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 January 2019
Maine Jennifer Lee Morrow
Judith Daniels
Massachusetts / Rhode Island Nancy Crasco
Adrienne Sloane
RepMA_RI@surfacedesign.org February 2019
New York City / New Jersey Rachael Dorr RepNYC_NJ@surfacedesign.org
Vermont Eve Jacobs-Carnahan
Rosalind Daniels

State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Florida Shalini Tandon RepFLA@surfacedesign.org
Virginia / West Virginia Jill Jensen RepVA_WV@surfacedesign.org
Texas 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 RepCO@surfacedesign.org September 2018

West Coast
State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Northern California Jennifer J. Viale
Jessica Cadkin
RepNoCA@surfacedesign.org February 2019
Southern California RepSoCA@surfacedesign.org
Washington Francesca Penchant RepWA@surfacedesign.org March 2019

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