2009 Pastel Convention

Feathered Nest pastel 15x12The International Association of Pastel Societies represents pastel societies uniting in a common cause—to demonstrate the validity and quality of fine art in pastel around the world.

Every other year, IAPS sponsors a convention where pastel artists from all over the world can gather to enjoy the excitement of being part of the world community of pastel artists. The Eighth Biennial IAPS Convention will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from May 28-31.

A contest is always held for the cover of the convention program. I’ve entered that competition three times (2005, 2007, 2009), and it’s been my good fortune to be a finalist/runner-up each time. “Feathered Nest” is my 2009 finalist painting.