Today's postings

  1. [Baren 37001] Re: Vinyl Floor Tiles (Andy English)
  2. [Baren 37002] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V44 #4543 (Sep 22, 2008) (Marilynn Smith)
  3. [Baren 37003] Catching up (Jennifer Martindale)
  4. [Baren 37004] Re: Vinyl Floor Tiles (Shawn + Elizabeth Newton)
  5. [Baren 37005] Re: new print...RAGE ("")
  6. [Baren 37006] Philly artist seeking printmaking connection (ArtSpotiB #
  7. [Baren 37007] Re: new print...RAGE (Shawn + Elizabeth Newton)
  8. [Baren 37008] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  9. [Baren 37009] Fwd: First Okanagan Print Triennial Exhibition (Graham Scholes)
  10. [Baren 37010] Re: Fwd: First Okanagan Print Triennial Exhibition (Barbara Mason)
  11. [Baren 37011] Julio Rodriguez/Corp/Walgreens is out of the office. (Julio.Rodriguez #
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Message 1
From: Andy English
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:09:56 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37001] Re: Vinyl Floor Tiles
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Vinyl floor tiles certainly have their fans over here in the UK. The late Pamela Hughes used them for all of her late prints. Her backĀ  problems did not allow hand burnishing so she moved from wood to vinyl and printed them in her etching press. I have a draw full of times left in her studio - one day I will find time to try them out.

Pam had the idea from the marvellous John Lawrence who frequently works on vinyl - with superb results.

I love the work coming from Coffee Grinder Press but cannot find a link to sales - could you email it to me please?
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Message 2
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:58:17 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37002] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V44 #4543 (Sep 22, 2008)
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Our exchanges have a specific paper size. You can use any size image
you wish. DO NOT make your paper larger than the specified size, as
it makes it difficult to fit it into the cases. It is best to stick
to the paper size requirements as closely as possible, but our block
and image can be any size that will fit on the paper. Read the
requirements on the Baren site, they listed for you for each exchange.

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Message 3
From: Jennifer Martindale
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 15:53:25 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37003] Catching up
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Have been travelling thru southern Spain and only just caught up with the last month of postings. Gosh, I just love the energy.

On the back of my Open Studio exhibition I have been asked to give a talk on Japanese style woodblock printing to some local art clubs. I hope very much to participate in an all Moku hanga Exchange. This would give me a range of examples to show people the variety of work possible with the technique, as well as focussing my own mind as this will be the first time I will have put my toe in the water of an exchange. I hope I get accepted when the time comes.

There was a request for images of housing developments. There is a local development which has caused much comment, and which is sponsored by Charles Prince of Wales and his architectural forum. If you google Poundbury, Dorset or try there are scores of pictures and comments. Everyone in the area has an opinion about it, see for yourselves. It is not typical of UK developments tho'.

I just love this forum and the life and energy of you all. Like many others the David Bull site and this spinoff forum have been like an immense treasure trove of knowledge and inspiration. Keep it going.

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Message 4
From: Shawn + Elizabeth Newton
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 16:32:55 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37004] Re: Vinyl Floor Tiles
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SURE! (boy did my eyes light up)
if you have a question about purchasing any of the prints from coffee grinder press, just specify which one you'd like and we'll take care of business.
and the gallery i work through can take care of the purchases.
they don't have all of my work up, but they take credit cards (i don't have that option).

there are more prints here:

thanks for the interest!
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Message 5
From: ""
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 18:10:48 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37005] Re: new print...RAGE
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Gee, Shawn, I was listening. But I also heard someone else mention
buying lino from an Art Supply house; an expensive way to buy lino.

The flooring vinyl sample that you sent me is an interesting material
that carves quite nicely. It's nice to engrave a cross-hatching
without bits popping off the plate.


is anybody listening? annie was asking me what I use. i don't use
lino. i use floor vinyl. it's plastic. it has no burlap backing. Shawn
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Message 6
From: ArtSpotiB #
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 20:53:54 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37006] Philly artist seeking printmaking connection
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Philadelphia artist looking to make connections with other printmakers.

