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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!


 

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 ~ You are Invited!

THE INK SHOW RECEPTION

Friday, November 16 • 5:30 – 7 PM
Introductions at 6 PM

Exhibit Dates
October 30, 2018 ~ January 11, 2019

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

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 source 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 fourth annual – INK, an Alumni Art & Design Group Show.

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.

Graphic Designers Can Do Everything!

For more information contact Kerry Gonzáles:
kerry.gonzales@slcc.edu
(801) 957-3493

 

Brittani & Sarah Win!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018 • 3:00 – 7:30 PM
The Falls Event Center at Trolley Square
580 South 600 East / Salt Lake City, UT

As part of Design Week SLC, a national event, Spicers Paper & Kelly Paper hosted a unique design competition for local makers, printers, artists and designers. Multiple submissions from individuals, design agencies, colleges and universities showcased craftsmanship and the innovative ideas that take shape with paper. Wall hangings, formal art, sculpture, environmental structure and an element of fashion were displayed.

First Place winners were our very own Brittani Hodgkinson and Sarah Landeen, Graphic Design students in the Visual Art & Design Department at Salt Lake Community College.

Their piece depicted people riding a working(!) ferris wheel, a ticket booth, a cotton candy stand, all amid a woven quilt-like sea of green grass dotted with pine trees of many colors and patterns. A paper moon and paper sun adorned each side of the center of the wheel.

The amount of detail spent on each part of this sculpture is difficult to see in photos. Contest rules restricted each sculpture to at least 70% paper. Brittani’s and Sarah’s piece was at least 95% paper! Well done!

Congratulations Brittani and Sarah!

 

 

Maja & Jessica Win!

2018 PrintROCKS! Awards

PPI – The NW Visual Communications Industries Association

From PPI:

“We are a thriving non-profit membership based trade association serving members that design and produce print, visual and graphic products.”

“Our geographic reach is broad and includes the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington.”

“We believe that some of the BEST PRINT in the WORLD comes from the six states PPI serves! Our regional firms deserved a venue to showcase their talents to the buying world, and that’s where PrintROCKS! was born. Every spring we invite those who produce, create, design, print, finish, mail and in any way work with visual communications to enter our annual competition.

“PPI is committed to marketing the winning participants in both competitions throughout the year to their current and potential buyers, as well as community members near and far. When you participate in PrintROCKS! you’ve gained a powerful marketing tool!”


On September 21, 2018, Salt Lake Community College Associate Professor Jessica Curran accompanied VAD Graphic Design & Communications student Maja Keefer to Portland, Oregon for the 2018 PrintROCKS! – The Best of the West awards presentation.

Maja entered her design from the 2018 SLCC Student Art Showcase poster/banner and an infographic banner. She won Best of Graphic Design – Student.

Jessica was surprised with an award honoring her extensive work in education – promoting and teaching print production in the SLCC Visual Art & Design Department – the 2018 Printastic Educator!

 Congratulations Maja and Jessica!


 

SLCC VAD WINS BIG AT SKILLSUSA!

Left to right: Hali Araneo, Anna Marie Coronado, Virag White, Troy Koltemann, Sandra Casteneda in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

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!!!”

GOLD MEDAL
Photography
Troy Koltemann

GOLD MEDAL
Graphic Imaging – Sublimation
Sandra Casteneda

SILVER
Graphic Communications
Anna Marie Coronado

4th PLACE
Advertising Design
Hali Araneo

From INK:
“Congratulations Everyone! And kudos to Virag White for being the SLCC Visual Art & Design Department Advisor.”


 

CA 2018 Design & Advertising Competitions

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

2018 SLCC Student Art Showcase – Call for Entries

2018 SLCC Student Art Showcase

Online Submissions: March 7 – 13

Each year the Visual Art & Design Department hosts an art show for Salt Lake Community College students. Maja Keefer, VAD Graphic Design student, designed this year’s poster. Her artwork can be seen on posters, banners and digital screens throughout the SLCC campuses.

VAD encourages all SLCC students to enter in the following categories:

• Fine Art: studio drawing, painting, various traditional and digital media

• Illustration: traditional and digital

• Photography: traditional and digital

• Design: print, screen printing, package design, type and calligraphy

• Mixed Media: includes artwork made with several different mediums combining the various categories

• Multimedia: web design and video

• Animation: 2D and 3D video

• 3D Design: jewelry, sculpture, pottery, ceramics and metalwork

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For more information:

http://www.slcc.edu/visualart

Opening Reception: April 5 / 6 – 7:30 PM / SLCC South City Campus / Atrium

Show Dates: April 6 – 19* / Monday – Friday Noon to 6 PM

Location: Center for Arts & Media / SLCC South City Campus / Multipurpose Room

*Exhibit closes at 4 PM on April 19.

2018 SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Contest Winner!

Maja Keefer

Maja Keefer’s design for the 2018 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 students who participated:

Hali Araneo
Chloe J. Bringhurst
Miriam Chavez
Kayden Groves
Ariel Hoffman
Sarah Landeen
Theodore J. Major
Lisa Hall Nord
Matthew Radcliffe
Joe Ramos
Isabel Valderrama

All of the Poster Contest submissions will be in the display case outside of 2-173 in the older north end of South City Campus until February 16th. Come check them out!