January 2021 Chapter Newsletter
2020 ANDYZ AWARDS Winners Are Published
Furniture Lighting & Decor Magazine, December 2020 Issue
includes our 2020 ANDYZ Awards Winners!
Early-Bird is available until March 31st, 2021
Get your project photos ready now!
Chapter Election - 2021

The Chapter's Annual Election begins this month, on January 15, 2021. 
The election is held on-line, through a secure voting site. 

Please keep an eye out for your voting instructions, which will be sent to eligible voters via e-mail, directly from the election site.

If you receive a snail mail ballot, but you'd prefer to vote on-line in the next election, please update your contact information with ASID National, and opt-in for chapter communications.

Only Professional, Allied, and Industry Partner Members in good standing before October 1, 2020,
are eligible to vote.
All Areas: January 8- Textiles Series - Class 3 of 4
Students, Emerging Professionals, and Interior Designers
are Invited to the
Third Class in our Series of 4 Webinars on Textiles.

Friday, January 8th at 1 PM

via Zoom Webinar
In-Person at the Area West Showroom
Las Vegas Design Center, Bldg A-106
This course is designed to give participants an understanding of textiles, textile composition, and application of textiles in relation to interior design (not a CEU event).

In-Person attendance is limited due to maximum occupancy restrictions. First Come-First Served. All COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be followed, including but not limited to temperature checks upon entry to the building. Chairs will be spaced to allow for 6 feet of distance between attendees. Face masks are required.

if you plan to attend in person
We need to know how many to expect.

Did you Miss the Textiles Series - Class 2 of 4?
It is available on-demand below:
Did you Miss the Textiles Series - Class 1 of 4?
It is available on-demand below:
Las Vegas: April 11 -15 - Las Vegas Winter Market (Moved to April)

Due to government restrictions and stay-at-home orders that impact travel for key western states, Winter Market is now scheduled for Spring. Due to the later timing of Winter Market, Summer Market dates have been moved 1 month out.
New market dates are:
  • Winter Las Vegas Market – NOW April 11-15, 2021 (Gift & Home temporaries April 11-14)
  • Summer Las Vegas Market – NOW August 22-26, 2021 (Gift & Home temporaries August 22-25)

IMC has set the industry standard for market safety during COVID. They have an extensive plan in place for markets and events and continue to actively monitor guidance from health & government officials. Details around IMC onsite protocols can be found at TogetherSafely.com.
Las Vegas: (Moved to April 14)- Student Brunch & Las Vegas Market Tour
All COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be followed, including but not limited to temperature checks upon entry to the show. Chairs will be spaced for social distancing. We request 6 feet of distance between attendees when touring. Face masks are required. 
We have something new to offer!
Advertise your business with an Instagram Campaign. Take advantage! We have thousands of active followers on Instagram. @asid_canv will showcase your company name, Instagram handle, and project work on our page!
Did you know that due to changes in privacy policies, your name is not automatically added to ASID’s "Find A Pro" or "Find an Industry Partner"? You must Opt-in via your online ASID account!
You may also upgrade your listing for more exposure. Enhanced Profiles appear above basic listings during searches and feature a profile photo and more.
Make the most of your membership by supporting your professional association and giving back to your local design community.

Joining a Chapter Committee provides members with a competitive advantage because they become active, informed members of the design industry.

We desperately need volunteers in Northern Nevada and California to help plan ASID events in those regions! Both Industry Partner and Designer Members are welcome!

We encourage your involvement! Please send us an e-mail and let us know your interests and availability.
Let's Grow the Movement.
Show the World How Design Impacts Lives!

Invite your fellow designers to be a part of ASID.
STUDENTS - Virtual Internship Winter Series
The ASID Virtual Internship Is Back On December 1!
The ASID Virtual Internship hub is available exclusively for ASID Student Members
Looking for ways to keep your skills sharp and your knowledge fresh as we head into 2021? Enter the ASID Virtual Internship: Winter Series! The Virtual Internship is returning with more opportunities for professional development and to enhance your design knowledge over winter break. New content is available on December 1 - and you can still catch up on all of the Summer Virtual Internship content available on the ASID Academy!

ASID California Central | Nevada Chapter is partnering with the Malouf Foundation on their Rooms Restored program. It's for children who have been physically or sexually abused in their homes. The perpetrator is usually someone the child knows—whether it’s a parent, sibling, or another family member.

As designers we are uniquely positioned to help these children. A child’s bedroom should be a be a place of comfort, a place of hope, a place to call their own—and we can offer that through our time, commitment, and expertise.

We are looking for donations of kid and teen bedroom furnishings, including headboards or complete bed frames, bedside tables, dressers, rugs, lamps, art and accessories. We have a location to collect and store items in Las Vegas, but we still need to find locations in other design communities. If you know of a place in your local area that these items can be stored until needed, please let us know.

If you are interested in donating items, or helping in your area, please reach out to Sandi Allan, Chapter Administrator, at administrator@cac-nv.asid.org or Kara Maas, Chapter President, at kmaas@imcenters.com
Learning Opportunities
Do You Need Continuing Education Units? 

Caesarstone offers CEUs via the Hanley Wood platform
Each week they hold 3 online seminars:
1. Quartz Commercial CEU
2. Quartz Surfacing Basics
3. Re-evaluating Kitchen Surfacing

ASID CEU Academy Topics include health and wellness, workplace design, the business of design, and more.

Sherwin Williams Learning Center is always open for CEUs on Demand.

AEC Daily also has many free webinars from our esteemed IPs.

All ASID Virtual Conference Content Now Available On Demand
In September, the design community came together for three dynamic days of learning and inspiration at the inaugural ASID Virtual Conference. Now, all recordings from the Virtual Conference are available on demand through the ASID Academy. 
Upcoming Dates and Events

All Areas:

January 8 - Textiles Series (Class 3 of 4) In Person & Online Virtual Event

January 1 - 2021 ANDYZ Awards Open for Entries

January 15 - Chapter Election Begins

February 5 - First Fridays In Person & Online Virtual Event

February 12 - Textiles Series (Class 4 of 4) In Person & Online Virtual Event

Las Vegas:

April 11 - 15 - Las Vegas Winter Market

April 14 - Las Vegas Market Student Brunch & IP Tour

TBD - Downtown LV Walking Tour 9 AM


May 2021: Vendor Fair & ASID Meet and Greet Event.

Visit www.cacnv.asid.org/events for details.

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