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06-01-2009, 02:30 PM
Most of us are home now, and trying to regain some sense of being in the real world. :) As has been reported many times over, the events at an IAPS convention are amazing! I began the adventure Wednesday morning by taking a wonderful drive along with Bill Creevy to a pastel painters' home where she and her partner train raptor birds. We spent the day seeing a demonstration of how the birds are trained, were served a fabulous lunch of salmon, salad, and New Mexico "champagne" (it was good too!). These birds have been used on TV and in movies as well as being used to educate the public.

I've learned since the first convention to pace myself. On Thursday I attended Jimmy Wright's "self portraits outside the box" hands on workshop. Jimmy is a fabulous teacher, and extremely talented painter. One of the things he repeated many times during the day - and this is a paraphrase - "Know what you like, and paint to your strengths." What I re-learned is I like portraits, but they aren't my strength! :o The opening buffet dinner was very good, and you should have seen the dessert tables! The service of the folks at the Hotel Albuquerque was gracious and efficient. Something I've come to appreciate from a convention venue as there have been several times when this just wasn't so.

Friday I went a bit later to the "Candy Store" since I know from past experience the mad rush when it opens. I also know they aren't going to run out of anything I want! After taking a leisurely view of everything and stopping to talk to many old friends, I made some "resupply" purchases. Then it was time to meet with Dot's husband, Ken Hoffman, and we were off to Trader Joe's for some party refreshments and supplies. Five o'clock came and so did the WC family and invited guests. I suspect if I'd known how many were going to try to squeeze into the two rooms I may not have done this! (Just kidding). Although 36 people were on the original rsvp list, by the time we found there were some "lurkers' among us and invited them, and when the "special guests" were included, Paula Ford and I estimated there were about 60 people there! The guests included, Bill Creevy, Sally Strand, Margaret Evans, Leslie DeMille, Ron Chapman, Alexandra Bartlett, Terri Ford, Mike Mahon, and if I've forgotten someone, I'm pretty certain others will fill in the blanks. Others who came were Wet Canvas owners, F&W Publishing, represented by Anne Heavener and her boss, Jamie Markle, Terry Ludwig of Ludwig pastels and Della Heywood of SpectraFix, Jack and Linda Richeson of Unison, and Herman Fuch and Tommy Esposito of UArt. I'd like to extend a huge Thank You to F&W, Unison, Terry, Della, Unison, UArt, and Paula Ford for donating door prizes for the Second Biennial WC Social. :clap: We had a total of 23 door prizes to pass out to the lucky winners. Never did I think when I started this at the last convention that it would lead to something sio wonderful. It was more fun than a family reunion! For 2011 there will be better planning earlier - details to follow in early 2011............................................ :) After the social, Margaret Evans, Della Heywood, Petra K, and I walked into Old Town for dinner at what Della had been told was authentic Mexican dinner. We sat under an umberella in the dark, listened somewhat to lovely live music (we were talking too much to listen carefully), ate wonderful food, drank great Margaritas, and stayed until closing. I'm pretty certain we resolved all the problems of the art world and even created marvelous new inventions during that time. :lol:

On Satruday I attended Lorenzo Chavez' and Kim Lordier's demonstrations. Both are very talented painters and I enjoyed them very much despite the very cold room! Rather than attending the banquet that night, I met with fellow MAPS members (you forgot your room mate on your list of MAPS members on the other thread Paula (artist_pw), but then I was one of two who don't actually live in Kansas so I can understand :lol: ) We went to a cafe just outside of Old Town, and three of us stayed until closing! More art talk and fewer Margaritas this time.

Sunday I went one more time on to the vendors floor to say my good byes. Couldn't resist getting one of every color from Terry's new confetti creations and figured I'd find "somewhere" to stuff one more box of pastels. Janie Hutcheson, first publisher of The Pastel Journal, offered to give me a ride to the airport thus saving me the $25 taxi fare. I really appreciated her offer. We'd had many opportunites to talk during the past few days, but one last quiet time in the car was a good way to end my time in Albuquerque.

I would leave you with a picture, but Kat, neither the image insert nor the uploader are working for me... when I click on the "insert" nothing happens. Hopefully that will be resolved so everyone can place photos here and leave the other thread for more discussion as it was getting pretty long.

I hope to meet more of you at the 2011 IAPS convention that will once again be in Albuquerque at the Hotel Albuquerque.


06-01-2009, 06:03 PM
Here's the first thing we saw when we walked into the vendor area - Terry Ludwig's amazingly wonderful display - talk about eye candy - yum!



I think it's funny when people try to hide ;)!


