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President's Farewell Message



2013 Sponsors




Chapter Meeting September 19


Community Service Opportunities


Design Excellence Awards Video


Emerging Professionals Meeting 


HOUZZ Party and Product Showcase


Media Partner


Student Competition


Welcome New Industry Partners


Welcome New Members



Welcome Industry Partners!

Our newest Industry Partners!


ARDEX Americas

Scott Cadam


 (949) 982-9593



Kitchens Southwest

Catherine Monaghan


(480) 443-0102



Mattress Firm

Kelli Parks


 (713) 328-3578



Think Art

Robert Bisetti


(480) 998-9790

Welcome New Members!
September 2013


Jodi Asin, Student ASID
Valory Covello, Allied ASID
Debra Fahey, Student ASID 
Catherine Powers, Student ASID
Katherine Schatzberg, Student ASID
Trisha Wade, Student ASID  
Karl Wein, Student ASID
Phoenix Home & Garden Media Partner

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Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsor

Copper Sponsors

Got CEUs?

Deadline: December 31, 2013

Do you have your CEUs?  Ferguson is offering .1 CEU August 21, 2013. The chapter  will offer another CEU October 17, 2013.

Not enough CEUs yet? Consider getting your CEUs through webinars. IDCEC-approved webinars are available at

For a complete list of approved CEUs, click here.  
Upcoming CEUs
.6 CEUs September 27, 2013
Presented by ASID New Mexico Chapter

.1 CEU October 10, 2013
  Presented by Dunn-Edwards

.1 CEU October 17, 2013
  Presented by Sherwin-Williams 
  Registration opens 
  September 20, 2013

For information on all of the above CEUs, click here.


A big THANK YOU to Alyshaan Fine Rugs for videotaping the Awards!
Creative Brief
President's Farewell Message
Design Excellence Awards 2013. L to R: Chris West, IP, Membership Director; Deb Ritchie, IP, Director at Large; Linda Heinz, FASID, Financial Director; Cindy Lewton, ASID, President; Amber Rice, Student ASID, Student Rep to the Board; Gretchen Palmer, Allied ASID, President Elect; Jewell Blair, Allied ASID, Professional Development Director. Not pictured: LaDawn Bentley, ASID, Communications Director
Dear Members,

I stepped into this position a few months early when my predecessor stepped down unexpectedly. I wasn't prepared. I like to plan and plan, and create a back-up plan, and have alternative back-up plans. I once was told that I plan my life like a play, but I'm foiled because the players in my life don't play their parts the way I imagine. It's why I can't play chess. I understand the rules of the game well and have played since I was a child. It is a completely hopeless game for me. 


The job of President is really to support all the volunteers doing their jobs. Plans often go awry and members become frustrated. During the past 17 months as President, there have been flare-ups and meltdowns, hugs and brush-offs. I'm intimately familiar with "last straws" and overworked volunteers. Sometimes board members were incredulous at some of my own missteps. 


And yet...the Board of Directors, the Committee Chairs, the 100-plus volunteers continue to rally together to make the Arizona North Chapter one of the most successful chapters in the country. Our common passion is design. Just like the design process, it ultimately is about the people and the relationships. I have been blessed to work with the best of the best during my years on the Board.


Come Say Farewell...

The chapter meeting Thursday at Kitchens Southwest is my last chapter meeting as President.  Please join me as we welcome back Kitchens Southwest into our membership. Come say good-bye to our outgoing Financial Director, Linda Heinz, FASID; Communications Director, LaDawn Bentley, ASID, and myself. Come learn how you can join a committee next year and create lifelong connections/friendships. 


You too will be blessed.


Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!


Cindy Lewton, ASID

2012/2013 President

Chapter Meeting       September 19
Last Chance!   Register Now!      
Chapter Meeting September 19, 2013

Cosentino, Gold Sponsor, has teamed up with 
Industry Partner, Kitchens Southwest 
for our September chapter meeting!
Sign up for a committee!
Say farewell to Cindy!

Community Service Opportunities
WREATHS!  We Want Your Talents!


                             Wreaths! All types of wreaths are wanted! 


ASID Arizona North Chapter has committed to help Aunt Rita's Foundation raise funds by designing and donating wreaths to Aunt Rita's annual signature event, Red Brunch, to be held November 30, 2013 at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale.


Last year, our members created numerous wreaths that raised thousands of dollars through their auction.  They want us back!


If you would like to participate by creating and donating a wreath, please sign up at our chapter meeting Thursday evening, September 19, 2013, or go to www.asidaznorth.org for details.





Stardust Building Supplies Plus ASID - Together Again!
Stardust has invited ASID Arizona North Chapter to join them at the Maricopa County Home Show September 27-29 as ASID designers create a kitchen vignette to educate the public about recycle/upcycle and the value of ASID designers.

Rather than showcasing individual designers, this extravaganza will showcase our chapter as a whole and the value of selecting an ASID designer for their next project.

This is actually a kitchen design competition decided by popular public vote.  Help your chapter help Stardust win $10,000!  More information to come!  

We are looking for designers who are interested creating the vignette.

Want to participate?

Contact Cindy Lewton, ASID, President
Halloween Costume Drive 

Last year, Arizona North Chapter collected 130 costumes for UMOM kids--the largest shelter for homeless families in the state. 


We're doing it again. Bring new costumes (any size) to the Chapter Meeting October 17th.


RealWorld DesignWeek   ~   Mentors Wanted!

Registration has not opened yet, giving you time to plan your shadowing day. Click here for information and ideas!
Volunteer Opportunities ~ Arizona North Chapter      
Do you have great ideas? Do you want to get involved? 

We're looking for you! 

Come to the chapter meeting Thursday evening and learn how to get involved!

ASID Events & Activities
               Are You in the Houzz?     ASID Members Only!                     October 12, 2013


Emerging Professionals                                        October 1, 2013
Information and Networking for Emerging Professionals--those designers with five years or less experience. However, all members are welcome! 

Registration Opens Friday!               ASID Chapter Meeting!
THE EVENT. With annual Halloween costume drive.  

Registration opens September 20, 2013

ASID Student Competition
Supporting the needs of a community in crisis...

How can you, as an interior designer, create a temporary shelter that addresses and supports the health, safety, and welfare of a community in crisis? Show us your solution and you could win $2,000 and national recognition of your work--exposing your talent to over 30,000 ASID designers! 
Entry Submissions Open:  October 14, 2013
Entry Submissions Close:  January 12, 2013

Get full information by clicking here.
ASID in the Valley
Tour World's Largest Gold LEED-Certified Paint Mfg Plant!
    Earn .1 CEU                                              October 10, 2013