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2020 Student Art Showcase – Online!

A New Kind of Show!

President’s Award
“Haitian Egg Vendor” by Erica Thurston
Fine Art

 

Every spring semester for more than 35 years, the Visual Art & Design faculty organizes the Art Showcase to display the talent of their students. This show has grown into a prestigious exhibit, with numerous submission categories.

 

Dean’s Award
“The Artistic Mind” by Ethan Hanna
Photography

 

Traditionally the art show has been displayed at the South City Campus Multipurpose Room. Due to this year’s unusual circumstances during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Showcase moved to a virtual gallery.

 



Judges Choice Award
“The Release” by Paola Acanzo
Animation

 

The six independent judges for the Showcase were invited from the working artist community and represented a wide range of art disciplines. Additionally, the President and the Dean of School of Arts, Communication & Media chose their pieces.

 

INK Group Award
“Affirmation” by Rebecca Stephens
Design

 

Special Award Judges
President Deneece Huftalin – SLCC
Dean Richard Scott – School of Arts, Communication & Media
Nadya Bratt – INK Award, SangFroid Studio

General Show Judges
Chuck Penna Graphic Design
Jen Palmer – Photography
Susan Makov – Fine Art/Print Making
Stewart Craig – Fine Art/Mixed Media
JJ Harrison – Illustration

Individual Awards

Award Name Artist Title Category
President’s Award Erica Thurston Haitian Egg Vendor Fine Art
Dean’s Award Ethan Hanna The Artistic Mind Photography
Judges Choice Award Paola Acanzo The Release Animation
INK Group Award Rebecca Stephens Affirmation Design

Award of Excellence

Artist Title Category Sub-Category
Iris LaFontaine We’ve Got All Summer Fine Art Digital
Erin DeMille Sun Hat Illustration Traditional
Kate Farr Childish Fine Art Painting
Abbi Wiscombe Delilah 3D Design Ceramics
Tara Jensen Let it Be in Uncial Lettering Design Typography
Melanie Bunch You Will Not Like The Answer Design Print
Sarah Baum Vintage Ride Fine Art Painting
Ethan Jones Leisurely Budapest Photography Digital/Film
Eileen Johnston Professor Lana Gruendell, Artist and Teacher Fine Art Painting
Oliver Winegar Vista Hermosa Photography Digital/Film
Maridenne Williams Bat Bag Mixed Media Multiple Media
Mitchell Richmond Untitled Still Life No. 2 Photography Digital/Film
Matthew Gervais Be Bold Illustration Digital
Sandra Castaneda Tanngrisnir Printmaking Monotype
Pablo Pinet Reflections Mixed Media Multiple Media
Sarah Landeen London and France Design Package Design
Amal Ramic Desolate Horizon Fine Art Drawing
Amal Ramic The Well Fine Art Drawing
Makenna Casady Chipmunk and Pigeon Illustration Traditional
Miiriam Chavez Secca Design Package Design
Sharyl Myers Lino Lion Printmaking Linocut
Emily Engh Still Life Fruit series Fine Art Painting
Brittany Nadauld Simple leaves Printmaking Intaglio
Zachary LeMon One of My French Girls Illustration Digital

In addition to the awards given the students listed below were juried into the show. Without them, there would be no show. Thanks for providing part of the 262 entries!

Eli Adamson • Erin Andersen • Sophia Araujo Jacobs • Nathan Bartlett • Kristen Beplay • Brittany Blackburn • Andrew Blake • Sarena Boyd • Tyler Briggs • Madison Bruun • Sebastian Bustamante • Renae Carpenter • Coco Cobb • Aimee Cook • Marcelo Cruz • Max Deitz • Marla Duggins • Kristena Eden • Jacob Ellingson • Saul Flores • Sara Frame • Susanna Garcia • Meleah Gearing • Beth Gebs • Emily Gidney • Mason Hall • Siena Hammond • Cameron Howell • Shelbey Hunter • Allison Hutto • Brielle Israelsen • Atlas Jemison • Alexa Jones • Robyn Kibbie • Ariel Martin • Peggy Miller • Madison Moulton • Deven Neider • Kati Nilson • Dolores Panoke • Elodie Payne •  Daniel Perez • Katie Petersen • Lori Pierce • Brian Pitts • Gina Portugal • Callie Quong • Tamra Rachol • Zach Robertson • Robert Roll • Connor Rosquist • Beverly Roth • Victor Ruiz • Will Samsky • Kaori Schrank • Alicia Sekiller • Jadzia Smith • Tyler Sorensen • Christina Stanley • Sydney Stansfield • Kathleen Stone • Amanda Swain • Daniel Tanner • Melanie Thao • Daphne Thedell • Jenna Thompson • Lindaura Unzaga • MacKenzie Wallace • Paul Ward • Faith Watts • Jade Wiggins • Ruby Wilks • Paige Wilson • Leah Windley • David Young

 

Poster Design by Leah Windley.

