booker
Sandra Veronica Castaneda
Sierra M Daggett*
Nichole Ashley Day
Gabriella N Fletcher*
Kayden Brian Groves**
Heidi M Keyes*
Sarah Marie Mendez
Lisa Hall Nord**
Dione Catherine Rodriguez
Jessie Saver
Rebekka Louise Underwood*

Associate of Science /
Electronic Publishing
Jessi Nicole Sauer

Certificate of Completion /
Graphic Communications
Sandra Veronica Castaneda
Kaitlynn Marie Hatzidakis
Israel Alejandro Martinez
Alina N Osika
Kyrsten Nicole Shiflett

*Silver Cord (Honors)  **Gold Cord (High Honors)

Graduate of Excellence

Lisa Hall Nord
Representing:
School of Arts, Communications & Media
Visual Art & Design

Congratulations Lisa!

http://www.slcc.edu/commencement/honorees/graduates-of-excellence.aspx#nord

Congratulations EVERYONE!

2019 AIGA Student Portfolio Review

The 2019 AIGA Salt Lake City Student Portfolio Review was held Saturday, April 27th at the Adobe Campus in Lehi. This was an opportunity for students to gain valuable advice, insight, and industry information from some local professional designers and agencies. Two guest speakers, Justin Mezzell and Rogie King from Super Team Deluxe gave an inspiring and insightful lecture on what it takes to be a success in the industry.

Thirteen students from Salt Lake Community College Visual Art & Design Department – Graphic Design & Communications Portfolio Development class presented their portfolios.

SLCC GD&C students presenting: Kristin Adams, Sabrina Dean-Perry, Allison Fisher, Kayden Groves, Lisa Hall, Maja Keefer, Alex Israel Martinez, Heleman Martinez, Blake Peterson, Jessi Sauer, Kesia Timoteo, Hali Vanderburg, and Jazz (Albert) Vitale.

Many other GD&C students attended as observers. This was especially important for beginning design students to see competition from students attending the University of Utah, Weber State University, Utah Valley University, and Utah State University.

Both Assistant Professor Virag White, instructor of the Portfolio Development class, and Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles, GD&C Spec Rep, attended the event to give their support to these hardworking and talented students. Both were (and are always) extremely proud of their students and wish them the best of luck in their careers.

Wonderful work everyone!

Photos provided by Virag White.
Top left to right:
Sabrina Dean-Perry, Allison Fisher, Kayden Groves
Row 2 left to right:
Lisa Hall, Alex Martinez, Heleman Martinez
Row 3 left to right:
Kesia Timoteo, Jazz Vitale, Jessi Sauer
Bottom left to right:
Hali Vanderburg, Blake Peterson
Not pictured:
Kristin Adams & Maja Keefer because they were in interviews!

Spring 2019 Advanced Design Review & Preview

Advanced Design Review & Preview
SLCC South City Campus
Multipurpose Room
Saturday, April 27, 2019
8 – 11:30 am

👏👏👏 Saturday’s Review & Preview was a great success. Students from Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles’ ART 2220 Advanced Design class presented their work for review by SLCC VAD alumni.

The branding collateral created by students Sandra Castaneda, Sara Correa, Rebecca Funes, Mekel Muy, Pablo Pinet, Layla Fiod Pitauluga, Amanda Osbourne, Kyrsten Shiflett, Alexis Smith (see photo above), and Brice Roundy was created over the course of this Spring Semester. The project included designs for a logo, letterhead/envelope/business card, kit cover, brochure, magazine ad and annual report cover/spreads.

Thanks to alumni for generously volunteering their time and expertise: Karli Duisen, Melyssa Ferguson, Amber Giles, Ben Heighton, Christine Hunsaker, Kevin Landeen, Jorge Pille, Austin Record, Kristy Sabey, Em Veylupek and Lauren Donna Waters.

Thanks also to Alex Gonzáles for sharing his printing industry expertise. Next Review & Preview… the first week in December! 😊😄😁

2019 SLCC Student Art Showcase Winners

Best of Show Award “My First Drag Bag” by Hali Araneo.

Opening Reception
& Awards Presentation

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Center for Art & Media / Multipurpose Room
Exhibit runs through April 17

Another wonderful Student Art Showcase! We would like to thank all who participated. Without you, there would be no show!

Student Hali Araneo and Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles.

Best of Show (above) was awarded to Hali Araneo / Design.

The President’s Award chosen by SLCC President Deneece Huftalin was awarded to Alex Martinez / Multimedia.

The Provost’s Award chosen by Provost Clifton Sanders was awarded to Sarah Baum / Fine Art.

The Dean’s Award chosen by SACM Dean Richard Scott was awarded to Daniel Sandoval / Illustration.

Art Show Poster Design winner was chosen by VAD Faculty and given to Maja Keefer.

Students’ Choice Award (below) went to Adam Berman / Photography.


INK Group Award
(below) was given to Hali Araneo / Design.

Art Showcase Chair Associate Professor Ed Rosenberger and Co-Chair Assistant Professor Virag White.Student Alex Martinez and Professor Whitney King Hyans.

