March 2020 Chapter Newsletter
Our Cal State Fresno Student Chapter represented
at Scale in Seattle!
There were five Fresno State students that were able to attend SCALE 2020. Each student had different experiences, but they all seemed to all agree on one thing; there are a lot of job categories in the interior design profession! There is something for everyone. Going in, if someone asked you what you planned to do after you graduate, you were able to tell them. But leaving SCALE, you tend to rethink your options. Not that it’s a bad thing because now our students have more knowledge on what opportunities are out there for designers.
The students enjoyed all of the keynote speakers who shared their wisdom about the profession, as well as the presentation topics that were given to help our future careers.
Our very own Marisol Coria was recognized as one of the 2020 Student Volunteer of the Year Finalists. We are so proud of her! She is very engaged in our student club at Fresno State, and with the California Central / Nevada Chapter Board. She definitely deserved to be recognized. 
We look forward to sending a new group of students to Scale 2021 in Washington DC!
Don't miss the ASID Chapter Event of the YEAR
San Francisco: Sunday and Monday May 17 -18 :
Let’s all come together for High Style, Exclusive All Access Tours, Continuing Education, and Networking.

Join us at our West Coast California / Central Nevada Conference on Sunday, May 17th and Monday, May 18th.

  • Meet on Sunday at 10:30 am at San Francisco Showcase House for an exclusive ASID tour at 11 am. Meet the Industry Partners sponsoring the Showcase House.
  • Then to the Young Fine Arts Museum at 12 PM for luncheon (not included) and a private docent tour of ‘Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving’.
  • On Monday, meet at 9:00 AM at San Francisco Design Center for an exclusive tour of ASID Industry Partner showrooms. Get CEUs and see the Showcase House featured brands.

Ticket Cost for members $150 and Non-members $175 .  

Travel, food, lodging, and plans for extended stays on your own.

We''ll Stay at Villa Florence Hotel in the Heart of Union Square:

Conference Rate: $199 per night, and Resort fees waived.

Please call the Hotel’s Reservations Department at 844- 838-8701 to book your room. Reservations must be made by  Thursday April 16, 2020  to receive the discounted rate.

Attendees should identify themselves as being part of  American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Group  when calling, or book your hotel stay through this lnk:

Spaces are filling up fast, so don't delay!

If you are interested in attending or you wish to find out more about the conference, please e-mail
Jamie Stringham:
Kara Maas: kmaas@imcenters

Sponsored by:
2020 ANDYZ Awards
The 2020 ANDYZ Awards are Open for Submissions! -
You know that you have what it takes to be an
Award Winning Designer.
Let us showcase your talent in 2020,
at the ANDYZ Awards!
A huge Thank You to Las Vegas California Closets
for hosting us on February 19th.
Sacramento: Tuesday, March 31 :

Produced by Janice Stone Thomas, ASID, of  INSPIRED an upcoming   design blog from California, featuring interior design, art, and other passions.       

Date: March 31, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
     Conference room
     980 Fulton Avenue
     Sacramento, CA 95825
Donations accepted, $15.00
Wine and hors d’oeuvres served

or (916) 705-1590

You will also be privileged to enjoy the stunning design work for Trainor Fairbrooks Attorney at Law, by Paulette Trainor, ASID.

Axel Vervoordt

Award winning Belgian designer and antiquaire, Axel Vervoordt, is celebrated for his capti­vatingly minimalist interiors infused with a serene sense of history and timelessness. Opened in 1969, Axel Vervoordt has masterminded his extraordinary art-and-design empire, creating some of the most elegant interiors of the past 30 years.
Las Vegas: Friday, March 6 :

'Natural Stone 101: Everything you NEED to know about designing with the oldest building material'
(.1 CEU)

Please RSVP to
Las Vegas: Friday, April 17 :

$25 ASID Members
$30 Non-Members

Ticket price includes the professionally guided walking tour, and coffee and pastries before the tour.

Fresno: Friday, March 27 :

Fresno State University

and Reception

Friday, March 27th


Department of Art and Design
Phebe Conley Art Gallery
5225 N. Backer Avenue M/S CA65
Fresno, CA 93740
Parking lot P4
Las Vegas: Friday, March 13 :
Internship / Career Fair by UNLV School of Architecture, AIA Las Vegas and AIAS

Friday, March 13th
Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Architecture Studies Library
UNLV School of Architecture
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89154
The 9th Annual Architecture Internship/Career Fair is coming to the Architecture Studies Library. This event connects prospective interns or full-time employees with firms seeking emerging professionals and top graduating talent (all design disciplines welcome).
Scottsdale, AZ, March 29 - April 1 -
At the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
in Scottsdale, Arizona.

In addition to the groundbreaking content and stimulating experiences that The WELL Conference will offer, ASID will take the opportunity to present many of our signature events and programs at the Conference, bringing our entire community together in one venue. We believe our members will thrive and gain inspiration through celebrating our Design Impacts Lives philosophy together, and we hope to bring a renewed energy and sense of community to ASID and our members.
Registration is now open!

Early bird registration is available until Feb. 17, 2020 .
Upcoming Events and Dates to Remember:

All Areas:
March 30: ANDYZ Awards Early-bird deadline

May 17-18: Chapter Conference in San Francisco

Las Vegas:
April 3 First Friday: Singing the Blues with Sherwin Williams

May 2: Join Team LVDC for Walk for the Cure

May 5 -7: HD Expo

May 11- 15: UNLV Design Student Display at LVDC in Bldg A Atrium

May 14: Vendor Fair - Meet Jamie Stringham, Chapter President & Jessica Gahan, Chapter Communications Director. A Meet and Greet Event is in the works.