Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45638] Exciting new opportunity (Kristine Alder)
  2. [Baren 45639] From Graphic Chemical (Barbara Mason)
  3. [Baren 45640] Re: Exciting new opportunity (Jeff Simpson)
  4. [Baren 45641] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Kristine Alder
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 19:05:11 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45638] Exciting new opportunity
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Attention All Bareners!

Beginning Sunday July 1, 2012, you may sign up for our next big Baren Print Exchange #54!
This exchange promises to be quite stimulating as it is a "technique challenge" this time.

This will be an all moku-hanga challenge, meaning all prints must be produced using this technique
No theme for your imagery; image can be any size that fits within the paper size
Paper size: hosoban: 13" x 5.7" (33 x 14.5 cm).
Sign-up begins July 1st with final delivery deadline on or before November 1, 2012 (Please keep in mind that the deadline is a fixed point, especially with our coordinator needing to have this wrapped up before the holidays. If you can deliver before it would be greatly appreciated.)

It's been a while since we had a moku-hanga exchange, so I encourage you to give it your all. If you haven't tried this amazing technique just yet, this is your chance to dig in and really learn what it's all about. If you have questions, just ask. Many of our members have or are becoming quite expert in this way of making prints.

Happy Cutting and Printing!!!

Kristine Alder
Baren Exchange Manager
St. George, UT
Art Educator/Printmaker/Book Artist
Co-President UAEA

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it,
but that it is too low and we reach it." --Michelangelo
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Message 2
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 00:20:48 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45639] From Graphic Chemical
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This just in from Dean who is a long time supporter of printmakers

Dear Customers and friends, 

We have applied for a business grant from Chase and Living Social. Before being considered, we need to take get at least 250 votes via Facebook. Please help us to qualify. Your support would go a long way in strengthening our ability to serve your printmaking needs. Please click on the logo below and vote.

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Where Printmaking Begins...
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Message 3
From: Jeff Simpson
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 06:55:42 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45640] Re: Exciting new opportunity
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How does moku-hanga differ from a woodcut?

~jeff simpson

Digest Appendix

Postings made on [Baren] members' blogs
over the past 24 hours ...

Subject: Nothing Happens ... again!
Posted by: Dave Bull

As I have reported over on the Mokuhankan Conversations blog, carving work on the 'Rickshaw Cart' print is proceeding smoothly. That is taking all my time and energy this week, so there is nothing much to report here on this blog covering my 'own' prints.

But I didn't spend the whole day alone ... I had a visit from the King! And good luck, my video camera was right there at hand ...

(entry continues here ...)

This item is taken from the blog Woodblock RoundTable.
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Subject: 5 star view from entrance to Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory in Kawaguchi, Japan + correction to previous post

These past days have been excellent for working individually between visits of instructors. The view is absolutely spectacular as seen in the photo and youtube link.





The grounds are really well tended and there’s a wonderfully trained pine at the entrance






in addition there are hiking trails within 5 min walk that lead to lovely temples and shrines. I really liked one of the shrine’s welcoming statues.







George Jarvis, printmaker from Akita, Japan whom I met at the congress last summer, kindly informed me that the Moku Hanga exhibition I saw in Tokyo was of the Nihon Hanga In, a distinguished organization. George explained, “the Hanga In is the second ranked hanga “Gadan” or “professional artist association” in Japan after Nihon Hanga Kyoukai.” The error occurred because I asked one of the artists there if she was a professional, and she said in English, “not Professional.” From George’s information, this was clearly not the case, and I hope that nobody from the Hanga In feels badly should they have read my earlier post.

This item is taken from the blog Lake Superior Woodblock Prints.
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