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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.
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General Meetings

2021 Meeting Dates: January 10 - March 14 - May 16 - September 12 - November 14 

2020/2021 Changes: Due to Covid-19 we have had to cancel meetings and seminars held at public places.  The Board is currently scheduling new events that will take place via Zoom. Please check our Facebook page for up-to-date information.  Zoom seminars will be open to chapter members only until a certain date and then, if space is available, the seminar will be open to the public.

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When we can meet in person 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.  An informative newsletter is sent to members five times a year with information about upcoming meetings and events.

Yearly seminars are held with a national teacher.  In 2019 there will be a Seminar weekend with Rosemary West September 14-15. Two Saturday workshops are planned: Saturday June 8, 2019, an Owl in colored pencil with Suzi Franklin even a beginner can do and an acrylic workshop painting a Prudy Vanier elf Saturday, July 27, 2019 with Janice Tomlin. For more information on these opportunities click on "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 for information.


Our meetings are usually held at:

Country Inn & Suites

250 So. River Road

Bedford, NH 03110


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.