Hello! It's that time of year again. The fun of attending a painting convention, there's nothing quite like it. Whether you go to attend the wide variety of classes or take in the exhibitor floor with all the goodies, it's something you don't want to miss. With a wide range of locations, you've got so many choices. Many are themed and the fun to be had is endless. Meet your favorite teachers, the designers you love. Try out that new product, see demos and learn new techniques.
One of my favorite things to do at a convention...watch all the creatively painted clothing and bags that attendees model as they shop.
I've compiled a list of conventions, conferences, and expos for 2019 for you. I've listed the name, location, website and dates below. I've also included the theme when it was available. If you have any additions to the list, feel free to contact me here.
Creative Painting Las Vegas, Nevada
Feb.24 – March 1, 2019
'Party in the Heartland.'
Society of Decorative Painters
42nd Annual SDP International Conference & Expo
Witchita, Kansas May 13-18, 2019
HOOT – 'Thanks for the Memories.'
Heart of Ohio Tole 39th & Final
Columbus, Ohio July 15 – 19, 2019
Pin it Canada London
June 21-22, 2019
Fanshawe College, London, Ontario
Rainbow Chapter 2019 Convention in Portland has been canceled.
NET New England Traditions 'An Autumn Garden.'
Oct. 8-13, 2019
OKC Painting Palooza 'Tea Party Wonderland.'
Midwest City, Oklahoma
Oct. 19-26, 2019
World of Color Expo