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January 2017

January 2017

Happy New Year everyone. A huge thank you to the 83 artists who contributed art work to the “Celebration” theme show, the last one of 2016, the 24 artists who created such great Christmas Tree Ornaments and to all the people who stopped by and made purchases. I hope everyone got to see the show… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

Seeking entries for Community Photo Show

Redlands Art Association is seeking entries for its annual Community Photography Show, to be held February 20 – 26.

The show is open to the public - no membership necessary.  No theme - just bring us your best.

Take-in for the show is 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday February 18 at the gallery, 215 E. State St., downtown, Redlands.

Photographers may enter up to two pieces, ready to hang, with wire on the back. The entry fee is $5 for one piece or $8 for two.

Entries may be for sale or not for sale. The gallery will retain 20 percent commission from any sales during the show.

The show will be ready for visitors on February 20. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

There will be a closing reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 26.

For information, email Judith Sparhawk at

Image Editing Workshop

Workshop at Redlands Art Association Gallery:

  • Saturday February 4th 10am - 2pm    •  Fee $65 /RAA Member $50

David will present a talk and demonstration on Image “Concept” Editing — how to use web images to sell a product and promote and an idea which will be of interest to artists, craftsmen and jewelers.

David Alter is one half of the husband and wife team who run theIMAGEis. His wife owns the company and David is the artistic director. They developed the idea of “Image Concept” editing to affect the outcome of the website viewer’s positive response. David’s background is in production of product photography, art image layouts and screen-printing of informational data.

Today David and his wife and helping others in a web based products business realize their goals through “image concept” enhancement.

Learn the easy steps you can perform to improve your customer's response to your product images. Using these sequences will assure a more positive and compelling action by your customer.

Silk Scarf Workshop

February Workshop: Pick Your Palette, Dye a Silk Scarf with Candy Glendening

When: Saturday, February 18 from 9 - 1 (bring lunch), with a rain date of Sunday, February 19.

Where: 1309 W Olive Ave.Redlands, CA 1.5 miles from RAA, grey house with white trim on the corner of Olive and Lakeside

Redlands textile artist Candy Glendening has sold hundreds of hand dyed silk scarves over the past eight years and is holding a workshop in her backyard dyeing studio so that you can learn how she does it and dye your very own! You will choose your favorite of her many different scarf palettes and she will walk you through mixing the colors, choosing the pattern you’d like to dye, and then dyeing the scarf. You could also describe what kind of color palette you’d like on a scarf, and she’ll work with you to make it happen.

Either way, you’ll leave with a gorgeous one-of-a-kind silk scarf, as well as an understanding of how to use fiber reactive dyes on silk. Make sure to wear work clothes, as dye splashes can stain. (If there's time, you could dye a second scarf if you'd like)

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”. By day, she teaches Biology at the University of Redlands in Southern California; by night/weekend/online she also teaches quilting and dyeing. She has written 29 articles for various F & W Media/Interweave quilting magazines, appeared in 8 episodes of “Quilting Arts TV” and has two Quilting Arts Workshop videos: “Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art” and “Free Motion Machine Sketching: Drawing with Thread from Birds to Botanicals”. For more information, visit her website

Fee: $65/$50 for RAA member + $12 materials fee/student due Instructor Register in the Gallery

Featured Artists

Rick Strobaugh 2/11 – 3/4

Opening Reception from 2 - 4pm on Sunday, February 26th

My first real training in photography was photographing crime scenes, traffic accidents, injuries, dead bodies and autopsies as a Police Officer and later as a Detective in charge of our Crime Scene Investigation Unit. I eventually used that training to shoot more pleasing subjects in the way of landscapes, wildlife and close-up photography. After retiring, I travel a lot through the western US exploring new areas and shooting photographs. I find many of my shooting locations while running marathons, backpacking, hiking or just driving up dirt roads into the mountains.

Rick Strobaugh

Julianna Poldi 1/21 – 2/11

“Emerging through Emergence,” by Julianna Poldi is a series of hearts on canvas that will be exhibited at  Redlands Art Association, January 21 – February 11, 2017. The opening reception will be held Friday January 27 from  6 – 8 pm.

Artist Statement:

“The heart serves symbolically as it communicates a universal language, the source of connection from within, a knowing of truth, of love. That which is at the core of our being. This series is a personal reflection of the heart and its multifaceted language and a reminder of a love that never dies.

In the process of making this body of work, I was struck deeply by the loss of innocent lives from the 2015 attack. I considered the many hearts of innocent victims lost, all their connections to others and all the hearts that were broken. I approached the canvas deeply inspired to keep alive the truth of those lives, that they matter. In this way the heart for me became a portrait.“

An award winning artist with over 25 years experience as a painter and workshop leader, she holds an MFA in Arts and Consciousness from John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA. Julianna offers private and group workshops as well as personal coaching from her studio in Palm Springs, CA.

Sheila Hansberger 12/11 – 30


The Redlands Art Association has chosen Sheila Hansberger, N.W.S., W.W. as their Featured Artist for an exhibit December 11-31, 2016. Hansberger, a former commercial artist who switched to creating fine art over thirty years ago, is best known for “negative painting.” The technique is often associated with the watercolor medium, and describes the weaving of dark passages into a painting which, in turn, allows the light areas to be featured.

Sheila’s abilities have earned her Signature memberships in the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. Her works are collected by private individuals, as well as public entities such as Mt. San Jacinto College, the National Orange Show, and the San Bernardino County Museum. Approximately two dozen of her paintings hang in Redlands Community Hospital’s permanent collection, and another dozen belong to the Redlands History Museum.

Recognized for her scenes of familiar landmarks, Hansberger will be displaying several watercolors inspired by a trip to Redlands’ sister city, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Also in the exhibit will be her ever-popular high-key flower paintings.

The public is invited to view the work of Sheila Hansberger and other members of the Redlands Art Association who will also be showing at the gallery. A reception is planned for Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3:00 – 5:00, at RAA’s gallery, 215 East State Street, downtown,Redlands, CA. The show will continue through December 31st.