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SDA Facebook Manager for WA

Facebook.com/surfacedesignwa
Well I had a pleasant surprise today!  I received an email from a friend who happens to be the Washington state representative for the Surface Design Association (SDA).  She asked me if I was interested in becoming the Facebook Manager for the Washington State SDA (the Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/surfacedesignwa).  And of course, I happily said yes!! 

The SDA is a fabulous organization whose mission is "To promote awareness and appreciation of textile-inspired art and design through member-supported benefits including publications, exhibitions and conferences."

And specifically, the Washington State chapter of the SDA says:

Surface Design Association – Washington is a member run organization .  We are a collective of hobbyists, beginners, teachers, collectors and professional full-time artists, who are all enthusiasts about the rich and textured world of fiber art and surface design.

Together we:
  • Network with each other
  • Publicize our work
  • Learn to deepen our knowledge and technical abilities
  • Generate interest and excitement amongst ourselves and the greater community
  • Collaborate to accomplish and produce more than we can as individuals
  • Share ourselves, our work, our hopes, our successes
  • Support each other
  • Welcome all who share or are interested in what we are passionate about
 I can't wait to start contributing to such a wonderful organization!
Becky

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