Today's postings

  1. [Baren 43279] please do not order a portfolio for the relief benefit from Dick Blick (Barbara Mason)
  2. [Baren 43280] relief benefit edition ("Maria Arango Diener")
  3. [Baren 43281] Baren summit (Marilynn Smith)
  4. [Baren 43282] Re: relief benefit edition (Barbara Mason)
  5. [Baren 43283] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 14:28:23 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43279] please do not order a portfolio for the relief benefit from Dick Blick
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Tina, our member who arranged the portfolios for the benefit for Japan, just
send me this email... so don't order one, they will all be shipped to me and I
will send them out with the prints for exhibition and sale. I am half done with
my prints, or at least the carving part! Dick Blick will not be happy if we
bother him them after their generous donation to us!
Thanks to all....

>Hi Barbara,
>I was having the Portfolios shipped from Daler-Rowney to you. Participants do
>not order the portfolio through Blick. Could you please let me know when/if you
>have received the portfolios and let the Baren group know that they do not order
>them from Blick?
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Message 2
From: "Maria Arango Diener"
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 15:03:09 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43280] relief benefit edition
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While we are on the subject, is this to be a limited edition to the
exhibition prints? That is, should we or shouldn't we limit the edition to




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Message 3
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 15:05:23 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43281] Baren summit
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Hello Everyone,

I too am saddened by the cancellation of the Baren summit in San Antonio. It
will cost me money to cancel my plane fair. I thank Le Green for her hard
work and planning.

I do wonder however if this was necessary. Why are there "sponsors"? Indeed
why even a "show" of Baren work. Why plan meals and why schedule so many
activities? When Mike Lyon did our first summit in Kansas City it was a
great success. I do not remember "sponsors", I just remember being invited
to sleep on the floor of his studio. He sat a date and invited everyone who
wanted to come. I do not remember a list of activities, it seems things just
fell together.People came and wanted to share and they did. We seemed to
form into groups and do things we each wanted, we did not eat meals
together, except the last night we did have one big dinner out together.
(which was probably planned after everyone arrived). There could have been 6
or 60 and it would have worked. There were no expectations except that we
come and share. Numbers did not matter unless it was going to be too crowded
for his studio floor. I think there is a lesson in this. Why so much
planning, why does there need to be a certain number of people to make it
happen? I don't care if there is a show of work, I don't care if you provide
meals.I don't care if you take me to every museum in town. I don't care if
there is someone there to sell me art supplies.

The one and only reason I go to a Baren summit is to meet with other Baren
members. Once there I know they will share with me and many of my questions
will be answered. If you can't provide free accomodation than provide a list
of places to stay and provide a place to meet, period. (my husband always
says stay with the artists, you will be closer to the action) People will
come, maybe not 30, maybe 6, but it will happen. This can be stupid simple
and work very well, it is not a competition to have the biggest and bestest,
it is simply a gathering of artists with a common interest, woodblock

Le I am not upset with you, these are thoughts for the future. I can see how
easy it would be to get excited and want to provide the "best". I do
appreciate your hard work and I know you are disapointed. I wish you good
luck in all your future endeavors.


The one and only thing I go to a Baren Summit for is to meet other
Barenmembers, period.
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Message 4
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 19:03:57 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43282] Re: relief benefit edition
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I think you can make it larger, after all we are donating the first part so to
sell the second part makes sense for us artists

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Subject: Little Prints
Posted by: Linda Beeman

After spending most of 2010 making quite large prints I decided to make some small, simple, postcard size ones to start off 2011. Here are 3 of them.


Mirror Lake


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