“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

2016 Youth art class schedule

Youth Education News!

Our Winter session is in full swing and 2016 promises more fun and creativity than ever!

The 2016 schedule looks like this:
Winter Art Camps  Jan. 4-8  Sign up now:  Ages 6-10   10 am -noon  Mon-Fri  $75
Ages 10-up   1 - 3 pm      Mon-Fri  $75
Watch for the flyers coming home from school for the following classes ... or keep track of our web site (Education, Youth classes)
Session D                 Jan. 25-Feb. 26
Spring Art Camps    Mar. 14-25
Session E                  Mar. 28-Apr. 29
Session F                May 2-June 3
Summer Art Camps  June 13-July 22The RAA Youth Education Committee is happy to announce a new Art Program Partnership with local Redlands' High Schools. The opportunity for High School students to participate in workshops and gallery activities is here. Please call the Gallery for more information, 909-792-8435.
Creativity starts here!

Edwards Holiday Art Show & Sale

Janet and Fred Edwards Announce Our Holiday Art Show and Sale

in our home and studio: 314 Del Haven Court, Redlands

(Enter Del Haven Ct from Grove  St., or find easy parking along Ford Street)

(909) 793-7169

  •  Friday,  December 4,  10:00 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m.
  •  Saturday,  December 5,  10:00 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m.
  •  Sunday,  December 6,  1:00  -  5:00 p.m.

Etchings, serigraphs,embossings, drawings, small watercolors, note cards and gift boxes of cards and more.

Special gift requests filled whenever possible until Christmas.

Please invite your friends.

Community Holiday Fun!

Call to artists… RAA offers two community art events

Community Christmas Decoration Show-Within-A-Show: Sunday, November 22 through Sunday, November 29.

Do you make Christmas decorations?  Carved Nativity Scenes?   Santas?  Reindeer?  Tumbleweed snowmen?  Sparkly jewelry?  Redlands Art Association is hosting a new Show-Within-A-Show in the RAA Gallery during Thanksgiving week to show off the handiwork of Redlands artists.

The Community Decoration Show is open to all members of the local Community and all friends of RAA. Bring in 3 of your handmade decorations to show or sell on Saturday, November 21 from 10 am to 4 pm to the Gallery at 215 E. State Street.   Nativity sets count as 1 decoration. All sales are subject to 20% commission. Show times will be 10 am to 5 pm during the week and 11 am to 4 pm on the opening and closing Sundays, closed on Thanksgiving Day. A closing reception will be held on Sunday, November 29 from 2 to 4 pm. All contributors are asked to collect their unsold decorations at the reception… still in time to put them up at home.


Community Christmas Ornament Swap: Saturday, November 21 from 10 am to 4 pm.  For the first time, Redlands Art Association is offering a Christmas Ornament swap for both the Friends of RAA and the Community artists.  A Christmas tree in the West Gallery is for Friends of RAA ornaments for sale.  A second tree will be erected in the East Gallery for the free swap on Saturday, November 21, one day only. Bring in your handmade ornament to the Gallery at 215 E. State St, hang it on the tree and take one of your choice from the tree.

For more information, call the Gallery at 909-792-8435.