|Example of Trade Show at IAPS|
|IAPS article about previous convention|
I am on my way to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to attend the International Association of Pastel Societies' Convention! I am so excited!
I signed up for a workshop with Andrew McDermott , a private portfolio critique by Anne Hevener of the Pastel Journal, a demonstration by Liz Haywood -Sullivan , a demonstration by Doug Dawson , and a demonstration by Marla Baggetta . I will be joined by many of my pastel friends from Sierra Pastel Society, as well as my friend Helen Iaea from Hawaii, where she is the president of the pastel society there. We will have fun shopping in the Trade Show, and attending banquets and dinners and seeing the IAPS Exhibit of Juried Art from all around the world. Many of us have a free day of no classes and will go out on location to paint en plein air. It will be a really fun and educational trip!
Below is a link to a YouTube Video of the 2011 convention to give you an idea of what it is like: