Today's postings

  1. [Baren 29877] Woodblock prints on display all over the place ... (baren_member #
  2. [Baren 29878] Booth display of prints (Perhaps OT, but maybe not...) (Ragtaghorde #
  3. [Baren 29879] Re: Off Topic Postings (Ragtaghorde #
  4. [Baren 29880] The After five Baren forum ("Harry French")
  5. [Baren 29881] Re: Booth display of prints (Perhaps OT, but maybe not...) (ArtfulCarol #
  6. [Baren 29882] RE: Booth display of prints (Perhaps OT, but maybe not...) ("Maria Arango")
  7. [Baren 29883] Re: Off Topic Postings (Julio.Rodriguez #
  8. [Baren 29884] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  9. [Baren 29885] atomizer/kirifuki ("Tom Kristensen")
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Message 1
From: baren_member #
Date: 15 Jan 2006 13:26:39 -0000
Subject: [Baren 29877] Woodblock prints on display all over the place ...

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"The Faithful Samurai: Woodblock Prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1797-1861" will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. Admission: $9; $6, ages 6-18; free, younger than 6 and members. Call (561) 495-0233.



LeQuire Gallery (4304 Charlotte Ave.) Woodblock prints by Jim Sherraden, through Feb. 15.



Feminine Beauty in 19th Century Japanese Art is small, but crackles like the whisk of a paper fan (San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 978-8100, through May). Combining complexity of space with simplicity of language, this sweet little show will change monthly, featuring approximately 15 prints each month. Tucked away within SAMA’s Asian wing, the selections are culled from 100 color woodblock prints by Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864). The artist used traditional Japanese beauties, or bijn, from the pleasure quarters of Japan to illustrate One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets, an anthology of famous poetry compiled by Fujiwara no Sadie in the 13th century.



Erin Onweller's current project is an installation of woodblock prints representing DNA that will hang over the lobby of The Whiting (Flint), as part of the Liz Lerman Dance exchange workshops, which invited about 30 local artists to participate in workshops and create pieces based on the subject of genetics.



“Old Masters: Prints from the Collection” features engravings, etchings and woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Paulus Potter, Lucas van Leyden, Anthony van Dyck and Claude Lorrain — master painters and printmakers from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, roughly 1400-1600 and 1600-1700, respectively. (Figge Art Museum, Davenport)
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Message 2
From: Ragtaghorde #
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 10:29:11 EST
Subject: [Baren 29878] Booth display of prints (Perhaps OT, but maybe not...)
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I am planning to start selling my relief cuts at outdoor shows/farmer's
markets etc. I have a 10'x10' EZYup with walls, but haven't gotten any further
along than that. I will mostly be selling them unframed/unmatted in clear
envelopes to keep the cost down, but figure I need at least some
framed to show people how nice they look.

Does anyone have suggestions as to how best to display prints for sale? What
has worked for you? What would you do differently? At this point money is a
factor, alas...


Annie Fitt
& the Ragtag Horde ~ Whippets of Mass Destruction!
Wake, Virginia
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Message 3
From: Ragtaghorde #
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 10:34:41 EST
Subject: [Baren 29879] Re: Off Topic Postings
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Perhaps the solution to off-topic postings is to have explicit subject lines.
What one person finds off-topic isn't necessarily so to the next. If the
subject line is descriptive enough then you have the option of deleting without
having to open the post first...


Annie Fitt
& the Ragtag Horde ~ Whippets of Mass Destruction!
Wake, Virginia
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Message 4
From: "Harry French"
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 16:14:29 -0000
Subject: [Baren 29880] The After five Baren forum
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Ellen and other interested Bareners.
Joining 'After five' is easy and you will find out about Baren printmakers
and their varied lifestyles.
Details are on the Baren Homepage in the 'JOIN (or leave) [Baren]
'section... once in click on" Baren After Five".
Our chats recently have been : disastrous printmaking lessons for
grandchildren ; Historic rhyming and ancestors ; our individual
environments, City and gallery visits, our studios and much, much more.
What's fine for me is that it is not archived : it's here today gone
tomorrow. Just like my thinking.
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Message 5
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 11:32:31 EST
Subject: [Baren 29881] Re: Booth display of prints (Perhaps OT, but maybe not...)
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Woodblock exhibiting:

The Remembering the Firemen 911 Baren exhibit in the Irvington Library
Gallery were hung matted in the that Annie Fitt mentioned. They
were hung with push-pins through the plastic with no harm done to mat or
print. More than 35 member prints were sold for the Firemen's benefit.. As
one print was sold I replaced it easily with another in that edition.
When these were seen by the Curator of the NYC Public Library Print
Collection she wanted the entire exhibit. They're in the locked Print Room.

