Today's postings

  1. [Baren 24992] Re: latest show in TO (Charles Morgan)
  2. [Baren 24993] Re: latest show in TO (FurryPressII #
  3. [Baren 24994] Re: latest show in TO (Charles Morgan)
  4. [Baren 24995] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V27 #2639 (May 3, 2004) ("Bill H. Ritchie, Jr.")
  5. [Baren 24996] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V27 #2639 (May 3, 2004) ("John Furr")
  6. [Baren 24997] acrylics (Tim AumAn)
  7. [Baren 24998] Re: acrylics ("Robert Canaga")
  8. [Baren 24999] Re: [PrintAustralia] Re: [PrintAustralia] self-portrait (Claude "Aimée" Villeneuve)
  9. [Baren 25000] cards exchange ("Colleen Corradi Brannigan")
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Message 1
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Tue, 04 May 2004 07:31:17 -0700
Subject: [Baren 24992] Re: latest show in TO
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I will be giving a lecture at a conference at University of Toronto. I have
the information about Louise's show, and I will definitely try to get by to
see that.

I am going to be in Toronto from Sunday, May 16, through Saturday, May 21.
Saturday is pretty well tied up, but otherwise I am quite flexible. Are
there any Toronto printmakers who would like to show me their studio?
Anyone have suggestions of other printmaking venues (stores, galleries,
shows, etc.) I should check out????

Cheers ...... Charles
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Message 2
From: FurryPressII #
Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 11:05:01 EDT
Subject: [Baren 24993] Re: latest show in TO
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charles you should go see Don Black linecasting esp if you are into oil
based printing he has a great selection of wood type, and other used letterpress
printing eq. such as presses.Don Black address is;120 Midwest Rd, Unit 5,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M1P 3B2

john center
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Message 3
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Tue, 04 May 2004 09:57:00 -0700
Subject: [Baren 24994] Re: latest show in TO
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Hello John,

Thanks for reminding me. Although it is dangerous for me to visit any place
with presses for sale, I will try to get by there.

Cheers ....... Charles
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Message 4
From: "Bill H. Ritchie, Jr."
Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 10:32:25 -0700
Subject: [Baren 24995] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V27 #2639 (May 3, 2004)
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Regarding Sharri's comment about the UW printmaking dept

>We are currently protesting the elimination of the department at U of WA,
>for Pete's sake, and that was where Glen Alps made the innovations to
>the collagraph which make that medium what we know of it today.

As one who was there when the Chairman of 1984 hired the present UW faculty
to replace Glen (who was retiring) and me (who resigned in disgust), let it
be known it was the new faculty who immediately cancelled all collagraph
classes. A couple years ago, the lithography classes. In the '80s I was
teaching hanga as part of the "woodcut" class, and had guest teachers like
Stephen Hazel and Akira Kurosaki teaching Asian style printmaking - plus I
created a video library on sosaku hanga (also Barry Moser's engraving demo).
Also we had Tim Barret doing Japanese Papermaking (but the tape was

THen, really, there was a purge! Silkscreen was the first victim, in 1984,
then collagraph, then litho. No one ever taught Japanese woodblock again. As
one really passionately close to that program, I grieve, but it has taken
almost 20 years for signs of concern. Unless I'm missing something here, it
may be another decade or two before things change.

In World Printmaker's newsletter someone said it was an opportunity for
private and municipal workshops to fill the void. THat may be true, in which
case perhaps printmaking will be better taught. I still hope for growth of
efforts like Baren and Papermaking, book arts, etc. ONLINE. If people could
get college credit, and certification, it would help.

- Bill Ritchie (taught UW printmaking 1966-1985)

(PS: I wrote to Shirley Scheier, the Dean, and also the Seattle Times.)
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Message 5
From: "John Furr"
Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 13:51:45 -0400
Subject: [Baren 24996] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V27 #2639 (May 3, 2004)
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I don't know about elsewhere, but let me assure you here in Toronto, where
we have a municipally funded 'open studio' things are not better taught and
in fact the system to become a member of the studio is crap and favours
selected cronies who suck up to the usual people close to the source of
funding. It is almost impossible for the real public to get access to any of
these studios... of course they offer limited classes but if they don't let
you have access after taking the classes where you continue to have access
to the equipment needed to do printmaking why bother.

I am sorry to hear another university has closed their department. I had
that happen to the college I took photography at. First they shut down their
commercial photography courses then their amateur course and their studios
and darkroom and view camera lending program. Now all they offer is a course
in how to use your digital camera.... duh.

Sorry to add my own personal rant. I had just logged on to thank Barb Patera
yet again for her work and to tell everyone involved in the S.P exchange
their prints are all great! What a awesome package to come home to today.

John Furr
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Message 6
From: Tim AumAn
Date: Tue, 04 May 2004 14:44:17 -0400
Subject: [Baren 24997] acrylics
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I was wondering if anyone could share their thoughts, tips & experiences
using acrylics and acrylic mediums for woodcut printing.


Tim AumAn
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Message 7
From: "Robert Canaga"
Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 18:11:20 -0700
Subject: [Baren 24998] Re: acrylics
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Hi, You have to put some type of medium in the paint to keep it from drying
fast or you will tear your paper and ruin your block.
I use Lascaux screen-printing paste but I find Golden screen-printing paste
works also.
Add just a small amount and it keeps the paint "open" for a long time. You
may use it in place of rice paste or and a roll up base.
The "slow drying medium" by Liquitex does NOT work for printing.
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Message 8
From: Claude "Aimée" Villeneuve
Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 20:42:04 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 24999] Re: [PrintAustralia] self-portrait
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The self-portraits arrived today!!! What a great mix
of images! What always amazes me in these exchanges is
the diversity of techniques and treatment of the
I recognized Jan Telfer and strangely enough Charles
Morgan (the triangular face with beard and glasses is
so much like you!) and also Jean Womack's existential
questioning in her self portrait with the soup can.
I'm surprised Barbara Patera didn't include at least
the hint of a cat in her self portrait... With the
help of other self portraits I was able to put a face
to a name. Real fascinating!

The variety of techniques and papers used was
remarkable too. I'm with you Charles, there should
definitely be another joint exchange!

Thanks to everyone for laying bare parts of themselves
through this self-revealing exercise. And many many
thanks to Barbara Patera for hosting this exchange
with help from Carole Caroll.

Will the pictures be up on Print Australia or Baren or
both so that those who didn't participate have a
chance to see this most excellent gallery of mug

Claude Aimée

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Message 9
From: "Colleen Corradi Brannigan"
Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 11:49:00 +0200
Subject: [Baren 25000] cards exchange
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Hello everyone wondering what happened to the cards exchange!!

I have mailed bette the boxes for the cards, and now bette needs to collate
the decks which have all arrived safely.