Brief History

Gum transfer methodThe Ink Shop Printmaking Center was established in 1999 by four artists: Miri Amihai, Pamela Drix, Greg Page, and Christa Wolf.  As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and New York State Charity the shop operates on an all-volunteer basis, at least for now.  We are governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors, a three-member Artist Advisory Board and a three-member Executive Committee that oversees the day-to-day operations of the shop.  From the onset, The Ink Shop has been dedicated to operating a non-toxic “green studio” without using acids or solvents.

We began our journey in an old airplane factory, then moved to the second floor of an historic building in downtown Ithaca.  A fire on the third floor of the building on January 9, 2008 abruptly halted programming for about five months.  We sustained significant water and soot damage to artwork, office equipment including computers, and studio equipment.  With financial help from our insurance company and the Ithaca community we moved again to our current location on the second floor of the Community School of Music and Arts building on the eastern side of The Commons.  We look forward to continuing a collaboration with CSMA in both exhibition and workshop programming.

In a few short years, The Ink Shop has developed a solid reputation for providing professionally curated exhibitions.  We have exhibited in Osaka, Japan, Berlin, Germany, Washington D.C., the Open Studio Gallery in Toronto, the Opalka Gallery at Russell Sage Colleges in Troy, NY, the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Gallery in Auburn, NY, and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University.

Affiliated with
Scout Dunbar Studio

Our events are listed with

Community Arts Partnership