Since then I have shown woodblock prints twice with the same method, but
behind locked glass cases in the Donnell Library Center, NYC. I felt this
method was validated when across the street at the MOMA I saw an artwork
displayed that way If you know me, I don't necessarily need validation, but it

Carol Lyons
Irvington, N

Less Work for Mother.
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Message 6
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 10:11:07 -0800
Subject: [Baren 29882] RE: Booth display of prints (Perhaps OT, but maybe not...)
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Hi Annie,
I will answer briefly here but if you need more information please contact
me offlist as the topic of selling seems to raise hairs in the back of some
people's necks. I have been making my living exclusively from selling
woodcuts at fine art festivals for the past five years.
You NEED to frame some of your prints for two main reasons: one is to
protect the artwork from the elements, two is because most of the general
public wants to purchase something ready to hang and not bother with having
to frame. Keep in mind that your typical customer will be that dreaded
"general public" and not a much desired but rare collector of fine prints.
Rather than suggesting what you should do, I will simply relate (in a
nutshell, I promise) what I did. When I first started, as money was a
concern, I purchased frames from local shops (Walmart, Michael's, art
stores), all ready-made with glass and sometimes matting included. I bought
whatever was tasteful and, most importantly, on sale.
As sales increased I invested in a good mat-cutter, learned how to cut mats
and glass and found wholesale frame suppliers in my area. I still purchase
nearly all my frames from in large quantities to get
as much as 35% discounts. Mats and glass I purchase by the case and
wholesale (for which you need a business/resale license).

Aside from that, the rule of thumb in display is: the better your stuff
looks, the better it will sell. I don't think I have ever invested in a
better frame, double mat, etc without it paying off. With that, don't forget
to keep all your materials archival so that your work is protected and will
last without deteriorating.

Good luck, keep at it, and feel free to contact me offlist.

Maria Arango
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Message 7
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 19:33:51 -0600
Subject: [Baren 29883] Re: Off Topic Postings
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I agree with Mike, Paul and Bridget.

Now, I can live with the occassional off topic post and sometimes we all
make mistakes when sending emails...that's not a problem. What I find
really out-of-line is the amount of back & forth chit-chat generated when
some of us are posting over and over and over in reply to every single happening too often now. I know it's sometime hard to hold
off replying when you think you have some relevant contribution and you
are sitting at the PC but lately it's getting out of line and generating
lots of traffic. Perhaps think about pooling your thoughts together and do
one or two posts a day.....I can live with maybe three if they are REALLY
relevant...but when I see more than that from the same person it makes
want to hit the delete key or write to our Moderator ...

From the posting guidelines at the Baren Introduction page:

"Please try to avoid posting more than once a day; instead of sending
several short notes, reply to a number of things in one longer post, with
clearly marked sections. (Also consider that some messages such as
congratulations may be more effective as a personal email than a posting
on the forum.) These 'rules' are necessary because of the amount of
traffic generated...."

The posting guidelines can be found at the link below:

thanks....Julio Rodriguez
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Message 8
From: Blog Manager
Date: 16 Jan 2006 04:55:03 -0000
Subject: [Baren 29884] 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: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Carving Is the Easy Part


[Baren] members: if you have a printmaking blog (or a website with a published ATOM feed), and wish it to be included in this daily checklist, please write to the Baren Blog Manager at:
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Message 9
From: "Tom Kristensen"
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 23:15:48 +1100
Subject: [Baren 29885] atomizer/kirifuki
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I have been using a clunky water sprayer to moisten my paper and I would like to upgrade. I would like to be able to mist my blocks, so I want to move beyond the spitting delivery of the cheap sprayers. Can anyone tell me where I might get a beautiful mister/atomiser/hand sprayer? There is a nice shiny chrome one illustrated in The Art and Craft of Woodblock Printmaking, but an hour searching the net has bought me only to the garden sprayer.