From our Fearless Leaders

August 2014

The Redlands Art Association has long been known for their outstanding children’s art programs. Following the inspiration and motivation of the beloved art educator, Margaret Clark, RAA has offered art classes for the children of Redlands and surrounding communities for more than forty years. Local artists and teachers first offered classes wherever space could beContinue Reading

Upcoming Events

Next Featured Artist Reception

Glass artist Wayne Sheets will be having his Featured Artist reception on Saturday, Aug. 30 from 4 to 6 pm at the RAA Gallery.  His unique fused glass art brings the desert of Lucerne Valley to Redlands.  Images of Joshua trees and his favorite, road runners, are highlighted in his wall art.  Up close, the desert is very colorful.  Wayne brings the colors to us in his glass vases, bowls, and tables.

Meet the artist at the reception.

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

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Featured Artists

Wayne Sheets, Aug 25. – Sept. 12

Wayne Sheets is a Mixed Media Glass Artist. Please come and experience a new collection of color and design in glass.

A reception will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 4 – 6 pm at the RAA.

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.