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IAPS MASTER CIRCLE

Master Circle Medallion The IAPS Master Circle was created to honor those artists whose work has been accepted and/or given awards in specific IAPS Exhibitions. Artists who receive the Master Circle designation may use the letters “IAPS/MC” on websites, brochures, magazine articles and other media to indicate their membership in the Master Circle.

Each recipient of the award receives a three-inch medallion engraved with his or her name and the year the honor was bestowed engraved on the back. The design of the medallion was created by IAPS founder and President Emerita, Urania Christy Tarbet. "It is of a rose with a pastel stick next to it. The rose represents the resurgence of spring, as pastel is in its Renaissance period, and is now being recognized as a wonderful medium after being in the dark for so long. I wanted something very special that had never been done in the art world before, to honor pastel artists whose work was accepted in our exhibitions or awarded prizes. It is important for the recipients to cherish this symbol of excellence. It can be worn at IAPS exhibitions and conventions, and readily identifies IAPS artists who have received one of the most important honors in the pastel world."

To receive the Master Circle designation, artists must accrue five (5) points.
Points may be obtained as follows:
  • One point for acceptance into any IAPS Juried Exhibition no matter the number of paintings accepted.
     
  • One point for any award given by the judge in any IAPS Juried Exhibition.

2013 Master Circle Recipients
2013 Recipients of the IAPS Master Circle Award
Only IAPS Juried Exhibitions accrue points; acceptance or awards in a member society’s exhibition does not count towards Master Circle or Eminent Pastelist status. Other eligible IAPS competitions have in the past included IAPS Convention Catalogue Cover Contests, the 2009 Calendar competition and the 2011 Poster Competition.

Recipients of the Master Circle Medallion are encouraged to bring it with them to each convention to be worn at the Saturday Night Banquet.

RECIPIENTS OF THE IAPS MASTER CIRCLE AWARD

Click on any highlighted name below to see more about the artist. The year in which each artist was awarded the medallion is shown after the name; an asterisk* indicates the artist is deceased.

Donna Aldrich (2015)
Tony Allain (2016)
Nora de Aragon (2005)
Mary Aslin (2013)
Lyn Asselta (2013)
Marla Baggetta (2011)
Brian Bailey (2016)
Willo Balfry (2015)
Gwenneth Barth-White (2016)
Alexandrine Bartlett (2009)
Phil Bates (2011)
Mike Beeman (2015)
Donna Biggee (2015)
Stephanie Birdsall (2007)
Stan Bloomfield (2016)
Christine Bodnar (2011)
Peggy Braeutigam (2007)
Linda Gross Brown (2011)
Margaret Farrell Bruno (2016)
Karen Budan (2013)
Sandra Burshell (2013)
Bill Canright (2011)
Robert Carsten (2013)
Eileen Casey (2013)
Ron Chapman (2007)
Tom Christopher (2016)
Jeanne Ciravolo (2015)
Roberta Combs (2015)
Janet A. Cook (2007)
Bre Crowell (2015)
Judith Cutler (2009)
Carol Dallas (2015)
Doug Dawson (2005)
Diana De Santis (2005)
Christine Debrosky (2013)
Suzanne deLesseps (2016)
Linda Dellandre (2013)
Lyn Diefenbach (2015)
Frances Dodd (2005)
John Philbin Dolan (2015)
Margaret Dyer (2015)
Janis Lacey Ellison (2015)
Jennifer Evenhus (2016)
Diane Fechenbach (2015)
Frank Federico (2005)
Jeff Fioravanti (2016)
Alan Flattmann (2007)
Terri Ford (2007)
Carl Forslund (2005)
David Francis (2016)
Ted Fuka (2016)
Claudette Gamache (2011)
Irene Georgopoulou (2016)
Lisa Gleim (2016)
J Kay Gordon (2011)
Susan Grinels (2013)
Kathryn Hall (2011)
Cameron Hampton (2007)
Joyce Hanson (2016)
Ray Hassard (2015)
Liz Haywood-Sullivan (2011)
Sidney Hermel (2005) *
Anne Heywood (2005)
Kathy Hildebrandt (2016)
Jean Hirons (2015)
Marcia Holmes (2011)
Gigi Horr-Liverant (2015)
Bill Hosner (2005)
Cindy House (2016)
Karen Howard (2013)
Gary Huber (2013)
Ruth Hussey (2007)
Karen Israel (2013)
Christine Ivers (2009)
Tatijana Jacenkiw (2011)
Barbara Courtney Jaenicke (2013)
Edward Kennedy (2013)
Maureen Keough (2016)
Rita Kirkman (2007)
Helen Kleczynski (2016)
Mike Barret Kolasinski (2015)
Janis Krendick (2011)
Deborah LaFogg-Docherty (2011)
Alice Laputka (2011)
Margaret Larlham (2016)
Cheryl LeClair-Sommer (2013)
Bev Lee (2016)
Isabelle V. Lim (2015)
Patsy Lindamood (2013)
Kim Lordier (2013)
Margi Lucena (2016)
Luana Luconi-Winner (2015)
Richard Lundgren (2007)
Karen Margulis (2015)
Maria Marino (2016)
Nancy Marshburn (2016)
Brenda Mattson (2009)
Glen Maxion (2016)
Andrew McDermott (2013)
Richard McKinley (2015)
Nancie King Mertz (2015)
Milton E. Meyer (2005) *
Dan Michael (2013)
M.L. Moseman (2005)
Elizabeth Mowry (2015)
Deborah Quinn Munson (2016)
Paul Murray (2013)
Linda Mutti (2016)
Kathleen Newman (2007)
Barbara Benedetti Newton (2013)
Cuong Nguyen (2011)
Connie Noah (2015)
Nancy Nowak (2015)
Desmond O'Hagan (2005)
Lisa Ober (2013)
Lisa Ober (2016)
Ronnie Offen (2016)
Aline Ordman (2016)
Matthew Peake (2015)
Lucy Petrie (2009)
Sangita Phadke (2011)
Michele Poirer-Mozzone (2016)
Dianna Ponting (2007)
Claudia Post (2015)
Jerry Power (2007)
Maggie Price (2011) *
Diane Rappisi (2016)
Dennis Rhoades (2015)
Donna Rossetti-Bailey (2015)
Marsha Hamby Savage (2015)
William Schneider (2015)
Clauda Seymour (2007)
Colette Odya Smith (2013)
Jeanne Rosier Smith (2015)
Rae Smith (2016)
Terry Smith (2009)
Frederick Somers (2007)
Maureen D Spinale (2015)
Lisa K. Stauffer (2011)
Debora L Stewart (2015)
Sally Strand (2011)
Patricia Suggs (2005)
Christine Swann (2015)
Vianna Szabo (2011)
Urania Christy Tarbet (2005)
Jane McGraw Teubner (2015)
Marie Tippets (2015)
Kari Tirrell (2015)
Lorraine Trenholm (2015)
Patricia Tribastone (2011)
Anna Wainright (2016)
Daggi Wallace (2013)
Kurt Weiser (2013)
Sharon Will (2011)
Bonnie Williams (2011)
Susan Williamson (2015)
Trilby T Wood (2015)


 
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