History

The Redlands Art Association has a long history and tradition of artists working together to bring visual arts to the community. In 1964, Ben Rabe and a group of like-minded artists thought it would be a good idea to form the RAA and find a place to sell their art throughout the year. They came up with the idea of holding shows for local artists and had a tiny space in the Fox Theater where they could only hang 12 paintings at a time.

Rabe, an architect, and painter, was the 1st President of Redlands Art Association. Courtesy of Smiley Library, Heritage Center, we are fortunate to have an Oral History recorded by fellow member, Anne Besseme, many years ago. In it, Rabe talks about his life and work in Redlands, including 17 minutes where he talks about the founding of the Redlands Art Association.

Redlands history buffs will be interested to know that Rabe designed the old Daily Facts building now on its way to becoming the new Redlands Museum.

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Thanks to Will Bundy for his help in recording the audio tape and his transcription of the interview.

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Upcoming Events

Christmas Tree Take-In

Friday 17th November from 11am to 4pm.

Yes, the annual Christmas tree will be up in the gallery for 6 weeks from the 17th November.

Last year it was laden with glass angels and stars, small felted gnomes and creatures, mini photographs of images from around Redlands, hand painted Christmas baubles and so much more. These small gifts make great teacher gifts, Holiday gift Swapping gifts and so much more.

Fee: $5 for 10 items. There will be a special take in sheet in the gallery for the tree items.

As soon as a piece is sold, we ring the artist and invite them to bring in a replacement piece, so the tree is always full.

Danielle Wallis 10/27 Program

From Studio Art to Social Art, by Danielle Giudici Wallis

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 @ 7:00pm

The Tuesday Program is Free and open to the public.

Danielle Giudici Wallis will be presenting an overview of her work beginning with her early sculptural metalwork, and discussing the transition to more temporal materials and methods. She has moved from a solitary studio practice as an object maker, towards more of a social practice model which includes large and small collaborative projects.

Danielle is an artist, educator, and arts administrator. She received her BA from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and her MFA from Stanford University, where she was the recipient of the Murphy Cadogan Grant, the James Borelli Fellowship in Art, the Anita Squires Memorial Fund in Photography and a fellowship from the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts.   Her   work has been exhibited widely in the Bay area and beyond, including shows at Catharine Clark Gallery, Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art, Raid Projects in Los Angeles, A.I.R. in New York, and The California Palace of the Legion of Honor which holds one of her artist’s books in their Achenbach collection. She was nominated twice for SFMOMA’s SECA Award and participated in the American debut of Takashi Murakami’s GEISAI Miami. Most recently, she has been exploring social and collaborative practices.
Mobile Garden    33” x 35” x 91” 
Metal, reclaimed wood, plants,

synthetic grass, bicycle tires and hitch, 2013

Examples of this include her “Beating Invasives” project, which was part of the Riverside Art Museum’s “Art Make,” and a series of collaborative artists’ books with letterpress printer, Marie Dern. Her administrative work has become a complementary medium as she explores larger collaborative projects, bringing organizations and communities together through the arts.  She currently serves as the Executive Director of Arts Connection, The Arts Council of San Bernardino County.

 

Beating Invasives

Bicycle  Powered

Papermaking

and Plant

Tagging

2015

Riverside Art Museum

 

 

                                                            Portable Shelter   26” x 27” x 36”

Roofing shingles, adhesive, insulation, wood, steel

2008 

 

Hey! Take a 1 day workshop!

 Ruth Wood Fused Glass Workshop

Sat, October 21, 1:30-5:30

Ruth will teach you about glass and provide you with materials to make at least one or more art pieces.

FEE: $70. RAA Member: $55.  $15 materials fee to instructor.

 

 

Mosaic Workshop with Ada Jarvis   

Sunday, Nov 12, 2017

Mosaic workshop for new and returning students 9:30 am -2:00 pm

New students bring 12x12 stepping stone from Lowe's/Home Depot. Returning students bring

treated 3-D object. All other supplies provided.

FEE: $ 80. RAA members $65.