Exhibitions, Honors & Events

November 2018 – May 2019
The Collector
Fab Factory – North Hollywood, California
Exhibition
A group exhibition featuring three pieces by Julie Viens. Featured pieces included 2 crow themed prints: The Raven and Grimm Brother and one original gouache work entitled Valor. The exhibit was shown at Fab Factory, and features art from Los Angeles based artists.

October 2018
Menagerie
Kate Moriarty Fine Art Gallery – Studio City, California
Exhibition
An exhibition featuring the Animal Menagerie works from Julie Viens. The shown series included large format reproductions of smaller watercolor moleskine works: Milo: Australian Masked Barn Owl, Wisdom, Aesop, Fox Fur and Pearls, as well as The Raven, plus never before seen gouache and metallic watercolor pieces Aurum, Warmth, Constrictor, Baleen, Speedy and Precious. The exhibit was shown at the Kate Moriarty Fine Art Gallery, that features Los Angeles based artists.

December 2017
New Bear Republic Team Cycling Jersey Design Winner
Won the annual design contest the New Bear Republic team cycling jersey. Designs are submitted to the team captains, then posted via a survey for all active team members to vote on. My winning design and artwork will be featured on the team jerseys, bibs/shorts, arm warmers, hats and t-shirts. New Bear Republic is a large cycling team and participates in several cycling events over the course of a year, their primary event being AIDS Lifecycle.

January 2017
Guitar Center GC Jam Night Committee Member
Selected to be on the GC Jam Night Committee. Responsibilities include selecting bands, reviewing and creating line-up for the evening, creating artwork for the event poster and video graphics, designing band logos and/or background video graphics for each showcased group, managing timeline for print artwork and digital deliverables. An example of one of the many bands showcased can be seen here: Dapper Dan & the Whitewalls

October 2016
Haven Hills, Art Auction & Reception
Exhibition
Selected to be one of the artists featured at the Haven Hills Art & Cocktail Reception. Three individual pieces were selected to be made into Giclée prints, then signed,  for the art auction. Funds raised during the event went to Haven Hills, one of the oldest institutions dedicated to ending domestic violence in Southern California. Haven Hills provides safety, shelter, and support while working to break the cycle of abuse. You can learn more about their services here: Haven Hills

December 2015
Guitar Center &Musician’s Friend Jam Night Poster Design Winner
Won the design contest for a concert poster, featuring bands of musicians employed at Guitar Center and Musician’s Friend. The event was showcased at Borderline Grill in Westlake Village, during December 2015. My winning work appeared on 2 sizes of posters, 2 sizes of drum heads for the event, and online social networking advertising for the event.

July 2015
Guitar Center & Musician’s Friend Jam Night Poster Design Winner
Won the design contest for a concert poster, featuring of bands of musicians employed at Guitar Center and Musician’s Friend. The event was showcased at Borderline Grill in Westlake Village during July 2015. My winning artwork appeared on 2 sizes of posters, 2 sizes of drum heads for the event, and online social networking advertising for the event.

July 2015
Newtown Arts Shelved Art 2: Postcard Artist
Exhibition
One of 7 artists picked to create a postcard for the Newtown Arts, Shelved 2 experience. I created a watercolor painting, that was then printed in postcard format. 150 postcards were placed inside of books in 3 of Pasadena’s public libraries, to become a found art experience. Shelved Art 2 continues the original project but widens the scope with 7 new artists, and the artwork will remain in the books until serendipitously discovered by library patrons, quite possibly many years after placement. Postcards might be taken to homes, travel on buses, left on city benches and potentially travel even farther or sent on loan to another library. Shelved Art 2 continues NewTown’s mission of presenting artworks in unexpected contexts. Shelved Art 2 was made possible by a grant from the women of the Pasadena Art Alliance and the gracious cooperation of the Pasadena Public Library staff.

November 2014
Guitar Center & Musician’s Friend Jam Night Poster Design Winner
Won the design contest for a concert poster, featuring of bands of musicians employed at Guitar Center and Musician’s Friend. The event was showcased at Bogie’s at the Westlake Village Inn during December 2014. My winning artwork appeared on 2 sizes of posters, 2 sizes of drum heads for the event, and online social networking advertising for the event.

September 2014
Drum! Magazine Editor’s Commendation Advertising Award
Created advertising for the Simmons Stryke6. The Stryke6 ad was selected as one of the best ads in Drum! Magazine‘s 2014 issues, and received the Editor’s Commendation Advertising Award. Ads were selected and voted on by editors and staff from Drum! Magazine.

March 2014
Guitar Center Musician’s Jam Night Poster Design Winner
Won the design contest for a concert poster, featuring a series of musician’s employed at Guitar Center, and showcased at the Borderline Grill during April 2014. My winning artwork appeared on 2 sizes of posters, 2 sizes of drum heads for the event, and online social networking advertising for the event.

August 2013
Guitar Center Musician’s Friend Jam Night Poster Design Winner
Won the design contest for a concert poster, featuring a series of musician’s employed at Guitar Center, and showcased at the Borderline Grill during September 2013. My winning artwork appeared on 2 sizes of posters, and online social networking advertising for the event.

March 2013
Sock It To Me 5th Annual Global Sock Design Contest
2nd Place Winner
2nd place in an international field of designs, with over 2,500 entries, for Sock It To Me‘s 5th Annual Global Design A Sock Contest. My entry “Nice to Emu” was based off of a Sharpie drawing I had created then turned it into a design for a sock. “Nice to Emu” was featured on a televised news broadcast out of Portland, Oregon during a news story about the contest. The design went on to take 2nd place and is currently being sold online and in retail chains around the United States with Sock It To Me. Visit the Past Winner’s List to see all of the winning designs, “Nice to Emu” is featured in the 2013 winner’s area.

November 2012
Guitar Center Electric Jam Night Poster Design Winner
Won the design contest for a concert poster, featuring a series of musician’s employed at Guitar Center, and showcased at the Mermaid Tavern during November 2012. My winning artwork appeared on 2 sizes of posters, and online social networking advertising for the event.

March 2007
Guitar Center Innovator Award
On March 5, 2007 I won the Innovator Award at Guitar Center. One of the hardest honors to win a at Guitar Center, as only 1-2 are given a year. I was able to win this award by taking packaging design projects, and creating brands, thru branding language, logo redesign, style guides, branding/identity mock ups and issuing artwork for fully realized packaging on store shelves that gave the consumer a brand experience.