Over the weekend, I attended the 7th annual Convention for the Stencilers & Decorative Artists Guild (SDAG), in Providence, RI.
My only regret is that I could only attend for 1 of the days. This is the 2nd convention for SDAG that I have attended. The first one was 2 yrs ago, in NH. After each convention, I came away from the event feeling very honored to be a part of such a wonderful group of dedicated and talented stencil artists. This group is for the hobbyist as well as the professional stenciler. While many of the members, from all over this country, have known each other for years, I am a fairly new member. What struck me at the first convention I attended, as well as this one, was how welcomed this group made me feel and how instantly at ease I am around them! It’s fun to hear what everyone is doing with their work as well as hearing from those who have retired from the business. There is a wealth of history and information within this group!
The Providence Children’s Museum was the lucky recipient of the Philanthropic project done by several SDAG members during the first few days of the convention. A committee worked closely with the Museum to design some stenciled panels that relate to RI’s environment. I will try to get some pictures of the project and post at a later date.
SDAG has a relatively small membership, and is a very low keyed group. They do produce a member written quarterly newsletter and host an annual convention. I invite you to take a look at their website for more information.