Today's postings

  1. [Baren 31308] Print woodblocks/see the world ("April Vollmer")
  2. [Baren 31309] Summit Registration (Sharri LaPierre)
  3. [Baren 31310] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  4. [Baren 31311] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V36 #3537 (Jul 6, 2006) (Legreenart #
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Message 1
From: "April Vollmer"
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 12:40:24 -0400
Subject: [Baren 31308] Print woodblocks/see the world
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Sorry my life has been too busy to post much on Baren. I have been thinking
of you, though! I taught a great woodblock class in Santa Cruz in June, and
enjoyed catching up with the redoubtable Frank Trueba! A great guy, who has
been making some very nice prints lately.

My travels all revolve around teaching woodblock it seems. Last week I went
to Maine, and met a friend of Matt Brown, a woodblock artist some of you may

Next week I will teach in Santa Fe, where I hope to visit Lezle Williams,
also from Baren.

Unfortunately, all this traveling has intruded on my intention to attend the
Baren Summit. I will fly to Bosnia (to demonstrate Japanese woodblock, what
else!) the last week in August, so just can't fit it all in!

I have been taking the Hanga Woodcut Exchange portfolio to my classes to
show some individual approaches to moku hanga.

Thank you! Here are the details of my two upcoming classes, in July and in

best from NY,


July 24 to 28 at the Institute of American Indian Arts,
This intensive week long class takes place in the spacious new studio space
at the American Indian Art Institute in Santa Fe. Each participant will cut
and print a woodcut edition, learning the basics of moku hanga , the
traditional non-toxic Japanese woodcut technique.

New Hope For Art presents:

April Vollmer
September 25, 26 and 27, 2006
Three Day Workshop including a set of woodworking tools, all workshop
materials and breakfast and lunch also offers a 'B&B Option' that allows you
to stay at the B&B which is only steps away from the studio and work on your
own work throughout the evening.
Learn the traditional woodcut technique of Japan. This refined woodcut
technique offers rich, light-fast color, precise registration, non-toxic
cleanup and printing without a press. It is the same basic technique used by
the Japanese ukiyoe masters in the 18th century, made accessible for western
artists. The workshop includes an historical overview and will focus on how
the technique can be useful for contemporary printmakers.
A wide range of techniques including tsubushi (flat printing), goma zuri
(sesame seed printing), and bokashi (gradation printing) will be
demonstrated in a pleasant fume-free environment. Participants will design,
cut and print an edition of woodcuts on Japanese paper. The class will also
cover sharpening tools, using the kento registration system and printing
with a baren. The materials fee includes a set of Japanese cutting tools,
wood, paper and color.
April Vollmer, an accomplished artist who has been teaching this technique
since 1998, will present this special three-day comprehensive workshop.
Beginner and advanced printmakers will enjoy exploring this alternative
eastern printmaking method.
Go to http// for more info.
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Message 2
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 17:50:24 -0700
Subject: [Baren 31309] Summit Registration
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Viza Arlington and Stephanie Marinone,

I don't seem to have a Summit Registration form for you, however, I do
have your checks - they arrived safely today. Could you zip over to
the and fill out one of
the forms for me? I have this intricate system for keeping track of
everyone, which consists of a page for each in a 3 ring binder and I am
totally lost without pages for you. :-)

Thanks! See you in August. BTW Remember to get something to me for
the exhibition before Aug. 1 and let me know the title, how you want
your name, the price (remember the gallery will take 50% if it sells),
and the technique. No, you don't HAVE to, but if you want to .......

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Message 3
From: Blog Manager
Date: 15 Jul 2006 03:55:01 -0000
Subject: [Baren 31310] 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. (22 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Cutting Teeny Lines


Site Name: Mokuhankan - Woodblock Prints from Japan

Item: eBooks now available at Mokuhankan!


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Author: bdelpesco
Item: Illustration Friday 7/14/2006 - Sacrifice

Author: bdelpesco
Item: Paper Experiments


[Baren] members: if you have a printmaking blog (or a website with a published ATOM feed), and wish it to be included in this daily checklist, please write to the Baren Blog Manager at:

For reference, sites/blogs currently being checked are:
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Message 4
From: Legreenart #
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 01:00:57 -0400
Subject: [Baren 31311] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V36 #3537 (Jul 6, 2006)
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Hand-Pulled Prints International XIII call for entries is now available. A copy can be viewed online at , and email versions can be requested from:

Mixed media primarily involving printmaking and 3-D prints, monoprints and monotypes are welcome.

Thnksa, Le