 

Please visit the Showcase in a virtual gallery:

http://www.slcc.edu/visualart/art-shows/20-student-art-showcase.aspx

Congratulations and thank you to all students participating!

 

Art Showcase Committee

Virag White Art Showcase Chair
Don SeegmillerArt Showcase Co-Chair
Kerry GonzálesPoster Contest
Andrew WilsonWebsite Submissions & Virtual Gallery

Also part of the Committee, these behind-the-scenes hardworking VAD Faculty helped jury the show and – had the show taken place in the Multipurpose room as originally planned – were already prepared to gather submissions, hang the show, provide signage, create animations, provide security, gather awards, tear down the show and return artwork.

Their dedication to our students, and preparation for the showcase, should be applauded:

Rob Adamson
Jessica Curran
Chad Erekson
Rick Graham
Lana Gruendell
Whitney King Hyans
Terry Martin
Neal Reiland
Trudy Richardson
Ed Rosenberger
Robinson Valenzuela

And the right and left hands of VAD:

Cindy Denos
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.

We hope to see you next year for the 2021 Showcase!


 

2020 SLCC Student Art Showcase

POSTER DESIGN WINNER!

The Student Art Showcase Committee would like to congratulate Leah Windley for placing first in the 2020 SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Design Contest. Leah is a Graphic Design & Communications student in the Visual Art & Design Department. Be sure to look for her design to grace posters and electronic signage throughout Salt Lake Community College campuses. 

The Committee would like to also thank all those who participated in the Contest. And… encourage all SLCC students to enter the Art Showcase this year. 

STUDENT ART SHOWCASE

AWARDS & OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

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EXHIBIT DATES
April 3 – April 15 (Exhibit closes at 4:00 p.m. on April 15.)
Monday – Friday / 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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LOCATION
South City Campus
Center for Arts & Media / Multipurpose Room
1575 S. State Street / SLC

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SLCC students can submit artwork online March 4 – March 10.

Submit online at:
slcc.edu/visualart

Questions? Contact Virag White, Art Showcase Chair:
virag.white@slcc.edu

Note: 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 Showcase.


 

2020 SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Design Contest

2020 SLCC STUDENT ART SHOWCASE POSTER DESIGN CONTEST

Submissions are Due:
Tuesday, February 4th, 9 AM to Noon
– or – Wednesday, February 5th, 1 to 3 PM.

Where to Submit:
Kerry Gonzáles • SCC 2-177 – The Green Room • SLCC South City Campus • North End  

The Visual Art & Design Department invites Salt Lake Community College students to participate in a poster design contest announcing the 2020 SLCC Student Art Showcase.

This contest is open to all currently enrolled SLCC and SLCC Concurrent Enrollment students. (Professionals or instructors are not eligible. Entrants must be able to verify student status.)

The winning poster design will be used to promote the 2020 SLCC Student Art Showcase on campus as well as other venues and media. In addition, a cash award of $200 will be given to the winner.

Only 1 SUBMISSION PER STUDENT will be accepted. The SLCC Student Art Showcase Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any entry.

The student winner may be asked to alter elements of the design for all the various art show applications as needed. Keep in mind that both vertical and horizontal formats will be used as well as portions of the title. This will make changes easy to do.

Poster contest submissions will be hung in display cases located on the second floor, north end of the SLCC South City from February 5 through 14.

The SLCC Student Art Showcase Committee will make final determination as to winning entry.

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REQUIRED SPECIFICATIONS

Document Setup:
Tabloid 11 x 17 inches (tall) output at 100%. Set top, left and right margins at .375 inch. The bottom margin should be set at 1.5 inches. This will allow a white border around the design. Full bleed posters will not be accepted.

File Format:
File should be created in either Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator ONLY. Adobe Photoshop may only be used to alter photos or create effects. Type works best in InDesign or Illustrator. Remember this is a PRINT JOB. The actual file should NOT be sent, but if chosen will need to be in one of the required native file formats, and will need to be adapted for various applications.

Originality:
Any illustration, graphic or photo must be the original work of the poster designer – or – a signed release form (if using another SLCC student(s)’s work, as in the case of photo or illustration) must be presented if a poster is chosen as the winner. No stock photos. No public domain photos. If more than one SLCC student works on the poster, all must be credited and all must share in the winnings if chosen.

Color:
4 Color Process (cmyk) or Pantone Spot Color on white paper. NO RGB!

Submission:
ONE output of poster design MUST BE SUBMITTED. Do not mount.

Student Information:
Please CLEARLY PRINT your NAME, PHONE and EMAIL on the back, lower right hand corner of your poster. Posters will not be accepted if these three items are not listed.

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REQUIRED INFORMATION TO BE ON POSTER DESIGN

The Visual Art & Design Department Presents the 2020 Salt Lake Community College Student Art Showcase  (College name needs to be spelled out here! Abbreviations are okay after this.)

