About LAPS, its members and history

When you join LAPS, you become a member of a large diverse 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 LAPS projects including the printmaking journal Newsprint, the quarterly newsletter Interleaf and the LA Print Space, an exhibition space devoted to showcasing artist made prints. 

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
Please download and print a copy of this form. Mail the completed application form and a check to the address below.
Interleaf LAPS Membership Application

Make Check or money order payable to: "LAPS" 
John Greco/LAPS Membership
2928-A Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404-2414

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 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

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