December 2019 Chapter Newsletter
Lets welcome our newest Board Member!
Genise Plessas is an Architect & Design Sales Manager for Cosentino Surfaces, manufacturer of Silestone and Dekton. She has been in the design community as an Interior Designer for over 17 years and during that time was a LEED-GA, attended American River College and California State University Sacramento studying Business and Interior Design. While no longer certified with LEED, Genise has had a passion and awareness of design influence in the marketplace regarding sustainability practices. 

As a representative for Cosentino Surfaces, she is acutely aware of competing materials that are specified without regard as to origin, content and sustainability practices of many manufacturers.  Having a curiosity about each component and wondering what’s in it, keeps conversations lively and interesting. Helping an architect or designer navigate through the process of selecting the best possible materials available is at the core of each interaction. Genise is Past President for the California Capital Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. She also sits on the Architectural Control Committee for Natomas Park Master Association Community.

Notice of Upcoming Chapter Election -

The Chapter's Annual Board Member Election will be taking place in January of 2020. The election is held on-line, through a secure voting site. 

Voting instructions will be sent to eligible voters via e-mail when the election opens, mid-January (or snail mail to those who have opted out of chapter communications or do not have a current e-mail address). 

If you prefer to receive your ballot by snail mail, please send an e-mail to  before December 31, 2019.

Only Professional, Allied, and Industry Partner Members in good standing before October 1, 2019,
are eligible to vote.
The 2020 ANDYZ Awards will Launch on January 1st!
ASID's CEU Deadline is December 31st!
ASID members must earn a minimum of 10 unit (10 hours) of approved continuing education (CEU) every two years. The current reporting period is from January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2019 .
Join Date

May 31, 2018 or Before

June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019

June 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
CEUs Required

10 (10 Hours) CEUs

5 (5 Hours) CEUs


Professional, Allied, Associate

Professional, Allied, Associate

Professional, Allied, Associate

Our Sincere Thanks to Arteriors for their informative
Fall Trends Presentation,
and Thank You to Arteriors, Currey & Co, Wendover Art Group, and World's Away for their gracious hospitality at the After-Party! 

We also thoroughly enjoyed
Talking Turkey with Chef David Watkins in November!
Las Vegas: Wednesday, December 4th -
The Holiday Party That You won't Want to Miss!

You are cordially invited to

ASID California Central / Nevada Chapter’s

Member Appreciation Holiday Party

on Wednesday, December 4 th
6 pm – 8 pm

Check out Hudson Valley Lighting’s gorgeous new showroom, and enjoy cocktails, dinner, and fun to celebrate the Holiday Season.

Please bring a wrapped gift for a gift exchange. Make it something fun and unique - something everyone will want to fight over. ($25 max limit)


Please RSVP by Wednesday,  November 27th!

Las Vegas: Thursday, December 5th
Las Vegas: Friday, December 6th -
RSVP by December 1st to
.1 CEU - IDCEC Approved
Las Vegas: Friday, December 13 -
please RSVP to
by Friday, December 6, 2019
Las Vegas, Wednesday, December 18th -
Las Vegas, January 26th - 30th, 2020 -
Las Vegas, Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 -

Discover what Las Vegas Market is all about!

Join us on Wednesday, January 29th, at Las Vegas Market to learn the Ins and Outs of attending the biggest Furniture Show in the West! 
There will be a Brunch Reception, provided by European Bath, Kitchen, Tile & Stone in the Kitchen and Bath Showcase – Building A-110, an 'Intro to Market' provided by the Las Vegas Design Center, an informational session on 'What Designers Need to Know to Make the Most of Market', by Jamie Stringham, ASID, plus a personal guided tour of Market Showrooms, led by Jamie Stringham, ASID. The tour will culminate at the Pantone Color of The Year Event.

January 29, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Las Vegas Market 

Meet outside the Exit Doors of the Registration Tent for Entrance Badges by 9:30 AM

An RSVP by January 22 nd is required
for Entry Badge to Market and Brunch.

Professional Designers are invited, please RSVP, so we have an accurate count for food.
Sacramento, Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 -
Other Opportunities For Designers
San Francisco, Sunday, May 17th and Monday, May 18th, 2020 -
We''ll Stay at Villa Florence Hotel in the Heart of Union Square .

You will need the conference code before booking, to ensure our Conference Rate of $199 per night, and Resort fees waived (Code pending).
SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit
Students, SAVE THE DATE-
Seattle, WA, February 21st -23rd -

EXPLORE what it’s really like to live like a designer while learning from a mind-blowing cast of speakers — all in support of landing that first professional job.
INTERVIEW for internships and entry-level positions at The ASID National Student Career Fair.
LEARN An amazing group of speakers will share their personal stories and inspire you to make your career aspirations realities.
EXPERIENCE your future career through tours of top Seattle design firms and projects.
SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit is THE must attend event of the year for interior design students who want to move ahead of the competition and toward a successful career.
Your Future Needs SCALE.

2/21/2020 – 2/23/2020
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM


Motif Hotel
Seattle, WA

Do you have a friend that wants to get involved with ASID?
Let them know that we've extended our October Membership Drive Discount through the end of the year!

Use code CHAPTER19 to waive the $100 application fee.