The Student Art Showcase Committee would like to congratulate Ivan Ortega for placing first in the Poster Design Contest. Ivan is a Graphic Design AAS student in the Visual Art & Design Department. Be sure to look for his design to grace posters, banners and electronic signage throughout the Salt Lake Community College campuses.
SLCC students can submit artwork online March 1-13, 2023. Beginning Wednesday, March 1, use the button below to submit your artwork. https://2023slcc.artcall.org
Awards Presentation Friday, March 31, 2023 / 6 p.m. Salt Lake Community College Multipurpose Room 1575 South State Street / SLC, UT
Exhibit Dates April 3 – 13, 2023 Salt Lake Community College Multipurpose Room 1575 South State Street / SLC, UT
The Visual Art & Design Department invites all Salt Lake Community College students to participate in a poster design contest announcing the 2023 SLCC Student Art Showcase.
This contest is open to all presently enrolled SLCC and SLCC Concurrent Enrollment students. Professionals, instructors, or students working as professionals are not eligible. Entrants must be able to verify student status.
The winning poster design will be used to promote the 2023 SLCC Student Art Showcase on campus as well as other venues and media. In addition, $200 will awarded to the winner.
After two years of online reviews, AIGA was excited to allow guests from all over Utah to come together for this event once again to network and see all the up-and-coming talent our state has to offer. For the students, this was a unique opportunity to receive face-to-face feedback about their portfolios and gain valuable advice, insight, and industry information from some of the top creative professionals in the local design community.
All presenting students were given space to openly display their portfolios. These students were also assigned times to meet one-on-one with a number of different design professionals to discuss their portfolio and receive invaluable feedback. Students also met other students and general admission guests.
All presenting students were invited to attend a panel discussion of various Utah professionals who shared their insights about working in the design industry in Utah, what they look for when viewing portfolios and choosing qualified candidates, and other helpful information.
Panel Discussion Members:
Amanda Boshard | Creative Director – Sans Serif
Seth Davis | Creative Director – Entrata
Landon Larsen | Product Design Manager – Podium
Kesia Nielsen | Co-Founder – The Keen Agency and… SLCC VAD Graphic Design AAS alumnus!
Jared Strain | Creative Director/Co-Founder – Super Top Secret
Students presenting at AIGA:
Amelia Beh Brooklyn Beirle Brittany Blackburn Sylvia Bunker Jeri Colvin Anna Nina Daniel Emily Slingerland Alan Muy
Some of SLCC’s very talented students were unable to attend the AIGA Student Portfolio Review this year. Instead they were able to secure private interviews with some of Salt Lake’s industry professionals. Kudos to:
Ethan Hanna Alyssa Huff Gama Lucas Garcia Ariel Martin
Congratulations to all our students for their hard work. And good luck in those future job interviews. Your work is fantastic!
LOCATION The George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Art 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 King Hyans is happy to invite you to view the work of many talented full time and adjunct faculty in the Visual Art & Design Department at Salt Lake Community College. Professor Hyans has organized and presented this biennial event since 2015.
With many thanks to the talented participants, and also Dean Richard Scott / College of Arts, Communication & Media, and Associate DeanBryan Griggs / Division of Visual Art & Design, for their support.
Please consider this an opportunity to purchase original artwork.
FREE & OPEN to SLCC Students & Our Guests of the Community
President Deneece Huftalin – Salt Lake Community College
Dean Richard Scott – School of Arts, Communication & Media
PRESIDENT’S AWARD “View of a Bird’s Eye” by Dylan Anderson
DEAN’S AWARD “Weighing the Options” by Emma Zaugg
GUEST SHOW JUDGES
The four independent judges for the Showcase were invited from the working artist community and represented a wide range of art disciplines. The Committee thanks them for their expertise and time spent supporting our show!
