Mission and Values

The mission of the Redlands Art Association is to enrich lives and promote a vibrant society by inspiring creativity, nurturing individual expression, and supporting the visual arts.

Our Core Values

Inclusiveness: We respect and appreciate all visual artists and supporters. We make space for all members—new and long time—and honor their contributions.

Volunteerism: We encourage active participation for the common good and wellbeing of our community. As a volunteer-driven organization, your action makes our existence possible.

Artistic Growth: We believe in fostering and expanding the skills of creative expression so that artists may grow.

Education: We actively support and develop ongoing visual arts education programs for learners of all ages.

Connectivity: We serve as a vital hub in order to strengthen and promote the visual arts in our region.

Integrity: We conduct ourselves and the business of the organization with high ethical standards and responsible financial stewardship.

Innovation: We welcome and value new ideas, methods, and best practices not only in our respective disciplines but in the evolution of the association itself.

Fun: We bring joy to our interactions, gatherings, events, activities, and the business of our organization.

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Upcoming Events

Holiday Open Studios

Several RAA members are holding Open Studios  during the holiday season. They include:

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December 9 & 10 from 10 am to 6 pm

Candy Glendening

December 9 & 10 from 11 am to 6 pm

Click here for more information and directions.

 

Janet & Fred Edwards

December 15 - 17

Click here for more details.

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Take a Workshop!

FUSED GLASS JEWELRY 2-DAY WORKSHOP with Ruth Wood

Workshop includes dichroic glass.. that sparkly ,sometimes patterned glass.  Make multiple items. Must have experience with glass or have taken a previous workshop

Saturday: December 9, 16                               9:30am – 1:30pm 

Fee: $130               RAA Member: $100       $25 supply fee due to instructor 

             Samples of dichroic glass sheets

Oakes’ Techniques Program

‘Universal Painting Techniques’  presented by Joe A Oakes

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Tuesday Evening Programs are Free and open to all.

Joe A. Oakes was born in Chicago and moved to Southern California in 1992. He received his BFA from California State University Fullerton in 1997. He worked for several years as a graphic designer before launching his career as a full time artist. Shortly thereafter he began teaching classes.

He now teaches classes and workshops throughout Southern California where he also exhibits his work! He continues to receive awards and recognition for his work and hopes that his artwork and teaching will inspire others to create. Joe says:

 

“Each painting is an emotional response to color... real or imagined but always felt.”

 

“All of us, in varying degrees, have become blind to the colors of our world. The mind dictates the color of things without true observation. Giving those colors back to each of us through painting is my goal.

 

Taking the time to see the least obvious colors in everything is the start. Then I make those colors bigger, bolder and brighter so they become the star. That is the spark needed to awaken our desire to know color better and enjoy it in our everyday lives.”

The demonstration will detail the artists approach to a landscape painting by discussing composition, perspective, color and value. Joe will also talk about the techniques he uses to create a feeling of blended colors and depth.

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