Today's postings

  1. [Baren 39652] Classes/IMPACT Conference (April Vollmer)
  2. [Baren 39653] Note to Ray Hudson ("Bob & Sue Salsbury")
  3. [Baren 39654] Ray Hudson and traveling Sue Salisbury/prints for peace ("bobcatpath #")
  4. [Baren 39655] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: April Vollmer
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2009 13:35:37 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39652] Classes/IMPACT Conference
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Barbara, thank you for the link to Purdue University Galleries, Jenny Schmid is a great printmaker, so it should be a fun show!

I wondered if anyone is going to the IMPACT Conference in Bristol next week? I am going to meet some woodblock artists from the Nagasawa Art Park Program, where I went in 2004. We will have a show called "Contemporary Surimono" with prints that incorporate poetry.

I will be teaching a Japanese woodblock class at the Lower East Side Printshop, NYC, six Thursday nights starting October 29.

Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, CA, the weekend of October 17 and 18, 2009.

MECA, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, July 19 to 23, 2010.

Best regards,

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From: "Bob & Sue Salsbury"
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2009 14:22:57 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39653] Note to Ray Hudson
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Hello Ray,

The show was wonderful. Contact me at salsbury @ minus the spaces.

Wish everyone could have been there to see your work.

Sue Salsbury
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Message 3
From: "bobcatpath #"
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2009 16:17:55 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39654] Ray Hudson and traveling Sue Salisbury/prints for peace
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for Ray Hudson -congrats on your show
sorry i did not make it over from maine
Sue Salisbury also visited my studio/gallery
all the way downeast in Machias, Maine .

thanks to Sue- for her visit to "the end of the world"
(as her traveling companion called it )
it was alot of fun to meet you and talk about woodcuts and art
it is a huge boost to motivation
to have visitors from afar come to look my work
especially BAREN memebers

congratulations to Guadalupe
thank you for doing a print show for peace
i hope to answer your next call
can you translate :
arte desarrollo humano

for me ?
art is life
or art describes life ??

gilyin gatto

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Subject: Karen Kunc Reduction Workshop 2008
Posted by: Julio

Karen Kunc Reduction Woodcut Workshop at Cape Cod Community College.

This workshop was sponsored by the Printmakers of Cape Cod. It was organized by Mildred Smith and Alice Galick under the leadership of the President of the Printmakers of Cape Cod Robert Cunniff. It was held in the fully equipped printmaking studio at CCCC. This movie is a short summary of three full days of learning the techniques of reduction woodcut. All participants came away with successful editions of their prints, many ideas to try and an increased appreciation of Karen Kunc's process and exquisite woodcut prints.

For more information about Karen Kunc visit her extensive website at or visit Davidson Galleries.

This video has been created by Sara Ringler, a member of the Printmakers of Cape Cod and Visual Arts Coordinator at CCCC. You can see the original posting at tiscali:video

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Posted by: Diane Cutter

Let me show you how I make small repairs on my woodcuts. My tools are wood putty and cut up playing cards, the plasticized kind casinos give away free. (Since I'm not playing poker with these, the hole punched in the middle doesn't matter.


Quiero mostrarles como hago pequenas reparaciones en la madera de un grabado. Mis implementos son mascilla para madera y pedacitos de naipes, the tipo plastico que se usan en los casinos que se regalan gratis. (Como no las uso para jugar al poker, el agujero en el centro no me importa.)

First I work the putty with my fingers, according to the directions. I always wear disposable plastic gloves when I do this. I then spread the putty into the area needing repair, pressing firmly as I do so. Before the putty has a chance to set up, I take the small piece of card and smooth the area, working it over and over until it is the same level as the uncut wood surrounding it. The edge of the card is also useful to level the putty application. I toss the cards frequently as they get tacky with putty. With a little patience, this makes sanding later unnecessary, as you can see below...


Primero mezclo la mascilla con los dedos, segun las instrucciones. Siempre lo hago usando guantes plasticos disponibles. En el area que requiere el reparo, firmamente aplico la mascilla. Antes de que se pone duro, tomo una naipe y trabajandola poco a poco la mascilla llega a la misma nivel de la madera no cortado alrededor. El borde de la naipe tambien es util para nivelar la mascilla. Las boto con frequencia porque la naipe se llena con el exceso de mascilla. Con un poco de paciencia, este proceso elimina la necesidad de lijar la mascilla seca mas luego, como se ve abajo.


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