Today's postings

  1. [Baren 36683] post again re CA show (cucamongie #
  2. [Baren 36684] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V44 #4492 (Aug 19, 2008) ("Louise Cass")
  3. [Baren 36685] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: cucamongie #
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 00:17:24 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36683] post again re CA show
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Hi folks, my announcement didn't appear properly before, so here it is -- best wishes, Sarah

Animal Magnetism

An all media national juried exhibition

September 4 to 27, 2008

117 N. Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA


Opening Reception September 6th, 6 PM to 10 PM

Juror: Mat Gleason, editor and publisher of Coagula Art Magazine

Recently praised by the British critic Julian Stallabrass in his book, Art Incorporated,
The Story of Contemporary Art, Mat Gleason has a keen eye for quality and authenticity,
ferocious wit and an intimate knowledge of the jungle.

Animals, real and imaginary. We fear them, pamper them, tame them, trap them, eat them,
lobby on their behalf, experiment on them, strut them as status symbols, and exterminate them.
How do contemporary artists represent them?

From the caves of Lascaux, to the halls of the Louvre, there is no escaping them. With their
long pedigree in the history of art, they prowl the great museums of the world. And today, animals
leap from the work of contemporary artists, symbolically expressing their ideas and emotions. OCCCA's
terrific exhibition space will showcase a menagerie of superb examples of this trend, from the traditional
to the avant-garde, from the realistic to the fantastic, in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video and new media

A catalog of accepted works will accompany this exhibition.

Admission Free

Orange County Center For Contemporary Art

117 N Sycamore. Santa Ana, CA 92701

714 667 1517
Th-Sun 12-5pm, Fri-Sat 12-5, & 5-9 *call for evening availability
1st Saturday Receptions: 6-10pm First Friday Films: 8pm

OCCCA is located

at the corner of 2nd and Sycamore in the Santa Ana Artists Village.

There is no entrance fee. Please see the web site for more

information, , or call the gallery during regular operating hours.
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Message 2
From: "Louise Cass"
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 02:35:08 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36684] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V44 #4492 (Aug 19, 2008)
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Hi All - once more - I certainly didn't intend to suggest that observing
safety in the studio wasn't a necessity but of course some people may be
more sensitive to certain materials than others and these unfortunate people
who became ill or died may have been extremely sensitive OR may not have
been working with care - one doesn't know the circumstances relevant to
these cases or if, in fact, the materials they used DID cause illness and
susequent deaths.

BTW does anyone know what exactly is considered toxic (to all) in the oil
paints we use?? - I know the brands and colours I use are not labeled toxic
but the solvents are - even then they usually say 'possibly fatal if
ingested' -Some time ago I contacted the gov't poison centre in Ottawa to
enquire re this and they said one certainly MUST have good ventilation when
working but the solvents were not poisonous per se unless swallowed. I
imagine each individual knows what they can tolerate but as in the case
Charles mentioned the artist was perhaps working with new combinations of
materials the toxicity of which wasn't known. Then, of course, there are
often allergies to deal with - one of my students reacted very strongly to
the scent of flowers in a still life we'd set up but wasn't bothered by
someone's rather strong smelling painting medium!!??


(My work may be viewed at
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Message 3
From: Blog Manager
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 03:55:59 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36685] 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. (52 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock RoundTable

Author: Dave Bull
Item: [River in Autumn - 4] Explaining colour separations


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Beginning the Great Wall Print


Site Name: Phare-Camp Art Journal

Author: Phare-Camp
Item: NFAC: A Dog's Life - contest submission


Site Name: A Printmakers Blog About Art and Printmaking

Author: Debra Percival
Item: The Love of Process


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