2022 IAPS Convention
Media Sponsor
Pastel Journal, the IAPS Convention Media Sponsor

  • Access to enrollment for classes & workshops
  • Entrance to the Welcome Convention & PastelWorld Awards Reception - Wednesday
  • Paint-Around – Thursday
  • ¡Friday Night Fiesta! Reception (cash bars), Society Showcase, Dueling Demos, music, 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 purchase your classes in January
  • Four Continental Breakfasts, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Entry into Trade Show Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • IAPS Collectible Pin
  • Souvenir Tote Bag
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.

ACCOMPANYING COMPANION/SPOUSE FEE: $85 A non-artist companion or spouse will be registered within your own (artist) registration. You can add up to three companions online, if you wish to bring more than three, email us. In your registration package 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.

REGISTRATION PROCESS The convention registration process will be released in stages. 

Registration fee will be fully refundable until April 15, 2022.

Stage 1 – November 1, 2021
Convention schedule showing workshops and demos, events and activities will be on our website www.iapspastel.org. 

Stage 2 - November 15, 2021 
Convention Registration will open from 12:00 noon EST. Payment for registrants and registered companions will be accepted.

IAPS will be requiring that all registrants, companions, instructors and vendors have proof of COVID19 vaccination to register. During the registration process, you will be asked to upload an image (.pdf or .jpg) of proof of vaccination.

Stage 3 - Lodging:
       On November 22, 2021 Hotel Albuquerque will open for reservations for the convention dates with a 4-night minimum. You MUST be registered for the convention in order to book a room at the Hotel Albuquerque. On November 24, reservations for fewer nights will be accepted. 
Hotel Albuquerque has limited room capacity to accommodate the number of convention attendees, however, their sister facility on the campus, Hotel Chaco will also have rooms available for convention attendees. There are also dozens of other excellent lodging options. We encourage you to visit the www.visitalbuquerque.org website. Under the “places to stay” tab are numerous lodging options. 

Stage 4:
January 4, 2022 
Registration for Workshop and Demo Classes Opens 12:00 noon EST
Be sure to review the convention schedule showing workshops and demos, events and activities on our website. 

Saturday Night Banquet tickets: Banquet tickets are limited and will go on sale on January 4, 2022. 

If you have any questions, please contact Red Weber at contact@iapspastel.org. We can't wait to get together again and celebrate our love of the fine art medium of pastel!


Go to the REGISTER page and follow the instructions.

COVID19 VACCINATION: You must provide proof of vaccination for Covid19 at the time of your registration. The registration system will prompt you to upload a jpg or pdf of your proof, and you will not be able to complete your registration without it.

BE A VOLUNTEER: Organizing and running the IAPS convention is a huge job, and much of the work is done by volunteers. If you are willing to give at least 2 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, it's a wonderful introduction, and you'll find a lot of new friends! Click the volunteer button on the registration form, choose your area of interest, and note the date you plan to arrive. Our volunteer coordinators Judy Richardson and Willo Balfrey will be in touch with you to plan your job(s) in between your classes.

November 15, 2021 – opening of registration – full refund for registration fee if canceled until April 15.

January 4, 2022 - 12:00 noon EST – class sales begin. $25 cancellation fee for classes changed or removed.

April 15, 2022 – No refund for registration fee, class changes or removal, unless cancellation mandated by state or government restrictions.