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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September 23, 2011

Chinese Woodblock Print Exhibition at UMMA


Multiple Impressions: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints

July 16–October 23, 2011



Multiple Impressions is organized by the University of Michigan Museum of Art with the cooperation and support of the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China. The 114 works on view by 41 of China's leading contemporary printmakers showcase the extraordinary innovations, both in technique and conception while providing an important framework for understanding both contemporary art from China and contemporary Chinese society.

For more info go to:

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November 22, 2009

IFPDA Print Fair 09

The International Fine Print Dealers Association's (IFPDA) annual show, Printfair 09 in New York is considered to be one of the largest and finest in the world. The show ran November 5-9, 2009. See a full show review including photos and print prices.

Note. The Art of Japan offered a superb selection of color woodblock Orientalist prints, including two works by Hashiguchi Goyo; "Woman Applying Makeup" from 1918 that was priced at $39,500, and "Combing Her Hair" from 1920 that was marked $79,500.

Make sure to visit the IFPDA's What's On page to see a list of worlwide exhibits and workshops featuring fine prints & printmakers.

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September 4, 2009

A "whale" of a print

Check out this work by artist Julian Meredith. Julian is doing his residency at The Northern Print Biennale International Printmaking and Events which takes place across Newcastle – Gateshead – June to October 2009.

"I am printing the Blue Whale at the moment and have made three prints that are currently hanging in the hall. Each one takes a full day to complete and I expect to have finished five by the end of the residency. The Whale will be created from 25 Elm planks from a tree brought from Alnwick, Northumberland, ten years ago. This is the biggest woodcut print I have produced and the Elm is virtually extinct in Northumberland."

For more details and pictures on the making of this gigantic print and other related work check the residency website.

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July 26, 2009

911 Portfolio

The Artist's Registry at the National September 11 Memorial Museum, is a gathering place and virtual gallery for art created in response to the events of 9/11. The artists range from seasoned professionals to novices inspired to express their reactions to 9/11 through painting, drawing, writing, music, and more.

It was John Center's idea that the Baren group undertake the creation of a portfolio theme "Remembering the Firemen of 9/11". The portfolio traveled across the U.S. in 2002 and thanks to the efforts of Carol Lyons it was included in the 911 Artists Registry above and also in the permanent collection of the New York City Public Library.

Image by Lezle Willliams (2002)

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June 18, 2009

Baren Cairn María Arango Monterrey México exhibit

Photos of the Baren Cairn at First International Printmaking Collective 2009 Monterrey México. Centro Cultural Abasolo of the School of Arquitecture of Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.
Arte Desarrollo Humano
Second International Prints for Peace 2009, Second International Printmaking Collective 2010

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Baren CAIRN María Arango Coordinator

I would like to share these photos of the Baren Cairn coordinated by Maria Arango. Maria was one of the 10 printmakers participating in the First International Printmaking exhibit 2009 at the Centro Cultural Abasolo School of Architecture of the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Léon. Please see the invitation with the prints of the other participants at: . Six international and 4 Mexican artists participated with 3 prints each. The prints with passpartout were mailled and I framed them all with 40 x 50 centimeters acrilics. I am very gratefull to all the participants for this exhibit.

I invited Maria to exhibit the Cairn in this same exhibit as coordinator. The comments were very positive in general for the exhibit. For the Cairn specially there was much interest for this inovative initiative. The Cairn besides beeing beautifull is an excellent educational and inspirational piece of art for our students and artists here. Thanks to all the 84 international printmakers that participated in the Cairn. You can see the artists names of the Cairn at:
Second International Prints for Peace Juried Exhibit México 2009 -deadline July 15 2009

Dra. Guadalupe Victorica
Arte Desarrollo Humano
Segunda Convocatoria Internacional Grabados por la Paz México 2009 IMNRC
Segunda Colectiva Internacional de Grabado 2010
Second International Prints for Peace 2009, Second International Printmaking Collective 2010

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May 24, 2009

Mike Lyon - Exhibition

"Figuring it Out: Mike Lyon Prints and Drawings." Exhibition runs from April 14 through July 19, 2009 at the Beach Museum of Art in Manhattan, Kansas. Includes large pen and ink drawings and prints by Mike Lyon plus selections from his collection of Japanese woodblock prints.

For more videos showcasing Mike's work please visit his YouTube page at or directly at Mike's website:

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