Stephanie Mercado at Craft Contemporary

Stephanie Mercado, Flourish (Amphora)

LAPS member Stephanie Mercado is part of the group show “Many” at the Craft Contemporary.

Exhibition dates: May 29 – September 11, 2022
5814 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA

“Many” features twelve Los Angeles-based artists who utilize multiples in their artistic practices. The artists create two- and three-dimensional works using a variety of materials and processes including printing, casting, repetition, and accumulation. Their works exemplify the unique power of multiples to record and disseminate information, amplify narratives, and investigate various modes of labor and production.

Congratulations Stephanie!

Jani Hoberg at Brumfield Gallery

Jani Hoberg

Jani Hoberg is showing at the Brumfield Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, May 14th-July 3rd 2022. Check out Jani’s Instagram @janihoberg

Congratulations Jani!

Diane McLeod Has Artwork Published

Diane McLeod, Baggage

“Baggage,” a 2021 Monotype with Pochoir, 19.5″H x 17″W by Diane McLeod was published in the May issue of Hand Magazine, The Magazine for Reproduction-Based Art, Issue 36, May, 2022.

Congratulations Diane!

David Avery Wins Award

David Avery, Death and the Printmaker

LAPS Member David Avery’s etching “Death and the Printmaker” won the Dr. Mitzi Scotten Purchase Award at the 2022 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition showing at the Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University during 2/17 to 3/30. To view more of David’s work check out his website:

Congratulations David!

Diane McLeod Wins Award

Diane McLeod, Dream Children

LAPS member Diane McLeod has received a second place award at the Sunset Beach Mother’s Day Weekend Art Exhibition for her reduction woodcut print, “Dream Children” created for the LAPS ImMigration Project.

Congratulations Diane!

Laura Stickney at El Camino College Art Gallery

Laura Stickney, Hera, Mother of the Gods

LAPS member Laura Stickney’s showTake a Closer Look at El Camino College features a survey of Stickney’s work and collaborative book works with Vilma Mendillo.
Exhibition dates are March 30 – April 30, 2022 (Gallery closed April 13 – 16)
El Camino College Art Gallery, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506
Gallery hours: Mon & Tues 8-3, Wed & Thurs 12-7:30
(310) 660-3010
Admission is free. On campus parking is $3.
Congratulations, Laura!

Diane McLeod at Gormley Gallery

Diane McLeod, Baggage

LAPS member Diane McLeod’s Monotype/Pochoir print “Baggage” was juried into the 33rd National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition. Exhibition dates are March 7 – April 14, 2022 at the Gormley Gallery of Notre Dame Maryland University, Baltimore, MD. Congratulations, Diane!

Dirk Hagner in Two Exhibitions

Dirk Hagner, Systemic Things

LAPS member Dirk Hagner has three of his works selected for an exhibition of artist books at the William D Cannon Gallery in Carlsbad, CA. The show is titled Reimagined: The Artist’s Book and starts starts in February 2022. Works by Hagner include his latest “Water Book” installation, The (New) 7 Deadly Sins, as well as Systemic Things, and Spring Swan, which features a poem by Charles Bukowski. Reception will be February 26 from 5-7pm. The gallery is located at 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011.

Additionally, The Biafarin Gallery in Montreal is currently holding an online-only exhibition titled Extinction – 2021, which includes one of Hagner’s letterpress prints. Congratulations, Dirk!

Judy Dekel Has Artwork Published

Judy Dekel, On the Patio

LAPS member Judy Dekel has a monoprint published in the current issue #35 of The Hand Magazine. Congratulations Judy!

On The Patio
30″ x 22″
Chine colle/drawing/colored pencil/stencils

LAPS Board Member Ludwig Mohr dead at 60

Ludwig Mohr
Ludwig Mohr, Board Member of Los Angeles Printmaking Society, passed away on January 15, 2022, at age 60 in Maywood, CA. Mohr was born January 2, 1962. Mohr had recently joined the LAPS Board as Newsletter Editor. Mohr was a Master Craftsman in typesetting, letterpress, hand bookbinding (French and German Style) and printmaking on copper plates. He was the owner of Krause Intaglio / Custom Bindery and founder of the non-profit teaching organization, The Book Institute. Utilizing an extensive collection of printing tools and machinery, Mohr printed limited edition books and letterpress, following the finest European tradition. The LAPS Board had been looking forward to working with Mohr, and are saddened at the news of his passing.

Bay Area Fine Print Fair 2022

Bay Area Fine Print Fair

February 12 — February 13, 2022
Kala Institute
2990 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702

The Bay Area Print Fair will have its second annual exhibition on February 12 and 13, 2022 at the Kala Institute – a location well known to many printmakers and collectors in the San Francisco Bay Area. This fair continues the tradition of the San Francisco Pint Fair, bringing together fine works on paper from around the world, and from the past five centuries.

From traditional Japanese woodcuts to old masters, to a full range of leading contemporary artists, the Bay Area Fine Print Fair features many internationally recognized fine print dealers offering original works for sale in a wide range of prices.

A virtual print fair will run at West Coast Print Fair from February 1 to 15, 2022.

Los Angeles Fine Print Fair 2022

Los Angeles Fine Print Fair

February 4 — February 6, 2022
Rare Books LA
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

The Los Angeles Fine Print Fair (LAFPF) will join the West Coast Print Fair for an online version of their yearly event.

LAFPF, now in its 34th year, is the longest-running fair focused exclusively on original Fine Art Prints. Visitors can browse works for sale from Dürer to Rauschenberg to exciting young print artists in their prime. Most dealers are members of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) and all are vetted experts in their fields.

A virtual print fair will run at West Coast Print Fair from February 1 to 15, 2022.

LAPS Past President Walter Askin dead at 92

Walter Askin

Walter Askin, past president of Los Angeles Printmaking Society, passed away in November 2021, at age 92. Askin was born  September 12, 1929. Askin was a Professor of Art at the California State University, Los Angeles from 1956 to 1992.

Askin is best known for his printmaking, as well as painting and sculpture. His work has been described as humorous with an undercurrent of seriousness.

His work is included in collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Albright Knox Gallery, Princeton University Art Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Askin was an invaluable member of the printmaking community and will be greatly missed.