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Meet the Exhibitor: Meet Spanish Village Art Center

Who is exhibiting at the 44th Annual Society of Decorative Painters International Conference & Expo in San Diego this June? Over the past few weeks, we’ve been 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, June 9-11 at the Town and Country Resort.

Today we’re featuring Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park, which will be in booth #205!

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Spanish Village Art Center’s quaint buildings and courtyards were built in 1935 to depict a charming old village in Spain for the second California Pacific-International Exposition. It was such a popular and beautiful attraction it was allowed to remain when the exposition ended. In 1937, the venue was reopened as an art center by a group of farsighted and dedicated artists.

During World War II, the United States Army used the village for temporary barracks. In 1947, it was reclaimed and restored by the artists. Today it the largest venue of its kind in California, open seven days a week from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

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Visit the 37 working artist studios, galleries and art guilds that host over 250 local painters, sculptors, metalsmiths, jewelry designers, clay artists, gourd artists, photographers, printmakers, fiber artists, basket makers, mixed-media artists, glass artists, enamel artists and many more. These working studios enable visitors to meet artists, see demonstrations and enjoy the unique atmosphere. Artists offer classes, workshops and summer camps. In addition, their goods are available for purchase.

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Meet the Artist: Meet Rumi Fukushima MDA

Issue #2 of the 2016 The Decorative Painter magazine is in the mail and is being sent to all current members of the Society of Decorative Painters! Over the past few weeks, we’ve been introducing you to the artists in the current issue and sharing the inspiration behind their finished projects.

Today meet Rumi Fukushima MDA and get a preview of her project, “Morning Fruit”, which graces the cover of this issue.

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Rumi began decorative oil painting and joined SDP in 1997. She earned the Certified Decorative Artist Certification in 2002, and the Master Decorative Artist Certification in 2008. Rumi teaches painting classes, is a travel-teacher and has a home studio.

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If you have any questions about Rumi’s project, you can email her at best-wishes@nifty.com.

Can’t wait for your magazine to arrive in the mail? Login to the member only section of our website to access the digital version and start Rumi’s project today!

Meet the Exhibitor: Meet Marlene’s Folk Art

Who is exhibiting at the 44th Annual Society of Decorative Painters International Conference & Expo in San Diego this June? Over the past few weeks, we’ve been 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, June 9-11 at the Town and Country Resort.

Today we’re featuring Certified Decorative Artist Marlene Kreutz’s business, Marlene’s Folk Art! Marlene will be in booth #501.

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Marlene has been exhibiting at the Society of Decorative Painters International Conference & Expo for many years. This year, she’ll have over 80 of her acrylic packets and would love to have you stop by her booth to check them out.

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“I’m really excited about releasing my new book, ‘Marlene’s Happy Tangles’”, says Marlene. “This book includes some of my ink and pencil designs, with the addition of colored pencil. Try this new technique, and check out my other products; I have a couple other books and all the supplies you need to get you started.”

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