(Poster works two ways: 1 – As an announcement for the Awards Presentation and Exhibit Dates.)

Awards Presentation April 2 at 6 p.m.

SLCC South City Campus Multipurpose Room

Exhibit Dates April 3 – April 14 • Monday through Friday • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Multipurpose Room

SLCC South City Campus • Center for Arts & Media • 1575 S. State Street / SLC

(And 2 – Poster works as a call for entries.)

SLCC students submit artwork online March 4 – 10.

For more information visit VAD / 2020 Art Showcase at:   slcc.edu/visualart

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All other copy is optional but subject to approval by the SLCC Student Art Showcase Committee if chosen.

Questions? Contact:
Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles
kerry.gonzales@slcc.edu

Where to Submit:
Kerry Gonzáles • SCC 2-177 – The Green Room • SLCC South City Campus • North End  

When to Submit:
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 9 AM to Noon – or – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH, 1 – 3 PM.

NOTE: Submissions will not be returned.


 

FALL 2019 Review & Preview

Fall 2019 Advanced Design
Review & Preview

Saturday, December 7, 2019
SLCC Center for Arts & Media

This semester’s ART 2220 Advanced Design class held a successful presentation showing branding work created over the course of the fall semester. Alumni acted as reviewers in a “speed review” of ten minutes for students. Each student received five or six reviews. After the reviews, alumni showed their own work.

Fictional companies included Cerberus Motorcycles, Garden Avenue (florist), Humm (recording studio), and Moonlight Magick (new age store).

Students:
Serena Boyd
Miriam Chavez
Erin DeMille
Maxwell Dietz
Haylee Evans
Allison Hutto
Maxwell Morris
Brianna Petrilla
Amy Summerhays
Rachel Tonkovich
Duane Vigil
Jenna Warby

Alumni reviewers:
Paul Asay
April Clark
Anna Marie Coronado
Melyssa Ferguson
Kevin Landeen
Heleman Martinez
Jorge Pille
Katie Steckler
Jennifer Terry
Jynette Tigner
Em Veylupek

Instructor:
Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles

Support for the last 20+ years:
Alex Gonzáles

THANKS EVERYONE!

You are Invited!

The 2019 VAD Faculty Show Reception

 

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, November 21, 2019
6 – 8 pm

EXHIBIT DATES
November 18 – December 13, 2019 

LOCATION
The George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles 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 Hyans is happy to invite you to a special evening showcasing the work of many talented full time and adjunct faculty in the Visual Art & Design Department. Come mingle with Dean Richard Scott and Associate Dean Bryan Griggs of the School of Arts, Communication & Media.

Enjoy light refreshments while considering an opportunity to purchase artwork. 

For more information contact Professor Whitney Hyans:

whitney.hyans@slcc.edu

801-957-3474

2019 INK Show ~ You are invited!

 

THE INK SHOW RECEPTION

Friday, November 15 • 5:30 – 7 PM
Introductions at 6 PM

Exhibit Dates
November 13, 2019 ~ January 10, 2020

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 fifth 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.

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

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

Misplaced Showcase & Lucas Ackley in SLUG

VAD Alumnus Lucas Ackley interviewed by SLUG Magazine.

Belongingness is Found at the Misplaced Showcase

By Brittnie Gallegos

As we are endlessly trying to define art between guidelines like “traditional” and “non-traditional,” we get to participate as spectators of an artist’s perspective all while experiencing our own, regardless of which category the work falls into. Out of this grey area of traditional and non-traditional art, The Misplaced Showcase was born. Misplaced Showcase is a free event that plays the three roles of art market, interactive art exhibit and charity. Attendees are able to see rad art, meet the artists and buy some of the art featured while donating to a great cause.

Misplaced Showcase began when Lucas Ackley and friends JJ Harrison and Bill Galvan were out to lunch one Saturday discussing their favorite art shows and galleries. “We started talking about wanting to help contribute to the already booming local art scene,” says Ackley. He wanted to create a home for forms of art that didn’t necessarily have a home. These forms include prop making, comic book art, toy making and indie arcade programming. “It wasn’t long before we brought a few other local artists to help make the show a reality,” Ackley says.

To read more:

Lucas Ackley, Misplaced Showcase in SLUG Magazine


 

2019 Salt Lake Design Week

Beginning Monday, October 9 and running through Saturday, October 12, 2019, AIGA SLC will host a variety of events for the annual Design Week.

From AIGA:

This year we’re challenging each of you to find your Design +. With a week full of panels, parties, workshops and more, it’s time to make the week your own. 

Take a spin through the calendar and start planning.

https://www.sldesignweek.org


 

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 BFA in Sculpture and Painting from Northwest College of Art in Seattle, WA, and then completed his education at Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood, CA.

Kelton started 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.

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!