Past Exhibits

Skye Schirmer | Blinded by Truisms

Skye Schirmer | Blinded by Truisms 5/5 - 5/27

After working on a series of personal narratives encompassing women, sexuality, power dynamics and social interaction at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California, Skye Schirmer began a series of works she called Blinded by Truisms. “These crass yet intimate statements have evolved out of my previous narrative work to offer a blunt insight into specific moments in time, but moments that can be relatable to the viewer. It is with these truisms I unapologetically vocalize the messy, humorous, serious and bold members of my life as a woman and as an artist.”

 

 

2017 Member Show

Ink Shop Member Show 4/7 - 4/28

The Ink Shop Printmaking Center's Annual Members' Exhibit features Ink Shop artists exploring many styles and varied printmaking techniques. The Ink Shop has developed a solid reputation for providing professionally curated exhibitions. We have shown artists/printmakers from all over the world and been invited to show our work nationally and internationally, as far away as Japan. Our popular classes, taught by members, include intaglio, etching, lithography, bookbinding, wood cut and screen printing.

I See You (IC/CU)


 June Ota In It for the Big Bucks                                                     Hyo Jung Song Rhododendron Prinophyllum

 

I See You (IC/CU)   February 3 - March 23, 2017
The Ink Shop is pleased to host the 2nd joint show of prints by students of two strong printmaking programs at Ithaca College and Cornell University. The fine art print possesses conceptual complexity which is deeply embedded in contemporary art practices. These prints explore aspects of this conversation, questioning what prints are and how they function. These works are richly diverse with unique approaches using traditional methods, ranging from beginner to advanced practitioners.

Exquisit Corpse

Invented in the 1920’s, a Surrealist adaptation of a French parlour game called petits papiers in which players would write on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal all but the last few words, and then pass it to the next player for further contribution. A visual adaptation evolved using graphic compositions in place of the written. 

This is the second iterations of a portfolio project initiated in 2009. The Ink Shop requested participants to submit an entire figure or form as a 10”x30” image to be divided by the artist into three equal 10”x10” squares. These squares are integrated with other submissions during the installation, mixed and matched in an exhibit of unanticipated results. 

We accepted any traditional printmaking technique. Digital elements if combined with etchings, lithos, screen prints, reliefs and/or monotypes were welcome. 

After the exhibit the work was not returned to the individual artist. Rather, in the spirit of chance, we devided the entries into groups of 15 and assemble them into one of a kind boxed portfolios containing 45 squares equaling 15 “corpses”. The Ink Shop reserved two for exhibition and two were raffled to participents. Each submission was good for one entry in the raffle. The more prints you submitted, the more likely you would get a portfolio in return.

 

19th Mini-Print International

Reception Friday, December 2nd!

Mini-Prep-2017

Opening Reception, Friday, November 4, 2016
Holiday Reception, Friday, December 2, 2016
November 4, 2016 - January 2017

19th Mini-Print International invited artists from around the world to submit prints no larger than 4”x 4”. Our recent Mini Print shows have attracted artists from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand as well as many artists from the United States.

Beverly Darling McLean

We dedicate the 19th Mini Print International to Bev McLean who passed away this May. She was a passionate supporter of the arts and founder the Mini Print International which she directed until transferring it to the Ink Shop in 2010. Bev was the director of the Studio School & Art Gallery when it sponsored the 1st MINI PRINT International Exhibition in 1985. She sought to challenge artists and provide an affordable form in which international art could be brought together. The exhibitions have been held biennially since then and toured throughout the US and abroad. The Ink Shop was a host of the 15th and started organizing the show starting with 17th. It was a delight to work with Bev and is an honor to continue this tradition.

Awards

First Place Cleo Wilkinson Murmur II
Second Place Katya Cohen Wedge
Third Place Kathleen Friedrich Moth
Honorable Mention Lara Azzurra Vaienti You Cannot Pray to Your God
Honorable Mention Takanori Iwase Waterside
Honorable Mention Carol Hayman Conoco

Juror

Franklin W. Robinson
Frank was the Director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University from1992 until 2011 and director of the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design for 13 years. He taught at Williams College (where he was director of the museum and the History of Art graduate program) and at Dartmouth College. Robinson earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1961 and his master’s and doctoral degrees at Harvard in 1963 and 1970, respectively. He has written scholarly works, exhibition catalogs and three volumes of poetry.

