Kansas SCBWI http://www.kansas.scbwi.org It has been a long time since I checked their website. I discover under members sites several exciting illustrators & graphic designers. I think it is important to check out different state's SCBWI websites and their members. I will be doing it more often. I learn what the members are publishing and where, plus when they are having events near where I live. I know Missouri SCBWI/Springfield chapter is having a workshop on July 19th. I am still hoping to go.
Check out the websites of different organizations in each state for groups you are interested in, such as Mystery Writers, Romance Writers & etc.