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November 2015

November 2015

I love textiles to play and create with – they speak to me, yes, I’m one of those women who strokes fabrics in shops! My raggy throws and wall hangings are supposed to be fun and used. I find vintage linen and lace irresistible, but I can’t keep it all! Instead its fun to create something… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

2016 Youth art class schedule

Youth Education News!

Our Winter session is in full swing and 2016 promises more fun and creativity than ever!

The 2016 schedule looks like this:
Winter Art Camps  Jan. 4-8  Sign up now:  Ages 6-10   10 am -noon  Mon-Fri  $75
Ages 10-up   1 - 3 pm      Mon-Fri  $75
Watch for the flyers coming home from school for the following classes ... or keep track of our web site (Education, Youth classes)
Session D                 Jan. 25-Feb. 26
Spring Art Camps    Mar. 14-25
Session E                  Mar. 28-Apr. 29
Session F                May 2-June 3
Summer Art Camps  June 13-July 22The RAA Youth Education Committee is happy to announce a new Art Program Partnership with local Redlands' High Schools. The opportunity for High School students to participate in workshops and gallery activities is here. Please call the Gallery for more information, 909-792-8435.
Creativity starts here!

Edwards Holiday Art Show & Sale

Janet and Fred Edwards Announce Our Holiday Art Show and Sale

in our home and studio: 314 Del Haven Court, Redlands

(Enter Del Haven Ct from Grove  St., or find easy parking along Ford Street)

(909) 793-7169

  •  Friday,  December 4,  10:00 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m.
  •  Saturday,  December 5,  10:00 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m.
  •  Sunday,  December 6,  1:00  -  5:00 p.m.

Etchings, serigraphs,embossings, drawings, small watercolors, note cards and gift boxes of cards and more.

Special gift requests filled whenever possible until Christmas.

Please invite your friends.

Community Holiday Fun!

Call to artists… RAA offers two community art events

Community Christmas Decoration Show-Within-A-Show: Sunday, November 22 through Sunday, November 29.

Do you make Christmas decorations?  Carved Nativity Scenes?   Santas?  Reindeer?  Tumbleweed snowmen?  Sparkly jewelry?  Redlands Art Association is hosting a new Show-Within-A-Show in the RAA Gallery during Thanksgiving week to show off the handiwork of Redlands artists.

The Community Decoration Show is open to all members of the local Community and all friends of RAA. Bring in 3 of your handmade decorations to show or sell on Saturday, November 21 from 10 am to 4 pm to the Gallery at 215 E. State Street.   Nativity sets count as 1 decoration. All sales are subject to 20% commission. Show times will be 10 am to 5 pm during the week and 11 am to 4 pm on the opening and closing Sundays, closed on Thanksgiving Day. A closing reception will be held on Sunday, November 29 from 2 to 4 pm. All contributors are asked to collect their unsold decorations at the reception… still in time to put them up at home.


Community Christmas Ornament Swap: Saturday, November 21 from 10 am to 4 pm.  For the first time, Redlands Art Association is offering a Christmas Ornament swap for both the Friends of RAA and the Community artists.  A Christmas tree in the West Gallery is for Friends of RAA ornaments for sale.  A second tree will be erected in the East Gallery for the free swap on Saturday, November 21, one day only. Bring in your handmade ornament to the Gallery at 215 E. State St, hang it on the tree and take one of your choice from the tree.

For more information, call the Gallery at 909-792-8435.

Featured Artists

Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja 12/5-1/2

adeola-3Show: December 5th – Jan 2nd

Reception: December 13th, from 2 - 4p.m.


Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja “ADA” is an award winning multi-media artist who began her painting at an early age. She is mostly self-taught and credited her consistency and endurance in her ability to create joy, love, and positive outlook in her artwork. “When you take a look at my art you instantly feel the joy and happiness the colors convey. Whether you are looking at her enamels jewelry, hand colored photo etchings, mixed media paintings the colors are bound to strike you. Working in multiple mediums has allowed Adeola to stretch her creativity and blend the mediums earning her numerous awards. Her work is in both private and public collections. Adeola’s work has been used in many T.V and movie productions. Most recently was Grey’s Anatomy and Blackish TV shows.


Adeola’s recent visit to South Africa has led to creation of new body of photo etchings. She combines layers of imagery to create her compositions for the photo etchings. These will be on display at the gallery along with her vibrant enamel wearable art.

I invite you stop by the gallery from December 5th thru January 2nd to see my photo etchings and enamels. Artist reception will be held December 13th, from 2-4p.m.


Liz Coviello 11/14 – 12/5

I love textiles to play and create with - they speak to me, yes, I'm one of those women who strokes fabrics in shops! My raggy throws and wall hangings are supposed to be fun and used.
I find vinLiz-Coviellotage linen and lace irresistible, but I can't keep it all! Instead its fun to create something new from combinations of these materials or upcycle clothing into bags and give them a whole new lease of life.New fabrics have their own appeal and its great to combine them with my own hand dyed fabrics or upcycled fabrics into whimsical bags.

Out of my love of textiles has sprung my button jewelry. Clothing needs buttons for fastenings, yet when you look at these functional items they have their own appeal which has drawn me into experimenting with them. From the classic creamy vintage shell buttons to fun new shell buttons. They all take on a new life as a piece of jewelry, with a few semi-precious stones, or freshwater pearls it takes a second look to realize they are buttons!

ClayreBreslin Heaslip 12/5 – 1/2

Reception:  Sunday 12/6 2-4

Clayre's first involvement with art was at Marymount College in New York City in the 1950's when she took an art course to fill out required credits.  Unfortunately, the "involvement" was quite intermittent, sandwiched in among a marriage, raising children and eventual career(s) as a psychotherapist, and a professor at Arizona State University.

Not entirely self-taught, Clayre was able to take several art courses at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, when she lived in the area during the 1970's.  Then, feeling a desire to return to school, she submitted a portfolio and was accepted as a candidate in the newly formed Art Therapy program at what was then Trenton State College.  It was here that she first experienced sculpting, life drawing and painting, and art history.  However, life has a way of surprising us, and Clayre withdrew from the program to support her children by supplementing her education in other areas, earning a Master's degree in social work and a Ph.D in nutrition.

She had never lost the desire for creative expression, so when she finally retired at the age of 75, she turned to writing and art as a way to satiate her inner observations. "Now, painting for me has become an obsession that provides hours of pleasure and discovery," says Clayre.  "Sometimes frustrating but always compelling."  Clayre paints or draws every day, and perhaps this accounts for the diversity of her subjects and style.  "I consider myself still in the experimental stages, and as I grow and become more confident, my hope is to become more abstract and  impressionistic, but not absurd or arcane."