Quarterly Newsletter
April-June 2022

Grace Millard Knox Mansion
IDA 2022 Membership Drive Meeting
Upcoming Events:
May Event
Thu, May 19, 2022 6:00 PM EST
Homestone Tile Gallery Grand Opening Celebration Meeting
Please join us in seeing what is new in tile and stone at the grand opening celebration of Homestone Gallery's new location.
June Event
Save the date - June 23rd, 7pm-10pm
Buffalo Plastering & Architectural Casting
315 Hinman Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
Photos from our educational event at Parkway Window Works, April 20th, 2022

IDA Party Survey
If you have not done so already, please complete a brief, seven-question survey regarding your Interior Design Association of WNY membership.
Your feedback is valued and greatly appreciated! 
Click here to take the survey.
President's Message-
Karen Bialkowski
I hope this finds you well.

The IDA Board of Directors has been hard at work establishing the interworking of the IDA organization post COVID. We had a very successful Membership Drive Meeting in March with over 50 people attending at the Grace Millard Knox Mansion, which was the location of the most recent Junior League of Buffalo ShowHouse.

We have been surveying the membership about various events. The survey results from our first Style Row in November 2021 were analyzed at a recent board meeting. The overall consensus was to hold the event again this coming fall of 2022. A committee has been established to plan and organizes the event at the Twentieth Century Club. Look for details to follow in the upcoming newsletters and emails.
The IDA Board is in the midst of looking for feedback regarding our social events- the Summer Parties and Holiday Luncheons. Your feedback is important. Please see the above link to participate in the survey.

Our Charitable Projects Committee will be working with the Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff Estate to help restore the decor to its original design.

In response to member's requests for business development workshops, our member Peggy Morgans of Parkway Window Works hosted our April monthly meeting. Speakers LuAnn and Vince Nigara presented to a full house.

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming events at Homestone Gallery and Buffalo Architectural Casting.

Hope to see you soon at our upcoming events.
Best regards,

Karen Bialkowski
IDA of WNY President
Welcome to our newest members:
Bogue Art Studios
Thomas Johnson Homes
McQ Interiors
Window Decor Distributors of Buffalo
Timothy Aaron Creative
Member Opportunity:
"We are looking for designers that have accumulated fabric, furniture, fixtures, accessories, etc. from previous projects. It happens to all of us and before you know it your entire storage area is full. We are offering a public opportunity to sell these items at our Designer Sale on June 10th and 11th at 5742 Main Street in Williamsville, NY. We have a nice sized parking lot right in front of our new design showroom on Main Street. All members with tangible items are welcome. Each designer/participant will be in charge of their own set up and cash box. We have a rain date scheduled for June 17th and 18th. Please call us at our office (716) 906-3111 and let us know if you are interested! All inquiries are due by May 9th. It will be a great way to get to know some of you better and make some money while we do it!" 

Meet The 2022 IDA Board of Directors
Karen Bialkowski
Karen Mattoon
Vice President
Janet Ramseyer
Membership Chair
Erin Kent
Social Events Chair
Mindy Hesslink
Monthly Events Coordinator
Sandra Reicis
Michelle Peller White
Charitable Events Coordinator
Susan Conley Goltz
Marketing Advisor to the Board
Nicole Kelm
Board Member at Large
Aaron Mach
Board Member at Large
Todd Patti
Board Member at Large
Philippa Radon
Board Member at Large
Barb Reformat
Advisor to the Board
Alexa Ciprich
Administrative Assistant
Interior Design Association of WNY
PO Box #1052
Williamsville, NY 14221