GET READY FOR WORLD OF COLOR EXPO 2019
NOVEMBER 04 – 09, 2019
WASHINGTON DULLES HILTON HOTEL
Had a fabulous trip to WOC this year with Lucy Aita. had the opportunity to meet many great artists and tried a variety of classes (oil, acrylic, pastels, colored pencils and watercolor). Also we sold a lot of brushes and buckets in our booth.
I had a blast! Thank you David L Vernon & Mark for all the work you put into making the #WOCE2015 such a success!
Thanks David and Mark for all your hard work and higher stress levels. You can take a big breath next week.
“Great job guys!!! It is a wonderful show!”
“It sure was a fun night. Can’t say enough good things about the show and teaching experience. First class all the way. Congrats to both David and Mark for an excellent job.”
I have to share a highlight that was so different from any other convention I’ve attended in the past. I was in a watercolor class being taught by David Bailey. He had invited a young airbrush artist to come in and observe the class. During our break, the airbrush artist was showing pictures of his wonderful work on his iPad to a group of older ladies like me. It was so cool to see people from completely different backgrounds come together with their common interest in art. There were also several men in a class I took from Kevin Hill. It was so very nice to see so many attendees.
David and Mark thank you very much for a wonderful expo, wonderful classes , great shopping!! Looking forward to next year.
Had a wonderful time. Great classes and loved the vendor show. Thanks for a wonderful east coast conference.
Just wanted to send you and Mark a great big Thank you for a wonderful week at the best painting convention I have ever been to. I am so happy that I signed up and took the chance for this experience. Of course, I will be bragging about this to all my friends and hopefully next year we will have all of our small but lively chapter of Apple Valley Painters there as well as my new chapter, Chesapeake Bay Decorative Painters. Faye Ganoe and I had a great time and it gave both of us a chance to paint with so many different teachers that we had not experience with before. You can bet that I will once again pass on the flyers and postcards to everyone I meet and they will get tired of me talking about it. Thank you once again. I know you and Mark are exhausted; I hope you have a super vacation planned; you both deserve it. Please pass on this thank you to everyone who helped you two put on the best convention that is now the one to beat. You really have been very generous to the painting community.
I was only able to attend the sales floor this year but hope to take classes. It truly was a nice affair and I hope the word gets out for next year we need to keep decorative painting alive and kicking! Mark and David couldn’t have done a better job!
“It’s time to give credit where credit is due. This posting is a compliment of praise to two remarkable people who have and are making the Decorative Painting Industry vibrant and alive and on the re-bound. I am talking about David Vernon and partner Mark. When so many small Studios and shops were closing, primarily due to the influx of the Big Box Stores these two ventured and opened a new and successful studio devoted to the Decorative Painting Field and also Fine arts. They have hosted a good many successful seminars drawing noted teachers from across the country in addition to other foreign countries. They have traveled to conventions and set up and exhibited in trade show to promote their Studio “The Pampered Palette”
Now once again against all odds, when people said the conventions are becoming an item of past times, these two organized and held a very successful convention “The World of Color Expo”. From all the reports I have read from teachers, exhibitors and attendees it was a super, fabulous. fantastic experience and one of the best conventions they have ever partaken in. I understand David and Mark are already making plans for WOCE 2015.
Congratulation David and Mark you deserve every bit of praise people are bestowing on you and your venues. Hopefully in the future the Decorative Painting Community will continue to support “The Pampered Palette” and the future world of Color Expos . Here is a heartfelt Thank You for all you do to promote the Decorative Painting Industry and the entire World of Art….”
I just arrived home to Boston after a fabulous week of fun and painting. I had a booth an taught also. My husband and I enjoyed every moment of the art experience. Much kudos to David and Mark for making a difference in our lives. We will be back on the trade floor next year. Please join us for an enriching art experience.
