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deadline: August 7, 2019
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deadline: August 12, 2019
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deadline: August 21, 2019
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deadline: September 15, 2019
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deadline: September 3, 2019

Welcome to Entry for

International Association of Pastel Societies
34th Juried Exhibition - 2019 Convention Show

IAPSJune 4 - 8, 2019
Hotel Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

Jury of Selection:
  Liz Haywood-Sullivan
  Aline Ordman
  Sally Strand

Awards Judge:
  Andrew McDermott

Get the complete Prospectus here.


Dates at a glance

Entries: Online entries only

ENTRY DEADLINE February 1, 2019, midnight PST (link at bottom of this page)
The information you will be required to submit is similar to what was required on previous IAPS entry forms. Entry Fee may be paid using a credit/debit card or a PayPal account, using our secure checkout system.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The entry system will not allow you to add, change or delete images once you have paid for your entry. With payment, the entry is considered complete.

Eligible Work

Image Specifications

Prepare your images using these specifications BEFORE you start the entry process!
IF YOU WANT HELP PREPARING YOUR IMAGES, please see the materials available on the Photo Prep page.

Filename Instructions

Fee Structure

Accepted Work: Notification, Receiving, Shipping


Removal of Work


IAPS and the Hotel Albuquerque are not responsible for loss or damage to artwork while in transit or at the Exhibition; artists should carry their own insurance.
You must accept these conditions by clicking the checkbox below in order to enter the show.

Entries for this show are CLOSED

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International Association of Pastel Societies
34th Juried Exhibition - 2019 Convention Show

February 1, 2019 - midnight PST - deadline for online submission of entries

February 15, 2019 - Notice of acceptance emailed

May 24, 2019 - Delivery Deadline for shipped artwork

June 3, 2019 - Delivery Date for hand-delivered artwork

June 9, 2019 - Pickup Date for hand-delivered artwork

Eligible Work

Open to artists who have not received their Masters Circle designation. Artists must have an up-to-date membership with an IAPS member society to be eligible to enter this show. Upon acceptance artists will be required to show proof of membership (membership card, cancelled check, or email from society president). A current list of IAPS member societies can be viewed at
  • ORIGINAL ARTWORK ONLY. Work must be original, not copied from other artists or published materials.
    All artwork must be originally drawn and not created on top of a base photo or print.
  • All work must be at least 80% soft pastel. No Oil Pastels. Mixed media must be predominantly (80%) dry pastel.
  • All entries must be submitted under glass or Plexiglas.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • All work must have been created within the last two years.
  • Paintings of nudes will be considered for acceptance
  • Works done under supervision (such as in a workshop or class) are not eligibl
  • Works that appear to duplicate, or be closely derivative of, a painting previously accepted into an IAPS show will not be eligible.
  • Work may not have been accepted in any previous IAPS Exhibitions. This does not include IAPS Member Society shows.

Failure to meet any of the requirements for eligible work may result in the work not being juried. Artwork submitted and accepted into this show that is found to have been shown in a previous IAPS exhibition will be rejected and one point will be taken from the point total of the Artist. If this is a second infraction, the Artist will receive a two-year ban on entering future IAPS shows. IAPS reserves the right to exclude from exhibitions any artwork deemed offensive, or any artwork that violates the laws of the United States, or of state or local governments. No substitutions; the work represented on the entry form and JPEG will be included in the show catalog and must be the work submitted to the exhibition. Artists who do not send work after it is included in the catalog will not be eligible to enter IAPS exhibitions for a period of 2 years.

Image Specifications

All images must be high quality jpeg (jpg) image files. Set your camera to the highest possible quality image, use good lighting on your painting without any glass in front of it, and use a tripod for your camera. Once the photo is taken, you must crop out all parts of the photo that are not the actual painting; do not show mat, frame, etc, only the painting itself. Please save at 300 dpi resolution, with a size of 900 pixels on the longer side of the image (i.e. for a horizontal format, the width should be 900 pixels; for vertical format, the height will be 900 pixels; for a square format both dimensions are 900 pixels.). The upload system will not accept very large files, so you must reduce the native image size to these specifications.

Please consult the prospectus and the information provided on the entry page in the Image Preparation Tutorials if you need guidance with your image preparation.

Prepare your images using these specifications BEFORE you start the entry process!

Filename Instructions

Adjust your filenames BEFORE you begin the entry process!

Image File Naming Protocol

Start with your last name, an underscore, your first initial, and another underscore, then type the title of your painting without any spaces, special characters or punctuation marks. Be sure the file name ends with .jpg

For example:
Artist: Rachel Carson
Title: "The Tide Pool's Reflection"
Filename: Carson_R_TheTidePoolsReflection.jpg

Shorten long titles in the filename, please, and remove all spaces, special characters and quotation marks.

Save your image file with this filename on your computer before you start the entry process.

Please Note: When completing the Entry Form, type in the actual painting title as you want it to appear in the show catalog.

For example: The Tide Pool's Reflection

Fee Structure

Limit: 5 images entered per artist

Entry fee is non-refundable.

$35 for the first image, then $10 per additional image.

NOTE: If you have received your Master Circle designation, DO NOT enter this show. You should enter the Fifth IAPS Master Circle exhibition, and not this show, the 34th IAPS Juried Exhibition. This show is open only to artists who have NOT received their Master Circle.

Entries from outside U.S. must be paid with credit/debit card or PayPal account in U.S. currency.

Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

Notification will be sent by email on February 15, 2019.

Accepted Work: Notification, Receiving, Shipping

ACCEPTED ARTWORK: must be appropriately framed to museum standards (use simple tasteful museum quality frames; no metal frames, no ornate frames; no colored mats or mat decoration). Museum glass is suggested. Maximum framed size is 40” in either direction. IAPS and the Hotel Albuquerque are not responsible for loss or damage to artwork while in transit or at the Exhibition; artists should carry their own insurance. The work received at the exhibition must be the same as the image submitted and described on the entry form.

RECEIVING DATE: All hand-delivered work must be delivered to the Hotel Albuquerque on Monday, June 3, 2019.

SHIPPED WORK: Shipped work must arrive by May 24, 2019
See the prospectus for more shipping information.

Detailed shipping instructions will be included as an attachment to your acceptance email.


The artist will receive 70% of the sale price of all work sold.

No POR, no NFS. All work must by for sale.

Removal of Work

This information will be provided to artists upon acceptance.