Today's postings

  1. [Baren 27082] RE: Baren Digest (old) V30 #2959 ("marilynn smih")
  2. [Baren 27083] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V30 #2959 (Feb 16, 2005) ("carol wagner")
  3. [Baren 27084] PRC BIRD2005 International Art Award (Mike Lyon)
  4. [Baren 27085] Re: Sharri's studio (Julie Sparks)
  5. [Baren 27086] RE: Baren Digest (old) V30 #2959 ("nancy osadchuk")
  6. [Baren 27087] RE: Summit ("Maria Diener (aka Arango)")
  7. [Baren 27088] Re: Summit (Aqua4tis #
  8. [Baren 27089] Re: Summit 2006 (Julio.Rodriguez #
  9. [Baren 27090] Re: meeting Bareners (Sharri LaPierre)
  10. [Baren 27091] Re: meeting Bareners (Reneeaugrin #
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Message 1
From: "marilynn smih"
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 06:54:40 -0800
Subject: [Baren 27082] RE: Baren Digest (old) V30 #2959
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Yes you missed me! Sharri I will help if you have a 2006 summer summit in
Vancouver. I am only about 2 and 1/2 hours away, on the long beach
peninsula. We still have a boat moored on the Columbia river, in Portland.
I can sleep on the boat or at a friends house. I grew up in Portland. I
know the east side Barbara knows the west side and Sharri knows Vancouver.
Sounds like you could have a lot of help with so many near by. And yes us
west coasters are different and think different, maybe it is the wide open
spaces??? Or maybe we still have some of that pioneer spirit, either way
sounds like fun.
But Maria Las Vegas would be great fun. What it lacks in art culture it has
in desert beauty. who said it would have to be in the summer, how about
spring or fall?
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Message 2
From: "carol wagner"
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 07:43:04 -0800
Subject: [Baren 27083] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V30 #2959 (Feb 16, 2005)
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Dear all,

A most belated congratulations to Maria, April and Mike.
Now that I've had a cataract removed, I can see my computer keyboard to send
this...also. must report I am hugely enjoying the hanga technical
discussions of late.

Regarding another Barren Summit,
Sharri's studio, sounds great to me! Living in Sacramento California, I
often get up the coast to Washington State to visit my two sons in the
Tacoma area, so could possibly manage to attend a meet on the West Coast,
esp in the summer when it is so hot and humid here! And to actually observe
and meet in person all of the people whose names are so familiar on the
forum that comes into my mailbox every day, would be more than wonderful.

As always,
Carol in Sacramento

Carol in Sacramento
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Message 3
From: Mike Lyon
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 09:46:45 -0600
Subject: [Baren 27084] PRC BIRD2005 International Art Award
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BIRD2005 International Art Award

Organizer: Beijing Natural culture center
Sponsor : Beijing Jialuan art house
Changqing art fund

