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July 2015

July 2015

Welcome everyone to our new year at the Redlands Art Association. It’s the time of year when positions on the Operating Committee are filled by some new members, and others are pleased to continue. I would like to thank Gail Brownfield and Tony Radcliffe for their leadership of the Operating Committee, and everyone who worked… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

Guest Artist – Cindy Rinne – Aug 16 to 25

The Redlands Art Association is pleased to announce Cindy Rinne as their Guest Artist August 16 through the 25th. The Show-in-a-Show, using the interior of the East Gallery, will feature Rinne’s fabric art – stories and poems sewn into fabric pictures, as well as her newest book of poems. The public is invited to meet the artist at the reception on Sunday, Aug 16 from 2 to 5 pm with a reading of some of her latest work at 3 pm.

Cindy Rinne creates art and writes in San Bernardino, CA. She is the author of spider with wings (Jamii Publishing), Quiet Lantern, is forthcoming (Turning Point), and she co-authored Speaking Through Sediment with Michael Cooper (ELJ Publications). Her poem, “Mapping” was nominated for the Liakoura Award by Pirene’s Fountain. Cindy is a founding member of PoetrIE, an Inland Empire based literary community. Her fiber art has appeared in Ghost Town Literary Magazine. Her poetry appeared or is forthcoming in Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing, Naugatuck River Review, Zoomoozophone, Indiana Voice Journal, and others.

Cindy Rinne has created fine art for over 35 years. She began in water media and started creating art quilts over 15 years ago. She paints and draws with thread using fabrics from around the world. Cindy writes original poetry which often appears as a part or with the art work. Her work emphasizes using fiber and stitch constructed into collage. She uses repurposed vintage fabrics, laces, and buttons as textures.

Cindy was a guest speaker about her art and poetry at the Museum of History and Art in Ontario, CA 2014.Cindy was invited to be in a group show at Intercambios, CEARTE Arts Center, Ensenada, Mexico in 2013. She was part of "The Apron Project" by Womyn's Work in Albuquerque, NM and "Connecting Threads," Terminal One, LAX International Airport in 2013. Cindy had art work in the TAQS exhibit in Taiwan and the WCA national exhibition, "Like Water on Rock" (a traveling show) in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA in 2009. Both of these shows included catalogs.

She curated a fiber show, "rebirth of dialects" for the Chaffey Community Museum of Art, 2015 in Ontario, California. She's had a solo shows in 2012-current in southern California called, "A Constellation of Galaxies," "How Moose Came to Live in the Forest," "Speaking Through Sediment," "Mapless," Quiet Lantern," and "Cosmic Songs: the Stars Sing." Cindy is represented by "Altered Space Gallery." www.fiberverse.comcindy_peaches

Art Marketing Class

with Candy Glendening, Textile Artist

MONDAY:   August 31, 6:30 - 9 p.m.    

Being a successful artist is so much more than perfecting your technique and focussing in on subject material that speaks to you; today's artist has to be their own advocate and marketer as well. Opportunities abound with the tools that the internet brings to your marketing toolkit, but it can also be overwhelming: Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, Instagram, where does it end?

In this one evening class Candy will explain many of the marketing tools available to artists, pointing out the pros and cons of each one. She will cover items like:

  • Social Media Strategy
  • Websites and Blogging
  • Photographing your art
  • Business card design
  • Choosing and getting accepted by an art show
  • Booth design and presentation
  • Interacting with potential clients, both short and long term
  • Getting published

And much more! Bring items you are using for marketing (like business cards, photos of your booth, a laptop computer so we can look at your website, etc...) and Candy will point out what's working, what's missing, and help you design a strategy for YOU to be more comfortable marketing YOUR art!

Fee:  $55  Discounted Member/"Friend" fee  $25

About Candy:

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”. An avid blogger, she has had many publications in Interweave Press/F & W Media quilt magazines; 28 at last count. These publishing opportunities led to her filming 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 she also teaches quilting and dyeing. She shows and sells her work at local art fairs as well as the Redlands Art Association, for whom she designs and maintains the website. To view more of her work, or gain insight into her process and inspiration, please visit her website: CandiedFabrics.com

Sale: RAA Mugs & Tees

Summer Savings are here!

  • RAA 50th Anniversary mugs are now $8.99 each + tax or $34 + tax for a set of 4 mugs
  • RAA 50th Anniversary t-shirts sizes L & XL are now $10 + tax
  • RAA 50th Anniversary t-shirt size 2XL is $12
While stocks last.
Featured Artists

Edward Sotello, 8/1 – 23

ed portraitArtist for the month of August at Redlands Art Association is Edward Sotello. The dates for the show are August l through August 23, 2015.

