Today's postings

  1. [Baren 33298] Re: Baren Digest (old) V39 #3885 (su tamsett)
  2. [Baren 33299] Re: Baren Digest (old) V39 #3885 (Diane Cutter)
  3. [Baren 33300] Reminder: Sarah Hauser's "99 Cent Store Miracles" Opening Reception Saturday (Cucamongie #
  4. [Baren 33301] exchanges email suggestion ("Maria Arango")
  5. [Baren 33302] Re: Call for Printmakers (Wanda Robertson)
  6. [Baren 33303] now a request PLEASE ("Maria Arango")
  7. [Baren 33304] exchanges email suggestion ("Oscar Bearinger")
  8. [Baren 33305] Re: Baren Digest (old) V39 #3887 ("Marilynn Smith")
  9. [Baren 33306] Re: now a request PLEASE ("Barbara Carr")
  10. [Baren 33307] RE: OT Re: now a request PLEASE ("Maria Arango")
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Message 1
From: su tamsett
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 06:40:13 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 33298] Re: Baren Digest (old) V39 #3885
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I need advice and help. I signed up for Baren Exchange # 32. The prints were to be
delivered May 1. This past weekend I wrote to the coordinator and asked for a one
day extension due to complications in my schedule here. My house flooded twice in
the last two weeks and the ceiling of my office failed. This resulted in a great
deal time spent moving equipment and records.

I have not had any response from the coordinator.

To my knowledge I have not received any communication from the coordinator at any
time. However, I do delete any unsolicited and unidentified e-mails from my box due
to the prevalence of computer viruses.

I am ready to send these prints but am too concerned to trust so much work to the
mails unless I am sure there is someone on the other end to receive them. Can anyone
give me the heads up that the coordinator listed is still in charge of the exchange?

If you have any information on this subject, please post a note in this forum.

Su Tamsett
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Message 2
From: Diane Cutter
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 06:58:35 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 33299] Re: Baren Digest (old) V39 #3885
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Su... I have received both your emails and have responded. Maybe you need to check your blocks because I've also sent out three messages to the Exchange #32 group (one a month ago, one a week ago and another yesterday). I'll put my personal information below just in case those numerous emails are 'lost'.

The address on the Exchange #32 is correct:

Diane Cutter
Route 975, HC 55 Box 9101
Ceiba, PR 00735

Tel: 787-885-0693

I would prefer, no matter how late anyone sends their prints, that all prints be sent USPS Priority since both FedEx and UPS hate delivering to my area (in the countryside)... and most often both those services are a week longer than promised. The Post Office in Ceiba is an official island sorting station so USPS mail comes here very fast.

Hopefully this clears up everything...

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Message 3
From: Cucamongie #
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 10:01:35 EDT
Subject: [Baren 33300] Reminder: Sarah Hauser's "99 Cent Store Miracles" Opening Reception Saturday
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Message 4
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 10:26:57 -0700
Subject: [Baren 33301] exchanges email suggestion
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Just a couple of suggestions on exchanges communication:

One of the first things ALL participants might do when signing up for an
exchange is "whitelist" the exchange coordinator's email address, i.e., add
the coordinator's address to their allowed-list.

Next up is perhaps adding the exchange due date to whatever calendar is used
to organize one's life, with a reminder, say, two weeks in advance?

In my case, I use a primitive calendar made of rocks; a pile of small
pebbles that is held by temperature/atmospheric pressure and detects subtle
changes in the passing time by dropping exactly one pebble each day as the
sunrise and sunset times change, oh! ever so slightly. When I step on a
pebble each morning with bare feet, I know another &%$##! (it hurts) day has
passed and thus I am a day closer to the impending deadline. By carefully
placing a red pebble on the precise spot in the pile, I know when the
deadline pebble drops.
In fact, that red pebble just stubbed my little toe this morning big time on
my way to print my second and final state on exchange 32.

Lacking such a primitive device, perhaps a more standard reminder on Outlook
or a handy-dandy desk calendar will suffice (how boring, though).


Maria Arango
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Message 5
From: Wanda Robertson
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 13:26:47 -0700
Subject: [Baren 33302] Re: Call for Printmakers
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This just in from Brian Lane at Print Zero Studios:

