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About LAPS, its members and history

When you JOIN LA Printmaking, you become a member of a large active artist community that offers opportunities to participate in exhibitions and events in and around Los Angeles and southern California, as well as in notable national and international venues. Los Angeles is a world art center and an exciting place for new faces and new dialogues about art and fine art printmaking. Your membership helps support all of LA Printmaking projects that include a membership newsletter the Interleaf and a range of events and exhibitions that celebrate fine art prints and the artists who make them.

JOIN! Become a member and join an active creative community!

LA Printmaking members meet twice a year in the Spring and Fall to review JPEGS and prints submitted by applicants for artist membership into LA Printmaking.
All other membership levels are open year round for application.

To qualify, artists must submit a membership application with 6 prints. Twice a year in the Spring and Fall, three LA Printmaking artist members jury new artist members. See LA Printmaking MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION for more information. Check the Calendar and News section for the specific dates of the next new member jury.

Artist: annual dues: $50 

Benefits: Invitations to exhibit in LA Printmaking membership exhibitions. Subscription to "Newsprint" and "Interleaf" and regular emails on artist opportunities and events. Opportunity to exhibit your work on your own page in the LAPS Membership Gallery. Invitation to post notices on the LA Printmaking Facebook Group and on LA Printmaking Instagram

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP---> existing Artist members, renew here via PAYPAL
Student: annual dues: $15 

Benefits: Invitations to exhibit in LA Printmaking membership exhibitions. Subscription to "Newsprint" and "Interleaf" and regular emails on artist opportunities and events. Opportunity to exhibit your work on your own page in the LAPS Membership Gallery. Invitation to post notices on the LA Printmaking Facebook Group and on LA Printmaking Instagram

LAPS Student Membership Application

RENEW---> existing Student members, renew here via PAYPAL and email proof to current enrollment
Associate: annual dues: $40 

Benefits: Invitations to all openings. Subscription to "Newsprint" and "Interleaf". Reduced rates for special events. Receive all catalogs and posters published by LA Printmaking during the year.

RENEW---> existing Associate members, renew here via PAYPAL
Patron: annual dues: $150 or $225 

Benefits:  Patrons help support our Foundation. As such they are invited to special patron events and may choose one or two original signed prints from our collection by artist-members. On top of this, Patrons also receive same benefits as Associate members.

RENEW---> existing Patron members, renew here via PAYPAL: $150, $225

If you prefer to PAY VIA CHECK, please print out the renewal form below and send it to our treasurer along with a check.


LAPS Treasurer, Kay Brown
 P.O. Box 1547 South Pasadena, CA  91031

Current LA Printmaking Members:
Membership dues are due annually each January and are considered overdue by March 10th and increase to $60. Membership lapses after one year and to reapply artists will have to pay for the missed year or go through the jury process again.

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Graphica America at MoLAA
May 5, 2019

LA Printmaking members are invited to join us for a special Board meeting and the 2019 Foundation Awards at the Museum of Latin American Art ( MoLAA) in Long Beach. After the meeting and award presentation, you are invited to visit the new exhibition at MoLAA, Grafica America.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP.
Museum opens at 11:00AM and Meeting will begin
promptly  at 11:30 in a private meeting area.

Gráfica América presents works by artists representing print shops, publishing houses, and artist collectives from throughout the United States, México, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The exhibition celebrates the collaborative spirit of printmaking through historical prints and publications as well as contemporary traditional and experimental works made in collective studios and workshops established by Latin American and Latinx printmakers.

Gráfica América, is organized by the Museum of Latin American Art and is curated by Gabriela Martínez, MOLAA Curator of Education and Rogelio Gutiérrez, Professor of Printmaking at Arizona State University - School of Art.

LA Printmaking Board Meeting and 2019 Foundation Awards:
Sunday May 5th,

11:00 to 12:30: Board Meeting
12:30 to 1:00: Foundation Awards

Congratulations to our four student winners!
Adrienne Kinsella--------CSUN
Cherianna Crary---------CSULB
Hailee Ricardo ———  CSULB
David Pacheco-----------Mt. San Antonio College

Afterwards, everyone is invited to see the exhibition "Gráfica América”!

Location: Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA)
628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA, 90802

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April 26, 2019

JOIN US FRIDAY APRIL 26th for a special closing reception for the 2019 Spring LA Printmaking exhibition, Sweet Earth/Bitter Earth. Artist talks on artwork selected by juror Merion Estes will be followed by a special presentation and plant raffle by David Newsom, founder of The Wild Yards Project.

Last opportunity to see this wonderful exhibition before it closes, meet the artists and learn more about turning our yards into natural native habitats.

Closing Reception: Friday April 26th, 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock 2225 Colorado Blvd. LA CA 90041

April 19, 2019

Self Help Graphics & Art is proud to host our bi-annual Printmaking Summit April 18-20, 2019 with demonstrations, workshops, panel discussions and artist talks focused on the role printmaking in today’s creative economy for students, emerging artists and skilled national printmakers. Admission to the summit is $25.00 (3-day pass) or $15.00 for students with a valid I.D. (3-day pass).

Participants of this three-day networking and skill-building event will learn about new technologies and green practices in printmaking, participate in demonstrations led by artists and an art exchange program, portfolio reviews, meet art supply vendors, among other activities. The Printmaking Summit’s mission is to build bridges among master printers, emerging and seasoned artists, as well as aspiring youth toward a solid foundation in printmaking.

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The Printmaking Summit will conclude on Saturday, April 20, 2019 with an opening reception of Utopia/ Dystopia, a portfolio of fine art prints created in the form of a deck of 52 playing cards. Curated by Artist and Printmaker, Miyo Stevens-Gandara, twenty-six artists were invited to create two cards for the deck to create their interpretation of utopia and dystopia. The deck of cards allows the project to bring many different artists and styles together creating one unified artwork- a full deck, redefining a traditional portfolio. The concept of a deck of cards is intended to reference many things- games of chance, luck, fortune, war, solitude, precarious situations (house of cards), magic, empire, and divination. It serves as a container for many ideas, and each artist has chosen their own direction.

Artists include Pavel Acevedo, Kay Brown, Ada Pullini Brown, Leslie Dolin, Usen Gandara, Miyo Stevens-Gandara (Curator), Luis Genaro Garcia, J. Leigh Garcia, Margaret Griffith, Rogelio Gutierrez, Phung Huynh, Dongeun Lee, Kelvin Lopez, Rosalie Lopez, Sandra Low, Poli Marichal, Álvaro D. Márquez, Dalila Mendez, Wayne Perry, Sandy Rodriguez, Victor Rosas, Marianne Sadowski, Dewey Tafoya, Alex Fridrich-Ward, Christian Salcedo Ward and Andi Xoch.

Each day the evening portion of the Printmaking Summit is open to the public. RSVP here to attend one of the following events:
Thursday, April 18, 6 - 6:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Alison Sar *RSVP Required
Friday, April 19, 5 - 6 p.m. Artists Exchange *RSVP Required
Friday, April 19, 6 - 7 p.m. Public Sale *RSVP Required
Saturday, April 20, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Artists Exchange *RSVP Required

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