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  1. [Baren 26735] Exchange #24 sign-up opens January 1 !!! (Mike Lyon)
  2. [Baren 26736] Re: Birdsall paintings (b.patera #
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Message 1
From: Mike Lyon
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 18:29:44 -0600
Subject: [Baren 26735] Exchange #24 sign-up opens January 1 !!!
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Ready? Set? ...not yet, not yet, but ALMOST! Exchange #24 will open for
sign-up about 15 hours and 45 minutes from now (opens at 10am Kansas City
time on January 1, 2005)...

Thanks for your input regarding the paper size for this exchange -- it was
impossible to please all (three?) of you who offered suggestions, but I've
done my best to arrive at an interesting 'compromise' (we'll have to save
the 'square' format for a future exchange, Dan)!

The sign-up page is here: and has complete
details -- please read those very carefully before you sign up!!!

Here are a few of the important points:

MEDIUM: woodblock print (hand rubbed or pulled on a press, B&W or colour,
any pigments, any paper)
THEME: none
PAPER: O-Tanzaku yoko -- a sheet oriented horizontally measuring 6.6 high
by 15 inches wide (16.75 x 38 cm) or about 1/3 of a double-oban
sheet. Many examples of this size exist, but very few were designed for
horizontal display, so this aspect might provoke new and interesting design
REGISTRATION PERIOD: One month starting January 1, 2005 (or until 30
participants are enrolled)

If you've completed one or more exchanges and have not yet volunteered to
coordinate, I hope you'll read about coordinating an exchange at and if you think
you can handle the job, then be sure to check the "Choose me, choose me!"
box when you sign up for the exchange!

Good luck! I think the unusually long horizontal format will encourage
some VERY interesting prints this time!

Mike (exchange manager) Lyon
Kansas City, Missouri
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Message 2
From: b.patera #
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2005 05:57:57 +0000
Subject: [Baren 26736] Re: Birdsall paintings
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Michelle is right ..... not much change in Byron Birdsall's technique or colors... at least since the 70's. Though I have a small watercolor that he did while living in Africa that practically burns you.

The strange thing about his one painting .... the long view .... is that Mt Rainier must have / would have looked that way had Lewis and Clarke viewed it from a short distance above my house on Tiger Mountain.... and on a misty morning one can still almost get the same feeling.

Happy New Year,

Barbara P.