IAPS Conventions
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Applications due by October 1, 2017

The 2019 IAPS Convention will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 4-9, 2019 with one and two day workshops, seminars, and artist demonstrations. The following information is for those who are interested in becoming an instructor at the convention:
  • Please complete the online application and submit by the deadline of October 1, 2017.

  • Include your current resume. Include any teaching history.

  • Please be aware that IAPS receives far more requests to teach at the conventions that can be accommodated with the space available. We strive to strike a balance between subjects and styles, which means that many fine artists and teachers are not able to be included. Past instructors are not guaranteed a repeat spot at the convention.

  • In addition, the following factors are taken into account:
  • National name recognition and following. Because the people attending the convention come from all over the country (and other countries), we give some preference to people who will be recognizable to the majority of attendees. If you are an experienced teacher, but only teach within a small geographical area, and have not published books or had significant exposure of your work in other media, your name will likely not be recognizable to people outside your area.

  • Support of IAPS events. It is important that you have attended IAPS conventions so that you are aware of the procedures and policies. We also give some consideration as to whether artists have entered IAPS exhibitions and/or are Master Circle members.

  • Experience. If you wish to offer a class or workshop, it is important that you be an experienced teacher and presenter. Not only do our attendees expect the instructors at the convention to be among the best, it is important that you be able to function independently in preparation of your materials and sessions.

After review of your application, if the selection committee invites you to be a presenter at the next convention, you will receive a contract stating the terms and outlining procedures. Among those terms are: payment is based on the attendance of your classes; class fees are set by IAPS and not by the instructor; instructor is responsible for hotel, travel, registration and personal expenses; and once agreed, sessions cannot be cancelled. Further terms and conditions will be outlined in the contract.

The demonstrators and presenters for each convention are generally finalized about 15 months prior to each convention, so that everyone can plan their teaching schedules accordingly.


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We offer a variety of one and two day workshops and 2 and 3 hour demonstrations at the convention. Please indicate your preference, although final assignments will be up to IAPS.
Our program is based on the number/type of rooms available and which artists and subjects we think will be most popular. We want a lot of variety. (Landscape is the most popular subject, so we need a variety of subjects within the landscape topic.) Please write your choice of subject. What is your specialty? What is your suggestion for a class you would like to teach?
Please upload: Biographical information (including publications, teaching history, etc.)