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[Baren] barenforum.org 2011 SUMMIT - San Antonio, Texas

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WHO: The first 40  Baren subscribers to complete their registrations (maybe more if there's a need).

The Baren Summit -- a gathering of printers interested in woodblock printing.

Tuesday, June 14 through Saturday, June 18, 2011.

  • Last day to sign up: April 21, 2011.
  • Last day to pay: April 23, 2011.
  • Last day to cancel and receive a full refund: April 30, 2011.
WHERE: The Third Baren Summit will be held at the Centro Cultural Aztlan (Atzlan) and the studio/gallery of member Le Green Schubert in San Antonio, Texas, from Tuesday, June 14 through Saturday, June 18, 2011.

On the [Baren] web site, the following paragraph appears in the general introduction section:

Think of [Baren] as being a 'convention of woodblock printmakers' - but a convention with a difference: held in 'cyberspace' and thus easily accessible to all, and with never a 'closing speech' to signify that it is time for all the participants to end the discussions and go home.

The first Baren posting went out to the initial group of six members on November 27, 1997. The first successful meet up event was in Kansas City in 2003 hosted by Mike Lyon, the second Baren Summit was held at the home of member Sharri LaPierre in Vancouver, Washington in 2006.

The Third Baren Summit will be held at the Centro Cultural Aztlan in San Antonio, Texas, from Tuesday, June 14 through Saturday, June 18, 2011.

Many Activities are planned: A Pre-Party reception will be held Monday evening for early arrivals. Visits to the San Antonio Museum of Art and the McNay will include time at the print rooms to view some of their extensive collection. A Local collector has also offered to open his private collection of Japanese prints to our group. We will end with a Texas style Bar-b-que.

Special exhibition at the Centro Cultural Aztlan of relief prints June 9 - 30 include:

  • An exhibition open only to Baren Summit Participants in San Antonio, Peaks and Valleys: Summit Relief Print Exhibition, $10 hanging fee for 1-2 prints
  • A juried exhibition competition open to all printmakers: Reliefs for Relief, benefitting Japan. (email Reliefs4Relief@live.com for juried call for entry)

Because registration must be limited, it would be unfair to allow frivolous registration. So we require you to make a "good faith damage and food deposit" of $80. Your $80 fee includes the cost of the facilities fees as well as quite a few meals and snacks. If any money remains at the end of the summit it will be equally divided and refunded to attendees. (Anyone having a problem paying the $80 fee should contact Le and we will work this out on an individual basis.)

ACCOMMODATIONS: The studio locations are close to downtown and on the bus lines, so staying at the scenic El Tropicano Riverwalk is a wonderful option …$92 a night per room with up to 4 occupants. They are offering us a group rate. Le Green Schubert and other local art friends are also offering free space in their homes. Information on other hotels, motels, B&B’s and restaurants will be provided upon request.

To see additional info on hotel accomodations click here.

EVENTS: Tentative Schedule

  • MONDAY 6/13: Early Arrivals: 7:00 p.m. Meet, Eat & Greet Reception, TBA

  • TUESDAY6/14:
    • 8:30 Gather at Herweck’s for Continental Breakfast
    • 9:00 Moku Hanga Demonstration
    • 10:00 Art Materials Shopping McClain’s and Herwecks
    • 11:00 Walk or Trolley 3 blocks to Alamo
    • 12:00 Lunch on your own
    • 1:00 Afternoon: return to studio and try all your new goodies
    • 4 pm: San Antonio Museum of Art Visit, Museum Reach River Tour
    • ? Dinner on your own
  • WEDNESDAY 6/15:
    • 9 am: Gather at Atzlan for Breakfast Tacos
    • 9: 30 Morning Demo: White Line Relief …??With (Waiting for Confirmation.?
    • Lunch at Studio (provided)
    • Afternoon: Work independently
    • 6:00 Atzlan Printmaking Exhibitions Reception with Dinner Buffet
  • THURSDAY 6/16:
    • 9 am: Gather at Atzlan for Breakfast Tacos
    • Watercolor Monoprint demo: Kathleen Baker Pittman
    • Studio time
    • 12:30 am: Lunch at Studio (provided)
    • 2 pm -5: McNay Art Museum, Print Room and Grounds.
    • Dinner/ Evening on your own
  • FRIDAY 6/17:
    • 9 am: Studio time
    • 12:30 am: Lunch at Studio (provided)
    • 2 pm -5pm Studio time
    • Dinner at Le Green Schubert's
    • Show and Tell after dinner
  • SATURDAY 6/18:
    • 8:30am: Tourist Day: Meet to tour the Missions and local art Studios.
    • 12:00 - 5:00 Studio open
    • 12:30 pm– 2:30 Sack Lunches Available at Aztlan
    • 6 pm – 9ish Last Night Bar B Que Party: TBA

    You may want to consider including the following when you pack:

    • Cool clothing, long sleeve cover-up, sun hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle.
    • Money for food and supplies
    • Printmaking supplies -- We are inviting several suppliers to join us during the week, so it will be possible to purchase certain supplies on-site (we'll let you know what to expect as the Summit draws nearer). Plan to bring:
      • drawing paper and supplies
      • wood blocks
      • carving tools
      • razor knife
      • paper towel
      • cloth rags
      • water-soluble colorants
      • mica / metallics / interference
      • shallow pigment dishes, or jars
      • nishiki (rice paste)
      • brushes
      • baren(s)
      • masking tape
      • straight edge or ruler

