LAPS Printmaking Exhibitions and Events

Steamroller Printmaking at Golden West College

In case you missed the Otis steamroller printmaking event at Otis last spring or are just craving some more big block printing check this out, Thursday Nov. 6.

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Steamroller Printmaking at Golden West College

In case you missed the Otis steamroller printmaking event at Otis last spring or are just craving some more big block printing check this out, Thursday Nov. 6.

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Exhibition extended to May 24th!
Join us for the Closing reception of "California's Future's?"
Friday, May 20th at the
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock

 California's Future?
Clovis Blackwell, Silicate Sea

Next LAPS NEW MEMBERS JURY meets May 28th! See important new information in the membership section


Join us for a free all ages Earth Day Printmaking Workshop from 2-5PM April 17th
and stay for the reception!
"California's Future?"
OPENING RECEPTION Sunday April 17th 6-8PM
April 17th- May 15th

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock 
2225 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90041
323 561-3044

California, like of the rest of the world, is facing climate change, drought and unsustainable farming practices that threaten our food and water supplies. The purpose of this exhibition is not only to bring awareness to these environmental issues, but also to explore how art can create change and promote a sustainable future. The Los Angeles Printmaking Society members will explore the environment and sustainability in their prints. The exhibition was juried by renowned local artist Amir H. Fallah and will be on view at the historic Center for the Arts Eagle Rock. Along with the opening reception on Sunday, April 17th, the Los Angeles Printmaking Society will present a free all-ages printmaking workshop at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock as part of the Earth Day celebrations.

Juried by Amir H. Fallah:
Amir H. Fallah is an artist living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Amir received his B.F.A. from The Maryland Institute College of Art and his M.F.A from UCLA in 2005. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Exhibits include shows at The Nerman Museum, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The Sharjah Biennial 2009, LA Louver, The Third Line, Gallery Wendi Norris, Charlie James Gallery, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, 18th Street Art Center, Cherry And Martin,  Frederieke Taylor gallery, Mary Goldman Gallery among others. He has been a visiting lecturer at a range of respected institutions, including Columbia College, USC, UCLA, Cleveland Institute of Art, California State University, University Of New Mexico, Otis College Of Art, and Maryland Institute College of Art.

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This CALL is FREE to all current LAPS 2016!

NOTE: Submitted digital images should represent the quality and nature of the work. Work considered different than the submitted JPEGS may be refused from exhibition. Members juried into the show will need to cover the costs for shipping accepted work FRAMED and include return shipping and insurance for their FRAMED work in transit.


LAPS 2016 members in good standing!

Exhibition Dates: April 17 – May 15, 2016
Deadline for CAFÉ entries: March 7, 2016
Notice of Jury Results: March 14, 2016
Deadline for shipping works: April 13, 2016
Deadline for hand delivery: April 13, 2016
(11am – 5pm)

Pick up/Shipping of Art: May 15, 2016
Number of Entries: 3


Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90041
323 561-3044

Karen Fiorito
LAPS Chair of Exhibitions
2318 6th Street, #2
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Due to the all-ages nature of the exhibition, we ask that artists refrain from violent or sexual content.


The Los Angeles Print Fair returns from January 22-24, 2016 in a new location at Bonhams in West Hollywood, 7601 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, providing easier access to the fair and ample parking for attendees.


An engaging boutique art fair offering regional collectors a unique opportunity to connect with leading art dealers and purchase prints of impeccable quality from all periods. Exhibitors are experts in the field of prints and are all members of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). On offer are works of art created by artists of art historical importance using techniques such as etching, lithography or woodcut to express unique ideas.

Opening Night Preview
Friday, January 22 from 6:00 -8:30 pm
A Benefit for Self Help Graphics
$25 admission / Wine and Lite Bites
Tickets $25 (purchase tickets here)

Raffle prize during the evening:
Original print by Frank Romero
with framing by Allan Jeffries Framing

Enjoy a first look at the Fair and enjoy wine and light refreshments. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Self Help Graphics, a non-profit community visual arts center located in Los Angeles, which has been promoting and teaching printmaking in East Los Angeles for more than 40 years.
Enter the Raffle for a chance to win a framed print by Frank Romero
with framing by Allan Jeffries Framing
event postcardFrank Romero, Olympics 1984

Purchase Tickets ONLINE Here

Saturday, January 23, 10:00 - 6:00 PM
Sunday, January 24, 11:00 - 6:00 PM

Programs are free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended.

Saturday, January 23, 10 – 11 am

Guided Walkthru with Dr. Timothy Benson

Curator of the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies, LACMA

RSVP here to assure your seat.

Sunday, January 24, 10:00 am - 11 am

Caring for a print Collection


Local art appraiser, Sharon Goodman will lead a panel discussion exploring issues related to caring for a print collection. Janice Schopfer, head of Paper Conservation the Los Angeles County Museum will be joined by others for this discussion.

RSVP here
to assure your seat.

“How It’s Done”

Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm at the Fair.
Ask questions and learn about printmaking techniques from members of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. Printmaking demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day.


