Sunday, April 14, 2013

Outstanding Start

Only two weeks before I walk at graduation! I'm counting the days.
An update on last week's Club Social, our club was nominated for the 'Outstanding Start' Award and we won!

It was a really a fun night and I felt so excited for all the incredible people who made this happen.
Our club really has done some rad stuff in it's first year of being around.

Here is part of our Club Bio they read on the night-

We are the resident Illustration Club at Utah Valley University. We are committed to providing a place for artists of every level to meet and learn from each other, as well as share our talents with the community through print sales and service.
This past year the community service projects we were involved in were painting murals at Lakeridge Junior High and making artwork to display at Primary Children's Hospital.
We also had the opportunity to have Guest Lecturer, Terryl Whitlatch, Creature Designer for "Star Wars", "John Carter" and other blockbuster films, give a workshop to our students and community members.

Besides the fun things I have going on, I'm spending most of my spare time (when I'm not in class or work) trying to work on my BFA.
I have a sneak peak to share with you!

I'm working on a Visual Development  portfolio for children's story and this is one of the character explorations.
More to come soon!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Big Things

I officially have less than a month of classes left of school!
I'm both excited and sad about this. 
I'll be happy to have more time to work on personal projects, but I'll miss being a part of an incredible learning environment.

Besides walking at graduation at the end of the month, I have some big things happening over the next few weeks to look forward to:

Club Social- The Illustration Club I helped start at UVU has been nominated for awards which is pretty great for our club being so new. There will be a dinner and award ceremony this week. Even if we don't win, I'm really happy that we were nominated. I'm proud of what we've accomplished in such a short amount of time. 

Publications- My artworks were chosen to be in 2 publications for UVU this year. 
The publications, "Warp and Weave" and "Touchstones" are having launch party's next week. I was emailed by the "Touchstones" editor, letting me know I received a 3rd place award for the piece I submitted and 1st place for one of my pieces in "Warp and Weave"!

Gallery Show- My awesome friend Adam Munoa has been asked to do a show at the Hive Gallery on the 25th and he extended the invitation to me and Stewart Craig to join him.

I'm super excited to have such great things happening this month. I will keep you posted on how it all pans out
AND of course more info on my BFA coming soon!