Society of Decorative Painters -
393 N. McLean Blvd. Wichita, KS 67203-5968
Phone: (316 ) 269-9300 Fax: (316) 269-9191
Hours of Operation: 8:30 - 4:30 Central Time, Monday - Friday
Contact list with Emails and Office Phone Extensions
MONDAY5-8pm Registration open (Solarium Registration Pheasant Run)
5-8pm Class Sales, Painters Boutique, SDP Membership Booth Open
5:30-7:30pm - 5K(inds) of Painting Event – St. Charles Ballroom
8-10pm - 5K(inds) of Painting Event – St. Charles Ballroom
7am-6pm Registration open (Solarium Registration Pheasant Run)
9am-12pm - Society of Decorative Painters Annual Meeting - St. Charles Ballroom
8am-6pm – Registration & Class Sales Booth Open in the Mega Center
7am-5pm – SDP Booths Open in Mega Center
7am-12pm – Registration and Class Sales Open in Mega Center
2013 Annual Meeting
As a member of SDP, you have a right to participate in the selection of your leaders. Take part in this democratic process and exercise your voting power. You no longer need to request an absentee ballot. In order to make the voting process easier for those who cannot attend the 2013 SDP Annual Meeting, May 15, 2013 (or for those wishing to vote in advance), the ballot is now posted in The Decorative Painter magazine, and in the Members Only section of the SDP website at decorativepainters.org. This year’s official ballot appears below, and the voting process is simple.
IMPORTANT VOTING INFORMATION
￼Only one ballot per member is allowed. Photocopied ballots will be accepted. Membership number must be written on the outside of your envelope. Attach correct postage.
BYLAW CHANGED VOTED ON AT ANNUAL MEETINGA few years ago, it was discussed whether to include bylaw proposals on the absentee ballot. At that time, SDP members attending the Annual Meeting voted down the proposition. The feeling was that often bylaw proposals are altered during the discussions at the Annual Meeting. Therefore, members voting by absentee ballot would not have full knowledge of the final proposal.
Proposed Bylaw Ammendments
The following changes to the SDP Bylaws have been proposed. Only members in attendance at the 2013 SDP Annual Meeting in St. Charles, Illinois, may vote on these bylaw changes. Proposed additions are underlined and deletions are struck-through.
FIRST PROPOSED AMENDMENT ARTICLE V—MEMBERSHIP
Section 1: Classification G. Student—A student member shall include any full- time student of an educational institution. A student member, whose eligibility is defined in the standing rules, shall have all the rights of individual members with the exception of receiving the Society’s official publication(s) in print form.
STANDING RULE 4—Membership Categories and Dues: Membership dues shall be as follows
A. Voting Members Student Members: $30 annually. Application for student membership shall be accompanied by proof of full-time enrollment in an educational institution.
Rationale: The proposed additions to the SDP Bylaws and Standing Rules allow full-time students interested in painting to join the Society at a reduced rate.
Student members would enjoy all the privileges and responsibilities of individual members, with the exception of receiving The Decorative Painter in print form. Students would receive the magazine in electronic form only. The fee would be the same as that of Household members, who also do not receive a print copy of The Decorative Painter magazine. SDP would verify student status when the membership application is received, and develop a marketing plan to attract student members. This proposal would not apply to students at seminars, workshops, private studios, etc. It applies to students at government-recognized schools, such as high schools, universities, and colleges.
SECOND PROPOSED AMENDMENT
Section 1: Classification H. Trial—A trial member, whose eligibility is defined in the Standing Rules, shall have all the rights of individual members with the exception of receiving the Society’s official publication(s) in print form.
STANDING RULE 4— Membership Categories and Dues: Membership dues shall be as follows
A. Voting Members Trial Member: $30. Trial membership is defined as a member who has not been a member of the Society for the previous three years. Trial memberships shall not be renewed.
Rationale: The proposed additions to the SDP Bylaws and Standing Rules would allow new members to try the Society at a reduced rate for their first year only. Trial members will not receive The Decorative Painter in print. The addition of a trial membership was requested by chapters that are engaging in ongoing recruitment efforts.
THIRD PROPOSED AMENDMENT
Submitted by the Edi Finkleman, SDP President 1986-1987
ARTICLE VIII—OFFICERS, BOARD MEMBERS-AT-LARGE, APPOINTIVE OFFICERS
Section 1: Elected Officers—The elected officers of the Society shall be a President, Vice President/President Elect, Recording Secretary and Treasurer
B. Terms Of Office 1. The term of office for the President and Vice President/ President Elect shall be one (1) year or until seven days after the Annual Meeting at which a successor is elected. The President and Vice President/President Elect shall serve no more than one (1) consecutive term unless the Vice President/President Elect assumes the Presidency under Section 1, C. 2. Once elected, the Vice President/President Elect shall not be eligible to run for any other board position until he or she has served for one (1) year as Vice President, followed by one (1) year as President, and one (1) year as Past President. No member who has served as Vice President/President-Elect, President, and Past President shall be eligible to serve in the same capacity more than once.
Rationale: In order to run for the office of Vice President/President Elect, (continuing on to serve as President and Past President) a potential candidate must have had previous service on the Board of Directors. A Board Member-at-Large may serve two consecutive terms. An Elected Officer (with the exception of Vice President/ President Elect) may serve two consecutive terms in the same office. There are no limitations on the number of cumulative terms that may be served in combinations of Board and Officer terms. Thus a potential candidate for Vice President/President Elect will have served at least two years on the Board of Directors, and possibly as many as six or more years. A term as Vice President/President Elect, President, and Past President would add an additional three years of service. While some might see a possible four or six or more years of Board service previous to election as Vice President/President Elect as an advantage from the standpoint of experience, others might see that the Board of Directors will have been dominated by the influence of one member and the Society would benefit from new perspectives, new ideas, and new personalities.(back to top)
VICE PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT-ELECT Pat MarlerBoise, Idaho
Years with SDP: 31
Number of SDP Conferences attended: 13
SDP Involvement (past and present):Served as SDP treasurer for three years, SDP secretary for two years, board liaison and on various committees including Business Committee, Chapters Committee, and DAC Collection Strategy Committee. Participated in and attended leadership conference. Served as conference teller one year and conference monitor six years. Received the SDP Outstanding Chapter Service Award.
Chapter Affiliation:Idaho Chapter of Heritage Artists, Boise, Ida. (charter member) Chapter Involvement: Served in all officer positions, parliamentarian, and committee assignments including Decorative Painting Week, Nominating, Audit, Budget, Membership, Retreat, Refreshments, State Fair, Cleanup, and Bunko; coordinated painting of trophies for national ski race. Professional and Related Experience: Has worked as business manager for Idaho Transportation Department (thirteen years) with a total of thirty-one years of service to the state of Idaho. Charter member of the Idaho Chapter of Heritage Artists. Taught parliamentary procedure classes; served two years as parliamentarian for the SDP Board; trained as a facilitator and team leader; charter member of Gem State Toastmasters; chair of Supervisory Committee of credit union; member of Governor’s Cabinet for Charitable Giving for State Employees; served on State of Idaho grievance panels; currently Icon Credit Union board chairman.
What is your vision for the Society?
My vision for the Society is to increase membership and provide a healthy and stable financial foundation from which to provide future growth. The Society is a business that needs strong and strategic leadership. Growth will come through education and communication by reaching those whose needs and desires we satisfy. Serving as vice president/president-elect requires a long-range commitment to the Society.
In what ways are you prepared to fulfill this obligation?
I know from my experience on the SDP Board the amount of time and commitment involved. I understand the responsibilities and dedication necessary to serve in this office and I am ready to serve.
How will the Society benefit from your term in office?
