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47th MMM Show winners

 Chick CurtisChristine White

 ^ Chick Curtis with Daniel Foster                        ^  Christine White with Daniel

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2016 First Place, Yesteryear
First  Place: Tony Radcliffe, Oil, “Yesteryear”


2016 Third Place, Churchill
Third Place: Michael Butorac, Pencil, “Churchill”

The 47th Annual Multi-Media Mini Show, hosted by the Redlands Art Association, is on display at the Gallery and Art Center, 215 E. State Street, downtown, Redlands, through March 31st.

The Multi Media Mini Show (MMM) is unique to Redlands.  What makes it different is, 1) the limitation of the art piece to 14.5″ including base or frame and 2) that all media is accepted.  For example, artists can submit photography, digital (computer) work, fiber art, drawings, glass, sculptures in wood- stone- and metal, as well as the traditional fine arts.  The MMM Show is still the only one of this scale in Southern California.

2016 Second Place, Shadow Patterns 2  r mike nichols

Second Place: r. mike nichols, Watercolor, “Shadow Patterns 2”


The Mini Show is open to all California artists, who brought in art from Alta Loma to Yucca Valley.   95 artists submitted 306 pieces but only 202 pieces were chosen to show. Our jurist was Daniel Foster from Oceanside.

Living in San Diego/La Jolla from 1986 to 2003, Foster devoted himself to a full-time ascetic life of artmaking.  Life changed dramatically in 2003 when Foster moved to Riverside, California to become the Executive Director of the Riverside Art Museum for over 5 years, and subsequently the President/CEO of The Community Foundation Serving Riverside/San Bernardino Counties for 4 years.  Foster’s professional arts and philanthropic leadership career enjoyed tremendous accomplishments and arts community -building successes in the Inland Empire – before returning to San Diego in 2012 as the Executive Director of the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) for nearly 3 years. In 2016, Foster is finally “emerging” and engaging the contemporary art world with a series of public exhibitions, installations, programs, and philosophic treatises that will reveal his extensive and diverse artistic investigations and approaches in painting, installation, photography, poetry, public/site‐specific art, and conceptual art.

Sandy Davies announced the winners of the competition and Foster presented the awards, over $ 3000 in cash and product awards at the Artist’s Awards Reception on March 13.

First Place, $400, was presented to Tony Radcliffe from Redlands for his oil, “Yesteryear”.  Second Place, $300, to r. mike nichols from Riverside and Third Place, $200, to Michael Butorac from Beaumont.  Juror’s Choice awards, $ 50 each, to Michael Butorac, Beaumont, and Bill Westwood, Calimesa; Excellence Awards, $ 50 each, to Jan Harvey, Yucaipa and Jeff Owens from Redlands. Past President’s Award, $100, given to Tom Gillette; Joan Wiley Memorial Award $100 was presented to Joanna Mersereau; Doris S. Cook Memorial Award $50 to Ginger Pena. Watercolor West gave a $50 award to Caley Soury for excellence in watercolor.  Winners of the community sponsored awards are: Kathy Paulus received Ozel Jeweler’s $250 gift certificate, Christine White received $40 from Bud Rickert’s Art Supplies and Athene Johnson received a $75 gift certificate from Wilson’s Frame Up.

Art supply companies also donated goods for prizes. Jack Richeson & Co. donated gift certificates: $150 to Martha Cowan, $125 to Chuck Curtis and $100 to Aubrey Sanchez.  Guerrilla Outfitters donated gift certificates: $140 to Julie R. Evans and $80 to Sally Bell.  Joanne Ohnemus won the $85 painting panels set from Ampersand.

Honorable Mentions were given to Janet Edwards, Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja, Mary Grinyer and Michael Mazgai.    xMMM4 2016 (4)Purchase Award Patrons pledged to buy art even before the show opened.  They were: Shirley Harry, Redlands Community Hospital Foundation, Sandy Davies, Linda Willason, Jackie Becker, Micah & Christine White, and Grace Fermier.  The morning before the shop opened, they chose to buy art from: Tony Radcliffe, Deborah George, r. mike nichols, Laura Ryan, Evelyn Ifft, Shiela Lelanc, Marge Beasley, and Nancy O’Connor.

77 Friends of Redlands Art Association artists juried into the show are: Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja, Jennifer Ali, Gina Barron, Sally Bell, Tricia Beuler, Deborah Bishop, Gail Brownfield, Kathleen Bryan, Cherie Burris, Michael Butorac, Abby Cameron, Cindy Cannarozzi, Janis Commentz, Liz Coviello, Martha Cowan, Chick Curtis, Sandy Davies, Jeanne Dolan, Doug Dolde, Janet Edwards, Janet Esparza, Julie R. Evans, S. Ladean Evans, Fariad, Annabeth Fernandez, John Fisher, Olga Polasek Forester, Betty Francis, Deborah George, Brendalee Gibson, Tom Gillett, Mary Grinyer, Vici Haag, Jan Harvey, Larry Harvill, Patty Hayden, Clayre Breslin-Heaslip, Erica Hill, Evelyn Ifft, Ada Jarvis, Adele Johnson, Jack Johnson, Athene Johnston, Angela Koenig, Tanya Kirkendall, Won Madeline Koh, Michael LeBlanc, Sheila LeBlanc, Carol Lima, Michael Mazgai, Caroline McAllister, Diana McLaughlin, Pat Meeker, Carin Meidell, Rick Meidell, Joanna Mersereau, Kimberli Munkres, r. mike nichols, Nancy O’Connor, Joanne Ohnemus, Tomi Olson, Jeff Owens, Penny Palmer, Kathy Paulus, Ginger Pena, Sharon Rachal, Tony Radcliffe, Richard Ransom, Linda Richards, Dawn Romo, Laura Ryan, Cate Salenger, Aubrey Sanchez, Edward Sotello, Jessica Newman Skrentny, Dan Soury, Judith Sparhawk, Dean Stayner, Ronald Stephany, Vlad Voytilla, Jean Waller, Christine White, Brad Willason, Linda Willason, Ruth Wood, Gilbert Yzaguirre.

18 other exhibiting artists are: Marge Beasley, Allison Brown, Karen Clark, Johnathon Corbridge, Gary Dehrer, Gloria Fogler-Mancini, Jeremiah Gilbert, Nathan McCall, Virginia Melton, Robert Merchant, Alan Remele, Caley Soury, Dean Spencer, Johanna Steffen, Catherine Sutton, Alicia Wheller, Bill Westwood, Richard Wynne.

The Grand Opening reception was embellished by a floral arrangement from Hockridge Florist.  The public in invited to admire the creativity of these Southern California artists.  Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 11am to 4:30pm.  For more information, call 909-792-8435.


Programs & Workshops

May 23 Program – Bruce Herwig

Bruce is going to present his "How-tos" on marketing your art work.  His examples will be his popular Color Me Redlands coloring books, calendars and Redlands landscape photography.

Tuesday, May 22 at 7 pm.  Public welcome... no charge.

“Georgia O’Keeffe… continued”

With Linda Zoeckler, 4-25-17

The April Program at the Redlands Art Association Gallery will be the lecture and photos, “ Georgia Totto O'Keeffe: Later Works”, by art historian, Linda Zoeckler on Tuesday, April  at 25, 7 pm.

Zoeckler, taught art history at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA.

The Gallery is located at 215 E. State St, downtown, Redlands. No charge, public welcome.

Clay Safari Class

Upcoming Class: Clay Safari beginning April 17!

Penny Palmer and Nancy Roeder will teach and guide you on a five week adventure through the clay safari outback at the Redlands Art Association, located at 215 State Street in the city of Redlands.

Penny has been involved in ceramics and teaching hand building, throwing & sculpture over the past forty years with low fire, mid range, wood & kazegama firings, pit and raku firing, and traditional stoneware and porcelain high fire pieces that have made their way into homes and private collections throughout the globe!

“I love working with clay and teaching new and experienced clay artists", Penny states." I am a Studio Potter, dedicated to passing along the knowledge, skills, secrets, shortcuts and techniques that I have gleaned over the course of my lifetime to train the next Studio Potters for our future”.

