The 20th National is a big event!

For all the latest on events at the LAPS 20th National
National Exhibition Dates: October 29th to January 3rd
Next Event:
Join us for a special reception for the artists in Connections: LA Printmaking 1962 to 1973
Saturday December 5th, 2-5PM

including Artists;
Walter Askin, Lee Chesney, William Crutchfield, Paul Darrow, Connor Everts, Tom Fricano, Ynez Johnston, Joe Goode, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, Dick Swift, June Wayne and Ruth Weisberg

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Hours Thursday through Sunday- Noon to 5PM

Opening reception November 1st, 2009

The LAPS 20th National Posters at the LA Municipal Art Gallery

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Since 1973, LAPS has organized national biennial exhibitions that showcase the current state of the art of printmaking to educate and interest a new audience for the printed image. Prints represent a media that is always changing and the National is an overview of the latest work from both the celebrated professional presses of Los Angeles and artists working across the continent. It is one of the largest, longest running print biennials in the nation. This National will have no size restriction for submitted work and challenging, experimental work is encouraged. LAPS will mark 35 years in Los Angeles with a celebration of our past, looking forward to our future.

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Located in Barnsdall Art Park, a unique hillside park dramatically overlooking Hollywood Boulevard next to Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House. Thirty five years ago, the Municipal hosted our first LAPS National in 1973.

Peter Frank is one of the most prominent voices speaking about art in the greater Los Angeles area. He is Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum, Associate Editor for THE Magazine LA, and critic for Angeleno magazine and the L.A. Weekly. He also contributes regularly to Art on Paper.

Robert Blackburn(1920-2003) founded The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York City. He was an artist and master printer, who was mentored by the Harlem Renaissance alongside Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence. The workshop was founded in 1948 and became the largest non-profit workshop in the United States and remains one of the most vital open print studios in the world. A special exhibition of works by Robert Blackburn will be included at the 20th national at the Municipal Gallery.

February 1st, 2009 Deadline for submission of CDs, entry fee and jury notification card: PROSPECTUS for the 20th National Exhibition.


A catalog will be produced and one copy will be distributed to each participating artist. Additional copies will be available after the opening of the exhibition. Accepted artist will be asked to provide a digital image of one of the accepted works along with typed biographical information by May 1, 2009. Failure to meet deadlines and specifications will result in exclusion from the catalog.
Original works in all printmaking media including monotypes, monoprints, and three-dimensional works. LAPS will not consider traditional photography, off -set reproductions, or reproductions of art originally produced in another media.
There are no size restrictions.

Artist Mr Farmo designed the prospectus for the 20th National.