Carve Your Creative Path
We provide the guidance & printing equipment for artists to realize their vision.
Welcome to the Woodblock Revolution
Are you primed for a challenge and interested in producing work on a monumental scale? BIG INK seeks image proposals from emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists who would like to carve a woodblock, at least 24" x 36" in dimension, to print at an upcoming event. No prior experience is required. Any artist that has an interest in print media and wants to achieve a deeper understanding of woodblock carving may apply.
Never carved a woodblock? No problem! BIG INK's step-by-step video tutorials will guide you through the process.
BIG INK assists in the creation of three impressions from your carved block, one of which is archived in the BIG INK portfolio.
Participants are provided a photographed image of their work which is also added to BigInk.org.
No Submission Fee
BIG INK doesn't charge a submission fee and only collects a participation fee from artists accepted in the program.
Woodblock Print Archive
BIG INK has worked with hundreds of artists who've created amazing prints over the years. And although we meet in-person for a short period of time, the spirit of collaboration lives on through our woodblock print archive. BIG INK requests ownership of one print from each BIG INK participant. Their work is photographed, cataloged online, and used for future curatorial projects.
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“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.”