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
Join the Society of Decorative Painters to get access to four issues of The Decorative Painter magazine each year!
And be sure to grab the 2014 Year End Index!
Available now in the Members Only section.
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What is The Decorative Painter? (DP)
The Decorative Painter was the first and remains the most highly respected decorative painting magazine in the world. In its early years, its content helped define the art form of decorative painting and a multi-billion dollar industry grew up around the Society. The DP has always been a pioneer in identifying the needs and interests of serious decorative painters and its features, lessons and projects continue to set the standard in decorative painting excellence. Published quarterly, The DP is the official publication of the Society of Decorative Painters. With a long shelf life and the most passionate readership, The Decorative Painter is a classic. However, you won't find The DP on any newsstand. It is available exclusively to you as a member of the Society of Decorative Painters. Find out why decorative artists-from the novice to the most advanced-never throw away their Decorative Painter magazines.
Unsurpassed Color Reproduction
No other painting publication's color reproduction compares with the color quality of The Decorative Painter. Why is this so important to our readers? As painters, they not only want to enjoy drop-dead gorgeous photos, they expect to use those photos to precisely recreate the complex color mixes, shading and highlighting involved in each project. Time and again, our toughest critics, our readers, comment on the unparalleled color in The DP.
In-Your-Face Photographic Detail
Our readers demand crisp, close-up photography that permits them to reproduce the finest details of the projects and lessons they paint. Without a doubt, The Decorative Painter's award-winning photography is the next best thing to the original.
Easy-to-Follow, Complete Instructions
The Decorative Painter makes painting easier by printing instructions, color work-ups and charts from beginning to end without interruptions or jumps. We also believe our readers yearn to know more than just "how to complete a project." We include art theory and further explanations whenever possible to answer the "why?" behind each lesson.
Projects and Lessons for Every Level of Ability
The Decorative Painter includes projects and lessons intended for painters of all abilities while most other publications target their content toward one or two skill levels of painters. We challenge, tease and invite painters to aspire to greater accomplishments.
Leading Teachers and Designers
The Decorative Painter has a long history of involvement with the finest teachers and designers-some legendary-in the decorative painting industry. Readers also discover up-and-coming painting stars in the magazine's quest to publish only the best by the best.
Acclaim Both Inside and Outside the Industry
The Decorative Painter's commitment to excellence hasn't gone unnoticed. The International Association of Business Communicators, Public Relations Society of America and Advertising Federation of Wichita all have recognized the magazine for its functional yet elegant design, unsurpassed photography and achievement in meeting readers' editorial needs.