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A C R Y L I C 2014 ONLINE EXCLUSIVE n Society of Decorative Painters 24 DECORATIVEPAINTERS.ORG Jo Sonja Jansen MDA is a self-taught artist who began painting with oils in her teens, which is when she won her first art contest. She took up painting again in adulthood, this time infusing her Norwegian, Penn Dutch, English, and Spanish heritage into her folk art style of painting. She became a Master Decorative Artist in 1974, received SDP's Silver Palette Award in 1980, and was awarded the Vesterheim Gold Medal in Rosemaling from the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in 1996. In 2007 she received SDP's President's Commendation Award. Jo Sonja has been a member of SDP since 1974. Following almost forty years of active teaching, research, and personal painting, she now enjoys a small place of business in a coastal Victorian town in northern California, among the giant redwoods. You may write to Jo Sonja at 2136 Third St., Eureka, CA 95501 or email FOLKART@JOSONJA.COM. Visit her website at JOSONJA.COM. artist's sketch For a free design at actual size, affx two frst-class stamps to a #10 SASE and send to: The Decorative Painter Attn: WILD CURRANTS ISSUE 2 - 2012 393 N. McLean Blvd. Wichita, KS 67203-5968. Allow four weeks for delivery. Designs are 100% of original. SDP_ebook_2014.indd 24 3/24/14 3:16 PM

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