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.

Our mission is to enrich lives and promote a vibrant society by inspiring creativity, nurturing individual expression, and supporting the visual arts.

RAA maintains an Art Center and sales Gallery, one of the largest in the Inland Empire open to the public free of charge, at its downtown Redlands location. Art classes, programs, workshops, and demonstrations are conducted at the Art Center.  RAA established the Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund (MCAEEF) to ensure ongoing financial support for its art education programs.

Generous volunteers with a deep passion for the visual arts perform most of the duties required to run the organization. If you see “Position Open” listed here, you can call the Gallery and volunteer for it.

We are working hard towards becoming the most dynamic and welcoming environment for visual arts in the Inland Empire. To this end, we hope to expand the gallery and art center to accommodate additional classrooms, event and gallery space.

 

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

March Soap Making Program

March 27th at 7pm

Cindy Jones Lantier will speak about the art of soap making .

Cindy Jones Lantier, of The Eclectic Soul and Soap's On, is an experienced soap maker and educator, after creating almost 200 pounds of soap. She enjoys not only the creative aspects of soap making, but also the scientific aspects of it. She is the formulary columnist for Making Soap & Candles Magazine, a leading industry publication. When she's not making soap, selling at craft fairs, or teaching others about soap making, Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She never had children, but she is "mom" to the awesome kitties. She lives in Torrance.

Join long time RAA member Cindy Jones Lantier as she leads us through the history of soap making. She'll talk a little bit about the chemistry involved in creating a beautiful, luxurious, bar of soap. She'll also treat us to demonstration how creative this very exacting art can be.

She will also lead a six-hour class in Basic Soap Making on Saturday, 31 March.

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Program: Color in Painting

Color in Painting: History, Classification Systems, Symolism, and Artists’ Thoughts

By Prof. Linda Kay Zoeckler, M.A., M.L.S.

February 22, at 7pm

What is the most exciting, creative, and fun element of painting? Many artists would answer color, though others would reply line, subject matter, etc. Please join us Tuesday, Feb 22 at 7 pm at the Gallery 215 E. State St, downtown, Redlands to learn the answers to Zoeckler’s questions…

What are the definitions of terms used in discussing color? What is hue as opposed to value, intensity, tone, tint, and saturation? How is a color defined and just how many colors exist? What are colors made of, and are today’s colors different from earlier colors? When did synthetic pigments appear? What are fugitive colors? When were cakes of color devised? When were tubes of color devised? What is a binder and are there numerous types of binders? What is the difference between tempera and oil? When and where did oil painting arise and what were its new capabilities?

How old is the history of color? Why did the Greeks have no names for blue or green? Why do rainbows not look the same in paintings from different centuries? Why do earlier versions of the Bible mention or describe fewer colors and less often than later versions of the Bible? Why did some cultures forbid the use of certain colors? What have various colors symbolized throughout history? Culturally color has been defined differently and its symbols change from one culture to another. How does color relate to music, sound, or alchemy?

How does one study color? Scientists, painters, and poets, have all studied color and – using different methods -- arrived at different answers. What major color classification systems have been devised and when did they appear? When and why did the color wheel appear and what is it based upon? Just how many color wheels are there and are they the only way of representing color classification systems?

What pigments did certain artists use and how did they arrange them on their palettes? How did they carry them? What do artists paint boxes and portable easels look like? How do some artists select color combinations in a painting? What are the rules of using color and should there be any rules?

What do some well-known artists say about color? Eugene Delacroix famously asserted “Give me mud and I will make the skin of Venus out of it, if you allow me to surround it as I please.” Art is transformation – in the hands of talent it is mud to miracle.

See you at the Gallery, Tuesday, Feb 22. 7pm.

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Multi Media Mini Show Feb/Mar

REDLANDS ART ASSOCIATION’S

49th  Annual MULTI MEDIA MINI SHOW 2018

Mini Art Treasures!

The 49th Annual Multi-Media Mini Show, sponsored by the Redlands Art Association, will be on exhibit February 22 through March 15 at the Gallery and Art Center, 215 E. State Street, downtown, Redlands. The Grand Opening will be Friday, Feb 23 from 5 to 7 pm.

Originality, Quality, Variety    The Mini Show has been unique to the Redlands Art Association.  What makes it different is the limitation of the art piece to 14.5" including base or frame and 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.  This jurist for the show is noted photographer, Sant Khalsa.   Naturally, its success has spawned similar shows, however, the MMM Show is still the only one of this scale in Southern California.

The MMM Show is open to all California artists and/or RAA members.  Ms. Khalsa will choose the winners of the competition and award over $ 2000 in cash and product awards.

Any artist residing in California or a member of the Redlands Art Association may submit up to three recent pieces of work, of their original design. Entry is in person, Sunday, Feb. 18, 10am-4pm, at the RAA Sales Gallery & Art Center, 215 E. State St, downtown, Redlands. Rules and Fee structure is in the prospectus/entry form found here. The online form is typeable… really great!

The jurist:  Sant Khalsa is an artist, educator and curator whose projects develop from her inquiry into the nature of place, and complex environmental and societal issues. Her photographs, mixed media sculptures and installation works have been shown internationally in more than 175 exhibitions and are acquired by museum collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Nevada Museum of Art in Reno and UCR/California Museum of Photography. Khalsa is a recipient of fellowships, awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, California Council for the Humanities, Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, and others. In March 2012, she was honored as the first recipient of the Society for Photographic Education’s Insight Award for her significant contributions to the field of photography.

 

Her artworks are published in many books and exhibition catalogues including Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment (Skira/Rizzoli, 2011), Seismic Shift (The Getty and University of California Riverside/California Museum of Photography, 2011), Backyard Oasis (The Getty, Palm Springs Art Museum and DelMonico Books, 2012), and Art in Action: Nature, Creativity and Our Collective Future (Natural World Museum and Earth Aware Editions, 2007). She is a Professor of Art, Emerita at California State University, San Bernardino, where she has been on the faculty since 1988 and served as the Chair of the Department of Art (2003-2012). She resides in Joshua Tree and is represented by Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles.

 

For further information, please visit the Redlands Art Association at 215 E. State St., Redlands or call, 909-792-8435.

Sant Khalsa Headshot