Iowa Decorative Painters
Welcome chapter members to a new year of painting!
Carol Spohn has a watercolor workshop in April. You can find the projects and dates on her website.
The Xmas party in November was a lot of fun with 7 attending. The project was a watercolor poinsettia and card
stamping. Cindy and Vicki and Happy were stamping extra cards for everyone to paint and decorate. The potluck was
I brought a cabbage casserole: 13 X 9 baking dish. 1st layer is sliced onions, next sliced potatoes, next sliced kielbasa
sausage (turkey I think), next shredded cabbage pack down. 1 stick of butter cut up place on top. I seasoned with salt
and pepper on the veggies. Wrap with foil and bake 350 for 1 hour.
There were a couple of delicious fruit salads. One the base was a flavored yougurt. The other one was a can of pie
filling. I think it was apple. Fresh fruits were added. Yummy.
That's all that I can think of. I have been busy since October with a HUGE remodel. They should finish the inside
(kitchen, dining room, bathroom and front hallway) today. This will keep me working for quite awhile to pay for!!
Donna and Ike Hunter's son, Warren, passed away Jan 8, 2011 in Des Moines - where he lived. It was sudden and
unexpected, perhaps a stroke. I know she would welcome cards and thoughts from her painting friends! Please pass
this info on to the painting family!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope it was, or will be, a good one.
Jan: 10-Pat Knoot
Feb: 9-Deb Strobel
March: 8-Dorothy Furne, 11-Betty Hall, 29-Joyce James
IOWA DECORATIVE PAINTERS RETREAT
SPRINGBROOK STATE PARK – SEPTEMBER 23th 24th 25th, 2011
APRIL 1 DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROJECTS
It’s time to submit your classes for the 2011 fall retreat. What a wonderful retreat we always have and it is
exciting to think about all the great projects that will be offered!
Things to remember:
The theme is WINTER WONDERLAND
The chapter will pay you $15/hour for your class time.
This year we are adding 2 MITI Sunday morning time slots at 1 ½ hr each. There is no teacher fee
paid for MITI classes, so price your MITI appropriately.
You may submit more than one project for consideration. PLEASE INCLUDE A CLEAR COLOR
PHOTOGRAPH (prefer 4X6 or 5X7) WITH YOUR SUBMISSION. Copied prints of photos do not
publish well and it’s important the students be able to determine exactly how the project appears.
The selection committee will choose those projects that appear to have the best appeal for the
Any class with fewer than six students will be cancelled; maximum class size is 15 (unless other
arrangements have been made).
If you are coming only to teach AND wish to participate in meals or any other retreat activities, there
is a one-day fee (Friday $20; Saturday $40; Sunday $20).
Supply cost MUST include the surface, preparation, written instructions, photo, palette, (please
indicate what brand of paint you will be using) mediums, and any extra supplies that are needed. The
pattern MUST be applied to the basecoated surface or background unless a special technique is part
of the project. If you need odorless turpentine, please indicate this.
ALL SPRAYING WILL BE DONE OUTSIDE THE BUILDING.
All project submissions, complete with a photo to:
3034- 113th Ave.
Norwalk, Iowa. 50211
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS!! The gift you your time and talents is greatly
2011 FALL IDP RETREAT PROJECT SUBMISSION
City: __________________________ State: __________________ Zip Code: ______________
Phone: ________________________ Email: _________________________________________
Project title: ____________________________________________________________________
Length of Class: 3 hour ( ) 4 hour ( ) 6 hour ( )
Size of project (dimensions): _______________________________________________________
Supply Cost: ____________________________
Medium: ________________________________(Include brand name of paint)
Level: Beginning ( ) Intermediate ( ) Advanced ( ) (determine this to the best of your ability)
Student supply list: _______________________________________________________________
If this project is not your own design, please give proper copyright credit to the artist on your instruction
Are you coming to retreat ONLY to teach? Yes ( ) No ( )
Other Comments: _______________________________________________________________
REMEMBER TO INCLUDE A COLOR PHOTOGRAPH WITH EACH SUBMISSION.
Send all project submissions to:
3034 113th Ave.
Norwalk, Ia. 50211
Here is the list of volunteers for Retreat 2011: Contact any of them if you have questions on their subject.
Chairman: Randi Lincoln
Registration: Charlotte Komlose
Teachers Letters: Charlotte
Name Tags: Marilyn Koth
Door Prizes: Judy Hintz and Theresa Blum
Silent Auction: DJ Hall and Vicky Doyle
Friday night: Leah, Marilyn, Mary Lou, Kathy, Debra
Sat breakfast: Marna and Deb
Sat lunch: Dixie and Carol
Sat dinner: Theresa Blum
Sunday breakfast: Shirley and Sharon
Sunday lunch: Country Crossroads
Retreat Newsletter: Joyce James
Kitchen cleanup: DJ, Carol, and Vicky D.
Sat evening entertainment: Deb Payton, Mary Lou Redenius and Kathy Anderson
We discontinued the 25 cent sale for next year. Springbrook management asked us not to have a sales table. Part of
the problem was there is so much left at the end and they don't like like that much stuff left up there.
Randi Lincoln, 2011 Retreat Chairman
If you have ideas for an activity or a suggestion, send an e-mail to any IDP Board member..
Charlotte Komlose - Joyce James - Randi Lincoln - Cindy Huston
IOWA DECORATIVE PAINTERS SPRING FLING 2011
APRIL 29th, 30th, 1st OF MAY
SIGN UP Deadline ….March 1 2011
It’s that time of year again when we all strive to have a fun filled week end and sign up for our “
SPRING FLING” just outside Ida Grove and at Marilyn’s Chick- A- Torium .
Friday – 6 pm / 10 pm – Leah Drews - Acrylic Door Crown Fee:
Saturday’s Class with Marilyn Koth will be a Santa from the Pipka
Old World Santa’s.. Fee$22.00
Sunday AM – Watercolors with Ken Harskamp -“Delicious Pears”
Fee $15.00 –
They will give us a supply list after sign ups… E-mail
*THESE CLASSES ARE OPEN TO ANY PAINTER AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF IDP
RESERVATIONS DO NEED TO BE IN BY MARCH 1ST 2011 TO IOWA
WE WILL PUT IN NEXT NEWSLETTER #’S FOR HOTELS &B&B, ETC.
YOU MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATIONS.
SEND YOUR CHECK made out to:
% Joyce James
303 –11th Ave.
Sully, Iowa #
Shades of the Mississippi River Decorative Artists
We have two wonderful teachers scheduled to travel here this year, Bobbi Takashima and Mary Wiseman.
Taking classes from both of these ladies is a special opportunity
March 20, 2011 – SMRDA Spring auction
The Painters’ Nook Very First National Seminar
March 19 & 20, 2011
Sharon McNamara Black
Saturday March 19, 2011
Candy Witch is an almost three foot (17" x 34" high), stand alone, three Dimensional witch that comes apart for
transporting. We love her! Place her by your door during the Halloween season with candy on her tray and kids and
adults of all ages will take notice. How fun is that?!!
Sunday March 20, 2011
Flower Lovin' Frog. Ok, is this not the greatest frog ever??? She is painted on an 11" X 7" X 9"MDF planter, or on a
surface of your choice. Set your favorite flower & pot inside this planter & this whimsical little lady will protect it until she
. . . . croaks! (sorry, couldn’t resist)
Cost: $55.00 per day and we’ll provide a little something in the morning, and lunch too.
In order to make these one day projects Sharon will need to prep our pieces for us. The Candy Witch surface is
$42.00, plus tax, all prepped and ready to go.
Flower Lovin’ Frog is $32.00, plus tax, all prepped and ready to go, or, bring your own surface on this one – we’ll get
you the prep instructions in plenty of time. ($2.00 supply fee if you bring your own surface.)
Deposit: Non-refundable $25.00 per day deposit is due by December 1st, 2010.
Final fee: Due February 1st, 2011, including surface/supply fee. We have to have the number of surfaces needed to
Sharon by this date.
Location: To be determined, Omaha area.
If you have any questions contact us at email@example.com. Or, my cell is 402-201-9996
Hope to see you there!
2011 Iowa Decorative Painters Membership Form
Annual Membership Fee $10.00 Payable: October 1st After November 1st dues are $15.00.
National Member Number ___________________ Date National Dues Paid ___________________
Name _____________________________________ Spouse _________________________________
Telephone ________________________________ E-mail __________________________________
Birthdate _________________________________ New Membership? _______ Renewal? ________
Month Day Year
Check those applicable: Shop ________ Student ________ General ________ Other ___________
Shop Owners or teachers; Please give the name and address of the Shop where you teach:
Shop Name Telephone
Street City State Zip
Make checks payable to Iowa Decorative Painters
Please mail to : Joyce James, 303 11th Avenue, Sully, IA 50251
IOWA DECORATIVE PAINTERS
DJ Hall, Editor
7759 Quebec Ave
New Virginia IA 50210