Today's postings

  1. [Baren 35516] Re: Introduction (ArtfulCarol #
  2. [Baren 35517] links to strappo sites, and kites (Cucamongie #
  3. [Baren 35518] kites........... ( slinders #
  4. [Baren 35519] RE: Introduction ("Maria Arango")
  5. [Baren 35520] Eileen Corder's Message of 3/28 (GWohlken)
  6. [Baren 35521] Wanda (Eileen Corder)
  7. [Baren 35522] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V43 #4304 (Apr 2, 2008) ("bobcatpath #")
  8. [Baren 35523] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V43 #4304 (Apr 2, 2008) (guadalupe victorica reyes)
  9. [Baren 35524] Wanda Thoughts (Elizabeth Atwood)
  10. [Baren 35525] Columbia Book & Paper Triennial Call for Entries ( slinders #
  11. [Baren 35526] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V43 #4304 (Apr 2, 2008) ( slinders #
  12. [Baren 35527] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 09:42:10 EDT
Subject: [Baren 35516] Re: Introduction
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Greetings William Joel
Welcome to Baren. It is the best group!
The members are the most creative and from the last week you can tell that
they are also caring and sensitive.

I viewed your site and am impressed, As an experimenter, I especially
enjoyed your various types of work.
Are you a member of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk?
Carol Lyons
Irvington, NY
10- year Baren member.
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Message 2
From: Cucamongie #
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 10:14:14 EDT
Subject: [Baren 35517] links to strappo sites, and kites
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Hi all, first of all, I love the idea of the collective kite-flying for
Wanda, how sweet! when will that happen?

And Clive and those interested in the strappo book, here's the link to his
book on

Scroll down the page and you will see the description, and you can click to
see the first 16 pgs of the book

if that doesn't work, go to
_www.blurb.com_ (
click "Just Published"
then search for Harold Garde

Harold's website is

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Message 3
From: slinders #
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 08:38:51 -0600
Subject: [Baren 35518] kites...........
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I plan to be 'at her memorial' when I'm doing it, on April 12th
at 3:30 PM Pacific time. But I can be convinced to fly kites
at other times... ;-)

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Message 4
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 09:14:55 -0700
Subject: [Baren 35519] RE: Introduction
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Hi Bill,

Welcome to Baren!
I saw you signed up for the Exchange 37, nothing like jumping in head first.
We're a friendly group so any questions that should come up along the way,
feel free to ask and you shall receive 100 answers...well, at least 10 or


Maria Arango
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Message 5
From: GWohlken
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 12:25:37 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35520] Eileen Corder's Message of 3/28
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On 3/28 Eileen Corder tried sending a message to Baren, and because of
code in her email program it never went through in its entirety. So
(at her request and in her new setting of plain text) here it is
again. Let's hope it works this time. For those receiving messages
one by one, this will be redundant, and I apologize, but this is for
those who receive posts in digest form.


> Hi Bareners and esp those involved in exchange #34,
> The Baren exchanges are like gold. Of course, it would be nice to
> touch each
> print, to get up close to each one, to be in the studio, or kitchen,
> or
> bedroom, and watch each artist go from drawing to cutting to
> printing, to be
> in one anothers’ heads to see how these wonderfully disparate images
> find
> their way to paper and this web site... but looking in from my
> computer
> monitor is pretty good.
> I strongly support putting all the images together on the
> introduction page.
> It REALLY IS neat to see all the prints side-by-side, the variety so
> clearly
> delineated, colors against black and white, shapes and sizes, faces
> and
> animals and designs of such different sides of life. And I bow down
> to Mary
> for the pdf colophon booklet. It's icing on the cake. WOW!
> Peace,
> Eileen
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Message 6
From: Eileen Corder
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 09:29:59 -0700
Subject: [Baren 35521] Wanda
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I was saddened to hear that Wanda had died. She was my first contact with
Baren in December, getting me started. She was full of a sense of humor and
modest. One of her prints, that she had in a past exchange, really struck a
chord in me. We had corresponded briefly about it, then I read she was ill,
and now...

I know she did lots of great work at Baren, both as an exchange artist and
as a forum editor. For me, she put into print a mysterious love and longing
I have for the mountains. If you have time, revisit her print 'Mt. Hood at
Dusk' in Exchange #16. It may seem plain at first, but if you look closely
you'll see a light along the right side of the road. Is it a traveler in the
dusk? A signpost catching the headlights of the viewer's car? Whatever it
is, this light pulls something out of the dark, as Mt. Hood adds light, and
other mountains add darkness. It's that light in darkness and darkness in
light that block printing is so good at. Thank you, Wanda, for such a
wonderful vision and the skill at bringing it to the page.

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Message 7
From: "bobcatpath #"
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 15:43:32 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35522] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V43 #4304 (Apr 2, 2008)
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Original Message:
Wanda Robertson's passing makes me think of all her wonderful prints
that i have received in exchanges and
how we come to know our BAREN colleagues by their work and by their emails

i will miss her friendship via woodcuts ,
and am sorry for her loss to her family and us all

Wanda was extremely welcoming to me when i joined BAREN,almost ten years
ago and
always cleared up any questions kindly and quickly, with good humor
i particularly enjoyed her black and white woodcuts and her constructive
comments on mine

i think of sheep and wool and shepard dogs
the outdoors ,the farm fields

the wind is blowing 55 mph today on the Downeast coast of Maine


i will fly a kite to remember too

gillyin gatto
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Message 8
From: guadalupe victorica reyes
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 20:14:11 +0000
Subject: [Baren 35523] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V43 #4304 (Apr 2, 2008)
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Where can I find the call or information to attend to the Conference?
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Message 9
From: Elizabeth Atwood
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 16:18:11 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35524] Wanda Thoughts
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Catching up..............wonderful rememberances from the Baren group.

I have been familiar with Wanda's work since Exchange #1.
She has touched us all. Off in to the wind............

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Message 10
From: slinders #
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 15:04:32 -0600
Subject: [Baren 35525] Columbia Book & Paper Triennial Call for Entries
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(This is also the host site for the SGC next spring! s.)

Subject: Columbia Book & Paper Triennial Call for Entries
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 10:46:53 -0500
From: Bill Drendel

Columbia Book & Paper
5th International Book & Paper Arts Triennial Exhibition


The Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts
announces a call for entries for our Fifth International Book
and Paper Arts Triennial Exhibition.

We are looking for the best artistsı books, editioned books,
fine bindings, paper sculpture, papermaking, printing,
decorative paper, calligraphy and lettering produced during the
previous two years. All media which can possibly be used in
conjunction with the forementioned are eligible, with the
exception of commercially produced trade books. Blind
jurying will be done by three book and paper arts professionals
from a variety of geographic locales. There will be a catalogue
produced of this yearıs exhibition, which will take place here
in the Centerıs spacious galleries from July 25 to September 13,

A copy of the prospectus and entry form in PDF format can be
found on-line at

For more information please call 312-344-6630

Columbia Book & Paper Center
1104 S. Wabash Ave. 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60605
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Message 11
From: slinders #
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 19:30:05 -0600
Subject: [Baren 35526] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V43 #4304 (Apr 2, 2008)
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guadalupe victorica reyes wrote:
> Sharen:
> Where can I find the call or information to attend to the Conference?
> You wrote: "The call for proposals ends at the end of this month. Folks at
> Barenforum should be thinking seriously about contributing in
> that way!"

Hello, Guadalupe,

At this point this is all that is published as far as the
conference is concerned. There will be more information
forthcoming. I'll let you know when I find things out. If you
want to call the Printmaking Department at Columbia, more
information may be available there, but this is very early in
the planning for specifics.

Columbia is located right downtown Chicago. That whole area is
humming with students. Several universities and colleges have
entire buildings in the area. (What fun to be 'that' age and
live in the city as you study!)

Here is a google map of the area. I'm sure that many of the
activities will center at Columbia, although there will be trips
to galleries, too. You can see
that it is very centrally located, although Columbia owns
several buildings just south of this location also.

The Art Institute and Millenium Park aren't far away, and the
Museum Campus on the lakefront will be a wonderful place to
spend any extra time or energy! Grant Park is our great
lakefront park!

You can take public transportation from either airport into the
City. Coming from O'Hare Airport you'd come into Ogilvie
Transportation Center by Metra rail. Coming into the City from
Midway Airport you'd come by the elevated rail system on the CTA
(Orange Line).

I'll try to keep you informed as plans become more clear, but
don't hesitate to ask if I can help! It would be great if you
could come! The SGC is an especially good gathering place for
folks teaching printmaking in the various universities and
colleges (as well as for the rest of us printing folks).

Welcome to Chicago, Guadalupe!
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Message 12
From: Blog Manager
Date: 3 Apr 2008 03:55:28 -0000
Subject: [Baren 35527] 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. (43 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: SGC - Open Portfolio


Site Name: From the studio window

Author: Sue
Item: On blocks and things...


Site Name: Curiously Drawn

Author: Mark Mason
Item: Hiroshige in the Pleasure Capital...of Blackpool


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