BIG INK is an organized network of creative thinkers focused on carving, printing, and promoting large scale woodcuts. Inviting artists to submit a proposal to create a woodcut, at least 24” x 36” in dimension. Approximately sixteen artists are accepted per event and are given two months to carve an image. At the end of the two months, BIG INK meets with the artists at a predetermined space, such as an art center, festival, or community print shop, and helps him or her print their woodcut onto paper. These events culminate in exhibition opportunities and potential sales for the artists who participate.
The 2018 call-for-entry schedule features nine venues split along the east and west coasts. The woodcuts are sometimes printed using the host organization’s existing facilities, but more often they are printed on BIG INK’s giant mobile etching press dubbed “The Big Tuna.”
Fee: Free to apply, $295 if accepted