Reception will be 2 to 4 PM, Sunday, August 2, 2015.

On display will be watercolors, oils, acrylics and ceramics. Mr Sotello is a graduate of Claremont Graduate University where he earned an MA with an emphasis on drawing and painting the human figure. He received his BFA from the University of Denver. There he studied ceramics and completed academic courses. At the University of Redlands he completed his secondary credential. As an undergraduate at Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles he took courses in life drawing, watercolors and oils.  He studied ceramics under Jim Stewart at Valley College, San Bernardino.

He taught high school students art at Yucaipa High School for 33 years, has taught drawing at Valley College, San Bernardino, painting at Crafton Hills, Yucaipa, and watercolor at UCR Extension. At Patton State Hospital patients learned art and crafts under his supervision. Among his awards are a first in both watercolor painting and oils at the Bakersfield Art Festival, third place for painting at Riverside Art Museum, first at the MMM Show for acrylics. Also an Excellent Award for oils at the MMM Show at RAA.

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Currently he teaches watercolor painting at RAA and has a good following of students. The subjects vary from flower painting, landscapes, abstract design and portraits. The students are preparing for a student show at the First Methodist Church Gathering Hall October 28 through December 3, 2015. Reception for student show will be announced.

Note from the artist: Find what you love. If education helps, go to school. Art requires much study: workshops, art history, studio painting and draw, draw, draw. Above all, find out what your abilities are. Work will reveal this to you. Then give back by exhibiting, teaching, sharing what you know.

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Mary Grinyer, 7/11 – 8/1

This show will include works from featured artist, Mary Grinyer’s past and current works. Grinyer began creating watercolors at Ramona High School in Riverside, CA and has continued to create and study art. Watercolors, photography, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, jewelry, and now lapidary arts and sculpture are among the media she has worked in. Ceramics has overlapped with printmaking with her prints on clay and lapidary arts with sculpture and jewelry. Grinyer loves to experiment in all medias.

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Current works include functional pottery, sculptural clay works, jewelry and lapidary work. Grinyer started ceramics at Goeske Senior Center under Lee Johnson and continued her studies with John Hopkins and Stephen Horn at Riverside Community College. Grinyer has studio space at Ceramic Services in Ontario, CA. She studies jewelry making with the jewelry group at Goeske Senior Center. We learn from books, magazines, workshops and classes and then teach each other new methods. A trip to Quartzite for beads led to doing lapidary work with the Orange Belt Mineralogical Society in San Bernardino. Everyone there generously shares their knowledge of rocks and jewelry making with new members.

The clay, the inks, the rocks all speak to Grinyer as she works. Often, especially in clay, she starts with no idea of the finished project. The clay speaks to me as I work. Something happens and I go with it. I join textured scraps of clay to help me be more creative. In sculpture, she does some drawings and models. The heart is a recurring theme after her Father had heart bypass surgery. Nature also inspires me.

Grinyer was raised in a military family and lived in Colorado, Alaska, Virginia, Texas, Tripoli, Libya, Maryland and California as a child. She spent 20 years in Northern California before moving back to Southern California. Seeing the beauty of this country and living in Lake Tahoe, Big Bear and Forest Falls inspired much of her early art and a love of gardening. She has an Associate Degree in Art from Lake Tahoe Community College.

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Wild Warped Weavers 6/20 – 7/11

Dates of show:  June 20 to July 11, 2015

The Wild Warped Weavers will be in the featured artist corner at Redlands Art Association from June 20 until July 11.  The opening reception is on Saturday, June 20, 3 to 5 PM, with refreshments.  The public is welcome to attend at 215 E. State Street in Redlands (909-792-8435).

Cheryl Frandsen, Tia Shira, Beverly Fly, Lynn Mudd and Evelyn Ifft will be the participating artists.  The exhibit will show hand woven wall hangings, scarves, pine needle baskets as well as other original fiber works by the artists.

The weavers group has been meeting every first and third Tuesdays at Hands On Knitting, 922 New York Street in Redlands for several years, 11:30 AM to 2 PM.  It is open to all interested in exploring new fiber techniques, learning different methods or solving problems.  The weavers bring their table looms or another current project that they are working on.

One member commented:  “Weaving allows me to paint with fiber and to color-outside-the-lines; I can make it up as I go along, it brings out the artist in me.”  Another enjoys the physical mechanics of weaving; setting up the loom and then weaving the cloth, which could vary from a simple weave to a complex art form.  Our work is also available at RAA’s regular sales exhibits throughout the year.