Nancy excels in hand building and incorporating her unique surface textures, designs and decorating techniques.  she exhibits her pieces locally and they have become sought after in juried art shows.

This new clay safari class will give you hands on experience taming the raw, wild and savage clay into one-of-a-kind pieces that you will decorate, glaze and take home to your collection.

  • 5 Monday nights 6pm - 8:30pm
  • April 17, 24, through may 1, 8, & 22
  • RAA member $75.00*/non member $100.00*
  • Book your passage now! 909 792 - 8435

* There is a one-time $25.00 materials fee for the whole course payable to the instructor at the first class.

Featured Artists

Lori Worby-Krebs 6/24-7/13

Opening Reception June 24 from 3-5 pm

Lori Worby-Krebs is a local artist who has lived most of her life in Southern California. She worked as a high school counselor and teacher in Redlands for 22 years before she decided to follow her heart and paint. She will be the featured artist June 24-July 18 and will be showing her "Dance of Life" series where she explores the idea of dance with abstract figures. She observed so much hatred and division during the last presidential election that dance became her metaphor for letting go; of political distractions that keep people from understanding what is really important in life.

The idea that we can choose how to dance our way through life and face it's challenges with hopeful outcomes became her theme in this progressing series. She calls her art "IF" art because she starts with an "Idea" and then watches her idea come to "Fruition" on the canvas. She says painting ideas helps her explore truths and lessons in life. Her abstract figurative works are colorful and can range from serious to whimsical but her hope is to prompt the viewer to think about everyday life. She uses a colorful acrylic palette to set up the mood and focuses on shapes and values to tell her story. She hopes everyone will enjoy the show and dance with open hearts. "Dance Your Hats Off" was one of the first paintings for the series.

Jennifer Ali 6/3 – 6/24

You are invited to the Art Show and Opening Reception by artist Jennifer Ali on Friday June 16, 6 - 8 pm. Refreshments will be served. Come meet this professional artist of 36 years and see her most recent work.

Linda Richards 5/13 – 6/3

Featured Artist brings her Father’s Vintage Photos to Life

Featured artist Linda Richards from Redlands will be showcasing her vintage themed oil paintings in her show, “Scenes from my Father’s Past,” at the Redlands Art Association Gallery at 215 E. State Street, downtown, from May 13th through June 3rd.

After her father died, Richards discovered negatives of black and white photos he took as a young unmarried man in the late 30s and early 40s. Some were from stage shows in Chicago or New York, some from road trips throughout the country.

Recognizing their importance, she contacted a couple museums to see if they were interested, but the subject matter and featured cities covered too wide a range.

Now she’s finally found them a home -- through her color oil painting renditions.

Richards says it’s been a fun journey to map out his travels.

In several cases, she’s returned to the places he stood to take his photos. “When I was in New York in December, I found the vantage point at Times Square and also one on Wall Street,” she says. She has also discovered how he took them, from the back of a taxi or perhaps his Dad’s car. One of her paintings from Time Square shows her grandfather in the crowd.

“I love how they tell stories, or how they show quirky vaudeville shows popular at the time, and of course, the street scenes are full of vintage cars and even old Checker cabs,” Richards says.

The biggest challenge was also the most fun, choosing what colors to use. Some feature a limited sepia palette, while others like the Time’s Square scenes are full of color.

She’s happy to give them a new voice through her paintings, and to honor her father by exhibiting his original photographs in her show. She also wonders how many people have old vintage photographs in their family that could be put to similar use.

Richards welcomes all to her reception at the Redlands Art Association on Saturday, May 20th from 4 to 6 pm.

From Our Fearless Leaders

May 2017

What an amazing Spring we are having! Fabulous wild flower displays throughout Southern California, snow in the mountains this weekend and incredible meteor showers! It’s been a busy month in the gallery with the Horticultural Garden Tour, and the Vintage Redlands Wine and food tasting tour plus many of our artists are participating in local art shows. Many thanks to the local florists and RAA members who made the stunning floral displays for the gallery. But, it doesn’t stop there, Art in the Park and the Festival of the Arts is just a few weeks away. Happy creating everyone.

Liz Coviello, RAA president