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Potomac View Decorative Artists was formed to promote decorative painting as an accessible art form to anyone who wishes to learn.

PVDA Mission

To promote decorative painting and serve the greater Ashburn community; in a way that encourages sharing, friendship, education, study of the art form, and community service, so that the membership can grow and expand in size, talent and enrichment. The larger the chapter becomes, the more programs and benefits we can extend to our membership and to our community.

Our Goals

To conduct at least two community service projects each year.
To offer one seminar conducted by nationally renowned teachers each year.
To participate in National Tole Month each October.
To increase our membership each year.

Who is PVDA?


Potomac View Decorative Artists (PVDA) is a local chapter of The National Society of Tole and Decorative Painters.(SDP) The SDP was organized in 1972 to stimulate worldwide interest in and appreciation for decorative painting; to recognize diversity of and excellence in the art form; and to serve as the resource center for all aspects of decorative painting. Now known as the Society of Decorative Painters, the Society boasts a worldwide family of painters with interests as varied as the places in which they live.


Education is the primary mission of PVDA and our members possess every possible skill level of decorative painting - from beginning painters to those with decades of experience. In all of our endeavors PVDA takes the time to develop new painting skills while we refine old ones.  PVDA members donate their time and resources to the chapter so that learning to paint is both affordable and fun. (And sometimes its free!) At PVDA we like to share ideas, techniques, and a little something about ourselves every time we get together. And we always have fun!


PVDA is also a member of the local Ashburn/Leesburg/Fairfax, Virginia community in which it was formed. As a chapter we complete one or more community service projects every year.  We have painted and donated  boxes to the Memory Box Program, treasurer boxes for children in Shriner's Hospitals, painted ornaments for baskets provided to hospice patients, as well as painted and prepared a quilt for the Loudoun County Abused Womens Shelter. 


In addition, we send boxes of goodies to our troops overseas and provide food items for the Messiah's market at Community Church.  Each year brings new opportunities for us to make a decorative mark on the community we live in. 


For information regarding the Chapter, please contact Donna Phillips