    PARTICIPANT LIST (Interested/Registered - PAID in bold):

      1. Maria   Arango Diener
      2. Barbara Carr
      3. Carole  Carroll
      4. Diane   Cutter
      5. Aeleen Frisch, Ph.D.
      6. Le Green
      7. Guadalupe Victoria
      8. Doug   Haug
      9. Lynne  Hubner
      10. Raymond Hudson
      11. Sharri   LaPierre
      12. Mike    Lyon
      13. Carol   Lyons
      14. Jennifer Martindale
      15. Charles Morgan
      16. Margot Rocklen
      17. Sue Salsbury
      18. Cathy  Savage
      19. Marilynn Smith
      20. Frank Trueba
      21. Nancy Osadchuk
      22. Beatrice Baldwin
      23. Kathleen Baker Pittman
      24. Alex Orgren

    WAITING LIST (payment will be cheerfully refunded if you don't make it onto the Participant List):

    We hope you find the idea of attending the [Baren] Summit interesting. Please join us! Sign up consists of the following steps:

      2. Signify your agreement by clicking the [Register for Baren Summit] Button.
      3. You will be directed to a sign-up form -- required fields are marked with an '*'.
      4. Watch for your name to appear over the next several days in the "REGISTERED" list above.


    In consideration for being allowed to be a participant in the BarenSummit in San Antonio at various locations from June 13 , 2011  through June 18, 2011, I understand there are dangers in printmaking, sharp tools, power tools, pigments, solvents, other chemicals and substances, meeting, carving, printing, cutting, attending class, demonstrating, presenting, traveling, driving, visiting, taking field trips, living in close quarters with people from diverse cultures and circumstances [together called “Summit Activities”] with the possibility of serious permanent physical and emotional injury, and possibility of death.
    I understand that no amount of care, caution, instruction or supervision can eliminate the dangers inherent in Summit Activities.
    I hereby personally and volitionally assume all these risks, and I waive any liability for negligence which may result from the conduct, acts or omissions, of the landowner and guests [called “Released Parties”].
    I agree to hold these Released Parties harmless, release, and discharge the above named Released Parties from any and all liabilities, claims, demands, or causes of action that I may have.
    I also agree to indemnify the Released Parties in the event I or my family cause personal injury or property damage to any person or property during the Summit Activities.
    I understand that this indemnification includes payment for all loss, including any court or arbitration costs, attorney’s fees, awards incurred by or adjudged against the Released Parties.
    I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further certify that I am willing to assume the risk of any medical or physical conditions I may have.
    By entering my name here: _______________________________ and emailing this form to summit2011@barenforum.org, this will serve as my electronic signature as of the date of the email.




    Questions or problems? summit2011@barenforum.org

    Additional Hotel Information

    El Tropicano Riverwalk:

    Up to 4 adults may share a room at the El Tropicano and split the room rate of $92 (plus taxes) a night.

    If you would like to Share a room at the El Tropicano, and would like help coordinatiing a roommate, email Le at SASummit@live.com with the subject line: Share Hotel Room. This will help me find your request among the many emails coming to that inbox.

    BAREN SUMMIT Rooms at El Tropicano Riverwalk

    Take a touch of “tropical”…add a pinch of “glitz”…mix with a dash of “Latin” and, voila, you have the El Tropicano Riverwalk experience. Our multi-million dollar renovation is now complete and the results are simply stunning.

    Located on the banks of the spectacular new San Antonio Riverwalk expansion, our hotel features 306 attractive, comfortable guestrooms, a lovely Mango’s Restaurant offering delicious breakfast and lunch buffets and the Tiki Bar, complete with a veranda that overlooks the Riverwalk. For specialty coffees and light snacks, our Expresso Bar is conveniently located off the lobby/restaurant area. Mexican folk art is displayed throughout the lobby, along with high-tech plasma screens informing guests of upcoming events.

    Two dramatic, winding staircases lead to the second floor courtyard and pool area. The courtyard includes 20-foot palms, retro pool furniture, a tiki-bar, and an open-air bar overlooking the famous San Antonio Riverwalk. Holiday Inn El Tropicano Riverwalk is a “resort style” tropical themed property that offers 37,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Please click here to see our beautiful hotel...

    Group Guest Rooms Rates: $92, Monday, June 13 through Saturday, June 18. The Same Rate applies for 1-4 persons in each room. Rates are net, and do not include the current occupancy tax, which is 16.75%.Group rate will be extended two days before and two days after conference dates subject to availability.

    Parking: The current daily parking charges are as follow, and are subject to change without notice: Regular Parking Rates: Self-Parking….$18.00 Bus Parking ….$40.00 The hotel will offer a reduced self parking rate of $10.00

    Holiday Inn El Tropicano Riverwalk, will provide you the superior service and accommodations you deserve.

    * 110 Lexington Avenue * San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 277-4039 Sales Direct * (210) 223-4520 Sales Fax www.eltropicanohotel.com Website * info@eltropicanohotel.com General Email Address

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