Today's postings

  1. [Baren 29686] First Dogs! (l k)
  2. [Baren 29687] Re: First Dogs! (tfl4467 #
  3. [Baren 29688] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V33 #3314 (Dec 27, 2005) ("phare-camp #")
  4. [Baren 29689] Franks dog (Salsbury)
  5. [Baren 29690] Woodblock prints on display in North Carolina ... (baren_member #
  6. [Baren 29691] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: l k
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 09:37:41 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 29686] First Dogs!
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Happy Holidays to all you Bareners out there!
I finally got to the post office and found 4 dogs waiting for me in my PostOffice Box.
What a Hoot!
Four little gifts!
I'm so carbonated about this...
it's my first exchange....
my third, on-my-own printing since Bootcamp....
and I'm way fired up...
simply because there's going to be a whole slew of these 4x6'ers...
mine included!
Really a nice size.
Wood will be ready for cutting this afternoon,
so, I'll be off and running.
I hope to mail about mid January...
Again...this is simply thrilling for me!

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Message 2
From: tfl4467 #
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 11:07:20 -0700
Subject: [Baren 29687] Re: First Dogs!
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Oh Linda, you sound as thrilled as I am! I love these little beauties,
thanks to my recent artists who have sent them already! I just got
Carol Baker's from AK, and Frank Trueba's from CA! I appreciate these
so much, thank you all. (and yes there are more to come! woo hoo)

Carol: I love the soft colors you chose and the feel of the paper too.
Lovely, our 10 yr. old daughter thinks that your paper is actually wood.

Frank: Thank you for taking time to tell the story about Hachiko. I
learned something, and it is a sweet, sweet story which makes me want to
read more.

Mindy Wilson (MT)
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Message 3
From: "phare-camp #"
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 17:25:39 -0500
Subject: [Baren 29688] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V33 #3314 (Dec 27, 2005)
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Sacramento Carol you said it! (lets hope no other Carol in Sacto joins or
we'll really get confuzzy) I too love the clever dogs that have been
arriving in my mailbox! As one who didn't print an image of a rooster for
the year of the rooster, I can relate to "alternative representational

Editioning prints...I think the purpose is to show that there are a limited
number of prints available. The rarer the original prints there are the
more valuable it becomes, just as in original paintings. This is an
increasingly valuable standard of making a statement against industrial
art. With the ability to mechanically reproduce imagery into the millions,
editioning is a way of assuring your fans that your work is created by
hand, because it's virtually impossible to hand print millions of works
from one hand carved plank of wood...Yes it's easier not to edition, but
editioning (with honesty) is a way of assuring quality. Do I edition all
my prints? No, just the ones that are few.

Mindy you can see my monkey at, along with all my other "year
of" postcards. When you get to the homepage click the green monkey statue
to get to the sitemap.

Patti Phare-Camp

From: "Mindy Wilson"
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 11:43:55 -0700
Subject: [Baren 29668] Year of the monkey

I am just wondering if there are any Year of the Monkey prints available
for viewing.
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Message 4
From: Salsbury
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 16:47:13 -0600
Subject: [Baren 29689] Franks dog
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Hi Frank,

Thanks for the lovely dog card. I need to know who it was really meant
for. I am not on the year of the dog exchange list. I am on the SSNW05
list. I will be happy to forward it for you.

Sue Salsbury
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Message 5
From: baren_member #
Date: 29 Dec 2005 23:39:55 -0000
Subject: [Baren 29690] Woodblock prints on display in North Carolina ...

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Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts warms the month of February for art lovers ... In Gallery B, the center showcases Ukiyo-e: Pictures of the Floating World; Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Collection of Dr. Margaret Polson. This exquisite exhibition of wood block prints is the newest addition to Appalachian’s Permanent Collection, a generous gift from Dr. Margaret ‘Peggy’ Polson, a longtime faculty member of ASU who is retired and currently lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

The art of ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” originated in the metropolitan culture of Tokyo during a time when shoguns ruled Japan’s political and military arenas, and Japan was largely isolated from cultural influence from the outside world. It was in this context that Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858), the featured artist in this exhibition, rose to prominence as an artist of wood block prints. Born in Tokyo, Hiroshege’s skills as an artist were recognized by his elders at just 10 years old. He was particularly skillful at drawing realistic scenes of famous vistas. It was this work that brought him into prominence and continues to bring him acclaim. The works on display at the Turchin Center present an overview of this print genre, and provide a context in which to learn more about this historically important artist. A “Lunch and Learn” educational discussion about this exhibition will be held on February 15 from noon-1pm in Gallery B.

This exhibition will be on display in Gallery B through March 18.
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Message 6
From: Blog Manager
Date: 30 Dec 2005 04:55:03 -0000
Subject: [Baren 29691] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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This is an automatic update message being sent to [Baren] by the forum blog software.

The following new entries were found on the listed printmaker's websites during the past 24 hours. (12 sites checked, just before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Wood Engraver

Author: Andy English
Item: Partridge In a Pear Tree


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