Join the Ink Shop and get your hands dirty!

Memberships are based on an annual time period, July 1 – June 30 each year. The Ink Shop prefers payment for a full year of membership at the beginning of the membership year, but will pro-rate the amount depending on the month the artist joins.

Red Roller

Printmaker Associate

Fee: $600/year


Automatic payment available after portfolio review

(Online Pay link)

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.


Artist Associate

Fee: $485/year


Automatic payment available

(Online Pay link)

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.

Exhibiting Associate

Fee: $180/year

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!