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  1. [Baren 38268] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V46 #4729 (Mar 4, 2009) (Marilynn Smith)
  2. [Baren 38269] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V46 #4729 (Mar 4, 2009) (David Harrison)
  3. [Baren 38270] Beware of art scam. (Graham Scholes)
  4. [Baren 38271] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2009 14:22:54 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38268] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V46 #4729 (Mar 4, 2009)
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I have 20 oxen on the line drying!!! There will be more in a few days.

Happiness from Baja. My new little doggie, Alusha and I are off for a
beach walk.

I look forward to getting back to the states and opening up all those
beautiful ox cards.
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Message 2
From: David Harrison
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2009 14:29:10 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38269] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V46 #4729 (Mar 4, 2009)
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Marilynn Smith wrote:
> I have 20 oxen on the line drying!!! There will be more in a few days.

That's not something you read every day, even on this group! :-)
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Message 3
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2009 02:09:15 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38270] Beware of art scam.
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100 Artists Scammed in the “Vancouver Art Box Show” on 30 Dec 2008

In December 2008, there was a call for submission to the “Vancouver
Art Box Show” circulating in the Vancouver art community by “Shawn
Findley, possibly 34, from Austin, Texas.” Each artist was supposed to
be sent a cheque of $ 50 per sold artworks. No one got paid. He
vanished into thin air.

“Shawn Findley” and his “girlfriend” “Carry Mann” put together a group
show at the Autumn Brook Gallery, 1545 W 4th Avenue,Vancouver on 30
Dec, 2008. The show was well-attended and many works sold. The artists
were promised a cheque in the mail within 4-6 weeks.

Artists who tried to contact “Shawn Findley” found that they were
blocked from his facebook account, and that their phone calls and e-
mails never answered.

“Shawn Findley” claimed that he had done similar shows in Toronto and
Texas. An artist contacted the gallery in Texas. The gallery confirmed
that they had the exhibition but did not know “Shawn Findley.”

“Shawn Findley” also promised Gallery Gachet 10% of the profit. The
gallery too has not heard anything from “Shawn Findley” since the
event. Gallery Gachet is concerned with such behaviour in the art

Michelle Kuen Suet Fung has also contacted Autumn Brook Gallery where
the event was held. Although the gallery gladly provided the phone
number, no help or further communication was encouraged.

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Subject: Priestess Edition is almost there...
Posted by: Phare-Camp

Started editioning the priestess. Got about 8 printed before I noticed the red cutmarks being picked up (see above card on the right) So out of 20 I've got about 12 to work with for an edition of 10. Not such good odds, may end up printing more in order to get a good edition. An edition is a set number of prints that are very very very consistent.

Here you can see why two of the same prints would not be considered an edition. There is a variation in the color between these two cards. For some reason the brayer (roller) didn't pick up and/or transfer as much blue ink to the printing block when I pulled the card on the above right. Variations like this occur because a human being is printing these images. If a machine were doing this, as in the pages of a magazine, then variations are an extreme rarity. When a human being does it clean consistent editions are not as easy.

Personally I like variations and usually consider minor variations to still be within an edition. But for . . .
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