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About LAPS, its members and history

The Los Angeles Printmaking Society (LAPS) is a national non-profit dedicated to the encouragement of printmaking, educating the public and promoting the interests of printmaking as an art form. We encourage students exploring printmaking media with student exhibitions and the LAPS Foundation grants. LAPS publishes a quarterly journal Interleaf as well as catalogs and posters in support of our biennial exhibition, The National. We also maintain a web site where members can exhibit their work in our web gallery and where a calendar of events can be accessed. From our website one can explore many resource links to other printmaking sites. LAPS fosters communication among artists interested in expanding the dialogue in the graphic arts.

LAPS is a member of the American Print Alliance, which also includes: Boston Printmakers, California Society of Printmakers, Conseil Quebecois de l'Estampe, Florida Printmakers Society, Honolulu Printmakers, Maryland Printmakers, Mid America Print Council, Nova Scotia Printmakers Association, Northwest Print Council, Pittsburgh Print Group, Southern Graphics Council. LAPS has had a long and illustrious history in the Los Angeles arts community. Become an active member and join the Board.

The Los Angeles Printmaking Society invites its members to join our yahoo group. This voluntary group listing will allow members to share information with each other. This forum can be used to announce personal exhibitions, upcoming workshops, presses for sale or any other projects or questions related to printmaking in Southern California. To sign up go to the following page and hit the join this group button on the right hand side of the screen. Yahoo will guide you through the process.

Rachelle Mark was born in New York and lived in Utah before settling down in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. at UCLA, and both her BFA and MFA at Otis Art Institute. As a longstanding member of the Los Angeles art scene she has had solo shows in galleries in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and Bergamot, and has participated in numerous group shows both in California and internationally. She has permanent work on the 4th floor of the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. She has had numerous commissions, including 6 large-scale paintings for the Library Minyan at Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, and one for Magic Johnson, of the Los Angeles Lakers, She has taught high school art, and taught at the American Jewish University, and Everywomen’s Village.
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Curtis Bartone's work explores how human beings perceive, define, and mythologize wilderness and our fragmented view of our place in the environment. His recent pieces combine various perceptions of the natural world, ranging from non-objective, scientific views to Judeo-Christian ideas of mankind’s dominion over “every living thing that moveth upon the earth” to “pagan” views of natural occurrences as codes or messages to be deciphered. Bartone fuses Renaissance painting, 17th-century Dutch still life, 19th-century scientific illustration, literature, and collections in natural science museums, with a contemporary aesthetic informed by photography and mass media. His work has been shown in 21 solo exhibitions and in more than 80 group exhibitions in several countries. He has received numerous grants and awards, including two Illinois Arts Council Grants, and has been awarded several residencies--most recently, the Emmanuel College Artist Residency in Boston for the summer of 2016. There, he will be creating a suite of etchings based on the ten plagues of Egypt. Currently, Mr. Bartone resides in Savannah, Georgia with his wife and seven cats. He splits his time between making prints and teaching printmaking at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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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 2020 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 1-4, 2020.


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!
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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