I have the passion, vision, and understanding to take SDP into the future as a strong organization dedicated to our goal of promoting decorative painting. I will utilize our potential and current membership and volunteers to spread the word and give SDP a new beginning for going into the future.(back to top)
SECRETARY CANDIDATEAllison Leeds
Jonesville, North Carolina
Years with SDP: 14
Number of SDP Conferences attended: 12
SDP Involvement (past and present):Volunteer posts, including helping with class teachers. Has been a business member of SDP, and painted an ornament for the Smithsonian project in 2009.
Chapter Affiliation:Triad Decorative Painters of North Carolina Chapter Involvement: Prior involvement with the Garden State Tolers provided experience in organizing guest instructors, hospitality, and publicity.
Professional and Related Experience:Has worked as a designer/demonstrator in the craft industry, a newspaper columnist, and kitchen designer. Currently board member of the Foothills Arts Council Board of Directors. Member and contributor to CHA (Craft and Hobby Association).
How will your qualifications be used to meet the demands of this office?
Foremost, I listen carefully and record accurately. I am tech-savvy, highly organized, and motivated to assist our Society. Having been involved with this group for decades I am keenly interested in working with others to ensure that our records are complete and timely.
Goals and vision for the Society:My pledge is to listen carefully, then record and report accurately using every form of technology available, from email to social media. Also, appropriately worded handwritten correspondence (thank-you, congratulatory notes, notes of condolence) observing rules of etiquette will be dispatched in a timely manner. (back to top)
SECRETARY CANDIDATELeah Luper
Years with SDP: 18
Number of SDP Conferences attended: 13
SDP Involvement (past and present):Chairman of Chapters Committee; member of Chapters Committee responsible for Chapter President’s reception; worked on the Chapters and Members Gathering event of the Chapter Committee.
Chapter Affiliation:Idaho Chapter of Heritage Artists (ICHA), Boise Ida.; charter member of Toll Bridge Tolers (TBT), Concord, Calif.
Chapter Involvement:ICHA: president, first vice president, and seminar chair; member of committees for Christmas, Bunko, Retreat, Ways & Means, teacher, Bylaws & Standing Rules.
Developed and maintained the chapter website. TBT: newsletter editor, Ways & Means chair, Member’s Handbook, Christmas Committee. Was the representative for TBT to the Northern California Chapters Council (NCCC).
NCCC: Co-chair of bi-yearly retreat, teacher coordinator, registration coordinator, and teacher.
Professional and Related Experience:I have a degree in organizational behavior. Was a technician, supervisor, and manager for Pacific Bell; manager and contractor in Systems Development and Support for Southwestern Bell (SBC) and AT&T. Represented AT&T and SBC on a National Committee with all telephone/data service providers defining technical and business processes for Number Portability. Volunteered for the local food bank assisting with selection and sorting of donations. Worked on a group coordinating donations and distribution of food baskets to needy families.
How will your qualifications be used to meet the demands of this office?As a long-term manager in a large organization, I have had many opportunities for making decisions, taking notes and documenting decisions and outcomes. A union represented the nonmanagement labor force, and as a manager it was imperative to take good notes, and make sound decisions that had the potential to affect the company and employees, and to document events that may later be subject to union negotiation. (back to top)
BOARD MEMBER-AT-LARGE CANDIDATE Patsy HanekOakland, Arkansas
Years with SDP: 14
Number of SDP Conferences attended: 7
SDP Involvement (past and present): Volunteer at the SDP Peoria conference.
Chapter Affiliation:Apple Blossoms Decorative Painters, Mt. Home, Ark.
Chapter Involvement:Served as president, first vice president, and chairman of the Seminar and Rural Art Teach Award Committees. How will your qualifications be used to fulfill the requirements of this position? Past president of a chapter of the Leukemia Research Foundation with headquarters in Chicago; past president of the Oakland Women’s Club in Oakland, Ark.; active in my church; and volunteered five years at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Goals and visions for the Society:Would like to see the Society become stronger in the future by becoming more visible and appealing to artists of all ages. I would like to promote the idea of decorative art being taught as an adult education class in our local community colleges. How do you see your role as board member-at- large as it relates to the membership? I am proud to be a member of SDP. I have held offices in my chapter and can make decisions and form new ideas to promote goodwill in a chapter or SDP. (back to top)
BOARD MEMBER-AT-LARGE CANDIDATE Toni HofferBartow, Florida
Years with SDP: 11
Number of SDP Conferences attended: 4
SDP Involvement (past and present):Served on the Chapters Committee, volunteer and teller at the 2012 SDP Wichita conference.
Chapter Affiliation:Heart of Pinellas Decorative Artists, Pinellas Park, Fla.; Citrus Ridge Decorative Artists, Frostproof, Fla.
Chapter Involvement:President (three years), first vice president, Programs and Seminar chair for the Heart of Pinellas Decorative Artists; Ways & Means chair for the Citrus Ridge Decorative Artists.
Goals and vision for the Society:My goals and vision would be increased exposure to the general public through such things as advertising “blasts” in national stores, such as Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. This would increase public knowledge of SDP and encourage new members that would allow SDP to become more financially solvent through these tough times. SDP needs to continue to remain a very strong and viable organization, and I hope to enjoy being a member for many years to come.
How will your qualifications be used to fulfill the requirements of this position?I am currently retired after a thirty-year career as a registered nurse. From my experiences as a critical care charge nurse and nursing supervisor throughout my career, I have developed good communication and problem- solving skills, as well as the ability to work well with others. I have served three years as chapter president on a local level.
How do you see your role as board member-at- large as it relates to the membership?I see my role as a board member to be a spokesperson for our membership. It is important to demonstrate good listening skills to every member and to recognize the diverse desires and needs of our local chapters, thus encouraging growth of our membership. (back to top)
BOARD MEMBER-AT-LARGE CANDIDATE Char PetersonRenton, Washington
Years with SDP: 16
Number of SDP Conferences attended: 1
SDP Involvement (past and present):None
Chapter Affiliation:Northwest Toleliners, Seattle, Wash.; Raindrop Chapter, Portland, Ore.
Chapter Involvement:President, vice president, secretary, Retreat co- chair, Christmas party co-chair, Auction Committee auctioneer, and Service Project chair. Northwest Toleliners Convention: chairman, 2012 convention teacher/liaison co-chair, Convention Vendor chair, Publicity co-chair, and Demonstration chair.
How will your qualifications be used to fulfill the requirements of this position?Due to my past employment as a customer advocate, I have excellent communication, listening, resolution, and people skills. I have had a strong bond with many members, teachers, and vendors for eleven years while chairman of the [Northwest Toleliners] convention. I have an outgoing personality, excellent phone skills, and feel very qualified for this job. I am retired, recently widowed, and have the time. During my tenure as convention chairman, Northwest Toleliners’ reputation has grown tremendously. Attendance grew from 189 to 396. With the recession, we are down a small amount in 2012; however, this is a huge endeavor.
Goals and vision for the Society:I want to see the Society grow, both in returning members and actively reaching out to younger adults through college, art institutes, high schools,etc., by offering programs that will interest different learning styles, and even bring art to our children and grandchildren by having a program designed by each chapter on a regular basis. We need to focus on the next generation and beyond.
How do you see your role as board member-at- Large as it relates to the membership?My goal is to keep an open communication between SDP and chapters/members to strengthen our relationship, listen, act, and resolve concerns. As a fresh face, I would like to focus on obtaining additional members. I would like to find out why members have not renewed, and present those issues while offering new ideas to the board for consideration. (back to top)
BOARD MEMBER-AT-LARGE CANDIDATE Sandra ReynoldsWaterloo, Illinois
Years with SDP: 6
Number of SDP Conferences attended: 1
SDP Involvement (past and present):SDP conference in 2009; completed Part I of the TDP, Freedom Cards.
