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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!


 

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SLCC Students at the 2018 AIGA Student Portfolio Review

2018 AIGA Student Portfolio Review
Saturday, April 7, 2018

ADOBE Campus
3900 Adobe Way
Lehi, UT 84043

“The Annual AIGA Student Portfolio Review is designed to serve undergraduate students from Utah State University, Weber State, University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University and Southern Utah University.” ~ AIGA SLC

AIGA Salt Lake City’s Student Portfolio Review is always a great event for students to gain advice, insight and industry information from SLC professional designers as well as design and illustration faculty from Utah colleges.

SLCC Visual Art & Design Department Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles and Assistant Professor Virag White, both in the Graphic Design specialization, joined their advanced students at this year’s event. Both said they were very proud of the six VAD Graphic Design students who showed their portfolios and were reviewed by creative directors and faculty from other institutions.

VAD Graphic Design Students shown above left to right:
Matthew Radcliffe
Brock DeHart
Ariel Hofman
Anna Marie Coronado
Katie Steckler
Julianie Spooky McCray

And VAD Graphic Design Alumnus Alissa Hicks presenting her portfolio from Weber State University. Alissa will receive her BFA!

And finally a bunch of VAD Graphic Design students who just happened to attend and cheer on our six presenters!

Left to right: Sarah Landeen, Hali Aranedo, Kayden Groves, Sierra Daggett and Breann Ballif.


 

 

2018 SLCC Student Art Showcase Winners & More!

Best of Show “She” by Carlissa Shaw

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Center for Art & Media
Atrium Awards / Multipurpose Room
Exhibit through April 19.

Another wonderful Student Art Showcase has come and gone. We would like to thank all who participated. Without you, there would be no show!

Best of Show was awarded to Carlissa Shaw / Printmaking.

The President’s Award chosen by SLCC President Deneece Huftalin was awarded to Jennifer Knight / Photography.

The Provost’s Award chosen by Provost Clifton Sanders was awarded to Guillermo Avila Paz / Photography.

The Dean’s Award chosen by SACM Dean Richard Scott was awarded to Alexis Smith / Mixed Media.

Art Show Poster Design was given to Maja Keefer / Graphic Design

INK Group Award was given to Anna Marie Coronado / Graphic Design.

Students’ Choice Award went to Peter Hines / Photography.

Over 250 pieces were accepted into the show. More awards given:

FINE ARTS (9 ) – 1 Award of Excellence, 5 Awards of Merit, and 3 Honorable Mentions

PHOTOGRAPHY (8) – 1 Award of Excellence, 5 Awards of Merit, and 2 Honorable Mention

ILLUSTRATION (5) – 2 Award of Excellence  and 3 Honorable Mention

ANIMATION (2) – 1 Award of Excellence and 1 Honorable Mention

3D DESIGN (2) – 1 Award of Merit and 1 Honorable Mention

PRINTMAKING (2) – 1 Award of Merit and 1 Honorable Mention

GRAPHIC DESIGN (1) – 1 Award of Excellence

MULTIMEDIA (1) – 1 Award of Merit

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The esteemed judges for whom we thank their time and expertise:

Robby Barr Animation, Multimedia & Web
Meish Frampton Photography
Susan Jarvis Fine Art & Illustration
Randy RoyterGraphic Design
Julianie Spookie McCrayINK Award

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And the Art Showcase Committee who made it all possible:

Neal ReilandArt Showcase Chair
Ed Rosenberger Art Showcase Co-Chair/Past & Present Video
Jessica Curran Banners & Signage
Chad Erekson Animated Video
Kerry GonzálesPoster Contest
Lana Gruendell Awards & Prizes
Andrew WilsonWebsite Submissions
Trudy RichardsonShow Name Tags

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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… provided security, tore down the show and returned artwork:

Rick Graham, Whitney King Hyans, Terry Martin, Jasmine Meza, Robinson Valenzuela, Virag White,  and Cindy Denos.

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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 Suzi.

GREAT SHOW EVERYONE!


 

How About That!

From Kerry Gonzáles:

“Last week I picked up a little cozy mystery at the library. I choose my books like I choose wine… by the label or in this case the cover. I remember showing it to Alex and commenting on the soft touch coating on the cover as well as the wonderful cover illustration.

It has been sitting on my nightstand for a few days. I had to finish the current book I was reading. Finally today I finished the first book and rather than read the second in the series, also waiting on my nightstand, I picked this one up again.

Jill De Haan, a former student, illustrated the cover. How about that!”


 

2017 INK Show This Friday!

The INK Show!
an Alumni ART & DESIGN
Group Show

Opening Reception
Friday, October 27, 2017 • 5:30 to 7 PM

Edna Runswick Taylor Foyer
SLCC South City Campus
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT

Exhibit Dates
October 25 through November 30, 2017

Hours
Monday – Friday • 7 AM to 10 PM

Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles is very proud to showcase the many talents of nine alumni in this Third Annual INK Show:

Davin Abegg 2009

Lucas Ackley 2006

Sharon Armstrong 2007

Paul Asay 2011

Rosalba Dominguez 2014

Amber Giles 2011

Kevin Landeen 2014

Jorge Pille 2010

Peterson Timothy 2008

For more information contact Kerry Gonzáles:
kerry.gonzales@slcc.edu

And follow INK:
inkslcc.wordpress.com


 

 

2017 INK Show ~ You are Invited!

INK SHOW RECEPTION
Friday, October 27 • 5:30 – 7 PM
Introductions at 6 PM

Exhibit Dates
October 25 ~ November 30, 2017

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 third 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:
kerry.gonzales@slcc.edu

DON’T WORK FOR FREE!*

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Image From CreativeBloq.com article – See link below.

