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From: Clive Lewis
Date: Mon, 07 May 2012 13:53:54 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45415] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V59 #5979 (May 5, 2012)
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Hi Sonia, I sent prints and money to the 'Leftovers III' exchange as well.
On April 08 I got this: " does the New Zealand Bay Chronicle
sound? Check out a review of our Leftovers II exhibition below!
And take a minute to click on a link to Wharepuke Gallery and Studio's
website and see a photo of the show: "

I wrote April 09 and asked Wingtip Press when we'd see our copies but have
yet to hear back. Apparently the Wharepukians have more pull than the
Printmakers who contributed the prints.


From: Sonia Jensen
>I am wondering if any of you who signed up for the "Leftovers III" exchange
>have received your prints?? My check was cashed so I know my "leftovers"
>were received. I have tried contacting Wingtip Press via email and snail
>mail but have had no response. Hope all is well at Wingtip Press.
>Sincerely, Sonia

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Subject: Scale In Contemporary Printmaking, Northampton MA
Posted by: Annie B

ScaleContempIf you're located in New England and looking for something to do this Friday night, I hope you'll come to Northampton MA for the opening reception of "Scale in Contemporary Printmaking" at A.P.E. Gallery, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. The show features work by twenty artists from Zea Mays Printmaking and includes printed works such as books, sculpture, mural, video, installation, and more. My five large ?Loaded? prints are included and on the night of the reception I'll be printing a currency of my own design.

As I print, I'll also be talking with gallery-goers about some of the issues involved in pricing art by using my currency as an example. As I noted in my last post, I spent a substantial amount of time and money to create this currency. I'd like to at least earn back my out-of-pocket expenses, but I'd also like these notes to be available to most people, so when I designed them I envisioned them being fairly cheap -- close to a dollar for a "dollar." That math doesn't work out in my favor, though, so I want to gather opinions and information from people at the reception and have a discussion about how much these items, and maybe art in general, is worth and how to value it. (Blog readers, I'll report back after I've gathered the input.) . . .
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This item is taken from the blog woodblock dreams.
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Subject: Want to see my dewlap?
Posted by: Andrew Stone

Green Anole
2012 Moku Hanga woodcut print
5" x 7"
printed from 6 blocks

We used to wrongly call these lizards, "Florida Chameleons" because the green ones can also turn completely brown--a feature they use for camouflage among the green leaves and brown branches. They are not true chameleons but anoles and are distinguished by their colored dewlap, the extendable flap of skin under the chin. This is the only anole native to Florida although they have been pushed aside by the invasive and more aggressive brown and cuban anoles too. In the suburbs of Miami where I grew up this was NATURE and the closest we could get in our backyards to the wild we'd read about in the nature magazines that would come in the mail.
Many hours were spent trying to catch them and if you handled them too roughly they could bite--a small and harmless but painful pinch. They could also shed their tails and the shortened lizard would scurry away leaving the long green tail, red meaty stub and all, writhing away on the ground like a small snake. The dewlap can be bright red or orange or white, depending on the subspecies.
The male will post himself in some visible location and bob up and down with the brightly colored flap of skin under his neck fanning out to catch the attention to warn away other males . . .
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This item is taken from the blog Lacrime di Rospo.
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Posted by: Maria

Hello my dear dear dear citizens!!!

The full colophon for the City of the World is now published!

Contents include:

Print InformationCredits and PrefaceCitizens of the City of the World in alphabetical order, by last name
First, Last Name, Block Code, City, State or Province, Country
Block Codes ExplainedPanels of the City of the World, starting with I through V, facing each key to the corresponding panelCity blocks by 112 artists, arranged by last name in alphabetical order along with each citizen?s locale and any additional information each wished to shareProcess, briefly with photos, a selected few moments outlining the building of our City

You have three choices for receiving this lovely compilation of images and clever writings:

1. Purchase the printed book directly from the Publisher,

This . . .
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This item is taken from the blog MCPP Puzzle Prints.
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