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Membership

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.

RENEWAL FORM

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.



Growing up in Chicago, Illinois, creativity was part of everyday life.  I have vivid  memories of asking my father to draw Mickey Mouse, or another Disney character--or anything else at all.  He was a natural artist albeit a colorblind one.  I like to think that I inherited my artistic talent from him.  Throughout childhood I was always drawing pictures, coloring, or making paper dolls.  In elementary school, my favorite assignments were the ones that included creating illustrations.  High school art introduced me to a wide array of processes: silk screen, linoleum printmaking, soap carving and copper enameling in addition to the usual drawing and painting.   In college I took classes in etching and ceramics but it was woodblock printing that captured my attention and the media to which I have devoted my talents.I am fortunate to have been able to combine my printmaking skills with an interest in costumes and textiles.  A graduate degree in European costume history combined with museum experience in non-western clothing provided me a worldwide view of the history of dress.  Recent travel to Japan has influenced my most recent prints.
In order to make a print I will work from my sketches I made of ordinary people in a variety of circumstances as well as drawings from a model or some experience in my life.  My prints are about feelings and states of mood, about dreams and expectations.  Often I express them through the female figure.  I play a roleof narrator and storyteller but I encourage the viewer to approach the piece with his or her unique experience or memory. I enjoy working with relief and intaglio technique as well as monotype.  Frequently I like to combine multiple styles and methods to create my own style. Lately I have explored the art of handmade artists’ books as a flexible medium with a wide range of artistic expression and a creative way how to utilize my prints. 
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ImMigration Project_Venice
Jan. 11, 2020

ImMigration Project at Self Help Graphics

Saturday, January 11th to February 22nd, 2020

Opening Reception, January 11th, 7PM - 9PM

Join us February 1st, 2020 from 1PM-3PM
For or a Gallery Walk through with participating artists followed by a
Panel Discussion on "Migration and Art”  with

Pavel Acevedo, Marianne Sadowski and Phumilelele Tshabalala

Included in this exhibition is a special preview of PAPER BOATS, a small flotilla will be on view in preparation for LA Printmaking on view at SGCI 2020 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 1-4, 2020.


The ImMigration Project, back from an exciting installation in Venice Italy, in October 2019 currently comprises 145 artists from all over North America and Europe!
This unique collaborative art project will continue to grow and travel. Help us find the next venues! And stay posted on all the news when you follow the ImMigration project on Facebook and Instagram!

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