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We say it was BIGGER in Texas!


This year's convention was bigger and better than we hoped and we owe it all to our loyal IDAL members who came out to support this fantastic event.   We are still compiling the numbers but it is safe to say that our teachers had record enrollment as we sold out several classes in advance and sold lots of classes on site!  Our show floor was filled to capacity, exhibitors reported brisk business and their sponsorship support was outstanding for many of the events.

We must thank Jane Gauss, our Keynote Speaker for her inspirational talk about SALI and the early years of the organization.


 Jane Gauss 2014 Keynote Speaker

Following Jane's presentation members were treated to a reception sponsored by Metropolis by IVAS USA, Inc. in the Expo Hall. A big thanks to the team from Metropolis and your continued support of IDAL!

It was standing room only for the ColorMix 2015 presentation brought to us by Sherwin Williams.  Ashlynn Bourque, Designer Account Executive and ASID Industry Partner Representative for SW gave this always popular presentation on trends and color concepts for the coming  year.  Sponsor Sherwin Williams then treated everyone to a wine and cheese reception following the presentation.

After ColorMix and reception members were treated to the newest and most fun event in recent years - the Mad Hatter's Auction!  Emceed by the fabulous duo of Henri Menendez and Chris Burke the bidding was hot and heavy!  The hat creations were as creative as IDAL members can get! And sales proved it as IDAL was able to raise just over $2,100!   Sincere thanks to everyone that bid and supported IDAL.  We know you had fun too as there are numerous photos on the IDAL Facebook page so check it out.

One more thing is a BIG IDAL THANK YOU to our sponsors for without their support we could not do this event!  In no particular order they are:

Metropolis by IVAS USA, LLC, Sherwin Williams, Citadel Insurance, Golden Artist Colors, Inc., Maison Blanche Paints, Faux Effects Int'l., Inc., Roc-Lon, Bayou City Artisans, Metro Artisans Guild and Shurtech Brands.

Stayed tuned for future plans and we hope you are still basking in the glow of all the creativity that was flowing over the past week!  







Founded in 1984, the International Decorative Artisans League (IDAL) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the art of stenciling and related decorative painting.

Membership provides opportunities for artistic and professional growth through:

  • Education
  • Certification
  • Public Awareness
  • Networking



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