Details of [Baren
- Medium: Woodblock print (hand rubbed or pulled on a press, B&W or colour, any pigments, any paper). Note: The Baren Exchange is a program for forum members to create, exchange and display editions of woodblock prints. Relief prints pulled from wood substitutes and wood-like materials, including linoleum, corian, MDF, resingrave, and similar are acceptable as are collagraphs. Coordinators are obligated to reject prints whose primary method of production is by other means. For example: monotype, intaglio, stencil, lithography, ink jet, laser, photocopy, etc are to be rejected by the coordinator.
Theme: OPEN --Celebrate the 50th Baren Exchange with whatever image suits you.
Paper size: Other 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches(6.5 cm x 9 cm)
Image size: Any
size and orientation within the paper
Paper type: No restriction
period: Four weeks starting July 1,
Drop-out deadline: Sept.15, 2011 If you must drop out
of the exchange, please do so as early as possible
in order to give people on the waiting list
time to complete and submit their prints. If
you drop out after this date then a penalty may
Delivery deadline for finished
prints: on or before November 1, 2011 --
if you do not deliver acceptable prints by this
date then a penalty may
Case for your exchange prints may be
ordered from the Baren
Mall -- these are a dark blue cloth-covered
'flop-open' type box (with cords for tying it
closed), contained in a cardboard slip case.
The prints simply stack up inside it. An 'official'
Baren label for your case may be downloaded here --
edit the exchange number on the front and spine
and then print it and paste it onto the cardboard
slip case -- it is designed to wrap around the
slip case so that the exchange number is visible
on the spine.
fill out and submit the print information form
to send your print details for the colophon page
the coordinator will prepare as soon as possible
after your prints are mailed.
#50 print information form
must be an active member of [Baren] in order to
participate in this exchange. The mailing list
that makes up [Baren]
is open to everyone to join,
and the membership is thus made up of a mix of
'lurkers' and active participants in the forum.
Signing up for an Exchange obliges your active
participation in [Baren]
discussions... If you remain a 'mystery' name,
it leaves everyone feeling quite uncomfortable.
Rejected prints: If your
prints do not conform to the above specifications
for Medium, Image size, Paper size, Paper
type, and/or Delivery deadline then
the coordinator should promptly reject them, notify
you by email, and (if you enclosed sufficient postage)
promptly return them. You may repair and/or replace
the prints prior to the delivery deadline or drop
out of the exchange prior to the drop-out deadline
without penalty, otherwise a penalty may
for coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
is essential that the coordinator be in close and
timely communication with you. You must respond
promptly to e-mails sent from the coordinator and
must notify the coordinator of any change in e-mail
address. If you become 'lost' and do not respond
to communications from the coordinator, you may
be dropped from the exchange without further notice.
If this occurs after the Drop-out deadline, a penalty may
- Penalty: The [Baren] Exchange
Manager will promptly notify you by email if it is determined
that you may be subject to penalty. Please see this page for all the Exchange Rules of Participation.
Delivery information: You
must enclose 101 prints, a self-addressed
mailing label, and sufficient return
postage (in the coordinator's native currency
or postage). If you do not know
the exact amount of return postage, please send
more than you think will be required, a guideline
is $10 for USA to USA delivery, $20 for international
delivery. Please deliver your prints in a package
that can easily be reused for shipping the collated
suite back to you.
In the USA, the
best way to send the prints is Priority Mail. Flat
rate envelope is $4.95 anywhere in the US and will
fit the smaller chu-ban exchanges. For larger size
exchanges, please see:
For International Priority
Mail please see: http://www.usps.com/international/prioritymailinternational.htm
your coordinator: email@example.com
to which Exchange
should be shipped: