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

Combined: Flowers & Art

Hockridge Florist       IMG_20150419_101130~2

Many Thanks go out to our florists who chose a piece of art, or two, to create their own original designs in live flowers.  Hockridge Florist, City Florist, and Joanne Ohnemus (Bird Abode) set up their arrangements in the gallery for the enjoyment of the Redlands Horticultural & Improvement Society's Garden Tour visitors.  Hockridge Florist chose a photographic close-up of a sunflower by Bruce Herzig and then had a big white vase full of sunflowers and draping greenery (no, I'm not a gardener!).  They also chose an oil painting by Tomi Olson and matched the painting with a square glass vase with salmon/pink tulips.

City Florist also chose a sunflower- a giclee print of a watercolor by Maggie Macro.

IMG_20150419_101104~2    Joanne Ohemus

Joanne Ohnemus selected her own multi-media piece, a wooden rainforest scene with colorful birds.  Her    matching flower art featured succulents and a wooden bird.

Art-in-the-Park May 23 & 24

2014 05 24_28362014 05 24_2838SMILEY PARK WILL BECOME A GALLERY FOR RAA’S  ARTISTS AT ART-IN-THE-PARK

Redlands Art Association’s artists and craftsmen will exhibit and sell their work at this annual outdoor event.  A variety of art will be featured – oils, acrylics, sculptures, watercolors, photography, weavings, hand dyed silks, etchings, glassware, ceramics, jewelry, wood crafts, ETC.

Open Memorial Day weekend, May 23 & 24 from 10 am to 5 pm daily at Smiley Park, adjacent to the Police Annex (old City Hall), on the corner of Vine and Orange Streets, downtown, Redlands.

Check out the line-up of musicians who will be entertaining us at Art-in-the-Park and/or Redlands Festival of Arts:  Matt Coleman,  Circle Band,  Rullian,  Darcie Rickert,  Jennifer Sparks,  Wendy Hunt,  Dan Klooster,  Third Stream Crossing,  Ana Gonzalez,  Strange Indeed,  Prairie Sunset,  Chad Nelson,  Stephanie Diane Moore,  Shepdogs,  and the Claytones.

Also in progress will be Redlands Festival of Arts behind Smiley Library, across the street from Art-in-the-Park. … Fine arts, music, theatrical events, Kid’s Zone, food trucks…   A wonderful day of Art!

The Redlands Art Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The Sales Gallery and Art Center at 215 E State St, downtown, Redlands displays member’s artwork year round, as well as offering youth & adult art classes.  Open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm.  However, the Gallery will be closed the weekend of Art-in-the-Park.

Youth Art Camps- Summer 2015

Eliminate the summer doldrums!  There are some exciting Summer Art Camps designed for students 6 - 16 years old! Starting after school ends, these three, 2 week sessions will teach ... sketching, drawing, hand-building multi media, collage, painting, clay work.  Study the old Masters and the Contemporary artists.

$175 per 2 week session.  Each session will cover different arts-techniques-medium. Fee includes all supplies. Take one two week session or all three!

Ages 6-9   10am – 12 pm.   Monday thru Friday,

June 15 through June 26

June 29 through July 10

July 13 through July 24

Ages 9 & up   1 - 3 pm.   Monday thru Friday,

June 15 through June 26

June 29 through July 10

July 13 through July 24

Sign up at the Gallery or by phone with your credit card info. 909-792-8435.  All classes held at the Gallery, 215 E. State St, Downtown, Redlands.