Today's postings

  1. [Baren 32096] Eli Lilly Nude woodblock print (ArtfulCarol #
  2. [Baren 32097] Re: Eli Lilly Nude woodblock print (David Harrison)
  3. [Baren 32098] Whitney Curator to jury CCP mini-print competition ("Mike Lyon")
  4. [Baren 32099] Re: Baren Digest (old) V37 #3666 ("Marilynn Smith")
  5. [Baren 32100] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  6. [Baren 32101] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V37 #3666 (Oct 22, 2006) ("Jean Womack")
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Message 1
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 10:07:31 EDT
Subject: [Baren 32096] Eli Lilly Nude woodblock print
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Hi Bareners,
Oops-yesterday I forgot to say that my woodblock print in the Eli Lily
Competition is part of the Nude (b) Exchange, "Survivor Shampoo Lady".

Also, I forgot to sign my e-mail.

I want to share it, but no attachment allowed on Baren. Can I attach it to
anyone who can get it out there, Julio, Marissa or Diane? (Julio I'll get on
the blog thingie when I figure out how)
I don't have a way to add it to a blog or to my website (webmaster out of
the country now)
The image and the narrative should appear together for this project. When
you read it , you'll realize why.

Carol Lyons
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Message 2
From: David Harrison
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 15:12:18 +0100
Subject: [Baren 32097] Re: Eli Lilly Nude woodblock print
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Hi Carol,

If you email it to me, I can up it to a temporary place on one of my
domains, then post a link to it.

all the best,

David H
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Message 3
From: "Mike Lyon"
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 09:34:47 -0500
Subject: [Baren 32098] Whitney Curator to jury CCP mini-print competition
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Prospectus download:

6th Biennial International Miniature Print Competition 2007

(the best competition I never got into)

Entry Deadline: January 31, 2007

Jury Notification: February 26, 2007

Exhibition Dates: March 18 - May 12, 2007

Center for Contemporary Printmaking

Mathews Park

299 West Avenue

Norwalk, CT 06850, USA

Tel. 203.899.7999

Fax 203.899.7997


web site:


All fine art printmaking media, including: woodcut, intaglio, lithography,
silkscreen, monotype and original digital media. No drawings, photographs,
or direct reproductions are eligible. Prints may not exceed a total image
area of 4 square inches (25.8 cm) e.g. 1"x 4," 2"x 2," etc. Outside
dimensions of the printing paper should not exceed 6"x 11" (15.2 x 27.9 cm).
Paper beyond these dimensions on accepted prints will be trimmed to the
dimensions required for the exhibition.

Prizes and Awards

Cash prizes and purchase awards totaling at least $1,000 US will be made by
the juror.

How to Enter

Read and complete the entry form and follow the directions:

Entry Fee

You may submit up to three (3) prints, for an initial fee of $45.00 for
non-members, $35.00 for members. Additional entries will be accepted for an
additional fee of $10.00 each. The fee must accompany each entry form and
must be in US dollars only in the form of a check or US money order, made
payable to Center for Contemporary Printmaking. (Any currency other than US
dollars will not be accepted). Do not send cash. Prints donated in lieu of
payment for the entry fee will not be accepted. Entries not accompanied by
fees become the property of CCP.


Every print selected by the juror will be offered for sale. The Center will
retain a commission of 50% on all works sold.

About the Competition

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking sponsored its first International
Miniature Print Competition in 1997. Since then the Competition has
expanded, reaching artists all over the world. 589 prints from 205 artists
from 25 countries were received for the last exhibition in 2005. The goals
of the competition are to encourage artists to explore the miniature print
format, to provide an opportunity for exhibition, and to enable the public
to observe the creative efforts of artists in the U.S. and abroad.

About the Juror

David Kiehl is the Curator of Prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art
in New York City, a position he has held since 1993. Previously he had
served as Associate Curator in the Dept. of Prints and Illustrated Books at
the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He is widely regarded as an
authority on printmaking and has served as a juror for both national and
international print competitions. As an author he has published numerous
assays and catalogs on artists as diverse as Edward Hopper, Pat Steir and
Ellen Gallagher.

About the Center

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is a non-profit multi-media studio
and gallery devoted to the creation and exhibition of original prints,
papermaking, photographs, artists books, and related disciplines. We provide
artists with studios, equipment and technical expertise. At CCP artists may
work independently, collaborate with master printers, or enroll in workshops
conducted by nationally recognized artists. Major exhibitions of original
prints are shown in the gallery and diverse educational programs are
presented.An Artist-in-Residence Program, which may be applied for, is held
in CCP's adjacent Artists Cottage.

Mike Lyon
Kansas City, MO
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Message 4
From: "Marilynn Smith"
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 13:56:53 -0700
Subject: [Baren 32099] Re: Baren Digest (old) V37 #3666
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Mike Lyon has been helping me resolve the problem I was having with this
little landscape. first paper, yes indeed I will dip into that wonderful
supply of Japanese paper. But first I wanted to practice this bokashi thing
on something not too spendy. The plate definitely had something on the
surface. I know when I ran it before that I used pure dry pigment, mixed
with a mortar and pestel. So pigment was not the problem.

But wait a minute, oil and water do not mix. When I started to carve this
plate, while still in the Baja, the wood was very dry. Sooo I put on a few
layers of linseed oil and the carving was smooth sailing. But the surface
of this plate was gummy. Yes gummy. There was a lot of pigment just
sitting on the surface. No wonder my prints were not smooth. I took a nail
brush and some simple green and scrubbed and scrubbed. I had a lot of
pigment on the surface as well as that oil. Now the plate fels like
basswood, no shine left, I think the oil is washed away. Some time this next
week I will again try to get some prints and I will use good paper, dampen
it properly and see what happens.

The moral of this story is simple. Oil and water do not mix, so if you oil
a plate to make the carving easier beware when you use water pigment on that
plate. Interesting adventure.

Thanks Mike, thought you would like to know what really made the prints
uneven as well as blotchy.

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Message 5
From: Blog Manager
Date: 23 Oct 2006 03:55:08 -0000
Subject: [Baren 32100] 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. (23 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: David Bull, Woodblock Printmaker

Item: Scroll Project Update: Tearing the print in half ...


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee


[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 6
From: "Jean Womack"
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 00:02:52 -0700
Subject: [Baren 32101] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V37 #3666 (Oct 22, 2006)
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Good for you, Carol. Congratulations on getting your print in a traveling show.
Jean Womack