Chapter Affiliation:Gateway Decorative Artists, St. Louis, Mo.
Chapter Involvement:Newsletter editor, workshop teacher, Nominating Committee and board member. Participated in monthly Memory Box paint-ins; Paint for Freedom cards; SDP gift tags; chapter workshops, Paint-in teacher and Seminars. Raised money for the Memory Box program through a fundraiser with Avon.
How will your qualifications be used to fulfill the requirements of this position?I have a passion for art and teaching. My thirty-five years of corporate business experience in sales and marketing has prepared me to meet challenges and deadlines. I am very dedicated to any task that I take on, implementing my creativity and positive attitude toward the projects and positions that I have been a part of.
Goals and vision for the Society:My vision for SDP is to bring more recognition to all artists and would-be artists, and the diverse services that our organization can provide through educational learning, so that decorative art does not become a lost art. We need to find a way to educate the public that we exist by utilizing all facets of our technological world to educate others interested in learning decorative art. In addition we need to educate others about SDP, what we do, what we stand for, and where they can find us in their geographical vicinity, in order to build more members willing to learn and teach what they have been taught.
How do you see your role as board member-at- large as it relates to the membership?As a board member, my goal would be to look at the organization as a whole and apply the passion, skills, and positive attitude that I have to our membership, to help increase membership and develop steps to grow the organization through bringing in young people who will be the building block of our art form. Encourage others to be teachers to pass on the passion of art in the world. In order to carry out this position, one has to be a good listener and have the ability to pass on thoughts and ideas; be a good organizer, communicator, and leader; and improve relationships with chapters. My vast experience in business and life has taught me how to go about achieving goals. (back to top)
Years with SDP: 26
Number of SDP Conferences attended: 7
SDP Involvement (past and present):Current board member-at-large, Certification Committee liaison, 40th Anniversary CD Committee; 40th Anniversary Heritage Display Committee; Juried Art Exhibition Committee; SDP Teacher 2010; Chapters Committee; conference volunteer, Certification booth volunteer and demonstrator; and Smithsonian ornament participant. Achieved CDA in 2007; passed Master Decorative Stroke entry in 2010.
Chapter Affiliation:Northern California Decorative Artists (NCDA), Castro Valley, Calif. Grapevine Tolers, Fresno, Calif. Monterey Peninsula Decorative Artists, Salinas, Calif. Toling Belles of Santa Clara County, San Jose, Calif. Toll Bridge Tolers, Concord, Calif.
Chapter Involvement:Northern California Decorative Artists board member, president, treasurer, Fair Committee chair. How will your qualifications be used to fulfill the requirements of this position? I started painting in 1980, and started teaching in 1983 in my home, and in a shop in Clovis, Calif., in 1985. I co-owned a fabric and crafts store for five years. My current experience on the SDP Board, coupled with my various employment experiences and good administrative/organizational skills, will be a helpful addition to the future of the Society. I work well with others and desire to see SDP grow.
Goals and vision for the Society:My vision is for SDP to become a financially stable institution and remain a vital part of our decorative painting industry long into the future. The importance of the Society to our chapters must not be undervalued. How do you see your role as board member-at- large as it relates to the membership? As a current board member, running for a second term will enable me to continue the work done over the past two years. We have worked diligently to see SDP through these challenging economic times by promoting membership, educating the public about art, sharing painting experiences, community service opportunities, and social media. Communication is vital as it encourages cooperation between members and the board in working toward the common goal of growing our membership. I want to do my part to help in the growth of SDP. (back to top)
BOARD MEMBER-AT-LARGE CANDIDATE Kathy Swigon CDASan Antonio, Texas
Years with SDP: 28
Number of SDP Conferences attended: 18
SDP Involvement (past and present):Current recording secretary, Awards Committee, Historian, Volunteer Committee, conference teller, docent.
