Printmakers have traditionally exchanged prints since the dawn of printmaking. The fact that fine prints are produced in multiples leads to the side-effect that we enjoy sharing those extras with each other.
As you may know, I am one of the fearless leaders of the printmaking group barenforum.org. We conduct quarterly exchanges and we are now on our happy 73rd exchange! I proudly own thousands of prints from all over the world.
Some of the prints from Exchange #72, Theme "Wings"
Exchange Coordinator in Pictures
Coordinating requires some organization and much patience, here are the tasks:
-Communicate with 30 printmakers and crack the whip as the deadline nears
-Keep track of drop outs and problems
-Gather 30 sets of prints that come in the mail along with envelopes and return postage
-Collate sets of prints
-Print an information sheet with info for each print as sent by the artists and insert in each packet
-Mail the sets back to each artist
|Sorted piles and cases ready|
|My two printers jammin...er|
I mean, printing in sync
|A finished set with information sheet in back,|
Right hand is the spreadsheet that keeps me sane
|Red line means DONE!|
|A little trip to the Post Office, always fun...|
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