PANEL Discussion and closing reception for the "LAPS New Members Show 2014-15" at Asuza Pacific University
Join the Los Angeles Printmaking Society for the closing reception of our LAPS New Members Show 2014-15 and sit-in on a panel discussion!

Prints Pulled by Hand: Past and Present: the Significance of the Hand in Our Mechanized Age
Panel moderated by Clovis Blackwell with printmakers
Mary Sherwood Brock
Karen Fiorito
Kristina Hagman
Dirk Hagner
John Everett Miner
and Todd A. Smith
Reception starts at 6pm in Darling Hall Gallery. Panel discussion begins at 7:30pm in Duke 127.
Darling Hall Gallery
Azusa Pacific University- West Campus

711 E Foothill Blvd, Azusa, California 91702




Juried by: Michelle Murillo, Co-Chair Printmaking Program, California College of the Arts
February 13th – 28th, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, February 13th, 5:30PM – 7:30PM

The exhibition will be on view at the

Gray Loft Gallery,
2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland, CA
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Selected Artists:

Nora Akino, And is Applewhite, Arturo Araujo, Cynthia Back, Peter Baczek, Jonathan Barcan, Betsy Barnum, Sandra Beard, Sherry Bell, Joan Dix Blair, Cathy Jean Clark, James Claussen, Ann Conner, Briar Craig, Eduardo Fausti, Beth Fein, Barbara Foster, Rebecca Foster, Rosemarie Gebhart, Olga Gerdjikov, Yeung Ha, Nif Hodgson, Susan Howe, Debra Jewell, Holly Jordan, April Katz, Joanna Kidd, Pam Landram, Dixie Laws, Cynthia Milionis, Hj Mooij, Gustavo Mora Perez, Barbara Murray, Kelly Nelson, Carrie Ann Plank, Laurel Prieto, Fernando Reyes, Amanda Rouse, Roxanne Sexauer, Katherine Sheehan, Robynn Smith, Herlinde Spahr, Toru Sugita, Susan Trubow, Frances Valesco, Katherine Venturelli, Sylvia Solochek Walters, Mimi Williams, and Linda Yoshizawa.


big block printing check this out, Thursday Nov. 6. - See more at:
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Join us for a closing reception Thursday May 1st from 4PM to 6PM. Last week of the both the Give and Take Exchange show and the LAPS 2013 New Members Show. Come soon! At $30 these prints go fast!

From Dublin to LA & Back

The Irish exchange exhibition between the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and the Black Church Print Studio (BCPS) Dublin, Ireland
Exhibition; January 9 through January 28, 2012 at
at Monster Truck Gallery, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
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Monster Truck Gallery is located in the heart of Dublin’s Cultural Quarter, Temple Bar. It is a dynamic space dedicated to presenting and pro- moting the visual arts in Ireland. It is an award winning and leading contemporary art gallery in Dublin which exhibits a diverse range of early career and established artists. It is also a platform for Black Church Print Studio to showcase two exhibitions annually.
Black Church Print Studio was established in 1982 and is also located in Dublin’s Cultural Quarter, Temple Bar. BCPS is an artistic collective and one of the leading contemporary fine art print studios in Ireland. The studio is a fully equipped facility for all types of fine art printmaking from traditional to innovative techniques. Approximately two hundred artists use the workshop annually. Follow the Monster Truck Gallery blog to find out more about this interesting venue and all their activities. Here is the online exhibition announcement for From Dublin to LA & Back.
Participating LAPS Artists:
Askin, Walter
Avery, David
Bernstein, Shirley
Cartledge, Jonathan
Clark, Cathy Jean
Dunne, Jessica
Fausti, Eduardo
Fletcher , Cynthia
Furst, Donald
Goldberg, Eric
Greco, John
Ha, Yeung
Hackenmiller, Karla
Haselbacher, Nancy
Jacobs, Gail
Johnston-Schuster, Ann
Lanselle, Mako
Lyke, Linda
Marshall, Enrica
Martinez, Betty
McComas, Jean
McLeod, Diane
Murillo, Michelle
Nye, Joan T
Paller, Gary
Schweitzer, Masha
Sherwood, Mary
Siniossoglou, Amaryllis
Sosalla, David
Szujewska, Laurie
Thorington, Caroline
Tolley, Chadwick
Uriu, Noriho
Voogd, Vinita
Wiesblott, Monica
Weiss, Deborah
Weiss, Cathy
Winkler, Michele

For a From Dublin to LA & Back exhibition flyer (PDF)

Pacific Standard Time Opens

Across the southland, in over 60 museums and galleries, Pacific Standard Time opens with a variety of historical perspectives from the post war to the 1980's, a formative period that established the LA art scene. There are a number of exhibitions that are not to be missed and worth several visits as well. See our recommended posts in Of Interest

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A timeline map of the connections and influences at the Norton Simon Museum for the Pacific Standard Time exhibition Proof: the Rise of Printmaking in Southern California

Friday, November 18,
2011  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California
led by Associate Curator Leah Lehmbeck -Tour
Friday, December 9, 2011,
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California led by Associate Curator Leah Lehmbeck -Tour

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