We organize a network of creative thinkers focused on carving, printing, and promoting the art of large-scale woodblock printing.
Our mission is to inspire a greater public appreciation for woodblock printing and extend its practice.
Why Be A BIG INKer?
Here are a few good reasons...
Never carved a woodblock? No problem! BIG INK's step-by-step video tutorials will help get you started.
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 professionally 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.
“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.”