Today's postings

  1. [Baren 42695] Re: Exchange #47 Update (olek wozniak)
  2. [Baren 42696] TV woodblock coverage on PBS (ArtfulCarol #
  3. [Baren 42697] Art historical Lino (Lee Churchill)
  4. [Baren 42698] Walter Phillips (Barbara Mason)
  5. [Baren 42699] Exchange #47 cases ("Maria Arango Diener")
  6. [Baren 42700] Re: Art historical Lino (Graham Scholes)
  7. [Baren 42701] Re: Lino (Louise Cass)
  8. [Baren 42702] Rabbits! Thousands of rabbits! (David Bull)
  9. [Baren 42703] Re: Rabbits! Thousands of rabbits! (Bette Wappner)
  10. [Baren 42704] Re: Rabbits! Thousands of rabbits! (David Bull)
  11. [Baren 42705] Museum ... drive thru! (David Bull)
  12. [Baren 42706] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: olek wozniak
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:28:50 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42695] Re: Exchange #47 Update
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hi guys, any news on this?
> The problem is that the shopping cart is not letting anyone check out with
> an order less than $100.
> Dave, can this be fixed?
> I can always order a bunch of cases and send to participants who want them
> as a back-up plan.
> Maria
> [=o=][=o=][=o=][=o=]
> [=o=][=o=][=o=][=o=]
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Message 2
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:18:51 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42696] TV woodblock coverage on PBS
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Yesterday I came across woodblock print coverage on TV as part of a PBS
program series --Craft in America: Process. Part of it featured a boost for
woodblock printing.-- a woodblock printer from Santa Cruz, CA You
might want to keep an eye open for it this week.
Carol L.
Irvington, NY
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Message 3
From: Lee Churchill
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:19:22 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42697] Art historical Lino
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Hi Harry –
I’m not sure about whether there is a ‘general consensus’ about a hierarchical status of lino vs. wood.
But my impression is that, in Canada, there hasn’t really been a division. Lino and wood are generally
intermixed in collections, even though lino is still used in school situations (or was until about 15 years ago…)
it is also considered a material for ‘serious’ artists. In museum collections I’ve worked with prints are often
mislabeled wood or lino and it’s never been considered too serious an issue by the curators. They, generally, see
the substrate as quite secondary and unimportant compared to the image.

P.S. In case anyone was interested… I did ask the Glenbow’s Copyright and Publication person about the
possibility of doing Walter Phillips repros but she said that while it would be up to the estate holder
(as Dave mentioned) it wasn’t something we’d initiate, due to lack of time/interest in the project…

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Message 4
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:37:50 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42698] Walter Phillips
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Perhaps whoever has a huge collection of this work might push it forward...I
would love a book of his work...maybe if we could convince them we could presell
copies they might move on it.
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Message 5
From: "Maria Arango Diener"
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:16:00 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42699] Exchange #47 cases
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Olek, Bea and other participants interested in purchasing a case for
Exchange #47.

Participants please let me know if you would like a case and I will buy them
bulk to get over the Baren Mall $100 minimum.

So far I have Olek and Bea that want a case for this Exchange #47.

Anyone else? Send email off list to either or

I will wait until the end of this week to see who wants to purchase a case
and buy bulk.

You will then receive the case along with your collated prints and pay me
for the case at any time; currently $35 in the mall.

Don't worry about shipping, I have mailers to fit the cases.



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Message 6
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:42:26 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42700] Re: Art historical Lino
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I gather you are living in Calgary, Lee. Are you involved with the
Glenbow? I believe you have a handle on the division re wood/lino.

I would suggest that because of an artist like Sybil Andrews lino was
elevated in popularity.
Her lino prints are commanding very substantial prices.... Raceway,
the last I saw, was selling for about $15,000 to 20,000
I met Sybil in 1989 when she was been looked after by a friend. We
had a lovely chat and exchanged books. As so often happens with
artist... she died very poor, not having enough money to go to a
proper care home. We had just moved from the Toronto area and although
the chance was there I did not have enough shackles to buy some of her

With regards to Walter Phillips the chances of releasing is up to the
family.... Mary Adamson the last remaining daughter deceased about 5
years ago. The control is now with the grandchildren.... I know of
two that live here in Victoria and Phillip Adamson who lives in
Windsor Ontario. I am in regular contact with him and his wife and
know that there will be no relinquishing of copyrights. It is
interesting that they have chosen to collect my stuff. I had a very
lovely e-mail a few years ago when Ann advised me that Phillip agreed
that my work could hang in the same room as his Grandfather. I was
quite moved.

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Message 7
From: Louise Cass
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:07:19 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42701] Re: Lino
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Hi Harry and anyone who's used/using lino -
I seldom cut lino BUT when recently buying inks at a TO art
supply store I found a product: "Easy-to-Cut Lino" -made in
the USA by Jack Richeson and Co Inc and thought I'd try it
to quickly produce my Chinese New Year's card... it's very
peculiar - looks like lino -is kind of greasy and elastic in
texture - doesn't 'cut like butter' as they claim as does
the eraser like material 'Easy Cut' - haven't printed from
it yet but I'm wondering if anyone knows of or has used this
product??? The other lino sold by art suppliers here
generally of an unpleasant, very hard and thin variety.
Louise Cass
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Message 8
From: David Bull
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 23:41:13 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42702] Rabbits! Thousands of rabbits!
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(not to mention tigers, ox, rats, etc. etc. and all the way around ...)

Sadako has just finished all the scanning and uploading of Matsumura-
san's annual new year card extravaganza. Entry page is here:

Each small image can be clicked for enlargements. (Don't miss the
small arrows at the side of the index pages, leading to more ... and
more ... and more ...)

After you've had enough, you can perhaps visit her main page:
... where - if you follow the 'English' link - you will find a link to
contact her to say 'Thank you!'. (And this will be your last chance.
Matsumura-san let her know that, with all 12 animals now in place,
this will be the final year for this presentation ...)

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Message 9
From: Bette Wappner
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 00:04:55 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42703] Re: Rabbits! Thousands of rabbits!
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Thanks for the link, Dave.
All of these Year of the Rabbit cards are great and enjoyable to look
My favorite is this one by Tsukasa Yoshida.
Very well done.
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Message 10
From: David Bull
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 00:11:05 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42704] Re: Rabbits! Thousands of rabbits!
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> My favorite is this one by Tsukasa Yoshida.

From a 'pro' ... that's Toshi Yoshida's son (Hiroshi's grandson ...)

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Message 11
From: David Bull
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 12:32:26 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42705] Museum ... drive thru!
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You know how Google has the 'street view' in Google Maps ... They
drove their special cars down streets all over the world so that you
can get a view of each building, etc. That's old news.

But did you know that they have driven their 'cars' (well, not exactly
_cars_, but you get the idea ...) through the corridors and rooms of
many of the world's major museums too?

Select a museum from the list, then click 'Explore the museum' ...



Digest Appendix

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

Subject: Friday meltdown Monday back to work
Posted by: Viza Arlington

I am really starting to hate this print. I had a meltdown friday after working on it for a week straight 8 to 14 hour days. so i took saturday and sunday off and now i am back to it. it is taking forever to print. it is so tedious and the size alone just makes it horrible. hopefully i wont totally screw it up in the next few days i think it will take me to finish. then maybe after it dries which will probably take a while i might start to like it again. i just want it OUT of my dinning room! maybe i will title it marvin k. mooney right now i am calling it bamboohoo. oh and that is quarter in the picture for scale.

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Subject: Leftovers Print Exchange
Posted by: Amie Roman

Do you have lots of bits and pieces of paper kicking around from various editions? How about old blocks or plates that would combine in an interesting new way? Or do you have leftover prints lying around that you could funk up a bit? Well, then, step right up for the second annual Leftovers Print Exchange! Delivery deadline is March 15, 2011. Join the over 124 (!) participants from around the world and get your special printers' dozen in the mail.

Prints: 14 (twelve for the exchange, one for the exhibition, one for donation to raise funds for a local charity)
Process: That's up to you! (No inkjet though, please)
Size: Up to 5" x 7" - can be smaller, but NO larger please!
Cost: $12.00
Due Date: March 15, 2011

Please advise by return email [amyen at mac dot com] if you wish to participate.

And please invite other printmakers to join us!

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