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[BKARTS] Society of Marbling Annual 2006 now available online.
Note: Please forgive any cross-postings of this message.
The Society of Marbling is an international organization devoted to
the art of marbling (including paper marbling) and related arts. Our
publication, the 2006 Annual, is now featured on the Society of
This year, the publication is only made available as an electronic
PDF file available by subscription. First published as a newsletter
in 2003, this issue of the Annual includes 49 color images, and many
hyperlinks to a variety of websites. Subscriptions cost $15 and can
be paid for by printing and mailing the order form posted on the
society web site, or using a credit card via PayPal. This eliminates
the costly fees of sending a $US bank draft through the post for
We are very proud of this issue for many reasons. First of all, it
features a new format, and you will find an increase in the number of
images that are featured. This includes the front cover design of a
stencil-marbled Arabic calligraphy panel by Güliz Pamukoglu that
relates to a pair of exhibition reviews featuring her work as well as
her teacher Feridun Özgören. They are currently showing their work at
the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston until April 29th:
Other articles include a trio devoted to a historic pattern known as
schrotel in German; including a translation by Garrett Dixon of
Fichteneberg's instructions from his French manual published in 1852,
a historical overview that addresses possible Ottoman Turkish origins
by Jake Benson, and a contemporary approach to making the pattern by
Iris Nevins. There is a special tribute to the late Phoebe Jane
Easton, the author of Marbling: A History and Bibliography. A trio
of articles review the collections of Don Guyot in Seattle,
Washington, by Sandra Kroupa and Katie Blake, the Norma Rubovits in
Chicago by Paul F. Gehl, and Frederick Douglas in the Denver Public
Library by Caryl Hancock.
Another pair of articles feature the work of marblers Ky Lee of
Seoul, Korea, and Renato Crepaldi of Sao Paulo, Brazil, while another
pair review two workshops offered by Montse Buxó from Barcelona, Spain,
held last year in Montreal, Canada. Finally an article by Ingrid
Weimann provides an overview of the production and publication by her
late husband Christopher Weimann, entitled Marbling in Miniature.
We are VERY pleased to present these articles to you and would like
to thank all of the contributors for taking the time to write them!
Back issues of the Annual can still be downloaded on our web site,
and printed copies of the 2004 and 2005 issues are available (only
black & white). The price is $15 + shipping. Please check the
lines on this order form, or order the electronic (PDF) version
online using PayPal. For further information about these
publications, please visit: www.marbling.org
In addition, Marie Palowoda offers an International Directory of
Marblers and Resource Guide, available on CD-ROM in PDF format.
Features of the Directory include: 313 listings, marbled paper
collections, glossary, bibliography, and reference lists of
suppliers, instructors, and periodicals. The price is $15+ shipping.
Please check the appropriate lines on the order form.
One new feature, a Marbling Links page, can now be viewed by visiting
This feature was developed thanks to the efforts of our Yahoo List
Moderator John Ang Siew! (who is also our Society of Marbling Links
Coordinator). The page now features hyperlinks from all over the
Professional and Practicing Marblers,
Educational Links and Tutorials (including movie clips),
Marbling Supplies and Retailers,
Other Decorative Paper Techniques,
Links on Marbling for Children, Schoolteachers, and Families,
nd even Marbling Novelties and Humor!
Be sure to check it out!
This past year, many changes affected our lives, making this issue of
the Annual incredibly difficult issue to produce. Due to numerous
time constraints, we have decided that this will be the last issue of
the Annual that we will publish. From now on we plan to focus on
developing our website as a public resource.
Later this year, thanks to the volunteer efforts of our Webmaster
Dorothy LaFara, new software will be installed to allow for easier
maintenance of the website, and greatly enhance and expand the range
of resources currently offered. Once in place, we plan to add a
Question & Answer page, Online Collections Guide, and a comprehensive
multi-lingual Online Marbling Bibliography. The last is based upon the
life-long effort of the late Phoebe Jane Easton, the author of
Marbling: A History and Bibliography, published in 1983 by the late
Muir Dawson of Dawson's Book Shop in Los Angeles.
While we have many plans and much in store for our site, it is only
with the help of volunteers that our website will further develop. We
welcome anyone who would like to help in these endeavors. In
addition, we are seeking for a volunteer to serve as our Online
Gallery Coordinator. The ideal candidate would be an experienced
image editor who is familiar with using Adobe Photoshop, and the
process of image toning, scaling, thumbnail preparation, and the
editing of cut lines.
If you do not wish to subscribe to the Annual at this time, but would
like to be stay informed of future marbling events, please send Marie
an email message with your name, address, and contact information to
marie@xxxxxxxxxxxx If you know any others who are interested in the
art of marbling, please feel free to forward this notice to other
Marie Palowoda (and Jake Benson)
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