At this point you cannot register, make changes, or purchase banquet tickets until you are at the convention.  The registration desk will open on Thursday, June 6 at 1:00PM and remain open throughout the convention days. You may register in Albuquerque, registration fees will be $5 higher and there will be the option of a one day registration for Friday, Saturday or Sunday at $60 per day.  With the one day registration, you may sign up for any classes only on the day you select.

We certainly hope you will not have to cancel, but if you do, just send an email to Susan Webster,  cancellation fees are explained on this website HERE.

The only exception to the above is that if we get cancellations on pre-convention workshops, we will post a notice on the convention blog at and you can contact Susan to book. Space is still available on MC1, WS2, WS6. If you want to book one of these, email Susan.


Paint-Around Thursday

Welcome Reception (cash bar) & Tenth Biennial Celebration (buffet dinner) Thursday*

Pre-Banquet Reception (cash bar) Saturday (Banquet is optional and requires a
   separate ticket, which can be purchased here)

Continental Breakfasts: coffee, tea, chilled juices, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, fresh fruit
    and muffins (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Entry into Trade Show Friday, Saturday and Sunday

IAPS Collectible Pin

Souvenir Program

Souvenir Tote Bag (provided courtesy of our media sponsor, Pastel Journal)

Opportunity to register for optional activities (such as classes, workshops and banquet)



Please note, each individual must register separately when registering online.

MEMBER: $155.00

Only members of IAPS member societies qualify for this discounted fee. Check the list of member societies, and indicate your membership on the Checkout Page when you have completed the registration and optional class selection and banquet ticket purchases. If you are a member of more than one member society, list the one which you want to appear on your badge.

NON MEMBER: $170.00

If you are not a member of an IAPS Member Society, select this fee. Your registration fee includes all the above. On the Checkout Page, leave the member society name blank.

NON-ARTIST (accompanying spouse/companion): $130.00

Includes all the above except class registration. Non-artists registering for the convention may purchase banquet tickets.


On-Line Registration

Beginning September 1, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time, you will be able to register online through PayPal by clicking on the PayPal button at the bottom of this page. You do not need to have a PayPal account, just a credit card. Begin by registering for the convention below, then select any classes you wish and your banquet meal choice, adding each item to your PayPal shopping cart. When you have made all your selections, go to Check Out and make your payment. You will receive a confirmation (see Registration Confirmation, below) and your registration will then be complete.

When you complete your registration through the PayPal shopping cart, it's a good idea to print the page showing what you have purchased, or at least make a list of the classes you've signed up for, and keep that in a safe place.

Please be aware that different browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox) handle things in different ways, and we cannot anticipate which browser you will use. Some browsers will open your shopping cart in a separate tab, so watch for that. When you are viewing your shopping cart and want to continue shopping, some browsers will ask "Do you wish to close the current window?" Click "yes" to continue shopping. If you close your browser and then return later, be aware that PayPal will have kept all the items you originally selected in your shopping cart; if you no longer want them, you must remove them.

Mail-In Registration

If you do not wish to use PayPal and pay online, you may download the registration form (click the link in the sidebar at left), complete it and mail it with your check or credit card information (Visa, Mastercard or Discover). Please be aware that some classes may fill between the time you mail your registration and the time it is received.

On-Site Registration

You may also register on-site at the convention but all registration fees will be $5 higher at that time. One-day registration fee for local artists will be available only at the convention registration desk in Albuquerque.

*If you wish to bring a non-registered guest to the Tenth Biennial Party & Buffet Dinner on Thursday, you may purchase a ticket in advance by email (please put IAPS in the subject line) or at the hotel in Albuquerque at the IAPS registration desk. Individual tickets are $59.


If you have to cancel, your payment will be refunded LESS the following charges:

Registration Fee: $75 per person will be deducted from all registration refunds

Workshops & Master Classes: up to May 6, 2013, an additional $25 for each workshop or master class cancelled will be deducted from all refunds. After May 6, workshop/Master Class fee is non-refundable unless we can resell the spot to another participant, in which case the $25 charge will apply.

Cancellations cannot be made online; to cancel, send an email to Susan Webster (put IAPS cancellation in the subject line).


Once registered, you may make exchanges in your optional selections (exchanging one session for another) with a $25 per class change fee up to May 6, 2013. After May 6 and at the convention, tickets for optional activities will be nonrefundable and non-changeable, so please choose carefully!

PLEASE NOTE: Refunds and changes cannot be made online; send an email to Susan Webster (please put IAPS in the subject line) to request a change or refund. Be sure to note the reference number for the class (for example, WS1 Doug Dawson, or 101 Debora Stewart).