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December 2012 RAA News

Time To Renew!

It’s that time of year, it’s time to renew your RAA Membership! This year we’ve made it even easier to renew by adding a form to our website that allows you to type in your information and then pay for the membership with your credit card. We’re using PayPal as a way to safely and securely process credit card information, but you do not need to have a PayPal account to use this service, you can also just enter your credit card information and be on your way. This online form is located here.

We also have a form on the website that you can type in and then print out and mail with a check to the gallery, this form is located here.

This month’s print newsletter will have a membership form, and of course there are always forms available at the gallery. However you do it, please remember to renew your membership with the RAA. As a group, this association can accomplish so much, and this all starts with your renewal dues!

Thanks – Candy Glendening, Newsletter Editor

RAA Finances for Fiscal Year 2011-2012

The end of year report on the RAA finances for the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 has been published online. You can find this information on the website under the “About” tab – when you hover over the “Board of Directors” in the drop down navigation a link will appear. Or just click this link.

Larry Harvill

chair, Board of Directors

44th Annual Multi Media Mini Show

Art group encourages artists to enter show

The 44th Annual MULTI MEDIA MINI SHOW at the RAA Gallery and Art Center is slated for March 1 – 21, 2013. Any artist residing in California or a member of the Redlands Art Association may submit up to three recent pieces of work, of their original design. Unique in Southern California, this show accepts work that includes fine arts of any kind: paintings, jewelry, ceramics, glass, wood, metal, digital art, photography, etc… hence the Multi Media part of the show. The size is what qualifies artworks for the Mini part… maximum size is 14 2″ including frame or base. Submitted art can be designated not for sale, if desired. New this year, RAA is waiving their commission on art sold from the show.

Entry is in person, Sunday, Feb. 24, 10am-4pm, at the Gallery. Entry forms can be picked up soon at the Gallery and Art Center at 215 E. State St, downtown Redlands or online at www.redlands-art.org, under forms.

The jurist, Robin St. Louis, noted watercolor artist, will select the art for the show. AIt=s a real thrill to have your art chosen for the exhibit, A says Sandy Davies, coordinator of the MMM show, Abut even if it isn=t chosen, just entering the show is a great teaching experience for future shows.@

The show’s Open House Reception will be Friday, March 1 at the Gallery, from 5 – 7PM. The Artist Reception and Awards will be Sunday, March 3, at the RAA Gallery.

Sandy Davies

“Off the Shelf” by Joanna Mersereau, A.W.S.

This column will review books in the RAA library that I consider valuable art tools. In reading them I found my own imagination was stimulated. I hope it does the same for you.

“Drawing in Ink” 741.234, by Harry Borgman

Why would a watercolorist, or anyone who works in acrylic, pastel or oil want to read this book? Because—all of us need to make stronger statements, which involves VALUES.

Borgman shows the same subject with different placement of tones from light to dark. He recommends first drawing simple outlines, next placing the darkest (in ink it would be black). Then gradually doing the in-between gray values.

The artist who would profit most, in my opinion, is the plein-aire painter. With the necessity of working fast before the light changes, this painter must get down the crucial elements in the beginning, rather than trying to pull it together at the end.

Felt-tip pens are the current “pen and ink” elements, from superfine to bold Sharpies. They are permanent markers, and the fact that they cannot be modified makes the artist aware of innate principles—composition, center of interest, simplification of subject matter. When on location I find that making a sketch with a fine and superfine black marker along with two shades of gray, I could easily translate my sketch into color in the finished painting. Fast, easy, efficient!

The value sketch may be small, but the design will be strong. Minor details are not necessary in the sketch. Those will be in the painting.

Borgman’s book was published in 1977; his method still holds true today. As Milford Zornes, noted watercolorist, demonstrated in his life, “Sketch whenever and wherever you have a moment.”

I concur. Sketching has to promote those little brain cells what keep us alive and innovative.

by Joanna Mersereau, A.W.S.

Program and Workshop with Marijke Terwissha in January 2013

PROGRAM: GLORIOUS GLAZES FOR RAKU FIRING

Ceramic artist, Marijke Terwissha will be speaking on “Glorious Glazes for Raku Firing,” at the Redlands Art Association Tuesday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m.

Marijke is well known for her unique and beautifully glazed, with jewel like colors, raku fired tiles. She will be bringing examples of her fascinating tiles for us to see, as well as sharing glaze information and special techniques that she uses. What she accomplishes with her glazes is nothing less than amazing.

Come see and hear about the gorgeous glazes that are characteristic of her ceramic art.

The Tuesday evening program is free to RAA members and $3 to nonmembers.

WORKSHOP:  GLAZES ON TILE FOR RAKU FIRING

Learn about the magnificent glazes and the techniques of applying them, that are used by ceramic artist, Marijke Terwisscha. With Marijke’s guidance, you will experience using her glazes and techniques to create your own individually expressive tile. During this workshop, you will finish your tile by putting it in a raku firing. A great time awaits all who participate.

Saturday, January 26, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Workshop Fee: $70 Members / $75 Nonmembers  with a $5 per tile materials fee paid at workshop.

A New Class Opportunity at the RAA

Life Drawing with John Brownfield

A basic essential for artists of all media, is Life Drawing.  However, the opportunity to draw the human figure is not always available. This winter/spring, the RAA is pleased to have master figure drawer, John Brownfield, fill this void. He will be teaching Life Drawing at the RAA Gallery! A University of Redlands emeritus professor of art, John has many years of experience as a figurative artist and teacher of life drawing.

Participants of this class will draw from nude and costumed models. Emphasis will be on focused observational based drawing, that develops one’s perceptual abilities and drawing skills. Important elements of this course will include instructor discussion and demonstrations of principles of proportion, anatomy, pictorial composition and various drawing techniques with a variety of mediums; as well as attention to individual student needs. Class critiques and discussions will also help build skills of drawing from life.

This is an intermediate to advanced level course, for those with fundamental drawing skills. Participants must be 18 years or older, because nude models will be used.  A supply list will be available at time of sign-­‐up.  Register soon for this class by calling or visiting the RAA Gallery, 215 E. State Street, Redlands  (909) 792-8435.

This class is offered twice this season:

Class A:  THURSDAYS;  JAN. 17, 24, 31, FEB. 14 & 21;  7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

(No class on Feb. 7)

Class B:  WEDNESDAYS;  APRIL 24, MAY 1, 8, 15 & 22;  7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Class fee:  $80 to members, $85. for nonmembers: includes model fee

Upcoming Adult Classes at the RAA

Winter/Spring 2013

 Oil Painting with Chick Curtis

Informative instruction that is individualized and inspirational.

  • Class A:  Sundays:  Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 & Feb. 3;  10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Class B:  Sundays:  Mar. 10, 17, 24, Apr. 7 & 14;  10:00 am -­‐ 1:00 pm
  • Class Fee:  $65 members / $70 nonmembers

 Weaving with Evelyn Ifft

Learn the basics of weaving and beyond; plus create fabulous fiber compositions.

  • Wednesdays: Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 13 & 20 (no class on Feb. 6);  10:00 am – 12:00 noon
  • Class Fee:  $65 members / $70 nonmembers

Life Drawing with John Brownfield

Drawing from nude and costumed models, with emphasis on focused observational based drawing and individualized instruction. Outstanding drawing instruction from an extraordinary artist and teacher.

  • Class A: Thursdays: Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 14 & 21 (No class on Feb. 7); 7 – 9:30 pm
  • Class B:  Wednesdays:  Apr. 24, May 1, 8, 15 & 22;  7 – 9:30 pm
  • Class Fee:  $80 members / $85 nonmembers; includes model fee

 Watercolor with Ed Sotello

Integrates creativity with instruction of basic skills, design and composition.  Beginning through advanced students will grow in this class.

  • Thursdays:  March 7, 14, 21, 28 & April 4;  7 – 9:00 pm
  • Class Fee:  $65 members  / $70 nonmembers

Sign up for a class by calling or visiting the RAA Gallery, 215 E. State Street, Redlands (909) 792-8435

Upcoming Classes with Richard Freund

You will learn how to join all sorts of objects together, then learn unusual acrylic painting techniques to give your

Assemblage creation a whole new look and feel, transforming the  Found Objects into a new and mysterious Work of Art.

Busted Books

Sun. April 28, Redlands, 9:30 – 5:30, $90 / $80 RAA members

Bookworms Beware, as these Busted Books will be Barely recognizable, and not at all readable, after this one day workshop where you will alter them and convert them into Barely Believable, works of art.

Take home your own artistic creation based on “literature”.

