President's Message

January 2018

January 2018

Two days of rain and I find myself wanting to curl up and hibernate, but the work of RAA and the gallery continues!  I hope you all enjoyed the holidays, however you celebrated; mine were rather extended and actually are still incomplete. I am pleased to say the gallery sales are continuing to climb with… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

Program: Color in Painting

Color in Painting: History, Classification Systems, Symolism, and Artists’ Thoughts

By Prof. Linda Kay Zoeckler, M.A., M.L.S.

February 22, at 7pm

What is the most exciting, creative, and fun element of painting? Many artists would answer color, though others would reply line, subject matter, etc. Please join us Tuesday, Feb 22 at 7 pm at the Gallery 215 E. State St, downtown, Redlands to learn the answers to Zoeckler’s questions…

What are the definitions of terms used in discussing color? What is hue as opposed to value, intensity, tone, tint, and saturation? How is a color defined and just how many colors exist? What are colors made of, and are today’s colors different from earlier colors? When did synthetic pigments appear? What are fugitive colors? When were cakes of color devised? When were tubes of color devised? What is a binder and are there numerous types of binders? What is the difference between tempera and oil? When and where did oil painting arise and what were its new capabilities?

How old is the history of color? Why did the Greeks have no names for blue or green? Why do rainbows not look the same in paintings from different centuries? Why do earlier versions of the Bible mention or describe fewer colors and less often than later versions of the Bible? Why did some cultures forbid the use of certain colors? What have various colors symbolized throughout history? Culturally color has been defined differently and its symbols change from one culture to another. How does color relate to music, sound, or alchemy?

How does one study color? Scientists, painters, and poets, have all studied color and – using different methods -- arrived at different answers. What major color classification systems have been devised and when did they appear? When and why did the color wheel appear and what is it based upon? Just how many color wheels are there and are they the only way of representing color classification systems?

What pigments did certain artists use and how did they arrange them on their palettes? How did they carry them? What do artists paint boxes and portable easels look like? How do some artists select color combinations in a painting? What are the rules of using color and should there be any rules?

What do some well-known artists say about color? Eugene Delacroix famously asserted “Give me mud and I will make the skin of Venus out of it, if you allow me to surround it as I please.” Art is transformation – in the hands of talent it is mud to miracle.

See you at the Gallery, Tuesday, Feb 22. 7pm.

Zoekler The-Munsell-Color-Tree

Multi Media Mini Show Feb/Mar

REDLANDS ART ASSOCIATION’S

49th  Annual MULTI MEDIA MINI SHOW 2018

Mini Art Treasures!

The 49th Annual Multi-Media Mini Show, sponsored by the Redlands Art Association, will be on exhibit February 22 through March 15 at the Gallery and Art Center, 215 E. State Street, downtown, Redlands. The Grand Opening will be Friday, Feb 23 from 5 to 7 pm.

Originality, Quality, Variety    The Mini Show has been unique to the Redlands Art Association.  What makes it different is the limitation of the art piece to 14.5" including base or frame and that all media is accepted.  For example, artists can submit photography, digital (computer) work, fiber art, drawings, glass, sculptures in wood- stone- and metal, as well as the traditional fine arts.  This jurist for the show is noted photographer, Sant Khalsa.   Naturally, its success has spawned similar shows, however, the MMM Show is still the only one of this scale in Southern California.

The MMM Show is open to all California artists and/or RAA members.  Ms. Khalsa will choose the winners of the competition and award over $ 2000 in cash and product awards.

Any artist residing in California or a member of the Redlands Art Association may submit up to three recent pieces of work, of their original design. Entry is in person, Sunday, Feb. 18, 10am-4pm, at the RAA Sales Gallery & Art Center, 215 E. State St, downtown, Redlands. Rules and Fee structure is in the prospectus/entry form found here. The online form is typeable… really great!

The jurist:  Sant Khalsa is an artist, educator and curator whose projects develop from her inquiry into the nature of place, and complex environmental and societal issues. Her photographs, mixed media sculptures and installation works have been shown internationally in more than 175 exhibitions and are acquired by museum collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Nevada Museum of Art in Reno and UCR/California Museum of Photography. Khalsa is a recipient of fellowships, awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, California Council for the Humanities, Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, and others. In March 2012, she was honored as the first recipient of the Society for Photographic Education’s Insight Award for her significant contributions to the field of photography.

