Join us as we get festive for our Annual Holiday Party. Get to know the ADCT board and followers in a more low-key, personal atmosphere. We like to relax from time to time, between our action packed speakers and events. Meet us at the art bar known as Lot No. 6 and get the party started.
ADCT Holiday Party 2013 Lot No. 6 | 1323 E. 6th St. (6th and Peoria) Tulsa, OK 74120 Thursday, December 19 | 6:30-9:00pm
Jen Bilik is the founder, owner, and overall head honcho of Knock Knock.
Jen grew up handy in Berkeley, California, quilting with her mother and learning carpentry with her father. After high school, she attended the University of Michigan, where she majored in English literature and film studies, plying her secret arts-and-crafts hobbies on the side.
After college, Jen decamped to New York City and labored variously as a film development intern, apprentice film editor, architectural draftsperson, tutor, babysitter, and newspaper proofreader before accepting an actual salaried job in publishing. Happenstance landed Jen in coffee-table books, exciting mini-productions unto themselves with graphic designers, illustration sources, four-color printing, authors, and copyediting.
While serving as the point person for text on late-breaking books, she inadvertently enjoyed a series of deskside internships in graphic design. After a freelance stint that included editing many books as well as co-authoring two (Todd Oldham: Without Boundaries and Women of Taste: A Collaboration Celebrating Quilt Artists and Chefs), Jen moved to Los Angeles to ponder how she might make her elusive mark. A few years and a million head scratches later, Knock Knock was born out of Jen’s desire to play with paper and wit.
For Jen, the Who’s There family represents a stimulating culmination of many interests—art, craft, business, strategy, printing, writing, coordinating, managing—and she keeps them all well-honed by serving as the company’s lead writer, head honcho, and creative director (aside from all the other boss stuff).
With Knock Knock, Jen and the team seek to create products distinctive in concept, content, and design, immune to the disease of committee homogenization.
Living Arts Center | 307 E. Brady St. Thursday, January 1 | 6:30p Social – 7:30p Show Members: Free | Students: $10 | Non-members: $25 Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.
Block Party is ADCT’s yearly art party to raise funds for art students. How it works: Artists have their way with a 3.5″ x 3.5″ wooden block which will be silently auctioned off the night of the block party. The funds raised will be awarded to exceptional art students during our Graphex 45 awards presentation. In previous years we’ve been able to give $5,000 in student awards—please join us in trying to increase that # this year and have a great time doing it!
The party will be held at Living Arts Gallery (307 East Brady Street) November 21, 6-9 pm where we will silently auction off artist’s blocks. There will be a $4 cover charge (artists donating a block to be auctioned will get in free). Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place blocks and also for the highest bidding block. h’orderves and cash bar will be available.
Living Arts Center | 307 E. Brady St. Thursday, November 21 | 6 – 9 pm Cost | $4 cover Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.
Jay Ryan learned about screenprinting from Steve Walters at Screwball Press in late 1995, where they worked together until 1999, at which point Jay started The Bird Machine print shop in the basement of his apartment building. Jay’s initial clients were his friends’ bands, his own band, and the clubs where they played. By stumbling into the right place at the right time, he fell in with a new movement of screenprinted poster makers across the country and around the world.
The business grew slowly and organically, with the gradual addition of printing assistants and an office manager. For five years, the printshop occupied a commercial space in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago, before settling into a permanent home in quiet Skokie, Illinois.
Jay established a reputation for hand-drawn text and a computer-free design process. His prints aim to attain the same goals as other concert posters, but using raccoons and toasters instead of skulls, breasts and hot rods.
From 2002-2007, Jay served as Vice President of the American Poster Institute, a non-profit group which manages the successful FLATSTOCK series of poster shows.
Jay now draws and prints daily, and often travels to conferences and universities to show and speak about his work.
Jay lives in Evanston with his wife and daughter, one cat and one dog.
Living Arts Center | 307 E. Brady St. Thursday, February 20 | 6:30p Social – 7:30p Show Members: Free | Students: $10 | Non-members: $25 Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.
From acclaimed design studio Someoddpilot to global advertising juggernaut Leo Burnett — with a little of everything in between — I have spent a decade designing interactive experiences for a broad range of clients both international and independent.
Currently working with the amazing team at IDEO, I use this space to share personal design, photography and printmaking projects. I love to collaborate — drop me a line below and let’s make something together.
Florio Design specializes in the unique marketing and design needs of corporate and nonprofit art, cultural, educational and performing arts organizations. Our award-winning philosophy of design simplicity and environmental sensitivity helps clients reinforce key branding messages in high-impact print, 3-D, and Web projects for special events, organizational identities, development campaigns, exhibitions, and annual reports.Principal Linda Florio founded the studio 15 years ago. She has more than 30 years of design experience working with museums and art organizations, including eight years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Recent awards: How Magazine, Mohawk Paper 2007 Design Awards, AMA.
Living Arts Center | 307 E. Brady St. Thursday, April 17 | 6:30p Social – 7:30p Show Members: Free | Students: $10 | Non-members: $25 Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.
Robert Valentine traffics in ideas and images producing acclaimed work that spans many disciplines, from brand identity and art direction to information & publication design. He has collaborated with companies both large and small, including Real Simple magazine, Martha Stewart Living magazine & books, Aveda, Neiman Marcus, Cole Haan, Trish McEvoy, Interface, Flor and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A hallmark of his work is the use of strategic messaging and highly engaging imagery to create a profound and resonant connection with his audience.
Valentine has been recognized globally by numerous competitions & designations, including: Graphis, Communications Arts, ID Magazine, PRINT, Interior Design Magazine, British Design Association (D&AD), Type Directors Club (TDC), Society of Publications Design (SPD), & American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). Selected works are part of the permanent collections of The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum (NY), Smithsonian (Washington DC), and Victoria & Albert Museum (London).
Since co-founding Modern Dog Design Co. in 1987, Robynne Raye has continued to do work for entertainment and retail companies – both local and national – and counts packaging, identity and poster design as some of her favorite work. Robynne has received recognition from every major design organization in the U.S. Her posters are represented in the permanent archives of the Louvre (Rohan Marsan wing) the Library of Congress, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Museum Fur Kunst und Gewerbe, the Warsaw National Museum, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum among others. She is co-author of “Modern Dog: 20 Years of Poster Art” (Chronicle Books, 2008), “Inside the World of Board Graphics: Skate, Surf, Snow” (Rockport Books, 2011), and the upcoming “1000 Dog Portraits (Rockport Books, 2014) and contributes regularly to the design blog RockPaperInk. For more than 20 years she has lectured and taught workshops, both nationally and internationally. Currently she is an adjunct instructor at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where she teaches design classes on typography and packaging design.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Graphex 44. We had a great turnout, and a great time. Jakub Hartleib kicked the night off with beautiful (and delicious) food, while Mark Kuykendall set the mood with some chill vibes. Guests strolled through our makeshift gallery of winners, a truly inspiring showing.