Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Baren Ads & Ops June 15, 2009

Welcome to the Baren Ads & Ops Newsletter
Moku Hanga DVD In depth instructional video. This DVD is playable on your Computer or a Video player attached to the TV. The information and instructions shown on this professionally made DVD is over an hour long and is second to none. It is the accumulation of 18 years of hands on experience by Graham Scholes who has created over 100 print images, carving 600 plates and printed approximately 55 thousand sheets of Hosho Paper. Full details are available at... http://www.woodblockart.ca/how-to/ e-mail to: graham@woodblockart.ca
New Directions in Printmaking: The Technical Side Nik Semenoff produced DVD - which contains the following: § Toner in All Media: General information on how toner can be used in print media. § Waterless Lithography: Explains how to use common caulking silicone as the ink rejection surface on the plate. § Toner in Intaglio: How toner is used with photo intaglio plates and using electro-etching for safer etching. § Copper sulfate Mordant: Using inexpensive copper sulfate and common salt to etch metal plates. It can be converted to cupric chloride for etching copper plates. § Order on the Internet by using PayPal: http://www.ndiprintmaking.ca/?page_id=60

Japanese Woodblock: Moku Hanga SANTA CRUZ Classes are in the traditional water base woodcut technique of Japan, printed with watercolor and sumi ink. This refined woodcut technique offers rich, light-fast color, precise registration, non-toxic cleanup and printing without a press. It is the same technique used by the Japanese ukiyoe masters in the 19th century, made accessible for western artists. These workshops include an historical overview and focus on how the technique can be useful for contemporary printmakers.
Class dates (Class #01CAMH1-05) are: Sat. & Sun., August 23 & 24, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Registration: $200, plus $50 materials fee at class. (This includes wood, paper and color, and the loan of printing and cutting tools. Block size will be 6 x 8 inches, image size approximately 5 x 7 inches.)
Cabrillo Extension and Community Education 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, California 95003 The class is in room 5010 in the horticulture area at the top of the hill, overlooking Monterey Bay. Cabrillo main office: 831-479-6331 fax: 477-5239 e-mail: ce@cabrillo.edu Register on line at: www.cabrillo.edu/services/extension

Marketing Tools
ART FESTIVAL GUIDE Making a living as an artist, the brave way! Entertaining and thorough account on how to launch a career as an art festival artist. A book for brave artists who embark on the treacherous and most wonderful adventure of selling artful creations in art festivals and generally directly to the public. What you will need, how to choose shows, sales at the booth, marketing and promotion, setting goals for continued success, display tips, tricks of the trade, staying healthy and much more. http://www.1000woodcuts.com/projects/artfestivalguide/book.html

Artist Opportunities Four Oceans Press: North due October 15, 2009 Cardinal Directions will be taking sign-ups soon. http://www.fouroceanspress.com/exchange.html
Southern Winter Northern Summer Solstice 2009 Print Exchange You are invited to join an international group of printmakers who hold a print exchange at the time of the two yearly solstices. Here are the details for our next exchange. We remind you to please be mindful of the deadlines. Sign-up deadline: June 21, 2009 ... sign up by sending private email to: CharlesGMorgan@ yahoo.com

Exhibits To See
Waves, Waterfalls and Ripples: Water in Japanese Art, a small exhibition of classic prints is showing at the Allentown Art Museum through July 18. It includes 17 prints, mostly Hiroshige and Hokusai, with a couple by Hiroshige II. The Hokusai prints are all from the waterfall series and are posthumous. The Hiroshige prints are mostly from the 36 views of Fuji series. http://www.allentownartmuseum.org/exhibitions/japanese.html

Graphic Chemical and Ink http://www.graphicchemical.com
McClains Printmaking Supplies http://www.imcclains.com
Stephen Kinsella Paper – Fine Art Papers http://www.kinsellaartpapers.com
Whelan Press Printmaking Etching Press http://www.whelanpress.com/

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