Over 250 pieces were accepted into the show. More awards given:

ANIMATION (2)
Award of Excellence – Sam Martinez
Honorable Mention – Lauren Yancey

DESIGN (2)
Award of Excellence – Jessi Sauer
Honorable Mention – Victor Acosta Rodriguez

3D DESIGN (1)
Award of Excellence – Sarena Boyd

FINE ARTS (2)
Award of Excellence – Eileen Johnson
Award of Merit – Hailey Paine

ILLUSTRATION (4)
Award of Excellence – Gabrielle Teaford
Award of Merit – Mason Hall
Award of Merit – Daniel Sandoval
Honorable Mention – Alex Martinez

MIXED MEDIA (3)
Award of Excellence – Christina Stanley
Award of Merit – Daniel Sandoval
Honorable Mention – Kati Nilson

MULTIMEDIA (1)
Award of Excellence – Jessi Sauer

PHOTOGRAPHY (3)
Award of Excellence – Miguel Sanchez
Award of Merit – Adam Berman
Honorable Mention – Daniel Tanner

PRINTMAKING (1)
Award of Excellence – Marla Duggins

Student Maja Keefer with her Art Showcase promotional designs.

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The esteemed judges for whom we thank their time and expertise:

Stewart Craig – Imagine Learning / Illustration & 2D Animation

Chad Kirkland – Photographer & SLCC alumnus / Photography

Susan Makov – Weber State University Professor, retired / Design, Painting, Illustration, Printmaking, Bookmaking, Photography.

Chuck Penna – Creative Director & Owner Penna Powers, SLCC alumnus / Design, Web, Illustration, Photography

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And the Art Showcase Committee who made it all possible:

Ed Rosenberger Art Showcase Chair

Virag WhiteArt Showcase Co-Chair and Awards

Jessica Curran Signage

Chad Erekson Animated Video

Kerry GonzálesPoster Contest

Lana Gruendell Prizes

Trudy RichardsonShow Name Tags

Andrew WilsonWebsite Submissions

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In addition to the above, these behind-the-scenes hardworking VAD Faculty and Staff also helped gather submissions and hang the show. And… will provide security, tear down the show and return artwork:

Rob Adamson, Rick Graham, Whitney King Hyans, Terry Martin, Neal Reiland, Don Seegmiller, Robinson Valenzuela, Cindy Denos, and Alexa Jones.

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And last but not least we would like to thank the School of Arts, Communication & Media Dean Richard Scott, VAD Associate Dean Bryan Griggs, Center for Arts & Media Coordinator Josh Elstein, and Art Gallery & Event Coordinator Danielle Susi-Dittmore.

Photos provided by Alexa Jones.

GREAT SHOW EVERYONE!


 

2019 SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Contest Winner!

Maja Keefer

Maja Keefer’s design for the 2019 SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Contest was chosen as the winner by Visual Art & Design Department Faculty. Maja’s work for the Student Art Showcase will be seen around campus not only as a poster but on electronic signs, banners and screens. Congratulations Maja!

And a very big thanks also to these talented students who also participated:

Hali Araneo
Sandra Castaneda
Miriam Chavez
Shaniah Eustance
Kayden Groves
Venissa Higginbotham
Cameron Howell
Alexa Jones
Sarah Landeen
Israel Alex Martinez
Lisa Hall Nord
Amanda Osborne
Alexander Perry
Kaori Schrank
Cynthia Shaw
Alexis Smith
Rachel Tonkovich

Thanks Everyone!

All SLCC students are encouraged to submit work online March 6 – 12 for the Showcase.

 

2018 INK Show Reception

The 2018 INK ~ an Alumni ART & DESIGN Group Show reception on Friday, November 16th was a great success! Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles wishes to thank all participating alumni:

Helen Cox
Shawn Growcock
Melissa Hurd
Amy MacDonald
Ian Maxfield
Katrina Parkinson
Tanja Rigby
Norah Strebel

To see their work and read more about each of our alumni:
https://inkslcc.wordpress.com/about-ink/ink-show/2018-ink-show/

Helen Cox

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Melissa Hurd

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Amy MacDonald

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Ian Maxfield

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Katrina Parkinson

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Tanja Rigby

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Amy MacDonald & Kerry Gonzáles

Thanks Everyone ~ Kerry Gonzáles

To see their work and read more about each of our alumni:
https://inkslcc.wordpress.com/about-ink/ink-show/2018-ink-show/

 

The President’s Art Show: Jessi & Lacee

 2018 SLCC President’s Art Show

Congratulations to current Graphic Design student Jessi Sauer and alumnus Lacee Siler Black! Both submitted work to the show and were accepted. The President’s Art Show is a prestigious exhibit showcasing work of students, alumni, SLCC employees, and community members.

Yeah, it’s a big deal!

Jessi Sauer

“High Quality Mix Goods – Mixology Kit” – cylinder design

Lacee Siler Black

“Precipice” – mixed media