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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.



Sylvia Solochek Walters received her undergraduate degrees in art and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her woodcuts have been shown in numerous national/international exhibitions and have won many awards – including Honors in 2014 for Tradition in Printmaking from the Southern Graphics Council International at their annual conference in San Francisco. Her prints are held in the collections of the Milwaukee, St. Louis, Oakland and Chazen Art Museums, the Milwaukee and Judah Magnes Museums of Jewish Art, the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums Achenbach Graphic Arts Foundation Collection, the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library and the Museum of Texas Tech University among others. She is currently represented by the Kala Art Institute Gallery in Berkeley and the Annex Galleries, Santa Rosa, California.Walters began teaching in 1963 and subsequently taught relief printmaking, drawing, painting, and related courses at large and small, public and private colleges, art schools and universities in different parts of the country. Eventually, she and her husband, Jim Walters, and their two cats settled in St. Louis, where they both taught at the University of Missouri at St. Louis (UMSL) and where she founded the art department. She became the department's first (and third) Chair as well as its gallery director for 10 years. In 1984, she was invited to become a faculty member and the permanent Chair of the art department at San Francisco State University. With the exception of two years during which time she served as Acting Dean of the College of Creative Arts at SFSU, she remained in that position for twenty years until her working retirement in 2004 after which she taught relief printmaking for five years. Awarded Professor Emerita status in 2009, she currently serves on the Board of the Kala Art Institute. In 2013 she was Assistant Editor (along with editor Maryly Snow) for California Society of Printmakers: One Hundred Years 1913-2013, an award-winning publication produced to celebrate the centennial of the CSP. The book was re-edited and reissued as an e-book in 2015.
“When I draw on a surface I start perceiving emerging forms. I am curious. Some marks are explicit and others ambiguous. I am usually not aware of anything specific, but follow the impulse to experience fecund possibility. I am intrigued and obsessed with this realm. It is in this state where mystery lives. It is in this state I feel most at home. Mystery in a work is vital for me. Being in the moment and keeping the work alive are the essence. I believe that as individuals, we have our interpretations and perceptions as unique indicators that are more intimate an imprint than our genetics. They inform the mesh of our experience, knowledge and intuition and do somehow become our existence.”
More Laps Members 
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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