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

Art-in-the-Park & Redlands Festival of the Arts – May 27 & 28

SMILEY PARK WILL BECOME A GALLERY FOR REDLANDS ART ASSOCIATION’S ART IN THE PARK!  Artists will be showing off their wares:  Glassware, pottery, wood crafts, jewelry, as well as paintings of all styles will be set out for sale on this coming Memorial Day weekend.  Art-in-the-Park further demonstrates the blend of arts: from crafts to fine art.  Sandy Davies, from RAA says, “This is the best place to find original art from artists you can get to know.  Over the years, you can create a small collection from the artists whose art you appreciate”.

Open both May 27 & 28, the weekend before Memorial Day from 10 am to 5 pm, this is Redlands Art Association’s semi-annual outdoor sale.   About 70 Southland artists  will exhibit and sell their work at downtown’s Smiley Park,  situated beside the Police Annex (Old City Hall) on the corner of Vine and Orange Streets, Redlands.

The Redlands Festival of Arts, behind Smiley Library – across the street from Art-in-the-Park, will encompass ALL the arts … music, theater and the visual arts.  Artists will also have booths- their art  juried by Penny McElroy for prizes.  RAA is helping with the hands-on Kids Zone supplying the craft materials.  The Lincoln Shrine will be open, as well as the Smiley Library for their historical collection of art, some of which have never been displayed before.  Food trucks, beer and wine will feed the crowd.  It’s sure to be a day to celebrate the arts in Redlands!

“Georgia O’Keeffe… continued”

With Linda Zoeckler, 4-25-17

The April Program at the Redlands Art Association Gallery will be the lecture and photos, “ Georgia Totto O'Keeffe: Later Works”, by art historian, Linda Zoeckler on Tuesday, April  at 25, 7 pm.

Zoeckler, taught art history at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA.

The Gallery is located at 215 E. State St, downtown, Redlands. No charge, public welcome.

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Flowers explode at RAA Gallery

Oohh.. Aahh!  Like fireworks, the beauty of the flower gets rave reviews from onlookers.  Redlands Art Association’s Gallery and Art Center at 215 E. State Street, downtown, will burst with floral art in their ART ALIVE in Redlands! exhibit during the month of April. Florists havebeen invited to choose a piece of art from the exhibit and create their own art to coordinate or contrast the piece for display at RAA’s Open House, April 22 & 23. “What’s more natural than flowers and art?”, asks Sandy Davies, exhibit coordinator. “The past floral creations are beautiful, stunning, and sometimes whimsical.”

ART ALIVE in Redlands! is one of the garden stops on the Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society’s Garden Tour the weekend of April 22 & 23. Tickets and maps to the other gardens are on sale at the gallery.

Also at the Gallery, meet Elizabeth Carr and Peter Linger, our Featured Artists on Saturday, April 22 from 2-4 pm at their reception.  Carr works mainly in large paintings with mixed media and collage. She spent years selling her work at art festivals & now has a small gallery called Studio C, 260 W Bonita Ave in Claremont.

Ling er is displaying a collection of small stoneware jars, and some pieces fired by a primitive pit-fire technique. This recent work reflects on some elements from the past, including examples of classic celadon glazes of ancient Asian origin, and also some glazes reminiscent of ash-fired pots.  Carr & Linger will show their art in the gallery 4/22/17 – 5/13/17

The Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 4:30 pm.  For more information, call the Gallery and Art Center, 909-792-8435.