Green Bay Design Community Event
CEU & Architecture of Green Bay Exhibit
Wednesday, October 7th

5 - 6 pm CEU
6 - 7:30 pm Exhibit & Networking

ASID-WI will be hosting its first Design Community Event in Green Bay, WI at the Neville Public Museum. Join us for a CEU Presentation entitled "Biophilic Design" followed by networking and a walk through of the exhibit Centennial Architecture of Green Bay: Partnership with Berners-Schober and their Archives-100+ Years of Green Bay Architecture. Food and drink will be provided by Ceramic Tileworks and Interface. To RSVP, contact Deb Schramm.

Neville Public Museum
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303
“You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me!”

Join ASID, WGBA, and SEWCTC for an informative  evening to learn about how floor prep mistakes can affect any flooring installation and how you can prevent them. John Peters, INSTALL Market Organizer/Floor Covering for Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters and Sergio Martiniez, Quality Control Manager for Ozinga Ready Mix will present a course on floor covering awareness and the three main reasons we see flooring fail. Live demonstrations of failures in carpet, porcelain tile, LVT, linoleum, and cork installations will be on display so you can see firsthand the importance of floor prep to avoid these situations. Light food and beverages will be served.

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 5:00PM-7:30PM

Where: SEWCTC Training Center
N25 W23055 Paul Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072

Cost: $25 ASID/WGBA Members
$40 Non-Members
Free Admission for all Students

Credits: 2.0 GBCI CE, 2.0 AIA LU, 2.0 IDCEC (pending)

Click here to register and for more information including speaker biographies.
Real World Design Week 2016 - Save the Date

ASID Wisconsin will be hosting Real World Design Week November 2–November 6. Real World Design Week is a mentoring program offering hands-on learning experiences to introduce students to the real world of interior design. The program is designed to educate the next generation of designers and provide them exposure to professional practices and access to career development training.  During the week, ASID student members will visit the work locations of ASID designers, Industry Partner representatives and educators to shadow for a half or full day. We already have companies from the Milwaukee, Madison and Stevens Point areas that have agreed to host students for the day.  However, we would like more. If you are interested, please contact Amy Wenger. Registration information and more details will be communicated to the student chapters later this week.
The 40th Annual Design Excellence Awards

You have planned the space, selected the materials and chosen the furniture.  Now it's time to display your work.
The 40th Annual Design Excellence Awards will be held on March 10, 2016.

Professional Submittals will be accepted from November 9th to November 20th.
Student Submittals will be accepted from January 4th to January 15th.

The submittal information and project templates will be on the ASID Website on October 16th.

More information to follow or contact Roxann Bentfield at
Do you have your photography ready? If not, take advantage of the ASID Design Excellence Awards Photo Packages

This year's awards submittal period starts November 7th. With that date approaching quickly, the Awards Committee has again created 2 photography packages with Chris Duzynski Photography, LLC for ASID members. Please contact Chris if you are interested in using one of these packages.

Package #1 - $300
Includes one interior or exterior view, all inclusive. Photography may include lighting if deemed necessary. Client will receive one high-resolution and one screen-resolution file for their award submission.

Package #2 - $500
Includes three hours of continuous time on-site (time cannot be sub-divided into smaller blocks of time). Chris will shoot as many views as requested within the three hours. Photography could include lighting if deemed necessary, taking into consideration time restrictions.

For travel outside of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine & Ozaukee counties, you will incur a $75 travel fee. Beyond 80 miles from Milwaukee, you will incur a $150 travel fee.

View more people-centric imagery & video production work at
Partner Events

2016 Color Forecast

Passionate pursuit. Fresh mindfulness. Vintage workmanship. Social engagement. And technology and materials that seem to come from out of this world. We’re taking the best of everything life has to offer and indulging in the moment. Prepare to come together as we go in passionate pursuit of a shared color consciousness.

Crown Plaza Milwaukee West
10499 Innovation Drive | Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Thursday, October 8, 2015 | 12 PM or 4 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Colormix 2016 | Session I
Light Lunch will be served.

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Colormix 2016 | Session II
Light Hors D'Oeuvres and wine will be served.

Please click here to RSVP for the event.

Design Chicago

The Design Center at the Merchandise Mart and LuxeHome will host Design Chicago, the Midwest’s largest residential design conference and inspirational trade fair, on October 6 and 7, 2015. Design Chicago will showcase a variety of educational and innovative programming including more than 35 educational presentations and CEU seminars, more than three dozen showroom open houses, and a bevy of new products debuting from more than 65 showrooms throughout the Merchandise Mart. Registration and participation is free with the exception of the VIP Luxury Gala held October 6th, which honors the Midwest’s top names in furnishings, architecture, interior design and custom home building. For more information, please visit:

Interior Design Coalition of Wisconsin (IDCW) Fall Continuing Education Program
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Summit Place Office Complex
6737 West Washington Street
West Allis, WI 53214

"Implementing Evidence-Based Design (EBD)
as a Design Approach"

by Caren S. Martin, PhD, CID, FASID, IDEC, IFMA
Approved for .6 HSW credits by IDCEC

Click here to view the invitation and to register.
Click here to view the course description and schedule.
ASID Student Gatherings
  • October 13 – Gateway Technical College – 12:00 – 1:00

Portfolio Shows

UW Stevens Point ASID Student Chapter Annual Banquet
October 9, 2015, 5:30-8:00 pm – UW Stevens Point ASID Student Chapter

RSVP to or

Madison College Interior Design Club’s Annual Fundraiser - “A Haunted Homecoming”
October 22, 2015, 5:30 PM
More information to come.
Are You CEU Compliant?

ASID mandates that all practitioner members—Professional, Allied, and Associate—earn a minimum of 1.0 (10 hours) approved continuing education units (CEUs) every two years. The current reporting period will end on December 31, 2015, and ASID strongly encourages members to meet the year-end CEU requirements to maintain active membership status.

Practitioner members can satisfy CEU requirements with ASID Academy, the convenient online learning management system for continuing education and professional development. ASID Academy features over 30 accredited courses within such topics as: sustainability, health and wellness, leadership, impact of design, practice of design, and business of design.

Curated courses within ASID Academy offer credits to fulfill CEU requirements. Available from anywhere with an Internet connection, the course catalog allows users to earn CEUs on their own time, and gain insightful knowledge to implement immediately. Discounted pricing is available for ASID members, and all courses taken and passed by members will be automatically reported to IDCEC.
Annual Meeting Recap

At this year’s celebration, several outstanding members and passionate volunteers were honored with Chapter Awards.  Please congratulate their success!

2015 Emerging Professionals Top 5 Under 5 Awards:
Katie Edwards, Allied ASID
Kylie Osborne, Allied ASID
Marsha Thrift, Allied ASID, AKBD
Melissa Smith, Allied ASID
Sondra Pace, ASID

2015 Presidential Citations:
Karen Johnson, Allied ASID

2015 Volunteer of the Year:
Robin Stroebel, ASID, RID, LEED AP ID+C

2015 Crystal Star Award:
Sandy Weber, ASID

Additionally, another debt of gratitude is due to our outgoing Board Members.  Their enthusiasm and efforts have solidified our position as a model Chapter.

2014-2015 Wisconsin Chapter of ASID Outgoing Board Members:
President: Lissa Rolenc, ASID
Financial Director: Karen Johnson, Allied ASID
Professional Development Director: Deb Schramm, Allied ASID
Communications Director: Erin Jende, Interface, Industry Partner of ASID
Student Rep. to the Board: Kelly Blanchar, Allied ASID

The new Chapter Board will assume their roles October, 1st.  

2015-2016 Wisconsin Chapter of ASID Board Members
President: Aga Artka, ASID, NCIDQ, WRID
President Elect: Amy Sell, ASID
Financial Director: Lynn Braun, Allied ASID
Membership Director: Carmen Eskra, ASID, WRID
Communications Director:  Ellen Sweeney, Mohawk Group, Industry Partner of ASID
Professional Development Director: Erica Kirklewski, Allied ASID
Director at Large: Amy Wenger, Allied ASID
Student Rep. to the Board: Nina Fiedler, Student Member ASID

A special thanks goes to:

Art by designers for designers. Visit

Furniture Project Manager – Creative Business Interiors – Milwaukee, WI

Full-Time Entry Level Interior Designer - 4 design - Menomonee Falls, WI

Fall Internship in Interior Design or Interior Architecture - 4 design - Menomonee Falls, WI

Adjunct Instructor Positions – Interior Design - Mount Mary University

Architectural Sales Representative - Daltile Commercial Sales

Account Executive – Design Within Reach – Milwaukee, WI

Part Time Interior Design Instructor – Milwaukee Area Technical College – Milwaukee, WI

Interior Designer Position – Peabody’s Interiors – Milwaukee, WI

Commercial Sales Associate – Lexco Tile and Stone – Milwaukee, WI


Thank you to this week's Gold Sponsor:


Earn CEU credits online, anywhere with ASID Academy

ASID Academy premiered in July 2015 as the comprehensive resource for continuing education and CEU credit fulfillment. ASID Academy supports the Society’s commitment to online learning and professional development  through CEU course offerings, papers, and videos made available to members and designers online, anytime.

ASID Academy features a curated, peer-reviewed course catalog with CEU courses focusing on our four key themes that cross-cut all practice areas of interior design: Impact of Design, Leadership Development, Practice of Design, and Business of Design. The catalog further reinforces the Society’s commitment to continuing education, and supports the new December 31, 2015 CEU requirement.

Sign up for a course today! Click here to learn more.


October 7th - Green Bay Design Community Event

October 8th - Colormix 2016 - Two Sessions Available!

October 20th - ASID-WI Board Meeting

November 10th - Joint Event with WGBA & SEWCTC - “You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me!” 

December 9th - ASID-WI Holiday Party


Congratulations to ASID-WI member, Sheila Semrou, AAHID, ASID. Sheila authored an article titled "Natural Elements for Health Care Interiors," which was published in the August 2015 Issue of Health Facilities Management Magazine.  Click here to read the article.


"Harmonious Spaces: Wei Dong and Feng Shui Culture"
September 18 - November 15, 2015

Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Nancy Nicholas Hall, School of Human Ecology, 1300 Linden, Drive, Madison Wisconsin

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10-4, Sunday Noon-4 or by appointment, contact 608.262.8815

Designer Night at ProSource Wholesale of Franklin
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
4PM to 8PM
Hors d’eourves and Cocktails will be Served

Meet Celebrity Interior Designer Alison Victoria and earn CEU credits.

Click here for more information.

Please RSVP to or call in to 414.421.9220.


For a full listing of webinars provided by ASID, go to

ASID | Education Online
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