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

Annual Pot Luck Dinner Wed. 6/8

Wednesday 8th June, 6-8pm

Our Annual Pot Luck Dinner will be held at the Redlands United Church of Christ, 168 Bellevue Ave, Redlands, on the corner of Olive and Bellevue. This is where we introduce the new officers of the RAA and say goodbye to those who have worked tirelessly over the last few years, either on the Board of Directors or on the Operating Committee. The dinner is open to all Friends of RAA and the food is delicious. The sign-up sheet for the dinner is in the gallery. Please bring either a main course/salad or desert. We will supply water and coffee. If you could volunteer for setting the tables or cleaning up, your help would be appreciated.

Art in the Park Set up

A reminder for Friday May 27th

You can set up your EZ-up and displays for Art in the Park on Friday, please come at the times indicated alphabetically by last name here:

  • P-T @ 10am
  • U-Z @ 11am
  • A-E @ 11:30pm
  • F-J @ noon
  • K-O @ 1pm

Remember leave no cardboard boxes on the ground!

Art-in-the-Park

SMILEY PARK WILL BECOME A GALLERY FOR RAA’S  ARTISTS AT ART-IN-THE-PARK

The BEST weekend art show... the best display of Redlands Art Association’s artists and craftsmen.  This annual outdoor event showcases a variety of art – oils, acrylics, sculptures, watercolors, photography, weavings, hand dyed silks, etchings, glassware, ceramics, jewelry, wood crafts, ETC, - the most fun shopping for treasures.  Also performing will be Wendy Hunt on guitar as well as some of her other musical friends.

DSCN1903 -Kit               DSCN1892-Jillian  The show is set for Memorial Day weekend, May 28 & 29 from 10 am to 5 pm daily at Smiley Park, adjacent to the Police Annex (old City Hall), on the corner of Vine and Orange Streets, downtown, Redlands.

   Also featured this weekend will be Redlands Festival of Arts behind Smiley Library, across the street from Art-in-the-Park. … selected  artists from around the nation, musical acts, theatrical events, Kid’s Zone,  beer garden and food trucks…   A wonderful day of Art!DSCN1911-David

The downtown RAA Gallery will be closed the weekend of Art-in-the-Park.

Featured Artists

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.

Evelyn Ifft 6/4-25

“Exploring Fiberart”

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11, 2:30-4:30 PM.

Ifft 1Evelyn creates artwork in many mediums:  watercolor, collage/assemblage, pine needle basketry as well as fiberart and weaving.  Nature is the inspiration of many of her creations.  She incorporates driftwood, grasses, twigs and seedpods into her wall hangings.  She tries to communicate through weavings her love of natural things and of the wonderful textures and colors of fibers.  In her work you will also find manmade forms especially old or rusty artifacts found in the desert and local groves.  Her loom of choice is the portable rigid heddle or the backstrap loom.

A native of Pennsylvania, Evelyn was born into a family of artists.  In 1963 she moved to Redlands with her family.  She has an AA Degree in Commercial Art from L.I. (N.Y) State University and a BA in Art Education from L.A. State (CA).  She taught high school art and later, weaving at the University of Redlands, San Bernardino Valley College and Redlands Art Association.  She traveled extensively in Europe and Israel while living in Denmark for 2 years.  There she took classes in tapestry and double weaving.  From 1985 until 2002 she owned a business in home remodeling design in Redlands.  She retired to making art, gardening and RVing.

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Her commissions include liturgical-season wall hangings for the Cannon Chapel at Emory University in Atlanta, GA., the Jamison Center wall hanging and Student Center Office wall hanging at the University of Redlands.  Her watercolor “Studio Still Life” won First Place at the Multi-Media-Mini Show at the San Bernardino County Museum and a watercolor/collage “Findings in a Grove” won First Place, Citrus Division, Citrus Fruit Fair.  Her artwork has been accepted in juried art shows and is in many private collections.  Evelyn is an active exhibiting member and past president of the RAA.  Her husband Larry Harvill, has chaired the RAA board of directors.

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Evelyn’s Featured Artist Show will be exhibited at RAA from June 6 through June 24, 2016.  The gallery is located at 215 East State Street, Redlands and is open Monday –Saturday, 11 AM - 4:30 PM.  The opening reception for Evelyn’s show and RAA’s new exhibit “School’s Out for Summer” will be held in the gallery on Saturday, June 11, 2:30-4:30 PM.  All are welcome to attend.

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Marge Beasley 5/14 – 6/4

Opening reception:  Friday May 20th from 5-7pm

Marge Beasley was born and raised in Berkeley, CA, she moved to Redlands in 1963. After working at a local bank for fifteen years, she went on to work for Redlands Camera, where she worked for 18 years; there she purchased her first 35mm camera. Her passion was, and still is, photographing dogs. Her second passion is capturing sites in and around Redlands. “I enjoy photographing the palms and familiar places here.”

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