Artist Juried into the 19th Mini Print Exhibition

Katherine Baca, Judy Barringer, Julia Becker, Brandy Boden, Liese Bronfenbrenner, Camille Chew, Katya Cohen, Brett Colley, Vigdis Aarre Engesbak, Leslie Ford, Kathleen Friedrich, Rebecca Godin, Elizabeth Grantham, Cynthia Harrington, Carol Hayman, Kyle HIcks Healy, Ayako Iguchi, Takanori Iwase, Melissa Johnson, Irina Kassabova, Isao Kobayashi, Rosemary Krupka, Hannah Lang, Sasja Lucas, Fred Madden, Tatiana Malkin, Heidi Marschner, Barbara McPhail, Richard Montemurro, James Mullen, Akiko Okajima, Anna Pausch, Jim Pearson, Saëko, Kurt Ries, Linda Ryder, Grant Silverstein, William Skerritt, Emily Trespas, Ruth Kalla Ungerer, Lara Azzurra Vaienti, Mary Walker, Cleo Wilkinson, Christa Wolf, Nicole Wysocki Information on earlier Mini Print International Exhibits. 

Timeline:
Opening Reception: November 4, 2016, 5-8pm EST
Exhibition duration: November 4, 2016-Jan, 2017

mini print jurying

36 Transitions

36 Transitions Oct 7 - Oct 29 

A collaborative, multimedia installation featuring musician Billy Coté, writer Jon Frankel and artist Craig Mains, exhibiting 6 groups of 6 linked works of image, music and text in an interdisciplinary mix of the game broken telephone and exquisite corpse.

 

 

Craig Mains  F1                       

 

Jon Frankel F3                        Craig Mains F4

 

                     Jon Frankel F6

 

 

 

Annual Print Sale

Ink Shop Print Sale

Annual Print Sale 9/2 – 9/30
The Ink Shop has its Annual Print Sale before the holidays. Our collection of prints is extensive and represents some of the best printmakers around. Through this sale, and all exhibits presented by The Ink Shop, we remind the public that prints make great gifts. We are always encouraging people to support the Arts by buying more Art!

Conceivably Plausible: Prints from the Collections of Jen Scheuer and Beauvais Lyons

 
Conceivably Plausible: Prints from the Collections of Jen Scheuer and Beauvais Lyons

 
Exhibition Dates: July 1-28, 2016
Reception: Friday July 1, 2016

"Conceivably Plausible" presents prints from the collections of Beauvais Lyons and Jennifer Scheuer that test the limits of belief. The works in the exhibition depict a range of subjects, from unusual medical cures, to strange creatures and artifacts from distant cultures. Many of the images are speculations about the limits of knowledge and belief, while others appear to be historical propositions now considered to be invalid. Scheuer’s collection includes lithographs and photogravures showing the relationship between plants, medicine and the living body and a selection of research about a famous pharmacopoeia. Beauvais Lyons, who is the Director of the Hokes Archives is presenting lithographs that document ancient Aazudian culture, anatomical anomalies and various zoological curiosities.
 
 

Ink Shop member Jen Scheuer is an artist with an interest in lithography, collaboration, and the history of print. Scheuer holds the position of Printmaking Specialist at Cornell University where she supports studios in lithography, intaglio, screenprint, paper, and digital fabrication.

She received her MFA from the University of Knoxville in 2014, and was awarded the Southern Graphics Conference International Graduate Student Fellowship to support her thesis. As a graduate teaching associate Scheuer taught classes in book arts and foundations, and was a graduate research assistant to Beauvais Lyons during her first summer in Knoxville. Scheuer holds a strong interest in technical processes and their history, and studied lithography through the Tamarind Institute Printer Training Program and spent several years learning photogravure. Scheuer studied printmaking and art history as an undergraduate at Minnesota State University Moorhead, and interned at the Hannaher Printmaking Studio in the Plains Art Museum.

Beauvais Lyons is a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he has taught printmaking since 1985. Lyons received his MFA degree from Arizona State University in 1983 and his BFA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980. See his web site (web.utk.edu/~blyons) for information on his mock-academic projects through the Hokes Archives. In 1991 Lyons co-authored an article in LEONARDO with long-time Cornell University Professor Norman Daly about Daly’s  “The Civilization of Llhuros” exhibition. Lyons’ one-person exhibitions have been presented at over 60 museums and galleries in the United States and abroad. His prints are in numerous public collections including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia. PA. In 2002 he received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach at the Fine Arts Academy in Poznañ, Poland.  In 2014 he received the Santo Foundation Artist Award.

 

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

 Heidi E. Marschner | Progression: Refining Techniques for Reduction Woodcut Printing 6/3 - 7/29
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. The show will explain how reduction woodcuts are traditionally made and document the evolution of a technique that accommodates layering and transparency.

Camille Chew | By Moonlight

Camille Chew  Full MoonCamille Chew | By Moonlight
H. Peter Kahn Family Fellow Exhibit

Opening Reception
Friday, June 10th 5-8pm
June 3 - June 25, 2016

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

The Ink Shop awards the Kahn Family Fellowship to an emerging printmaker who shows promise and dedication to the world of printmaking. Chew is an Ithaca native and graduate of Alfred University. Through several series, in various printmaking techniques, her work illustrates a modern mythology inspired by the occult, and features powerful women, witches, and deities.

 

 

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