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From: Mary Kuster
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 20:10:13 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38135] Baren Ads & Ops Volume 1 February 2009
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Baren Ads & Ops

Welcome to the Baren Ads & Ops Newsletter
February 15, 2009 Volume I

Training Video

* In depth Moku Hanga DVD instructional video. This DVD is playable
on your computer or a video player attached to the TV. The
information and instructions shown on this professionally made DVD
is over an hour long and is second to none. It is the accumulation
of 18 years of hands on experience by Graham Scholes who has
created over 100 print images, carving 600 plates and printed
approximately 55 thousand sheets of Hosho Paper. Full details are
available at...

* Nik Semenoff has produced a DVD - New Directions in Printmaking:
The Technical Side ·which contains the following:·-Toner in All
Media: General information on how toner can be used in print
media, Waterless Lithography: Explains how to use common caulking
silicone as the ink rejection surface on the plate, Toner in
Intaglio: How toner is used with photo intaglio plates and using
electro-etching for safer etching; Copper sulfate Mordant: Using
inexpensive copper sulfate and common salt to etch metal plates.
It can be converted to cupric chloride for etching copper plates.
Order on the Internet by using PayPal:


* Available to a Good Home for the Cost of Postage ·One 7.5" x 17"
"*Dragon Skin" (Maru Bake Hairsplitting Device)* from McClain's,
unopened in plastic wrapper. The dimensions refer to the wood on
which the metal "skin" is mounted; the former is about 4" x 15". I
have decided never to endure the clip-burn-scrap ordeal of
preparing brushes, so I have no use for this. US Mail is $8.00 in
the USA; not available to non-US folks, sorry.·AEleen Frisch

* *Letterpress and lead type* for sale. $300, a crating fee of $50,
plus shipping. Located in Magnolia Springs, Alabama near Mobile.
For more information and


* **Charles Brand 36" x 60" etching press** in excellent condition,
owned by a single owner (professional printer) for sale at
$10,000. Price includes 2 sets of blankets and assorted other
blankets.·Press has been well maintained and all
original parts are intact. Press is in small mid-Manhattan loft
building. Price does not include rigging, shipping. Contact:
Deborah at or 207.799.4097 home/studio 0r
207.272.9985 mobile

* *Cherry wood* Plank cherry excess! I ordered a bunch of solid
cherry boards and now I'm into a larger project for which I use
cherry plywood. It will be a while before I get to my cherry wood
and I thought maybe someone wants to try this delightful material
in the meantime. Stored in single digit humidity, clean, straight
boards. Cut, sanded smooth and ready to carve. Shipping additional.

Sizes approximate: 6 x 8 x 3/4 inches - $5
8 x 10 x 3/4 inches - $10
Uncut, unsanded planks, as is from the mill:
6 x 20+ inches - $15
8+ (10 max.) x 24+ inches - $25
Email for shipping estimate and/or to order


* *Intermediate Woodcut Printmaking Workshop with Maria Arango*

February 20-22, 2009, Red Barn Art Center Instructor: Maria Arango (2008
Artist-in-Residence) Members: $140 for both days Non-Members: $175 for
both days Beatty Residents: $50 per day. Additional studio time: $25 per

This workshop will cover the essentials of relief printmaking and
introduce more advanced techniques. Instructor will demonstrate various
techniques to achieve multi-color woodcuts, including puzzle woodcuts,
reduction woodcuts and multi-block woodcuts. Participants will be
encouraged to complete a multi-color project during the workshop.
Participants of every level can be accommodated. In the spirit of
printmaking tradition, participants will create a minimum of one small
edition in order to exchange prints with every other participant and
walk away with a beautiful collection.

Two full days of dedicated instruction from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday
and Sunday. To reserve your space, send an email to with the word WORKSHOP in the subject line.
Lodging is available in nearby Beatty, lunch, a Friday night arrival
dinner and all basic supplies will be provided. For more information
call 702- 870-9946.

Artist Opportunities

Creatures Great and Small/ *open call* for art using animals
as metaph

October 23 - December 6, 2009
Postmark Deadline: April 1, 2009
Information: For entry form and additional information please contact
Becky Atkinson, Director of University Galleries, (270) 809-6734, Becky
Atkinson, or


Ads & Ops published on the 15th of each month
Send your ad or opportunity request before the 13th to
Newsletter coordinator: Mary Kuster

Digest Appendix

Postings made on [Baren] members' blogs
over the past 24 hours ...

Posted by: Dean Clark

I have posted this as is for any of you who would be interested in a good reason to go to there's a bad reason to go.

Summer Class in Florence, Italy
Syracuse University

Experimental Printmaking and the Artist's Book
(PRT 300/500, 3 credits, undergraduate or graduate)
May 28 ? July 11, 2009
Prof. Holly Greenberg

This is a hands-on studio for art students interested in exploring new ways of image-making through experimental methods of printmaking and the artist's book. Demonstrations include: monotype, collagraph, photo-collagraph, Pronto plates, gum printing, chine colle, eastern and western bookbinding, and marbleizing paper. Studio work is complemented with field trips to the Uffizi Gallery and area artisans working in book arts, printmaking, and fine art papers.

Dusty Herbig
Assistant Professor of Art-Printmaking
Syracuse University
School of Visual & Performing Art
Comstock Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13210


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Subject: something frivolous
Posted by: Andrew Stone

After all the pompousness of my last post I thought I better come clean. Another sketchbook doodle that has become a little print. No deep meaning. Not "ART" . The print version at 4" X 6" is about 8X larger than the original drawing done from memory.
Both my children use their scooters everyday so it's an object of daily life for us. The chocolate kiss on the other hand is from my memory. I've moved on to better chocolate. Although, if there's a bowl of them at the doctor's office or the bank I will still eat them without shame.
The title was added when I carved the block. I think I might remove it. Or just print it on the little white label.

Scooter Kiss
Japanese woodblock print in Sumi ink on S. Torinoko paper

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Subject: Self Portrait with Tree: Tree Hugger
Posted by: Linda Beeman

When given the theme of doing a self-portrait with or as a tree, I decided on "with". Previous self portraits that I have done just show my face. This time I wanted to explore an inner self.

Because my prints are based on the land and waterscapes of Michigan and I care deeply about the quality of the Great Lakes and the rivers and streams that feed them, I've had some ask me if I am an environmentalist.

In my mind, an environmentalist is more science based. They know the "whys", the "hows" and the "what needs to be done" of the environment. I would not pretend to know those things and am thankful there are people who do and bring needed attention to the environment's stresses and needs.

Having been a participant in the very first Earth Day I do feel a repsonsibility to my immediate environment. Oh do I hate litter! I cannot understand why people still do it. I am beyond annoyed by people who trash our water systems with everything from empty soda cans to tires and furniture.

"Our ability to percieve quality in nature begins, as in art,
with . . .
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