Today's postings

  1. [Baren 35644] Re: Other Print Shows ("Jenn Schmitt")
  2. [Baren 35645] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V43 #4323 (Apr 14, 2008) (legreenart #
  3. [Baren 35646] Sign-ups for FOP Exchanges - Summer, Food Alphabet & Photo ("Heather P.")
  4. [Baren 35647] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  5. [Baren 35648] Wanda, rest in peace...hello as well to bareners from Robin Morris (lunar_project23 #
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Message 1
From: "Jenn Schmitt"
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 09:22:21 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35644] Re: Other Print Shows
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With all this discussion of London print shows, I have to chime in with a
note to anyone in the Boston area. The Museum of FIne Arts has a wonderful
print show:

Rhythms of Modern Life: British Prints 1914-1939
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - Sunday, June 1, 2008

Featuring approximately one hundred lithographs, etchings, woodcuts and
color linocuts by fourteen artists, "Rhythms of Modern Life: British Prints
1914-1939" examines the impact of Futurism and Cubism on British Modernist
printmaking from the beginning of World War I to the beginning of World War

This fascinating exhibition showcases an unusual combination of the sober
Futurist-derived illustrators of World War I subjects and pioneering
abstraction with the more playful Modernistic linocuts of London's Grosvenor
School of Art. The principal artists represented are David Bomberg, Paul
Nash, C. R. W. Nevinson, and Edward Wadsworth (the early followers of
Futurism and Vorticism), as well as Sybil Andrews, Claude Flight, Cyril
Power, and Lill Tschudi (the later color linocut artists of the Grosvenor
School).The exhibition's imagery ranges from powerful artistic impressions
of the first fully mechanized war to radical geometric abstractions to the
colorful, streamlined jazz-age images of speed, sport, and diversion that
the Grosvenor School artists created in order to introduce a broader public
to Modern art and design.

After Boston it travels to New York. If you click on the "Shop" button you
can see more of the images included. Really wonderful collection of
woodcuts, linocuts and lithographs mostly. (I even bought the book).

Cheers, Jenn
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Message 2
From: legreenart #
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 08:38:58 -0700
Subject: [Baren 35645] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V43 #4323 (Apr 14, 2008)
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Thanks for the kind words. However, I would not suggest thinner felts. but a really good, soft cushion felt between the sizing catcher and the pusher blanket.

The fiber arts show was a really good show, and brought many people into the gallery who specifically for that show. The current book show, Bound/Unbound includes printing on a little hand made bed, printing on layers of plexi, and other "outside the box" pieces. We are so glad to have so many original printmaking approached\s, as well as the exquite pieces making the most of tradidiotnal forms.
The new Members and Friends" show is coming up in June, the call for entries will be out soon!Yours,Le Green-SchubertStoneMetal Press Printmaking
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Message 3
From: "Heather P."
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 19:57:39 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 35646] Sign-ups for FOP Exchanges - Summer, Food Alphabet & Photo
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Four Oceans Press is now having sign-ups for their fourth Hand-pulled Print Exchange.
I hope you will consider joining this Summer 2008 Print Exchange. All the details are below :)

Also, there are still 6 more spots available for the Food Alphabet Exchange, we really
would love to have a full set... So, if you have time to finish a set by June 15th then
please consider signing up for one of these remaining letters : I, J, K, N, U or V.

All exchange details can be found on the Four Oceans Press website at


Color: B/W or Color. Color is encouraged, but we love a good b/w image.

Image Size: At least 6 x 8 but no larger than 8.5 x 11.

Paper Size: Paper must be no larger than 8.5 x 11. It is OK if the image bleeds
off the edge of the paper.

Medium: Woodblock, Linoleum, Serigraph, Lithograph or Intaglio

Paper type: Any archival paper appropriate to your printing method can be used.

Print Deadline: July 15, 2008

Check out the main Archive page to see who the Artist of the Month is and to see images
of all the prints that have been in our previous exchanges (linked on the left).

A new type of exchange has just been started... It's not exactly what the Baren is all
about, however, as artists I'm sure there are a few of you who also might be really
good at photography... Four Oceans Press is taking sign-ups for there first Fine Art
Photography Exchange with the theme of "movement". If you are a great photographer
or know someone who is, it would be wonderful if you would pass on the information
for this Exchange.

Take a Look, Read, Consider and then Sign up...

If you can not get involved this time, check the website regularly for the next
exchange and other projects. As always, Thank you to all the Artists on the Baren who
have been a part of the Four Oceans Press Exchanges or other Exchanges that I have
been a part of. Thank you to all those who post on the Baren - it is such a great place to
meet other print-makers and to learn more ins-and-outs about printmaking :)

> Thanks & Smiles,
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Message 4
From: Blog Manager
Date: 15 Apr 2008 03:55:20 -0000
Subject: [Baren 35647] 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. (45 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: mLee Fine Art

Author: Marissa L. Swinghammer
Item: I'm still here


Site Name: pressing-issues

Author: Ellen Shipley
Item: Home Page on Photo Shop


Site Name: Gayle's Woodblock Blog

Item: Exchange #36 Spoiler


Site Name: Amanda's Art Blog

Author: Amanda
Item: New Website Design


[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 5
From: lunar_project23 #
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 23:57:43 -0700
Subject: [Baren 35648] Wanda, rest in peace...hello as well to bareners from Robin Morris
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Dear Baren,
I just began to read the forum again and learned of Wanda passing
on. She will be missed.
I am sorry for the loss to her friends and loved ones- there was
surely only one of her.

An update from here- I've been busy making and sharing videos lately-
There are 116 and counting on YouTube from me. If anyone wants to see
them they are at robinofsactown on YouTube. Also I have a question-
Maria- did the Cairn happen? Were you able to ship them? Never got
one or heard from you.

It has now been a year since our friend Carol Wagner passed on. I
put a remembrance for her on YouTube at my pages- its in 2 parts and
runs about 18 minutes...If you knew Carol personally or just enjoyed
her from afar, you might like a brief visit with her and a few of her
friends from town here, artists all of 'em. Its called "I still
think of you every day". And I do. I still live here in Sacramento,
where I first visited exactly 3 years ago just to meet Carol (and
Patti- hi Patti!).

I like it here- Midtown is full of big trees and large old houses.
There are several colleges in town, and all sorts of art, music and
culture. My son Devan, who is an extremely talented poet/performer
(okay he's a rapper) will be moving here with his girlfriend in a
couple weeks. It will be the first time we have lived together in 7
years. I'm glad he's coming, and glad he is accepting me- dad in a
dress is a tough thing to accept I bet.My transition goes slowly- my
figure is developing nicely, bit with getting fired in December I
have no insurance again...sigh. I wanna sneak this on Baren but its
only a bit about woodblock. Well- don't hate me- I'll send further
friendly posts to after 5, but I wanted to touch base here. Hope
everyone else is doing ok- I must read up soon and cut some wood as
well...hi, baren!