Dear Presidents ….. I have the sad job of informing you that our dear Maggie Price passed away this morning. She had been hospitalized for the past week with pneumonia which was just too much for her to overcome having just finished chemo and radiation treatments.
Liz Haywood-Sullivan has today established a perpetual award in Maggie's name to be given at every IAPS exhibition, starting with the Convention. Maggie was all about education and so we would like to designate this award to an emerging artist. We know that people will be wanting to do something in her memory and so they could donate to help fund this perpetual award. Details are now on the IAPS website at www.pastelinternational.com
This way Maggie Price will be remembered at every IAPS exhibition starting with the June convention. Her family is very happy with this, and will advise friends and family of this way to honor her.
Liz and I are, understandably, overwhelmed at this point with convention planning, but we will do our best to make this a wonderful convention to honor Maggie.
Please share this sad news with your membership …. Thank you so much …. Susan
Executive Director IAPS
International Association of Pastel Societies