IAPS Conventions are held every two years. The Eleventh Biennial Convention will be in Albuquerque, June 2-7, 2015. Watch this space for updates and information as it becomes available.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hi everyone …. a few people have contacted me with questions about the information below, so I thought it might be timely to send it to everyone:

Open the IAPS website at www.iapspastel.org and click on IAPS CONVENTIONS - 2015 CONVENTION  in the left sidebar, or click on the yellow and red convention logo in the lower left corner of the home page - either will take you to the convention pages.  Click on REGISTER and then scroll all the way down to the bottom of that page - you may need to use the slide bar on the right side to get right to the bottom of the page.

Click on LOGIN TO EXISTING REGISTRATION, enter your email address and your password and you will go to your registration record.

Go into your registration record (see above), move your cursor over the yellow status box in top right corner, over the word SCHEDULE, this will show the classes you have booked.  If you then click on PRINT, you will get a printable page showing what you have booked.

Please be sure you are familiar with these rules which are listed on the PRICING & POLICIES page online - http://www.iapspastel.org/conv15_pricepol.php    We have to charge these fees due to the amount of work and expense involved in cancelling registrations and classes, and then trying to resell the classes to other registrants.   If you have to cancel your registration, you need to send me an email and I will take care of it and process your refund, less the fees indicated on this page.

If you want to add a class to your registration, you may do this online, if the class is not marked FULL, and if you do not already have a class in that time slot.  Simply go into your registration as described above, move to the CLASSES page, click on the class you want to add, then continue through and click on yellow tab SAVE/REVIEW & CHECKOUT, which will take you to the payment page where you can process payment for the new class.

If you want to change classes, or cancel one already booked, you cannot do this online, you must send me an email telling me what you want to do, and I will make the changes for you.

We are currently working on some cancellations and waitlists, and there will be some classes currently shown as FULL that will have one or two spots opening up.  Once I have this sorted out, I will send out another blog message with details and you may be able to get a spot in a class previously sold out.

Please make sure you are signed up to receive these blog messages, and if you have questions you can email me at:   susanwebster@verizon.net

Thanks ….. Susan

Thursday, February 5, 2015

IAPS is pleased to announce a new event at the 
2015 Convention!
ProArtCritque has been invited to provide personal one-on-one critiques by professional artists. 
ProArtCritique was founded by artist and instructor Desmond O’Hagan, and all scheduling and payments will go directly through him.
Please direct all communications to ProArtCritique and not to IAPS.

The International Association 
of Pastel Societies

as an exciting new event to the
11th IAPS Convention!

Critiques will be scheduled 
Thursday, June 4 - Sunday, June 7, 2015.

Convention members can now sign up for one-on-one personal critiques from
nationally and internationally known artists and workshop instructors.
These artists include Lorenzo Chavez, Alan Flattmann, Richard McKinley,
Desmond O'Hagan, Debora Stewart, and Sally Strand.

Each session (approx. 20 minutes) allows critiques for up to three paintings which can be original artwork or displayed on electronic devices (no cell phones please). This is also an opportunity to get to know these artists for future workshops. The fee is $60 for one session with an artist of your choice.

It's simple; contact ProArtCritique at proartcritique@earthlink.net to receive the individual schedule of the artist of your choosing. Pick a time, and pay by credit card through PayPal.  You will receive a session confirmation, and you're all set!

The ProArtCritique artists are not available the entire four days,
so session times are limited.

Please sign up now to reserve your session.

For more information contact: