Operating Committee

2015 – 16 Members of the RAA Operating Committee

President: Liz Coviello

Vice President: Maggie Macro

Corresponding Secretary: Cheryl O’Connor

Recording Secretary: Ann Brandt

Treasurer:  Kris Bussard

Adult Education: Tomi Olson

Youth Education: Suzanne Burke

Events: Sandy Davies

Exhibit Take-In: Pat Meeker

Exhibit Hanging: Margaret Gooding

Featured Artist Corner: Patty Hayden/Evelyn Ifft

Gallery Oversight: Jerry Meeker

Gallery Maintenance: Francis Wiley

Gallery Coordinators: Judith Sparhawk, Sandy Davies, Bronwyn Weis, Liz Coviello

Historian & Bios:

Hospitality: Special events; Cheryl O’Conner;  Monthly Program; Beajay Hurd

MCAEEF: Jerry Meeker

Membership: Judy Blair

Records: Tia Shira

Programs & Workshops: Lori Powell

Publicity: Sandy Davies

Social Media: Bronwyn Weis

Newsletter: Grace Fermier

Website: Candy Glendening

 

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Upcoming Events

Jewelry Making w/Tia Shira

Precious Metal, Enameling, Copper

SILVER PMC with TIA SHIRA  JEWELRY MAKER

We will create a beautiful flower pendant from silver clay (aka: precious metal clay.)  Learn to roll and shape the silver clay for your piece, then draw your own flowers, leaves, and add a CZ to your creation.

SATURDAY:    JULY 23 ONLY;     9:30  –  3:00 p.m.        Fee:  $110,  Friend fee  $85.    Supplies:  $40 additional

 

HAMMERED COPPER JEWELRY with TIA SHIRA

Learn the joy of hammering!  You will add texture to copper (brass & aluminum) pieces to make earrings, bracelets or pendants.

SATURDAY:    August 19  ONLY;     9:30  –  12:30 p.m.   Fee:  $75,  Friend fee  $45.    Supplies:  $10 additional

 

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ENAMEL ON COPPER JEWELRY with TIA SHIRA:  COLORFUL BAUBLES

Learn to apply (glass) enamels to copper blanks as well as try a variety of design techniques to make colorful earrings, charms or pendants.

SATURDAY:    August 20  ONLY;     9:30  –  3:00 p.m.   Fee:  $110,  Friend fee  $85.   Supplies:   $20  additional

 

COPPER CLAY JEWELRY with TIA SHIRA:  MY GARDEN PENDANT

Learn to work with precious metal clay in copper!  Bring your own teeny dried flowers (some provided) to be used to design your unique copper pendant.  Learn to roll, shape and texture the clay and build your piece with your own unique flower design.

SATURDAY:    August 27  ONLY;     9:30  –  3:00 p.m.      Fee:  $110,  Friend fee   $85.    Supplies:   $20  additional

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Mood Indigo Reception

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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”; bags to carry, silk scarves to wear, a journal for doodles or scribbles, these are all opportunities to create an item that brings joy to the senses of sight and touch. She has been using Procion MX fiber reactive dyes for close to 20 years now, using just a few primary colors plus black to create a myriad of different hues. Because she can dye any color she wants the options can be overwhelming; so most of her work is done in a series that starts with curating, creating and dyeing a color palette of single and multicolor fabrics and working with it for several months in order to really absorb and enjoy how those particular hues relate to one another.

Last summer she spent some time with a completely different type of dye, the natural vat Indigo. The process is complete different from dyeing with Procion MX dyes, but she really enjoyed this new media. She is working on a new body of work that features her Indigo dyed fabric for her upcoming featured artist show at the Redlands Art Association called “Mood Indigo”

  • Show Dates: July 16 - August 7
  • Opening Reception: Sunday, July 17 from 2 - 4 pm
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Featured Artist J Brownfield

John Brownfield, Featured Artist June 26 through July 16

Reception Saturday, July 9, from 2-4 pm

john brownfieldThe works I have chosen to display here are representative of several periods and themes.  I suppose I might be considered inconsistent in theme and also in the variety of materials and subject matter.  One thing I have always played with are self portraits and the ones on display vary in content from goofy playful to somber introspection.  The black box “Seeker” for example expresses the internal struggles of living, aging, and making sense of one’s existence.  Another box work piece ”Prisoner of Circumstances” also deals with an inside and outside life.  The Image of the woman is an oil painted copy of a portrait of a 15th C woman of high status; she shows all the trappings of wealth. clothes, ornament and having the best artist in the land paint the portrait.  Yet there is this melancholy vacant look .  She lives in a grand house but in my piece it is a trap of nails.  A lot of my pictures invite interpretation, even the comic ones.  The most recent work and what I am particularly interested in right now is in working an architectural feel into my objects.  Plaster is becoming a favorite medium for me.  I want to make pieces that evoke association with ancient walls like what I saw in Italy and Greece and express a feeling of living antiquity, wall fragments.  I am using imagery, subject matter even,  drawn from classical art.  I guess I am an anti-modernist.  I certainly have failed to gain any fame in the chic glossy mag art world.  And I stopped caring about that long ago.  I have not had to sell art to make a living and I have the luxury of making art only to please myself.  But there are folks who genuinely enjoy what I do and I hope you, the reader, will join my small circle of fans.  I have been quite lax about keeping a mailing list and am resolved to mend my ways.  Please let me know if you care to be a founding subscriber to my now-forming mailing list.

John Brownfield, emeritus professor University of Redlands.
BFA Illinois Wesleyan University , MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago