From our Fearless Leaders

June/July 2016

June/July 2016

Welcome everyone, it’s hard to believe a year has passed since I became President of the Operating Committee. I feel like I’ve been running a race and I’m thrilled that all of you are still here and running with me! So much has happened over the last year, from the introduction of receptions for our… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

Mood Indigo Reception

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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”; bags to carry, silk scarves to wear, a journal for doodles or scribbles, these are all opportunities to create an item that brings joy to the senses of sight and touch. She has been using Procion MX fiber reactive dyes for close to 20 years now, using just a few primary colors plus black to create a myriad of different hues. Because she can dye any color she wants the options can be overwhelming; so most of her work is done in a series that starts with curating, creating and dyeing a color palette of single and multicolor fabrics and working with it for several months in order to really absorb and enjoy how those particular hues relate to one another.

Last summer she spent some time with a completely different type of dye, the natural vat Indigo. The process is complete different from dyeing with Procion MX dyes, but she really enjoyed this new media. She is working on a new body of work that features her Indigo dyed fabric for her upcoming featured artist show at the Redlands Art Association called “Mood Indigo”

  • Show Dates: July 16 - August 7
  • Opening Reception: Sunday, July 17 from 2 - 4 pm
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Featured Artist J Brownfield

John Brownfield, Featured Artist June 26 through July 16

Reception Saturday, July 9, from 2-4 pm

john brownfieldThe works I have chosen to display here are representative of several periods and themes.  I suppose I might be considered inconsistent in theme and also in the variety of materials and subject matter.  One thing I have always played with are self portraits and the ones on display vary in content from goofy playful to somber introspection.  The black box “Seeker” for example expresses the internal struggles of living, aging, and making sense of one’s existence.  Another box work piece ”Prisoner of Circumstances” also deals with an inside and outside life.  The Image of the woman is an oil painted copy of a portrait of a 15th C woman of high status; she shows all the trappings of wealth. clothes, ornament and having the best artist in the land paint the portrait.  Yet there is this melancholy vacant look .  She lives in a grand house but in my piece it is a trap of nails.  A lot of my pictures invite interpretation, even the comic ones.  The most recent work and what I am particularly interested in right now is in working an architectural feel into my objects.  Plaster is becoming a favorite medium for me.  I want to make pieces that evoke association with ancient walls like what I saw in Italy and Greece and express a feeling of living antiquity, wall fragments.  I am using imagery, subject matter even,  drawn from classical art.  I guess I am an anti-modernist.  I certainly have failed to gain any fame in the chic glossy mag art world.  And I stopped caring about that long ago.  I have not had to sell art to make a living and I have the luxury of making art only to please myself.  But there are folks who genuinely enjoy what I do and I hope you, the reader, will join my small circle of fans.  I have been quite lax about keeping a mailing list and am resolved to mend my ways.  Please let me know if you care to be a founding subscriber to my now-forming mailing list.

John Brownfield, emeritus professor University of Redlands.
BFA Illinois Wesleyan University , MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Call for Artists

Handcrafted for the Holidays

November 17, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Studios Atrium & Classroom Gallery

California's premier craftspeople are featured in this invitational exhibition and retail sale devoted to bringing wide public attention to the field of fine craft.

A portion of every sale support Studios on the Park's efforts to make the creative process available to the public through our unique nonprofit open studio facility and educational programming.

Click here for the downloadable prospectus, applications are due by August 1.

Sasha Irving, sasha@studiosonthepark.org

Featured Artists

Mitch Hayden 8/27 – 9/17

Reception Saturday, August 27, from 2 - 4pm, at the RAA gallery

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Mitch Hayden, a member of the Redlands Art Association, will be the Featured Artist from August 27 to September 17.  Mitch paints in oil and is self-taught artist.  His mentor and inspiration has been Dennis Hare and many Impressionistic artists.  He enjoys painting landscapes and flowers in impressionism.

Mitch is a Math Teacher and paints as his avocation.

Aubrey Sanchez 8/7 – 27

Aubrey-Sanchez---local-artistOpening Reception Sunday August 14, 2:30-4:30 at the gallery

Aubrey Sanchez will be the featured artist at Redlands Art Association Gallery August 7-27.  Her Exhibit titled, “A Grateful HeART” will also include a reception on Sunday August 14, 2:30-4:30 at the gallery, 215 E. State St. in downtown Redlands. A portion from every sale from this exhibit will be donated to the American Heart Association.

As a self-taught artist, she enjoys experimenting with different mediums and new techniques, however, her favorite is mixed media due to the freedom it allows to combine multiple processes to create one unique piece.  Many of her works incorporate words, poetry, quotes or scripture directly into the design, which convey additional insight into the meaning behind them. Her collection includes a wide array of subject matter and styles and available for viewing and purchase will be originals, prints, jewelry and gift sets.

Aubrey was raised in Redlands and has resided in Yucaipa for 12 years, where currently her work is on display at City hall.  She is a busy wife and mom and has worked at Redlands Print & Design for almost 17 years.  Her passion for art has always been a part of her life, even as a small child watching her grandmother paint and attending some of the same Redlands Art Association shows that she herself participates in now.  It is only within the past 5 years, however, that her dream of sharing her art with the community has become a reality.  She shows and sells her work at local festivals and galleries as a member of Redlands Art Association, Yucaipa Vision Quest and San Bernardino Art Association.

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On July 1st, she underwent her 3rd heart procedure, this time at UCLA Medical Center, to correct an electrical pathway condition she’s had since adolescence.  It was a huge success. This realization that she now has the ability to live a life free from the physical limitations and underlying fear that the condition presents, is the inspiration behind the show’s title “A Grateful HeART.”

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“An overwhelming feeling of gratitude for the blessings in my life...my family, friends, health, and ability to reach people through my art, led me to the desire to pay it forward and donate a portion of every sale from this show to the American Heart Association. We know that Jesus is the healer, and  I truly believe that no matter who we are, we are all capable of making a difference.  You discover what God has blessed you with and use it...use it in a positive way.  Use it to lift someone else up, no matter how insignificant you think it may be...do it anyway.”

To view her art visit:  www.artbyaubreysanchez.com

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Candy Glendening 7/16 – 8/6

"Mood Indigo": Opening Reception Sunday, July 17 from 2-4 pm

Cany-Glendening-PrintCandy 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”; bags to carry, silk scarves to wear, a journal for doodles or scribbles, these are all opportunities to create an item that brings joy to the senses of sight and touch. She has been using Procion MX fiber reactive dyes for close to 20 years now, using just a few primary colors plus black to create a myriad of different hues. Because she can dye any color she wants the options can be overwhelming; so most of her work is done in a series that starts with curating, creating and dyeing a color palette of single and multicolor fabrics and working with it for several months in order to really absorb and enjoy how those particular hues relate to one another.

Procion MX Dyeing Gallery

Last summer she spent some time with a completely different type of dye, the natural vat Indigo. The process is complete different from dyeing with Procion MX dyes, but she really enjoyed this new media. She is working on a new body of work that features her Indigo dyed fabric for her upcoming featured artist show at the Redlands Art Association called “Mood Indigo”

  • Show Dates: July 16 - August 7
  • Opening Reception: Sunday, July 17 from 2 - 4 pm

Indigo Dyeing Gallery

An avid blogger, she has had many publications in Interweave Press/F & W Media quilt magazines; 28 at last count, twice her art was featured on the cover. She has also filmed 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 and online she also teaches quilting and dyeing. You may contact her about scheduling a private or small group dyeing class by emailing her: Candy@CandiedFabrics.com.

She shows and sells her work at local art fairs as well as the Redlands Art Association. She joined the Redlands Art Association in 2008, and in the Spring of 2009 began editing the RAA newsletter. Her love of technology has spurred her to expand the newsletter to the internet, and later revamp the RAA website to mesh with the newsletter and provide more dynamic content for RAA’s members. To view more of her work, or gain insight into her process and inspiration, please visit her at her homes on the internet: CandiedFabrics.com.