Saturday, October 30, 2010

money, t-shirts, and vending machines, oh my!

If you decide to CLICK HERE, you will find a really cool opportunity to win $10,000 (plus $1,000 for our school). With your ARTWORK. I think you should click there....just sayin'.

AND remember that our T-SHIRT CONTEST DEADLINE is approaching. Monday.

AND the VENDING MACHINE SHOW is tonight! Huzzah!

What better way could you spend Halloween weekend then to make some cool artwork to win loads of moneys, make some cool artwork to possibly be displayed on this year's BYUIA t-shirts that EV-ER-Y-one in the club will be wearing, and then buy some cool artwork from VENDING MACHINES that you can feel good about buying because your money will be going to the United Way Food Coalition?!

Can this weekend get any better?! I submit that it CANNOT!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Art Jam Aftermath

This is what results from a late evening listening to random music and twiddling your thumbs. Really fun though. Almost therapeutic actually--and I mean that in the grooviest way possible.

To all the rest of you who have something to show for last week's activity, let's see it.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Colt's Show + ART JAM

Hey guys, everyone should go support Colt in his art show this Friday! As many of you know, he has some awesome stuff. Click here to bask in the aesthetic beauty.

PS, Don't forget the ART JAM tonight! 7pm! F-455, HFAC!

Also, if anyone in the BYU-IA would like to announce any other cool events or anything on this blog, do so! If you don't have blog user access, e-mail us at and we'll fix that or post it for you. Depending on how awesome you are. :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

...and the 2010 Vending Machine Show!

So this is the post most people should be really excited about.

Q: "But Adam, what is this show for? And what's with the vending machines?"

This show is one of the best opportunities of the school year to collaborate with other students from other areas and come together all in the name of making art. Then the art gets sold, and all the proceeds go to the United Way Food Coalition. So really, you get to feed both your creative and sensitive/charitable side. Facebook doesn't let you do that.

Q: "You didn't answer my question about the vending machines."

True. And even though this last "question" from you wasn't technically even a question, I'll answer it anyway. It has vending machines because it's called the Vending Machine Show (or is it the other way around?). Some of the art will be made to fit within and then be distributed from said vending machines. But don't worry if you feel your art can't be restricted by such small dimensions. We'll also be putting larger work on the floor. It's all going to be held in the BF Larsen main floor on Saturday, October 30th at 6pm.

Q: "Cool. I like vending machines. So when is this Show going to be held?"
You weren't paying attention, were you? Go back and read the last part of the previous answer.

Q: "Okay. Give me a second... Wait--isn't that Halloween Eve? What about my social life?"
First of all, I'm not responsible for your social life. Secondly, there's no such thing as Halloween Eve. But I will say that we are advertising this as a Halloween Party, in addition to a fund-raising event. So there will be food, music, and general merry making. And costumes are very much welcome.

So there you have it folks. Start your art making! And as an additional plug for the BYUIA, let me say that the upcoming Art Jams are perfect occasions for making awesome art to contribute to the show. Remember, the more art submitted, the more money raised, and the more fun to be had. That's a proven formula people, so don't fight it.

Now, get back to your desks and easels!!!

Annual Student Meeting...

Everyone needs to come. Your boyfriends and girlfriends should come too (although, hopefully you'd just be bringing one, and not two as some may have inferred from the wording). It's THIS coming Thursday, October 14th at 11:00AM, in the Pardoe Theater. I know none of you have class during this period, so that excuse is out the window. All other excuses are also invalid, so there is no reason for the Illustration Department to be poorly represented.

There ought to be an email being forwarded to the entire student body shortly as well, so be looking for that. The goal of this Student Meeting is to make students more aware of the changes being made in the Visual Art Department, as well as allow them to voice additional questions or concerns. Plus, there's gonna be swag. You know... free stuff.

And if you're one of those who may not be bringing a significant other to this event, who knows--this could be your moment. Yes, I am implying what you're probably thinking I am.

So, whether you come to be informed, complain, collect, or find love, be there. This Thursday.

Friday, October 8, 2010


"The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the Senate, it's the sand of the Colosseum. He'll bring them death and they will love him for it."
. . . And here we are yet again, with another tournament of sorts.
Graphically pitting hungry illustrator against illustrator in epic gladiator fashion as all compete for the iconic 'thumbs up' or 'thumbs down' through grit, sweat, tears, vectors, and maybe even a few expletives -- the T-Shirt Contest is upon us. Let us KILL IT!!

Colosseum Rules:
- Only BYU Illustrator's Association (BYU-IA) club members may enter
- Final T-shirt designs MUST be in vector format
- You may submit as many designs as you'd like, to enhance your chances of survival/ultimate victory
- 2-3 Colors.
- Submit all entries to BYUILLUSTRATORS@GMAIL.COM
- Death smiles at us all. All [we] can do is smile back

With all these references to the 1992 motion picture, "Gladiator," I'm almost starting to wish I had a similar theme with the flier. . . but I digress.

Upcoming Art Jams:

As the flier indicates, we've also got some upcoming art jams.
Unlike the exclusive nature of the t-shirt contest, everyone who exists on planet earth is invited to come. sorry martians. we're just too cool for you guys . . .

Art Jam Dates ** Oct. 15th, and Oct. 27th, 7PM, room F455 of the HFAC **

Come work on assignments, or procrastinate them by participating in the art jam "theme" we'll be having, say things at people, interpret sound waves with your brain and understand them as music, other people talking, etc. and so forth. Legend has it that those who come will have a good time.