Category Archives: Notes from SDP

We Remember: Margaret “Margy” Wentz

Margy WentzIt is with great sadness we announce the death of Margaret "Margy" Wentz, past Executive Director of SDP. She passed away on May 20, 2015. Margy was the first Executive Director of our Society, supporting us for 16+ years. She served us with a deep passion and had a strong love of the decorative painting art form. The work she did for SDP made a difference for every painter, whether they know her or not. She will be missed immensely; our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones during this difficult time. A service of celebration of her life will be held at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church in Pasadena, CA on Saturday, June 6 at 10:00 am.

Introduction to the “Meet the Teachers” Blog Series

meet-the-teachers-1200x907-2Every year the Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) Conference & Expo brings together the world’s best teachers of decorative painting.   SDP would like to highlight some of those teachers in a blog series entitled, “Meet the Teachers”. Over the next several weeks, we will take the time to get to know some of our 2015 Conference teachers and learn more about their art, inspiration and designs. We hope the interviews inspire you to continue painting and get you excited about attending the upcoming SDP Conference & Expo.  Look for our first interview on February 10th when we feature Louise Jackson, MDA, TDA. Did you know that Louise has authored 23 how to paint books? In the meantime, check out all of the great classes being offered at this year’s Conference. Registration will open on February 10th.