2016 SLCC Student Art Showcase
Center for Arts & Media
South City Campus / Multipurpose Room
Exhibit Dates: April 1st – 13th
It was a GREAT night for VAD Graphic Design students!
Lauren Waters, won Best in Show at the 2016 SLCC Student Art Showcase on Thursday night, March 31st. Her winning piece was “Queen Bee,” a zine project Lauren produced in the Advanced Type & Layout class. Lauren also received an Honorable Mention in Fine Art for her piece, “Muscle Anatomy.”
To see more of Lauren’s zine “Queen Bee”:
Missy Healy, who designed the winning 2016 Art Showcase poster (see above) used to advertise this show, won an Award of Excellence for her zine project, also from the Advanced Type & Layout class. And… an Award of Merit for her cookie bag project from the Package Design class . Both pieces were in the Design category. An Award of Merit for “To the Moon” in the Illustration category was also garnered by Missy.
And to round out “The Rule of Threes” for major awards to Graphic Design students, Karli Duisen, won the INK Award for her poster contest design entry “2016 Art Showcase Poster.”
We are so very proud of our INK Friends and Graphic Design students Lauren, Missy and Karli as well as the many, many, many Visual Art & Design students who entered the show.
In addition to Best of Show and the INK Award, these major awards were also given: The President’s Award chosen by SLCC President Deneece Huftalin went to Ryan Winward in Illustration. SACM Dean Richard Scott gave the Dean’s Award to Leisha Lord in Fine Arts. And, the Student Life & Leadership Award went to Jessica Findlay in Fine Arts.
Over 250 pieces were accepted into the show. More awards given:
FINE ARTS – 2 Awards of Excellence, 3 Awards of Merit and 4 Honorable Mentions
PHOTOGRAPHY – 2 Awards of Excellence, 4 Awards of Merit and 2 Honorable Mentions
ILLUSTRATION – 3 Awards of Merit and 1 Honorable Mention
DESIGN – 1 Award of Excellence and 1 Award of Merit
MULTIMEDIA – 1 Award of Merit
MIXED MEDIA – 1 Award of Merit
OTHER – 1 Award of Merit
ANIMATION – 1 Honorable Mention
The esteemed judges for whom we thank their time and expertise:
Heather Dixon – Animation & Multimedia
John Collins – Fine Art & Illustration
Jordan Gough – Design & 3D
Scott Petersen – Photography
Julianie Spookie McCray – INK Award
And the Art Showcase Committee who made it all possible:
Rick Graham – Art Showcase Chair
Jessica Curran – Banners & Signage
Chad Erekson – Animated Video
Kerry Gonzáles – Poster Contest
Lana Gruendell – Awards & Prizes
Neal Reiland – Past & Present Video
Andrew Wilson – Website Submissions
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, Sheila Chambers, Whitney King Hyans, Terry Martin, Dan Haring, Matthew Jones 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 Carolyne Chronister.
GREAT SHOW EVERYONE!