Past Exhibits

Druckwerkstatt | Prints from Berlin

Berlin Printmakers showing at the Ink Shop.

Opening Reception Fri, Feb 7, 5-8pm
Feb. 7 - Feb. 28

Julia Ludwig - Kraftwerk  etching

Julia Ludwig Kraftwerk  

Druckwerkstatt hosted an exhibit of Ink Shop printmakers in Berlin and now we have a chance to see Druckwerkstatt prints here in ithaca.

The Ink Shop has had a long-standing connection to this print studio in the Berlin district of “Kreuzberg” through Ink Shop founder and member, Christa Wolf. Similar to The Ink Shop in purpose and structure, this print shop offers facilities and workshops from traditional printing editions to crossover techniques and experimental projects. In 2011 Ink Shop printmakers were invited to exhibit at Druckwerkstatt in Berlin, and now we are looking forward to reciprocate.



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Student Show 2014 | Ithaca College

Student Show 2014 | Ithaca College
Opening Reception Friday, March 7, 5-8pm
March 7 - Mar. 28

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 by faculty and 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.

Elizabeth Woolland Persimmons Woodcut

Marlowe Padilla Untitled woodcut
Elizabeth Woollard  Persimmons woodcut

Marina Terauds | Etchings

Marina Terauds | Etchings
December 6, 2013 - January 31, 2014 
Opening Reception Friday, December 6, 5-8pm

Marina is a professional artist, currently residing in Michigan, but who has deep roots in the European art community.

 Marina creates exquisite intaglio artwork that is filled with delightful detail.  Marina says “detail is my addiction”.  Perhaps some of that addiction was developed while Marina studied under some very accomplished printmakers in Latvia.  Marina has a master degree in printmaking from the Latvian State Academy of Arts and a second master degree in art education from the Latvian State University

For this exhibit Marina is showing a variety of works.  But there is a special concentration on her Ex Libris (bookplates).  Marina has created 200 bookplates for various clients throughout the world on various themes.  Marina explains, “I love this form of art due to its small size, which asks for special attention to details.  I also like the connection to a particular person (or establishment) and finding the way to show this connection visually”.  The exhibit at the Ink Shop will be displaying some of her most popular bookplates. 

Print Sale

Opening Reception Friday November 1, 5-8pm

The Ink Shop Printmaking Center PRINT SALE!
The holidays are aproaching and it is time to think about purchasing something special. Our suggestion is for you to buy local art from Ithaca's finest printmakers. Check out our offerings in the CSMA hallway and the freshly stocked bins on the 2nd floor in the Ink Shop Printmaking Center.  

November 1 - December 31

Camille Chew
   Nomad   ethching

Ink Shop Printmakers exhibit at Elmira Collage

The Ink Shop will be showing at the George Waters Art Gallery at Elmira College
October 10 - November 7. Opening Reception is October 10 5-7pm


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The Waning October Moon | installation by Debra Fisher

“The Waning October Moon” is an installation composed of intaglio prints mounted on wood, drawings, found objects, etched copper plates, and fabric, creating an environmental experience for the audience.   In October of 2006, Fisher had spent four months in the hospital.  This installation of books and prints resulted from the life changing events experienced during that time.  Each piece represents a memory, person, place or events, which are interrelated, made precious through its execution. Included with this exhibition are books of hand colored prints with exteriors that are elaborated with ink and brush depicting bodies of water or celestial heavens.  These tell a story related to the events surrounding the month of October and the events which inspired Fisher to utilize these formats.

Fisher considers this series a work in progress, changing and evolving with each installation.  She aims to convey a history of events, represented by the narrative of the many singular images.  A universal timelessness is presented with an element of familiarity.  The passing of time is ever present.

Continua | Scout Dunbar

features two and three-dimensional explorations in various printmaking techniques by Ink Shop Kahn-Family Fellow, Scout Dunbar. An extension of her previous June show entitled Heaven and Earth at The State of the Art Gallery, Ms. Dunbar aims to explore various printmaking processes in an effort to create micro and macrocosms. Her images examine the interconnectedness of histories and time, while raising to question human’s sense of self, and our attempt to control and comprehend the un-known.





Upstate|Downstate: Ink shop at EFA Robert Blackburn

This exhibit is the first in a two part exchange of work between the Ink Shop Printmaking Center of Ithaca, NY and EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Program in NYC

Member Show

Ink Shop 2013 Member ShowReception Fri, July 5, 5-7pm  (turning gallery lights off a little early due to the heat!)       
June 7 - July 31, 2013Liz Grantham

The Ink Shop Printmaking Center's Annual Members' Exhibit features Ink Shop artists exploring many 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. Come June and July and explore our exhibit of over twenty member artists.

10 Years And Beyond: Limerick / Ink Shop Exchange

This exhibition is a portfolio exchange project between 15 artists from both

The Limerick Printmakers in Limerick, Ireland and

The Ink Shop Printmaking Center in Ithaca, NY.


Orlagh Spain   A Rococo Heart

 Orlagh Spain A Rococo Heart screenprint



Patricia Hunsinger Screenprint


Both studios were founded in 1999 and are not-for-profit printmaking centers that offer professional facilities for making fine art prints, an exhibition gallery and educational programs. We work with heavy equipment (presses), inks and unusual tools, often leading us to creative experimentation and sharing within the studio.


Today's independent printmaking centers provide a home for artists who practice this unique form of visual expression. The supportive environment of the print centers provides exchange of artistic ideas and educates the public about printmaking and its intriguing processes. We practice the traditional methods of printmaking, such as etching, lithography, woodcut, linocut and silkscreen, as well as experiment with contemporary techniques, materials and tools.


From this visual continuity comes a sense of community, with a single, composite horizon connecting pieces originated from different corners of the world.

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Scout Dunbar Studio

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