 

Her artworks are published in many books and exhibition catalogues including Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment (Skira/Rizzoli, 2011), Seismic Shift (The Getty and University of California Riverside/California Museum of Photography, 2011), Backyard Oasis (The Getty, Palm Springs Art Museum and DelMonico Books, 2012), and Art in Action: Nature, Creativity and Our Collective Future (Natural World Museum and Earth Aware Editions, 2007). She is a Professor of Art, Emerita at California State University, San Bernardino, where she has been on the faculty since 1988 and served as the Chair of the Department of Art (2003-2012). She resides in Joshua Tree and is represented by Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles.

 

For further information, please visit the Redlands Art Association at 215 E. State St., Redlands or call, 909-792-8435.

Sant Khalsa Headshot

Program: Patricia Rose Ford

Tuesday, Jan 23. at 7 pm

Pat Rose Ford will be our January program speaker. She’ll talk about painting with pastels and her adventures in plein air pastel.

Artist Bio:

As a landscape painter, I love the great outdoors, particularly the scenes of the southwestern deserts and coastlines.  Mostly I paint, with pastels in air, as I enjoy being in nature, looking at a beautiful scene, and translating the emotions of what I see onto the paper.  My hope is that I am able to convey in my art, the feelings of joy and tranquility that I experience when painting.

Since childhood, drawing, coloring and painting have always been my passion.  While Social Work was my major in college, painting continued to be my first love and I completed a minor in Fine Art.  Although my career as a social worker was fulfilling, I always wanted to have more time to paint.  In 2003, I retired from social work and began to apply my love for art, now as a full-time artist.

My work has been exhibited in local and national juried shows throughout the United States.  I have also been honored with a number of awards and recognitions at these venues.  For me, an even greater reward has been enjoying the camaraderie of fellow artists, studying with plein air masters, and the experience of meeting and getting to know the individuals who appreciate and collect my art.

Membership affiliations: Women Artist of the West, Master Signature - Pastel Society of the West Coast, Signature Member- Member – Plein Air Painters of New Mexico - Pastel Society of New Mexico - California Art Club, Associate member.

Web site: www.patriciaroseford.com

Bloghttp://fineartbypatriciarose.blogspot.com

E-mail:  patriciaroseford@gmail.com - Phone # (909) 553-3883

Recent Awards, and Juried Exhibitions:

2016 - October - Plein Air Moab - Honorable Mention

2016  -  September - Escalante Canyons Art Festival - Award of Merit

2016 - February - Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational, Borrego Springs, CA

2015 - May -    Women Artists of the West, 45th Annual National Exhibition-Tucson Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ. - Best Pastel

2015 - June - Santa Fe, Plein Air Festival, Santa Fe, NM

2015 - July -  Pastels USA - 29th Annual International Open Exhibition - Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA  -  Pastel Porter Award

2015 - September - Escalante Plein Air Festival, Escalante, UT

2014- September -  Enchanted Lands:  Celebrating NM Public Lands- PAPNM Albuquerque, NM Best of Show

2014 – May -  Women Artists of the West, 44th National Exhibition, Women’s Museum of California Publisher’s Award, Fine Art Connoisseur    

2014 – May -  PAPNM Members Juried Exhibition, Gary Kim Gallery, Santa Fe, NM Award of Excellence - Pastel

 

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Featured Artists

Bishop & Jarvis 3/17-4/6

Ada Jarvis & Debi Bishop are Joint Featured Artists from March 17th to April 6th

Reception Sunday 18th March 3-5pm

Deborah L Bishop, Assemblage Artist

I began my journey as an artist when I was in high school art class for four years.  I began taking oil painting classes in my twenties when I was living in Riverside.  I enjoyed painting as a hobby until I started working full time for the County of Riverside. I took a hiatus on art for most of that time period. Then I accepted an early retirement offer from the County in 2010. Since then I have taken many art classes through Redlands Art Assoc. such as Oil Painting with Chick Curtis; Still Life Painting with Martha Cowan; Assemblage/Altered Art with Richard Freund; Copper Jewelry with Tia Shira; Pastels with Patricia Ford; Mosaics with Ada Jarvis, and probably a few others I’ve left out.