I) Theme
* The theme of this award is: Birds -- Being and dream
* According to an ancient Chinese legend, the image of mankind's
ancestor combines the features of the human head and a bird's body.
Celestial beings also have the feathers and wings of bird. The magpie,
swallow, and peacock are auspicious creatures in Chinese traditional
culture. The Phoenix, reborn from the ashes, also has particularly unique
features. The bird plays an important role in many different cultures and
appears as a symbol of the otherworldly soul.
* Among the more than 9000 varieties of birds that populate the earth,
1329, nearly 1/8 of total species exist in China. China has one of the
world's largest bird populations and a lot of endangered bird species are
peculiar to China. However, with the excessive use of insecticide and
mankind's cruel hunting, 78 kinds of birds have been already are now listed
as endangered species in China. On the migratory paths of many birds,
thousands of hunters are using shotguns and nets to capture and kill them
each year. In Shanghai alone, there are about 150,000-200,000 birds caught
and killed each spring and autumn, among them more than a dozen endangered
* Above all, the catching and killing of the wild birds on a large
scale is unexpectedly public. The wild birds are sold freely up to more
than twenty or thirty kinds in rural markets. Catching and selling birds is
becoming a thriving trade, resulting in a large amount of consumers in the
city believing the birds do not represent life, but only delicacies on
their dining table.
* Because of this, we and other bird organizations have many tasks. We
buy birds in the markets and set them free and write articles to support
protecting birds to newspapers, inform people of the importance birds in
the ecological balance, and the hazard that would occur to mankind if the
balance is broken, etc. We find that figures and theories are unable to
evoke the love and enthusiasm of people to live peacefully with birds.
* At this moment, we think art, only art, can touch the soul directly.
Art infects people through love and not hatred.
* We are holding this exhibition in order to make people understand
that birds, like mankind, have abundant emotions and dreams, are the
children of sunshine and wind, the spirit and envoy who brings the good
luck, the symbol of inspiration, and the source of human's free consciousness.
* Nowadays, the meaning of the bird has gone far beyond itself into
figurative imagination. We can say that the bird is one of the most
interesting creatures to art and the imagination. A lot of artistic
behaviors and works are based on this, from the real bird to abstract
birds, the uncanny mask of bird's character and the illusion of bird
hovering in dreams, the philosophical birds and metaphysics bird . . . The
bird is actually a part of us, the bird means more to us than just its
physical representation . . .
* We believe that the artists from all over the world will show the
bird's embodiment of our inner world and free dreams, and show the beauty
of the bird with their own works. Through the efforts of artists, people
will form the habit of loving birds, and condemn the behavior of
mistreating birds.
II) Award
* The Premier Award: A valuable traditional Chinese jade carving + Cash
60,000 CNY (about 7,200 USD) + Diploma.
* First Place Awards for the highly Commended works for 3-6 artists:
Each a valuable traditional Chinese jade carving + Cash 25,000 CNY (about
3000 USD) + Diploma.
* Second Place Awards for commended works for at least 10 artists: Each
a valuable traditional Chinese jade carving + Diploma.
* Cooperative Art Institution and Gallery Award for about 10 artists:
cash or trophies, especially for Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and
* Honorable Mention will also be awarded.
* The public Awards will be given according to the People's Choice
during exhibition.
* Award artists will be considered to be judging for our next award.
* The cash prizes are subject to taxation according to the Chinese law.
III) Conditions of Entry
* The BIRD2005 International Art Award is open to all professional and
amateur artists all around the world.
* We only accept flat art works for this award, we will develop our
bound in the next international award.
* There is no entry fee.
* Entries must be original and signed by the artists.
* Art works with any Medium and Style are acceptable.
* The Maximum format for art works are 1600mm x 1600mm.
* All entries should not be framed.
* Each artist may submit up to 5 entries.
* Each entries should be accompanied by the Artists' name, Address,
Age, Telephone number, Email, Title, Dimensions, Medium, If sale, Value,
Sale or Not, Return or donate, and Artist's Signature.
Artists should to fill out the award entry form, artists may down load and
print entry form from:
A homemade entry form also will be acceptable if artists could not down
load the entry form by any problems. But it must include:
* artist's full name
* Age
* Address
* Telephone
* Email
* Biography
* Art works title
* Dimensions
* Medium
* Value
* Sale or Not
* Return or donate
* Artist's Signature
* Date
* a photograph of artist should be attached.
The language for entry form must be Chinese or English.

Entries should be sent to the organizer by postal mail.
All entries must be arrived no later than Jul. 15, 2005.
Entries should be sent to the address as the following:
P. O. Box 100044-198
Xiwaidajie Post Office
100044, Beijing
The charge of the post and insurance should be covered by the authors, the
organizer will not be responsible for damages during transit.
Organizer will guarantees all art works' safety since we receive them.

IV) Judging and Exhibition
* A Judges will be made by a panel convened by Beijing Natural culture
center, the Judges will include Beijing Natural culture center (1), Art
critics (2), Senior Professional artist (4), Culture and Natural scholars
(2), Art directors of cooperative institutions (2).
* Entries will be judged during Aug. 1, to Aug. 5, 2005, to select the
award works.
* The result will be announced on Aug. 10, 2005, and organizer will
hold the press conference in Beijing.
* The judges' decision is final, organizer will not reply any appeal.
* Winners will be informed by telephone, postal mail or email before
Aug. 15, 2005.
* The first exhibition will be open at 9:00 am on Aug. 15, 2005 in
Gufang gallery.
* Then the organizer will hold itinerant exhibitions with our
cooperative institutions around China.
* Organizer will promote artists on TV, newspapers, webs and gallery in
V) Provisions
* Entries will be returned by request, or artists donate their works to
Beijing natural culture center for long-term commonweal exhibitions for
wild bird succor.
* Beijing natural culture center appreciate donors greatly, all donors
will receive a commonweal certificate.
* Award works and donations will be included in the collection of
Beijing natural culture center after exhibitions.
* Artists who request their works to be returned should cover all the
postage and packing charge, entries which have not enough return postage
will be kept in Beijing natural culture center.
* Artists will be informed about the return charge by organizer
according to the works' weight, dimensions and the destination before Sep.
1, 2005.
* Entries except award works and donations have enough return postage
will be returned to their authors before May. 1, 2006.
* All non awarded works will be available for sale in exhibitions,
artists who don't agree with this must give clear indication of their entries.
* A commission of 10 percent(10%) of the selling price will be retained
by organizer.
* The donors will also receive 90 percent(90%) of the selling price if
donations will be sold in exhibitions.
* Copyrights of entries remain with their authors, but organizer have
right to use entries for purpose to promote award and exhibition.
* Copyright remuneration will be made to the artists if organizer use
non-awarded works in other cases.
* All participants will receive an exhibition certificate.
* All participants will receive a free album if organizer have actual
need to publish a quality album to promote award and artists after the
first exhibition.
* Participants accept all conditions of entry and Provisions above.
VI) Contacts
Yuan Quan, Director Assistant
P. O. Box 100044-198
Xiwaidajie Post Office, 100044, Beijing, P.R.China
Telephone(Fax): +0086 10 - 66461008
Web site:

