About

Redlands 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

New Show Receptions well received

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The success of our new event, New Show Reception, has carried forward from its June inception to the August show and is promising for the September show.  The New Show Reception is on the Friday evening following the hanging of the new show.  September 18 will be the next reception... at the Gallery from 5 to 6:30pm.  Open to the public, it's a friendly get-together to meet  the artists who show in the Gallery.  This coming show theme is, Still Life: All things beautiful.  While the theme is not mandatory, many artists will challenge themselves to do something different.  The following New Show Receptions will be October 30 and December 11.   Let's see what develops!

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Art-On-State-Street Oct 25

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RAA’s ART-ON-STATE STREET is again joining Downtown Redlands ArtWalk  on Sunday, October 25, downtown on State Street between Orange & 6th Streets.  The blocks will be closed to vehicular traffic and the artist’s wares will fill the street.   Like Market Night, the artists will have their canopies, tables, racks and standards lined up State Street with easy pedestrian walking down the middle of the street.   Both fine arts and crafts will be offered out on the street. The event is one day only, Sunday October 25 from Noon to 6 pm.  Come see what inspires our artists!

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Guest Artist Cindy Rinne 8/16-22

The Redlands Art Association is pleased to announce Cindy Rinne as their Guest Artist August 16 through the 22nd. The Show-in-a-Show, using the interior of the East Gallery, will feature Rinne’s fabric art – stories and poems sewn into fabric pictures, as well as her newest book of poems. The public is invited to meet the artist at the reception on Sunday, Aug 16 from 2 to 5 pm with a reading of some of her latest work at 3 pm.

Cindy Rinne creates art and writes in San Bernardino, CA. She is the author of spider with wings (Jamii Publishing), Quiet Lantern, is forthcoming (Turning Point), and she co-authored Speaking Through Sediment with Michael Cooper (ELJ Publications). Her poem, “Mapping” was nominated for the Liakoura Award by Pirene’s Fountain. Cindy is a founding member of PoetrIE, an Inland Empire based literary community. Her fiber art has appeared in Ghost Town Literary Magazine. Her poetry appeared or is forthcoming in Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing, Naugatuck River Review, Zoomoozophone, Indiana Voice Journal, and others.

Cindy Rinne has created fine art for over 35 years. She began in water media and started creating art quilts over 15 years ago. She paints and draws with thread using fabrics from around the world. Cindy writes original poetry which often appears as a part or with the art work. Her work emphasizes using fiber and stitch constructed into collage. She uses repurposed vintage fabrics, laces, and buttons as textures.

Cindy was a guest speaker about her art and poetry at the Museum of History and Art in Ontario, CA 2014.Cindy was invited to be in a group show at Intercambios, CEARTE Arts Center, Ensenada, Mexico in 2013. She was part of "The Apron Project" by Womyn's Work in Albuquerque, NM and "Connecting Threads," Terminal One, LAX International Airport in 2013. Cindy had art work in the TAQS exhibit in Taiwan and the WCA national exhibition, "Like Water on Rock" (a traveling show) in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA in 2009. Both of these shows included catalogs.

She curated a fiber show, "rebirth of dialects" for the Chaffey Community Museum of Art, 2015 in Ontario, California. She's had a solo shows in 2012-current in southern California called, "A Constellation of Galaxies," "How Moose Came to Live in the Forest," "Speaking Through Sediment," "Mapless," Quiet Lantern," and "Cosmic Songs: the Stars Sing." Cindy is represented by "Altered Space Gallery." www.fiberverse.com

 

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