2019 IAPS Convention
Media Sponsor
Pastel Journal, the IAPS Convention Media Sponsor

Saturday, June 8, 2019
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 the following menus. Sign up with your registration.

Santa Fe Salad
Seared Atlantic Salmon with Ginger Lime Butter
Fingerling Potatoes and Lemon Grilled Broccolini
Lemon Berry Mascarpone Cake

Santa Fe Salad
Herb Crusted Chicken Breast with Lemon Thyme Sauce
Fingerling Potatoes and Lemon Grilled Broccolini
Lemon Berry Mascarpone Cake

Santa Fe Salad*
Ratatouille (Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan)
Garden Vegetables, Tomato Ragout served over a Steamed Basmati Rice
Chef will prepare a special gluten free, vegan dessert
* Salad will be served with cheese and croutons in separate bowls so you can avoid if you wish.

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

The Keynote speaker for the 2017 IAPS Convention will be announced soon.


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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