Today's postings

  1. [Baren 26800] Re: flying monkeys! (Aqua4tis #
  2. [Baren 26801] Print Room at MFA (Tyrus Clutter)
  3. [Baren 26802] monkeys and roosters (Barbara Mason)
  4. [Baren 26803] Re: Print Room at MFA (Mary Brooks-Mueller)
  5. [Baren 26804] Re: small horn toot (Sharri LaPierre)
  6. [Baren 26805] Pricing (Aon97 #
  7. [Baren 26806] Re: Pricing (Barbara Mason)
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Message 1
From: Aqua4tis #
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 08:55:07 EST
Subject: [Baren 26800] Re: flying monkeys!
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im still printing monkeys you send me one and ill send you one
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Message 2
From: Tyrus Clutter
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 10:43:53 -0500
Subject: [Baren 26801] Print Room at MFA
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In preparation for a new print series (it isn't woodblock however, so I
won't get into those details) I am planning to spend some time in the print
room at the MFA in Boston. I already have a list of artists I am
investigating, but was wondering if any of you have thoughts on some others
I should check out. I'm not a hanga guy, but am more interested in the
western tradition. Is anyone familiar enough with their collection to know
of some gems I should be sure to see? I have a feeling I may end up being
the expert on this list after a few trips.

Tyrus Clutter
Director, Christians in the Visual Arts
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984

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978-867-4125: Fax

Christians in the Visual Arts is the premier visual arts organization
connecting the artist, the Church, and the culture.
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Message 3
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 14:28:20 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 26802] monkeys and roosters
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My monkeys and roosters have flown out the door, so if you are not on the list for either monkeys or roosters and want one email me your address off list and I will send one. It feels good to have them out of here, they have been done and waiting for me to ship for a couple of months....just could not seem to get to it. If I owe you a print and you do not get one soon in the mail, let me know! I have 10 out of the USA, not counting Canada and really feel for you people who have to pay so much postage to get them to us.....we should have one central place in the USA to send them and then send them out from here. It would be soooo much less money. I voulunteer if anyone wants to send roosters to me for distribution.
Best to all,
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Message 4
From: Mary Brooks-Mueller
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 18:29:43 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 26803] Re: Print Room at MFA
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I have been to MFA several times and can't get enough
of the collection of prints by Albrecht Durer, both
relief and intaglio. They must have more than 500
prints in their collection, incuding different states
of various prints and different techniques of a given
image. Especially if you are interested in the history
of religion and master artworks, I'd view the Durer
prints. But then, he's one of my favorites.
Mary Ann
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Message 5
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 19:59:36 -0800
Subject: [Baren 26804] Re: small horn toot
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I doubt anyone would criticize Emily Carr for her paintings of totem
poles - they were so obviously and definitely Emily's interpretation.
She was not copying anything anyone else had already done in a 2 D
format. And, I don't think they were literal, anyway!! :-) I could go
on about this subject ad infinitum, so I'll quit and not say another
word. Back to carving for #23 -

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Message 6
From: Aon97 #
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 23:10:18 -0500
Subject: [Baren 26805] Pricing
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I'd like to know if any of you have any particular theories, philosophies or formulas about pricing your work. Whenever I talk to my artist friends, they just freeze up at the whole idea of pricing. I know everyone has a different approach, but I would like to know how you, personally, determine prices for your work.

Jeff Dean
Hamburg NY
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Message 7
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 20:47:15 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 26806] Re: Pricing
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I do it by size....I took the smallest amount I would consider for a small piece and doubled it for the gallery 50%.....then I just went up in price by size...smallest pieces are $65 framed (3x3" image) and largest pieces are $900. These are 22x42". This seemed the easiest way to do it and has worked well for me. I never have to think about it now so it makes it easy. Some take longer to make than others, but it is an average. My editions are small, from 6-20 pieces, most being about 10. The editions for baren at 31 are the largest ones I do except for the New Year's card at about 75. Of course the baren exchange prints are never for sale, so I guess this doesn't matter. So this is one way, I am sure other artists have a different method but this works for me.
Best to you,