From our Fearless Leaders

June/July 2014

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Upcoming Events

AMOCA Tour Planned

We're organizing a fun art experience for RAA members and supporters touring the American Museum of Ceramic Art and Pomona's 2nd Saturday Art Walk.  Admission is free, but dinner is not included.

Meet us at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) on September 13th at 3:00 pm for an educational docent tour and the opening reception of their newest exhibits.  In the main gallery will be the work of Amado Pena and Rich Lopez  and In the Vault will be the work of Rebekah Bogard.  While at the museum, we'll also take part in AMOCA's celebration of Harrison Macintosh.  AMOCA admission, docent tour and parking are free for our group.

Afterwards, we'll walk a few blocks to the heart of Pomona's Art District to visit the galleries open for 2nd Saturday Art Walk.

Please RSVP to or by calling the gallery (909-792-8435) so we can get an accurate count for the docent tour.

AMOCA is located at 399 N. Garey Ave, Pomona, CA.  We encourage carpooling from the gallery.

Expanded Email List Options

We're pleased to announce that we've expanded our email mailing list options beyond our monthly newsletter!  Stay up to date on the latest RAA youth and adult class information, upcoming events, calls for artists, film schedules and more!  You'll have control over what kinds of news you receive from us and the ability to update your preferences at any time.  Join or update your profile today by clicking here or filling out the form on our website's right sidebar.

Frugal Frigate – Kids Summer Club!

We're pleased to be partnering with The Frugal Frigate this summer for their Kid's Summer Club!  RAA Youth Art Instructors Suzanne Burke and Michelle Laughlin will be leading kids craft activities starting with the July 8th session!  Be sure to reserve your spot today by calling the bookstore directly at 909-793-0740 or emailing Teanna at


Featured Artists

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.

Sheila LeBlanc & Linda Willason

From July 12th through August 1st, our featured artist corner is highlighting the work of another mother/daughter duo.  Sheila LeBlanc is sharing a selection of her work in oil as well as some of her watercolors.  Her daughter, Linda Willason, began showing her work earlier this year and prefers to work in pastels.  A reception will be held Saturday, July 19th at 6 pm.

Lillian Margo June 21st – July 11th

Lillian Margo studied fine art at University of California, Riverside.  Her work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo shows.  She interned as an assistant to the Exhibition Designer at the Californai Museum of Photography, the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, and The Sweeney Art Gallery.  Margo also participated in ArtsBridge and the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts as an art teacher.  As owner of Paloma Heart Works, she now teaches oil painting and mixed media art classes.  She makes personal altars, assemblage jewelry, crowns, photographs, paintings, and super 8 films out of her reverance for nature, often employing allegorical narractive or magical realism.

Artist Statement:

"I make art through the sincerity of my soul

in order to open worlds and paths

of your own discovery and healing.

I make art for your moments of sacred silence,

to give you gentle wings,

to soothe you,

to reflect and frolic with you in the sublime."