IAPS Honors
Painting detail courtesy of Jeanne Rosier Smith


The IAPS Code of Ethics was adopted by the Board of Directors in 2012, as follows:

The International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) honors those individuals who have achieved membership in its Master Circle and who have been awarded the distinction of Eminent Pastelist. Achievements such as these are to be respected, and the artists are recognized not only for their paintings but often serve as role models for other artists. The IAPS Masters Circle and Eminent Pastelist designations carry the expectation that those artists so honored will uphold the highest standards of professional conduct. Failure to adhere to this code of ethics by engaging in unfair practices, causing harm to IAPS or its member societies in words or deeds, or the theft of intellectual property, may result in denial or revocation of such membership, at the discretion of the IAPS Board of Directors. It is the goal of IAPS in establishing a code of ethics to continue to promote the medium of pastel by supporting the highest standards of professional conduct for its individual honorees.