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

  • Access to enrollmanet for classes & workshops
  • Entrance to the Welcome Convention & PastelWorld Awards Reception - Wednesday
  • Paint-Around – Thursday
  • ¡Friday Night Fiesta! Reception (cash bars), hors d'oeuvres, Society Showcase, Dueling Demos, music, dessert in the garden with Ron Whitmore's band
  • Pre-Banquet Reception (cash bar) – Saturday. Note: the Banquet is optional and requires a separate ticket, which can be purchased when you register
  • Four Continental Breakfasts, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with coffee, tea, fruit, juices, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs or oatmeal, and breakfast breads.
  • Entry into Trade Show Thursday, Friday, Saturday, including two sessions of dedicated shopping time
  • IAPS Collectible Pin
  • Souvenir Program
  • Souvenir Tote Bag, provided courtesy of our media sponsor, F&W media
ARTIST - IAPS MEMBER: $195.00 Only members of IAPS member societies qualify for this discounted fee. For a link to Member Societies click here. You will choose the one society you want to appear on your badge.

ARTIST - NON MEMBER: $210.00 If you are not a member of an IAPS Member Society, select this fee. Your registration fee includes the same features as the Member Artist Fee.

ARTIST - CONVENTION INSTRUCTOR: $170 Includes same features as the IAPS member.

ACCOMPANYING COMPANION/SPOUSE FEE: $85 If you wish to bring a non-artist companion or spouse to the convention, you will need to sign them up as part of your own (artist) registration. After entering your own personal information, click on the ADD button and enter the person's first and last name. You can add up to three companions online, if you wish to bring more than three, email us. They will then be a part of your registration. In your registration package, which you will pick up in Albuquerque, there will be a special badge for your companion/s, which will give them entry to all events. The companion fee entitles them to all features listed under the artist's registration, except they cannot sign up for or participate in classes.


NO New Registrations are being taken! We have reached our capacity for people in the space. Existing registrations may still add classes. Enter at bottom of the REGISTER page.

Waitlists will be kept only for WORKSHOPS, not for Demonstrations or Personal Development seminars. If you wish to be waitlisted, go to the Classes page on your registration. Any workshop that is full will have a WAITLIST button, click on this and your name will be added to the list. If a space opens up later, it will be offered by email, in the order requests were received. Please do not click more than once on each waitlist.

It's a huge job, organizing and running the IAPS convention, and much of the work is done by volunteers. If you are willing to give at least 3 hours of your time, we can use your help in a variety of ways. It's a great opportunity to learn more about IAPS and meet lots of friendly pastelists. If this is your first convention, and you don't know anyone, this provides a wonderful introduction, and you will find a lot of new friends! Click the volunteer button on the first page of the registration form, add a brief note with the date you plan to arrive and whether you are interested in a specific job. Our volunteer coordinator Willo Balfrey will be in touch with you. Jobs could include handing out registration packages, selling raffle tickets, helping to check classrooms, assisting in the trade show, sitting in the exhibition, running errands and more...

We're excited to welcome 5 Scholarship award winners to the Convention in 2019! This year we will be adding an easy way to lend support to the Urania Christy Tarbet Scholarship! Click on the button on the final registration payment page to donate $10 to this fund.