Keith Beard’s Miri Gallery
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
“Hey guys! I’ll have a table at the Salt Lake Gaming con this weekend. I’ll be in artist alley selling all my prints plus some new ones. If you’re going to attend, come by and say 311 was an inside job, or say hi! I’ll be at booth 47!”
Please join SLCC VAD Graphic Design alumnus Nadia Dolzhenko and her husband, Alex Kravtsov at the Mountain Valley Photographers Exhibit.
From Assistant Professor Virag White, VAD SkillsUSA Advisor:
“It’s been HOT in Louisville. Not just the weather, but it was sizzling for the SLCC VAD Department at the awards ceremony. We had 4 students competing: 2 gold medals, a silver, and a 4th place. They all did awesome!!!”
Graphic Imaging – Sublimation
Anna Marie Coronado
“Congratulations Everyone! And kudos to Virag White for being the SLCC Visual Art & Design Department Advisor.”
Thursday, July 26, 2018
6 – 9 PM
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
From AIGA SLC & Salt Lake Graphic Designers:
Tad Carpenter is a designer, illustrator, author and educator, who, along with his wife Jessica Carpenter, runs the design and branding studio, Carpenter Collective. Tad celebrates the power of play and embraces the idea that the harder he works the luckier he gets. Tad will share his story about growing from a solo designer in the Midwest to design studio, how he builds illustrative brand experiences, and plenty of good ol’ dad jokes.
For more information:
Doors open at 8:30am
As always – FREE coffee & breakfast treats!
Hosted at Studio Elevn
435 W 400 S. Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Parking in the back – enter through cool green door.
Tickets are available now → Register Here!
Mimi Knowles is an East Coast creative who got his start with music. He’s amassed over 3 millions streams on Spotify and toured nationwide. Mimi has opened for Andy Grammar, Khalid, Charlie Puth, T-Pain, 2 Chainz, Boyz II Men and for Carrie Underwood in a stadium of 60,000 people.
In addition to music, he’s currently working on two tv shows as well as a sports documentary series. He’s also recently teamed up with a music creation app, called song.me. Mimi currently resides in Provo.
It’s a behavior and mindset that signifies the posture of a professional. It’s about saying yes with your whole heart.
A creative life is built on the commitments you make to projects and people. It can feel like a leap of faith. But is that not the very essence of leading a creative life?
This month’s global exploration of Commitment was chosen by our Vienna chapter and illustrated by Florine Glück. Thank you to our global partners MailChimp, Adobe, and WordPress.com for their ongoing support of the CreativeMornings community.
We’re so very proud of our Salt Lake Community / Visual Art & Design Graphic Design graduates. They recently participated in the annual AIGA Student Portfolio Review. And now, they are starting their careers in graphic design.
Anna Marie Coronado
Julianie Spookie McCray
VAD Graphic Design Alumnus Alissa Hicks just added a Weber State University BFA to her resume! Congratulations Alissa!
“Had my senior BFA thesis show tonight! I’m so proud of my fellow design graduates for collaborating on our contribution!
I was also surprised by being recognized as one of two outstanding graduates in Graphic Design!”
“I finally did it! 5 years later and you’re looking at a BFA grad in Graphic Design! Even better is that on Monday, I start my first full-time career as a designer. Thank you to all my friends and family that supported me through school and pushed me to do the best I could!”
2018 AIGA Student Portfolio Review
Saturday, April 7, 2018
3900 Adobe Way
Lehi, UT 84043
“The Annual AIGA Student Portfolio Review is designed to serve undergraduate students from Utah State University, Weber State, University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University and Southern Utah University.” ~ AIGA SLC
AIGA Salt Lake City’s Student Portfolio Review is always a great event for students to gain advice, insight and industry information from SLC professional designers as well as design and illustration faculty from Utah colleges.
SLCC Visual Art & Design Department Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles and Assistant Professor Virag White, both in the Graphic Design specialization, joined their advanced students at this year’s event. Both said they were very proud of the six VAD Graphic Design students who showed their portfolios and were reviewed by creative directors and faculty from other institutions.
VAD Graphic Design Students shown above left to right:
Anna Marie Coronado
Julianie Spooky McCray
And VAD Graphic Design Alumnus Alissa Hicks presenting her portfolio from Weber State University. Alissa will receive her BFA!
And finally a bunch of VAD Graphic Design students who just happened to attend and cheer on our six presenters!
Left to right: Sarah Landeen, Hali Aranedo, Kayden Groves, Sierra Daggett and Breann Ballif.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Center for Art & Media
Atrium Awards / Multipurpose Room
Exhibit through April 19.
Another wonderful Student Art Showcase has come and gone. We would like to thank all who participated. Without you, there would be no show!
Best of Show was awarded to Carlissa Shaw / Printmaking.
The President’s Award chosen by SLCC President Deneece Huftalin was awarded to Jennifer Knight / Photography.
The Provost’s Award chosen by Provost Clifton Sanders was awarded to Guillermo Avila Paz / Photography.
The Dean’s Award chosen by SACM Dean Richard Scott was awarded to Alexis Smith / Mixed Media.
Art Show Poster Design was given to Maja Keefer / Graphic Design
INK Group Award was given to Anna Marie Coronado / Graphic Design.
Students’ Choice Award went to Peter Hines / Photography.
Over 250 pieces were accepted into the show. More awards given:
FINE ARTS (9 ) – 1 Award of Excellence, 5 Awards of Merit, and 3 Honorable Mentions
PHOTOGRAPHY (8) – 1 Award of Excellence, 5 Awards of Merit, and 2 Honorable Mention
ILLUSTRATION (5) – 2 Award of Excellence and 3 Honorable Mention
ANIMATION (2) – 1 Award of Excellence and 1 Honorable Mention
3D DESIGN (2) – 1 Award of Merit and 1 Honorable Mention
PRINTMAKING (2) – 1 Award of Merit and 1 Honorable Mention
GRAPHIC DESIGN (1) – 1 Award of Excellence
MULTIMEDIA (1) – 1 Award of Merit
The esteemed judges for whom we thank their time and expertise:
Robby Barr – Animation, Multimedia & Web
Meish Frampton – Photography
Susan Jarvis – Fine Art & Illustration
Randy Royter – Graphic Design
Julianie Spookie McCray – INK Award
And the Art Showcase Committee who made it all possible:
Neal Reiland – Art Showcase Chair
Ed Rosenberger – Art Showcase Co-Chair/Past & Present Video
Jessica Curran – Banners & Signage
Chad Erekson – Animated Video
Kerry Gonzáles – Poster Contest
Lana Gruendell – Awards & Prizes
Andrew Wilson – Website Submissions
Trudy Richardson – Show Name Tags
In addition to the above, these behind-the-scenes hardworking VAD Faculty and Staff also helped gather submissions and hang the show. And… provided security, tore down the show and returned artwork:
Rick Graham, Whitney King Hyans, Terry Martin, Jasmine Meza, Robinson Valenzuela, Virag White, and Cindy Denos.
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 Suzi.
GREAT SHOW EVERYONE!
The Communication Arts 2018 Design & Advertising Competitions have special categories for student work.
Student entry fees are significantly discounted and the potential career boost is high.
Winning is significant for students and professionals alike. The award-winning work gets published in our magazine, both in print and digital editions, and on our website. Over 30,000 people read Communication Arts—a large portion of which are looking for new talent.
This could be a great way to launch your career.
The entry deadline is May 4th.
Submission guidelines and FAQs can be found at: https://www.commarts.com/competitions