Today's postings

  1. [Baren 26910] Re: new to baren (Mike Lyon)
  2. [Baren 26911] new to Baren ("Harry French")
  3. [Baren 26912] Ball-bearing Baren Solution (ArtfulCarol #
  4. [Baren 26913] 2005 Miniature Print Competition (Mike Lyon)
  5. [Baren 26914] Re: new to Baren ("Ramsey Household")
  6. [Baren 26915] Political Agenda Exchange - Time to put up... (Lawrence Finn)
  7. [Baren 26916] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V30 #2934 (Jan 24, 2005) ("Connie Lambert")
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Message 1
From: Mike Lyon
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 07:37:06 -0600
Subject: [Baren 26910] Re: new to baren
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Charles Philip Brooks wrote:
>I recently joined the baren forum. Below is brief information on my work.
>I am specifically interested in French Barbizon and German Expressionist
>printmaking, as well as the work of contemporary artists. I am looking
>forward to collaborating with other printmakers.

Welcome, Charles! Look forward to your Baren participation and hope you'll
look into our quarterly print exchange program: -- one of the ways we
'collaborate' !!

-- Mike

Mike Lyon
Kansas City, Missouri
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Message 2
From: "Harry French"
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 14:47:34 -0000
Subject: [Baren 26911] new to Baren
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Charles, welcome to Baren.
I see you are interested in German expressionism.
Western oilheads, like myself, are abundant amongst the tolerant Moku Hanga printers so you won't be alone!
One of the best slideshows I have seen on expressionist prints is at the MOMA
I always have to refresh the exhibition page before entering.
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Message 3
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 09:57:42 EST
Subject: [Baren 26912] Ball-bearing Baren Solution
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Thank you for the solutions sent from all over the world.

WD 40 sprayed on, then wiped clean is what worked. I use a barrier paper and
am water-based.

Now I'm rolling with experiments on several kinds of paper.

What a pleasure! What a group!

Carol Lyons
Irvington, NY
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Message 4
From: Mike Lyon
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 14:46:24 -0600
Subject: [Baren 26913] 2005 Miniature Print Competition
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I spoke with Tony Kirk this afternoon -- he will soon post an update
extending the submission deadline to around February 22, so there's still
some time to get your prints in!!!

The 5th Biennial International Miniature Print Competition 2005
Sponsored by:
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Mathews Park, 299 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850

Tel: 203-899-7999
Entry form:

* Eligibility: original prints in any media (no drawings, giclee, iris
prints, laser prints, photographs, offset lithographs, or xeroxed
reproduction) Prints cannot exceed a total image area of 4 square inches
(25.8cm in total image area) maximum (1"x4", 2"x2", etc). Outside
dimensions of the printing paper should not exceed 6"x11" (15.2x27.9 cm).
* Prizes: a number of cash prizes and purchase awards totalling at
least $1000 will be made by the juror
* Juror: Helen Harrison, art historian, art critic for the New York
Times, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, curator and
* Entry Deadline: January 31, 2005 (extended to around the third week
of February)
* Exhibition: April 3 - May 21, 2005
This is a great show presented by the most wonderful and honorable group of
people -- don't hesitate!

-- Mike

Mike Lyon
Kansas City, Missouri
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Message 5
From: "Ramsey Household"
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 14:07:25 -0800
Subject: [Baren 26914] Re: new to Baren
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Thanks for the wonderful website! This is simply marvelous!

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Message 6
From: Lawrence Finn
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 23:32:13 +1100
Subject: [Baren 26915] Political Agenda Exchange - Time to put up...
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Would the following people please flick me an email off list.

Amanda Yopp
Scott Lyon
Carol Wagner
Martin Stanley
Jeanne Norman Chase
Chris Blank
Georga Garside
Robert Swain Charles
Eli Griggs
Claude Jones
Atara Kessler

The work is now due and people are waiting to get their mitts on your work!


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Message 7
From: "Connie Lambert"
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 19:26:19 -0600
Subject: [Baren 26916] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V30 #2934 (Jan 24, 2005)
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Wow, what a wonderful museum. Makes me wish I could go there to see it in
person. Thank you for sharing the info/links. I'll put that on my list of
places to visit.
I've been reading for a week now and figured that I should eventually
introduce myself. My name is Connie Lambert. I met April Vollmer at
Frogman's this past summer. I didn't have the workshop with her but often
dropped in on the Hanga class she was teaching. I found it very fascinating.

I found the Baren site while surfing April's site.
On a more personal note. I had several printmaking classes in college in the
late 80's, but upon graduating I promptly found a "real" job to pay the
bills. After spending several years in advertising (which I enjoyed) I was
reintroduced to printmaking, primarily the non-toxic collagraph process. The
texture and layering that you can achieve with this process appealed to me.
In order to have access to a press I signed up for 12 semesters of the same
class at the community college. Taking a semester off to have my first
Upon deciding to stay at home with my daughter I quit the advertising job,
BOUGHT A PRESS - Yipee!!!! and spent what little free time I had printing.
Now I have a second daughter, but I'm still printing. I'm addicted. Hook
line and sinker. I mix and match the processes. If I had to choose a
favorite process it would probably be collagraph. I hope that doesn't mean I
can't be a part of Baren. I like to layer lots of colors, and textures. I
use several plates made by different printing methods.

I've got a web site in the works. But as I'd rather spend free time printing
the website has been lower on the priority list.
Mr. Lyon, I have to say that your work is truly amazing. I'm at a loss to
figure out just how you keep it all in register.

If anyone has any questions about me or my work, please ask. Or if anyone
has any links/groups/forums on other printmaking processes that you think I
might enjoy please advise.
Connie Lambert
St. Louis, MO