Today's postings

  1. [Baren 35788] Sign-ups for Exchanges w/ FOP - Summer & Fruit Alphabet ("Heather P.")
  2. [Baren 35789] Re: MFA Printmaking Programs? (Annie Bissett)
  3. [Baren 35790] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Heather P."
Date: Sun, 4 May 2008 11:47:46 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 35788] Sign-ups for Exchanges w/ FOP - Summer & Fruit Alphabet
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Four Oceans Press is still having sign-ups for their fourth Hand-pulled Print Exchange.
I hope you will consider joining this Summer 2008 Print Exchange. There are only 13
more spots to be filled... All the details are below :)

Complete exchange details can always 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 to the left).

The Fruit Alphabet Exchange is also having sign-ups... Prints are not due until
January 2009 - for those of you who need a lot of time... There are only 16 more letter
available, so pick yours today :)

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 Arts
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 here on
Baren that I have been a part of - you all do such great work :)

Thanks & Smiles,
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Message 2
From: Annie Bissett
Date: Sun, 4 May 2008 21:10:09 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35789] Re: MFA Printmaking Programs?
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Thanks for asking this question, Daniel. I've really enjoyed hearing
people's stories about how they got involved with printmaking and
what they think about art school. I never went to art school myself.
The biggest problem that presented was that it took me a long time to
feel legitimate in my chosen field of illustration. Only after almost
15 years in the field did I begin to feel comfortable calling myself
an artist. At this point I wouldn't go back to school unless it were
required for a particular job I wanted, but it does take a great deal
of discipline to self-teach. Sometimes I take short classes or
workshops for a boost.

Best to all,
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Message 3
From: Blog Manager
Date: 5 May 2008 03:55:39 -0000
Subject: [Baren 35790] 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. (48 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: David Bull, Woodblock Printmaker

Author: Dave Bull
Item: Slideshow for the fifth print in the My Solitudes series is ready ...


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: One Block Down, Two to Go


Site Name: Phare-Camp Art Journal

Author: Phare-Camp
Item: IF Theme Seed : Pepita


[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: