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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!

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

Artist Member: annual dues: $50 

Benefits: Invitations to exhibit in LA Printmaking membership exhibitions.  Opportunity to exhibit your work on your own page in the LAPS Membership Gallery. Subscription to "Newsprint Journal" and our Interleaf monthly emails full of artist opportunities and LA Printmaking events.


Members are also invited 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 Member: annual dues: $15 

Benefits: Invitations to exhibit in LA Printmaking membership exhibitions.  Opportunity to exhibit your work on your own page in the LAPS Membership Gallery. Subscription to "Newsprint Journal" and our Interleaf monthly emails full of artist opportunities and LA Printmaking events. 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 Member: annual dues: $40

Benefits: Invitations to all openings. Subscription to "Newsprint Journal" and "Interleaf" monthly emails. 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 Member: annual dues: $150 or $225 

Benefits:  Patrons help support our LA Printmaking Foundation. The Foundation supports local art students studying printmaking with yearly scholarships. As Patrons you are invited to special events and may choose one print ($150) or two original signed prints ($225) from our Foundation print collection. Patrons also receive the 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 two years and to reapply artists will have to pay for the missed year or go through the jury process again.



My collagraph prints, collages made from collagraphs, combinations of collagraphs and etchings, cut paper collages and mixed media acrylic paintings all deal with the nature of abstraction. My work shows influences of many things in the natural world presented in a non-objective way. I received my BA in Art from Hunter College, NY and my MFA from the University of North Texas , Denton, TX. I live and work in Dallas and at my ranch in Bells, TX. I maintain an active exhibition schedule and fell fortunate to have my work in private and corporate collections.
Moving through the artistic process intuitively and without conscious thought, Colleen Premer taps into her artistic soul to produce balanced and harmonious compositions. This southern California printmaker is lured by the world of monotype and monoprint for the immediacy of results, but she also lends her creative hand to encaustic painting and intaglio printmaking. Colleen is highly influenced by her artist mother, Elaine Kennedy, who was an acclaimed local painter and printmaker. She was exposed to the art world at an early age through her mother’s circle of friends and the many art shows, exhibitions and gatherings they frequented together. Although Colleen has a journalism degree and an M.S. in clinical psychology, her passion for art kept tugging at her heart. She eventually discovered printmaking at the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts. Ranging from abstracted shapes to intricate design, Colleen’s body of work takes its inspiration from observed line, shape and color. She often contrasts recognizable elements, like a spinning Ferris wheel, with shadowed spheres and elongated patterns. Her creativity doesn’t stop there! Colleen also works with chine colle, image transfer and printers inks for a multi-layered print that is steeped in meaning. Some of her more recent works have embedded excerpts of letters written by Colleen’s mother, creating timeless memories. Always pushing herself to solve a problem from a different angle, Colleen’s work reinvents the familiar to present it in a new and unusual way. Her recent Tattoo Truck linocut relief print boldly presents the cab of a big rig head on. With careful control, Colleen has carved and outlined tattooed flames licking the outer shell of the cab. Rougher cuts add dimension within the image’s background. Colleen’s inspiration largely is drawn from her attraction to the clean lines and human-like features of cars and trucks. Additionally, the methods and history of Japanese printmaking and artistry (including the culture’s unique take on tattoos) intrigue Colleen. The result is extraordinary! Ever changing, always experimenting, creating beauty out of the mundane, Colleen surprises us with a greater level of sophistication every time we see her newest works. And, we would love to share them with you!
My journey into printmaking is informed by early work in the screen-printing industry. After graduating from the University of Oregon in Fine and Applied arts, I went to work at Bay Street Productions in Oregon as a color matcher and screen-printer for fine custom wallpapers. From there I’ve built a busy full time studio practice, making art daily. In addition to printmaking, I work in painting, ceramics, jewelry, fabric and combined techniques.The ancient tradition of the print is always at the heart of the work. Now decades into this journey, the pleasure of process and a newfound freedom with materials and techniques keeps it all moving into new territory. I make prints not as copies or reproductions at all. Silkscreen yields the jazzy and juicy layers of color, and clear shapes. Intaglio and monotype renders deep blacks of varying densities and values. Chine collé provides “moving parts” in the form of favored shapes and colors. Layering of colors, use of multiple plates, evolving plates, and marks allows the medium to “talk back” at some point. I treat printmaking as an open ended and ongoing investigation into a hidden world.Most recently I have established screen-printing courses at the Schack Art Center in Everett, Washington, and at the Kirkland Arts Center in Kirkland, Washington. In 2014 I taught a reduction screen-print workshop in Venice, Italy at the Scuola di Grafica. I worked in 2015 at the Skopelos Foundation in Greece. I am an active member of Print Arts Northwest, Seattle Print Arts, and Los Angeles Printmakers Society. Many of the hand-printed silkscreen prints are placed in national and international collections. At present my studios in Kirkland Washington, and in Downtown Los Angeles are open by appointment.While all this history is of value, real life is lived in the joy of process, in a world of visual wonder. My mission is to continue to share it, and to live it fully every day.
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Folded Paper Boat by Florence Alfano McEwin
July 9, 2021
"Paper Boats Portfolio"

Museum of Art Fort Collins
Colorado 201 S. College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524

July 9 - August 15, 2021
Opening Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Artists in the Paper Boats Portfolio:

Florence Alfano McEwin, Mary Sherwood Brock, Lise R Drost, Aunna Escobedo, Beth Fein, April Flanders, Sherry Jankiewicz, Gesine Janzen, Irena Keckes, Catherine Kernan, Carolyn Liesy, Hilary Lorenz, Martyna Matusiak, Kerry McAleer-Keeler, Stephanie Mercado, Bill Pangburn, Jennifer Anderson Printz, Mumu Wang, Cathy Weiss and the artists of Mono Grafico Colectivo, including Marianne Sadowski, Kay Brown, Nguyen Ly, Don Newton, Beth Peterson, and Victor Rosas.

The Paper Boats Portfolio was sponsored by Los Angeles Printmaking as part of the 2020 SGCI conference that has now been re-scheduled for the 2023 SGCI in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with a stop visiting the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy in May, 2022.

All LA Printmaking members, both students and artist members, may join the Paper Boat Flotilla going to Venice in 2022!
Stay tuned for the CALL for ART coming in August 2021.

#PaperBoats2020 #PaperBoatsPortfolio #Paperboats2023 #LAprintmaking #PaperBoatsFlotilla

Exquisite Corpse
July 6, 2021
Exquisite Corpse is a collaborative approach to making Art first used by the Surrealists to create bizarre and intuitive writing and drawing. The LA Printmaking membership, both Student and Artist members, are invited to get creative and collaborate in this project this summer!

International Printing Museum
August 4th to September 30th
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Members interested in this call, sign up HERE
More information on the Exquisite Corpse SUMMER Call HERE

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 2023 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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!

Here is a short video clip of the first installation of ImMigration at the 2019 SGCI.

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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