Today's postings

  1. [Baren 31416] Re: Q on waterbased inks ("Maria Arango")
  2. [Baren 31417] Opening tonight (Sharri LaPierre)
  3. [Baren 31418] Re: Opening tonight (Bobbi Chukran)
  4. [Baren 31419] Re: Opening tonight (Diane Cutter)
  5. [Baren 31420] Summit Schedule (Sharri LaPierre)
  6. [Baren 31421] Re: Opening tonight (ArtfulCarol # aol.com)
  7. [Baren 31422] Exhibit in Vancouver USA (Barbara Mason)
  8. [Baren 31423] go Sharri (cucamongie # aol.com)
  9. [Baren 31424] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  10. [Baren 31425] Dirty Fingernails Say A Lot ("hanna_platt # excite.com")
  11. [Baren 31426] X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report ("hanna_platt # excite.com")
  12. [Baren 31427] Re: Baren Member blogs: Update Notification ("William DeMond")
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Message 1
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 07:19:34 -0700
Subject: [Baren 31416] Re: Q on waterbased inks
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Thanks all for on and off list suggestions.

Yes, I have the Graphic Chemical extender and Daniel Smith's transparent
base.
I just got my Daniel Smith printed catalog and there is some info in there.
But the most helpful was the Akua-Kolor website
http://www.waterbasedinks.com/waterbased.html and their line of extenders.
They have a sample pack with all their extenders and I will be trying and
testing them with other brands.

Maria


Maria Arango
www.1000woodcuts.com
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Message 2
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 09:49:55 -0700
Subject: [Baren 31417] Opening tonight
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Helllooooo all you Baren-ers in the Portland/Vancouver area (in the
upper left hand corner of a US map)!

Tonight is the fabulous opening of the Barenforum.org group show at the
North Bank Gallery, 1005 Main St., Vancouver, 5 - 8pm. I will, of
course, see EACH AND EVERY ONE of you there, n'est pas? Of course, I
will, otherwise be prepared every time you step outside your front door
- I could be lurking there with an ink filled (as opposed to water
filled) balloon. Yes, the worst kind! And, my aim is deadly. Plus
also, I have a terrific arm after burnishing the letters for the show
up onto the wall yesterday - man, does that require upper body
strength.

So, all that being said, threats included, we will have plenty of
excellent wine, food, prints, and camaraderie and we will see you
there! Right??

Cheers!
Sharri

PS - you will have no trouble finding the place - its the one with the
Baren Puzzle Project #1 framed and gleaming in the window :-)
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Message 3
From: Bobbi Chukran
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 12:06:57 -0500
Subject: [Baren 31418] Re: Opening tonight
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>So, all that being said, threats included, we will have plenty of
>excellent wine, food, prints, and camaraderie and we will see you
>there! Right??
>

Dang!

Fed-Ex didn't bring my plane ticket this morning. What's up with that? LOL!

Hope the show goes well. Please post pics for those of us who live
waaaaay across the country.

Bobbi C.
Down in Texas
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Message 4
From: Diane Cutter
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 10:46:09 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 31419] Re: Opening tonight
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Thanks for the update... Can't wait to see all the great work, framed and on the wall, next week!!!

Diane

www.dianecutter.com
www.theitinerantartist.blogspot.com
www.DCutter.etsy.com
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Message 5
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 11:34:30 -0700
Subject: [Baren 31420] Summit Schedule
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Sorry about the two posts in one day, but a couple of things need
doing. FIRST: I neglected to say THANK YOU to that bundle of energy
and ever hard working Barbara Mason for flying across the river and
helping me hang the Barenforum.org Group Show. It wouldn't, it
couldn't, have happened without her help.

And SECOND: Barbara's valuable idea to post the Official Summit
Schedule of Events, as it exists today:

Monday, August 14:

Gather at studio: 9 am - throughout the day
meet/greet/ brunch and lunch
Afternoon:
Hanga demo by that world famous printmaker, the one and only Wanda
Robertson, or - if she cannot be conned into it, Barbara Mason, or
(heaven forbid) Sharri
Dinner at studio

Tuesday, August 15:

9am - gather at studio
brunch/lunch
work on our own stuff
About 3pm we will depart for McClain's to look, lust after, and
purchase supplies, tools, paper, etc. and be treated to hors d'oeuvres,
etc. which will probably be dinner for most of us.
Dinner on your own if you still want it.

Wednesday, August 16:
9am - gather at studio
work in morning
brunch/lunch
Barbara Mason will demonstrate Solar prints for those interested.
Solar prints can also be printed relief, as well as intaglio.
Any other demo's that anyone wants to present to the group.
Story telling, reminiscing, etc.

Thursday, August 17:
9am - gather at studio
work in morning
brunch/lunch
About noon: depart for Portland Art Museum
12:45 - Welcome and introduction to Gilkey Print Center by Dr. Annette
Dixon, Curator of Prints and Drawings
1:00 pm: Docent tour of Rustling Grasses, Japanese print exhibition at
Portland Art Museum.
2:00 - Gallery hopping and dinner in Portland. We will stop at North
Bank Gallery to see the Barenforum. org Exhibition, too!

Friday, August 18:
9am - gather at studio
work on stuff
brunch and lunch
Tool sharpening and Baren wrapping demo by Richard Steiner - yes, the
famous Richard Steiner will be here!
Dinner in Studio
Farewell party

Saturday, August 19
This is an extra, outside of the official summit, day. If anyone is
interested in visiting the Columbia River Gorge we will stuff you all
in a couple of vehicles and head up the gorge. We can have lunch at
Multnomah Falls, or a picnic along the way in one of the state parks.
We can also visit Bonneville Dam and see the fish ladders, etc. Dinner
at McMenamin's Edgefield if you want. It is a fun place with lots of
painting by local artists, on site brewery and winery, glass blower,
potter, etc.

