One of the highlights of each IAPS convention is the Trade Show, where a wonderful variety of products and supplies for pastel artists is presented. New products are often introduced, giving those who attend the convention the first chance to see, try, and purchase them.

At the two previous conventions, we held a Trade Show Grand Opening on Friday morning from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., before the first classes. It was a huge success, and when the doors opened the line of eager artists stretched down the hall and around the corner. We’ll repeat this schedule this year, and there will also be specific hours when the trade show is open and there are no scheduled classes. The hours will be listed in the Souvenir Program, which will be included in the registration packets, for easy reference once the convention opens.

Trade Show Hours

      Friday, June 7  Grand Opening, 8-10 a.m.; trade show remains open until 6:00 p.m.

      Saturday, June 8   Open from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

      Sunday, June 9   Open from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



This is a partial listing of Trade Show vendors who will be present for the Tenth Biennial. There are still a few booths available, so if you don't see your favorite manufacturer on the list, you might want to contact them and encourage them to sign up for a booth before they are all sold out.

Ampersand Art Supply

Armadillo Art & Craft


Canson/Rembrandt Pastels

Dakota Pastel Exclusives

Edgmon Art

En Plein Air Pro

Gallery Artist Pastels

H.K. Holbein, Inc.

Heilman Designs

Henri Roché Pastels

Jack Richeson & Co. Inc. (Unison and Richeson Pastels)

Mike Mahon's Pastel Porter

Mount Vision Pastel Company

Multimedia Artboard


Pastel Etc. /Girault Pastels

Pastel Journal/North Light Books

Savoir Faire/Sennelier


Terry Ludwig Pastels

UART Sanded Pastel Paper

Wallis Corporation


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