Donna Yeager's wonderful demo at the Great American booth - I think that's Donna right there in the basically white shirt!


Donna Aldridge working on one of her great images at the Art Spectrum booth.

I must say, I saw a lot of people with the Heilman backpack sized palettes everywhere.


Heard a lot of people saying good things about the Uart surface, and R. mcKinley used some in his demos.

Here was a shared booth and Della Heywood is talking to people about her way cool SpectraFix casein based fixative. I heard so many people saying wonderful things about this product, so hopefully it will be widely available soon. (Elaine is trying to duck out of the photo, but I got her anyway!)

(Sorry some of these images are so blurry - I was trying to get quick snaps and not use the flash, so that's what happens sometimes. Oh well.)


I ran out of image space - so I'll continue later.

Paula Ford
06-01-2009, 06:08 PM
Hi Peggy! It was so great meeting you!! What a wonderful time everyone had at the WC Social!

I arrived on Thursday and the first 3 people I saw were David Patterson, Tom Christopher, and Phil Bates. Hi guys!! :wave:




06-01-2009, 06:13 PM
I had a great time in so many ways. Every year I go to the San Diego Comic Convention (since about 1976), but this year we will miss it (we being Dayle and I). When I met my wife she became part of the San Diego trek and she goes almost every year, though she hates so much of the experience. She has a totally different take on IAPS. She loved it (so that's a big plus to all of you who she met this week).

The thing I noticed that was a stark difference in the two conventions (beside the lack of Vulcan costumes and women dressed only in black electrical tape) was the lack of egos. Comic book pros, the younger pros anyway, are, per capita, some of the most egotistic people on the planet. I couldn't find an ego at IAPS. Some of the best pastel artists in the world and the nicest bunch of people you'll ever meet. And this is not limited to the big names; the people from the board, whose work I have admired for a year and a half now (that's all of you guys), are also just sweethearts.

Both my demo and my masters class were with Leslie DeMille and Les said if you get one thing out of this, it will be worth it. I got maybe ten things out of it, including Leslie's mantra, "Squint! Simplify!" I also got that regardless of how much we are all in love with our softies, there are some things that a good, firm pastel can do, that a Terry Ludwig or a Unison will never be able to pull off. Anyone who watched Leslie pull flesh-tones out of thin air by glazing colors knows what I am talking about. I also got "yellow/red/blue." That is foreheads are yellow, mid-faces are red and anything under the nose trends blue. Leslie also never makes a dark shadow, crease or wrinkle on the lit side of a face. Instead he paints the whole side of the face redder than needed then uses yellow to bring out the skin tone and later the highlights. The base color is left for shadows/creases/wrinkles. Wow, money well spent for sure.

Next time I plan on taking more classes and planning my time better. I also plan on never eating room service breakfast but always going to the Church Street Cafe in Old Town. I also do plan on bribing Terry Ludwig with a Church Street breakfast burrito (with delivery it has to be worth half a small box of sticks). I think I will also take a full two weeks of vacation to make the trip, really getting time to spend before and after the convention; I wanted to stop and paint all along the way, but we had reservations to get to every day (we are in Tucson today) and it just never happened.

Lastly, IAPS is a great place to finally meet your friends. Wonderful to have finally met you all.


Paula Ford
06-01-2009, 06:24 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: CONGRATULATIONS TO MAGGIE!!! THE NEW PRESIDENT OF IAPS!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

This is Maggie at the paint out. Hi Maggie!! :wave:

and Helen is in the 2nd photo...hi Helen :wave:



Paula Ford
06-01-2009, 06:38 PM
Here's another one of Maggie at the Paintout (now that is total concentration!!!)


Sean Dye at the paintout.


Alan Flattmann


06-01-2009, 06:42 PM
Okay, here's the continuation -

(Blurry again - darn!)



Here's a nice option that fits on a tripod base from Edgmon Boxes and Easels - Susan gave me a nice demo of its features, too, and it looked really well made and designed.

It folds up to a pretty small package.

Some views of the very lovely garden area at Hotel Albuquerque -


Paula Ford
06-01-2009, 06:51 PM
Paintout Paintings (sorry, but I only got 4 out of 5 of them).




Below is Bill Canright, Maggie's husband!

Paula Ford
06-01-2009, 07:00 PM
More later...:D

06-01-2009, 07:18 PM
Oh, I love all the photos. I wish I was there.:envy: Please, more photos!:clap: My eyes like what they see.

Glad to hear everyone had a great time.


Paula Ford
06-01-2009, 07:44 PM
Ok, here is what I bought. Plus I bought 5 Art Spectrum Jumbo pastels, but they are going to ship them to me.

Terry Ludwig Pastels (Hi Terry!!!:wave: )


Jack Richeson Handmade Pastels


Terry Ludwig Confetti Pastels (Brilliant Terry!!)


I couldn't resist Ampersand Pastelbord!! Such a bargain!


06-01-2009, 07:57 PM
I found another WC person in your photos, Paula! Me!


Paula Ford
06-01-2009, 07:59 PM
OH GOSH Michael, I'm SO SORRY!!!

It was wonderful meeting you!!! I'm sure there are lots more photos of you in my stuff!!

Maggie P
06-01-2009, 08:52 PM
Wow, Paula, I was working so hard on that painting I didn't even know you took those pictures! Of course, I have to admit I've learned to ignore the constant flashing of cameras. The paint-around is such a fun event and it's nice the money from the auctioning of the paintings goes to scholarships...if only more people would apply next time! They are a really good thing.

What a great time it was and I am sad it is over. I still have one more day of the post-contention workshop but miss you all already :( ...wish we had had more time to talk but it seemed I was always running.

06-01-2009, 09:49 PM
One new item I forgot to mention is by Sennelier. It is a water proof version of Lacarte paper. They didn't have anything other than a sample at the convention, but took email addresses and promised to let everyone know when it is ready. I think they are calling it "Paris H2O", but maybe that's just the code name Pierre gave me to write beside my address. I think there were other reasons people left there address with him too. I'll let you all know when I get mine.


Paula Ford
06-01-2009, 10:12 PM


Dot Hoffman
06-01-2009, 10:39 PM
That was Paula w/Richard McKinley....what a great guy. Paula did you get one with Lorenzo Chavez? Another wonderful guy:clap:

It was such a great time, and thank you all who posted your pictures. I came away with my head (and more) just filled with ideas, new knowledge, and friends, old and new. What a wonderful experience. The next one will be in the same place in 2011, so put it on our calendar, save your quarters and dollars and plan to be there....it is SO worth it!!!!

06-01-2009, 10:50 PM
It was wonderful meeting you!!! I'm sure there are lots more photos of you in my stuff!!

Likewise! I wish I'd been able to hang out more with everyone, but that dang cold just killed me in the evenings. Next time, I promise I'll be more social! ;)

06-02-2009, 12:19 AM
And then there was....me!


06-02-2009, 07:16 AM
I like this game of "Where's Waldo"! :)

06-02-2009, 07:47 AM
So wonderful to see all these pictures!

(I'm olive Green (deep) with envy!)

Pastel Guild of Europe must have a rep there next time!


nana b
06-02-2009, 07:56 AM
More pictures!

Tom Christopher

David Patterson

My husdand, Darrell

Yours truly and Kim Lordier. Kim's amazing!

Our Deborah Secor

nana b
06-02-2009, 07:58 AM

Richard McKinley

Tommy? and UArt

06-02-2009, 07:58 AM
Finally, the image uploader seems to be working. Here are the pictures from the Australian artists demos. It's TRUE! They do paint upside down.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jun-2009/50746-071u.jpg

Uh Oh, My mistake, posted the image upside down. Here's the corrected image.:lol:

What a great time. What fun to meet so many GREAT people from all over the world! (especially the WC crowd.)


Paula Ford
06-02-2009, 09:43 AM
LOL....John!! It was so great meeting you!!

Paula Ford
06-02-2009, 10:08 AM
Tommy Esposito of Uart and our own John Dillingham!!


Tom, Herman-CEO of Uart, Barry (sorry Barry!!)


David, Peggy, Della, Margaret Evans


Paula Ford
06-02-2009, 10:17 AM
Ron, David, Peggy, Della, Margaret Evans


Lots of folks! Sorry about the picture!


Dixie Turner (Kathy's daughter), Kathy Day, Terri Ford


Kim Lordier and Phyllis (nana b)


Paula Ford
06-02-2009, 10:20 AM
That was Paula w/Richard McKinley....what a great guy. Paula did you get one with Lorenzo Chavez? Another wonderful guy:clap:

It was such a great time, and thank you all who posted your pictures. I came away with my head (and more) just filled with ideas, new knowledge, and friends, old and new. What a wonderful experience. The next one will be in the same place in 2011, so put it on our calendar, save your quarters and dollars and plan to be there....it is SO worth it!!!!

Hi Dot! It was wonderful meeting you!! I've got LOTS of shots of Lorenzo, but none are with me :crying: Isn't he just the cutest??!?!?!?!

Paula Ford
06-02-2009, 10:31 AM
Lorenzo Chavez



Paula Ford
06-02-2009, 10:41 AM
This is Phyllis (nana b) and her wonderful husband Darrell


Ron Chapman & Phillis
Ron is the sweetest man!!! He was sitting next to me in one of my classes and I was so cold. He went up to his room on break and got me a coat to wear! So sweet!! Thank you Ron!!


Paula Ford
06-02-2009, 10:56 AM
What an honor it was to meet Donna Aldridge for the first time!! She was also my roommate!! :wave: Hi Donna!!

There's Terry Ludwig also! :wave: Hi Terry!!!





06-02-2009, 12:49 PM

I was thinking about sort of summarizing my notes and photos from the RM 2 day preconvention workshop like David Patterson did for the previous convention and the demos I attended to share but maybe put in a different thread - here's the watercolor underpainting of the demo McKinley did in the 2 day preconv workshop

Here's the image as complete as it got in the workshop - it's a little blurry because my battery ran out and I couldn't get a better snap - sorry, but hopefully, you can see it pretty well -

McKinley also showed what he might try for an oil underpainting for the same composition - he said he doesn't have a preference between watercolor and oil - he mentioned watercolor 'blooms' and oil makes 'spider-webs' from the pigment migration -

This workshop was really excellent!

06-02-2009, 01:51 PM
You can see my Richard McKinley workshop pics on the Gallery here http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=566429

What a great convention. Thanks for all the pictures Paula and others. It was so fabulous meeting our WC friends. All lot of folks recognized me from my photo avatar and stopped me to introduce themselves. Paula gave me a great big hi and a big hug. You're the greatest, Paula. Loved watching our wonderful artists at work - Donna A, Deborah, Maggie, Kim L. What a wonderful bunch of artists.

Here are some pics from Kim Lordier's demo.
Not finished, but wonderful nevertheless.

Helen H

06-02-2009, 02:02 PM
Here are some pics from Sean Dye and Margaret Evens demos.
Sean Dye used an Ampersand board toned with yellow matte acrylic and a sketch drawn with black ink and a pointy brush. Then he created value sketch with the ink and water. He then spritzed ink from a spray bottle with the board on the floor and the bottle about 4 feet above it, letting the droplets fall where they may. He then worked with medium hard pastels (Holbein) first working up to softies.

Margaret Evans



She has a very interesting technique using white gouche with a little watercolor for her first marks after the sketch. She also incoporates a damp paint brush to move around some of the pastel, especially in the water. I loved her finished painting. So luminous!

Helen H

06-02-2009, 02:45 PM
That's me in the black top that Tommy is talking to - explaining the properties of Uart.

06-02-2009, 03:34 PM
Well, I'll try this again. I had 5 pics loaded when my ISP went down. Lost the whole thing.
The first pic is at the end of the first 10 minute session, just as Rae Smith was getting started on working on Maggie's block-in. This block-in makes me want to break all my sticks and walk away. Better in 10 minutes than I could do all day.
Then it's Alan Flattmann's turn.
Then it was Urania Tarbet's turn to work on this.
Then it was time for Sean Dye, but I walked around to look at the rest of the paintings and did not get back in time for a pic. Maggie is back to finish up.

And then the finished pic. I can tell you that all of them were great. :clap: :clap:


Kathryn Day
06-02-2009, 04:08 PM
I had so much fun and learned so much from all the workshops. I am catching up on work, so will post my photos soon as I have a spare minute. Something to be said about "getting to know people we meet on wetcanvas and then meeting them in person". It's like meeting old friends. What a fun bunch of really nice people.

will be back later to post photos.

06-02-2009, 05:21 PM
Paula Wilson

Who is the artist in your picture with the Edmon Boxes? - the one who paints the large, bright florals? - Thank you kindly for your help -


06-02-2009, 05:58 PM
Thank you, thank you, Paula and all of you others who are posting your convention photos. I am loving them all. Imagine my surprise when I saw Paula's photo of the finished #3 painting, there in the background is a Coeur d'Alene friend, Cindy Radavich, in the long dress and white hat! I immediately emailed her about it. This is her second convention. Okay, on to see the other posts by attendees.

06-02-2009, 06:28 PM
Paula Wilson

Who is the artist in your picture with the Edmon Boxes? - the one who paints the large, bright florals? - Thank you kindly for your help -



I don't know who that is - maybe someone else might know. I didn't get a snap of Susan, but if you take a look at her site, www.susanedgmon.com, there's a photo of her. Hope that helps.

Paula Ford
06-02-2009, 06:32 PM
blue, That is Urania Christy Tarbet

06-02-2009, 07:15 PM
blue, That is Urania Christy Tarbet

No Paula - that isn't Urania. She is a much smaller person and has short reddish hair. I think Paula Wilson got it correct, and that it is Susan Edgmon or maybe a friend of hers. Susan is the one who painted all those lovely floral pieces. Of that I am certain as I talked to her for awhile. She had her hair hanging free when I talked to her so didn't look exactly like the lady in the picture with her hair pulled back - but then I'm still brain dead after last week and it just might be Susan Edgmon! :)


PS You can see the back and partial side of Urania's head in post #36 by John - it is the third picture down.

Paula Ford
06-02-2009, 07:42 PM
Oh dear! Sorry about that!!

06-02-2009, 08:47 PM

Man, one of our cats woke us up at about 3am-ish and was tracking a little brown bat flying around in our bedroom - sometimes we get those, but never this early in the year - usually we get one or two in the late hot summertime. Anyway, Don got it down with a light towel and took it outside and it flew away after a few seconds. I need to get out some netting and other supplies that I got to make a bat-net.

Maggie P
06-02-2009, 08:56 PM
John, thanks for posting the pictures of "my" paint-around painting. It was interesting to see the progression as each of the other artists worked on it.

And thanks to all the rest of you who posted photos. I didn't have time to take any...in fact I never even got my camera out of my room. I was just running all day every day it seemed. I wish I had had time to talk to all of you more! It was fun to meet you, even briefly, at the Paula/Peggy party, and sorry I couldn't stay longer but I had to go to a meeting.

What a great time it all was. I am sad it is over but happy to have been there...

Deborah Secor
06-02-2009, 09:51 PM
So fun to see all the photos! I finished my workshop today and thought I'd catch up a little here...

Maggie, the photo of you painting with a BIG smile on your face is darling! We should all paint so happy. :D
The painting is rather joyful, too. :thumbsup:

For the record, this pic by Paula W shows PJ editor Anne Hevener and her boss Jamie Markle in the booth.

And Berni Ward is on the far right here...
On the table in front you can also see the new plastic holders for the Pans. They're clear with little round depressions where the pans snap into place. Each one holds 20 pans. There are plastic lids, too. I used three of these at my workshop and they worked very well!

I don't see any pix of Annette yet, but she was at the party. I suspect there are photos yet to come. Hope so! I wish I'd had more time to get acquainted with you all. :wave:


06-02-2009, 09:58 PM
Wow - what a wonderful 5 days. I attended Duane Wakeham's Master Landscape class (he's a great teacher and a sweet, informative guy), Richard McKinley (underpainting and final touches)(Richard is such a knowlegeable, funny teacher who shares any and all information to students), Kim Lordier (Eucaliptis tree and field in shadow)(she is very sweet and her nervousness was endearing), and Lorenz Chavez (He's also a great instructor and artist). All of the demos were OUTSTANDING!!!!.

We received tips about pastel society programs at the Friday President's dinner from the Southwestern Florida group (awesome folks).

Saturday's banquet speech by the owner of Roche pastels was fabulous - what a wonderful story about perseverence. I bought 2 and my friends bought 8 of their pastels on Sunday as a result.

Hello to Tom Christopher who I promised to actually post a painting on this site rather than just discussion.

Networking, networking, networking was wonderful. My friend got to demo for Sennelier. I attended the WC party briefly on Friday but regret I didn't get a chance to stay longer to meet more people.

The Lolly Shop (as the Australians called the vendor area) was great - the prices were right and new products viewed and some purchased. I came home at least 10 pounds heavier and almost had to pay $90 for extra weight.

Last night when I got home, I still couldn't sleep. My artwork and attitude are completely remolded.

Congratulations to Maggie Price on her new role for IAPS. I trust that IAPS is in good hands due to Maggie's apparent inate ability to juggle. Thank you for taking on that role! I appreciate the work you've put in and the work that will be required in the future.

I volunteered to take tickets and suggest others volunteer. You meet people and get the idea of what happens behind the scene.

Unfortunately, I lost my camera last week so I have no pictures but my mental memories.

06-02-2009, 10:30 PM
If you all are interested, Susan Edgmon has a new website, up and running today. It is http://edgmonart.com/


David Patterson
06-02-2009, 11:10 PM
Well...I sure had a blast at IAPS...the following are just a few of the WetCanvas friends I met...and a few of the wonderful artists that shared their knowledge.

A new friend in Tom Christopher

Kim Lordier, Tom, and Paula Ford - Tom seems very happy!

Kim Nippes and her wonderful service dogs

Barry Keller...a very cool dude!

Maggie Price...I see Phyllis (Nana B) and Dot!

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha...I know, not very original! (Savage)

Our wonderful WC guide - Paula Ford

Phil Bates...it was such a special time hanging out with Phil!

Donna Aldridge - a very sweet lady!

Phyllis (Nana B) and her husband Darrell

David Patterson
06-02-2009, 11:22 PM
More photos...

Helen (helenh)...I hope I get that right!

Sean Dye and his fiancee

Terry Ludwig and Heywood Savage (Marsha's husband)

Anne Hevener and Peggy B. - can't remember the names of the two on the left (I'm over 50, so knock it off)

Terry Ludwigs...pure candy!

Alexandrine Bartlett and Jimmy Wright

The mysterious Bluefish :D

And for those who could pull themselves away...the beautiful Old Town architecture

06-02-2009, 11:35 PM
David, You tweeked the color just right on that Ludwig candy photo. That is what they looked like!

nana b
06-03-2009, 12:01 AM
Talking about tweeking..David...you needed to tweak that picture of me:p

On the other hand, your photo of the "Old Town" structure is exquisite:thumbsup:


06-03-2009, 12:12 AM
Hi David:

You actually got a pretty clear sky - it was cloudy and sort of rainy on most of the days I was there it seemed. :)

Jo Castillo
06-03-2009, 12:17 AM
I am so jealous. I can't believe it was rainy in Albuquerque. Nice to see you all, wish I had been there to meet up with you. Thanks for the photos and review. :clap: :clap:

06-03-2009, 06:36 AM
wonderful photos David - thank you kindly - I look pretty thin in that picture, thanks! :D

'blue....' :wave:

Mary Brigid
06-03-2009, 10:05 AM
Thank you everyone for sharing all your adventures and pics. I have enjoyed reading and looking so very much.
Mary Brigid

06-03-2009, 11:00 AM
Here are some more photos taken of Sean Dye's demo. Thanks to Malinda who sent them to me and gave me permission to post them. Also, she reminded me to let everyone know that the artists doing the demos gave us permission to take photos.

In the photos you'll notice that there is a line going down the center of the painting. That's because the painting was so large (on Ampersand pastel board custom made to a large size) that Sean had to saw it in half for transport. If he sent it whole it would have cost him $175. So, making the best of it, he will turn the painting into a dyptich.








Helen H

Deborah Secor
06-03-2009, 12:56 PM
David, the two on the left are Jamie Markle and Sarah Strickley! Jamie is the publisher and Sarah is one of the editors of the PJ.

Here's a YouTube link for you to the 10th Anniversary video that they showed there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PokmSaAJzII&feature=channel_page
It's about nine minutes long and has a lot of artwork to see! I'm honored to be among the artists shown there.


David Patterson
06-03-2009, 01:02 PM
Thanks Deb! It's strange - I can't find the photos I took of you, Katheryn Day and her daughter, and John Dillingham...very strange!

David Patterson
06-03-2009, 01:37 PM
Forgot one!

Carol Conrad & husband, John (Devonlass)

06-03-2009, 01:38 PM
Thanks David, I just sent you a pm requesting it!!

Tom Christopher
06-03-2009, 05:50 PM
I am back home at work wishing I was still at the convention. It was a thrill for me to meet all the great artists I have corresponded with for the past 4 years. The WC party was a very special event and I am hopefull it will remain in the schedule for the next IAPS convention. i will be foreever grateful for the support and friendships developed through theWC Website..see you back on the pastel gallery forum...tom

Kathryn Day
06-03-2009, 08:34 PM
Hi, well my pictures are not the best quality and I didn't get too many. Did get one of Annette, from Panama, she is such a sweet person. Annette is in the pink blouse, that's me in the orange blouse and glasses to the left of her, with Phyllis in the background. As you can see the party got really crowded, lots of fun meeting everyone.


This is Bill Creevey (hope I spelled that right!
John Dillingham and Paula Ford with Tom Christopher off to the right
Me talking to Terri Ford with Ron Chapman and Phyllis' husband

06-03-2009, 08:36 PM
Great pics everyone. It's almost like being there.


06-03-2009, 09:12 PM

If anyone else is interested and hadn't noticed, I did add my notes and photos to Helen's thread in the gallery from the 2 day preconvention Richard McKinley workshop just in case it might help anyone who didn't get a chance to attend. It is somewhat similar to David Patterson's from the last convention, but if you're like me, the more the better! Here's the link.


06-03-2009, 09:32 PM
All photos are appreciated, Kathy even if not as clear as some. I've added a bit more info to two of them. This is so much fun to see once again the fun we all had in the last week. Everyone has done such a good job of covering the bases that I don't feel compelled to post any because the very few I took are repeats of those already posted.

[quote=Kathryn Day]Hi, well my pictures are not the best quality and I didn't get too many. Did get one of Annette, from Panama, she is such a sweet person. Annette is in the pink blouse, that's me in the orange blouse and glasses to the left of her, with Phyllis in the background. As you can see the party got really crowded, lots of fun meeting everyone.

Others in this picture from the left include: Scottish pastelist Margaret Evan's back - (the white shirt): she was one of the IAPS demonstrators & workshop instructors, Mike Mahon: PSA signature member and an excellent painter & workshop instructor from Santa Fe, and Linda Richeson, Scottish wife of Jack Richeson of Unison/Richeson pastels. To the right of Annette is Tommy Esposito (blue shirt) of UArt - a really fun guy to talk to, and I think the far right profile is our own John Dillingham - another fun guy to talk to! :)

This is Bill Creevey (hope I spelled that right! Close, but it is Creevy. Bill is an understanding guy though so I doubt he'd complain. :)

06-04-2009, 02:47 PM
Hello to all! I just got back home from Albuquerque, literally last night(wednesday). I spent 13 wonderful days there with my grandmother, including the days of the convention of course. I absolutely loved that place and will be going back in the future better geared for painting the wonderful sites there.

How fun to read this thread about the convention and to see all the pictures. I have a few more to share, but my camera is fresh out of my luggage so i will work on that later this evening.

I was amazed at all the classes i took, all instructors were fantastic and soooo very talented...Michael Chesley Johnson, Rae Smith, Margaret Evans, Alan Flattman, Les De Mille, Sean Dye and Kippy Hammond.

The WC party was great. I stayed for only about one hour but i could chat with some of you and meet some of the instructors. It was so much fun...

Kathy Day and daughter are the cutest mom-daughter team i have ever met...loved meeting you!

Peggy, great party, wonderful organization! Most importantly, everybody felt right at home, i know i did! It was a pleasure to meet you.

Paula Ford, oh my God, you are sooooo funny! :) Now everytime i see a picture of Lorenzo Chávez a smile comes to my face!

Deborah Secor, again, thanks for the wonderful insight on Albuquerque, you really helped me get the most out of my vacations. By the way, I bought your DVD so you'll be teaching me this weekend!

Drusila (adventureartist), Donna Aldridge, Helen, Tom and David, it was so very nice meeting you all.

Kim Nippes, it was very nice meeting you and the girls as well! Hope they are behaving as good as they did in the convention. Wow, those doggies are really something else.

Terry Ludwig, the "teacher's apple" will be put to good use in my next painting this weekend. Thanks a lot! Great stand, by the way. For me, it was the highlight of the trade show.

I know i am missing a few names here, and i do apologize for that, but i just want to say that i enjoyed meeting each and every one of you in person. Hope to see you an in the next convention! In the meantime...see you all on WC!

I'll post some photos later today or tomorrow...


06-04-2009, 03:53 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2009/141077-Australian_artists.jpg I don't know what happened to my pictures, I took quite a lot in Maggie's class, but they're not in my camera. The only photo I have that might be interesting to those who weren't able to go is this one of the Australian Artists at work.

Paula Ford
06-04-2009, 04:07 PM
Annette, Thank you so much for the gifts! You're a sweetheart and it was so wonderful meeting you!!

06-04-2009, 05:06 PM
:clap: :clap: What wonderful pictures! So nice of you to post them for us way out on the west coast(sorta) well, in Nevada!!! To attend must of been unbelieveable!!! Thanks!

06-05-2009, 12:07 PM
Wow Paula,
You are awesome getting all these great photos. What a gal!!

Paula Ford
06-05-2009, 12:08 PM
Hi Terri!! :wave: Nice to see you here!

I've got more coming...stay tuned

06-05-2009, 01:36 PM
I think there is some sort of magic going on here because Paula says she took all these pictures, and yet, not a single picture of her taking a picture... Hmmm, something strange going on here...


Paula Ford
06-05-2009, 01:39 PM
Hush Barry or I'll post that picture of you dancing on Peggy's bed half naked!! :lol: :clap:

06-05-2009, 01:42 PM
Hush Barry or I'll post that picture of you dancing on Peggy's bed half naked!! :lol: :clap:
You did get around!