Chapter Affiliation:Alamo Decorative Artists, San Antonio, Texas Heart of Texas Tolers, Austin, Texas Penn’s Woods Painters, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Chapter Involvement:Penn’s Woods: president, first vice president. Tar Heel Tolers (Charlotte NC): secretary, first vice president Alamo Decorative Artists: president, first vice president, second vice president, secretary, seminar chair, Memory Box chair, Auction Committee, Quilt Raffle Committee
Heart of Texas Tolers: teacher How will your qualifications be used to fulfill the requirements of this position? I have served on boards for child advocacy and the County Home for Severely Disabled. I have served in various board positions for chapters in three states. I am currently serving as SDP recording secretary.
Goal and vision for the Society:The Society needs to continue moving forward with all avenues of communication to promote, educate artists, and preserve our wonderful art forms. To do so, SDP is utilizing all forms of social media, i.e., Facebook, Twitter, blogs, e-blasts, and personal interaction to communicate with members (as well as potential members) in all art- related fields. How do you see your role as board member-at- large as it relates to the membership? Board members need to implement and facilitate programs that will grow the membership of SDP. There are many untapped venues for spreading the joy of painting at the chapter level that will expand and strengthen SDP. I would embrace the opportunity to continue working toward these goals as an SDP board member-at-large. (back to top)
NOMINATING COMMITTEE CANDIDATE Karen BlackDushore, Pennsylvania
Years with SDP: 9
Number of SDP Conferences attended: 0
SDP Involvement (past and present):Participated in ornament painting for the Library of Congress in 2005, and for the Renwick Gallery Christmas Tree in 2009.
Chapter Involvement:Participated in the Endless Mountain Tole and Decorative Painters (now disbanded) as treasurer and Public Relations/Advertising Committee. How will your qualifications be used to fulfill the requirements of this position? I have twenty-five years of business management and marketing experience, and thirty years of public speaking. I have volunteered and managed volunteers at local folk festivals and organized shows for artists. I am currently artistic director of a local art gallery.
Goals and vision for the Society:The main goal for the Society is survival into the future. An organization designed around the hobbyist must be able to weather economic downturns by appealing to a sense of prestige and necessity, instead of a luxury that can be done without. The outstanding professional instructors and certification programs are already in place. The Society has some tough decisions ahead to procure a bright and promising future. I promise to bring fresh ideas and the willingness to make tough decisions to help the Society of Decorative Painters stand the test of time.
What do you consider to be the most important qualification for a candidate to fill a position within the Society?People skills, organizational skills, the stick-to-it-ness to get a job done, and most of all, a love for painting. (back to top)
NOMINATING COMMITTEE CANDIDATE Kim Falk
Years with SDP: 16
Number of SDP Conferences attended: 5
SDP Involvement (past and present):Has volunteered at two conferences, and has attended two chapters leadership meetings.
Chapter Affiliation:Northwest Tolelines (NWT), Seattle, Wash.
Chapter Involvement:Has served as president, past president, treasurer, regional convention treasurer, convention registration committee, and many other committee chairs.
How will your qualifications be used to fulfill the requirements of this position?I am friendly and not afraid to ask people questions, or to volunteer for positions needed. I have been a past president, past vice president, and secretary for the investment club that I have been a member of for twenty-plus years. I have volunteered for PTA and Boy Scouts for many years. I have facilitated many painting classes for my chapter as well as fundraisers.
Goals and vision for the Society:I would like to see the Society flourish with more active members. I do not want to see the Society fail in any way. I think that there should be more chapter involvement in helping SDP, as well as SDP helping chapters succeed. What do you consider to be the most important qualification for a candidate to fill a position within the Society? I consider the most important qualification for being a candidate for the position in the Society to be participation and chapter involvement. It is important that we share our passion for decorative painting through words and actions. (back to top)
NOMINATING COMMITTEE CANDIDATE Sharon Buononato CDA
Rhinebeck, New York
Years with SDP: 30
Number of SDP Conferences attended: 16
SDP Involvement (past and present): Committees: Nominating, Chapters, and Business CommitteesPanel member for “Living by Your Brush” —Kansas City Conference DAC award competition contestant,Silent Auction painter—Peoria Conference, SDP Smithsonian, White House, and Blair House Christmas ornaments painter; volunteer for Certification and Society booths, business booth, and teacher for conference.
Chapter Affiliation:Hudson Valley Tole and Decorative Painters (HVTDP), Cornwall, N.Y.
Chapter Involvement:HVTDP: charter member, president, vice president, raffle project chair, chair of Henry Hudson Painted Panel for New York State Carousel, and design and teacher Memory Box.
How will your qualifications be used to fulfill the requirements of this position?
I believe my past and present committee/chapter experience to be of value to the Nominating Committee. It is the most important SDP committee because the selection of candidates for office will represent the future welfare and growth of the Society. It would be an honor and a privilege to serve again.
Goals and vision for the Society:
I envision a stronger stimulus provided by the Society through an outreach program. Current issues and solutions addressed through communication would create interactive results between the Society and its membership, encouraging present and future stability. What do you consider to be the most important qualification for a candidate to fill a position within the Society? A well-established background in decorative painting that includes chapter and Society service. Experience in teaching, maintaining a related business, and/or past/ present employment skills pertaining to specific elected offices are invaluable. Most important of all is the will to provide the Society’s future security and growth.(back to top)
NOMINATING COMMITTEE CANDIDATE Antonia (Toni) Girten
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Years with SDP: 16
Number of SDP Conferences attended: 10
SDP Involvement (past and present):
I have served SDP as treasurer, volunteered at the Peoria conference and also at Wichita assisting as needed. I currently am serving as Volunteer chair for the 2013 SDP Conference in St. Charles, Ill.
Windy Brushes of Northern Illinois, Schaumburg, Ill. Illinois Prairie Painters, Indianhead Park, Ill.
I was awarded the Dedicated Service Award by Windy Brushes of Northern Illinois. Served as president, past president, hospitality, membership, website coordinator, Nominating Committee chair, treasurer, newsletter editor, and currently serving as second vice president (Programs) and Hospitality co-chair. I have served as vice president for Illinois Prairie Painters, and will be installed as their president for 2013, newsletter editor, publicity, and website coordinator.
How will your qualifications be used to fulfill the requirements of this position?
I would like to continue to support SDP and its chapters in their efforts to keep the Society viable and strong, promoting the love of art/painting that we share. I have actively supported SDP and our chapters by volunteering my time and knowledge to various positions using the experience I have to share and assist in strengthening our organization. I have served on various non- and not-for-profit organizations, and have supported many organizations in my local communities.
What do you consider to be the most important qualification for a candidate to fill a position within the Society?As a Nominating Committee candidate, I feel by offering your knowledge and expertise in serving on the board, you have been chosen by the membership of SDP to review and select the best qualified members to run on the slate of candidates to be elected by SDP members to serve on the future board of officers. Those positions are instrumental in listening to our membership, and will guide our organization in a direction in the future that will continue to make it a strong Society and to overcome challenges that we are faced with in the future. (back to top)
The SDP Foundation and Pampered Palette have joined together to create the 2013 Pampered Palette Juried Art Exhibition.
Exhibition of semi-finalist work will take place at the 41st SDP International Conference & Expo, May 16–18, 2013 at Pheasant Run Resort, just west of downtown Chicago in St. Charles, Ill.Enter your best artwork by Dec. 17, 2012.
Art will be judged in three divisions: Professional, Hobbyist, and Beginner. Professionals and Hobbyists may enter one or all of six categories:
Awards in cash and merchandise will be presented for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize in each category. In addition, awards will be presented for best in medium:
Best in Show = $500
The Pampered Palette Award of Excellence will be presented to the artist that is considered to be Best in Show. This is a purchase award, with the artwork becoming the property of the SDP Foundation Permanent Collection.Submissions are now closed.