Today's postings

  1. [Baren 39337] Etching Press available-Chicago area ( slinders #
  2. [Baren 39338] Re: Photos from Tom Killion's workshop (Julio.Rodriguez #
  3. [Baren 39339] Exchange 42 sign-ups (Kristine Alder)
  4. [Baren 39340] Re: forum postings and other things....... (Julio.Rodriguez #
  5. [Baren 39341] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: slinders #
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 16:04:09 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39337] Etching Press available-Chicago area
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I'm just the messenger, and can't help you further than this....

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Sturgis 24" x 48" bed motorized etching press, located in
Downer's Grove, IL. Contact 231-740-4656. ($2,000 ?)

Must be moved (saved) immediately.
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Message 2
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 17:45:34 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39338] Re: Photos from Tom Killion's workshop
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I was finally able to upload some photos of my visit with California
printmaker Tom Killion. The photos were taken at a two day woodblock
workshop offered by
Columbia College in Chicago. Tom uses a mixed technique were he
incorporates ideas from both traditional Japanese moku-hanga and the
western/oil/reduction process. His designs are printed on special Torinoko
paper using a german press. He's been making woodblock and linoleum prints
since the mid 70's and many of his print editions have long sold out.

You can see the photos at the Baren blog page:

let me know if you have any questions about the photos.

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Message 3
From: Kristine Alder
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 21:06:25 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39339] Exchange 42 sign-ups
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We all must be really involved in summer holidays. I've noticed some really quiet days here on [Baren], so it's time to make a little noise from the Exchange Department!

--------------*drum roll, please*---------------------------------

***We are now half-way through the sign-up period for Exchange 42. The folks on the wait-list from Ex. 41 have been moved up the list and we are standing at 19 participants out of 30.
***Sign-up will remain open for two more weeks, so those of you who have been waivering or sitting on the fence can hop on down now and join the fray.

***We have a really fun format chosen for this print. No theme, so you can choose your subject, but the size is a great one to get creative with: 3 inches x 9 inches, and you can orient it vertical or horizontal! Deadline to have your prints done and turned in to the coordinator is November 1st. (That gives you a little time to get over your vacations and get back making art.)

Ok, now put down that sweet tea for just a minute and go to the computer and get those sign-ups taken care of...

(hmmm, I guess for those of you in the southern hemisphere that would be hot cocoa...)

Happy Printing!!!

Your Exchange Managers--

Kristine & Mary

Kristine Alder
St. George, UT
Art Educator/Printmaker/Book Artist/Graphic Design

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Message 4
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 22:45:59 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39340] Re: forum postings and other things.......
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Mike writes:
"THIS is the main 'place' always... The FaceBook group is augmentation
and free advertising for HERE!"

Well there is not a lot going on HERE right now, discussion wise I mean we
are only averaging about 7 postings a day for July. Anybody new joining
FaceBaren group and coming here could be disappointed when they check this
forum out. But before you go thinking...... WHAT'S GOING ON !!! Where is
everybody ?

Remember is summer and the weather is nice for being outdoors.
Here are the number of forum postings compared to last year:

May = 151
June = 194
July 1st to 14th = 47 !!!!

May = 247
June = 208
July 1st to 14th = 102

So as you can see the forum seems to be more active this year compared to

On the event calendar for Baren..... exchange #41 is wrapping up soon and
signup for #42 is open....signup participants hopefully are working on
their Ox New Year prints and there is Mary Kuster's Ads & Ops newsletter
coming out soon. The 2010 Baren Summit get together first scheduled for
Nevada and later changed to San Antonio looks like it may be pushed back
to 2011 according to LeGreen
due to scheduling conflicts and the poor economy.

So... Cut, Print & Post on the Forum !!!


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over the past 24 hours ...

Subject: Tom Killion Workshop
Posted by: Julio

As I mentioned last week I had an opportunity to visit with Tom at a woodblock printmaking workshop offered by Columbia College in downtown Chicago. Tom was gracious enough to invite me to attend the workshop and although scheduling conflicts would not permit me to attend the two day class I was able to drop in for a few hours on Sunday morning talk with Tom and take some photos.

The workshop was preceeded by a Friday night lecture/slide presentation at which Tom talked in depth about his printmaking technique and his passion for the Califormia landscape.

"Mt. Tamalpais from Bulkley Ave., Sausalito". Multi-block reduction cut with 13 color-layers, printed Fall 2008 in edition of 165, image size 13X14.5"

You can read more about Tom's technique (mix of western/oil/reduction and Japanese traditional moku-hanga) and see his extraordinary prints at his website. Tom Killion's website is at:

(Click on any photo to bring up a larger image)

Friday night presentation...woodblock print step-by-step from
sketch to final color impression.

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Subject: Dorothy May Gets a Makeover
Posted by: Annie B

The Dorothy Bradford print has been bothering me ever since I finished it. It was an odd experience -- I was emotionally satisfied with it but aesthetically unsatisfied. When Beth at Cullom Gallery received the prints, she tactfully wondered aloud if maybe I could go a little farther with it, and I knew she was right. I waited a couple of days to let it all percolate and then decided to go back into the edition and make some adjustments. Here's what happened:


The shot on the left is the original "final" version. The first thing I did was darken her hair considerably. Then I added some green to the water around the figure. I also darkened the folds in her clothing along her back and on her breast and arms. Those four new impressions are reflected in the photo on the right.


In the initial version, there had been no block for her dress, just the white of the paper, so I cut a new block in the shape of her dress. I then printed the dress shape in a bright white. You can see in the comparison photos above that the white layer gives her dress a milky diaphanous quality and smooths out the goma zuri (speckles) from the previous printing. Now I was getting close!

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