Today's postings

  1. [Baren 24948] Self Portrait Exchange (b.patera #
  2. [Baren 24949] Re: Self Portrait Exchange (Daniel Dew)
  3. [Baren 24950] Re: Self Portrait Exchange ("MPereira")
  4. [Baren 24951] Re: Self Portrait Exchange ("John Furr")
  5. [Baren 24952] Re: Self Portrait Exchange (Julio.Rodriguez #
  6. [Baren 24953] Re: Off-Topic (for those near Portland OR or St Louis) (pulpfic #
  7. [Baren 24954] Re: Calendars (Aqua4tis #
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Message 1
From: b.patera #
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 13:09:17 +0000
Subject: [Baren 24948] Self Portrait Exchange
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Hi All,

Well, about half of the prints are in the mail. The recipients have been notified. My appologies to those that the packing gods did not favor.

Unfortunately I've had to be out of town for a few days so there has been a packing delay. Back now and the rest of the prints should be in the mail by Friday or Saturday..... will let you know when to expect them.


Barbara Patera
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Message 2
From: Daniel Dew
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 09:21:35 -0400
Subject: [Baren 24949] Re: Self Portrait Exchange
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My package arrived and it is so cool!

I love the variety and techniques. Some are funny and some are
sublime. Really neat.

d. dew
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Message 3
From: "MPereira"
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 11:26:19 -0300
Subject: [Baren 24950] Re: Self Portrait Exchange
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Hi, Barbara Patera,
I need your address to send you the money for return postage. I think I will
send it inside of simple envelope with
some paper in it. Will be safe? Or what?

Yesterday I printed a self portrait that I am going send
to you and I thought in send one more for the participants of the exchange,
don't know .......

It's a xylo of the same self portrai image that I send in
serigraphy. I imprint - don't know exactly if it is print or imprint -
help - the image on a MDF and cut it and print it
yesterday in the "oficina de gravura" (oficina= workshop;
de=of) of UDESC - University of the State of Santa Catarina, were I belong.

I printed in a very cheap paper , the gold kraft, with
typographic Chromo dark brown ink. So, can you tell
me if I can write two colors: gold (paper) ,brown (ink)
or do I have to put B&W even not being B&W?

Please don't forget the address, I delete all my emails,
even the sended.

thank you.

best wishes

Murilo Pereira, santa catarina, brasil.
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Message 4
From: "John Furr"
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 11:39:02 -0400
Subject: [Baren 24951] Re: Self Portrait Exchange
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Dan Dew describes some of the self portraits ; "Some are funny and some are

Well he didn't get to mine yet that is sure....

I cant wait for mine to get here now.... I should have bribed barb to send
mine first since they seen to take longer to get here than anywhere else...

John Furr

On a woodblock note...

I went to Don Blacks the other day since John Center dropped into town
somewhat unexpectedly.

I toured Don's shop once again and generally milled about waiting for John
Center to get on with picking out old wood type. I had seen all the type on
a previous visit and written John about it, so hey I wasn't interested.

Don is a little low on really impressive presses at the moment, but he does
have some smaller presses kicking about right now, including a lovely C&P
table top platen press I would love to buy.

Anyway I digress. Just when I thought we would be going so I could get back
to work I found out that John Center had prearranged to tour Don's home to
see Don's extensive personal collection of rare and quality letterpress
type, cuts, presses and woodcuts.

I will say it is an amazing collection, and I only scratched the surface of
it. Too many drawers to open that are too low to the ground.

I did find one really cool engraving, which I find simply awesome even
though it is not really 'art', but rather is an engraved illustration from a
tool manufacturer's catalogue from circa 1915-20. It appears to be boxwood,
and it was done on a ruling machine. It was used to make an electrotype
copperplate to actually print with.

It looks to have been only proofed a few times and is in near mint condition
except for the couple of places where the glue has failed and the pieces of
the block are separating. I will try to proof the block carefully so it
isn't damaged, and take a few pics of it to post online since it is pretty
amazing the finest details and tonal rendering they were capable of
achieving. Perfectly formed little letters skewed on an angle at something
like 6 pt. But backwards even... pretty cool.

John Furr
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Message 5
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 11:09:36 -0500
Subject: [Baren 24952] Re: Self Portrait Exchange
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Hi Barbara,

The Self-portrait prints arrived yesterday, what a great surprise and what
a wonderful bunch of images !!!
It is so very nice to finally come face-to-face and 'meet' so many of

Many thanks to all for participating and to Barbara Patera for organizing
& collating such a great idea....the first interchange of prints
incorporating three different printmaking groups........

Julio Rodriguez ( Skokie, Illinois)
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Message 6
From: pulpfic #
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 09:33:23 -0700
Subject: [Baren 24953] Re: Off-Topic (for those near Portland OR or St Louis)
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Robert Canoga wrote:
>Thank you! I will be sure to go and take my students!
>Robert Canaga

Thanks, Robert - I hope you enjoy the exhibition. I'm still trying to find
the $$ and time to get down to see it myself. There is a catalogue being
published, but I'd really like to see all the books "live".


Original Message
> > Hi everybody,
> > I have a book on exhibit in the following show, and although it has
> > to do with printmaking, the show might be of interest to those who can
> > attend at either venue. (The show will be at the Lovejoy Library, Southern
> > Illinois University at Edwardsville for the month of July, 2004).
> >
> > Randi
> > >The Oregon Book Arts Guild presents a juried show of handmade books
> > >around the theme "Journals of Discovery,"commemorating the 200th
> > >anniversary of
> > >the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The books in this exhibition reflect on
> > >journey of Lewis and Clark, and also on the artist's own personal
> > >journeys. The
> > >books are hand-bound and highlight a variety of techniques, including
> > >hand-lettering, letterpress, and computer set content. The exhibit will
> > >also be
> > >featured at the International Calligraphy Conference in St. Louis,
> > >Missouri in July
> > >2004.
> > >
> > >Opening reception:
> > >Thursday, May 6, 7-8:30 pm
> > >Collins Gallery
> > >3rd Floor
> > >Multnomah County Library
> > >801 SW 10th Avenue
> > >Portland OR
> > >Gallery Hours: Sunday, 1-5 pm; Monday-Thursday. 9 am - 9 pm;
> > >9 am - 6 pm
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Message 7
From: Aqua4tis #
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 15:13:37 -0400
Subject: [Baren 24954] Re: Calendars
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can someone tell me what all is involved in organizing the calendar thingy?