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August 2016

August 2016

I was walking into Redlands Hospital to visit my husband in July and this was the first painting I saw hanging on the walls… It was by an artist called Ben Rabe. While some people might remember Ben, I am sure many of us either know of his name or know nothing about him. He… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

October Art-on-State Street

Put this on your calendar… RAA’s Art-on-State Street is teaming up again with Redlands’ Downtown ArtWalk on October 23, 2016.

50 RAA artists will line State Street between 5th & 6th (near Ed Hale’s Park) on for one day only, Sunday Oct. 23 from Noon to 6 pm, offering a wonderful variety of art to the wandering visitors.  Serious art – whimsical art – functional art.  RAA is lucky to have such talented artists. Other attractions are the food trucks,  food/beer garden, the music, and the other artists and booths around in downtown businesses.  The Gallery at 215 E. State Street will also be open.

Interested artists can contact the Gallery for more information.


San Manuel Education Grant

RAA's Youth Art Education program gets help from San Manuel

ThRAA youth art classe Redlands Art Association believes art education should be a lifelong endeavor and it starts with the young. They are pleased to announce that the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has given a donation in the amount of $2,100 to support RAA's Youth Art Education Program. These funds will provide 14 scholarships and general supplies for those students with a financial need. The RAA Director of Youth Education, Suzanne Burke, will oversee the distribution of the funds.

Burke reports RAA has been conducting youth art classes for more than 40 years. There are classes available every afternoon during the RUSD school year and some Saturday seasonal classes. They also offer Homeschool classes two days a week in the morning.

RAA’s California accredited teachers design the classes based on the age of the student group, 6-9 years old, 9-12 and 12+. The "Academy" classes offered are based on the Elements of Art and follow a curriculum based on the National Visual Arts Standards. This includes the language of art (line, shape, color, value, form, texture), making art (lines and colors to express feelings, facial and figure proportions, texture in 2D and 3D artwork, symmetry and composition), art in the world (research art from different cultures in California, studying the Masters and contemporary artists), and valuing art (talk about how I made it, judging works of art using elements/principles).

"Creative Journey" classes are based on the creative process in an art studio/gallery setting usually dedicated to one subject, for example: Anime cartooning or clay building.

The art classes are conducted in the East wing of the RAA Gallery where the students are surrounded by art from local artists. The student’s work is displayed on the wall to give them a sense of accomplishment.

Visit RAA’s website at, visit the Gallery at 215 E. State Street, downtown Redlands or call 909-792-8435 to learn more.


Mood Indigo Reception


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, 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.

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
Featured Artists

Kent Fogleman 9/17 – 10/8

kent foglemanOpening reception will be held on Sun., Sept. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Gallery

Kent Fogleman, a 30 year resident of Redlands, has a current collection of over 40,000 photos which he has taken in various places throughout the world. He was flattered and honored to be asked to be a featured artist at Redlands Art Association from Sept. 17 to Oct. 8 .

Kent's passion for photography was ignited when he was a boy and his stepfather built his own darkroom to develop his photos. During this time, he bought his first camera, a Brownie Hawkeye.

Thereafter he honed his talent when he joined the U.S. Navy at 17 years old and purchased an Argus C-3 camera to photograph his travels while in the Phillipines, Japan, Hawaii, The Midway Islands, and the Formosa Strait while aboard a U.S. naval destroyer.

For the next 10 years, his camera of choice was the Minolta SRT-101, which followed him during his duties while on the Riverside Police Dept. as a motorcycle officer and investigator.

He earned a B.A. Degree and a Law Degree while at State Farm Insurance, and purchased a Canon film camera. This was a time of international travel, and he captured thousands of interesting images from catching piranha in the Amazon River, flying over the Nazca lines in Peru to holding a baby panda in China.

He is now retired, and has been able to enjoy taking photography classes, including a one-week course offered by National Geographic in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has also found time to be on the Grand Jury for the 6th year and has volunteered for the Redlands Community Hospital, the Lincoln Shrine, the Redlands Police Dept. Privacy Council, as well as the Redlands Art Association. He is currently a member of the Redlands Camera Club, which has introduced him to some incredibly-talented photographers.

All of his photos on display were taken with his Canon T4i or EOS 7D, Mark II. His lens of choice is a Tamron 16 x 300 mm telephoto lens and Canon Zoom lens.

Last, but not least, he is very pleased that several local artists have chosen to paint his photographs, and The Friends of Prospect Park have published some of his photos in the recent Redlands City and Recreation Directory. He continues to enjoy his early-morning treks around Redlands capturing the beautiful sites, the coyotes, bobcats, and foxes, and especially the fascinating people.

The Redlands Art Association Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon. through Sat. and until 8 p.m. Thursdays during Redlands Downtown Market Night.

Mitch Hayden 8/27 – 9/17

Reception Saturday, August 27, from 2 - 4pm, at the RAA gallery


Mitch Hayden, a member of the Redlands Art Association, will be the Featured Artist from August 27 to September 17.  Mitch paints in oil and is self-taught artist.  His mentor and inspiration has been Dennis Hare and many Impressionistic artists.  He enjoys painting landscapes and flowers in impressionism.

Mitch is a Math Teacher and paints as his avocation.

Aubrey Sanchez 8/7 – 27

Aubrey-Sanchez---local-artistOpening Reception Sunday August 14, 2:30-4:30 at the gallery

Aubrey Sanchez will be the featured artist at Redlands Art Association Gallery August 7-27.  Her Exhibit titled, “A Grateful HeART” will also include a reception on Sunday August 14, 2:30-4:30 at the gallery, 215 E. State St. in downtown Redlands. A portion from every sale from this exhibit will be donated to the American Heart Association.

As a self-taught artist, she enjoys experimenting with different mediums and new techniques, however, her favorite is mixed media due to the freedom it allows to combine multiple processes to create one unique piece.  Many of her works incorporate words, poetry, quotes or scripture directly into the design, which convey additional insight into the meaning behind them. Her collection includes a wide array of subject matter and styles and available for viewing and purchase will be originals, prints, jewelry and gift sets.

Aubrey was raised in Redlands and has resided in Yucaipa for 12 years, where currently her work is on display at City hall.  She is a busy wife and mom and has worked at Redlands Print & Design for almost 17 years.  Her passion for art has always been a part of her life, even as a small child watching her grandmother paint and attending some of the same Redlands Art Association shows that she herself participates in now.  It is only within the past 5 years, however, that her dream of sharing her art with the community has become a reality.  She shows and sells her work at local festivals and galleries as a member of Redlands Art Association, Yucaipa Vision Quest and San Bernardino Art Association.


On July 1st, she underwent her 3rd heart procedure, this time at UCLA Medical Center, to correct an electrical pathway condition she’s had since adolescence.  It was a huge success. This realization that she now has the ability to live a life free from the physical limitations and underlying fear that the condition presents, is the inspiration behind the show’s title “A Grateful HeART.”


“An overwhelming feeling of gratitude for the blessings in my family, friends, health, and ability to reach people through my art, led me to the desire to pay it forward and donate a portion of every sale from this show to the American Heart Association. We know that Jesus is the healer, and  I truly believe that no matter who we are, we are all capable of making a difference.  You discover what God has blessed you with and use it...use it in a positive way.  Use it to lift someone else up, no matter how insignificant you think it may it anyway.”

To view her art visit: