President’s Message

Happy 2020! What a great time to set some new goals and let the creative juices flow. Here’s some ideas in our region to help that flow.

  1. Compete in a Contest. It will jump start your creativity and bring you joy. We have a few going on this spring. Check out the Jim Johnson Cup, named after one of the most talented teachers in the world. It’s happening on March 3rd at Pikes Peak Wholesale, in Houston, Texas. First prize is $1000 and a paid entry into the Mid America Competition to be held during the Arkansas State Convention. Contact for more information.
  2. Experience 3 days of creating beautiful, stylized photo shoots with an emphasis on bridal and wedding designs. Attendees will experience designing collaboratively and solo with new tips, trends and techniques. Presented by Ace Berry AIFD, PFCI, TMF and Patience Pickner AIFD, PFCI, SDCF. Ace and Patience will talk both design and business and capture all of the beautiful designs for social media use. This wonderful retreat will also include professional headshots, a NYC videographer, all the flowers, hardgoods, models, and hair and makeup professionals, all in a beautiful venue. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn, grow, create, colab and network and see your designs strut down a runway. For more information go to Register early for discounts.
  3. Work hand-in-hand with Shawn Michael Foley and the Human Form team to create your own living art masterpieces in this once in a lifetime 2-day experience. You will design five original creations working up to a full human form design! This workshop will be held in five different cities. Included are; flowers, materials, tools, professional photography, brunch, and lunch. For more information go to

Plus–SCAIFD Spring Showcase–Featuring Shari Jentsch AIFD and this year’s inductees. April 25 and 26 in Houston , TX. Hands-on classes, plus a wedding program and runway! Stayed tuned for more details on the SCAIFD Facebook Page.

Let the creativity roll!

Sandi Yoshihara-Sniff AIFD
South Central Regional President 2019-2020


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