Monday, November 18, 2013


Today is the BIG day as Hotel Reservations for the World Of Color Expo 2014 are open and now available online. Just go to the link below to access the reservation system set up specifically for the WOCE event:

NOTE: If you would like to extend your stay at the Washington Dulles Hilton Hotel while attending WOCE, you can do so. The same special rate will be available for a couple days before the beginning of WOCE and a couple after WOCE.

Get your reservations today! Just go to the online link posted above and reserve your room online. Join us for the most exciting, progressive and fun Art Expo of 2014. Do no miss out!

Have You Promoted Art Today?




Sunday, June 2, 2013


Okay, here is the latest. Mark and I have just returned from the Hilton Washington Dulles where we toured the facility and signed the contracts for World of Color Expo 2014. The hotel is outstandingly beautiful and very trendy so I cannot image anyone not liking the facility. So, we are now on the calendar with Hilton and have booked almost the complete hotel. In fact, we have all of the meeting rooms and ballrooms that they have at the hotel which is a lot. It is going to be a great Expo.

Since yesterday I have been bombarded with emails wanting to reserve hotel rooms which I had to find out today at my meeting how that will occur. Well hotels do not let you book this far out from an event. Hotel rooms will be available to reserve beginning in November 2013. That is a whole year out from the World of Color Expo 2014. We will let everyone know when they can book the rooms. Also, we will be provided our own website link that we will publish so those attending can go to that link and reserve their room taking advantage of the special Expo room rates.

We have also negotiated the ability to purchase when registration opens for the Expo a daily box lunch. It is very nice lunch which will allow individuals to continue painting and not have to worry about finding some place or something to eat. There will be more on this soon.
I thought I would share a few more pictures of the venue for the World of Color Expo 2014. It is the beautiful Hilton Washington Dulles. This is no slug hotel as there is beauty and trendiness around every corner. With free shuttle service to and from Washington Airport, a free shuttle to the Air and Space Museum (just miles away), free workout facility use, free indoor and outdoor pool use, free lobby technology center use with mac, pc and printers, shopping just miles aw...ay (Reston Town Center and Tysons Corner), and of course Washington DC. Below is a little write up on some of the things to do. You can make this a vacation spot for you and your family. You can paint, chat, mingle, relax, take in the sights and just have an absolutely GREAT time.

This will be the EVENT to attend in 2014! It will be a celebration of Art. So, mark your calendars as hotel reservations begin in November 2013. With an outstanding room rate of $129.00, they will fill up fast.

What to do............................

The Hilton Washington Dulles Airport hotel is set in an excellent central location close to many popular tourist attractions. Discover the largest collection of aviation and space artifacts in the world at The National Air & Space Museum's new Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, less than two miles from the hotel. Shop till you drop at the Reston Town Center, packed with a host of unique stores, contemporary cafes, restaurants and a movie theatre. Explore the nation’s capital, Washington DC, only 30 minutes from the hotel. Take in the culture and sights such as the White House and Washington Memorials as well as an array of shops, restaurants and nightlife.
 Finally, we are putting together information for exhibitors so if you are a business, home studio, artist, or anyone else that would like booth space on the trade floor and you would like to be sent that information when available, shoot an email to and we will place you on the list to receive information.
Have You Promoted Art Today!


Sunday, May 12, 2013

World Of Color Expo 2014 - Information Coming Soon!

World Of Color Expo 2014 - Information Coming Soon!


Thursday, April 25, 2013

New John Dunn Originals Added To My Collection

We have made several trips to John Dunn's home to pick up original signed artwork for our collection and to take with us to the Conferences we will be attending this year.  I thought I would share some of the pictures of the pieces that we have recently added to our collection.  These are some stricking pieces.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pampered Palette Open House 2013

Pampered Palette Open House 

Gainesville, Virginia
(703) 754-8141

March 23, 2013

Get ready for our 2013 Open House - March 23, 2013 is the date. The Open House will be to launch all of our new products lines that we have added to our studio including DecoArt Americana, DecoArt Traditions, JoSonja Acrylics, Weber Permalba Oil Paints, Weber Mission Watercolors, Maureen McNaughton Products, Michele Walton
Patterns, Scharff Quality Brushes, new surfaces, new supplies and new books by Lois Mueller, Dorothy Dent, Arlene Linton and Nancy Dale Kinney.  Many of these products are new to our studio. We would like to invite everyone to come on out to our studio and see all the changes.
Our doors will open at 9 am Saturday, March 23rd. We will have a FREE class for those attending. The class will begin at 10 am with special guest artist Sandy Scales. All attendees planning to paint during the class should bring all of their normal painting supplies including brushes, paper towels, brush basins, etc. (Note:  Paints and prepped surfaces will be furnish for the class).

Since we will be celebrating/launching all of our new products from the past year, we will have door prizes, discounts on certain products, food, drink, painting and fun.


Grand Door Prize - Original/signed painting by John Dunn

Approximate size is 6" wide X 14" length

Door Prize #1 - One person will win a copy of the Master Pieces of Russian Folk Art (Zhostovo) book.

Note:  Cover of book is different than pictured here.

Door Prize #2 - One person will win a Pampered Palette Apron.

Door Prize #3 - One person will win a Pampered Palette Twill Long Sleeve shirt (Black with Pampered Palette embroidered in Red)

Note:  Shirt will be black with Red lettering.

Door Prize #4 - One person will win a Pampered Palette Coffee Mug.

NOTE:  In order to win the door prizes, you must attend the Open House to enter the drawing.

We have GREAT door prizes, outstanding class with Sandy Scales, great food, great friendship, lots of fun, new products, and PAINTING.  Come on out and join us.  You do not want to miss the fun and excitement.

For additional information send an email message to
Visit our website and online store for information on all of products and to order your decorative painting supplies at

Saturday, January 26, 2013

John Dunn Orginial Artwork Available

We are pleased as punch with the response that we have received to our offering John Dunn Original Signed Artwork and other John Dunn items via Pampered Palette. We have received orders and shipped John Dunn original artwork (55 pieces) all over the world. What a great response to a fantastic artist. Pictured here are just a few of the items that Pampered Palette has available.

We have an assortment of coffee mugs, 2013 calendars and of course finished signed artwork. You can see a complete listing and pictures of all the available John Dunn products by visiting our website at httt:// and select the Online Store tab across the top of the page then the John Dunn Category. This will take you to all of the available John Dunn items currently in stock. We will be adding more fantastic pieces to our line from John soon and other items. Be sure to check back at our site often.
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If you did not get that decorative painted gift you were hoping to receive during the holidays, we have just what you need to make it all better. How About Some John Dunn Signed Original Art?

These are just some of the John Dunn Original/Signed Art that we have for sale. What a great time to owned an original/signed art painting from this fantastic and gifted artist. These will make perfect holiday gifts for family, friends or yourself.

To see all available John Dunn signed/original paintings and to order, visit our website online store at - All available John Dunn originals are located there. Questions can be forwarded to

Have a great painting day.