Membership

Membership Application

LAPS Artist New Membership Application
To become an artist member of LAPS, one can be juried in during the LAPS National biennial exhibition or during the twice yearly membership jury.
A jury of 3 LAPS members meets twice a year in the Spring and Fall to review images and prints presented by applicants ( see below)  for artist membership.
All other LAPS membership levels are open year round for application.

Please download and print a copy of the membership application. Mail the completed application form with your materials for the jury and a check to the address below.

Send to :
Mary Sherwood
/ LAPS New Membership
830 1/2 N CITRUS AVE. LOS ANGELES CA 90038


LAPS New Artist  Membership Application

Make your check or money order payable to: "LAPS" or use PAYPAL

Applicants should submit one of the following:
The Los Angeles Printmaking Society invites printmakers to apply for membership. Applications will be juried by distinguished members of the LAPS community. Artists may apply by submitting either a portfolio of original work, a CD of 6 images or an email of 6 images.

Portfolios: A portfolio of six prints, at least one of which must be a traditional editionable printmaking process, such as intaglio, relief, lithography and etc.  Traditional with digital combination also accepted, with traditional being the major component of the image. No reproductions in any medium. Please indicate the process for each piece. Work need not be matted, but should be protected. LAPS will not accept framed work and will not be responsible for loss or damaged works from any cause. Artists may wish to carry their own insurance.

CD or EMAIL: Digital images of six prints made using a fine art process, such as intaglio, woodcut, lithography, screenprint etc, at least one of which must be a print from an edition. These may be submitted by email or on a CD as JPEGS. The digital images should adequately reflect the original print and give the reviewers a sense of how the print fits on the paper, including the edge of the paper. No cropped images please. -The JPEG file names should include both the artist’s name and title, such as P.Picasso.Dance of the Fauns.jpg.
-Files should be of good quality, 200 DPI with a maximum size of 10 inches in any direction. The digital image should adequately reflect the original print and give the reviewers a sense of how the print fits on the paper.
-A hardcopy information sheet including the artist’s name as well as the title, media, year of creation, and dimensions of each piece should be included in the email or the envelope.

A self-addressed stamped envelope must be included if you wish to have your CD returned. If email is too large to send; use WETransfer.com to send files to “studiosherwood_at_mac.com”  

How to submit your materials:

Local drop off: Artists may drop off their materials or portfolio  before the jury meeting date listed on the membership application. Pick-up will be the following the jury or the following day, by arranged pickup. *Check time and date posted on the 
New Member Application.

Mail: Out of town applicants may mail their portfolios in a reusable carton and must include return postage. Mailed application materials must arrived by Thursday, before the Saturday Jury meeting date. Materials arriving after this date will not be considered.

Address and contact information:
LAPS New Membership/
MARY SHERWOOD
830 1/2 N Citrus Ave.

323-251-9702
studiosherwood_at_mac.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Membership Categories

Artist - $50 annually
Benefits: All of the above plus invitations to exhibit in notable LAPS membership exhibitions. Opportunity to exhibit work and post notices on the LAPS web site. To qualify, artist candidates must be juried into a LAPS National exhibition or be accepted through the new member jury held twice a year. Check our "calendar" for the specific dates in the spring and fall.

Student - $15 annually

Benefits: Invitation to all openings. Subscription to "Newsprint" and “Interleaf". Reduced rates for special events. An annual juried group exhibition.

Associate: annual dues - $40 annually

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

Patron - $150 or $250 annually

Benefits: Same as associate member, but patrons help support our Foundation. As such they are invited to special patron events and may choose one original print for $150 or two original signed prints for $250 from our collection by artist-members.

Membership

With your LA Printmaking membership, you become part of a national membership based in Los Angeles, an exciting and dynamic world art center. Your memberhship allows you participation in exhibitions in and around Los Angeles and southern California, as well as in notable national and international venues. Your membership helps support all LA Printmaking projects including the quarterly newsletter Interleaf, a journal the Newsprint and exhibitions curated by notable jurors and venues around southern California.
Become a member and join an active creative community!

Artist: annual dues: $50
Benefits: Invitations to exhibit in LAPS sponsored exhibitions. Subscription to "Newsprint" and "Interleaf". Opportunity to exhibit your work in the new members show and post your work on your own page in the LAPS Membership Gallery. Invitation to post notices on the LAPS Yahoo Groups and the LAPS Facebook Page.
To qualify, artists must submit a membership application with 6 prints. 3 jurors choose new artist members twice a year in the Spring and Fall. See Membership Application for more information. Check the Calendar for the specific dates of the next new member jury. To create your Member login account contact the LAPS website administrator.

Student: annual dues: $15
Benefits: Invitation to all openings. Subscription to "Newsprint" and “Interleaf". Reduced rates for special events. An annual portfolio review. An annual juried group exhibition.
LAPS Student Membership Application

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 LAPS during the year.

Patron: annual dues: $150 or $225
Benefits: Same as associate member, but 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.

LAPS Artist Membership Application
Download and print a copy of the form. Include the filled out application in

InterleafLAPS Membership Application

Use PAYPAL
Or make a check or money order payable to: "LA Printmaking"

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

LAPS members meet twice a year in the Spring and Fall to review slides and prints presented by applicants for LAPS artist membership. All other membership levels are open year round for application.

Current LAPS Artist 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.

Please send* your yearly dues to:
Kay Brown, LAPS Treasurer
P.O. Box 1547
South Pasadena, CA  91031

*Or respond to the yearly Membership email link to PAYPAL


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