> Call to Printmakers.
> This is a great opportunity for printmakers to participate in a
> non-juried print exchange and traveling exhibition. The print
> exchange promotes the print arts and brings valuable exposure
> to printmakers from all over. Our last exchange had 285 participants
> from 18 countries, and the show traveled to 4 states in the US.
> I've included the prospectus below and hope you and your fellow
> printmakers will consider participating. Feel free to contact me if
> you have any questions. Please forward or post this as you see fit.
> Updates, Prospectus, & the last Exchange can be viewed at
> Cheers,
> Brian Lane
> Print Zero Studios
> 206-363-2997
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------
> Welcome to the Print Zero Studios Print Exchange V.
> At this point we have at least 2 confirmed exhibitions.
> Thank you to the Florida Printmakers who will be hosting
> at the U of Miami. Thank you also to Sev Shoon Arts Center
> and BallardWorks who will be hosting in Seattle.
> All prints will conform to the following guidelines, any prints that
> do not fit these criteria will be returned to the artist (No
> Exceptions).
> - Prints must be created with an original printmaking process
> (etching, litho, silkscreen, wood/linocut, letterpress, etc)
> - NO strictly digital prints.
> - Paper size of 5"x7"
> - Edition of 15 prints (Print Zero Studios will keep 2 prints from
> each edition for archiving and exhibition)
> - Each participant receives 13 randomly selected prints w/ an
> enclosure.
> - There is no assigned theme
> - Submission Fee of $5.00 (US participants) $7.00 (International
> participants)
> (Cash, or Check made payable to "Brian Lane - Print Zero Studios")
> This will cover return shipping costs, we will provide
> postage/envelope.
> - Submissions must be RECEIVED by June 15, 2007
> Send prints to:
> Print Zero Studios
> Attn: Brian Lane
> 323 North 105th Street, A-2
> Seattle, WA 98133 (USA)
> Check the website for updates and information. You may also download
> the prospectus and view previous print exchanges.
> Helpful tips:
> Print this out and hang it on your refrigerator, bathroom mirror,
> studio door
> Do NOT wait until the last minute.
> Cheers,
> Jeremy Cody -
> Brian Lane -
> Lisa Hasegawa -
> (Lisa is from ilfant press, is our newest member and the reason
> for the amazing portfolios year after year).
> Please forward this to your fellow printmakers, print organizations,
> & college print departments. If you have suggestions for venues
> to host the exchange please contact us.
> 1. Your edition of 15 prints
> 2. $5.00 US residents or $7.00 International participants,
> This covers return shipping of the exchange portfolio
> 3. The Information Below (Please Print CLEARLY or type on a separate
> sheet)
> - Your Name
> - Title of Work
> - Medium
> - Address
> - Email
> - Website
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Message 6
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 13:55:37 -0700
Subject: [Baren 33303] now a request PLEASE
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Okay, I wasn't going to say anything but I missed two more today...

Please please please, for those of you in either Cairn or Iraq exchanges, do
not not NOT NOT NOT send your prints and/or blocks Certified, Insured or
anything that requires a signature. Please please please!!!
If you have ever tried to either track a lost package or to get money out of
the USPS for an insured package you know that insuring and confirming is
paying for nothing at all, except the illusion of safety. Standard Delivery
Confirmation WITHOUT signatures required is more than sufficient. I have a
very large mailbox and a very safe neighborhood and my postman leaves
packages at my door or at my dad's door when I am not here.

When I am not here, I get a little slip telling me to go to the Post Office
to retrieve my package(s). There is no longer a choice on some of these to
sign and have them left the following day. I have been to the Post Office to
retrieve packages five times in the past two weeks and it is a pain in the
hiney. There are 79 participants in the Cairn and another 40? in the Iraq

Just send packages standard Priority Mail, you get free delivery
confirmation if you print the label online. Send Cairn blocks First Class
for less than two bucks. One chance in about 1230000 that the package will
be lost, pretty good odds.

Thank you thank you thank you,

Maria Arango
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Message 7
From: "Oscar Bearinger"
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 17:53:08 -0400
Subject: [Baren 33304] exchanges email suggestion
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MessageHey Maria
You gotta been cruising Ebay for quite a while to score that primitive calendar you got.

BTW the cairn block costs about $7 Canadian first class, but still worth it!
Glad to hear you're in such a safe neighbourhood too.

Cheers, Oscar
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Message 8
From: "Marilynn Smith"
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 07:28:33 -0700
Subject: [Baren 33305] Re: Baren Digest (old) V39 #3887
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I love the new years card exchange myself. Being out of the country I have
few exchanges I can do. love that the cards can come in all year long. I do
not mind a year late. I do mind 2 years late and I do mind not at all. The
problem here is,the not at all is about half of the floks who sign up. If
we have over 60 sign up and 30 never send a card than i am gifting to 30
people who I do not know. I am letting then take advantage of me. I sent
the numbers and no one published them. So far about 40 people on the list
have not sent out cards. If you figure that most spend 39 cents per card,
send in envelopes and mine are clear bags that cost about $5.00 and than
paper and ink at a low estimate of $10.00 and multilply that by 40 it comes
to about $65.00 Iam going to give that much of a gift Iwant it to go to
people who care, people who follow through, people whoI at least know. I
know a lot of you and love each of you for your work and giving natures.

Now I have to go to work.
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Message 9
From: "Barbara Carr"
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 16:28:04 -0700
Subject: [Baren 33306] Re: now a request PLEASE
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OK, I'm one of the guilty ones that sent my prints insured. It was for
my own benefit; the thought of having to print them all over again was
TOO horrible to contemplate! I always figure that the post office will
be more careful with an insured package. Plus, we have to go to the
P.O. to get any package; I forget that other people have real
mailboxes. Sorry, sorry, sorry.... PLEASE forgive me!!!!!
Barbara C
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Message 10
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 17:09:29 -0700
Subject: [Baren 33307] RE: OT Re: now a request PLEASE
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Poof, you're forgiven.

When I worked for UPS long ago, insured packages received no different
treatment than other packages until the destination, at which time they
required a signature. The hubs that handle the packages handle them at about
the rate of 1 every 3 seconds, hardly time to notice that they are insured.
All the package handlers notice is the address, read backwards starting at
the zip code so that the package gets routed properly.

What does this have to do with printmaking? Well, the addresses are printed,
of course! Duh...oh and the package handlers are always pressed for time,
and there is the signature thing, we all sign prints, and the route thing
(route, carve, same thing), and...oh never mind.


Maria Arango