The Society of Decorative Painters were invited to help the Smithsonian
Institute/Museum of Art – Renwick Gallery to decorate its annual Christmas tree.
Chapter members, Klaudia Durnin, Donna Talerico and Lita Ducote submitted Christmas Ornaments and were chosen.
Of the completed ornaments received, five hundred were chosen by a panel comprising SDP and Smithsonian staff for inclusion on the holiday tree in the Renwick Gallery’s Grand Salon. Remaining ornaments will be displayed on the holiday tree on view at SDP Headquarters in Wichita, KS.
Would you like to learn to Paint? We would like to invite Beginners-Intermediate-Professionals-Oils-Acrylic-Watercolor -Colored Pencils-Pen & Ink and Fabric Painters to join The Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters. Not Sure? Give us a try! You are welcome to come to any of the chapter meetings and check us out. Every month a different painting project is taught. Meetings are held the 4th Sunday of the month at: St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church The Melancon Center 105 Bonnabel Blvd. (corner of Bonnabel & Met. Rd.) Metairie, LA 70005
2018 Jan 28 Paint-in/Meeting Feb 25 Paint-in/Meeting Mar 25 Paint-in/Meeting Apr 22 Paint-in/Meeting May 27 Paint-in/Meeting Jun 24 Paint-in/Meeting Jul 22 Paint-in/Meeting Aug 26 Paint-in/Meeting Sep 23 Paint-in/Meeting Oct 12-14 Annual Retreat Nov 25 Paint-in/Meeting Dec 9 Christmas Party
2013 Community Service
Hurricane Sandy - Pay it Forward
These pillowcases were painted at our March meeting for the members of the Decorative Artist of Western Nassau as a Pay it forward gesture.
After Hurricane Katrina we were adopted by the Cactus Wren chapter from AZ. One of the things they did for us was painted pillowcases.
Meeting Paint-In of May 2011
A bowl of fruit on a 4x4 tile was this month's project.
The delightful teacher/member,Gerry Rhodes guided us through the project. Everyone went home with a finished piece.
Nov. Project - Sweet Treats Banner
Members & Guest alike had a wonderful time painting this adorable little banner taught by member, Carol Hoffman. She not only taught us how to use Snow-Tex for fur but also introduced us to Diamond & Glamour Dust.