Robert Barrett Steward Craig Jennifer Palmer Peterson Timothy
Judge’s Choice Award “Cass” by Jessica Barlocker
Judge’s Choice Award “Masks for a Cause” by Emily Slingerland
Judge’s Choice Award “Scout & Grumble” by Ramona Startup
Judge’s Choice Award “SAD no. 2 – Week Old Burger and Fries” by Paul Ward
INK GROUP AWARD “Neuland John Steinbeck Quote” by Ariel Martin
Terry Martin Award “Golden Glow” by Brooklyn Ottens
Award of Excellence “In Case You Didn’t Remember” by Sharyl Meyers Adamson
Award of Excellence “Avocado” byChuck Call
Award of Excellence “Signs of the Times Zine” by Anna Daniel
Award of Excellence “Project Snooze Cylinder” byAriel Martin
Award of Excellence “Ariel’s Boro Guide Queens – Self-Portrait” by Ariel Martin
Award of Excellence “Toy” byJude Davis
Award of Excellence “Phantasmic” byEmma Muller
Award of Excellence “Madame Ruth Lilith Lilypad” byRobyn Kibbie
Award of Excellence “Teacher’s Hand” byZahir Lawrence
Award of Excellence “Breaking Through” byEllette Schneider
Award of Excellence “Home for Christmas” byJessica Silva
Award of Excellence “Imaginary Capture” byEmma Zaugg
To see all award winners and pieces accepted into the show:
In addition to those above, these behind-the-scenes hardworking VAD Faculty listed below, helped jury the show, hang the show, provide security, gather awards, and once the show is over will tear down and return artwork.
Their dedication to our students, and preparation for the showcase, should be applauded:
Whitney King Hyans
We would also like to thank the generous support of:
Dean Richard Scott – School of Arts, Communication & Media
Bryan Griggs – VAD Associate Dean
Josh Elstein – Center for Arts & Media Coordinator
James Walton – Art Gallery & Event Coordinator
Cindy Denos – VAD Administrative Assistant
Alyssa Claerhout – VAD Specialist
SLCC Student Association
SLCC Arts & Cultural Events
We hope to see you next year for the 2023 Showcase! GREAT SHOW EVERYONE!
The annual INK Show is back in the East Foyer of SLCC South City Campus! Because of Covid-19 the 2020 Show was online.
In 2010, Salt Lake Community College Visual Art & Design Graphic Design students Nadya Bratt & Casey Kim created INK as a club for anyone interested in Graphic Design. After their graduation from SLCC, INK evolved into an online resource for those passionate about the visual communication industry by offering access to news, resources, and networking.
VAD Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles and caretaker for INK, is proud to share the talents and creative directions taken by Alumni & Friends of INK in this – the seventh annual – INK, an Alumni Art & Design Group Show.
The alumni highlighted this year:
Layla Burchett Allison Fisher Anamaye Lanayru Sarah Landeen Kesia Nielsen Rachel Tonkovich Hali Vanderburg~ in remembrance
Each piece showcases the design process from initial research and ideas to a completed product. And most importantly… how a good foundation in graphic design is used in a multitude of careers.
“With a great foundation in Graphic Design, our students can go anywhere and do anything.”
For more information contact Kerry Gonzáles: email@example.com (801) 957-3493
The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is a not-for-profit, private industry-directed organization that offers technical school, undergraduate, and graduate fellowship assistance to men and women interested in a career in the graphic communications field.
PGSF has two main missions. First, to attract young people to the industry and inform them (and their parents, school advisors, etc.) of the wide variety of CAREER OPPORTUNITIES available. Second, if they are pursuing post-secondary education in order to enter the field or are currently working and looking to continue their education part-time, we provide FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE to them.
Virtual National Leadership & Skills Conference June 21 – 24, 2021
Congratulations to Graphic Design & Communications student Brittani Hodgkinson!
The Visual Art & Design Department of Salt Lake Community College is very proud of Brittani for bringing home the Silver Award in Advertising Design! Brittani placed second in this national contest showcasing career and technical education students. SkillsUSA conducts this contest annually as a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA serves more than 372,655 students and instructors annually.
“Here is my submission for SkillsUSA nationals. I had 1.5 hours to do a technical challenge by recreating an advertisement (not posted here), and then 4 hours to complete 30+ hand drawn thumbnails, a logo, three instagram ads, a bag design, and a sticker.”
“The company was Greenie Feelys: Love the Earth and the goal was to present eco-awareness in a new and refreshing way. My focus was on loving the planet, which is why my logo is the earth in the shape of a heart. We had to do two versions: full color and single color.”
“For the ads, I decided to do something lighthearted and yet serious underneath by using mythological/aliens as an excuse to love the planet. I would have loved to draw in an alien ship in the first ad, but time was so crunched, I didn’t make it.I hope that you enjoy these designs!”
SLCC Visual Art & Design Department Assistant Professor Virag White organized the state event to allow Brittani to participate virtually. This was no small feat due to many security paramaters put forth by SkillsUSA. Many thanks to Virag for her dedication in supporting Brittani and representing the SLCC Visual Art & Design Department and Graphic Design & Communications program, as an expert SkillsUSA advisor!
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