September Meeting Notes

Notes: 9/11/12 meeting

Great meeting last night.  A huge thanks to member Bridgette Buckley for hosting!

I want to welcome a couple new members that joined the conversation:

Linda Pulik
Eve Fineman

Bridgette and Sharon led the conversation about the inaugural Chicago L(a)WD Exhibition. All ideas regarding this idea are welcome.  This conversation will continue as a collaborative process but will be led by Bridgette and Sharon.  A show will be put together for 2013.

-How do we want to present ourselves to Chicago + beyond?

-inclusive – welcome to any women in the professional design field
-make a strong statement
-communicate all individual strengths
-some kind of connection to Portland group (other cities)

-What setting / context are we imaging?

-diverse in work
-call for entries
-possible small entry fee
-juried show, invite a few jury members from outside the group

-Theme ideas?

-coming up with “theme” – example of “ruffle” for upcoming Portland show
-production vs. custom
-women as makers
-process – linda mentioned this article in regards to process and drawing


-look into possible local grants or financing this:

Awesome Foundation
The League of Awesome Possibilities

Also mentioned:

Step up Women’s Network


The next meetup is scheduled for Tuesday October 9th at 7:30

Topic: TBD

Location: TBD


Current and upcoming events L(a)WD ladies are involved in:
-Strand Design is one of the finalist for “American Made Awards” – you can vote for them at this link:

Time and Materials:  Bridgette Buckley, Elizabeth Fiersten and Kari Merkl are part of this group show – closing Oct. 5th

4426 North Ravenswood Ave
July 13th- October 5th

-SMALL Furniture and Functional Objects Showroom:  Strand Design, Studio 1am and Bridgette Buckley will be participating

Friday October 5th, 5pm
Bridgeport Art Center
1200 W. 35th Street,Chicago, IL

If there is an event you would like to add please do!

Have a great month. Look forward to the next meeting!