MCAEEF

“Art is not just for artists,”  Margaret Clark once said.  “Success in art gives a child greater self-esteem.  Then he can learn better.”

Margaret Davis Clark came to Redlands in 1947 and for 50 years influenced the present and future of art and culture in the San Bernardino Valley.  A professor at the University of Redlands for 26 years, she taught elementary teacher candidates, infusing them with a passion for using art to teach and reach their students.  In 1964, she cofounded the Redlands Art Association, establishing yet another avenue to promote visual arts with art classes for children.

Named in her honor, the Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund (MCAEEF) carries on her legacy of devotion to bringing art to the Redlands community.  MCAEEF offers a wide range of arts programs to enrich the Redlands community.   Programs are financed by the Classic Movie Series and community contributions.

Your donation helps fund programs like these:

  • Scholarships to RAA art classes
  • Youth Art Education classes
  • Scholarships, awards, and grants for area high school art departments
  • Art in Public Schools project
  • Grants for RAA projects
  • Grants to individuals

For more information, or to apply for a grant, visit our Margaret Clark Art Grants page (insert link).

Members of the 2016 – 2017 MCAEEF Committee are:

  • John Brownfield (Committee Chair)
  • Suzanne Burke
  • Grace Fermier
  • Tom Gillett
  • Jeff Owens
  • Lori Powell
  • Maria Rossi
  • Edward Sotello
  • Annette Weis

Sign up for E-mail Notifications

We have several different email lists so that you may choose what you would like to hear about. Rest assured, we'll never share your email information with anyone, and you can unsubscribe at any time!
Upcoming Events

Indigo Scarf Dyeing Workshop

When: Saturday, March 18 from 9 - 1 (bring lunch), with a rain date of Sunday, March 19.

Where: 1309 W Olive Ave.Redlands, CA 1.5 miles from RAA, grey house with white trim on the corner of Olive and Lakeside

Indigo is an ancient form of dyeing that is so much fun! There’s an almost magical process where white cloth is immersed into a vat of yellow liquid – when removed, it quickly turns from yellow, to green, to blue. Of course, it’s not magic, just a bit of chemistry! In this class, we’ll explore different ways to add pattern to cloth using different “physical resist” techniques, called Shibori . After folding, clamping and tying some white fabric, you’ll immerse it in an indigo vat and see how those manipulations create fun patterns like these:

 

You’ll leave with 1 or 2 (for another fee) scarf in your choice of silk or cotton/silk blend patterned by your own hands, and instructions on how easy it is to make your own indigo vat with pre-reduced indigo.

Candy Glendening is addicted to color! She dyes fabric so she can have just the hue & texture she wants, and then uses it to make art quilts and “everyday art”. By day, she teaches Biology at the University of Redlands in Southern California; by night/weekend/online she also teaches quilting and dyeing. She has written 29 articles for various F & W Media/Interweave quilting magazines, appeared in 8 episodes of “Quilting Arts TV” and has two Quilting Arts Workshop videos: “Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art” and “Free Motion Machine Sketching: Drawing with Thread from Birds to Botanicals”. For more information, visit her website CandiedFabrics.com

Fee: $65/$50 for RAA member + $12 materials fee/student due Instructor Register in the Gallery

Indigo-Dyeing-Process-June-16-02

48th Annual Multi Media Mini Show

Variety in Mini Art!

The 48th Annual Multi-Media Mini Show, sponsored by the Redlands Art Association, will be opening on March 10 at their Gallery & Art Center, downtown Redlands. Artists will be bringing in art of all kinds as long as it fits within a 14.5” cube. The variety (Multi-Media) and the size (Mini) is what makes this show interesting. Jurist, Penny McElroy, will choose the best 150 pieces from those entered; pieces that make you say, “hmmm” and pieces that make you say, “Wow!”. The public is invited to the Grand Opening on March 10, 4-7PM. The exhibit runs through March 30.

The Jurist - Penny McElroy is an artist and teacher. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, and working as a counselor for 5 years, Penny entered the graduate graphics program at the University of Wisconsin / Madison. Since earning her MFA, Penny has taught graphic design, printmaking and book arts at Bethany College in Kansas and at the University of Redlands in California.

Penny’s artwork incorporates a broad range of media, from drawing and painting to 3-D ceramic pieces. Recently she has been experimenting with layered mixed media works on paper that incorporate light. Penny’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, including recently at the Cal Poly Pomona exhibit Ink & Clay, where her work, el matrimonio de Archimedes, won the University President’s Purchase award. Other recent exhibition venues also include ARC gallery in San Francisco, Skylight Gallery in New York, Gallery 825 in Los Angeles, Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi, India, Cali, Medellin, and Manizales, Columbia, as well as Quilmes, Argentina.
For more information: www.magpieseye.com.

The MMM Show is open to all California artists and/or RAA members. The prospectus/ entry form will be available soon at the Redlands Art Association, 215 E. State St., Redlands and on their website: www.redlands-art.org. All entries must be hand delivered to the RAA Gallery on Sunday, March 5 between 10am - 4pm. Winners of the competition will participate in over $ 2000 in cash and product awards. Purchase Award Patrons will select their art pieces at a private showing before the exhibit opens for the public.

Grand Opening Gala will be Friday, March 10 from 4pm to 7pm. “Our show is more than just a display of small pieces of art. It is a collection of little "gems" ... you’ll want to get up close while viewing.” says Grace Fermier, long-time supporter.

For further information on how to enter or become a Purchase Award Patron, please visit the Redlands Art Association at 215 E. State St., downtown Redlands, visit the website www.redlands-art.org or call, 909-792-8435.

Sandy Davies, RAA Publicity

rsz_mmmpics6

Enter our Community Photo Show

Redlands Art Association is seeking entries for its annual Community Photography Show, to be held February 20 – 26.

The show is open to the public - no membership necessary.  No theme - just bring us your best.

Take-in for the show is 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday February 18 at the gallery, 215 E. State St., downtown, Redlands.

Photographers may enter up to two pieces, ready to hang, with wire on the back. The entry fee is $5 for one piece or $8 for two.

Entries may be for sale or not for sale. The gallery will retain 20 percent commission from any sales during the show.

The show will be ready for visitors on February 20. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

There will be a closing reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 26.

For information, email Judith Sparhawk at jsparhawk746@yahoo.com.

photo-show