Today's postings

  1. [Baren 33766] registration replies (peggy koenig)
  2. [Baren 33767] Re: husband thingi (Charles Morgan)
  3. [Baren 33768] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  4. [Baren 33769] Re: Juried Shows (Andy English)
  5. [Baren 33770] Re: Juried Shows (Sue Woollatt)
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Message 1
From: peggy koenig
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 17:45:06 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 33766] registration replies
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Thank you, everyone who is offering their registration
ideas! They are most welcome and helpful. I'll be
busy in the coming weeks trying out your suggestions
as I warm up for print Exchange #34. cheers!
P.S. Those 'husband thingies' sound intriguing... do
they have other uses as well? :-)
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Message 2
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 17:48:04 -0700
Subject: [Baren 33767] Re: husband thingi
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That's GREAT, John. I get the same response from my sweetie.

Cheers .... Charles
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Message 3
From: Blog Manager
Date: 18 Jul 2007 03:55:23 -0000
Subject: [Baren 33768] 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. (35 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: A Red Tie


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: The Past Two Days


[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:

For reference, sites/blogs currently being checked are:
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Message 4
From: Andy English
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 07:29:42 +0100 (BST)
Subject: [Baren 33769] Re: Juried Shows
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I have been on the selection panel of a National touring print exhibition; It was a fascinating experience and led me to some conclusions:

As far as possible, submit the full number of prints that you are entitled to.

Even in prints are related in a series, you are more likely to have more than one selected if each work is distinctive, rather than submitting a group of nearly identical images.

Your work may only be scrutinised for seconds - consider this when making your choice so that somethng is there to hold attention and make the jury look closer... or longer.

Follow instructions to the letter - these sometimes seem fussy, but it makes things run smoothly on the day.

The process is interesting. I was lucky to know and respect the other printmakers involved. We used a simple majority decision for our first selection but, if someone had very strong views either way, we often went with their instinct. After that we looked at the work we had and decided whether we needed to "weed out" more or go back to rejected work to select more. Some prints were neither selected nor rejected but held in limbo until we knew if they were required.

We were satisfied after a long day that we had done our best; I know that we upset some people by rejecting works that were important to them.

Money? An organisation never gtrew rich on selection fees - most goes into the catalogue, I imagine. I fear that some might use high fees to deter casual submission. I would be wary of an individual who is organising something and asks for a lot of money. Ask for references as it may be a scam.

Of to Art In Action! (if my trusty old camper gets there)


Wood Engraver / Printmaker / Illustrator

I will design engrave and print your bookplate, illustration, pet portrait, image for wedding stationary, change of address card or a whole edition of prints to your specifications!

Lots of new prints added to

Read my blog here.
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Message 5
From: Sue Woollatt
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 09:56:07 +0100
Subject: [Baren 33770] Re: Juried Shows
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Good luck with the camper, Andy. Will you be posting Art in Action on
your blog later? I've enjoyed your posts so far.