March 3, 2012

Dragons awake after 12 years sleep !

DSCF0171.JPG        Dragons awaken ! 

  After 12 years of hibernation an old set of New Year Dragon prints awaken to wreak havoc upon a northern suburb of Chicago. The prints were part of the original Baren Chinese New Year Dragon exchange of 2000 (Y2K). They were also part of a Baren exhibit at the Skokie Public Library and after that ran it's course the dragons were silenced until last month when they came out of hibernation to attend a New Year party at Walgreens headquarters. The dragon prints were so well received that they may have found a permanent resting place !

  Among the artists represented: Ruth Leaf, Gary Luedtke, April Vollmer, Maria Arango-Diener, Bea Gold, John Ryrie, Sarah Hauser, Jean Eger Womack, Lynita Shimizu, Julio Rodriguez, Andrea Rich, Barbara Mason, Wanda Robertson, Josephine Severn, Jan Telfer, Phillip Smith, Sylvia Taylor, Jack Reisland, Gayle Cline Wohlken, Horacio Soarez-Neto, Arafat AL-Naim, David Mohallatee, Le Green, Jean Norman Chase, Daryl DePry and others.


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May 31, 2010

Carol Jessen prints at Chemers Gallery

Here are some very nice images by artist Carol Jessen. For more info and links to Carol's work and Chemers gallery go here:

To go to Carol's website click here:



"The Papermakers" (left) and "Slick Tracks" (right)

"Edge of the Bamboo Forest"

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May 11, 2010

Paul Binnie - latest print "Inazuma" (Lightning)

From Blue Rim gallery in London:

Paul Binnie, May 2010, (New release)
Oban, 66 x 32 cm. Edition of 40.

'Inazuma' means Lightning, but is a literary term that brings ideas of fertilising the fields derived from ancient poetry. The large format of this print gives a dramatic feeling of the verticality of the bolt of lightning as it crackles between dark clouds and rain to earth.

Within the edition of 40, there are 14 different printings, including 3 printings of solid black overlaid to achieve a deep, opaque darkness in the heaviest clouds.

To see a vast collection of Paul Binnie's prints at Blue Rim Gallery visit this link.

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July 5, 2009

2009 Chinese New Year OX prints Gallery now up

The 2009 New Year Ox prints are up on the online gallery. Many thanks to Carole Baker for scanning and uploading the images to the Baren website.

You can see the prints received so far at:

You can also go to the participants list to see who has delivered prints (name/info in green). Approximately half has sent prints so far. The rest of us better get going and get the Oxen prints done and mailed asap.

Prints by Lynn Starun and Joseph Beery.

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May 5, 2009

"Dale Phelps - A Tribute" Exhibition

The Baren family has lost a dear member. Dale Phelps of Waterloo Iowa died at home on April 13th after battling prostate cancer since 1993. Dale, an active member of discussion group and of Baren's woodblock print exchanges since 2005 was a retired orthopedic surgeon, printmaker and along with his wife Dianne a huge supporter of the local Arts. Dale's voice and work will be sorely missed at

The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art is currently presenting an exhibition titled 'Dale Phelps: A Tribute,' which will run from Monday, April 27 through Saturday, May 9. Dale was a 2005 graduate of UNI with Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and, noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is located at the corner of Hudson Road and West 27th Street, on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. For more information, call (319) 273-3095 or visit

For a closer look at Dale's prints visit his personal website at:

For more info on Dale's life and his support of the Arts read:
WCF Courier - Article 1
WCF Courier - Article 2

"George W. Quixote" by Dale Phelps

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October 1, 2008

Mokuhanga in Toronto

Here is the link:

Ralph Kiggell

Yasuyuki Shibata

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April 1, 2007

Chinese New Year Prints

The New Year Exchange prints site has been updated
with images from past exchanges. Horses, dogs, sheep,
monkey, pigs, etc. Over 250 prints on display....

New-Year Exchange Gallery

Many thanks to Carole Baker for all the scanning & uploading.

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August 22, 2006

Parting shot...


I found this sign across the bathroom door Saturday morning. It kind of sums the Summit. It was great and I can't wait to digest all hese new things I've learned and come to the next one - where ever it may

Cheers! Sharri

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