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

Cinema: Words & Pictures

Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7pm and Thursday, Nov. 13 at 2:30pm.  $12/person.

The setting is a New England prep school where Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a curmudgeonly, middle-aged alcoholic fallen from grace poet who teaches at the school.  Dina Delsanto (Juilette Binoche) joins the faculty as the new art instructor, as she too had to step down from a brilliant painting career because of her rheumatoid arthritis.  They battle each other using words and pictures as their armament.  An added bonus is watching Binoche doing the actual paintings, as she is a very accomplished artist and all the paintings in the film were created by her.  Directed by Fred Schepisi, written by Gerald DiPego in English.  Starring Clive Owen, Juliet Binoche, Amy Brenneman and Bruce Davison.  See film poster on this website, Movies tab.

All proceeds of these films benefit art education programs throughout the City of Redlands... the Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund has granted monies, over $50,000, to art programs!

Nov. Program is early – Nov. 18

Due to the upcoming holidays, our November Program is early this month, November 18 at 7pm.  "Painting Paradise in Plein Air" is the discussion brought to us by Linda Kay Zoeckler, art historian.

Zoeckler will augment her talk with a Power Point presentation of pictures of the art of the times.  This lecture will explore the unique history of California landscape painting, using numerous images. When possible, artists’ accounts and details of their work will illustrate painting techniques and methods. We will look at the history of development of art communities along the Pacific Coast, including the formation of various societies, clubs, and art schools.

The Program is free to RAA members, $ 3/guest.  Everyone is welcome.  Some of what she'll be covering:

California offered a special and seductive array of subject matter for painters – luring practicing artists from not only the East Coast and other American places, but even from Europe. The work of California painters at first chiefly reflected previous styles from elsewhere. Then, over time, artists developed distinctive local styles and flavors. Painters known for their landscapes also created still lives, portraits, and genre or scene paintings. Artists tended to congregate near the Pacific Ocean communities of San Francisco, the Monterey Peninsula (which included Monterey Carmel, and Pacific Grove), Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, and San Diego. Artists formed not only informal friendships among themselves, but formed loose as well as official clubs or groups, all of which stimulated the exchange of opinions and ideas.
The early landscape painter Albert Bierstadt made numerous sketching trips on horseback to the high Sierras, but took those sketches back to his San Francisco area studio to formulate astounding finished paintings. Later artists would do the complete painting on the spot while studying their subject – using a true “plein air” working method. The plein air method still flourishes today in California painting. California landscape painting often draws attention to its light – especially California’s golden sunlight. Landscape subjects often reference California’s Spanish colonial past and occasionally the exoticism of China and Japan.

 

Now Hiring Gallery Coordinator

Gallery Coordinator Job Description

Reporting to the Gallery Supervisor, the Gallery Coordinators are responsible for customer sales and POS data entry, scheduling and training of docents, student registration for classes and workshops, and ensuring a professional face to the general public.

Major Responsibilities

  • Enters data into the Point of Sale (POS) for membership, customer lists, sales, and bookkeeping reports.
  • Schedules and trains docents. Recruits volunteers for special projects and committee work.
  • Receives and processes payment for classes, workshops and special events.
  • Answers questions from customers, members and the public.
  • Communicates RAA events and news to the public and to the members.
  • Maintains forms inventory and keeps RAA information rack supplied with current events.
  • Assists bookkeeper as needed.
  • Attends Operating Committee and other meetings when requested by Gallery Supervisor.
  • Other work and special projects assigned by the Gallery Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Strong computer and writing skills.
  • Retail sales experience preferred.
  • Experience with social media desired.
  • Knowledge of or interest in art and art education.

Working Hours and Conditions

  • Regular schedule to be assigned by Gallery Supervisor but most weeks will average about 15 hours.
  • Must be available to work additional days and hours when needed for vacation coverage and special events.
  • Coordinator may need to lift up to 25 lbs. when taking inventory or rearranging storage areas.

Submit resume with names and contact information of three references to:

Personnel Committee

Attention Gail Brownfield

215 E State Street

Redlands CA 92373

 Application deadline: November 8, 2014