Today's postings

  1. [Baren 41512] Re: Baren Summit 2011, San Antonio ("Betz, Scott")
  2. [Baren 41513] Re: Queering the Colors (Lee Churchill)
  3. [Baren 41514] Alphabet Exchange w/ Four Oceans Press ("Heather P.")
  4. [Baren 41515] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Betz, Scott"
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 13:11:36 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41512] Re: Baren Summit 2011, San Antonio
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I hope to go to Melbourne!

Scott Betz
Associate Professor of Art
Office 225 2nd Floor
Department of Fine Art
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC 27110

President, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)

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Message 2
From: Lee Churchill
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 15:04:50 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41513] Re: Queering the Colors
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Hi Annie,
As Terry said, thanks for asking about colour. I've never given it much thought!
Straight off the cuff I would say I just go with what feels fight...but I come from a BFA background where we did learn a lot about colour theory both in terms of colour wheels and more abstract ideas. And actually thinking through my process I have to say I do draw on that information quite a bit, I tend to think and work in contrasts of warm and cool shades and complimentary or split complimentary colours...
Looking at some of my old work, I definitely had a leaning towards overusing pthalo blue in art school, it's such a lush sensual colour but I have tried to reign myself in over the years and use it only where appropriate ;-)
I will have to pay more attention my own thinking as I work from now on...

Lee Oldford Churchill
Ladybugpaper Studio
6, 2132-35 Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T2T 2E3

"...if we [Craftspeople] are about anything, what we are about is embodied engagement with material things, the cultivation of focused attention, the ability to be present now in this place, at this time, responding to these conditions, coming through to us in all our senses."
- Prof. Ewan Clayton
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Message 3
From: "Heather P."
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 20:20:16 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41514] Alphabet Exchange w/ Four Oceans Press
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This is an exchange out side of Baren....
We are extending our deadline & would love for you to
sign-up for our "Dessert" Alphabet Exchange :)
There are 20 letters of the alphabet still to be filled...

Theme: Dessert and the Alphabet.
- - - Choose an available letter from the list..
- - - Challenge yourself - some one has to pick X and Z!

Color: B/W or Color. Color is encouraged, but we love a good b/w image.

Image Size: At least 6 x 8 but no larger than 8.5 x 11.

Paper Size: Paper must be no larger than 8.5 x 11.
It is OK if the image bleeds off the edge of the paper.

Medium: Woodblock, Linoleum, Serigraph, Lithograph or Intaglio

Paper type: Any archival paper appropriate to your printing method can be used.

Print Deadline:
NOW -October 15, 2010

All the details can be found here:

Our first Print Exchange Collaboration was a success - Here's the images:

Three of our Print-makers were even featured on the promotional poster:

We are already starting sign-ups for the Prints for Peace 2011...

Happy Creating & Happy Printing to all :)

Thanks & Smiles,

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Subject: Baren Suji
Posted by: Annie B

baren - a disk-shaped pad for pressing paper when making a print from a wood block
suji - line or stripe

Today I wanted to make some kind of glow around the "S" of the branding iron before I apply the black to this print. On the first version I used some white ink in an attempt to create a glow:


It came out so-so. This time I wanted more than a glow. I wanted to show some movement and a hotter feeling. Now that I have this nice orange happening in the new color scheme, I thought I'd make the glow more orange colored. And I thought of using the baren suji technique to create the motion:

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This item is taken from the blog Woodblock Dreams.
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Subject: Last week at the Valley of Fire, it's getting HOT!
Posted by: Maria

I've been visiting the Valley of Fire weekly to keep up with my show. This year the lizards seem to be in great health and, early in the morning, come out in the open to sun themselves and enjoy the morning I suppose, just like the rest of us. When I first get there and snap some quick pictures, the thing that strikes me the most is the absolute silence. My feet crunch the sand and the only sound when I stop is the breeze russling through the pods in the various bushes, now beginning to dry and drop to the ground.

This guy was about 18" long and must be in the welcoming committe, right at the visitor's center parking:

This will be the last week my work will be at the Valley of Fire. Below some pictures of my little display area.

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This item is taken from the blog 1000 Woodcuts Updates.
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Subject: Vancouver's Printmakers: Pressing the Boundaries
Posted by: Sharri

This is a show I've been working on for a couple of years - the idea being to showcase half a dozen or so local printmakers.  Part of the idea is to introduce the printmakers and their work to a larger audience and the other part to educate the public about printmakers.  In this show we have about an even split between relief and intaglio with some monotypes thrown in to make a terrific mix.  Vancouver has been having  really good turnout for the First Friday Art Walk - we hope that will hold true even though it is a long holiday weekend. ( Hold your breath! )
There will be fish printing for adults and children going on in front of the gallery and Barbara Mason has agreed to bring the small press and demonstrate intaglio in the gallery.  With all that, lots of terrific prints,  a little wine and some good food it should be a terrific evening.  If you're in the area the date for the opening party is July 2, 5 pm - 9 pm.  Hope you can make it!

This item is taken from the blog Rag & Bone.
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