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August 2015

August 2015

Wow, what a summer we are having…torrential rain with thunder and lightning for the first time I can remember in July, street closures around Redlands continue to challenge all of us; with the closure of State Street for the first week of the 3rd Summer camp requiring quick thinking and cheerful attitudes from all involved!… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

Guest Artist Cindy Rinne 8/16-22

The Redlands Art Association is pleased to announce Cindy Rinne as their Guest Artist August 16 through the 22nd. The Show-in-a-Show, using the interior of the East Gallery, will feature Rinne’s fabric art – stories and poems sewn into fabric pictures, as well as her newest book of poems. The public is invited to meet the artist at the reception on Sunday, Aug 16 from 2 to 5 pm with a reading of some of her latest work at 3 pm.

Cindy Rinne creates art and writes in San Bernardino, CA. She is the author of spider with wings (Jamii Publishing), Quiet Lantern, is forthcoming (Turning Point), and she co-authored Speaking Through Sediment with Michael Cooper (ELJ Publications). Her poem, “Mapping” was nominated for the Liakoura Award by Pirene’s Fountain. Cindy is a founding member of PoetrIE, an Inland Empire based literary community. Her fiber art has appeared in Ghost Town Literary Magazine. Her poetry appeared or is forthcoming in Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing, Naugatuck River Review, Zoomoozophone, Indiana Voice Journal, and others.

Cindy Rinne has created fine art for over 35 years. She began in water media and started creating art quilts over 15 years ago. She paints and draws with thread using fabrics from around the world. Cindy writes original poetry which often appears as a part or with the art work. Her work emphasizes using fiber and stitch constructed into collage. She uses repurposed vintage fabrics, laces, and buttons as textures.

Cindy was a guest speaker about her art and poetry at the Museum of History and Art in Ontario, CA 2014.Cindy was invited to be in a group show at Intercambios, CEARTE Arts Center, Ensenada, Mexico in 2013. She was part of "The Apron Project" by Womyn's Work in Albuquerque, NM and "Connecting Threads," Terminal One, LAX International Airport in 2013. Cindy had art work in the TAQS exhibit in Taiwan and the WCA national exhibition, "Like Water on Rock" (a traveling show) in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA in 2009. Both of these shows included catalogs.

She curated a fiber show, "rebirth of dialects" for the Chaffey Community Museum of Art, 2015 in Ontario, California. She's had a solo shows in 2012-current in southern California called, "A Constellation of Galaxies," "How Moose Came to Live in the Forest," "Speaking Through Sediment," "Mapless," Quiet Lantern," and "Cosmic Songs: the Stars Sing." Cindy is represented by "Altered Space Gallery." www.fiberverse.com

 

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Art Marketing Class

with Candy Glendening, Textile Artist

MONDAY:   August 31, 6:30 - 9 p.m.    

Being a successful artist is so much more than perfecting your technique and focussing in on subject material that speaks to you; today's artist has to be their own advocate and marketer as well. Opportunities abound with the tools that the internet brings to your marketing toolkit, but it can also be overwhelming: Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, Instagram, where does it end?

In this one evening class Candy will explain many of the marketing tools available to artists, pointing out the pros and cons of each one. She will cover items like:

  • Social Media Strategy
  • Websites and Blogging
  • Photographing your art
  • Business card design
  • Choosing and getting accepted by an art show
  • Booth design and presentation
  • Interacting with potential clients, both short and long term
  • Getting published

And much more! Bring items you are using for marketing (like business cards, photos of your booth, a laptop computer so we can look at your website, etc...) and Candy will point out what's working, what's missing, and help you design a strategy for YOU to be more comfortable marketing YOUR art!

Fee:  $55  Discounted Member/"Friend" fee  $25

About Candy:

Candy Glendening is addicted to color! She dyes fabric so she can have just the hue & texture she wants, and then uses it to make art quilts and “everyday art”. An avid blogger, she has had many publications in Interweave Press/F & W Media quilt magazines; 28 at last count. These publishing opportunities led to her filming 8 different episodes of the PBS show “Quilting Arts TV”. The folks at Interweave also produced Candy illustrating her artistic process in two workshop DVDs: “Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art” and “Free Motion Machine Sketching: Drawing with Thread from Birds to Botanicals”.

By day, she teaches Biology at the University of Redlands in Southern California. By night and weekend she also teaches quilting and dyeing. She shows and sells her work at local art fairs as well as the Redlands Art Association, for whom she designs and maintains the website. To view more of her work, or gain insight into her process and inspiration, please visit her website: CandiedFabrics.com

Sale: RAA Mugs & Tees

Summer Savings are here!

  • RAA 50th Anniversary mugs are now $8.99 each + tax or $34 + tax for a set of 4 mugs
  • RAA 50th Anniversary t-shirts sizes L & XL are now $10 + tax
  • RAA 50th Anniversary t-shirt size 2XL is $12
While stocks last.
Featured Artists

Janet Edwards 8/25 – 9/9

Printmaker, Watercolorist, California Artist, and Redlands Treasured Artist

Janet Edwards is a California artist whose work reflects her love of the natural beauty of California, though beautiful scenes from traveling to other places are also depicted in her art.   Many of her etchings include embossing as part of the design. She has also worked in other print media, especially serigraphy. While working primarily in the etching medium, she is also an accomplished watercolorist, and a watercolor-like style is often reflected in her work.

