Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45258] Re: elements (Maria Arango Diener)
  2. [Baren 45259] Fwd: DRAGONS SWIMMING (Gillyin Gatto)
  3. [Baren 45260] Re: Tsunami Print Project and Exhibition Question. (Jeff Simpson)
  4. [Baren 45261] opportunity (Barbara Mason)
  5. [Baren 45262] Exchange 53 is right around the corner (Kristine Alder)
  6. [Baren 45263] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Maria Arango Diener
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:22:14 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45258] Re: elements
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The initial question was about defining hand-pulled prints. I don't think anyone
is critiquing methods. But every artist should be aware of some of the existing
prejudices and definitions, which change with every venue it seems. I
offered some of the definitions that I recall from fine art festival applications.

There are some that don't make any distinction at all and some that define every
aspect of prints. There are some that exclude multiples altogether to avoid
the whole issue.

Sent from my iPad
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Message 2
From: Gillyin Gatto
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 14:43:36 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45259] Fwd: DRAGONS SWIMMING
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sent ysterday-had address wrong

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Gillyin Gatto
> Date: March 20, 2012 1:20:00 PM EDT
> To:
> my BLACK WATER DRAGONS just swam away from Machias , Maine
> on their way to points all over
> if you don't get one and you're supposed to
> let me know
> i joined the BAREN FORUM in '99 i think
> and thus my first post card exchange was the year of the HORSE
> only Snake to go now
> for the first time in my CHINESE new year career
> i felt totally stumped
> by the Dragon
> i seem to not think about dragons -AT ALL
> so it took me a while to come up with an idea
> i asked a lot of friends what their impression of dragon would be
> looked at real Chinese dragon images on pottery and drawings
> which to me look like lizards with the head of a man , dog or
> alligator
> i DID NOT google dragon-i would rather come up with MY OWN IDEA ;-)
> my friends directed me to lizards and dinosaurs
> in search of my dragon
> after looking thru natural history books
> and nature guides
> i choose as my model the Short- necked Pliosauris
> a huge , swimming REPTILE from the Jurassic period
> (there were long- necked ones too)
> and , greatly inspired by Terry's DRAGON WITH THE GIRL TATOO,
> i just took the idea/thought another step further ...
> it can be viewed EITHER horizontally or vertically
> which ever you prefer
> i thinks it works both ways
> i am greatly enjoying the 12 DRAGONS i have received
> and they adorn my front door molding
> thank you to all
> happy spring
> 70 degrees in Maine in March
> happy new dragon year to all Bareners
> Gillyin gatto
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Message 3
From: Jeff Simpson
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:37:43 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45260] Re: Tsunami Print Project and Exhibition Question.
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My advice (after having my first solo show back in August) is to just crank
out work and don't critique yourself (which I am great at!). Be responsible
for quantity, and quality will sort of sort itself out. Here in NM, work
seems to be priced by the square inch, so perhaps look at some galleries in
your area and price accordingly. My opinion is not to under price. You do
yourself and your fellows a disservice. I waited til the 11th hour to get
all my work done, and it ended up working out, but it was stressful. I wish
I had disciplined myself to work earlier than I did.


2012/3/20 Mark Mason

> **
> Hello everyone.****
> I was wondering if there is any update on how the Japanese Tsunami Relief
> Print Project was progressing? It was a great project to be associated with.
> ****
> I also have a, I wish I knew then what I knew now question.****
> Ive been offered a solo exhibition in May/June next year at a lovely
> gallery space attached to a small castle in my home town (The castle is
> depicted in my submission for Marias City of the World project). It will
> be my first ever solo exhibition and Ill have to produce a lot of new work
> prints and ink paintings, as well as trying to earn a living in these
> rocky times.****
> My question is to those of you who have had exhibitions; what do you wish
> youd known when you held your first show that you know now? Is it better
> to produce more work and select the best when hanging? Is an over-riding
> theme important, or just a scattered collection of pieces? I want to keep
> my prices affordable, but how cheap is cheap? Is under valuing as bad as
> over valuing? Off the peg frames, or custom made? Part of the exhibition
> will have to be given over to an explanation of the tools and techniques as
> water based printing methods are virtually unheard of in my experience in
> my part of **Lancashire**. Its all a little daunting, but an opportunity
> I dont think I should let pass me by.****
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Message 4
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:11:22 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45261] opportunity
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When looking for the rules of the competition, scroll down, English is at the bottom of the pdf

From:Nelly Van Overmeir
To:Nelly Van Overmeir
Sent:Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:58 AM
Subject:FW: Exlibris en kleingrafiek wedstrijd;Concours d'exlibris et d'oeuvres graphiques ;bookplates and small printmaking Competition ;Wettbewerb fr Exlibris und Kleinformat-Grafiken;Sint-Niklaas 2013

Dear Sir,
Dear Madam,,

Please find in the attached files the information about the International Sint-Niklaas bookplates and small printing competition 2013. In the website links you will find information about the past competitions and about the International Exlibris Centre and its collection. If you are not interested, please pass it on to others.

Lots of success!
Kind greetings

Nelly Van Overmeir
Internationaal Exlibriscentrum
Stedelijke Musea
Zwijgershoek 14
B-9100 Sint-Niklaas
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Message 5
From: Kristine Alder
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:52:11 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45262] Exchange 53 is right around the corner
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Hi Everyone!Things have been really quiet on the list lately. Just wanted to call your attention to the upcoming Exchange 53. Sign-ups will open on April 1, 2012. There is no theme for this exchange, but we do get to do a size of paper called "other." ;o) This time we will be featuring the Yatsugiri-ban size which measures 3.75 x 5 inches (9.5 x 12.7 cm), a great opportunity to use up those odd size papers left over from larger paper-size exchanges. With an open theme, the sky is the limit! This should be great fun!Keep in mind that the deadline for completed prints is on or before August 1, 2012. A small word of caution here: We all get so busy with life's activities, it would be helpful if you take a moment to look ahead on the calendar a few weeks. If it looks like your summer (northern hemisphere) is going to be packed with many other commitments, you may want to wait for the next exchange. We had several folks overextend their time commitments last summer, which in turn ended up effecting the success of the exchanges they had signed up for. All members of Baren are encouraged to get involved with the exchange program. It is an incredible way of connecting with other printmakers, building your own skills, and of course, building up your art collection with the many fantastic prints from all over the world! You are encouraged to review the rules for Baren Forum Exchanges at the following link: Cutting and Printing is sunny southern Utah....spring is definitely here,Kristine P.S. We have need of a couple of motivated printmakers to jump into Exchange 52 to complete the participant group after a couple of artists had to drop out. Please contact Diane Cutter or me at .
Kristine Alder
Baren Exchange Manager
St. George, UT
Art Educator/Printmaker/Book ArtistCo-President UAEA

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it,
but that it is too low and we reach it." --Michelangelo

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Subject: Arts of Japan series : embossment blocks part 2
Posted by: Dave Bull

So the two blocks that will be used for the borders and embossment decorations on all the (horizontal) prints in this series are now done:

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