Past Exhibits

DUETS: Reveling in Remembering | Laurie Snyder

Laurie Snyder - Weaving with Stones
Laurie Snyder Weaving with Stones

Friday, May 1, 5-8pm
April 3 - May 30, 2015

Laurie Snyder will be exhibiting recent photographs and artists books at the Ink Shop Printmaking Center April 3-28, 2015.  The new series, “Duets: Reveling in Remembering” reflects her response to the profound changes in her life.  With the death of her husband, the artist John Wood, the move back to Ithaca, and the retirement from a teaching career in Baltimore, Maryland, the past few years have been a time of profound transition and loss.  It also has been a time of re-learning, re-membering, re-making, re-garding and re-creating. 




H. Peter Kahn Retrospective

Opening Reception
Friday, May 1, 5-8pm
May 1 - May 30, 2015

In coordination with the Kahn Family and Ruth Kahn, the Ink Shop will host H. Peter Kahn Retrospective, curated by Christa Wolf. As a Professor Emeritus of Cornell University, Professor Kahn's life-long passion for prints, drawing, painting, and calligraphy will be spotlighted. This show will be a rare look at the breadth and depth of his repertoire, and will celebrate the career of this beloved teacher, artist, and cultural icon.

Witchcraft | Camille Chew

Opening Reception
Friday, April 3, 5-8pm
April 3 - April 28, 2015

Digital prints and mixed media artworks exploring the fantasy world of Camille Chew.
Camille is an Ithaca native who recently graduated from Alfred University and who was chosen as a summer intern at the Ink Shop. Camille is one of many fine young artists earning degrees from Alfred University's prestigious printmaking program, who have impressive work. The Ink Shop is delighted to showcase this talented young artist.


Camille Chew, Witch Series: Broomstick, digital print

Camille Chew, Witch Series: Demon, digital print

Camille Chew, Witch Series: Broomstick, digital print

Selected Prints and Artist Books | IC Students and Faculty Exhibit

Opening Reception
Friday, March 6, 5-8pm
March 6 - March 28, 2015

Selected Prints and Artist Books by students at Ithaca College, taught by Susan Weisend, chair of the art department, Pamela Drix, Minna Resnick, and Patricia Hunsinger.

Curated by Pamela Drix, cofounder of the Ink Shop, who currently teaches at Ithaca College. This exhibition will highlight the best work by students in introductory and advanced printmaking classes at Ithaca College

This shows brings together original prints and Artist Books by students at Ithaca College where printmaking techniques are integral to the department’s visual art curriculum. Students learn carving techniques, making stencils for screenprints, photolithographic processes, and various intaglio processes including drypoint, mezzotint, and hard ground line etching. The faculty is dedicated to teaching the art and craft of the print. These prints represent a wonderful overview of their efforts.

(Top Right) Gracee Bulger-Oakley, Genuine, linocut

(Bottom) Tatiana Malkin, Paper Crane, intaglio

Something About Mary

Something About MaryOpening Reception Fri, Feb 6, 5-8pm
Feb. 6 - Mar. 28, 2015

Something About Mary Print Portfolio is a tribute to Mary Manusos who won the 2014 Outstanding Printmaker Award this year by the Mid America Print Council.

In more than 35 years of teaching at Ohio University, Mary has touched the lives of many students and colleagues in various ways. Her generosity, her amazing work ethic, her insightful feedback and her drive to foster collaborative work environments are some of the ways in which she has influenced those around her. The participants in this portfolio all share the common thread of being inspired in some way by Mary.

Participating Artists: Abner Jonas, Adam Leestma, Amanda Morris, Annette Gaspers, Art Werger, Barry O’Keefe, Benjy Davies, Caroline Walp, Cayla Skillin-Brauchle, Charlie TouvelI, Connie Wolfe, Danielle C. Wyckoff, Jeremy Lundquist, Jeremy Plunkett, Joey Behrens, John Cizmar, Josh Dannin, Karla Hackeumiller, Kathleen Ristinen, Laura H. Drapac, Mary Manusos, MauPresutti, Melissa Haviland, Misty Morrison, Patricia Hunsinger, Patrick M. O’Connor, Robert Howsare, Sage Perrott, Sarah Dahlinger, Scott Smith




