Tag Archives: VAD

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 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!

2019 GUEST ARTIST SERIES ~ You are invited!



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.

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


For more information:


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.

2017 Guest Artist Series ~ You are Invited!



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 2017 Guest Artist Series.

Marnie Powers-Torrey is the Managing Director of the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press at the University of Utah. She holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Utah and a BA in English and Philosophy from Boston College’s Honors Program.

Serving as the faculty mentor for the minor and certificate in Book Arts, she also teaches letterpress printing, artists’ books, and other courses for the Book Arts Program and elsewhere. Marnie is master printer for the Red Butte Press, harnessing the mighty printing power of a staff of excellent printers.

As a founding member of the College Book Arts Association, she served as Awards Chair for three years and VP for Nominations & Membership for two. Marnie’s work is exhibited and held in collections nationally.

This Event is Free & Open to SLCC Students & Our Guests of the Community.

For more information contact Virag White:
(801) 957-3316


2017 SLCC Student Art Showcase

Opening Reception
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Center for Art & Media
Atrium Awards / Multipurpose Room Exhibit

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 Brooks Jones / Fine Art.

INK Award was awarded to Karli Duisen / Graphic Design.

The President’s Award chosen by SLCC President Deneece Huftalin was awarded to Brock Arbon / Fine Art.

SACM Dean Richard Scott gave the Dean’s Award to Joshua Watts / Animation.

Student Life & Leadership Award went Doary Buell / Photography.


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

FINE ARTS (8) – 1 Award of Excellence, 2 Awards of Merit and 5 Honorable Mentions

PHOTOGRAPHY (7) – 1 Award of Excellence, 5 Awards of Merit and 1 Honorable Mention

GRAPHIC DESIGN (5) – 1 Award of Excellence, 4 Awards of Merit

ILLUSTRATION (3) – 1 Award of Excellence, 1 Award of Merit and 1 Honorable Mention

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

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

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

Alisha Provstgaard Animation & Multimedia

Susan Jarvis Fine Art & Illustration

Rob RonaldDesign & 3D

Meish Frampton Photography

Julianie Spookie McCrayINK Award

And the Art Showcase Committee who made it all possible:

Rob AdamsonArt Showcase Chair

Neal Reiland 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 RicharsonShow NameTtags


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:

Sheila Chambers, Rick Graham, Whitney King Hyans, Terry Martin, Virag White, Mitzi Lopez Garrido, Eliza Filippi 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.


Photos Courtesy of The Globe 2017