Make a giant woodblock print and join our artistic community!

BIG INK is a growing network of skilled artists who explore the creative possibilities of large scale relief printmaking.  If you have a desire to create a woodcut at least 24″ x 36″ or larger consider being a part of our collaborative.

Plus, you don’t have to be an expert printmaker to participate.  For example, Kevin Berube had virtually no woodcut experience before BIG INK and his final piece turned out awesome.  Painters, sculptors, photographers and any other ambitious souls are welcome to apply.  We’ve coached accepted participants of all career levels, from emerging to established, through the process.

To begin, please read the prospectus for your chosen event by clicking on one of the banners below.  Submit a proposal by filling out the application located at the bottom of this page.  Deadlines are ongoing and venues are added on a rolling basis.  If no events are currently listed in your area, sign-up for our newsletter to receive future calls-for-entry.

We’re delighted to review your proposal! If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Click here to view the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Prospectus, Annapolis, MD

bigink_ink_shop_bannerClick here to view The Ink Shop Prospectus, Ithaca, NY

Click here to view the Shepherd Studio Prospectus, Boston, MA

Click here to view the Atlanta Printmakers Studio Prospectus, Atlanta, GA

Alright, show us your stuff!

Select the event you are applying for from the drop down below.  Please note that this system does not save your information. It is recommended that you type your proposal in a word document and then copy/paste your responses into the application.

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The image component is the most important part of your proposal. Blurry or poorly lit images will not be considered. To get a sense of how you should present your concept please view this sampling of past proposals that have been accepted.

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