Etchings are printed from metal plates upon which an image has been etched with acid to produce a texture that will hold ink. Each print is the result of hand inking on the plate and printing by pressure under the roller of an etching press. Though the prints of the same design are as ;much alike as a hand process will alow, minor differences from print to print may sometimes be detected. Inasmuch as each pritn is the direct end product of the artist’s work, and printed by her from the plates she has created, it is one of a series of multiple original pieces of art and not a copy or reproduction.

Janet’s work often depicts the rugged central and northern Caifornia coastline, as well as the flowers, trees, wildlife, and buildings characteristic of the state. Her series on whales illustrates what you might see, if you were lucky enough, during the yearly migration of these huge mammals. She is especially well known in the inland Southern California area for her depiction of the tall palm trees, mountains, and orange groves common to that region. Janet has also produced designs based upon travel to other states, and to England, Scotland, Ireland, Mexico, and Canada.

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Janet Edwards’ art work is in homes, civic buildings, and offices throughout California, in all 50 states of the Union, and at least 40 other countries. Her work has been chosen by educational, cultural, and civic organizations to honor dignitaries, professors, musicians, ambassadors, politicians, and many other special people.

After earning  a B.A. degree in Art Education at the University of Redlands, she taught public school art before raising a family. She has been a past president of the Redlands Art Association, the program chair, and for 13 years- since its inception- she has been a member of the Margaret Clark art enrichment committee (MCAEEF). She has been an active participant in the RAA Gallery since the early 1980s.

Printmaking coursework was taken at Long Beach State University, Westchester Adult School, Santa Monica College, and San Bernardino Colelge, followed by many years of work in she & husband Fred Edwards’ home studio.

Janet Edwards’ work is currently available through Highligh Gallery, Mendocina, CA, The Chambers Gallery, Cambria, CA, Earthworks Gallery, Yachats, OR, Smith Jewelers, Redlands, and Redlands Art Association. Also available by contacting her home studio (909) 793-7169, www.janetmedwards.com.  See more of her art at  www.janetmedwards.com.

Janet Edwards’ exhibit is featured through Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the RAA Gallery.  In addition to displaying her stunning prints, Edwards has placed a descriptive diagram near the framed work, explaining the etching to printing process.

Redlands Art Association is located downtown at 215 E. State Street, Redlands, Ca 92374 (909) 792-8435.  The gallery is open from 11 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday. 

 

Edward Sotello, 8/1 – 23

ed portraitArtist for the month of August at Redlands Art Association is Edward Sotello. The dates for the show are August l through August 23, 2015.

Reception will be 2 to 4 PM, Sunday, August 2, 2015.

On display will be watercolors, oils, acrylics and ceramics. Mr Sotello is a graduate of Claremont Graduate University where he earned an MA with an emphasis on drawing and painting the human figure. He received his BFA from the University of Denver. There he studied ceramics and completed academic courses. At the University of Redlands he completed his secondary credential. As an undergraduate at Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles he took courses in life drawing, watercolors and oils.  He studied ceramics under Jim Stewart at Valley College, San Bernardino.

He taught high school students art at Yucaipa High School for 33 years, has taught drawing at Valley College, San Bernardino, painting at Crafton Hills, Yucaipa, and watercolor at UCR Extension. At Patton State Hospital patients learned art and crafts under his supervision. Among his awards are a first in both watercolor painting and oils at the Bakersfield Art Festival, third place for painting at Riverside Art Museum, first at the MMM Show for acrylics. Also an Excellent Award for oils at the MMM Show at RAA.

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Currently he teaches watercolor painting at RAA and has a good following of students. The subjects vary from flower painting, landscapes, abstract design and portraits. The students are preparing for a student show at the First Methodist Church Gathering Hall October 28 through December 3, 2015. Reception for student show will be announced.

Note from the artist: Find what you love. If education helps, go to school. Art requires much study: workshops, art history, studio painting and draw, draw, draw. Above all, find out what your abilities are. Work will reveal this to you. Then give back by exhibiting, teaching, sharing what you know.

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Mary Grinyer, 7/11 – 8/1

This show will include works from featured artist, Mary Grinyer’s past and current works. Grinyer began creating watercolors at Ramona High School in Riverside, CA and has continued to create and study art. Watercolors, photography, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, jewelry, and now lapidary arts and sculpture are among the media she has worked in. Ceramics has overlapped with printmaking with her prints on clay and lapidary arts with sculpture and jewelry. Grinyer loves to experiment in all medias.

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Current works include functional pottery, sculptural clay works, jewelry and lapidary work. Grinyer started ceramics at Goeske Senior Center under Lee Johnson and continued her studies with John Hopkins and Stephen Horn at Riverside Community College. Grinyer has studio space at Ceramic Services in Ontario, CA. She studies jewelry making with the jewelry group at Goeske Senior Center. We learn from books, magazines, workshops and classes and then teach each other new methods. A trip to Quartzite for beads led to doing lapidary work with the Orange Belt Mineralogical Society in San Bernardino. Everyone there generously shares their knowledge of rocks and jewelry making with new members.

The clay, the inks, the rocks all speak to Grinyer as she works. Often, especially in clay, she starts with no idea of the finished project. The clay speaks to me as I work. Something happens and I go with it. I join textured scraps of clay to help me be more creative. In sculpture, she does some drawings and models. The heart is a recurring theme after her Father had heart bypass surgery. Nature also inspires me.

Grinyer was raised in a military family and lived in Colorado, Alaska, Virginia, Texas, Tripoli, Libya, Maryland and California as a child. She spent 20 years in Northern California before moving back to Southern California. Seeing the beauty of this country and living in Lake Tahoe, Big Bear and Forest Falls inspired much of her early art and a love of gardening. She has an Associate Degree in Art from Lake Tahoe Community College.

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