It is not too late to sign up - we can accommodate a few more, but
space is limited! You might want to zippy zoom right over to that
sign-up page http://www.barenforum.org/summit/index.html and do that
right now before it's too late.

Cheers!
Sharri
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Message 6
From: ArtfulCarol # aol.com
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 15:28:37 EDT
Subject: [Baren 31421] Re: Opening tonight
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Congratulations and ENJOY ENJOY all you Bareners lucky to be able to make
the
Summit II
Carol Lyons
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Message 7
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 15:21:44 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 31422] Exhibit in Vancouver USA
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Hi all,
The exhibit does look grand...it is always hard to hang the work of 30 people in one room without it looking hodge podge, I think we did a good job.
Sharri gives me way too much credit...she is Mrs. organization and she did bribe me with a fabulous lunch at a great restaurant on the Columbia river...so it was pretty painless work.

Anyone waffeling about coming should sign up for the Summit 2006...I think it will be a great time. We are so lucky to get Richard Steiner to tie a baren for us. He will be here for a weeklong workshop he is teaching at Marylhurst sponsored by McClains Printmaking and Print Arts Northwest the following week. 16 people have signed up to take it and 4 are on the waiting list....so moku hanga is alive and well in the Pacific Northwest.

I am personally doing a lot of the food, mostly catered by Costco. Did I mention that I used to be a dinner cook in a restaurant in my youth???? I still remember how to make dinner for a huge crowd...the company will be good and the food will be good and I think we can even find a little wine. :~)))

Le Green, will you email me? I had invited you to stay at my home but have not heard from you for a long time....are you really coming to Oregon??? Please let me know. I am putting this on the list as my personal email was not answered and think I might not have the correct address.
Best to all,.
Barbara
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Message 8
From: cucamongie # aol.com
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2006 18:29:11 -0400
Subject: [Baren 31423] go Sharri
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congrats Sharri and others for the press on the Baren show, and for making the summit happen - I am so sorry I will be unable to make it to the summit, but multiple commitments have me tied to New York at the moment! anyway a big hurrah to all of you and sorry I won't be there - hopefully the next one!

sending all the best
Sarah
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Message 9
From: Blog Manager
Date: 5 Aug 2006 03:55:05 -0000
Subject: [Baren 31424] 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)

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Site Name: David Bull, Woodblock Printmaker

Item: Scroll Project Update: Have we got blocks!
http://woodblock.com/scroll/progress/08_04.html

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Site Name: Wood Engraver

Author: Andy English
Item: A New Life
http://studiodiary.blogspot.com/2006/08/new-life.html

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http://pressing-issues.blogspot.com
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http://readdevine.blogspot.com
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Message 10
From: "hanna_platt # excite.com"
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2006 00:30:20 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [Baren 31425] Dirty Fingernails Say A Lot
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hi all
here is a funny article about printmakers.

http://listings.riverfronttimes.com/gyrobase/events/results?date=2006-08-03page=2

if anyone is in the St. Louis i mean St. Charles area you should check out Dirty Fingernails Say a Lot: A Celebration of "Pure Printmakers" exhibit at the Foundry Art Centre i have two prints in the show i wish i could go sounds like a cool place
viza

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Message 11
From: "hanna_platt # excite.com"
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2006 00:44:44 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [Baren 31426] X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report
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ooops
that link didnt work sorry here is the article

Would You Like to See My Etchings?
BY PAUL FRISWOLD
Ruth Kolker

This print . . . is pure.
Put two printmakers in a room together, and you'll hear some of the most boring, jargon-laced conversation you'll ever endure in your life. Unless you, yourself, are a printmaker, in which case you'll probably join in with your own opinions on the proper way to apply an even coat of hardground to a copper plate. But despite their shared obsession with the technical aspects of laboriously crafting a mechanism to take a single image and make many copies of it, printmakers are generally very entertaining people. Just don't make the joke about Kinko's being able to do the same thing their precious etched plates do, but for a lot less money and time; they'll stab you with one of those triangular scrapers, and everyone knows a triangular puncture wound never heals. Strangely, it is their very obsession with the methodology and details of arcane skills such as image transfer, woodblock cutting, silk-screen manufacture, et al., that makes printmakers so interesting. They think
differently than non-printmakers. Once they've achieved some success with a printing process, they almost always try to make it more complicated for themselves; conversely, they quickly simplify complicated procedures so they can replicate them later. Weird, wacky cats, those printmakers.
Friday, July 28, between 6 and 9 p.m., a mess of printmakers congregate at the Foundry Art Centre (520 North Main Center, St. Charles; www.foundryartcentre.org or 636-255-0270) for the opening of Dirty Fingernails Say a Lot: A Celebration of "Pure" Printmakers. This exhibit features etchings, drypoints, silk screens, woodblock prints, monotypes and every print was hand-pulled. Sure, the conversation is probably going to turn technical, but you'll still have a good time. Dirty Fingernails remains up through Friday, September 15.
Date/Time: Through Sept. 15

Foundry Art Centre
520 N Main Ctr
St. Charles, MO
636-255-0270
http://www.foundryartcentre.org

St. Charles County Art Exhibits
viza

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Message 12
From: "William DeMond"
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2006 04:10:34 -0700
Subject: [Baren 31427] Re: Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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Please remove me from your Listserve. Thank you.