Today's postings

  1. [Baren 38710] Re: Baren Digest (old) V47 #4791 (Marilynn Smith)
  2. [Baren 38711] Art artsy artful craft crafty ("Roy")
  3. [Baren 38712] Re: Print exhibition.....1000 artists ! (Julio.Rodriguez #
  4. [Baren 38713] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 14:55:18 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38710] Re: Baren Digest (old) V47 #4791
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Sherri, I have to agree that at times a piece of art comes along that
seems to be executed in a bit of a clumsy manner. But the creative
spark, the freshness of the work makes it art. I also agree that art
has many forms, from being beautifully uplifting to thought
provoking. As a painter I was never even considered to be a
craftsman, as a printmaker craft really does become a big part of what
I do. However, there are forms of painting that fall into craft, tole
painting, stenciling from store bought stencils, etc. I for one would
never look done on anyone who has mastered a craft well, there is room
in this world for all of us. Skill can be awe inspiring.

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Message 2
From: "Roy"
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 15:07:28 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38711] Art artsy artful craft crafty
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I was impressed with Mark Mason's view:

"Art without craft is an inarticulate loud noise. Art with craft is a
conversation. Craft without art is an empty vessel, craft with art is beauty
with a purpose."

To create a valued piece of art requires both. So instead of classifying it
as art or craft give it a ratio. 90% art and 10% craft would, in my mind,
be classified as 'artsy'. 10% art and 90% craft is 'crafty' or 'well
executed'. Ideally, if the craft part is well done and supportive, what
strikes you is the art part.

'Artful' would _not_ be negative. It just refers to having an abundant
component of art.

(My wife just observed that if a painting is too well crafted it becomes

No references to quote; Just my musings.

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Message 3
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 22:28:22 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38712] Re: Print exhibition.....1000 artists !
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How about entering an exhibition with 1,000 other artists that includes
24,000 prints and will be on display at two major US cities ???
Got your attention ?

Well, it's not printmaking related but I thought interesting enough to
pass on to those of us feeling a little crafty...or is that Artsy ?
How about documenting our lives as an artist/printmaker ?


A Million Little Pictures: Documentary

1,000 artists documenting 1,000 lives from around the world

Art House is looking for 1,000 people from around the world to receive
1000 disposable cameras. We'll mail the camera to you to document your
life in 24 exposures and then you simply send us back the prints. Not only
will we have the exhibition here in Atlanta, we will also travel to the
city with the most participants. Soooooo, tell your friends, mom, sister,
cousin, or whoever to sign up. The exhibition will be home to 24,000
photographs of 1,000 peoples lives all over the world.

For more information on the project and to sign up, please go to:

Sign up Deadline: July 1st 2009

Postmark Deadline: September 1st 2009

To sign up to participate, visit:

Art House projects have been featured on CNN and Current tv and in
Juxtapoz Magazine, Good Magazine, Urban Outfitters blog, Yahoo Daily Wire,
Atlanta Magazine and National Geographic's Intelligent Traveler.

Check out their website for more information about how to get involved:

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Subject: I Was Interviewed by!
Posted by: Phare-Camp

A couple of paintings, the first is an underpainting using a photo by Karin Jurick at Different Strokes. I'm doing it for one of finals in the abstract composition class. bear in mind this is an underpainting and it will change significanty before I am done... the othe is a male nude for this week's homework assignment in the abstract composition class. Yes it is done and it actually started out as a rendering and became abstract as I deconstructed it...

Hey - cool news, I was interviewed for the Blog

Printsy: Printmakers of Etsy


this blog is for printmakers who sell their works at (a sight dedicated to handmade and vintage merchandise).

Here is a static link to that interview of ME!

Printsy Interview - Patricia Phare-Camp (

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Subject: Birthday print giveaway
Posted by: Alynn Guerra

Today is my birthday, and the third time I give prints on this day.I already gave a bunch of them at my party on Saturday, the only thing I ask in return is a note. Apart from the fun party, food, present, dancing, etc; it's always a joy to read the notes at the end of the day, that makes the whole thing memorable.This year I created a print that had something to do with my birthday (kind of).I

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