2017 IAPS Convention
Media Sponsor
Pastel Journal, the IAPS Convention Media Sponsor

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - SOLD OUT
(email contact@iapspastel.org for waitlist)

Reception (Cash Bar) 6:30 • Banquet begins at 7:30

Banquet Night!The optional Saturday Night Banquet is a highlight of our biennial Convention. This special evening gives you the opportunity to dress up and enjoy a meal and our highly anticipated program in the company of your artist friends. The Hotel Albuquerque provides a delicious meal, with your choice of Beef, Salmon or a Vegetarian entrée (which is also Vegan & Gluten Free).

Banquet tickets are $58.00. The Banquet is usually sold out prior to the opening of the convention, so we recommend you purchase your banquet ticket(s) at the same time you register for the convention. Any cancelled tickets will be offered for sale in Albuquerque.

Keynote Presentation

Eric Maisel The Keynote speaker for the 2017 IAPS Convention will be Dr. Eric Maisel. He is the author of more than 40 books and his interests include creativity, the creative life, and creativity coaching, a field that he founded. His books for creative and performing artists include Fearless Creating, Coaching the Artist Within, Secrets of a Creativity Coach, The Van Gogh Blues, Mastering Creative Anxiety, Making Your Creative Mark, The Creativity Book, Affirmations for Artists, Performance Anxiety, Write Mind, Deep Writing, A Writer’s Space, A Writer’s Paris, A Writer’s San Francisco, Creative Recovery and Creativity for Life. Dr. Maisel provides keynotes for organizations, and leads workshops nationally and around the world.


2015 Mater Circle RecipientsAt each Convention, artists who have accumulated sufficient points by acceptance and awards in IAPS exhibitions to reach Master Circle status receive their Gold Medallions. These are a beautiful and enduring symbol of achievement. Once reaching Master Circle status, artists can continue to accrue points for the designation of Eminent Pastelist. For more information about these awards and recipients, see the IAPS Honors pages.

Presentation of Golden Mentor Awards

There are people whose efforts create opportunities for others; individuals who support the medium of pastel and the IAPS organization, giving unselfishly of their time and energies so that others may benefit. We acknowledge these people at each Convention with the Golden Mentor Award. For a list of previous honorees, see the Golden Mentor page.

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