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LAPS 22ND National Exhibition
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Entry Deadline: 6/11/22
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Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: California
Event Dates: 12/1/21 - 6/11/22
Budget: 3,000.00 in Awards, including Material Prizes and Purchase Awards

The 22nd National is a presentation of excellence and achievement in the field of contemporary printmaking. In recognition of our extraordinary honorees, Betye Saar and Alison Saar and our exhibition venue at Mixografia Press, the Los Angeles Printmaking Society hopes to encourage artists to explore the potential of sculptural forms of printmaking for entries to this National.
Our esteemed juror is Kenturah Davis, an inspiring young artist who creates language-based work between her studios in Los Angeles and Ghana. She has received an MFA from YALE, several notable awards and residencies, worked at Gemini GEL and currently teaches art at Occidental College. Recently she had a solo show at Jeffrey Deitch NYC and is currently working on a large public art project for the City of Los Angeles.
Our 22nd National Honorees are Betye Saar and Alison Saar, two influential and empowering LA artists whose own passionate and powerful visions have transformed the history of contemporary art. Using printmaking as a bridge for their dynamic expressions in installation and assemblage, they have provided inspiration for printmaking and opened new territories for contemporary art to explore. 


Entry Deadline :  June 10th, 2022

Jury Notification :  June 24th, 2022
Exhibition Dates:
October 15th - November 12th, 2022
1419 E Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90011
Opening Reception:  
Saturday, October 15th, 2022, 2-5PM

The 22ND National is an Open Call to artists who make prints. All Accepted Artists will be given a Los Angeles Printmaking Society membership for the period of one year and will have membership privileges to participate in our membership shows throughout 2023. There will be numerous prizes available as well as a color catalog of the exhibition for all accepted artists.

Open to all artists residing in the United States and territories who make art using printmaking techniques. Artwork submitted should be from the past three years to represent your current artistic practice. Artists who create print projects in groups are eligible to apply.