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  1. [Baren 37751] Exchanges Update! ("Maria Arango")
  2. [Baren 37752] for exchange junkies ("Maria Arango")
  3. [Baren 37753] Fw: 9th Annual Postcard Print Exchange (Charles Morgan)
  4. [Baren 37754] a few hints... for exchanges (ArtSpotiB #
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Message 1
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 18:52:44 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37751] Exchanges Update!
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Oh dear oh dear! Where does time go?!
Time for a quick update on Baren Exchanges:

Exchange #38 has been mailed back to participants.
Everyone should be receiving their packages soon, although please allow some
extra time due to heavy holiday package traffic.
Yipeee! THANK YOU Benny!
I will be updating the gallery online as soon as I get my set.

Exchange #39
Drop out deadline is January 1st, in 3 days. If you must drop out, please do
so promptly. There is nobody on the waiting list and I hesitate to call for
participants this late, but if anyone wants to join AND CAN DELIVER PRINTS
by the deadline, please contact right away.

Two sets of prints have been mailed!
Deadline for receiving prints is February 1st, or roughly five weeks away.
Let's get back on track and delivering prints promptly to AEleen.
PLEASE NOTE: The collation deadline is for coordinators, not meant as a
"grace period" for participants. I will be removing from the information
page in subsequent exchanges to avoid confusion and/or delusion.

Don't forget: talk to your coordinator about your mailing plans, include
postage or money, include a return label and sturdy reusable container, fill
in the print information, and optionally buy a nice little case to keep the
darned thing forever more.
All these links can be reached from the information page and current status:

Exchange #40 - Paper: chuban - Theme: open - Sign-up January 1 2009 - Due
May 1 2009
Sign up begins January 1st. I better get my act together.
As always, participants who did NOT participate in the previous exchange
will have a week to sign up at their leisure to secure their spot before the
rest of us exchange junkies pounce upon the sign up page.
Sign up will be here and will update at the appropriate time:

Happy 2009! Happy printing!

       Maria Arango
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Message 2
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 01:28:55 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37752] for exchange junkies
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I have revived my Print Exchange Central page for those who just can't seem
to get out of the studio:

If you know of other recurring exchanges or sponsoring organizations, please
dropsie me a line. There was just a post-card exchange; I missed it, can
someone send me the info? Thank you!


       Maria Arango
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Message 3
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 02:30:13 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37753] Fw: 9th Annual Postcard Print Exchange
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(For newcomers, The following exchange listing is not one of Baren's official annual relief exchanges)

Here is another fun exchange that I have participated in before ... and it is a useful project for student printmakers.

Cheers ..... Charles

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: April Katz
Sent: Friday, December 26, 2008 6:40:18 AM
Subject: 9th Annual Postcard Print Exchange

9th Annual Postcard Print

Please share information about this project with as many people
as you can. We are sending this out a little earlier this year
in the hope that some of you faculty printmakers can work this into
the plans for your spring 2009 print courses.

Iowa State University's Print Club is hosting the 9th Annual
Postcard Print Exchange. Each year artists participate with
entries from across the United States and as far away as Australia and
the United Arab Emirates. Please read the following prospectus
and pass the information on. Thank you.

April Katz

You are invited to participate in the 9th Annual
University Print Society Postcard Print Exchange

The theme for this year's exchange is
"Two of Five"
Pick anyTwo of the followingFive words as the
basis of your print:
You can use any form of these words such as monsters, monstrous,
monstrously, monstrousness, monstrosity, etc...We encourage you to
consider all possible meanings for the above words.


1) Any EDITIONABLE printmaking technique may be used. (woodcuts,
litho, intaglio, photography, silkscreen, digital printmaking, etc)
Please Do Not send monoprints/monotypes. Each of the prints sent must
be identical to the others.

2) The post cards must be 4" x 6".

3) 13 identical prints should be sentindividually to the
address posted below. (Each card must be stamped and will bear the
markings of travel and the postal service. Do Not send the cards
together in one envelope.)

4) Include the following information on the back of the card:
a. Your return address
b. April Katz' address (details below)
c. A list of the process(es) used
d. Optional: your e-mail address

Donations Requested: Please send separately a donation to
help pay for postage. Send cash or checks payable to The University
Print Society. Suggested Donations:
$2 students
$3 others
$4 international
Send more if you can, less if you can't.

ENTRIES DUE: Friday, APRIL 10, 2009

After receiving everyone's postcard prints the University Print
Society will randomly divide up the cards and you will be sent 12 new
and different prints from other participants. The University Print
Society will keep one of the 13 for its collection. Postage for
returning the 12 new prints will be paid for by
the University Print Society. Your donation will help us out
tremendously however.

Please be sure to put your return address on every postcard sent.

Send postcard prints to:

April Katz
University Print Society
158 Design
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3092

*Please send questions and comments to the University Print
Society president, Kris Engle
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Message 4
From: ArtSpotiB #
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 08:39:13 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37754] a few hints... for exchanges
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A few words to the wise...

Remember that your package and postage should allow for thicker paper than
you might use for your own prints. For example, if your work is on thin rice
paper be sure to allow for something like many prints on Rives to come back to
you. This is both a package (size) and postage (weight) matter.

Squeezing your prints into a mim. size box can mean that the collection you
receive in return is damaged or yours arrives that way. Please allow for the
fact that many prints have deckled edges that are larger than the size stated...
and remember, coordinators are encouraged to not cut down your paper for you,
so your print is likely to arrive with damaged edges to other participants
and that museum collection.

If you want to be sure that your postage/check/money is found, consider
placing it inside an envelope, perhaps at the top of your stack of prints. Tucking
it into the middle of the pile, slipping it into the brown paper layers of
your wrappings, etc. sure makes for an Easter hunt. It's time consuming for the
coordinator to have to contact each one of the missing for details.... or, when
emailing you personally doesn't bring a response, have to post your name on
the listserve for help.

Most of all, have fun. I know that you will.

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength. -Eric Hoffer, philosopher
and author (1902-1983)