Hannah O'Hare Bennett "The Feral Book" 2018 (detail)

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


Regional Groups

North East
State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Connecticut Ellen Schiffman RepCT@surfacedesign.org September 2017
Maine Kathleen Goddu RepME@surfacedesign.org
Massachusetts / Rhode Island Nancy Crasco
Adrienne Sloane
RepMA_RI@surfacedesign.org December 2018
Vermont Suzanne Loker RepVT@surfacedesign.org

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

State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Illinois Frances Krueger-Jackson RepIL@surfacedesign.org July 2018
Indiana Anita Louise Bracalente RepIN@surfacedesign.org February 2018

Mountain and Southwest
State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Colorado Liz Kettle
Kim Mirus
RepCO@surfacedesign.org September 2018

West Coast
State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Northern California Ruth Tabancay RepNoCA@surfacedesign.org December 2018
Southern California Brecia Kravolic-Logan RepSoCA@surfacedesign.org
Washington Francesca Penchant RepWA@surfacedesign.org December 2018

Province Contact Email Newsletter
British Columbia / Yukon Thomas Roach RepBC@surfacedesign.org October 2018
New Brunswick / Nova Scotia Wilma Butts RepNB_NS@surfacedesign.org

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

Guidelines for Area Representatives

Questions? Reach out to the membership manager at info@surfacedesign.org