I’ve enjoyed all of the various classes I’ve participated in but the medium or type of artwork I am passionate about is Assemblage/Altered Art.  I can truly express my creativity through this art form.  The artwork I create is done in a three-part process: assembling the creation, prepping the piece for painting, and finally the painting process using fluid acrylic paints. One of my pieces, entitled “Lucky in Love” was submitted and accepted in the 45th Annual Multi Media Mini Show at the Redlands Art Assoc. Gallery.  I won a $50 Juror’s Choice Award for this piece.  I have entered my assemblage art in many Multi Media Mini Shows since then and a number of my pieces have been accepted. I have participated in Art on State Street & continue to sell my pieces through the Redlands Art Association. I hope to continue my journey through the world of art as long as I enjoy doing it and others enjoy seeing it.

Ada Domke Jarvis

Ada began formal instruction in painting and scientific illustration after high school. She paints with acrylics and oils. Her specialties are historic or personal buildings, scenes and Harleys painted on decorative glass balls and mini canvases which are sold in Redlands, Mission Inn and on commission. Her art has been shown and/or sold in Oregon, Ohio, B.C., Maryland, Tennessee and California. Her paintings have been accepted in several juried art shows in Oregon and California.

Sixteen years ago she taught herself the art of pique assiette (mosaics using beautiful broken china and other interesting objects). Her pieces include birdhouses, bird baths, furniture, mirrors, frames, garden stones, house numbers, tea sets, backsplashes, and wreaths.

Her teaching of pique assiette includes: private classes; workshop for over 40 artists at the 2008 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival; classes at Redlands Art Gallery. She is a volunteer judge for the National Veterans Arts Competition at the Loma Linda Veterans Administration Hospital. She helped judge Redlands Unified School District children’s art. For several years she volunteered on the Loma Linda Cultural Arts Association Board of Directors, and is currently a member of Redlands Art Association.

Contact: adacanada@yahoo.com, 909-796-0040. Like her on FaceBook.

David Fairrington 1/20-2/16

David Fairrington will be a featured artist from January 20th to February 16. There will be a public reception on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm to see Fairrington’s exciting new work.

David’s show is called “Possibilities” with his new work exploring the possibilities of simplicity. “The possibilities are endless for all things you want to do. You just have to do them,” says Fairrington. “Don’t keep doing the same old stuff.”

Fairrington, a noted portrait painter, has painted Hollywood celebrities and elected officials as well as Vietnam combat scenes and soothing landscapes. His paintings are now in the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington D.C. His resume includes working with all the major film studios as a creator and designer. Fairrington’s clients have included athletes such as Arthur Ashe, former L.A. police chief William Bratton, and members of Congress. In the ballet world, David is known as the "Degas" of ballet painters. HIs clients continue to ask…”what goes on in your head that you can come up with this incredible work.”

Fairrington states, “I have experienced a lot in my life and it is wonderful to be able to paint some of the beauty and charm I have seen.

The Redlands Art Association is located at 215 E State St, Redlands, CA 92373. Phone 909 792 8435

The one word used most to describe David is “inspires.” He does inspire in both his paintings and his teaching.

Come and be inspired.

His website is www.davidfairrington.com

For more info, call David Fairrington at 951-966-6800

Ken Carmean 12/9-30

December Featured Artist - Ken Carmean
Show Dates: December 9—30
Reception: Saturday, December 9, 3–5PM

Redlands Art Association is honored to present Ken
Carmean, our featured artist, December 9–30.

Ken started making Pottery in his Senior year of High
School, from there he attended the local Junior College
in San Bernardino, Majoring in Art. He enrolled in Dick
Bossard’s class and It wasn’t long before he was an
emerging Studio Potter, making clay, glazes, loading
glaze kilns, firing Salt and Raku kilns. Then Proposition
13 hit and the college was shuttered for the summer.
After a season with a Hot Shot crew in the Forest
Service Ken went back to doing what he loved, working
full time as a Potter. He worked for this amazing potter
from Fontana who had a production studio. There he
learned how to throw a wide variety of forms quickly. He
also learned how to single-fire work to save on costs.
For 14 years he operated Arrowhead Stoneware. He
has sold his work all over the western United States to
many different retailers, art shows, and Galleries. After
a 7-year break from pottery Ken discovered Sonoma
Community’s Ceramics Program. Ken Carmean has
been teaching Ceramic’s classes for the past 5 years
at SCC.
“At SCC, we have two gas kilns that fire to cone 10, 3 Skutt
electric kilns that do a multi-range of firings, a Raku and
Soda kiln. There’s a fully equipped print shop, and a Fiber
Arts class room, and a lot more,” says Ken. For more
information go to sonomacommunitycenter.org.