INTRODUCTION by Barbara Mason
"Inspired by Japan" Relief for Japan's Tsunami victims.
The interest in the relief print project has been heart warming.
We all have friends in Japan and have benefited by our relationship with the Baren Forum.
This edition of prints will be a total donation and I expect it to be the high caliber of work that represents our organization in a stellar manner. The opportunities that come from this type of a fundraiser are ten fold. I have already received offers to exhibit the prints in several countries and this will also help raise more funds and add to everyone’s resume.
The cut off date for inclusion in the portfolios will be June 1, 2011. This is a long way out but will allow anyone on the fence to make a last minute decision to be included. I need the work here in Oregon by June 15, 2011. We are now at 67 participants, any new signups will go on a waiting list.
We will be partnering with the Portland Japanese Gardens for our marketing in the first go round. More info to come on this.
Project website will be here
The size and number of prints has come into question so see the DETAILS section below for more info.
Send work after May 12 and before mid June to:
4440 SW 198th
Aloha OR 97007 USA
*US Postal mail is the cheapest so use that for shipping
Special Discount offer on Paper
McClains Printmaking Supply has agreed to sell us 20 sheets of paper for 50% off.
To the Baren Forum:
When checking out, you will see a box marked "Special Instructions." All you need to do is write "tsunami" in that box and we will give them the discount. You will NOT see the discount on the acknowledgement but we will take care of it here.
Please also be reminded that Oregon does not have a sales tax, and the estimated shipping cost in the shopping cart is always high. There is a box you can mark requesting the least expensive shipping option for your order and I would suggest they mark that unless they have a strong preference one way or the other. The least expensive shipping is usually UPS Ground unless the order is under 3lbs, and then Priority Mail could be less.
What a fantastic response you have had! It truly is heart warming. Thanks so much for letting McClain's join in.
Alex Prentiss / McClain's Printmaking Supplies
15685 SW 116th Avenue PMB 202
King City, OR 97224-2695 USA
503-641-3555 phone / 503-641-3591 fax / 800-832-4264 orders
firstname.lastname@example.org / www.imcclains.com
Courtesy of Daler-Rowney and Dick Blick and thanks to Tina Browder, a Baren Forum member who works for Dick Blick, we are getting 60 portfolios for FREE for this project. The manufacturer and the distributor are sharing the donation 50/50.
They will be 12x16" and you can see them here at Dick Blick portfolios