Call to Artists! Carve Your Large-Scale Woodblock and Print with BIG INK's Mobile Press
Pictured: BIG INK Inking a Woodblock by Amy Allison Turpin
BIG INK is hosting a weekend of monumental woodblock printing at Maryland Hall on October 1 & 2, 2022. We invite artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches to participate.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 25, 2022
First, you submit a design for consideration. If selected, you'll have two months to carve a woodblock based on your submission. BIG INK will transform the gallery at Maryland Hall into a print shop featuring The Big Tuna: our custom-designed giant mobile press. We'll invite the public to witness the spectacle of you and other participants printing together. Our events blend elements of a workshop and a maker fair. It's a fun way to expand your skill set and engage with art appreciators. Bring your next big idea to life while participating in a one-of-a-kind print bonanza!
Either a previously created image or a new concept is acceptable. No prior printmaking experience is necessary. You'll learn the process through a combination of online and in-person instruction. We encourage all skill levels to apply.
Participation highlights include:
- Access to BIG INK's online master class for 1-year
- Speedball oil-based ink, Arnhem 1618 paper, and a 6” brayer
- Columbia Forest Products 9” x 12” cherry plywood sample
- Hands-on instruction during the event
- Networking opportunities with other artists that live in your area
- Three impressions from your woodblock, all of which you get to keep
Application Deadline: Midnight, July 25, 2022
Event: October 1 & 2, 2022 (one day in attendance will be assigned)
Max Woodblock Size: 40 by 96 inches
Cost: It's free to apply; accepted applicants pay $300.
For more information and to apply, visit BIGINK.ORG