Ink Shop Residency 2012

Artist-in-Residence Program                                       Printable Residency Information PDF
Artists working in various printmaking techniques, book arts and digital media can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence at The Ink Shop. Artists who apply for residency should be familiar with at least one of the media offered at The Ink Shop. Considerations for acceptance are conceptual creativity and technical knowledge. The Ink Shop encourages use of both traditional and new technologies.

Resident artists receive 24-hour access to the print studio, presses, and computer equipment with the possibility to exhibit with The Ink Shop and have exposure on our website.  Artists also receive a 20% discount on private tutoring offered by The Ink Shop.

Application Guidelines
Artists may apply for 1 or 2- week residencies, and must specify the desired residency length in the application. All materials must be received one month in advance of the Residency

Submission Materials
Please submit the following by email to or by mail to: Residency, Attn: Craig, Ink Shop Printmaking Center, 330 MLK/E. State St, Ithaca, NY 14850. This is what you need to submit:
__application cover sheet
__resumé (include detailed information on your previous experience with the media you wish to use)
__work samples (CD/DVD); maximum 20 works or 10 minutes of video (by email, under 10MB total)
__image list
__artist statement
__two letters of recommendation.
Materials will not be returned.

You will find out if you have been accepted approximately three weeks after the application deadline. Artists’ who are accepted are required to do an Initial Technical Review with the studio managers.  If accepted, the artist completes any required conditions from the studio managers within a reasonable time frame, signs the residency contract, and pays a $100 security deposit. The remaining balance should be paid on the first day of arrival.  You will have access to the studio 24/7.  We request a donation of one print  created during the residency.

Residency Rates
Studio Fees
  1 week    $245   
    2 weeks  $490

The Ink Shop is within short walking distance to many excellent restaurants. Ithaca was named one of Bon Appetit's Foodiest Towns for 2010.
 Ink shop photo

On location we have available for purchase:
Fine Art Papers: Rives BFK, Somerset, Arches 88, Hahnemuhle Copperplate, Kitakata, as well as newsprint for proofing.

Please bring your own inks, matrices, and drawing tools.

Supplies provided include: Brayers & rollers, clean-up supplies, paper towels, spatulas, sponges, etc

30 x 48” Takach etching press
15 x 30” Conrad etching press
27 x 48” Wright combination litho press
12 x 7" Chandler and Price clamshell press
Nolan 15 x 32” proofing press
Nolan 13 x 24” proofing press
32 x 40” Nuarc MegaLight exposure unit
23 screens of various sizes
Wash out sink and power washer
31 x 47” drying rack
4 cabinets of wood and metal type and furniture
42” Logan Simplex mat cutter
62” Logan Simplex Model 760 mat cutter
22” Kutrimmer
36” paper shear
36 x 50” flat files
28 x 40” flat files
30” cast iron metal sheer17 x 9" nipping press
8 paper bath trays of various sizes
4 iMacs with OS X version 10.10.5 with Adobe CS6 (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
Epson 10000XL flatbed scanner
Canon Pro 100 13x19" color inkjet printer
Canon Image Class MF6550 and HP2055dn b&w laser pritners

We are a communal working facility with approximately 35 artist members. During the two-week artist-in-residence period the shop hours will be maintained by our staff from 1pm - 6pm Tuesday – Friday  and noon -  4pm Saturdays.

Affiliated with
Scout Dunbar Studio

Our events are listed with

Community Arts Partnership