Past Exhibits

10 Years of the Ink Shop | Prints and Books

May 7 - June 22 | Gallery Night Reception Friday May 7, 5-8pm

The Ink Show celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year! We started out in the Airplane Factory, generously supported the first year by John Novarr, then moved to the Handwork building on State Street. After the big fire of 2008, we relocated to the second floor of the Community School of Music and Art, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

We mount six shows each year which highlight almost every printmaking technique. The Ink Shop has developed a solid reputation for providing professionally curated exhibitions. We have shown artists/printmakers from all over the world and have been invited to show our work nationally and internationally, as far away as Japan.  Our popular classes include intaglio, etching, lithography, bookbinding, wood cut and screen printing.

The 10th Anniversary exhibit is the first in a series celebrating our first decade. The May show features Ink Shop artists plus printmakers country-wide who have shown with us.  In July and August we will display the work of our Peter Kahn Fellows from 2000-2010 and the Ink Shop poster graphics of Craig Mains.  In the Fall, we will hold the Black & White Ball fundraiser and an exchange portfolio.  Ithaca and the people of the region have magnanimously supported our efforts to keep the art wheel turning.  

Please CLICK HERE to read Arthur Whitman's review of this exhibit, published online on IthacaPost.
Come May 7- June 22 and explore our exhibit of over forty artists in all three galleries at the Community School of Music and Art.

Exchanges: Ithaca / Osaka

March 5 - April 30 | Gallery Night Reception: Friday, March 5, 5-8pm

Prints and drawings from Gallery Ami & Kanoko in Osaka, Japan. Exhibited as part of an exchange. Ink Shop prints have been featured in Gallery Ami & Kanoko twice.

Pat Hunsinger: Changes

March 5 - April 30 | Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 5-8pm

In creating her art, Patricia pulls from her plethora of experiences, from her family, and from the universal questions all humanity faces. She lives along Skaneateles Lake, and her immersion in the natural world is a running motif in her artwork. She is often able to turn sketches, photographs, and found items from her backyard into layered prints that draw from nature while commenting on human life and the choices we make. Other major influences on her art include her children, Allison and Elliot. With her daughter, she was able to explore the cycles of nature in terms of budding womanhood; with her son, she was able to explore his increasing sexuality and the effects of the external world on his maturation. In both bodies of artwork, she chose to present the awkward transition of pre-adolescence and adolescence into adulthood.

Patricia L. Hunsinger is a Central New York printmaker. She received her B.A. From the State University of New York at Cortland in Studio Art and went on to earn her M.F.A in Printmaking from Ohio University. She has taught at a variety of schools, including Long Island University at C.W. Post and Ithaca College, and most recently, Parsons New School for Design and Cazenovia College. As a teacher, Patricia devotes herself to the classroom in order to create a shared student-teacher experience, a “life world experience,” as writer David Abrams explains it. She works to build student technical knowledge, but also to incite a love of learning and creating. While she enjoys teaching students the techniques of creating art and helping them grow into accomplished artists, much of her life is entirely devoted to making prints.


Natural History: Critical Condition

January 22 - February 26 | Gallery Night Reception Friday, February 5, 5-8 pm


Artists include Lynne Allen, Dale Clifford, Carmon Colangelo and Ashley Colangelo, Syd Cross, Georgia Deal, Maggie Denk, Bill Fisher, Diane Fox, Adele Henderson, Pat Hunsinger, Anita Jung, Cima Katz, Kumi Korf, Robert Lazuka, Pam Longobardi, Angela Oates, Dennis O’Neil, Cynthia Osborne, Andy Rubin, Joe Sanders, Jewel Shaw, Aaron Wilson, and Anderson Wrangle.

Portfolio Organizer: Syd Cross                     above image   Endagered by Lynne Allen             


Results: from Ink Shop Instruction

January 22 - February 26 | Gallery Night Reception: Friday, February 5, 5-8 pm



Opening Reception Friday, November 6, 5-8pm


The idea of the Diptych/Triptych exhibition is to show prints consisting of two or three parts that closely relate to each other. This concept was popular in  the Renaissance  when artists worked for churches or secular patrons. To relate two or three themes with each other to explore the inner story of an artwork is still a challenge today.

In art, a diptych is a painting, especially an altarpiece, on two hinged wooden panels that may be closed like a book. A triptych is picture or relief carving on three panels, typically hinged together side by side and used as an altarpiece, or any  set of three associated artistic, literary, or musical works intended to be appreciated together.



Zevi Blum: Retrospective

Opening Reception, Friday, September  4, 5-8 pm &
Friday October 2, 5-8 pm (with artist present)

Talk Print with Zevi Blum, Oct. 5, 6-8 pm


See Zevi Blum's website here.

See the review written by Wylie Schwartz about this exhibit:

Before moving to his new home in California, Zevi Blum lived and taught in Ithaca for nearly fifty years. He was born in Paris in 1933 and received a Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University in 1957. Since earning his degree Blum has taught at both Ithaca College and Cornell. Blum has also exhibited throughout the United States, Germany, and Switzerland. His Retrospective will be on display at the Ink Shop from September 4 through October 27, with an opening reception held on Friday, September 4. A month later Blum will be joining the Ink Shop in person for Gallery Night on Friday, October 2. On the following Monday, October 2, Blum will discuss his work at the Ink Shop. Blum’s line etchings deal with the strange and the unusual. Each piece is made up of incredible detail; every mark on the plate is given the same painstaking attention. Human ingenuity gone amiss is a prevalent theme in his work. James Hall, from Rochester’s Oxford Gallery, said of Blum’s etchings,”[His] compositions present us a delightful panoply of characters. They belong to no age and to every age. They are both fanciful anachronisms and universals in the comédie humaine.

Exquisite Corpse: an Installation Mixed & Matched

July 3 - August 8, 2009
Opening Reception Friday July 3, 5-8 pm (Gallery Night)


Jamie Davis - Sneak and Destroy

Jamie Davis - Sneak and Destroy
A collection of prints, drawings and artist's books

July 3 - August 8, 2009
2 Exhibits
Opening Reception Friday July 3, 5-8 pm (Gallery Night)

Lisa Mackie: Continuous Incident | Installation

Essay excerpt by Karen Wilkin

This material and formal complexity is echoed by the complexity of Mackie's images. With time we realize that the near abstract shapes are really specific: we focus on a hand or a foot, make sense of a gesture, or gliimpse an illuminating detail, and then the freewheeling, layered "abstraction before us becomes intelligible as an accretion of different silhouettes of the big-skirted women, variations on a theme, the figures superimposed, nested, within themselves, or swirled like fans. Over time too, we recognize congnates and repetitions of specific images made mysterious by changes in sequence or orientation.



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