Lidia Choczaj "Approaching the Blue" (2008)

Regional Groups

The studio experience can be a solitary one. SDA regional groups:

  • Connect members with local fiber arts communities
  • Offer networking with other artists
  • Provide opportunities to show in local exhibitions
  • Offer a chance to make new fiber friends

Regional groups come in all shapes and sizes. Some meet regularly, while others connect through newsletters and blogs, exhibitions, gatherings, or critiques.

Use the following links to learn more and to find active regional/metro SDA groups. You’re welcome to join more than one group. Don’t see your state listed? Consider becoming an Area Representative

Resources


Regional Groups

South
State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Florida Shalini Tandon RepFLA@surfacedesign.org
Virginia / West Virginia Jill Jensen RepVA_WV@surfacedesign.org
Texas Rachel Anderson RepWTX@surfacedesign.org

Midwest
State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Illinois Frances Krueger-Jackson RepIL@surfacedesign.org July 2017
Indiana Anita Louise Bracalente RepIN@surfacedesign.org

Mountain and Southwest
State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Colorado Liz Kettle
Kim Mirus
RepCO@surfacedesign.org September 2017

West Coast
State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Northern California Ruth Tabancay RepNoCA@surfacedesign.org October 2017
Southern California Brecia Kravolic-Logan RepSoCA@surfacedesign.org
Washington Francesca Penchant RepWA@surfacedesign.org November 2017

Canada
Province Contact Email Newsletter
British Columbia Thomas Roach RepBC@surfacedesign.org November 2017
New Brunswick / Nova Scotia Wilma Butts RepNB_NS@surfacedesign.org

International
Country/Region Contact Email Newsletter
EU/UK Karina von Vught RepEU@surfacedesign.org


Member Resources Team

Member Resources Team
Catherine Kirsch, Michelle Lee, and Anna Carlson memberresources@surfacedesign.org


Guidelines for Area Representatives


If there’s not an active group in your area and you’d like to get a regional group going, or if you have an idea or issue that is not addressed here, contact the Members Resource Team. The team can advise on planning regional exhibitions, applying for SDA grants and implementing best practices in the business of art design.