The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) is an international network of artists committed to teaching, promoting, and celebrating decorative painting. Founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma and now headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, we have fourteen-thousand members in forty-three countries. Our members have learned to paint with us in a method that allows anyone, regardless of inherent skill or prior training, to pick up a brush and start creating.
If you aren’t a current member, consider joining! Many benefits come with your membership, and you will be supporting SDP as we work to bring together and build the decorative painting industry and as we share this form of art with those who have the desire to create, but have not yet found the means.
As a member of SDP, you will receive:
Four Issues of The Decorative Painter—Members receive a subscription to the industry’s leading decorative painting magazine. Each issue comes with more than fifteen projects, product reviews, artist interviews, and more.
Access to Members’ Section of DecorativePainters.org—Here you will find bonus projects, online issues of The Decorative Painter, your list of SDP Member Discounts, the SDP Member Forum, and more.
SDP Member Discounts—Each year, we partner with dozens of arts
businesses to create discounts for our members on everything from books to brushes to seminars with traveling teachers. These discounts not only help you offset your membership dues, but they also save you money on the art supplies you buy throughout the year.
Chapter Access—As an SDP member, you will be able to create or join local chapters, painting groups that hold regular meetings, host classes and special seminars, do community service, and are dedicated to painting and having fun together. Find your local chapter by visiting DecorativePainters.org.
eZines—All members will receive nine eZines throughout the year, with information on what’s happening with our chapters, educational opportunities, updates on our programs, and tips and tricks to help you continually improve your painting skills.
You will also receive discounted registration for the annual Conference, eligibility for the SDP Foundation Scholarships, access to the Certification and Teacher Development programs, free access to the SDP Permanent Collection located in Wichita, Kansas, and discounted participation in juried exhibitions.
Whether you have been thinking about joining but haven’t yet made the leap, joined in the past but haven’t for this year, or are just now learning about SDP and what it has to offer, be a part of SDP for 2013 and experience the joys of painting and learning with us. We can’t wait to welcome you to the SDP family!