CALL TO ARTISTS
CARVE YOUR LARGE-SCALE WOODBLOCK AND PRINT WITH BIG INK'S GIANT MOBILE PRESS
Sponsored by Hopkins Center for the Arts, BIG INK is hosting a weekend of monumental woodblock printing at Hopkins Art Center on April 23 & 24, 2022. We invite artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches to apply.
APPLY: SEPTEMBER 1 - FEBRUARY 14, 2022
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY, VISIT: BIGINK
Cost: free to apply; accepted applicants pay $300
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 Hopkins Center for the Arts classroom 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, February 14, 2022
Event: April 23 & 24, 2022 (one day in attendance will be assigned)
Max Woodblock Size: 40 by 96 inches