Wednesday, March 4, 2009

From the International Association of Pastel Societies

Dear IAPS Member Societies ….

Our 2009 convention will be here before we know it! At this point we have almost 500 artists registered and it promises to be the best one ever! Please be aware of the following ….

PRE REGISTRATION - Please remind your members that the pre registration will close on April 3, 2009. If they have not already registered, they should mail or fax their registration prior to that date. See the IAPS website to download the instructions and registration form, and also to check on which optional activities are now filled. If they miss the April 3 deadline, they may register onsite in Albuquerque, registration fees will be $5 higher onsite.

BANQUET - Tickets for the Saturday night banquet may be ordered with registration, or if someone has already registered and wishes to add banquet tickets, they may do so up to April 3 by sending me an email at with their confirmed registration number, the number of tickets they need, choice of menu – beef/chicken/vegetarian – if they registered by credit card we can use the same card, if by check they can mail a check for the appropriate amount - $49 per meal. Banquet tickets may be purchased in Albuquerque on Thursday afternoon, and possibly on Friday morning, subject to availability.

PRESIDENT’S DINNER MEETING – will be on Friday evening and each society may have their president or the president’s representative attend free of charge. Others may attend and pay for the meal. The information is attached – if you haven’t already signed up, please do so soon.

SOUVENIR PROGRAM – we are now working on the beautiful color souvenir program that will be provided to every registered artist in their registration package. Advertising in the program is available and details are attached. This is a great way to promote your society, your workshops, your shows, and if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity please note the deadline is March 31.

We hope to see you and many of your members at this exciting event in May! Susan Webster

IAPS - The International Association of Pastel Societies
Susan Webster, Executive Director
P.O. Box 2057
Falls Church, VA 22042
703-241-2826 email:
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