With your membership you'll receive four issues of The Decorative Painter, an award-winning magazine that invites you to open its pages of inspiring projects, helpful articles and painting happenings from all over the world.
But the Society isn't just a magazine. It's a network of painting peers. We'll direct you to a local chapter so you can take classes and meet people who share your enthusiasm for painting. Full Membership price begins at $50, with a variety of trial, student, and household pricing options available. We look forward to painting with you!
As a member of Society of Decorative Painters, you will receive a number of benefits, including:
The Decorative Painter, the official publication of the Society of Decorative Painters, will come to you four times each year with more than fifteen projects per issue, along with artist interviews, product reviews, the Certification gallery, and news coverage on decorative painting artists and businesses worldwide. NOTE: Trial, Student, Online, and Household members will not receive a printed version of the magazine, but will be able to download a digital version (.pdf) online.
Stay up to date on industry news and continue to learn with our emails and online publications. Connect with SDP daily through decorativepainters.org, the SDP blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Find and join local SDP chapters to paint and learn with through monthly paint-ins, seminars, community service events, and more—all the while developing new friendships with fellow painters in your area.
Receive member-only discounts with a growing list of over 35 painting industry businesses, including Dick Blick, Jerry’s Artarma, Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts, and other specialty businesses that provide surfaces, supplies, and patterns for the decorative painter. Use these discounts to offset the cost of your SDP membership, try a new medium, or build a collection!
Since 1972, SDP has held an annual conference at a variety of locations around the United States. Now with more than one hundred classes, dozens of exhibitors, and hundreds of painters, this is an essential event for any lover of decorative painting. For 2015, we will be meeting in St. Charles, Illinois, May 11-16.
Access to the members’ page of decorativepainters.org, where you will find the digital version of The Decorative Painter, online-only projects, technique videos, your member discount list, and more.
Eligibility for theSDP Platinum Visa Card. Along with the great benefits you’ll receive, every purchase goes to support SDP at no extra cost to you.
Recognized worldwide Certification Program trains painters to develop their skills with the goal of earning the title of Certified or Master Decorative Artist in the tradition of many beloved artists and teachers from the history of SDP.
Learn to teach, stay up to date with teaching news and techniques, and become SDP certified with the Teacher Development Program. Use your painting skills to develop a business and earn an income doing what you love.
Free access to one of the premier collections of decorative art at the International Museum of the Society of Decorative Painters (IMSDP) in Wichita, Kan.
These are the tangible items that come with membership, but possibly more important is that with membership to SDP, you become an essential part of the premier international painting organization, where you will grow your artistic skills, meet new lifelong painting friends, be part of the painting community, and help create the future for decorative painting.
Who should be a business member? The individual, company, designer, shop owner, crafter, teacher, manufacturer, publisher, chain store or similar entity seeking income from the decorative painting industry.
As a Business Member, you will receive all of the SDP Member benefits, plus:
Discounted advertising rates in SDP publications including The Decorative Painter, The Conference Special, decorativepainters.org, SDP’s e-zines, and SDP’s social media allows you to communicate directly and affordably with fourteen thousand SDP painters.
Listing in the industry-wide Business Online Directory, available online to the painting public.
Discounts on booth space and events at SDP’s Annual Conference & Expo.
Stay informed and up to date on SDP and the decorative painting industry with the quarterly Business Happenings e-zine.
Networking opportunities with other businesspeople from around the world.
Access to the Business Members’ page at decorativepainters.org with talks from industry leaders, the Business Happenings Archive, and other assets to help you build your business in the decorative painting industry.
Your support of SDP, an organization committed to promoting awareness of the decorative painting industry, always seeking new painters to bring across your threshold.
Did you know that you can earn your way to a free membership with SDP? Simply bring in new members to the organization, and for everyone that you bring you will receive $5 off your membership for the following year.
Bring in ten members, and your membership is free!
Download this form, and have your friends fill it out with your SDP information when they join.