Society of Decorative Painters Announces International Conference & Expo Move to Daytona In 2017

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“Oceans of Color”, the Society of Decorative Painters’ (SDP) 45th Annual International Conference & Expo, will be held at the Ocean Center, Daytona Beach in Daytona, FL, May 17-20, 2017.

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Our commitment to aspiring painters and artists of all types and skill levels, and enriching lives through painting is strong, as we start planning to bring our premier event to the East Coast.

“Oceans of Color”, the Society of Decorative Painters’ (SDP) 45th Annual International Conference & Expo, will be held at the Ocean Center, Daytona Beach in Daytona, FL, May 17-20, 2017. The SDP International Conference & Expo is open to painters and artists of all mediums and skill levels, students, designers, antiquers, creative hobbyists and art professionals who are interested in the growing painting segment and will feature hands-on learning and exhibits.

“We are excited to head to Daytona for our 2017 International Conference & Expo,” said Wendy Watson, Board President. “Our commitment to aspiring painters and artists of all types and skill levels, and enriching lives through painting is strong, as we start planning to bring our premier event to the East Coast.”

The SDP Conference offers painting classes from well-known and respected decorative painting teachers, representing acrylic, colored pencil, fabric paint, mixed media, oil, technique, theory, watercolor and more.

Headlining the 2017 Conference is Certified Decorative Artist, Judy Westegaard-Jenkins. Judy has worked professionally as an artist, art director, and licensed designer for the craft and gift industries, and as a company spokesperson and an educator in the arts. Judy's artwork can be found in many private collections as well as in the National Museum of Decorative Painting, the Library of Congress, the White House, and the Smithsonian Institute.

The SDP Expo will feature top art manufacturers, distributors and stores selling a variety of supplies, including paint, brushes, painting surfaces, patterns packets, mats and frames, stamps and stencils and finished products, to name a few.

The Society’s 44th Annual International Conference & Expo is coming up June 6-11, 2016 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, CA. Visit decorativepainters.org/2016.php for more information about the event and how to register.

Information about the 2017 Conference classes, events, registration and hotels will be available in July. To learn more about the Society of Decorative Painters and its annual event, visit http://www.decorativepainters.org.

ABOUT THE SOCIETY OF DECORATIVE PAINTERS
The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) is a membership organization with thousands of members throughout the United States, Canada, Japan and 42 other countries. It has over 200 affiliated chapters that actively promote the art form through community service projects and painting-related activities. SDP publishes the industry’s leading decorative painting magazine, The Decorative Painter, and hosts one of the largest annual decorative painting conferences and expos that draws worldwide artists. For more information, visit http://www.decorativepainters.org.

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