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 2014-2015 MCAEEF Committee are:

  • Jerry Meeker, Chair
  • John Brownfield
  • Peggy Dornbach
  • Janet Edwards
  • Grace Fermier
  • Sue Kovacevich
  • Jeff Owens
  • Lori Powell
  • Tia Shira
  • Ed Sotello
  • Annette Weis
  • Gail Brownfield, ex officio

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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.