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November 2016

November 2016

I hope everyone has dried out from Art on State Street; who would have thought we’d get so much rain and thunder in October? Didn’t it just rain? Famous last words from my son helping to erect the EZ up “It’s only 10% chance of rain Mum, you don’t need the sides!” Many thanks to… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

RAA Member Holiday Studio Tours

Many of our members are holding holiday open houses and studio tours. All are free and open to the public:

Redlands Studio Holiday Tour


Saturday, December 3 at 10 AM - 3 PM

Bring a friend to explore local art studios and buy original art, jewelry and pottery during the Redlands Holiday Open Art Studio Tour on Saturday, December 3rd, 10:00am to 3:00pm. The free, self-guided tour starts with map pick up at TuckerWorks Art Studio, 333 E. Stuart Avenue, #F in downtown Redlands (just north of Redlands Blvd, between 6th and Church).  Refreshments will be available at many studios.

More than 15 artists from TuckerWorks Art Studio and The Redlands Art Association are participating at five different sites within the Redlands city limits. It’s a great opportunity to see the creative ways in which artists do their work. Visit facebook or the webpage for more information.

Participating artists include:

Beth Bobbitt, Silversmith/Jewelry Designer Jack "Cactus" Caselles, Ceramics
Cambria Diersen, Handbuilt ceramics Katie Cullen, Stoneware
John Fisher, Raku & saggar fire Annie Koning, Earthenware pottery
Scott Pangburn, Coiled stoneware Kim Munkres, Stoneware/Obvara
Frank Perez, Photography Anna Robles, Ceramics
Nick Robles, Photography, drawing, textiles, & enamelware Tim Rogers, Glass & graphite
Dean Stayner, Stoneware Brenda Spoelstra, Stoneware
Jim Stewart, Glass & stoneware Lisa Tucker, Ceramic sculpture & handmade soap
Christine White, Acrylic, oils, & water color

Candy Glendening's Holiday Open Studio


Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11, from 11 am – 4 pm

I’m having an open studio on Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11, from 11 am – 4 pm each day. Please stop by for some holiday goodies, I love getting a chance to say thanks to my awesome customers with some mulled cider and yummy baked goods. You’ll get a chance to poke around both my dyeing and sewing studios, and I’ll have lots of items out for your holiday shopping pleasure!

My home is located at 1309 W. Olive Ave., Redlands, CA (click address for map). It's a grey house with white trim on the corner of Olive and Lakeside.

Candy Glendening

Janet and Fred Edwards Holiday Art Show & Sale



Friday, December 9, 10 am – 5 pm

Saturday, December 10, 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday, December 11, 1 – 5 pm

1314 Del Haven Court • Redlands, CA 92374

Parking available along Ford Avenue below Highland Avenue or on our cul-de-sac off of Grove Avenue

Click here for a map

The combined display for Janet and Fred Edwards will include unique pieces by Fred and several prime Serigraphs from the archives by Janet as well as many new framed watercolor studies of flowers presented in circle mats.

Also, the last seven in the edition of the popular etching “Palms to Peaks” will be offered. If you wanted this piece, now is the time.

Special gift requests filled whenever possible until Christmas. Please invite your friends.

Call (909) 793-7169 for more information or for a special appointment prior to the show.

PLEASE NOTE: This date is in place of the November 11, 12, 13  date previously announced.

Studio Tour 6 – December 10th & 11th


Get to know local artists in their creative spaces. Three studios, six artists, two days featuring:

  • Terry d Chacon, an internationally know oil painter and sculptor, will be sharing both her plein air paintings as well as her sculptures in progress during the studio tour weekend. She will be hosting Jillian O’Dwyer a ceramic artist creating highly textured functional pottery.
  • Patricia Rose Ford, a well known soft pastel artist and instructor, is the second stop on her tour. Her en plein air paintings are not to be missed. She will be hosting Cindy Jones Lantier and her wonderful handmade soaps and creams.
  • Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja, enamelist and metalsmith jewelry, rounds out the studio tour stops with beautiful creations. She is dropping hints of scheduling demos of her process! She will be hosting Luvenia Humphrey whose wearable fiber artwork is stunning in bold African inspired prints.

Studio Tour 6 opens on Saturday, December 10th from 10 am to 4 pm and wraps up on Sunday, December 11th from 10 am to 4 pm. Visitors to all three studios will be entered for a chance to win one of six original works by the artists. We hope to see you there!

Textile Artist November Program

My Journey from Traditional to Art Quilter by Candy Glendening

Tuesday, November 29 at 7 pm

Candy Glendening LaughRedlands textile artist 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 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.

In this program, Candy will discuss how her obsession with color and dyeing fabric led her from making traditional quilts with store bought fabric to becoming the fabric artist she is today. Her story should resonate with artists of any media and help inform beginning artists who are searching for their "muse".

An avid blogger, she has had many publications in Interweave Press/F & W Media quilt magazines (29 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”. Interweave has 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, weekend, and online she also teaches quilting and dyeing. 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 has been its newsletter and website designer since 2009. To view more of her work, or gain insight into her process and inspiration, please visit her at her home on the internet:


The program is free and open to the public; the gallery is located at 215 E. State St. in Redlands, CA 92373

Candy Glendening Laugh

Christmas Tree Take-In

Friday November 18th

Yes, it’s just 4 weeks away! This is an invitation for all Friends of RAA to decorate the tree with up to 10 handmade or decorated Holiday Ornaments and small gifts to be sold in the gallery. As with any sale we ring the artist if a piece sells and the artist is welcome to replace it with another ornament. The Christmas Tree will be up on the 18th November and Friends of RAA are welcome to come in on the Friday 18th November between 11.30am and 4pm. The fee will be $5. Last year we sold over 100 ornaments and small gifts from the tree. Again there will be a table set aside in the East Gallery for some “under the tree” gifts as well, such as scarves and bulkier items along with a basket for Christmas cards.

