Details of [Baren Exchange #33]
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
One month starting April 1, 2007
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
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.
for your exchange prints may be ordered
from the Baren
-- 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.
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.
#33 print information form
If your prints
do not conform to the above specifications for Medium,
Image size, Paper size, Paper type,
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.
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
[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.
You must enclose 31 prints
a self-addressed mailing label,
sufficient return postage
(in the coordinator's
native currency or postage).
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.
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: