Today's postings

  1. [Baren 31685] Interleaving not archival???? ("Angee Lennard")
  2. [Baren 31686] RE: Interleaving not archival???? ("Mike Lyon")
  3. [Baren 31687] Re: Interleaving not archival???? (Marcia Roberts-deutsch)
  4. [Baren 31688] To all Exchange # 28 Participants (Pauldejode #
  5. [Baren 31689] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  6. [Baren 31690] Exhibit at U-Conn (Lynita Shimizu)
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Message 1
From: "Angee Lennard"
Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 08:53:41 -0500
Subject: [Baren 31685] Interleaving not archival????
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Is this really true that interleaving is not archival? In an effort to
start to actually care for my prints for the long term, I just bought
a large stack of interleaving sheets and carefully separated all of my
prints with them. Was this a bad idea? Or is interleaving archival as
long as you are interleaving with actual "interleaving paper" instead
of random cheap pieces of paper? How about glassine?

Thanks for all of your endless knowledge...
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Message 2
From: "Mike Lyon"
Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 10:49:40 -0500
Subject: [Baren 31686] RE: Interleaving not archival????
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Of course interleaving may or may not be archival -- but it's usually
impossible for the coordinator to ascertain -- many people interleave with
newsprint which is clearly NOT a good long-term practice. If prints have
been well made and properly dried before delivery it should not be necessary
to interleave them at all... Because of the HUGE additional handling
problems, coordinators much prefer that prints NOT be interleaved --
interleaving involves 31 extra sheets which must be handled (and collated),
times 30 participants means over 900 extra thingies to collate or discard!!!
A LOT of extra work for the coordinator!

So best not to include interleaves if at all possible!

For storing your own prints, some glassine is archival and some is not --
you have to check this before you buy.



Mike Lyon
Kansas City, MO
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Message 3
From: Marcia Roberts-deutsch
Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 09:32:08 -1000 (HST)
Subject: [Baren 31687] Re: Interleaving not archival????
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Hi, Angee:

For your home/studio use (not exchanges!) I think the use of interleaving
is fine, provided you start with good archival materials, which means
using a reputable source (e.g., Gaylord, Light Impressions.) Some paper
might be called "interleaving" but not be archival. I personally use
archival interleaving until I am sure that the ink is thoroughly dry and
won't offset to an adjacent sheet.

I do volunteer work in the prints/drawings division of a local museum, and
our general practice is to use buffered interleaving for prints and ink
drawings, unbuffered interleaving for photographs, and glassine for
drawings with materials that are less firmly bonded to the substrate
(e.g., graphite, pastel.)

I hope that gives you a little more information to work with.

Marcia Morse
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Message 4
From: Pauldejode #
Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 15:55:03 EDT
Subject: [Baren 31688] To all Exchange # 28 Participants
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Thank you all,what a wonderful, moving gift.
A friend of mine ,also an artist, saw them this morning and commented,
"What a humane thing".What we talked about was that this was such a personal
gift in the true sense of the word. It also meant a lot to have met so many
of you at the summit.
Wishing you all Peace, Paul de Jode
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Message 5
From: Blog Manager
Date: 3 Sep 2006 03:55:08 -0000
Subject: [Baren 31689] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee


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Message 6
From: Lynita Shimizu
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 08:48:02 -0400
Subject: [Baren 31690] Exhibit at U-Conn
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Greetings from the framing capital of CT. (Aurgh! When do we get time
to cut and print?) I just hung 63 woodcuts at Jorgenson Gallery/
Jorgensen Performing Arts Center at the University of CT. If anyone
is in the area of the U-Conn campus in Storrs, please stop by and
have a look. (Beware,
the article was embellished a bit, to my surprise.) For the first
time I'm displaying six of my large "woodcut quilts" so I'm eager to
see the response. The
exhibit is up from now until Nov 16. There will be a reception on
Nov. 9, 6 PM (before the Shen Wei Dance Troupe performance) and of
course, all are welcome.

Best wishes to all!

Lynita Shimizu
Pomfret, CT