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2023 SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Design Contest Winner

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.

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

Monday through Friday / 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

2023 SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Design Contest

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.

To see more:

2022 INK Show

Center for Arts & Media East Entrance
South City Campus / Salt Lake Community College

November 17, 2022 – January 12, 2023

Mark you calendars for this year’s INK Show. We’re excited to present submissions by our wonderful alumni:

John Paul Brantly

Melanie Bunch

Saul Flores

Elisha Frey

Kylie Gillette

Jennifer Terry

Jenna Warby

Kudos to these talented professionals!

2022 AIGA Student Portfolio Review

Saturday, April 16, 2022
Entrata / Lehi, Utah


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.

Jeri Colvin’s portfolio.
STANDING: Emily Slingerland and Alan Muy. SEATED LEFT to RIGHT: Amelia Beh, Brittany Blackburn, Sylvia Bunker, Anna Daniel.

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.

Anna Nina Daniel

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.

Brittany Blackburn

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

Sylvia Bunker

Students presenting at AIGA:

Amelia Beh
Brooklyn Beirle
Brittany Blackburn
Sylvia Bunker
Jeri Colvin
Anna Nina Daniel
Emily Slingerland
Alan Muy

Amelia Beh
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!

2022 VAD Faculty Art Show

April 15 – May 19, 2022

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.

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 Dean Bryan 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

For more information contact Professor Whitney King Hyans:

2022 SLCC Student Art Showcase

Exhibit Dates:
April 4 through April 14*, 2022
Salt Lake Community College
Multipurpose Room
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT

Monday through Friday / 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

*Exhibit closes at 4 p.m. on April 14.

Poster Contest Winner by Everest Barrowes

For the past 37 years, the Salt Lake Community College Visual Art & Design Department faculty has organized the Art Showcase to display the talents of SLCC students.

This year the award winners were announced online and can be viewed here:
2022 SLCC Student Art Showcase Winners

If guests cannot make it to the on-campus exhibit, a virtual tour may be viewed here:

2022 SLCC Student Art Showcase Virtual Tour


President Deneece HuftalinSalt Lake Community College

Dean Richard ScottSchool of Arts, Communication & Media

“View of a Bird’s Eye” by Dylan Anderson

“Weighing the Options” by Emma Zaugg


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

“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” by Chuck Call

Award of Excellence
“Signs of the Times Zine” by Anna Daniel

Award of Excellence
“Project Snooze Cylinder” by Ariel Martin

Award of Excellence
“Ariel’s Boro Guide Queens – Self-Portrait” by Ariel Martin

Award of Excellence
“Toy” by Jude Davis

Award of Excellence
“Phantasmic” by Emma Muller

Award of Excellence
“Madame Ruth Lilith Lilypad” by Robyn Kibbie

Award of Excellence
“Teacher’s Hand” by Zahir Lawrence

Award of Excellence
“Breaking Through” by Ellette Schneider

Award of Excellence
“Home for Christmas” by Jessica Silva

Award of Excellence
“Imaginary Capture” by Emma Zaugg

To see all award winners and pieces accepted into the show:

2022 SLCC Student Art Showcase Web Gallery

A big THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS for a job well done to all students accepted into the show.

Sharyl Myers Adamson • Breanna Alonzo • Dylan Anderson • Jessica Barlocker • Mackenzie Barrett • Everest Barrowes • Annie Beckstrand • Natalie Berger • Alastair Black • Nadia Bonn • Lynn Bright • Sylvia Bunker • Chuck Call • Alex Coleman • Fiorella Contreras • Clint Cox • Havalee Coy • Anna Daniel • Jude Davis • Sophia DeVincentis • Marla Duggins • Emily Engh • Parker Fields • Savannah Frisby • Cody Gipson • Amber Gray • Kaylie Grimes • Ethan Hanna • Jeanne Hansen • Bela Hatch • Megan Hepworth • Jessica Hernandez • Ana Holt • Elisabeth Horne • Tara Jensen • Erin Kakazu • Nadia Kergaye • Daria Khajavi • Robyn Kibbie • Zahir Lawrence • Ke Li • Katie Lienemann • Amanda Long • Jasmin Low • January Marsh • Ariel Martin • Ashley Mathena • Vanessa Montoya • Emma Muller • Megan Munford • Allen Muy • Brittany Naduald • Brooklyn Ottens • Joshua Pike • Katherine Quintana • Zachary Robertson • Beverly Roth • Ellette Schneider • Fang Shi • Jessica Silva • Max A. Skolnick • Emily Slingerland • Christina Stanley • Ramona Startup • Ashlyn Stratton • John Swenson • Daniel D.J. Tanner • Madison Thompson • Spencer Vaughan • Valeria Villarroel • Paul Ward • Cole Winberg • Derek Whiting • Charlotte Wright • Emma Zaugg • Parker Zollinger


Don Seegmiller – Art Showcase Chair

Andrew Wilson – Art Showcase Co-Chair, Website Submissions, Online Awards Presentation & Virtual Gallery

Kerry Gonzáles – Poster Contest & Showcase Promotions

Virag White – Custom Award Plaques & Name Tags

Jessica Curran – Cling Signage

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:

Rob Adamson

Chad Erekson

Rick Graham

Whitney King Hyans

Neal Reiland

Trudy Richardson

Ed Rosenberger

Robinson Valenzuela

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!

2022 SLCC Student Art Showcase Call for Entries

Students Enter the Art Showcase!

The Visual Art & Design Department invites all currently enrolled SLCC students to submit artwork to the annual Student Art Showcase.

Professionals or instructors are not eligible. Entrants must be able to verify student status.


SLCC students can submit artwork online March 1 – March 14.

HOW to submit? Please go here:

Questions? Contact Don Seegmiller:



Submission DOES NOT guarantee inclusion in the Art Showcase as submitted pieces will be juried first.

For Example:

Four (4) submissions per student are allowed. 1, 2, 3, and/or 4 – or NONE may be accepted for display in the Art Showcase.

2021 INK Show Opens!

South City Campus / Center for Arts & Media
Edna Runswick Taylor Foyer / East Entrance
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT 84115

Exhibit Dates
November 15, 2021 through January 14, 2022
Monday ~ Friday

To see the show online:
2021 INK Show

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.

Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles / Photo: Scott Fineshriber

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.

Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles, Sarah Landeen, and Kesia Nielsen. / Photo: Scott Fineshriber
Rachel Tonkovich, Layla Burchett, Allison Fisher, and Anamaye Lanayru. / Photo: Scott Fineshriber

“With a great foundation in Graphic Design, our students can go anywhere and do anything.”

Hali Vanderburg’s youngest sibling Kether and Hali’s mother Kimberly Bain. / Photo: Scott Fineshriber

For more information contact Kerry Gonzáles:
(801) 957-3493

To see previous INK Shows:
The INK Show

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) Opportunities

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.

Brittani Takes Silver!

2021 SkillsUSA

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.

From Brittani:

“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!

Kudos Brittani!