5th annual INK! Print Rally

Call to Artists  2021


On Sept.11th, 2021 Emerge will host the Fifth annual INK! Print Rally next to our downtown Coeur d’Alene gallery. From 1:00 to 7:00 pm, community members will enjoy interactive printmaking booths with activities for all ages, local artisans and makers, live music, food trucks, and a beer garden. In the center of the event, large-scale prints are created all evening using 5’ x 4’ carved wood panels, an asphalt roller, and fabric.

Due to Covid-19, Emerge will be keeping a close eye on the CDC recommendations for outdoor events of this kind in September. We will take every precaution to ensure our artists and patrons safety.

This year, we are exploring the theme of “Things that go bump in the Night; Monsters, creatures and Urban Legends.”

Large-scale block printing is the process of steamrolling sheets of carved wood: bearing stress upon fabric, ink, and wood to create a piece of art that speaks of the artist, the context, and the process.

Emerge is a collective art experience engaging all members of the community in a variety of high-quality creative outlets while offering a platform for emerging artists to cultivate their careers as professionals. We rely on the distinct insight and skill of local artists, patrons, and neighbors to not only support but shape and influence Emerge’s identity as a community art space.

We are eager to learn about your unique perspective on our theme as we endeavor to build an inclusive Inland Northwest community through shared art experiences.

Please feel welcome to contact us with any questions.

Please submit an image file of your print concept to using the following subject line: INK submission: First name last name 

Image files should be at least 2MB but no larger than 4MB.

Concept submissions must be received by July 30th, 2021. There will be a maximum of 22 artists accepted into this year’s event. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by August 2nd 2021. INK! Artists will be required to make a $75 refundable deposit + $45 materials fee and sign a commitment letter outlining the guidelines of the event. The deposit will be refunded at the completion of the event.

Jeni Hegsted | Executive Director | Emerge CDA | | 208.818.3342

INK! Print Rally