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2017 Society of Decorative Painters Board Election Results

Below are the results of the membership vote for the 2017-2018 Society of Decorative Painters Board of Director positions that were up for election at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Daytona Beach, Florida:

Vice President/President Elect

Linda Sharp CDA

Recording Secretary

Cindy Harrison

Board Member-At-Large

Karen Allen

Susan Phillips

Virginia (Ginny) Sparlin

Nominating Committee

Jeanie Miller

Debbie Cole CDA

Linda Biedermann TDA

Meet the Exhibitor: Meet The Magic Brush, Inc

Who is exhibiting at Oceans of Color, the 45th Annual Society of Decorative Painters International Conference & Expo in Daytona Beach next month? We’ll be featuring the companies that are exhibiting right here on the SDP Blog! Make sure you get an Expo ticket so you can see their latest products and shop their Expo specials, May 19-20, 2017 at the Ocean Center Convention Center.

Today we’re featuring The Magic Brush, Inc., who will be in booth #506! Read on and learn why you should plan to visit their booth.

Why should attendees stop by your booth?

Stop by The Magic Brush, Inc in booth # 506 to see the latest in exciting paintings featuring birds and animals, and to find out how Sherry C. Nelson MDA, TDA is revolutionizing your in-class experience with multiple professional, step-by photos available on your iPad or tablet! See every step right in front of you as you paint, and have the photo file to take home to complete your work.

Wine Box e-packet

What product(s) are you most excited about featuring at the SDP Expo?

Our Members-Only online magazine called The Flutterby, issued four times a year, with great feature articles that share the latest in painting tips and techniques, a brand new seminar project, a travel log, a show and tell gallery of student art, and much, much more.

Come by our booth and let us tell you all about what you're missing if you're not a member of Members Only!

Issue 1, 2017: The Flutterby, Members Only

Can you give us a preview of the show-special discounts or special events you’re planning at your booth?

Sherry is excited to be a presenter for a special event oil class, The Beach Bum, to open the conference celebration, and has created a new packet at a discount to those who attend! Limited Edition - so come quickly and add this great new seashore scene entitled "Beach Baby" to your collection of Florida paintings!

Beach Baby

Books, books,books! Come and browse Sherry's super-special fabulous book sale! Buy one of Sherry's best selling wildlife art instruction books at regular price and get a second for half price.

What is something that our attendees might not know about your company?

Since 1977, The Magic Brush, Inc. owned by Sherry C. Nelson, MDA, TDA, has presented the best in wildlife art instruction! For more than 40 years, Sherry has been one of the most innovative teachers in the field, paving the way for students to learn new techniques first through placement sheets, then with on-camera classroom demos, and now step-bys as close as your iPad! Come ask us about this year's seminar schedule and join in the fun!

Is there anything else you want us to promote to our attendees?

Sign up for Sherry's White Ibis class! Bring your iPad and learn to paint with in-class step-bys on your tablet! You'll be amazed how quickly you master each step and how easy it is to learn to paint with fabulous, rich Artist's Oils....there's still space and no matter your skill level - you can do it!

And most of all, come by and visit! We love to meet new painters and see old friends. Here's hoping YOU have a wonderful time in beautiful Daytona Beach!

Not registered yet? Click here to sign up for our conference class and/or an expo ticket!

Meet the Exhibitor: Meet Stampendous

Who is exhibiting at Oceans of Color, the 45th Annual Society of Decorative Painters International Conference & Expo in Daytona Beach in May? We’ll be featuring the companies that are exhibiting right here on the SDP Blog! Make sure you get an Expo ticket so you can see their latest products and shop their Expo specials, May 19-20, 2017 at the Ocean Center Convention Center.

Today we’re featuring Stampendous, who will be in booth #204! Read on and learn why you should plan to visit their booth.

Why should attendees stop by your booth?

Join Tammie Wilson as she demonstrates how to use and combine stamps into your decorative painting. No more tedious tracing, transferring or basecoating. Simply stamp, shade, highlight and you’re done!

What product(s) are you most excited about featuring at the SDP Expo?

We will be featuring stamps from our April release, including new designs from our one and only Fran Seiford, more enchanting images from our new licensee Laurel Burch™, as well as more fun and whimsical designs from House-Mouse Designs and Pink Your Life.

Can you give us a preview of what you’re planning at your booth?

Receive a free stamp with any purchase of $35 or more.

What is something that our attendees might not know about your company?

Stampendous was founded 36 years ago by Fran Seiford, who still designs 85% of our stamp images. Stampendous purchased Dreamweaver Stencils in 2015, and produces licensed images for Laurel Burch™, House-Mouse Designs, Andy Skinner and Pink Your Life. Finally, 80% of our product is manufactured in the USA!

Is there anything else you want us to promote to our attendees?

Join Chris Haughey and Tammie Wilson for Magical Media Bouquets (class 101), on Wednesday May 17 from 8:00am-Noon. Create two beautiful floral projects for just $40. Class includes surfaces, two stamp sets and stencil.

Not registered yet? Click here to sign up for our conference class and/or an expo ticket!