Past Events

Reception Clarity through Chaos (including solarplate demo by Dan Welden) 5-8pm

Dan Welden will give a solarplate printing demo during the reception. Stop by and to meet the artist Justin Greenwald and see solarplate master printer Dan Welden at work!


Opening in France for Reflexion ll at Galerie de le Ferme du Mousseau

 The Ink Shop will be exhibiting with the printmakers from Atelier de gravure de la Villedieu at the Galerie de le Ferme du Mousseau for Reflexion in Élancourt, France.  Six Ink Shop artists will be present at the opening reception.  Stop by if you're in the neighborhood.  

Talk Print | Printmakers from Tokyo Geidai

 The Ink Shop Printmaking Center will host visiting printmakers and architects from Tokyo with an exhibit displaying prints and drawings.This is the first comprehensive show in the USA of printed art from the Printmaking Department of Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo University of Fine Art). The show will present the work of the students and the faculty of the only National Art University in Japan, which has produced numerous famous artists, maintaining tradition and pushing the forefront of contemporary Japanese art since the 19th century. Geidai's architectural department is also Kumi Korf's alma mater. (Kumi is a long time beloved printmaker at the Ink Shop.) Most of her classmates are practicing architects.

Faculty and Students form Tokyo Geidai will discuss their work and their studio between 3 and 5pm at the Ink Shop. Come and meet the artists!

20th Mini Print (Cash Awards) Call for Entries


The 20th Mini Print International
is a juried exhibition of prints no larger than
4”x4”. A maximum of Four (4) original prints in
any traditional or contemporary graphic process,
including computer generated prints, will be
accepted. Photographs are not admitted unless they
use an alternative process.

•Arrival Deadline: September 28, 2018
•Notification: October 12, 2018
•Opening Reception: November 2, 2018, 5-8pm EST
•Exhibition duration: November 2, 2018-Jan, 2019

Important Information:
•Cash prizes of $500, $250, $100 will be awarded to
the top three artists, and 3 $50 honorable mentions.
• A $35 non-refundable entry fee for
first submission must be included with application.
• A $5 fee is required for each additional submission.
• Exhibition is open to all artists internationally, 18
years or older.

For more information about the exhibit, applying & jurors visit:

2018-19 Kahn Family Fellowship Application Deadline

The Ink Shop Printmaking Center offers an annual Fellowship Grant to a printmaker or book artist. The Fellowship has been funded in part of a generous contribution from the Kahn Family, provides an artist with the time and resources to create a new body of work. The Fellow is given the opportunity to present this work in a gallery show. The Fellowship enables an artist to participate in Ink Shop exhibitions and portfolio exchanges and to partake in all aspects of the Ink Shop’s day-to-day management. The Fellow volunteers to help with shop operations, and with workshop and exhibition programs. As such, the Fellowship is particular attractive to those wishing to learn about running a nonprofit arts organization.

The next Fellowship begins September 14, 2018 and ends June 14, 2019. The Fellow is offered a stipend of $2000 and all the benefits and privileges of a Printmaker Associate. The Fellow may teach workshops and/or edition for other artists (for which one could be paid additionally as an independent contractor). The Ink Shop provides technical advice, guidance, and assistance in production and use of equipment. For the month of June, the Fellow will have a Solo show.

H. Peter Kahn (1921 – 1997) is fondly remembered by generations of Cornell University students and by members of the Ithaca community as a man whose life was dedicated to the arts of fine printing and the handmade book. A prolific typographer, painter, illustrator, and book designer, the German-born artist lived in Ithaca for forty years. Regarding the Kahn Fellowship, his widow, Ruth Stiles Gannett Kahn, says, “It is an affirmation of Peter’s enthusiasm for graphic arts and his own life as a teacher.”

Deadline is August 10, 2018.
Grant recipients are notified by August 17, 2018.

Apply for 2018-19 here

Talk Print | Fabienne Veverka on Reflexion 5-7pm

The recent director of the l’Atelier de Gravure de la Villedieu, Fabienne Veverka, has joined The Ink Shop while she is residing in the US, and will be giving a presentation in connection with the coinciding exhibit Reflexion featuring the printmakers of l’Atelier de Gravure de la Villedieu, a community studio located outside of Paris.


Opening Reception & Screenprint Demo Molotov Cocktail: Paul Van Atta 5-8pm


Reception Friday June 8th, 5-8pm

Screenprinting Demo (T-shirts for SALE!)

Paul Van Atta will exhibit work he created as the Ink Shop's 2017-18 Kahn Family Fellow.  Paul uses screen printing, drawing, painting and the byproducts of retail displays, sometimes overlayed with his everyman characters in a state of befuddlement or general consumer distress. 

Show Open June 1 - June 30, 2018


Brian Cohen | Talk Print 4pm

Brian Cohen | Talk Print 4pm
We are very excited to have Brian D. Cohen present his work and ideas at the Ink Shop on November 25th. He is an educator, artist, and writer who founded Bridge Press to further the association and integration of visual image, original text, and book structure. You can view Bridge Press and more of Brian Cohen's work here.  His exhibit, Emblems, in currently on display at the Ink Shop.

Emblems is a series of etchings based on the form of the 17th C emblem book. The historical book intended associations and diverse meanings of key elements of the world in schematic and formal spatial arrangements. The emblem book envisioned the universe as 'like a book or mirror of our life and death', and objects in the world as invested with immediate and enduring universal significance. The physical is presented in order to reveal the spiritual, the metaphysical, the abstract, and the symbolic.
"The process of etching is physical and elemental, requiring force and pressure, inviting aggression and then delicacy, conjoining fire, water, earth, and air. There is something about setting an image in metal that implies permanence, duration, and enduring presence. I embrace themes of loss, futility, destruction, and unexpected, redemptive beauty, themes tied to the tradition of printmaking, whose imagery has always tended toward critical commentary and serious contemplation, and often toward humor and irony as well.”


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 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.

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
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

Affiliated with
Scout Dunbar Studio

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Community Arts Partnership