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.

Sunday, May 31, 2015


We have two last minute cancellations on WS07, one day workshop "Mastering the Evocative Portrait" with William Schneider on Wednesday, June 3 9am-4pm,  $195

This class begins BEFORE the registration desk opens at 1pm.  If you would like to take the class, send me an email or just show up on Wednesday morning.  The instructor will add you to his class list and you can pay the fee once the registration desk opens.

The materials list can be downloaded & printed by going to the IAPS website, CLASSES page at:
click on the red link underneath the class description.

This is open to those who do not have a conflicting class on the same day.

SUSAN WEBSTER      susanwebster@verizon.net

SORRY EVERYONE .... my earlier blog today had an incorrect date.
Please note:


Not June 4 .......  you can tell I am really exhausted at this point .....        Susan

Saturday, May 30, 2015

FINALLY … the convention is almost here!    Some pointers …

The registration desk will open on Wednesday, June 4 at 1pm, and then each day throughout the convention.  This is where you go to pick up your registration package.   The package is very complete and has a wealth of information, including your badge which you should wear at all convention activities.

The registration desk is usually very busy on the first day or two, so please, take a few minutes to go through the package contents before getting in line to ask questions.  The information in your package will probably answer most or all of your questions.

There will be a notice board at the registration desk, showing which classes have openings, so if you want to purchase more classes, check that for availability.  When talking to the registration desk staff, please use the class numbers - such as WS12 or DM301.  Don’t ask for “Richard McKinley’s demo on Thursday” because there are almost 50 classes, our staff cannot remember the code name for each of them, and we keep track of classes by their numbers.

CLASS ALERT!    we have had a last minute cancellation on WS04, the two day workshop with Albert Handell on Tuesday and Wednesday, and so far have not found a replacement.  If anybody wants to take this class, you can email me, or just go to the class on Tuesday morning and see if the space is still available.  The price for the workshop is $360 which you can pay when the registration desk opens on Wednesday.  Note this offer is only available if you do not have a conflicting class booked on these days.  If you are confirmed on a one day workshop on Wednesday, it cannot be refunded or exchanged at this late date.

THREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFASTS are included in your registration fee from 8am to 9am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Please wear your badge.
PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE:  We have changed the continental breakfast from Sunday to Thursday, since most people are coming in on Wednesday, and we have fewer people staying over on Sunday.  On Sunday the hotel will have a concession stand and sell breakfast items, coffee, tea, etc. from 7:30 am to 9am.

CANCELLATIONS, we certainly hope this does not happen, but if you have an emergency and have to cancel your entire registration - send an email to me at susanwebster@verizon.net   I will be monitoring emails constantly and we will process the cancellation immediately.  You do not need to call anybody to cancel your registration - you DO however, need to call the hotel to cancel your room.   Please be aware of the cancellation policies and fees which are listed on the IAPS website PRICING & POLICIES page at: http://www.iapspastel.org/conv15_pricepol.php
Refund checks will be mailed out after the convention is over.

I wish you all a wonderful convention experience in Albuquerque!    Susan

Monday, May 11, 2015


We have one spot open on WS07, one day portrait workshop with William Schneider on Wednesday, June 3. We would like to fill this, because it is an early workshop that begins before the registration desk opens in Albuquerque so nobody can purchase it there!

If anyone would like to purchase this workshop space, providing you don't have another workshop booked on that same day,  please send me an email at susanwebster@verizon.net

Also, if there is a workshop you want that has been listed as full, drop me an email with the WS number and I will put you on the waitlist.  Most workshops waitlists are either used up or are very short now so if we get a last minute cancellation I may be looking for somebody to fill it.  Do not however, ask to be put on the one for WS01 Sally Strand, she has a VERY long waitlist still!


Thursday, May 7, 2015

I have just been advised by the Manager of the BEST WESTERN RIO GRANDE INN, that he has received several cancellations of rooms recently, and would welcome more IAPS guests.

This hotel is just 2 blocks from the main convention hotel, they provide a free shuttle service and a free airport shuttle service.  If you are booked further away you may wish to switch to this hotel, or if you know somebody who is still looking for a room, please pass ths information on to them.

For more information on the hotel, including the phone number to call, see the HOTELS page on the IAPS website at:         http://www.iapspastel.org/conv15_hotels.php


Sunday, May 3, 2015

A reminder that you can still open your registration record and print MY SCHEDULE … here's how ....
·         Open the IAPS website – www.iapspastel.org
·         Click on the yellow & red convention logo in the bottom left hand corner, this will take you to the convention pages.
·         Click on the page called REGISTER
·         Scroll down all the way to the bottom, and click on the tab that says EXISTING REGISTRATION LOGIN
·         Enter your email and your password and it will open up your registration record.
·         Go up to the square yellow box in the top right hand corner, put your cursor on MY SCHEDULE to see what you have booked
·         Click on the word PRINT and it will open up a printable copy.