I have to say I enjoyed every minute of the Expo – have heard many comments on how well it was organized – which is thanks to all the hours you and Mark put into organizing classes, rooms, badges, tickets, schedules – selecting classes and teachers. The script you prepared was perfect – it was like one-big happy reunion of painters – enjoyed by all.
“I had a fantastic time at WOCE 2014 starting with the opening night painting event. We started the evening off with a phenomenal meal followed by two projects taught by two great teachers in Jillybean Fitzhenry and Judy Westergaard Jenkins. I had wonderful classes with some of the best teachers in the industry and reconnected with friends that I had not seen in years. All of this happened in the most comfortable hotel with great staff who provided awesome customer service. Being surrounded by decorative painters just warms my heart and I absolutely cannot wait for WOCE 2015. So happy that this event is on the East Coast finally!!! Many thanks to David and Mark for a job well done!!!!”
Thank you David and team. It was a lovely five days. I thought you and the team put on a great expo. The teachers and classes were very good, and having the vendors there was so worth it. Already looking forward to the 2015 expo. Thanks for the contest also. So happy SVDP had the most there, now we have another fun class ahead for our group.
Congrats to us! 😊 I had a great time at WOCE and can’t wait for next year’s event! Thank you David for all your hard work putting on the expo!
Thank you David & Mark for how you make us all feel welcome & special. The teachers were awesome & we learned many new techniques. I love this Expo for the chance to improve and how welcoming everyone is. Thank you.
The best venue and group of Artists and like his studio says, Pampered Palette, we were all Pampered very well. And most of us left with finished projects or just final touches left. That in itself is fantastic. NO UFO’s!
Great show!! If you haven’t had a chance to attend, this is one show you will want to put on your ‘to do’ list. Well run. Venue is great. Class selection was really well balanced and offered something for everyone. I was totally impressed!
Two of my World of Color pieces. If you’ve never been to this convention In Washington DC, it is a must go to event. Fabulous teachers, new techniques and a wide variety of styles to chose from. Well done David L Vernon
Thank You David for a wonderful, absolutely beautiful convention. For the kindness, consideration, patience, you shown to the vendors, artists, teachers, students and anyone who walked through the doors in anyway, “The World of Color Expo”. For all the little extra details that some may or may have not noticed (cookies at 2:00 PM) too many to mention. Thank You especially for someone who loves, lives, breath’s and is dedicated to promoting the arts. Thank You to Mark and all of the kind workers. Thank You David just for being nice! What a great success!
This was a great week. Both John and I thank you for a week of, challenges , fun, and a chance to visit with friends. You two put on quite a show, good job. Definitely see you next year.
All of the attendees at the WOCE were winners. David and Mark promote art every day with their dedication to providing the best possible expo. Their attention to detail is phenomenal. The teachers, that they select, have a passion for their craft and go above and beyond to share their knowledge. I am so eager to attend next year’s meeting. Hope more people will be able to share this wonderful experience.
I have attended many conventions and Expos and can honestly say as an attendee you will feel “pampered(!)” here at WOCE. I loved the relaxing atmosphere of the breakfast buffet to collect my thoughts and get the day off to a great start! The afternoon snacks are at the perfect time between lunch and dinner to provide the ‘afternoon’ energy refresher needed! The rooms in this property are luxurious and the staff friendly and helpful. The classes have always gone smoothly for me and I am always amazed at the diversity and quality of the content. If you haven’t been to the World of Color Expo yet, you should begin to plan today to treat yourself. You deserve to experience this, and your creativity will take flight there!
This was my first involvement with WOCE ever. I was selected as one of the instructors and lead four workshops. My impressions of the expo was very well organized expo, a wide range of classes offered, pampered with all the delicious food and other added surprises. At the beginning, I didn’t know a single person there. There were other artists/instructors coming from many states and several foreign countries. When I left, I realized we all shared a kindred spirit with the each other- students, vendors and fellow instructors. I found my tribe and I belong. David Vernon and staff, thank you for your gracious welcome & encouragement!