Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mike Lyon - Exhibition

"Figuring it Out: Mike Lyon Prints and Drawings." Exhibition runs from April 14 through July 19, 2009 at the Beach Museum of Art in Manhattan, Kansas. Includes large pen and ink drawings and prints by Mike Lyon plus selections from his collection of Japanese woodblock prints.

For more videos showcasing Mike's work please visit his YouTube page at or directly at Mike's website:

Bill Ritchie & Halfwood Press Studios

Any Baren members going back about ten years may remember Seattle printmaker Bill Ritchie a frequent contributor to our forum discussions (and the creator of Emeralda World !). Bill runs Halfwood Press Studios in Seattle and is also currently making some nifty presses which he assembles by hand. Check him out in this video as he gives a new press a trial test.

Bill was a featured contributor to the Barensuji newsletter in May 2002 with an article tittled Art Dealers and Digital Defenders
For more of Bill's videos, printing demos, etc... please visit:

Beginning Relief Printmaking

Here is a 4.5 minute introduction to relief printmaking covering the main topics of creating western style prints.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"Dale Phelps - A Tribute" Exhibition

The Baren family has lost a dear member. Dale Phelps of Waterloo Iowa died at home on April 13th after battling prostate cancer since 1993. Dale, an active member of discussion group and of Baren's woodblock print exchanges since 2005 was a retired orthopedic surgeon, printmaker and along with his wife Dianne a huge supporter of the local Arts. Dale's voice and work will be sorely missed at
The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art is currently presenting an exhibition titled 'Dale Phelps: A Tribute,' which will run from Monday, April 27 through Saturday, May 9. Dale was a 2005 graduate of UNI with Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and, noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is located at the corner of Hudson Road and West 27th Street, on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. For more information, call (319) 273-3095 or visit

For a closer look at Dale's prints visit his personal website at:
For more info on Dale's life and his support of the Arts read: WCF Courier - Article 1 WCF Courier - Article 2
"George W. Quixote" by Dale Phelps