The International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) in conjunction with its convention media sponsor Pastel Journal, held its 14th. Biennial
Art and Education event in Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico from June 23 to June 26 and Salmagundians were there.

A non-profit, volunteer-led organization media founded in 1994, IAPS strives to provide a strong voice for “pastel artists and the luminous medium
of pastel” via education, networking, coaching, and sharing among the communities of its membership – 90 International pastel societies.

Over the years many SCNY members have attended, taught, demonstrated, and participated in workshops, demos, and critiques. Many also look
forward to attending its extensive, concurrent, international art materials fair-testing, and purchasing professional level pastels and supports. Many
have been unaware that Salmagundians have been part of organization leadership since IAPS inception. Currently SCNY/NRA Richard McKinley
is the IAPS President, Liz Haywood-Sullivan SCNY/NRA is IAPS President Emerita, Jimmy Wright – SCNY-RA, and Christine Ivers SCNY-RA
sit on the IAPS Board.

This year, a number of our Salmagundians were selected to teach at the in-demand educational program, Lynn Asselta, SCNY-NRA, Maria Baggett
SCNY – NRA, Wende Caporale-Greene also gave an affecting, inspired, and well spoken address at the celebratory closing banquet.

The IAPS Board established three new Master Circle exhibition awards in memory of significant artists who made powerful contributions to
advancing pastel and educating artists in the medium: Daniel Greene, Elizabeth Mowrey, and Bill Creevy. The winner of this year’s prestigious
Prix de Pastel in the biennial IAPS Master Circle show is Salmagundian Anna Wainright SCNY-RA, for a moody, glowing, and glorious landscape.
The entire Masters Circle Show is now online

All Salmagundi members, left to right: Lynn Asselta, Carole Peebles, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Barbara Genco, Richard McKinley, Christine Ivers, Jimmy Wright.