The time-honored printmaking show returns THIS OCTOBER

The 22nd National Print Exhibition

October 15 – November 12, 2022


1419 E Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90011

Celebrating 60 years, Los Angeles Printmaking Society presents the 22nd National, a state of the art survey of printmaking

Since 1973, The National Print Exhibition has been a prestigious national open call print exhibition presented by the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. The National is a presentation of excellence and achievement in the field of contemporary printmaking.  2022 will mark the 60th year of the organization.

Betye and Alison Saar, Honorees
Kenturah Davis, Juror

Opening Reception: 2:00pm to 5:00pm, October 15th, 2022
Preview and Awards Event: 1:00pm to 2:00pm, October 15th, 2022

National Events:

October 22nd, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Artist talks at Mixografia:
Nesanet Abegaze, Kirstin Dunlap, Linda Lyke, Poli Marichal, Indrani Nayar-Gall, Stas Orlovski, Toru Sugita and Cathy Weiss

October 23rd, 1:00pm-4:00pm LAPS Printmaking Workshops
LA Printers Fair (Oct 22nd and 23rd)
International Print Museum 315 W. Torrance Boulevard Carson, CA 90745

October 29th, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Artist talks at Mixografia:
Pavel Acevedo, Abel Alejandre, Anita Bunn, Jayes Caitlin, Kris Chau, Connor Furr, John Greco, Jenene Nagy and Francesco Siqueiros

The gallery will be open for everyone to see the entire exhibition, LAPS 22nd National and walk around with artists to discuss their work and work of the fine art presses.

November 5th, 2:00pm -5:00pm
Donor VIP tour of Mixografia Workshop


Nesanet Abegaze, Renee Amitai, Kathy Aoki, John Babcock, Peter Baczek, Nina M. Barnett, Sandra Beard, Susan Belau, Adelaide Blair, Lisa Bulawsky, Elizabeth Busey, Gino Castellanos, Liz Chalfin, Kris Chau, Jennifer Chen, Phillip Chen, Esther Delaquis-Baidoo, Beth Dorsey, Tallmadge Doyle, Kirstin Dunlap, Jessica Dunne, April Flanders, Betty Friedman, Connor Furr, Donald Furst, Rozanne Hermelyn Di Silvestro, Vivian Hordes, Beth Howe, Ann Johnson, Joyce Watkins King, Christopher Latil, Amanda Lee, Eddy Lopez, Linda Lyke, Colin Lyons, Poli Marichal, Katherine McDowell, Joseph Moore, Jameson Mulac, Jenene Nagy, Indrani Nayar-Gall, Gail Panske, Dora Lisa Rosenbaum, Aric Russom, Sarah Sanford, Catherine Sollman, Brooke Stewart, Toru Sugita, David Tim, Nicholas Tisdale, Noriho Uriu, Cathy Weiss, Donna Westerman and Linda Whitney

Fine Art Presses

Cirrus Editions/Derek Boshier, El Nopal Press/Anita Bunn, Gemini GEL/Toba Khedoori, Hamilton Press/Bruce Cohen, Josephine Press/Stas Orlovski, Mixografia/Alison Saar, Self Help Graphics/Pavel Acevedo, Wavelength Press/Alison Saar

Artist Presses

Artmaker Press/Jorge-Gutierrez, Fleur de Boom!/Guy Kinnear, Heavy Gel/Amy Kim

Juror: Kenturah Davis

An inspiring young artist who creates language-based work between Los Angeles and Ghana. She 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. She has been selected to participate in a large scale permanent installation, “Sonder” as part of the new Crenshaw/LAX LA Metro line.

Honorees: Betye and Alison Saar

Los Angeles Printmaking is honoring two influential and empowering LA artists whose 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 art to explore.


Excellence is the theme for the 22nd National along with our Juror, our Honorees and our venue host, Mixografia, all notable for their explorations of the possibility and potential of printmaking as a multi-dimensional art form, we hope to encourage artists everywhere to likewise challenge and explore their own creations.

LAPS would like to thank Dick Blick Art Materials and Hiromi Paper for supporting the LAPS 22nd National through the Artist Materials Awards.