01 March, 2008

New Year Card Exchange 2000 -2007

In Nov 1999, having heard of the Japanese tradition of a new year card exchange from another printmaker, I introduced the idea to the {baren} list and initiated the annual new year card exchange. It was initially co-ordinated by Pete Walls and myself in 2000, with the exchange documentation appearing on the newly formed Print Australia Website.

I participated in Jan 2000. 2001, & 2002, after which I left the {Baren} list.

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Print Australia ran its first annual miniature print exchange in Dec 2002, which continues as the Lyrebyrd Miniature Print Exchange. This was designed in a similar format to the new year card exchange, but improved with modifications.
See the History of the Lyrebyrd Exchange.


Original Post
From: Josephine Severn
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999


Baren Forum began sponsoring its annual New Year's Card Exchange for the 2000 new year and has continued this popular exchange in each subsequent year. The exchange prints are to be designed around that year's Chinese Zodiac Animal. Each year, members sign up by providing their name and mailing address, then print and mail a card to every other participant by mid-February of the new year. Prints should be about 4 x 6 inches () and may be in any media (not limited to woodblock). There is no 'moderator' -- you are on your honor to mail a print to each person on the list just as each of them are on their honor to mail one to you.

2000 http://barenforum.org/new_year/dragons/dragonsgallery.html
2001 http://barenforum.org/new_year/snakes/snakesgallery.html




From: Julio.Rodriguez@walgreens.com
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 18:23:22 -0500
Subject: [Baren 9124] Exchange Print Exhibit - Opens 04/03 !!!!!

"Okay gang............the [Baren] Exchange Print Exhibit opened today at the
Skokie Public Library. At last count here are the numbers...............130 Baren
prints up, 31 New Year Dragon cards... "

"Baren Exchange Print Exhibit", Skokie Public Library, Skokie, Illinois - April/May 2000. Organized by: Julio Rodriguez, Sharen Linder.


"..... "Year of the Snake", .... Also works from two exchanges from Print Australia .....
Gallery of the Quebec Printmakers Council in Montreal, Quebec Canada.
November 20 - January 15, 2002. Organized by Claude Aimée Villeneuve.


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