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CALL FOR ENTRY: MSG at the South University Ann Arbor Art Fair

February 9, 2018 by Lorraine Kolasa

Click here for more detailsMSG and the South University Area Association will sponsor two booths for the 2018 South University Art Fair. All current MSG members are eligible to apply. All work submitted must be made by the applicant. Although mixed media pieces are accepted, some metal is required. Members who are interested in learning about art fairs or may be considering them as a career path are especially encouraged to apply. No previous art fair experience is necessary!

Society of North American Goldsmith’s 47th Annual Conference MADE: Makers Across Disciplines Engage

October 11, 2017 by Julie Sanford

MADE: Makers Across Disciplines Engage focuses on materials, art, design, and interdisciplinary collaboration. While celebrating traditional and innovative techniques alike, we seek to engage makers and other creative individuals who push the boundaries of our field with a cross-media sensibility. Portland is a city that has a strong sense of community and is home to entrepreneurs and craftspeople alike. In response to this, we invite makers who work across disciplines to explore the unforeseen directions, inventiveness, and ingenuity within the metalsmithing field. Dates of Conference: May 23rd-26th, 2018 Location: Portland, Oregon Hotel: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR

MSG Annual Meeting Sunday September 10, 2017

August 15, 2017 by Mary Kernahan

This year the annual MSG All Members Meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday September 10, in the metals studio of Eastern Michigan Universitys Briggs Hall. Events will begin at 1 p.m., beginning with lunch and the annual business meeting. Elections for vacant and renewing board positions will also be held, as well as the ever-popular tool swap. Its a great way to acquire some used equipment, or clear out your excess or unused tools and supplies. Contact Danielle Blanchard at for more information. We have also invited our sponsors to bring their wares, so bring some cash and be ready to shop among the tools, supplies and stones and MSG swag. Our lecturer for this year is Marissa Saneholtz, metalsmith and Jewelry and Metals Instructor at Bowling Green State University. Marissa makes colorful wearable and functional narrative based art using humor and sarcasm to comment on feminist issues and gender roles in American society. She earned her BFA in 3-dimensional design in 2008 at Bowling Green State University, and her MFA in metals and jewelry design from East Carolina University in 2011. After graduation she was an instructor for East Carolina Universitys Italy Intensives Study Abroad program where she instructed metalsmithing, jewelry and enameling courses in Certaldo, Italy. For three years she was the gallery and assistant studio manager for the J. Cotter Galleries and Studio in Vail, Colorado, and has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University, in Boone, NCMarissas work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is on display in the Dorothy McKenzie Permanent Collection at BGSU, as well as the Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI. She has also been published in several books. An interactive map of the EMU campus and Briggs Hall may be found at

Looking for Instructors

May 5, 2017 by John Myer

Teaching Proposal FormThe Center for Craft and Applied Arts is currently expanding its recreational class programming and is looking for teachers. The CCAA is a non-profit organization that supports, promotes, and organizes craft in Detroit. The process for proposing a class is straightforward and only requires filling out a one page form and submitting photos of the work students can expect to make in the class. If you are interested please email, and a class proposal form can be provided.

Some Like it Hot: An Introduction to Enameling with Marissa Saneholtz

  • When: March 31, 2018
  • Where: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
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SOLD OUT** WAIT LIST ONLY** Need to spice up your jewelry and metal objects with some color? In this workshop we will explore a few of the many possibilities to adorn metal surfaces with enamel. We will first learn the basics of enamel application and firing techniques and continue to push these introductory skills to create one-of-a-kind works of art.

Gem Stone Setting with Gerry Lewey

Take your stone setting to the next level when master gem setter Gerry Lewy returns to Studio JSD for a 3 day Visiting Artist Workshop. You will learn 4 great techniques, princess setting, gypsy or flush setting, and 4 and 6 prong settings. Plus you will have plenty of time to practice your techniques under the guidance of a master stone setter. All materials, silver mountings and stones, and a professional stone setting tool kit are included in the workshop price.

Visiting Artist Workshops with Richard Salley

Popular California artist and workshop presenter Richard Salley once again brings his technical expertise and unique southwest-flavored aesthetic to Studio JSD this July. Join him for one or both of his featured silver fabrication workshops. Adjustable Hinged Bracelet-July 13 and Two-in-One Pendant and Chain-July 14-15.

Visiting Artist Workshops with Michael David Sturlin

Join award wining goldsmith and international instructor Michael David Sturlin as he presents two professional development workshops during his 7th annual Michigan visit, August 2018. Design Development, three days, August 15-17 and Clasps, Links and Closures, two days, August 18-20.rnrn