Today's postings

  1. [Baren 39647] Re: Highfire/Exchange 39 (Tibi Chelcea)
  2. [Baren 39648] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4952 (Sep 8, 2009) (guadalupe Vic)
  3. [Baren 39649] Note to Sue Salisbury (Raymond Hudson)
  4. [Baren 39650] Purdue Galleries "Sixty Square Inches" " opportunity" (Barbara Mason)
  5. [Baren 39651] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Tibi Chelcea
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2009 13:33:29 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39647] Re: Highfire/Exchange 39
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I don't know much about exchange 43, but I'm the coordinator for exchange
42. I should have sent an email earlier introducing myself, but I was in the
process of moving to a new house, and things have been hectic -- I see that
my address is not updated on the exchange webpage, will see to that. The
theme of the exchange is open, though the paper size is a bit unusual as far
as Baren print exchanges go: it's Chu-tanzaku, 3x9". I'll probably send an
email soon with more instructions (though some are pretty intuitive: carve,
print, repeat last step at least 32 times). The page for the exchange is at: .

Happy printing!
Tibi Chelcea
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Message 2
From: guadalupe Vic
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2009 15:03:44 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39648] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4952 (Sep 8, 2009)
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Hello to all members.

Today we will inaugurate the Second International Prints for Peace 2009.

I am grateful to announce the participation of 280 artists from 48 countries. Thanks to all for their generosity.
Very renowned artists are exhibiting together with beginning artist. The prints are wonderful with various techniques.
We will exhibit 140in October and 140 in September. If you are in town please let me know.

Thankx to the members of Baren Forum that participated. Some artists translated the call to their languages and others included
the call in their web pages or blogs.
The call for next year will be the same. Please look at our page for the invitation and poster with the 280 names.
I will post photos here.
We will also have a panel Discussion about Peace in our city.
Saludos from México, Guadalupe

Dra. Guadalupe Victorica
Segunda Convocatoria Internacional Grabados por la Paz México 2009 IMNRC

Segunda Colectiva Internacional de Grabado 2010

Second International Prints for Peace 2009, Second International Printmaking Collective 2010

Arte Desarrollo Humano
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Message 3
From: Raymond Hudson
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2009 18:38:31 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39649] Note to Sue Salisbury
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Excuse this slightly off-baren note (but it concerns a recent show).
Sue: I was going to suggest we get together for a cup of tea or
coffee, thinking you were right around the corner from Vermont. But
today I learned where you were from! Thanks for coming to the show!
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Message 4
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2009 19:30:16 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39650] Purdue Galleries "Sixty Square Inches" " opportunity"
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Here is an exhibit to enter....
My best to all

SIXTY SQUARE INCHES 17th Biennial North American Small Print Exhibition.
Open to artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Entries must be original fine art prints in any media except straight photography. Image size may not exceed 60 square inches (height x width). Dates of exhibition are March 8 through April 25, 2010. Juror will be Jenny Schmid of bikini press international and the University of Minnesota. Selections will be made from a review of digital images in the form of jpeg files (maximum dimension of eight inches in image size – maximum resolution of 300 dpi) – no slides. A non-refundable entry fee of $25 entitles the artist to submit up to three (3) images of original works completed in the last 3 years (2007-2009). Deadline for entries is 5:00 pm on Friday, November 13, 2009. Entries must be made on the official entry form available as an interactive PDF file from the Purdue Galleries website: For more information, contact: Craig Martin,
Director, Purdue University Galleries, Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, 552 West Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2002, (765) 494-3061 or

I can forward the entry form and prospectus as PDF files.

Craig Martin, Director
Purdue University Galleries
Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts
552 West Wood Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2002
(765) 494-3061

Digest Appendix

Postings made on [Baren] members' blogs
over the past 24 hours ...

Subject: Carving Text
Posted by: Annie B


The text I'm carving is about the equivalent of 17 point Times Roman. I've worked out a three-stage carving process which you can see in the photo above. First I carve out all the "holes" -- the spaces in the letters o, d, g, etc. You can see this at the bottom of the photo. Then I use a very sharp straight knife, called a toh, to outline the letters (seen in the middle portion of the photo). And finally, I use the same knife plus a small u-gouge to clear away the wood around the letters, as at the top of the photo.

Naturally this is taking much longer than I expected, which I should have expected.

This item is taken from the blog Woodblock Dreams.
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Subject: Raven (Woodblock Print)
Posted by: Viza Arlington

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Raven
Moku-Hanga (Japanese method woodcut)
sumi ink mixed with blue Iridescent Mica powder printed on Magnani Pescia pale blue paper
image size: 9X14
paper size 10X15
when the light hits this piece just so the raven has a subtle blue iridescence.

This item is taken from the blog VIZArt.
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