IDAL's eMagazine: 

STIR-IT-UP! Volume 9

This Stir-It-Up features a collection of articles that reflect perfectly the accomplishments and future goals of your IDAL board.

Well, honestly, the board has been busy creating and planning the programming for the CONVENTION in Charlotte, October 14-19, check out the hotel and day by day details

Thanks to Donna Mock, Convention Business Chair, we have a full schedule of appreciated new and returning sponsors and special evening events.  IDAL could always use some help on Volunteer day to get it all set up and running right from Day one!  If you’re flying in early on Monday October 14, please email to find out where we can use your skills.

Convention EDUCATION is outstanding and available for you to register!  Thanks to Robin Belisle, Education Chair, there’s a wide gamut of classes to choose from: wood graining, epoxy coatings, gilding, bas relief decoration, plaster, cabinetry, glazing and mica Bling!    Good luck choosing:

“Wild Apricot” is IDAL’s website platform and due to a snafu within it, it works best to pay for registration and sign up for all your classes at one time.

The 2019 IDAL board of directors is being elected right now!   Look in your inbox for your electronic ballot.  Congratulations to Vice President, Tracie Weir for working with the Nominations committee chair, Annie Lemarie, for putting together such a qualified selection of potential board members.

Earlier this year, we launched the IDAL blog with our first post explaining what happened with the change of the CITADEL insurance policy covering 5 specific counties of New York City. The blog post is here:

Another time consuming topic includes adjusting the IDAL by-laws to integrate the Code of Ethics. An event that happened within one of our chapters made us realize the Code of Ethics adopted in 2015 weren’t fully worded correctly as to give the board full use and governance.

Look for this vote to come through in a few weeks. Thanks to Diane Williams, Ethics Chair, for steering us through these waters.

Decorative Beginnings is a program created for anyone interested in becoming a decorative finisher. A full day of introductory seminars has been organized on Thursday October 17th leading up to the Annual General Meeting and Expo Opening!   If you know anyone interested in becoming a decorative painter, please share this page:

Related to new beginnings in decorative painting, an exciting new IDAL Mentor Program was created by board member, Regina Garay. Check out these pages to learn more about it and email :

Lori Wilson
IDAL President

Read the current Stir-It-Up issue >


Member Insurance: IDAL Professional & Business level members have the opportunity to be covered by Citadel Insurance 

Find Classes and Schools near you! 

IDAL Chapters

Chapters around the Country, and soon, Around the World!  
Find your local tribe >

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software