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BIG INK has teamed up with Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts for an event that fosters appreciation for the art of woodcut printmaking. On August 4th & 5th, 2017 BIG INK will bring a 48” x 96” mobile printmaking press to Maryland Hall. BIG INK volunteers will help pre selected participating artists print woodcuts en plein air. The finished prints will be hung in a highly visible area, creating a viewing gallery for all to enjoy.
The participating artists, selected by Lyell Castonguay, director of BIG INK, will bring giant carved wood blocks measuring at least 24” x 36” in size. Visitors will witness woodcuts being printed in an open forum. Handouts will explain the process, its history, and context in contemporary art. In addition, the artists who created the work will be in attendance to network and answer questions. The prints created at BIG INK events are exhibited in university galleries, art centers and museums.
Accepted artists pay $275 to cover consumable materials and professional photography. We assist in the creation of four prints from your block, three for you to keep and one for the BIG INK portfolio. Your work is featured in our online gallery and has the potential to be included in exhibitions in the US and abroad. Our most recent exhibit was at Florida State University in Jacksonville, before that the Seoul Museum of Art, Korea. Our 2017 exhibition schedule includes venues in OK, MD, NY, NH and MA.
For more information please visit http://www.bigink.org/apply.