Today's postings

  1. [Baren 42828] Print Fairs & just an update (Marilynn Smith)
  2. [Baren 42829] (ArtfulCarol #
  3. [Baren 42830] Re: Print Fairs and a few nice woodblocks (jerise #
  4. [Baren 42831] Re: ("Ellen Shipley")
  5. [Baren 42832] Re: - I couldn't connect to this website link (Aine Scannell)
  6. [Baren 42833] Re: (Shireen Holman)
  7. [Baren 42834] 20 Memories Exhibition by Le Green Schubert at Keller-Rihn Studio, First Friday (Le Green)
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Message 1
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 14:04:20 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42828] Print Fairs & just an update
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Lana you are very right about just doing art. I live and breathe the
creative life and I tell people this is who I am. It is so much a part
of me that there is no way I would create just to sell. I am finding
less time for my art work because I am getting a lot of free lance
writing gigs at the moment. But that is creative as well and I get a
pay check for them. Don't have to deal with peddling art work that
way! My magazine just sends out stuff for me to review, lots of fun

I have not been contributing much lately. So will share my recent
ventures in the print making part of my life. I finally finished what
I call my daisy block.(it only took about a year to finish) I have
been wanting to try what I guess is white line with this block. I
chose water based pigments and painted the block like it was a
monotype. I had reasonable success with this. But, my biggest problem
is paper. When I do monotypes I use Arches 88. It is a wonderful paper
that picks up pigment exceptionally well. I let the pigment dry and
used a watercolor paper. Unfortunately this did not give me as good a
result as the Arches 88. I can't get the paper I want to use here in
the Baja. Therefor, I tabled the project until we return north and I
can try it with paper that will work better. It is a thrilling
adventure into a new direction. Thanks to comments that others have
contributed to this list. It took several hours to paint up the carved
block but the colors are wonderful. It will be a series of mono prints.

The other thing I have finally gotten time for is my year of the
rabbit block. I drew on my design and have begun carving. Sorry to say
my tigers are all done and ready for signing and mailing, sitting in a
VERY cold studio in our house up north. The warm bunnies will be
shipped out with the cold tigers in the spring. When I get the rabbit
done I will be back doing my Baja book. Life is busy.

Happy art making to everyone,
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Message 2
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 14:52:18 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42829]
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Bareners, this is my very positive report on
You'll find extraordinary prints in every category, including woodblock
prints, on this site.
I had a very fine experience with my work and the organizers .

Listed here under "L" for Lyons. Not woodblock prints, but in another
method. I devised.:

Carol Lyons
Irvington, NY
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Message 3
From: jerise #
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 16:08:19 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42830] Re: Print Fairs and a few nice woodblocks
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I think it is definitely important to keep in mind what we're doing apart
from trying to earn money! Lana's ideas really resonate with me, generally
and also because I'm currently reading Lewis Hyde's *A Gift,* which deals
with the whole "gift exchange" vs. "capitalist trade/market" society
complex... and tries to point in some useful directions for artists in
particular, given that we are living during a time and in a place where
"gift exchange" has been devalued--he thinks that has really terrible
consequences for art, and I agree...

Anyway, a great book; he has some follow-ups as well that I want to get to
after this.


>From: Lana Lambert
>Sorry to hear things aren't going so well in the studio. ?I've had some of
>those days myself. ?Usually more than the good days but that's how we
>learn, eh?
>The comment about artists making a pittance before they die and then
>having their work suddenly be very profitable as soon as they kick over
>really strikes home with me. ?I've wrestled with these issues and still
>do. ?I found myself not even sketching down an idea because I didn't think
>it would "sell". ?When ideas like that start invading your creative
>process it becomes dangerous to the artist. ?I've decided to go ahead and
>pursue ideas even if they aren't what I would deem money makers because as
>you said, judging from work that sells that I wouldn't even use as a door
>mat, you never know what the hell people will buy. ?Secondly, which should
>really be firstly, if the chief reason one is doing art is to make money,
>you're in the wrong business!Personally, I've given up trying to sell well
>because the economy is crap anyway and once I die that's it. ?No more art
>making. So, pardon the expression but we need to make hay while the sun is
>because this is as good as it's going to get. ?Maybe we'll make some gold
>coins and some of us will bask in fortune till the end of their days but
>in the mean we should enjoy our process and our work.
>"Muddy waters, let stand, become clear." -Lao Tzu
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Message 4
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 18:34:30 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42831] Re:
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Really beautiful, Carol. I love the technique and the subject matter. Your Trance of the Blessed Tree is just awesome.

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Message 5
From: Aine Scannell
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 22:33:39 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42832] Re: - I couldn't connect to this website link
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Re: - I couldn't connect to this website link

Please may I have the correct link?


I am so curious about this technique
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Message 6
From: Shireen Holman
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 00:44:15 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42833] Re:
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These are beautiful prints!

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Message 7
From: Le Green
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 03:21:23 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42834] 20 Memories Exhibition by Le Green Schubert at Keller-Rihn Studio, First Friday
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Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 17:44:32 -0800
Subject: 20 Memories at Keller-Rihn Studio

February 27, 2011

For Immediate Release


Deborah Keller-Rihn


20 MEMORIESContemporary Art Exhibition by Le Green Schubert

Keller-Rihn Studio
Blue Star Arts Complex,
Bldg B, Upstairs

March 4-26, 2011
Opening Reception: First Friday, March 4, 6:00-9:30 p.m.

CAM Open Studio: Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Keller-Rihn Studio is proud to present 20 Memories, an art installation by Le Green
Schubert of large-scale drawings, paintings and prints dealing with her life and work at
the Blue Star Arts Complex over the past twenty years.

Artist Statement

Most of my work has reflected
the struggle to reconcile the pain of being alive with the joy of being.
Certainly, anyone reminiscing over the past twenty years of their life will
find memories that are both sweet and bittersweet. For this exhibition, I combined drawing, painting and
printmaking techniques within a gallery installation. When painting and drawing, I work to make every mark on the
page speak with authentic feeling. To keep the mental image I am conveying
clear and strong, I research the elements involved using drawings from life,
scientific illustrations, museum specimens and photographs. Once I understand
the anatomy and physical components, I can make convincing distortions to
convey my meaning of the art work in a very purposeful way. Photographic records and ephemera were
also used extensively in this, my scrapbook exhibition of memories. These
artifacts confirm and confound the memory by their irrevocable existence,
having been reinterpreted though techniques from printmaking roots. In a world where the deepest wounds and
most joyful triumphs are often treated with platitudes, my work is an
invitation to a personal dialogue of sharing.

Keller-Rihn Studio is an artist-run studio and gallery at
the Blue Star Arts Complex that has been in operation for 12 years. The studio is dedicated to creativity
and community and is dedicated to supporting local artists.

Keller-Rihn Studio

Blue Star Arts Complex

Bldg. B, Upstairs

1420 S. Alamo #110

San Antonio, TX 78210