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2019 IAPS Convention
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Welcome to the IAPS Fourteenth Biennial Convention!

THE BIGGEST PASTEL PARTY ON THE PLANET...

...It’s so exciting to get together after this difficult time - we will finally be back in historic Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico

CONVENTION DATES: TUESDAY, June 21 through SUNDAY, June 26, 2022


Here are some of the highlights for 2022:


Classes EDUCATIONAL CLASSES
Once again we are offering a large selection of Workshops, Demonstrations and other events.
  Instructors NEW INSTRUCTORS and RETURNING FAVORITES
The program of classes is unique to each convention. We don't repeat classes from convention to convention and we are constantly searching out the best in talented instructors. As always we have invited new and upcoming instructors to join favorites, and have carefully crafted a program of fascinating and interesting topics. Check it out and see who we have this year!
 
Trade Show TRADE SHOW
Our Trade Show, known as the "Candy Store," is always spectacular. Booths are filled with the people who produce and promote all those famous pastel supplies, and lots of new products. You will have plenty of time to visit between your classes, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  Reception WELCOME RECEPTION
The Wednesday evening reception opens both the Convention and the PastelWorld Exhibition, and Exhibition Awards will be presented at this time.
 
Exhibition PASTELWORLD EXHIBITION
Once again there will be a fabulous exhibition of members' paintings. This will be open each day of the convention so you will have plenty of time to view the beautiful works of IAPS members and instructors.
  Paint Around PAINT AROUND
AROUND Everyone enjoys the Thursday Paint Around, when you see a group of instructors take turns on five paintings. We end up with five unique works which are later offered in a silent auction to support our scholarship programs.
 
Fiesta ¡FRIDAY NIGHT FIESTA!
This fun event includes the Society Showcase, where you can meet representatives from member societies and learn about their activities, enjoy the Dueling Demos and hear great music from Ron Whitmore's band.
  Banquet SATURDAY BANQUET
As always the Saturday banquet will include an exciting keynote speaker and presentation of Master Circle and Eminent Pastelist awards.
 

We look forward to seeing you at the IAPS Fourteenth Biennial Convention!
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