The LAPS Foundation was founded in 1987 to encourage the next generation of artist printmakers in southern California.
Foundation Scholarship Grant Awards
Each year printmaking students are encouraged to apply for our Foundation Scholarship Grant Awards. They must submit an application signed by a faculty member from the college they are attending. LAPS student members are eligible. No active regular member of LAPS is eligible for an award. It is common for student awardees to remain active in the printmaking community after they have won a student award. LAPS Foundation spent many years fundraising to create a self supporting endowment for the cash grants provided for the Scholarships. Past awardees have included many current LAPS members, such as Dirk Hagner, an active LAPS Board member. Each student who receives an award is invited to a special board meeting where they receive their check. Student winners are encouraged to donate a print to the Foundation collection, which in turn supports fundraising. The Foundation has a collection of prints that are used in a variety of LAPS fundraising efforts. A patron of LAPS is entitled to choose a print for his/her personal collection as a gift for a patron donation of $150. Patrons receive invitations to attend special patron events as well as all regular LAPS events.
2008 Winning Applicants
First prize Award Colleen Kennedy Premer from Saddleback College ($1000)
2nd Prize Winner Camilla Taylor from California State University Long Beach ($500)
3rd Prize AwardJames Coxon from Orange Coast College ($350)
2007 Winning Applicants
First prize Award to Leanne Reinhold
2nd prize Winner Susan Unoura. Both are students at Saddleback College
Congratulations to all of our student applicants this year
Membership and the Foundation
All members in good standing of LAPS are members of the Foundation. There is an Executive Board of the Foundation consisting of President, Treasurer, Secretary, the current President of LAPS, and one other. There is at least one annual meeting of the Executive Board, and a financial report is submitted to the Board of LAPS.
The LAPS Foundation was founded in 1987 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation. It is organized under the Non Profit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes, and is not organized for the private gain of any person. [Sec 501c]
The original 1987 Executive Board of LAPS Foundation included Robert W Brown, President. Masha Schweitzer, Treasurer, and Barbara Frankel, Secretary, and Mina Kan President of LAPS.
John '48, 2010, an intaglio print by Brian Borlaug, a 2011 recipient of the LAPS Foundation Student Scholarship