Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hi, Folks,

SDA Michigan's meeting schedule has ended for the summer. However if you would like to get together for a pot-luck picnic and show and tell, please let me know and preferred day.  I'm participating in the Ann Arbor Craft Fair, so after well before or after the week of July 14, please. If there is enough interest, I will schedule something.

Meanwhile, I hope you all have a great summer. For those attending the SDA Conference, I hope you have a fabulous time and learn lots to share when we meet again in the fall.

Should you be working on something fabulous, here are two calls for entry that might appeal to you. One is right here in Michigan!  Have you noticed that entry fees have taken another jump?


Crooked Tree Arts Center 33rd Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition - 
OPEN DATE: 5/28/2013
DEADLINE: 7/31/2013

Jury Fee: $40.00
Event Dates: 9/21/2013 - 11/8/2013

The 33rd Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition will be presented in the Ermy B. & Gordon B. Bonfield Gallery from September 21 through November 8. The juried exhibition represents artists from all over the state of Michigan. The exhibit opening, which will be on Saturday, September 21st, is open to members/guests and artists only. The show will be juried Ann Arbor artist, Mark Nielsen. Awards will be announced at the opening between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Artists can enter the exhibition online during the months of June and July.

Tubac Center of the Arts: Threads - 
OPEN DATE: 5/28/2013
DEADLINE: 9/4/2013

Jury Fee: $35.00

"Threads" is a nationally juried fiber art exhibit at Tubac Center of the Arts. Juror: Kay Khan, Santa Fe, NM.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Photo Master Class

"Masterclass" Workshop | Friday-Saturday, May 17-18 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

This comprehensive two-day workshop teaches you how to photograph your artwork like a professional with either a traditional digital camera or the camera in an iPhone®, iPad®, or Android™ device and to prepare the images for professional use. The workshop covers both basic and advanced concepts, camera features, and how to light and photograph a variety of artwork, from paintings to sculpture, fabric, and jewelry. You also learn how to process the images using either Photoshop® Elements or available photo apps for a mobile device and format them for show entries, sharing online, or prints. Included is a detailed workbook with material from the workshop for future reference. This workshop will be offered only once in 2013.
The cost is only $295 ($255 for BBAC members). For more information and to register online or call 248-398-6119. To receive the special BBAC rate, members must register online at, by phone at 248-644-0866, or in person.
Are you curious about what it's like to take one of my workshops? Read what fiber artist Suzie Krage recently wrote about her experience attending my 1-day "Bootcamp" workshop at
Best regards,

All workshops are held at Color | Ink Studio in Berkley, MI at 1850 Eleven Mile Road. for more information about my workshops and to get directions.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


I look forward to seeing you at my first outdoor show!

Sat., May 18, 10am-6pm
Sun., May 19, 10am - 5pm

Booth #35 on M.A.C. Ave. (near Grand River Ave.)

Jennifer Gould

435 Woodburn, SW
Byron Center MI 49315

Please visit my website at and to see my
art dolls, handprinted jackets and fabric

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fleece to Fiber to Fashion Networking Mixer

You are invited to attend:

Fleece to Fiber to Fashion Networking Mixer

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
You're invited to make textile connections! 
Mingle over refreshments and learn about Michigan born, grown and made fiber and fleece.
Llama, Wool, Yak, Alpaca, Angora goat mohair, Angora rabbit fur, Bison down, Camel down and Cashmere goat fiber.
Michigan Life Science & Innovation Center - Innovation Cafe UTC-04
46701 Commerce Center Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170