Liz Coviello, RAA President

Featured Artists

Martha Cowan 12/31 – 1/20


Martha Cowan’s love of art began at about age 6, when her father spent time teaching her how to draw. She knew at this young age that she wanted to be an artist. After pursuing art through her school age years, she realized as a young adult that while she loved to paint, she wanted to have a career as a graphic designer.

Simultaneously, Martha pursued graphic design studies in college and oil painting with Cathy Shefer, a representational painter in Alta Loma. She graduated from Chaffey College, studied at Art Center College of Design for four years, and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Fullerton.


Martha’s early career was in graphic design, but her primary interest has always been in painting with oils, and that is what she devotes her time to now. She has shown her paintings in many local shows, including the Artists Council Exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum in 2016, as well as the Museum of American Illustration, New York, in 1989. Her paintings belong to many private collections. She has studied with Elin Pendleton, Carol Marine, Jennifer McChristian, David Leffel, and Joseph Todorovitch, from whom she has been learning for since 2010.


Martha has taught art at Orange County High School of the Arts, Chaffey Community College, San Bernardino Valley College, and Dona Merced Elementary School. She is currently the art teacher for a private elementary school, and she teaches adult painting classes for the Redlands Art Association. She is pursuing painting seriously, and is showing and selling her art whenever possible. She is an Associate member of the California Art Club.


Artist Statement:

My interest in portraits began about 10 years ago, when I joined a monthly portrait painting group at the Chaffey Community Art Association. Gayle Stratford was the facilitator of this group. We met every month to paint from the live model. The group continues with another facilitator, and now it’s held at the Chaffey Community Art Museum in Ontario. I admire Gayle’s work, and when I learned that she was a student of David Leffel’s, I had the good fortune of attending one of his portrait workshops in 2013. Even though I admire both of these great artists, Joseph Todorovitch is who I have been learning from fairly continuously since 2010. He has helped me evolve and improve so much over the last six years. It is to him I owe so much credit.

My portraits, like my other subjects, are meant to capture the essence of the person, wile not showing every detail. I strive to paint from the heart and to portray the person the way I want the viewer to know them.

I work in oil on linen, smooth panel, or cotton canvas. I use a limited palette, as taught to me by Joseph, through the great Anders Zorn.

My demonstration on Tuesday, October 25, will be a portrait from a model.

Martha Cowan


Aïda Marini Schneider 11/19 – 12/9

Opening Reception Sunday, November 20, from 2-4 pm

Aida Schneider

"I'm looking forward to exhibiting at the RAA gallery as the featured artist for November 19 - December 9. The paintings from this series "Innerscapes" represent my personal interpretation of the surrounding desert and mountains in mixed media on cradled hardboard panels.

I'm a longtime Redlands resident and member/volunteer of RAA. Until recently my husband and I traveled nationally, exhibiting and selling at top juried art festivals such as Old Town Chicago, St Louis Art Festival and Sausalito Arts Festival. I served on the jury of selection at the Cherry Creek Art Festival and my painting "Tapestry 52" was chosen for the Festival's annual fundraising poster that year. Last May I was pleased to act as co-juror for the Redlands Festival of Arts.

Aida Schneider Inner Landscape Eclipse

The Desert Art Collection gallery in Palm Desert represents my work and will feature my paintings in March 2017 during Artwalk.

Join me at the opening reception 2 - 4 Sunday, November 20 at the RAA gallery, 215 E State Street.

Aïda Marini Schneider

Aida Schneider Inner Landscape Canyons

Mary Grinyer 10/25 – 11/19

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 12 from 2-4 pm

Mary, a long time member of the Redlands Art Association, is excited to be the Featured Artist from October 29 through November 19. The theme of the show is “The Heart and More…” Her new three dimensional ceramic hearts will be shown for the first time. The heart has been a theme of Mary Grinyer’s art for many years. She began doing heart related art when her Father had a successful open heart surgery. The heart can represent many things: the physical heart which keeps us alive, the emotional seat of a person’s thoughts and emotion, or the central or innermost part, the essence of something. This show will explore heart related themes as well as presenting several sculptures and ceramic pieces. Ceramic heart pieces include “Mending Heart,” “Ruptured,” “Gift Wrapped,” and works that present the heart as a decorative item.


An interest in ceramics began for Mary at the Goeske Senior Center in Riverside after she retired. She enjoyed working there and within a few months started taking beginning ceramics at Riverside City College with John Hopkins. Since then she has attended a series of classes in ceramics and sculpture with Stephen Horn at the college. Stephen Horn inspires students to experiment and often asks us to try it and see what happens. They experiment with forms, oxides, slips, glazes, printing on clay and multiple firing methods.

Mary Grinyer is a member of the Redlands Art Assn., Riverside Art Museum, Riverside Community Art Assn. and a resident of Riverside, CA. She is a graduate of Ramona High School and has an AA in Art from Lake Tahoe Community College. She has continued to work at the Goeske Senior Center ceramic group and now volunteers to teach hand building ceramics to interested seniors. The Clay Yard in Ontario, CA is her newest venture. She had studio space there for several years at Ceramic Services until it closed at the end of May. Eleven studio members, including Mary, purchased the business. They feature studio memberships, classes, firing services (including Raku), clay pugging, and they sell clay. She still maintains a studio space there.