Today's postings

  1. [Baren 29820] An Invitation from CSP (ArtSpotiB #
  2. [Baren 29821] Re: An Invitation from CSP (Diane Cutter)
  3. [Baren 29822] Re: An Invitation from CSP ("Mindy Wilson")
  4. [Baren 29823] Re: Baren Digest (old) V34 #3332 ("Marilynn Smith")
  5. [Baren 29824] Squares and Postcards ("Ellen Shipley")
  6. [Baren 29825] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: ArtSpotiB #
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 15:14:39 EST
Subject: [Baren 29820] An Invitation from CSP
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Dear Friends.

I am new on the Baren and enjoying it immensely. I like the communications,
courtesy, sticking to topic and sharing of information. The spread of imagery
is inspiring. Thanks so much for making it possible to join.

May I invite you to consider submitting a portfolio to the international
group, The California Society of Printmakers? I am the current President, with
several agendas in progress. One of them is to increase exhibition opportunities.
Our annual membership show is now up at the San Francisco Mission Cultural
Center. Another will soon occur at the Falkirk Center for the Arts in San
Rafael. We offer a website (including a "gallery") to members as you might expect...
Outside of area members are encouraged to send in works for exhibitions.
Overseas members do not pay dues. Rather, they send a print "in lieu" and may
reasonably participate in shows (we frame the works for them).

Another, exciting agenda being worked on is our 100th anniversary. Members
long gone (deceased) and current members will be featured in a catalog. That
catalog will be sent to all USA museums. The California Society of Printmakers is
the second oldest group of it's kind in the USA. Surviving 100 years is an

Please excuse me if I'm excited to present the CSP to you.... I think that
every opportunity to present prints to the public is important. Please feel free
to visit our website and to consider if it might be a right fit for you.
There's a section on membership benefits as well as how to send in your portfolio
(and it's format).

California Society of Printmakers.


Benny Alba
CSP President
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Message 2
From: Diane Cutter
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 12:29:37 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 29821] Re: An Invitation from CSP
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This is very interesting information. I had checked out CSP years ago but just assumed it was limited to California printmakers. My mistake! It's a lovely group, full of very inspiring, creative artists... Thanks for the invitation.

Spreading the word on printmaking is so vital for us as artists!!

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Message 3
From: "Mindy Wilson"
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 14:07:40 -0700
Subject: [Baren 29822] Re: An Invitation from CSP
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I think I have several years before I should do something like this. I just wanted to say, that I appreciate your invite and the information. What a fabulous site too!
Mindy Wilson
SCBWI Member
Author of In a Parrot's Shoes illustrated by Ed Woodward III
Illustrator for The Halloween Tree written by Tina Roark
both books are for children and published by
Illustrations: sample images of many genres
Art and Cards:
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Message 4
From: "Marilynn Smith"
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 15:57:49 -0800
Subject: [Baren 29823] Re: Baren Digest (old) V34 #3332
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My year of the dog is in the mail!!!!! I mailed it as a postcard. It will
have a special stamp on it. Our post office is Nahcotta, but our mail is
usually stamped Ocean Park. However if it is "special" and we make a
request they will stamp it Nahcotta. I made the request and they complied.
It is on acid free card stock, a 2 block hanga print using a Myrtle wood
block. Hope they all arrive safely.

Non printing news. We had a 2.8 earthquake here this morning and yesterday
off the coast was a 5.8. We are in a sunami area, so if I am gone with a
big wave HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Remember me when you got my doggie.

Sharing one thing I learned with this hanga dog print. When I brush pigment
and paste together I should use light pressure on the brush, just smooth it
over, do not push down. That way the ink is on the design and will not
puddle as much in the cut out spaces.

My year of the dog is a square design. I would love to work more in that
format. This one I do not think can be turned and printed, but that sounds
like fun!

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Message 5
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 16:42:23 -0800
Subject: [Baren 29824] Squares and Postcards
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Can't wait to get your postcard. 8-] And I hope you aren't washed away!

Turning the block -- yes! Another artist/instructor at school took the
printmaking class last semester and that's just what he did! He carved a
sort of tree ring pattern, then turned the block and got a moiré silk
effect. Very kewl. I want to try that now tool.

Happy printing.

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Message 6
From: Blog Manager
Date: 13 Jan 2006 04:55:04 -0000
Subject: [Baren 29825] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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This is an automatic update message being sent to [Baren] by the forum blog software.

The following new entries were found on the listed printmaker's websites during the past 24 hours. (12 sites checked, just before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: m.Lee Prints

Author: m.Lee
This is a great tool for relief woodcut printing....


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