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IAPSInternational Association of Pastel Societies
32nd Juried Exhibition
Tacoma, WA

deadline: January 5, 2018
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deadline: July 16, 2018

Welcome to Entry for

International Association of Pastel Societies
32nd IAPS Juried Exhibition: 2018 Tacoma, WA

IAPSMarch 6 - April 30, 2018

American Art Company Gallery
Tacoma, Washington

Jury of Selection:
  Marla Baggetta, PSA, IAPS-MC
  Willo Balfry, PSA, IAPS-MC
  Jennifer Evenhus, PSA-MP, IAPS-MC

Awards Judge:
  Ned Mueller

Entry for this show is open below through January 5, 2018. See entry checkbox at bottom of page.

Get the complete Prospectus here.

Dates at a glance

Entries: Online entries only

ENTRY DEADLINE January 5, 2018, Midnight PST (link below)
The information you will be required to submit is similar to that required on previous entry forms. You may pay for your entry by 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.

Work Eligible

Image Specifications

NOTE the image specifications have changed this year! Jpeg should be 900 pixels on the longest side at the resolution of 300 dpi.

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

Filename Instructions

Fee Structure

Accepted Work/Notification

You must click the checkbox indicating your acceptance of the conditions stated in the prospectus in order to enter the show (the conditions are only summarized here - READ THE PROSPECTUS). The entry button will appear.

I agree to the conditions set forth in the prospectus (above).

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International Association of Pastel Societies
32nd IAPS Juried Exhibition: 2018 Tacoma, WA

January 5, 2018 - Midnight PST - deadline for online submission of entries

February 1 - Notice of acceptance emailed

February 26 - Delivery Deadline for shipped artwork

March 6 - Delivery Deadline for hand-delivered artwork

March 16 - Exhibition opens to public

April 7-8 - Reception and Opening

April 30 - Exhibition closes, pickup work 3:30 - 5:00

Work Eligible

Open to any artist who has an up-to-date membership with an IAPS Member Society. 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

Please read carefully to make sure your work meets the following entry requirements.
  • Works must be in dry pastel, with the final surface a minimum of 80% dry pastel.
  • No oil pastels. Mixed media must be predominantly (80%) dry pastel.
  • 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 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 eligible.
  • Works that appear to duplicate, or be closely derivative of, a painting previously accepted into an IAPS show, and done by the same artist, will not be eligible.
  • Work may not have been accepted in any previous IAPS Exhibition or Webshow. This does not include work accepted into IAPS Member Society shows.

Failure to meet any of the requirements for eligibility may result in the artwork 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 the Artist will receive a two-year ban on 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.

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.

NOTE: Image size requirements have been changed from prior IAPS exhibitions!

Please consult the prospectus if you need guidance with your image preparation.

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

Filename Instructions

Name your image files

Use the following protocol for giving your image file a name for submission: Start with your last name, followed by an underscore, followed by your first initial, followed by another underscore, then the title of the image without spaces, then make sure it has the extension ".jpg".

For example: Carson_R_SilentSpring.jpg.

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

On the entry form in the box for Title do enter the actual title of the piece as you would want it to appear in the show catalogue.

For example: Silent Spring

Fee Structure

Limit: 5 images entered per artist

The entry fee is $35.00 for the first image and $10.00 for each additional image. Up to 5 images may be submitted by an individual artist. Entry fees are not refundable. All entries must be paid by the entry deadline.

Entry fee is paid by credit/debit card or PayPal account at the conclusion of the online entry process.

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

Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

Accepted Work: Notification

Up to 5 entries may be submitted, no more than 1 per artist will be accepted for this show. All Artists will receive notification by email after judging is complete. Please add to your safe senders list to ensure email delivery. Accepted artists will receive information regarding shipping and hand-delivery. All accepted works will be displayed on the IAPS website by sometime in March 2018.


All work must be for sale. A 50% commission will be charged. Payment to the artist will be made after the buyer takes possession of the work at the close of the exhibition.

Removal of Work

Exhibited work must be picked up on Saturday, September 30, 3:30 - 5 p.m. OR Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 1 - 3 p.m.

The Grand Gallery
National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003


Monday Friday 9 11 a.m. and 3 - 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Gallery visits are subject to change on a daily basis. Please call 212-475-3424 in advance for viewing availability.