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[Baren] Exchange #33

Details of [Baren Exchange #33]
  • Participation: You must be an active member of [Baren] in order to participate in this exchange. The mailing list that makes up [Baren] is open to everyone to join, and the membership is thus made up of a mix of 'lurkers' and active participants in the forum. Signing up for an Exchange obliges your active participation in [Baren] discussions... If you remain a 'mystery' name, it leaves everyone feeling quite uncomfortable.
  • Medium: Woodblock print (hand rubbed or pulled on a press, B&W or colour, any pigments, any paper). Note: The Baren Exchange is a program for forum members to create, exchange and display editions of woodblock prints. Relief prints pulled from wood substitutes and wood-like materials, including linoleum, corian, MDF, resingrave, and similar are acceptable as are collagraphs. Coordinators are obligated to reject prints whose primary method of production is by other means. For example: monotype, intaglio, stencil, lithography, ink jet, laser, photocopy, etc are to be rejected by the coordinator.
  • Theme:Three colors (prints must be pulled from at least three blocks using three or more colors)
  • Image size: no restriction
  • Paper size: Chu-tanzaku -- about 15 x 5 inches (13 x 39 cm)
  • Paper type: no restriction
  • Registration period: One month starting April 1, 2007
  • Drop-out deadline: July 1, 2007 If you must drop out of the exchange, please do so as early as possible in order to give people on the waiting list time to complete and submit their prints. If you drop out after this date then a penalty may be imposed.
  • Delivery deadline for finished prints: August 1, 2007 -- if you do not deliver acceptable prints by this date then a penalty may be imposed.
  • Collated exchange mailing deadline: September 1, 2007. The coordinator is required to complete mailing the collated prints on or before this date.
  • click here to order a case for your exchange printsExchange Case for your exchange prints may be ordered from the Baren Mall -- these are a dark blue cloth-covered 'flop-open' type box (with cords for tying it closed), contained in a cardboard slip case. The prints simply stack up inside it. An 'official' Baren label for your case may be downloaded here -- edit the exchange number on the front and spine and then print it and paste it onto the cardboard slip case -- it is designed to wrap around the slip case so that the exchange number is visible on the spine.
  • Collophon information: Please fill out and submit the print information form to send your print details for the colophon page the coordinator will prepare as soon as possible after your prints are mailed.
    Exchange #33 print information form
    Rejected prints: If your prints do not conform to the above specifications for Medium, Image size, Paper size, Paper type, and/or Delivery deadline then the coordinator should promptly reject them, notify you by email, and (if you enclosed sufficient postage) promptly return them. You may repair and/or replace the prints prior to the delivery deadline or drop out of the exchange prior to the drop-out deadline without penalty, otherwise a penalty may be imposed.
  • Communications: It is essential that the coordinator be in close and timely communication with you. You must respond promptly to e-mails sent from the coordinator and must notify the coordinator of any change in e-mail address. If you become 'lost' and do not respond to communications from the coordinator, you may be dropped from the exchange without further notice. If this occurs after the Drop-out deadline, a penalty may imposed.
  • Penalty: The [Baren] Exchange Manager will promptly notify you by email if it is determined that you may be subject to penalty. After serious deliberation while keeping in mind these specifications, the mission of [Baren], the circumstances, and any explanation you provide, the [Baren] Exchange Manager will decide whether to impose any penalty and will promptly notify you of that decision. Any such penalty will be limited to removing your name from any active exchange sign-up and exchange participants lists for a period not to exceed one year.
  • Delivery information: You must enclose 31 prints, a self-addressed mailing label, and sufficient return postage (in the coordinator's native currency or postage). If you do not know the exact amount of return postage, please send more than you think will be required, for example $10 for USA to USA delivery, $20 for international delivery. Your coordinator is a volunteer and is not obligated to return your prints unless you enclose enough postage. Please deliver your prints in a package that can easily be reused for shipping the collated suite back to you. See USPS.com for precise rate information. In the USA, the best way to send the prints is Priority Mail -- the post office will even provide the box! It is $3.95 to $5.75 for up to 2 lbs depending on distance. For Global Priority Mail (outside the US), enclose $11 to Canada, $13 to Mexico, $15 to Europe, $16 to Australia, Japan, New Zealand.
Address to which Exchange #33 prints should be shipped:

Current status of the [Baren] Exchange #33 subscription list:

  1. Bobbie Mandel
  2. Bonnie Primbsch
  3. Marilynn Smith
  4. Robert Viana
  5. Monica Bright
  6. Bridget Pilip
  7. Roy Leroux
  8. George Jarvis
  9. Carole Baker
  10. Sharen Linder
  11. Diane Cutter
  12. Claudia G Coonen
  13. Julio Rodriguez
  14. Wanda Robertson
  15. Gilda Machado-Zimmerling
  16. Carol L. Myers
  17. Berndt Savig
  18. Chris Blank
  19. Larry Phelps
  20. Joseph Taylor
  21. Joseph R.Kozenczak
  22. Jean Womack
  23. Nancy Osadchuck
  24. Kathe Welch
  25. Angee Lennard
  26. Heather Piazza
  27. Eli Griggs
  28. Mellissa Read-Devine
  29. Mark Mason
  30. Dale Phelps
Waiting list -- (recent experience indicates that there is an excellent chance that the first three or four on the waiting list may be promoted into the exchange often in the 11th hour -- you should prepare prints if you wish to participate):


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