06-05-2009, 03:56 PM

No big deal or anything, but I'm the other Paula, so I just thought I say hi, and I don't remember the half-naked part. ;)

06-06-2009, 01:31 AM
Hi Terri - so glad we were able to get you interested in our Wet Canvas site. Just so others know, Terri Ford was one of the awesome demonstrators at the convention. I met her years ago when we were painting in Tuscany, and figured everyone would enjoy meeting her in person at the social. She's not only a great demonstrator, she's a super teacher too. I should be so fortunate as to go some day with her to France for her fun workshops she gives there!

How did I miss Barry dancing on my bed??? Paula W was me roomie, and it seems she missed it too!!! I thought I gave only sedate, well mannered parties....... :evil: Must be Paula ford's influence.... :lol:


Paula Ford
06-06-2009, 09:46 AM
Who? Me? No way...I'm a mild mannered librarian type pastel painter...a perfect angel :angel: :lol:

Paula Ford
06-06-2009, 09:50 AM
Terri, If you ever come east, please let me know. I'd love to take one of your workshops.

You all need to go check out Terri's work.....AWESOME! http://www.terrifordart.com/

06-06-2009, 11:35 AM
Did anyone attend the reception at Ventana Gallery last night? Were there many people? Do you know who won awards? It isn't posted yet on IAPS site.

06-06-2009, 12:24 PM
Who? Me? No way...I'm a mild mannered librarian type pastel painter...a perfect angel :angel: :lol:

Paula if you only knew how many pastelists I know who are retired from library work (in art departments) you wouldn't have chosen this example! :angel: they are not! :evil: However, I love them, and you, anyway. You are in very good company even if you aren't truly a librarian. :)


Phil Bates
06-06-2009, 01:34 PM
Did anyone attend the reception at Ventana Gallery last night? Were there many people? Do you know who won awards? It isn't posted yet on IAPS site.

I am wondering about this too. Nice snow painting, by the way. Hopefully someone will chime in soon and let us know.


Deborah Secor
06-06-2009, 02:50 PM
Sorry, I didn't make it, so I want to know, too! After the week of IAPS and workshop, I just couldn't scare up the help for my mom, nor the energy to drive an hour to SF and home, let alone get dolled up for it. :lol: Hope someone comes in to let us know.


Phil Bates
06-06-2009, 04:09 PM
Well, my curiosity got the best of me so I called Ventana Gallery and my piece was not an award winner. So, Cheryl, that ups your chances slightly! :)


Deborah Secor
06-06-2009, 04:16 PM
Phil--who WON then? Did you ask???

06-06-2009, 08:45 PM
I was the one who took tickets at IAPS for Richard for his Sunday demonstration/class. I really enjoy your piece in IAPS and I'm glad I got a chance to meet you. Are you working towards your Master Circle points?

Phil Bates
06-07-2009, 09:20 AM
I didn't ask for more details. I sensed they were busy and didn't want to be a distraction.

Cheryl, it was great to meet you too! Yes, I am working towards the Master Circle. I currently have 4 points. If I can get in the member online show that will do it. :)


06-07-2009, 10:53 AM
I'm sure between now and 2 years from now you will get an additional point to MC status. I only have 2 points so I don't think that will happen anytime soon. Still trying to find out about awards for Ventana - since I haven't heard anything I'm assuming I didn't receive an award. But I was very happy to be included in an exhibit with such great art and artists. Keep on paintin'.

Maggie P
06-07-2009, 09:08 PM
I was there...and the winners are:

Prix de Pastel... Fred Somers, Genesis

Gold Award .. Colette Odya Smith, Wishing You Well

Silver Award...Christine Debrosky, Verdant Hillside

Bronze Award..Bob Rohm, Young Growth

Honorable Mention...Liz Haywood-Sullivan, High Noon, Corrales

Honorable Mention...Lisa Stauffer, Prairie Path

I am relying on my memory since I am now en route to my Maine workshop, in a hotel in south central Missouri at the moment. I hope I have the right order.

I sent the images and information to the IAPS web master Friday afternoon and they should be posted on the IAPS web site within a few days.

It is a beautiful show!:clap:

06-07-2009, 09:18 PM
Thanks for the information Maggie. Safe travels!

Deborah Secor
06-07-2009, 09:43 PM
Ii looked at the work online (a less than sure means of deciding, of course) and I picked his for my #1--but I freely admit that he is one of my good friends and I'm just thrilled for him, too...

Maggie, thank you. Hope the rest of your workshop and travel schedule goes well.


Phil Bates
06-08-2009, 10:18 AM
I expected Genesis, Wishing You Well and Young Growth to do well. I really liked Bob Rohm's piece. :)


Paula Ford
06-08-2009, 11:06 AM
Oh, I forgot to mention, I bought Maggie's new book too :D Love it Maggie!