Would like to open the door again into monprints, embossing, etc.

Please email, placing "printmaking" in header if you have
sugguestions, connections or are just friendly.



(Posted by Benny Alba for new friend on Net)

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Message 7
From: Shawn + Elizabeth Newton
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 22:06:54 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37007] Re: new print...RAGE
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WHOA! so it IS good to engrave on? SWEET! then i won't feel bad ordering a spitsticker. i've been thinking about it real hard for a while, but didn't want to invest in one w/o knowing if i could engrave on the vinyl or not. SWEET SWEET SWEET!!!

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Message 8
From: Blog Manager
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 03:55:38 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37008] 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. (53 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Amy Stoner's Fine Art Blog

Author: Amy Stoner
Item: Dirty Little Art


Site Name: Artist Printmaker on line

Author: ainesse
Item: Beginnings and Endings

Author: ainesse
Item: Great Place for Professional Printmakers


Site Name: Amanda's Art Blog

Author: Amanda
Item: Catching Up


[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 9
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 05:38:06 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37009] Fwd: First Okanagan Print Triennial Exhibition
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I thought some of the members would be interested in this e-mail to
the Vernon Art Gallery.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Graham Scholes
> Renee Lapierre, Executive Director
> Vernon Public Art Gallery
> Dear Renee,
> It was interesting to learn of the First Okanagan Print Triennial
> Exhibition. I have been a Moku Hanga printmaker for 15 years and
> before that, other art forms for 35 years. I believe that with
> this number of years of experience and involvement in the Canadian
> Art scene I am comfortable about putting forth some suggestions
> regarding your efforts to hold this event.
> I have been involved with exhibitions in numerous Public galleries
> across Canada and I know that whenever an exhibition or competition
> such as yours is planned, that there is funding available from the
> Canada Council, the BC Arts Council, and regional businesses. This
> enables the gallery to achieve its mandate "to exhibit, collect and
> encourage local, regional, national and international art of the
> highest and professional level"
> In my experience Public Galleries do not normally charge back the
> cost of such exhibitions to the artist. Actually the opposite is
> the rule based on the energy and work of CARFAC, where artist fees
> are paid whenever a Public Gallery puts on an exhibit for solo or
> group artists. I direct you to an interesting site where you can
> view the CARFAC fee schedule .....
> I would like to submit work for consideration, but was very
> disappointed to discover that you require an entry fee of $60.00 as
> well as "all shipping and insurance costs during transit will be
> borne by the sender."
> I will decline to make a submission.
> Sincerely,
> Graham A. Scholes
> 11435 Hawthorne Pl.,
> Sidney, BC. V8L 5J7
> 250 655 0600
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Message 10
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 06:07:45 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37010] Re: Fwd: First Okanagan Print Triennial Exhibition
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Canada is lucky as they get some public support. I know it is expensive to mount an exhibit and do
a catalog having done them here in Portland for the last few years. Jury fees for artists are common
here and we just accept it as there is no public support for non profits. I think this fee is not out of
line, most shows charge 50 USA dollars as a jury fee and it goes to print the catalog and pay the juror. A
non-profit just cannot usually support this type of cost unless they have a lot of private funding.
As a supporter of the arts and non-profit galleries I am happy to pay the fee to keep them afloat, as without
them there will be few shows that cut the edge of new and innovative work.
I know artists are on the bottom rung financially and get asked all the time to support the arts, but if we
believe in the arts, we have to support what we believe in. This mission is our most important goal. I do not
want to start controversy over jury fees as I also wish there were some other way to support the cost of juried
exhibitions. Know that we have never come out ahead on one...they always cost more than they generate, sad but true.
My 2 cents worth
My best to all,

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Message 11
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 09:07:06 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37011] Julio Rodriguez/Corp/Walgreens is out of the office.
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I will be out of the office starting 09/23/2008 and will not return until

I will respond to your message when I return. While I am away please
contact Mark Ruscitti at x5379