About

RAA gallery2Redlands Art Association

The Redlands Art Association (RAA) is a 501c3 organization that was founded in 1964 to encourage and support the visual arts in the City of Redlands and neighboring communities. It is an all-volunteer organization encouraging membership not only of artists, but people who appreciate and support the arts. We offer Classes and Programs to the public and encourage and support one of the largest Fine Arts Galleries in the Inland Empire open to the public free of charge.

RAA maintains an Art Center and sales Gallery at its downtown Redlands location. Art classes, programs, workshops, and demonstrations are conducted at the Art Center, and RAA established the Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund (MCAEEF) to ensure ongoing financial support for art education programs.

RAA displays art in public buildings, and sponsors several popular exhibits including the annual juried Multi-Media Mini Show at the San Bernardino County Museum and two outdoor sales, Art-in-the-Park held in the Spring and Art-at-the-Depot in the Fall.

RAA has no paid staff. Generous volunteers perform all the duties required to run the organization and manage the Art Center and Gallery. If you see “Position Open” listed here, you can call the Gallery and volunteer for it.

Sales Gallery

RAA Gallery promotes, exhibits, and sells the artwork of Inland Empire artists. It features a delightful selection of original paintings, photography, prints, pottery, glassware, jewelry, and art cards. Gallery exhibits are changed every six weeks.

Art Center

RAA offers art classes and educational programs at its Art Center and sponsors scholarships for children. Lectures and demonstrations by well-known artists are offered on the fourth Tuesday of the month from September through May.

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Upcoming Events

RAA Home Schooled Art Classes

Homeschool Schedule – All Academy Classes.

Academy Classes are taught using the Redlands Art Association Curriculum Matrix.

Mondays (ages 6-up) Module 4  “Texture Exploration” with Suzanne Burke

10 am-11:30 am    Jan 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22.  Five 1.5  hour classes - $70

Develop skills in creating art forms with a variety of texture.

 

Mondays (ages 6-up) Module 5  “Explore the Element of Space” with Suzanne Burke

10 am-11:30 am    March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25.    Five 1.5  hour classes - $70

Learn about symmetry and balance in art works.  Create fun and interesting projects while studying about spatial design.

 

Mondays (ages 6-up) Module 6  “Further Exploration of Space” with Suzanne Burke

10 am-11:30 am    May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.   Five 1.5  hour classes - $70

Learn methods for creating depth in a picture.  Create landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes.

Karen Werner Feb Program

UPCOMING PROGRAM AND WORKSHOP:

“Oil Painting the Lively Still Life” with Karen Werner

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Program:  Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 PM

 An accomplished, award-winning artist, Karen Werner, has been painting full time since leaving the teaching profession in 2005.  She is a versatile painter, working in both oils and watercolor, painting a wide variety of subject matter:  still life, landscapes, urban scenes, portraits and figures.  She paints realistically, but in a loose poetic style.

During her program she will discuss her life’s journey as an artist, including her philosophy and techniques, as she works on a demonstration painting.  Don’t miss the opportunity to see and hear this much sought after artist.

Program is FREE to all.

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Workshop:  Saturday, February 27 from 9 AM – 4 PM

 Learn how to paint or improve existing skills, by painting still life from life.  Karen will demonstrate the benefits of painting small and often.  She will share four basic concepts that you’ll be able to apply to painting any subject.  Still life doesn’t have to be stuffy!  Come and see how design, color and loose brushwork can bring energy and vitality to your painting.

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Workshop Fee:  $130. / RAA Friends:  $100.  A supply list will be available at sign up.

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Multi Media Mini Show – March

Open to all artists….enter the Multi Media Mini Show!

Get your creative thinking cap on!  Get to the studio and make us some art!   Art that makes us say, “Wow!” or “Hmmm!”.

The MMM Show is open to all California artists and/or RAA Friends.  Artists can submit up to three 3D or 2D pieces.  Multi-media means… anything... photography, jewelry, paintings, ceramics, glass, wood, fiber, etc!  But Mini means strict size limitation:  must fit within a 14.5” cube, including frame and/or base.   Fee is $45/1-2 pieces, $60 for 3 pieces, for Friends of RAA fee is $30/1-2 pieces, $45 for 3 pieces.  Our judge, Daniel Foster, will select which pieces will be put in the show, as well as choose the awards.  The prospectus/ entry form is available at the Redlands Art Association, 215 E. State St., downtown, Redlands and on their website: www.redlands-art.org.  (Use the Friends tab, then Forms, 2016 MMM Show.)  Type in your information and then print it out.  Art can be for sale or not for sale. The Gallery gets 20% of sales.

All entries must be hand delivered to the RAA Gallery on Sunday, March 6, between 10am - 4pm. Out of town artists can mail their art in before March 3. Winners of the competition will participate in over $ 3000 in cash and product awards.   Purchase Award Patrons will select their art pieces at a private showing before the exhibit opens for the public. 

Grand Opening Gala will be Friday, March 11 from 5pm to 7pm.  The Artist’s Award Ceremony will be on Sunday, March 13.

For further information on how to enter or become a Purchase Award Patron, please visit the Redlands Art Association at 215 E. State St., downtown Redlands, visit the website www.redlands-art.org or call, 909-792-8435.

About the jurist:  Foster Photo

Daniel Foster has a distinguished 25-year career in arts and community leadership, programming, and cultural visioning/planning --- in addition to being a proven nonprofit and philanthropic foundation leader and fundraiser – having raised nearly $30 million over the past twelve years.

Foster is currently the Founding Director of the North County Arts Network in San Diego.  Until June 2015, Foster was the Executive Director of the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) that achieved dynamic and tremendous financial, programmatic, and institutional growth for the museum during his three year tenure.

Previous to OMA, Foster was the President/CEO of The Community Foundation Serving Riverside & San Bernardino Counties – a major $60 million philanthropic foundation and regional leader for quality of life issues in the Inland Empire.  During his tenure, Foster led a major initiative to initiate and establish Arts Connection, the Arts Council for San Bernardino County.  From 2003-08, Foster was the Executive Director of the Riverside Art Museum (RAM) and widely regarded as a key visionary community leader in developing the city of Riverside’s now successful arts downtown revitalization strategy and formal cultural plan.

Foster has extensive arts community and cultural planning experience.  Foster has provided significant leadership and advisement to formal arts/cultural planning efforts in the cities of Riverside, Redlands, Oceanside and the Counties of San Diego, San Bernardino, and Riverside over the past ten years.

Foster has received many honors and awards throughout his arts and nonprofit professional career, such as Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year-2008, County of Riverside; and Finalist Award ($25,000) for the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award-2008.