White Mountain

Decorative Painters' Guild









White Mountain Decorative Painters' Guild is a chapter of The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP). It is a non-profit organization consisting of more than 100 members. This chapter was founded in March of 1985, in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Our group was formed to bring individuals together who share a common interest  in decorative painting in its many forms.  Its membership meets to share ideas, opinions and knowledge.


General Meetings
2017 Meeting Dates: January 8  - March 12 - May 7 - September 10 - November 12

The meetings will be held at the Country Inn & Suites in  Bedford, N.H. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for directions and address. Doors open for the General Meeting at 9:00 am. There will be coffee, tea and munchies. Visit the tables around the room - Palette Potpourri, Secret Pal, Raffle Table to name a few. More importantly, visit with your fellow painting pals! The Business Meeting is held from 10:00 to 11:30, at which time we break for lunch. The afternoon program starts anytime between 12:00 - 12:30 and usually is done by 3:00.
Membership Benefits

Membership in WMDPG offers the opportunity to meet with other painters at the local level. We meet five times a year for a business meeting, lunch and an afternoon program, which may consist of painting, new product demos or other presentations.

Yearly seminars are held with a national teacher.  In 2016 there will be 2-day Seminar with Laure Paillex. Three Workshop are planned: Chris Watson, Julie Talarski and a "video assisted" workshop with Tricia Joiner. For more information on these opportunities click on "Special Event/Retreat" and/or "Workshops" in the left margin of this website.

WMDPG has been involved in many painting events in the community including a mural at the Veteran's Hospital in Manchester, NH and promoting decorative painting at the 4-H  fair held in Westford, MA.  Chapter members donate their time and painting skills to the Memory Box Program, Paint For Freedom Program, and ornaments and Easter eggs for David's House in Lebanon, N.H. Monetary donations are also given to David's House along with snacking foods, bedding and paper products throughout the year.

 

We actively encourage painters of all levels to join our chapter which requires SDP membership.

 

National Decorative Painting Month

The month of October, which is National Decorative Painting Month, brings forth an annual mini convention called "New England Traditions" (NET). This convention is organized by the New England Chapters Council (NECC) of the Society of Decorative Painters. WMDPG is one of the sponsoring Chapters. NET includes classes, demos, an art show and a trade show. It is a chance to display our creative talents and raise money for the chapters through raffles and the sale of painted items.


NET is held each year at the Best Western/Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborogh, MA. Please visit www.newenglandtraditions.org for information.

 

We have a new home!!!!

Country Inn & Suites

250 So. River Road

Bedford, NH 03110

(603)666-4600

From points North, take Rte 3 South/Everett Turn-pike, take Bedford Exit which will bring you in front of Macy's. Take a right on Rte 3 and follow this south until you pass IHOP & Bugaboo Creek, go over the highway and the hotel is on the hill on the right.

From points South, take Rte 3 North/Everett Turn-pike, get off at the Airport exit before the toll booth, Rte 3 Merrimack. Go North on old Rte 3 toward Bed-ford. The hotel is 2 miles on the left. Get into the left lane just after the set of lights (junction of Animal Hos-pital/Neurospine Center/Hampton Inn).

From points East, take Rte 101 West/293, get off at the Bedford Exit bringing you to South River Road/Rte 3. Take a Right and follow that until you pass IHOP & Bugaboo Creek, go over the highway and the hotel is on the right on the hill.