Mike Lyon
Kansas City, Missouri
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Message 4
From: Julie Sparks
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 08:05:19 -0800
Subject: [Baren 27085] Re: Sharri's studio
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Hi everyone,

I'm here in Oregon too, down in Salem at Willamette University. I'd be
happy to help out any way I could, but am somewhat limited by lack of
transportation (don't drive).

Julie C. Sparks
Willamette University
Salem, Oregon
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Message 5
From: "nancy osadchuk"
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 09:21:26 -0700
Subject: [Baren 27086] RE: Baren Digest (old) V30 #2959
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A summit in either Vegas or Vancouver (WA) suits me too....but I might be one to fry in the heat in Vegas. Since I missed the last one I really want to get to the next, fry or not!. Lots of interesting, colourful roosters arriving..oh yes and a late but great monkey from Ira.
Nancy O.
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Message 6
From: "Maria Diener (aka Arango)"
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 09:03:25 -0800
Subject: [Baren 27087] RE: Summit
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Summer would be the only available choice in Vegas, otherwise we would not
have access to the university facilities. UNLV runs a mini-term during
January, between fall and spring semesters, so that's a no-go. Unfortunately
the heat is a factor in summer, especially for those not used to it and
could pose some transportation problems as it is impossible for non-natives
to walk anywhere.
WA sounds like a great choice, I didn't know we had so many Baren members
"up there" in that area.


Maria Arango
Las Vegas Nevada USA
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Message 7
From: Aqua4tis #
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 12:31:45 -0500
Subject: [Baren 27088] Re: Summit
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i would love it if we could have a summit in las vegas
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Message 8
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 11:40:25 -0600
Subject: [Baren 27089] Re: Summit 2006
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The Baren Map is already two years old and it has only about 100 members
or so from our current membership which is closer to 300, but you can
still get a good feel for just how many members do live in the Pacific
side of North America...mouse-over each little person to see the details
or click on the 'List' option to see the names & towns......

Go.....Summit 2006 !!!!

Julio Rodriguez (Skokie, Illinois)
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Message 9
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 10:02:19 -0800
Subject: [Baren 27090] Re: meeting Bareners
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YEGADS! I did not mean my blue/red state comment to be a political
blast, I was joking. I thought it was common knowledge that the entire
middle of the country is "red" and the two coasts are "blue" - I have
heard many comments along that vein that were not interpreted as a
"political" comment. Loosen up. I am tempted to rescind my offer
because I can't deal with this kind of pettiness. But, because I am a
WOODBLOCK PRINTMAKER and a very good and kindly person with a sense of
humor who OFTEN CARVES AND PRINTS WOODBLOCKS I will ignore the (delete
expletives) who have none and who may or may not be WOODBLOCK
PRINTMAKERS. There - did I say WOODBLOCK enough times to keep those
happy who think every message has to say WOODBLOCK in it?

If I seem a bit pissed by this, you are right. (You ought to see me
when I'm REALLY upset) :-)
Happy Birthday, Wanda Robertson! You don't look a day older - LOL

Roosters are going out today - I apologize for it not being an
"edition". I started with one paper intending to get more when I went
to Portland. Bummers - they didn't have it, so I settled for something
else, then went back for more and, repeat. As a result they are on
three different papers. But, they are the same lovable rooster-guy
(this is a joke for those of you who won't recognize it - please do not
comment about it being non-woodblock or sexist) with the typical guy
attitude. Oh forget it.........

Cheers (I think),
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Message 10
From: Reneeaugrin #
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 13:23:44 EST
Subject: [Baren 27091] Re: meeting Bareners
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Hi All,

This is so exciting--I would love to help coordinate. I have a tiny house
but a big yard for camping with a fire pit or there is room for two in my 1959
Silver Streak Trailer. We are about 5 miles from I-205 and about 40 minutes
from Vancouver.

I would love the company!

Carving and Printing in Sunny Damascus,