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Big Ink

The Haley Gallery at Hatch Show Print
October 23-24, 2021


CALL TO ARTISTS:

CARVE YOUR LARGE-SCALE WOODBLOCK AND PRINT WITH BIG INK'S GIANT MOBILE PRESS

Join us for the second installment of really big printing, facilitated by the really big press, called The Big Tuna, owned and operated by our fellow inky-hearted maker, Lyell Castonguay, also known as BIG INK. It will be a weekend of monumental woodblock printing at Hatch Show Print on October 23rd and 24th, 2021. We invite artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches to participate!


BIG INK will transform Haley Gallery into a print studio featuring The Big Tuna: their custom-designed giant mobile press. Visitors to the building can witness the spectacle of participating printmakers working together to produce large prints from the wood blocks they’ve carved ahead of time.


For the printmakers, the event blends elements of a formal class and a maker fair. It's a fun way to expand your skill set, meet other artists, and engage with the public. Bring your next big idea to life while participating in a one-of-a-kind art making bonanza! We encourage ALL skill levels to apply.


First, you submit a design for consideration. Either a previously created image or a new concept is acceptable. If selected, you'll have two months to carve a woodblock based on your submission. No prior printmaking experience is necessary. You'll learn the process through a combination of online and in-person instruction.


Read on to learn more about the application process and timeline:

DEADLINE TO APPLY: AUGUST 16TH, 2021

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY, VISIT BIGINK.org

Participation highlights include:

✔️ Online Master Class Access
✔️ Speedball Art Products Samples
✔️ Hands-on instruction during the event
✔️ Three impressions from your woodblock, all of which you get to keep


Event Location: 224 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Application Deadline: Midnight, August 16th, 2021

Event: October 23rd & 24th, 2021 (one day in attendance is required)

Max Woodblock Size: 40 by 96 inches

Cost: It's free to apply; accepted applicants pay $300

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