Past Events

BIG INK large woodcut printing sessions.

BIG INK large woodcut print session

 

Location: The Ink Shop 330 E. State Street, Ithaca NY 14850

Date: Aug 26th – 27th, 2017 Apply by: Midnight, June 19th, 2017
General: The Ink Shop is pleased to partner with BIG INK for two one-day large woodcut printing sessions. We will be utilizing BIG INK’s giant 48” x 96” mobile etching press to pull prints. If accepted, artists will have two months prior to the event to carve their image into a piece of plywood. BIG INK remains in contact with each participant providing guidance and technical support when needed.

Criteria: The jurying committee considers proposals based on the following:
1. Size: Images must be at least 24” x 36” in dimension but not larger Submit a proposal at www.bigink.org/apply. than 40” x 96” in dimension.

2. Material: Artists are responsible for securing their own ½” thick plywood or MDF for carving and their own carving tools. The plywood or MDF must be ½” thick.

3. Originality: The uniqueness of the design will be a major consideration. A drawing, digital graphic, altered photography, collage, sketch, painting or print are acceptable examples to include with your proposal. Images must be solely created by the applicant.

4. Cohesiveness: The anticipated dimensions of your woodblock should match the format of the image you submit. Fees: It is free to submit your proposal; accepted artists pay $275 to participate. This fee covers everything including paper, ink, cleaning supplies, and professional photography.

FAQ:
Q: Can two artists collaborate on a proposal?
A: Yes, list both names on the application.

Q: What time are we expected to arrive at the event?
A: 10 am sharp

Q: How long are we expected to remain after our work is printed?
A: Until 5 pm

Q: Are we expected to attend both printing days?
A: No, but you’re welcome to attend.

Q: How many prints does each artist produce?
A: Three, one of which archived in the BIG INK portfolio.

Q: Can I bring my own paper and print more? Submit a proposal at www.bigink.org/apply.
A: Unfortunately, there isn’t enough time to print more.

Q: What type of paper do we use?
A: Masa

Q: What type of ink do we use?
A: Oil based relief ink, bring an apron and wear work cloths.

Q: Do I have to bring any other materials besides my carved block?
A: No

Q: Can we print in color?
A: No

Q: How do we transport the finished prints?
A: BIG INK provides newsprint to wrap the work. Mailing tubes are provided for those that are mailing work.

Q: Do you have recommendations on where to stay?
A: We use Airbnb most frequently but quality hotels are located nearby.

Q: What is the best way to transport the finished block if I’m flying?
A: You may be able to ship your block directly to the venue. Contact us directly to confirm. When shipping your block please include a return label in the package. This makes shipping your block back home easier. Submit a proposal at www.bigink.org/apply

Ink Shop at the Artists Market

Visit us at the 2017 Artists Market! We'll have lots of original fine art prints for sale!

The Artist Market is a juried art show and sale of work created by local and regional artists held at Ithaca Farmers' Market on the Cayuga Lake inlet on the last Friday in July. With over 75 artists in the beautiful 88 booth open-air structure you'll be able to find paintings, prints, photographs, functional work, sculpture, collage, fiber art, jewlery, furniture, and digital work.

Talk Print HereThere: Poetics of Place 5-7pm

Please join us for an artists’ talk about the poetics of place—with some of the artists, who will be coming from far away places!  

Participating in the discussion:

Ren Adams (on Skype) - New Mexico | Nina Earley - Massachusetts | Lindsey Glover (Cornell MFA program) | Phyllis McGibbon  (teaches at Wellesley College )  - Massachusetts | Pat Hunsinger | Pamela Drix

Countries of origin represented in this show include China, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Poland, Czech Republic, and Russia.

Refreshments provided.

 

 

Opening Reception: HereThere | Poetics of Place 5-8pm

 HereThere | Poetics of Place, Curated by Pamela Drix, is a combinatory concept that attempts to address the complex relationship between our experience and the world we inhabit. "There is a fluid interaction between the world of thought and the world of forms. I wanted to find artists who approach some aspect of this complexity in their work.The poetics of place embraces this. Whether such issues of migration, habitation, ecological disaster, covering our bodies, or making structures, these artists grapple with aspects of placedness."

 

 

BIG INK Proposal Deadline!

BIG INK large woodcut print session

 Apply by: Midnight, June 19th, 2017                   Submit a proposal at www.bigink.org/apply.

General: The Ink Shop is pleased to partner with BIG INK for two one-day large woodcut printing sessions. We will be utilizing BIG INK’s giant 48” x 96” mobile etching press to pull prints. If accepted, artists will have two months prior to the event to carve their image into a piece of plywood. BIG INK remains in contact with each participant providing guidance and technical support when needed.

Criteria: The jurying committee considers proposals based on the following:
1. Size: Images must be at least 24” x 36” in dimension but not larger than 40” x 96” in dimension.

Rebecca Hahn: What is Home? Opening Reception 5-8pm


                                                                                                                 Rebecca Hahn Paint Brushes monotype


Rebecca Hahn | What is Home?   6/2/2017 – 6/30/2017

A latitudinal study of North America between Providence, RI and Seattle, WA as seen from the seat of a bicycle and through the lens of affordable housing.

Ink Shop at the Artist Market 2-8pm

We will be selling Ink Shop artist prints at the Ithaca Artist Market July 29th, 2pm to 8pm. Rain or Shine.

No admission fee.  88 Booths of (juried) fine art, food, wine, beer, and classic jazz throughout the day.  Please come by and tell/bring your friends! It’s a once a year event, so can’t be missed!  Visit www.artspartner.org for full details.    

 

Opening Reception Friday 5-8pm

Camille Chew | By MoonlightCamille Chew  Full Moon
Opening Reception Fri, Jun 10, 5-8 pm 
Jun 3-Jun 25,2016

On display are prints and mixed media works exploring the fantasy world of Camille Chew, this year's Kahn Family Fellow.

 

 


 

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Heidi E. Marschner | Progression:
Refining Techniques for Reduction Woodcut Printing

Opening Reception Friday, Jun 10, 5-8pm
Jun 3-Jul 29, 2016

Ink Shop member Heidi Marschner shows her process for reduction woodcuts, including the experiments she's undertaken to better understand the interplay between inks and paper.

Talk Print 7-8:30pm Norwegian Printmakers Solveig Landa and Åse Anda

We are very excited to have Norwegian printmakers Åse Anda and Solveig Landa visiting Ithaca in April. Åse and Soveig will give a Print Talk and demonstration Monday at the Ink Shop Printmaking Center,  April 18th at 7pm. They will show images and talk about their experience working and managing Grafisk Verksted Stavanger print studio in Norway. Åse will show books and screenprints including a video book.  Solveig will demonstrate how she works with monoprint and multi color from plates. These artists have delightful, amazingly beautiful graphic and colorful prints.

 

 

 

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