Editorial by Kerry Gonzáles:

Have you been asked to work for free to “get experience” or as part of an internship?

Don’t do it.

If an established organization or start-up is asking you to do work for free – and they will profit from it – Don’t do it.

We’ve seen some questionable “internships” offered that ask students to create work that would normally require payment. Student work is reviewed for the “most qualified” candidate. Reputable organizations recognize the value of student skills and will pay students while they are interning.

A true internship teaches a student something. If someone just wants you for your design/computer skills… beware! Your ability to create billable work should be compensated. And, just because an organization advertises “school credit” in lieu of payment for an internship, that does not always mean they have even contacted a school. Do your research. Talk to your program advisor!

Read about internships AIGA:
http://www.aiga.org/a-guide-to-internships/

*What about non-profits? Well, you could look at these as your way of giving back to a charity/community by not charging for your work. However, we have alumni working at non-profits who say their organizations pay for work. I suggest looking at this on a case-by-case basis.

What about contests? This is a tough one. But if you look closely… is it a contest to design a logo or other promotional work? A logo is the most important visual for a company. Don’t you think a reputable company would/should want to pay for that?

Is this a contest to exhibit previously created work? That would probably fall under art show, gallery or exhibit exposure. Some require submission fees to offset the cost of producing the show.

Is the contest for your school, your church or your biking group? SLCC offers many poster contests. In the Visual Art & Design Department we promote a contest for the SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Design. The winner is paid. And, any who submit are encouraged to enter the Art Showcase with their work. We do not charge for submissions.

There is another type of payment that students might use with other students… trade out. A graphic design student might trade work with a photo student. For the poor starving student (and we all were at one time) trade work just might be the answer. Just make sure those involved clearly understand all that is expected of each.

Keep in mind what working for free will not only do to you, but what it does to the industry as a whole. For the most part, professionals agree it lowers the public perception of what design should be worth. That affects everyone.

With all this in mind, please read this article:
http://www.creativebloq.com/news/85-of-freelance-graphic-designers-were-asked-to-work-for-free-last-year

Ask yourself, “Will someone make money from my skills?”

Then let your conscience be your guide. If someone asks for work and cannot or will not pay, let’s call it what it is… volunteer work!

 

 

 

2017 SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Design Contest

SLCC Art Show PosterART SHOW INK ART

 

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE:
Tuesday, January 31, 9 AM to Noon
– or –
Wednesday, February 1, 1 to 3 PM.

WHERE TO SUBMIT:
Kerry Gonzales
• Room 2-177
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 2017 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 2017 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. NOTE: Submissions will not be returned.

Poster contest submissions will be hung in display cases located on the second floor, north end of the SLCC South City from FEBRUARY 2 through 15. The SLCC Student Art Showcase Committee will make final determination as to winning entry.

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 (print) of poster design MUST BE SUBMITTED. Do not mount.

Student Information: Please put 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.

REQUIRED INFORMATION TO BE ON POSTER DESIGN:
The Visual Art & Design Department Presents the

2017 Salt Lake Community College Student Art Showcase
(The college name needs to be spelled out here! Abbreviations are okay after this.)

March 31 – April 12 • Monday through Friday • Noon to 6 PM • Multipurpose Room

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

SLCC students submit artwork online February 22 – March 8.

For more information visit VAD / 2017 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 Kerry Gonzales:
kerry.gonzales@slcc.edu

 

 

WHAT’S NEW IN HIRING?

John Haymore, a VAD Graphic Design alumnus works for HireVue. He recently visited Associate Professor Kerry Gonzales’ ART 1230 Type & Layout class to discuss the newest way to apply for jobs and recruit potential employees! Watch this video. Check out HireVue! Be ahead of the game!

For more information:
https://www.hirevue.com/company/about-us

 

IT’S AN HONOR JUST TO BE NOMINATED!

4 RunnerupsCONGRATULATIONS to Erin Salazar, Anastasiya Bobrova, Kim Jeppson, and Kerry Gonzales!

2016 SLCC Graduate of Excellence Nominees

Three very talented Visual Art & Design students were nominated for the SLCC Graduate of Excellence Award. Erin Salazar, Anastasiya Bobrova, and  Kim Jeppson were invited to attend a luncheon for all nominees with Dean Richard Scott of the School of Arts, Communication & Media. All three students will be graduating with an AAS in Graphic Design. Although not chosen this year, we are all very proud of their accomplishments and wish them the best of luck in their careers!

Congratulations to Trung Tram from the Fashion Design Department for having won this year’s SLCC Graduate of Excellence Award.

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2016 SLCC Teaching Excellence Nominee

SLCC VAD Associate Professor Kerry Gonzales was nominated a second time in her career for the Teacher of Excellence Award given to a full-time faculty member. Nominees and guests were honored at the Faculty Convention Dinner on April 8th. Kerry holds the distinction of winning the 2000 Teaching Excellence Award as an adjunct faculty member, making her the first to win this award in the Visual Art & Design Department.

Congratulations to Jane Drexler, Associate Professor of Philosophy for having won this year’s SLCC Teaching Excellence Award.