“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

Art-on-State Street, Sunday Oct 25

RAA’s ART-ON-STATE STREET is again joining Downtown Redlands ArtWalk  on Sunday, October 25, downtown on State Street between Orange & 6th Streets.  The blocks will be closed to vehicular traffic and the artist’s wares will fill the street.   Like Market Night, the artists will have their canopies, tables, racks and standards lined up State Street with easy pedestrian walking down the middle of the street.   Both fine arts and crafts will be offered out on the street.... food & music all over the place. The event is one day only, Sunday October 25 from Noon to 6 pm.  Come see what inspires our artists!A O S S 1

Oct. 27 Program: Flintknapping

BowdenThe Art of Flintknapping with James K. Bowden

Flintknapping is the act of chipping stone to create tools and other objects.  An arrowhead is a common example of a flintknapped item, but is it an artwork?  Join professional flintknapper, James Bowden, to explore the modern flintknapping revival, and its’ roots in ancient forms.  You will be amazed by the innovative and beautiful, sculptural work being produced by flintknappers today!

Tuesday, October 27 @ 7:00 PM

Program is FREE to all.  Redlands Art Association Gallery

Note:  A workshop will follow on Saturday, October 31st

from 10 AM – 3 PM

Flintknapping Workshop with James Bowden


Screening of “Imber’s Left Hand”

Attention all artists, art lovers & interested persons

Please join us On Monday November 9 at 7 PM & Thursday November 12 at 2.30 PMwe will be screening ‘IMBER’S LEFT HAND’ an extraordinary film of an extraordinary artist. After the screening on Monday evening we will have a Q & A session with director Richard Kane via SKYPE.

Here's a trailer for the movie:

Imber's Left Hand -- Trailer from Richard Kane on Vimeo.

See you at the Krikorian

Annette Weis – coordinator Redlands Cinema Classic film series