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

Guest Artist – Cindy Rinne – Aug 16 to 25

The Redlands Art Association is pleased to announce Cindy Rinne as their Guest Artist August 16 through the 25th. The Show-in-a-Show, using the interior of the East Gallery, will feature Rinne’s fabric art – stories and poems sewn into fabric pictures, as well as her newest book of poems. The public is invited to meet the artist at the reception on Sunday, Aug 16 from 2 to 5 pm with a reading of some of her latest work at 3 pm.

Cindy Rinne creates art and writes in San Bernardino, CA. She is the author of spider with wings (Jamii Publishing), Quiet Lantern, is forthcoming (Turning Point), and she co-authored Speaking Through Sediment with Michael Cooper (ELJ Publications). Her poem, “Mapping” was nominated for the Liakoura Award by Pirene’s Fountain. Cindy is a founding member of PoetrIE, an Inland Empire based literary community. Her fiber art has appeared in Ghost Town Literary Magazine. Her poetry appeared or is forthcoming in Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing, Naugatuck River Review, Zoomoozophone, Indiana Voice Journal, and others.

Cindy Rinne has created fine art for over 35 years. She began in water media and started creating art quilts over 15 years ago. She paints and draws with thread using fabrics from around the world. Cindy writes original poetry which often appears as a part or with the art work. Her work emphasizes using fiber and stitch constructed into collage. She uses repurposed vintage fabrics, laces, and buttons as textures.

Cindy was a guest speaker about her art and poetry at the Museum of History and Art in Ontario, CA 2014.Cindy was invited to be in a group show at Intercambios, CEARTE Arts Center, Ensenada, Mexico in 2013. She was part of "The Apron Project" by Womyn's Work in Albuquerque, NM and "Connecting Threads," Terminal One, LAX International Airport in 2013. Cindy had art work in the TAQS exhibit in Taiwan and the WCA national exhibition, "Like Water on Rock" (a traveling show) in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA in 2009. Both of these shows included catalogs.

She curated a fiber show, "rebirth of dialects" for the Chaffey Community Museum of Art, 2015 in Ontario, California. She's had a solo shows in 2012-current in southern California called, "A Constellation of Galaxies," "How Moose Came to Live in the Forest," "Speaking Through Sediment," "Mapless," Quiet Lantern," and "Cosmic Songs: the Stars Sing." Cindy is represented by "Altered Space Gallery." www.fiberverse.comcindy_peaches

Art Marketing Class

with Candy Glendening, Textile Artist

MONDAY:   August 31, 6:30 - 9 p.m.    

Being a successful artist is so much more than perfecting your technique and focussing in on subject material that speaks to you; today's artist has to be their own advocate and marketer as well. Opportunities abound with the tools that the internet brings to your marketing toolkit, but it can also be overwhelming: Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, Instagram, where does it end?

In this one evening class Candy will explain many of the marketing tools available to artists, pointing out the pros and cons of each one. She will cover items like:

  • Social Media Strategy
  • Websites and Blogging
  • Photographing your art
  • Business card design
  • Choosing and getting accepted by an art show
  • Booth design and presentation
  • Interacting with potential clients, both short and long term
  • Getting published

And much more! Bring items you are using for marketing (like business cards, photos of your booth, a laptop computer so we can look at your website, etc...) and Candy will point out what's working, what's missing, and help you design a strategy for YOU to be more comfortable marketing YOUR art!

Fee:  $55  Discounted Member/"Friend" fee  $25

About Candy:

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”. An avid blogger, she has had many publications in Interweave Press/F & W Media quilt magazines; 28 at last count. These publishing opportunities led to her filming 8 different episodes of the PBS show “Quilting Arts TV”. The folks at Interweave also produced Candy illustrating her artistic process in two workshop DVDs: “Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art” and “Free Motion Machine Sketching: Drawing with Thread from Birds to Botanicals”.

By day, she teaches Biology at the University of Redlands in Southern California. By night and weekend she also teaches quilting and dyeing. She shows and sells her work at local art fairs as well as the Redlands Art Association, for whom she designs and maintains the website. To view more of her work, or gain insight into her process and inspiration, please visit her website: CandiedFabrics.com

Sale: RAA Mugs & Tees

Summer Savings are here!

  • RAA 50th Anniversary mugs are now $8.99 each + tax or $34 + tax for a set of 4 mugs
  • RAA 50th Anniversary t-shirts sizes L & XL are now $10 + tax
  • RAA 50th Anniversary t-shirt size 2XL is $12
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