Local Connections

Local Connections are active across California and Nevada. Several groups have had meetings. The activities at these meetings include; critique sessions, Show and Tell, writing artist statements, sharing the SAQA global trunk show and visiting Museums.

If these activities are of interest to you contact the group nearest your location. The leaders and their emails are listed below. The advantage is meeting closer to home.

If you have questions, contact Jean Jurgenson jeanjurgenson@gmail.com or Cara Gulati Cara@CaraGulati.com

Coordinators

East Bay/ Berkeley/Richmond – Saturday/Sunday Meetings

Due to COVID, this group is on hiatus until they can meet in person again. Feel free to contact Nancy
with any questions or thoughts. If you would like to be put on their group email list, contact Nancy. Remember, any member can participate in any Local Connection.

East Bay/Walnut Creek – Wednesday Meetings

This LC has begun meeting again on zoom with new leadership – Dale Wolfe. At this point, they will meet monthly. The day and time have not been finalized. When they decide it’s time to meet in person, they will meet at Aileyn Ecob’s home. Anyone is welcome. Contact Dale to get on the email list to receive the zoom invitation or to receive any further information.

North Bay

Formerly known as the Santa Rosa/Napa/Sonoma Local Connection, the group has been expanded to include the entire northern coastal areas from the Bay to Oregon. This includes Santa Rosa, Napa, Santa Rosa, Ukiah, and Willits.

Gigi Kandler
gi2@gi2.net

Barbara Confer
barnbarn181@yahoo.com

This group is not meeting in person or on zoom at this time but they will post any changes on this site. If you would like to be put on their group email list, contact Gigi.  Remember, any member can participate in any Local Connection.

Greater Sacramento/Foothills

Marion Emerson
marioneemerson@gmail.com

This group meets regularly on Zoom every other month (even months) the second Thursday at 11:00 AM. If you would like to be put on their group email list so that you receive their Zoom invitations, contact Marion or Carole. Remember, any member can participate in any Local Connection.

Central Coast Fiber Artists

Anna Mae Gazo
amgazo@sbcglobal.net

This group meets monthly on Zoom. They meet the 3rd Friday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  If you would like to be put on their group email list so that you receive their Zoom invitations, contact Anna. Remember, any member can participate in any Local Connection.

Reno/Tahoe

This group meets quarterly on Zoom. If you would like to be put on their group email list so that you receive their Zoom invitations, contact Eileen. Remember, any member can participate in any Local Connection.

South Bay

Ellen Issacs
ellen@izix.com 

This group meets on Zoom the 1st Monday of each month at 2:00 PM.  If you would like to be put on their group email list so that you receive their Zoom invitations, contact Ellen. Remember, any member can participate in any Local Connection.