From our Fearless Leaders

September 2014

September 2014

Welcome to the RAA September newsletter. They’ve let me, Liz, the Historian, out of the cupboard this month; not to beg and plead for artists’ bios, or snippets of historical news, but to welcome you to Fall at RAA. For me, growing up in Britain, it’s a month I associate with family blackberry picking andContinue Reading

Upcoming Events

Featured Artist, Bill Copeland, reception Saturday

Meet artist Bill Copeland at his reception Saturday, Sept. 13 from 5-7pm.  His super-cool rendetions of classic cars and airplanes remind us of days gone by.  I go to a lot of "Wheels and Wings" car shows at some airport where these Handsome Beasts are revered and loved... passed from one generation to the next.  His Featured Artist show will continue through October 4.

Program Series starts w/ Plein Air Painting

Patricia Rose Ford starts our Program Series with a demonstration and lecture on plein air painting on Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm at the RAA Gallery.  Free to RAA members, $3 to non-members

See more under Programs.

Fall ’14 Redlands Cinema Classic

The Fall MCAEEF Redlands Cinema Classic begins Tuesday, September 16 at 7 PM with "My Old Lady", based upon a play of the same name, starring Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, and Kristin Scott Thomas.

For more information about this movie and the entire Fall series, see this page on our website.

Featured Artists

Rev. Bill Copeland September 13 – October 3

For over 40 years Reverend Bill Copeland's artwork has appeared in murals, on airbrushed and silkscreened shirts, and in countless magazines and advertising.  Besides doing commissioned painting at his studios in Yucaipa and Colton, he does prophetic painting on cavas during workship at the Rock Church in San Bernardino, and at invitations at other churches and conferences.

Bill is a new member to RAA and will be the Featured Artist starting September 13 through October 3.  Paintings presented will be in a wide selection of subject matter including:  Automotive, Southwest and Religious.

Reception will be Saturday, September 13, 5-7 pm.

Wayne Sheets, Aug 25. – Sept. 12

Wayne Sheets is a Mixed Media Glass Artist. Please come and experience a new collection of color and design in glass.

A reception will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 4 – 6 pm at the RAA.

David Engelbretson August 2-22

Beginning Saturday, August 2nd through August 22nd, David Englebretson will be the featured artist at the Redlands Art Association Gallery, 215 East State Street, Redlands. There will be a reception, with refreshments, on Saturday, August 9, from 5 – 7 PM.

“With tongue in cheek,” says Englebretson, “I’m calling my exhibit A RETROSPECTIVE.” A half dozen works from the 1970’s and pieces created in the last four years will be on the walls. In those in between years, he was making a living. For about 10 years he was Recreational Supervisor for Redlands. During that decade, he was the liaison for the city on the Redlands Council of the Arts.

For 25 years, he worked with Naturescape Environmental Design, constructing a wide variety of mostly residential features; including koi ponds, redwood fences, as well as brick, concrete and railroad tie walls and walkways. This three dimensional construction lead to Englebretson’s current interest in assemblage. A number of large wall hangings created from found objects will be featured at the RAA downtown gallery.

Englebretson graduated from Dartmouth College in 1968 with a BA degree in Art. During the 1970s, he taught graphic arts classes at San Bernardino Valley College, as well as through the Redlands Art Association’s Adult Arts Program.

You are invited to join the artist at the August 9th reception, from 5 – 7 PM.