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

Holiday Open Studios

Several RAA members are holding Open Studios  during the holiday season. They include:

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December 9 & 10 from 10 am to 6 pm

Candy Glendening

December 9 & 10 from 11 am to 6 pm

Click here for more information and directions.

 

Janet & Fred Edwards

December 15 - 17

Click here for more details.

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Take a Workshop!

FUSED GLASS JEWELRY 2-DAY WORKSHOP with Ruth Wood

Workshop includes dichroic glass.. that sparkly ,sometimes patterned glass.  Make multiple items. Must have experience with glass or have taken a previous workshop

Saturday: December 9, 16                               9:30am – 1:30pm 

Fee: $130               RAA Member: $100       $25 supply fee due to instructor 

             Samples of dichroic glass sheets

Oakes’ Techniques Program

‘Universal Painting Techniques’  presented by Joe A Oakes

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Tuesday Evening Programs are Free and open to all.

Joe A. Oakes was born in Chicago and moved to Southern California in 1992. He received his BFA from California State University Fullerton in 1997. He worked for several years as a graphic designer before launching his career as a full time artist. Shortly thereafter he began teaching classes.

He now teaches classes and workshops throughout Southern California where he also exhibits his work! He continues to receive awards and recognition for his work and hopes that his artwork and teaching will inspire others to create. Joe says:

 

“Each painting is an emotional response to color... real or imagined but always felt.”

 

“All of us, in varying degrees, have become blind to the colors of our world. The mind dictates the color of things without true observation. Giving those colors back to each of us through painting is my goal.

 

Taking the time to see the least obvious colors in everything is the start. Then I make those colors bigger, bolder and brighter so they become the star. That is the spark needed to awaken our desire to know color better and enjoy it in our everyday lives.”

The demonstration will detail the artists approach to a landscape painting by discussing composition, perspective, color and value. Joe will also talk about the techniques he uses to create a feeling of blended colors and depth.

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