dirty pictures | curated by Joshua McManus & Benjy Davies

Opening Reception
Fri, Feb 6, 5-8pm
Feb. 6 - Feb. 28, 2015

dirty pictures was curated by Joshua McManus and Benjy Davies in 2000. 
While printmaking has long been touted as the most democratic medium, and was rightly associated with political and social change, it also has a long history of being used for more personal and private purposes. Being invited to "come up and see my etchings" was a prelude to seduction in the late 19th and early 20th century, and the etchings, woodcuts and lithographs were often risqué or salacious themselves. Artists such as Thomas Rolandson, Paul Avril and Aubrey Beardsley were known for their erotic prints, and the explicit Shunga Japanese woodblock prints were widely collected in Europe.
This portfolio was created in order to invite contemporary 21st century artists to make work that relates both directly and indirectly to printmaking's history of erotica, sensual images and downright dirty pictures. Artists were encouraged to interpret the theme "dirty pictures" however they liked. Parental discretion is advised.
Artists include:  Abner Jonas, Jeremy Lundquist, Aimee Lannis, Robert Lazuka, Jimmie Dormer, Tim Dooley, Noah Hyleck, Benjy Davies, John Terry, Melissa Ezelle,  Valeri Wallace, Randy Bolton, Nicole Hand, Mark Hosford, Alexander Kvares, Karla Hackenmiller, Michael Barnes, Joel Peck, Aaron Wilson, Joshua McMannus, Bill Mason, Nancy Palmeri, Sean Star Wars, Kyle Trowbridge, Mary Manusos, James Turner, Patricia Hunsinger, Brian Worsley, David Hostetler, Eben Howley, Matt Eberle, Scott Smith and Heather Marr.

Portfolio provided by Patricia Hunsinger


18th Mini Print International Exhibit

If outside the US, entry fees can be submitted by PayPal or Credit Card via Paypal. Return shipping for Paypal users will be billed via Paypal for return of prints. US applicants follow application instructions for payment.




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In & Out of Sculptural Books | Presented by Kumi Korf

In & Out of the Sculptural Book | Presented by Kumi Korf
Opening Reception Friday,October 3, 2014, 5-8pm     October 3 - October 31, 2014


Participatining Artists:

Erina Azis • Juliet Anderson • J. M. Barringer • Katherine Bower 
Lark Burkhart • M. Bernadette Castor • Virginia Davis
 Pamela Drix • Idee German • Diana Goldstein • Holli Harmon Elizabeth Holster • Mary Ince • Melissa Johnson • Irina Kassabova Nancy Kazanjian • Momoko Keane • Kumi Korf • Leslie Kramer Mary Ellen Long • Rhonda Luongo • Claire Mauro • Mary Ann L. Miller
 Liz Mitchell • Margaret C. Nelson • Penny Nii • Kathryn Ortolano Gregory Page • Virginia Phelps • Gina Pisello • Maryann Riker
Genie Shenk • Daphne Sola • Caroleen Vaughan • Jane Wang
Susann Wilbur • Christa Wolf • Emoretta Yang • Karen Zimmermann


I discovered my passion for book arts when creating the collaborative piece "Silk and Secrecy." I needed a book structure that could hold both traditional letterset text pages as well as a three-dimensional collage; I was searching for a form that would open and close effortlessly, behave as an ordinary book, but also hold a surprise for the reader. After a few missteps, I found a solution. Since that time, artists' books, and particularly the process of inventing new structures, has been an enduring passion.
Something else that I discovered through my exploration of book arts was the joy of teaching. My first students at Pyramid Atlantic were a group of tremendously talented artists. Teaching them to use structures that I had designed for my own work was an eye-opening experience. Each artists took what I thought was singularly suited for my own work and transformed it into a unique new book.
I have been fortunate to continue to teach workshops over the last 22 years, and through this exhibition I am taking the opportunity to honor an extraordinary group of artists who have taken my book structures and transformed them into their own work. These works have traveled here to be exhibited at in Ithaca from New York, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Tucson, Durango, Easton, Cape Cod, and from Ithaca as well. My most recent workshop was taught at The Ink Shop and I am grateful that they are hosting this exhibition in their gallery.


$ Exchange $ | print your own money

Exchange Portfolio


Exchange | Print Your Own Money Portfolio

Gallery Night Reception Friday Sept. 5, 5-8 PM
Showing through September 27, 2014

Exchange is an exchange portfolio of prints which remakes currency into something worth saving. Printmakers should make money, and they can make all they want when taking the printing of it into their own hands. This exchange portfolio is between several printmaker, each making an edition of 22 prints which are swapped between printmakers so after the exhibit, each printmaker gets their own set of creatively designed bills.

Fellow Strangers: Prints and Paintings by Alex Contino 2014 Fellow

Alex Contino

This body of work reveals a story of both personal experience and the human condition. While the characters and figures do not always represent specific individuals, they do embody certain emotions, experiences and environments. The often bizarre representation of characters evokes a sense of humor while maintaining a certain discomfort that seeks a balance that mimics how life seldom yields absolute emotions and experiences. The environment created in these images exists in a broad grey area where joy and excitement are flanked by anxiety and sadness.

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