We organize a network of creative thinkers focused on carving, printing, and promoting the art of large scale relief printing.
Our mission is to inspire a greater public appreciation for relief printmaking and extend its practice among contemporary artists.
Why Be A BIG INKer?
Here are a few good reasons...
Never made a woodcut or woodblock print? No problem! We've created step-by-step video tutorials to get you started.
We assist in the creation of four impressions from your carved block, one of which is archived in our portfolio.
You are provided a professionally photographed image of your work that is also added to our website.
National and international art venues curate BIG INK exhibits from the portfolio. Your work could be featured next!
No Submission Fee
Being artists ourselves, we know submission fees are a drag. We don't charge unless you are accepted.
BIG INK's web and social outlets receive thousands of views each month and will put your work in front of a larger audience.
“They encouraged all the participants to work together to execute their prints. The event inspired me to continue exploring scale and surface in my practice and opened up a new channel of communication with a great group of artists.”
“BIG INK is a great way to connect students with creative entrepreneurs working in the field. They came fully prepared to print, brought amazing works, and shared words of wisdom with my printmaking class.”
“Coordinating a call-for-entry with BIG INK went smoothly, they had something for everyone at the event (including smaller blocks for community members to print), and a nice mix of local and out-of-town artists visited our studio as a result.”