Join the Ink Shop and get your hands dirty!
The Ink Shop Printmaking Center in Ithaca, NY is a community-based printmaking studio that offers a wide range of printmaking services and classes for artists of all levels. From traditional printmaking techniques such as etching and lithography, to contemporary methods like digital printing and screen printing, the Ink Shop has something for everyone. The studio also provides professional-grade equipment and facilities, as well as a supportive community of artists who are passionate about printmaking. Whether you’re an experienced printmaker looking for a new space to create, or a beginner who wants to learn the art of printmaking, the Ink Shop Printmaking Center is the perfect place to explore your creative side and make lasting connections with other artists.
Share a fully equipped printmaking studio 24/7 for $52 a month for annual subscription!
Artists can become a Printmaker Associate by submitting an application which includes a resume and samples of his/her work (in the form of a portfolio, slides, CD, or other means) to be juried by the Executive Committee. Candidates must show competence in one or more aspects of printmaking and be willing to take an active part in the shop.
Printmaker Associates receive benefits including unlimited access to the shop (as a key holder), eligibility for inclusion in shows both in our gallery spaces, as well as elsewhere. Printmaker Associates are able to participate in exchange portfolios and book projects, receive a 15% discount on all workshops, our print bins and print drawers, have possibilities to participate in exchange exhibitions, and receive discounts on prints, paper and books.
Printmaker Associates attend general meetings, act as shop manager on a rotating basis, & serve on a committee. Qualified printmakers may participate in editioning for others and have the opportunity to offer workshops, both on a fee basis.
Have use of the studio during our open hours for just $42 a month for annual subscription!
For those artists who are not professional printmakers, and feel that they need some supervision or technical help in producing their prints, the Artist Associate level of membership entitles them to open access during supervised posted hours. Artist Associates receive a 15% discount on workshops and Olive Branch prints, paper, and books. They have opportunities to exhibit in associate shows and participate in other special print or book portfolios. They can also become an Ink Shop instructor if they demonstrate strong skill and ability to teach.
Membership entitles you to various advantages, including a 15% on any workshop throughout the year. As a community of artists sharing a studio, members are expected to respect the needs of others, keep a clean studio, and participate actively in the ongoing activities of the shop, either volunteering on committees or helping when you can. If you are interested in joining as an associate, please contact us and we will provide you an application form.
Show Regularly at the Ink Shop and in exhibits around and the world for $15 a month!
This level of membership is strictly for artists who have been a member for at least a year. Exhibiting Members have the benefit of exhibiting with The Ink Shop, even though they may not need the use of the studio for access to the equipment and facility. This is a wonderful way for local printmakers to support printmaking in Ithaca and be represented as an Ithacan printmaker. These individuals may keep up to 10 unmatted/unframed prints in a portfolio in our flat file, and may participate in exhibitions we have in house and at other venues. The artist will also be listed on the website as an active member. The Ink Shop will take a 30% commission on any sales.
Drawers and Bins: more information on the payment options via paypal will be posted at a later time
Checks, cash, and credit card are also accepted!