Fancy-n-Fabulous, Fun-n-Freaky, Flatware

Sun. May 26,  Redlands, 9:30 – 5:30, $90 / $80 RAA members

The title says it all.

In this one day workshop, you will learn what all can be done when you combine Found Objects with simple pieces of Flatware. There are many possibilities for art involving Spoons, Forks and Knifes.

Will you go home with several separate art pieces, or a creation that combines them all into one grand display?

Bizarre Bottles

Sun. July 28, Redlands, Redlands, 9:30 – 5:30, $90 / $80 RAA members

In this full day workshop you will learn to sculpt a Bottle with Found Objects, turning your bottle into Art.

Will your bottle still look like a bottle?, like a statue?, like a shrine? Will your bottle be Bizarre?

Unordinary Ornaments

Sun. Oct. 13, Redlands, 9:30 – 5:30, $90 / $80 RAA members

In this one day workshop you will take unlikely objects and transform them into a Strangely Attractive or perhaps Odd Ornament. Either way, Your creation will most likely be a most Unordinary Ornament.

Will your Ornament adorn a Christmas Tree ??

WHEELS UP: The Wheelchair as Artistic Vehicle

December 23, 2012 –- February 21, 2013

Reception and Live Art Demo during January 3rd Arts Walk from 6:30 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.

The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) announces the opening of WHEELS UP: The Wheelchair as Artistic Vehicle. This exhibition, which features artwork from five artists with physical disabilities, will run from December 23, 2012 through February 21, 2013. There will be a live art demo by select featured artists during the January 3rd Riverside Arts Walk from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), WHEELS UP is coordinated in conjunction with the Academy of Special Dreams, an organization championing awareness for the special-needs community.

“We believe that all persons, regardless of their disabilities, should have equal opportunities to express their talents and to be successful in the arts,” says Michael Dergar, President/CEO of the Pasadena, California-based Academy of Special Dreams foundation. “This art exhibition furthers our mission to increase public awareness, recognition, and appreciation of the creative talents of people with disabilities.”

WHEELS UP: The Wheelchair as Artistic Vehicle features work of various media by five artists – Jhovana Cecena, Tom Doyle, Todd Tostado, Martin Vogel, and Nikita Wang – who are each highlighted for their artistic merit and creation of innovative tools for expression. Eminent artists such as Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec triumphed over their physical impairments with unrivaled feats of creativity and dedication. The WHEELS UP artists show similar fortitude and ingenuity. Both Vogel and Doyle utilize the front and/or rear wheels of their wheelchairs in the actual process of applying paint onto a surface, whereas Tostado’s wheelchair serves as the physical link to a computer that ultimately captures the depictions of his imagination.

“The artists affiliated with the Academy of Special Dreams demonstrate the creativity and resourcefulness of artists who use the materials around them to communicate their lived experience and build communities of dialogue and understanding,” says RAM Executive Director Drew Oberjuerge.

One of the artists, Jhovana Cecena, currently lives in Riverside and has a lifelong interest in the arts.

“Ever since I can remember I’ve enjoyed drawing in pencil to create characters and stories, but lately I have concentrated more on painting with acrylic on canvas to express my feelings for helping poor people,” says Jhovana. “I am happy for this opportunity to have my art appreciated in my hometown.”

RAM relies on the generosity of members and donors to support its exhibitions, education programs, and special events. A 50-plus-year-old, private, non-profit cultural arts institution housed in a National Historic 1929 building designed by Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan, the museum welcomes over 50,000 visitors a year. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. For information on exhibits, events, classes, memberships, or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.RiversideArtMuseum.org.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) and is coordinated in conjunction with the Academy of Special Dreams, a locally-based organization championing awareness for the special-needs community.

 Ai M. Kelley

951.684.7111×303 | akelley@riversideartmuseum.org

 

Programs & Workshops

Indigo Scarf Dyeing Workshop

When: Saturday, March 18 from 9 - 1 (bring lunch), with a rain date of Sunday, March 19.

Where: 1309 W Olive Ave.Redlands, CA 1.5 miles from RAA, grey house with white trim on the corner of Olive and Lakeside

Indigo is an ancient form of dyeing that is so much fun! There’s an almost magical process where white cloth is immersed into a vat of yellow liquid – when removed, it quickly turns from yellow, to green, to blue. Of course, it’s not magic, just a bit of chemistry! In this class, we’ll explore different ways to add pattern to cloth using different “physical resist” techniques, called Shibori . After folding, clamping and tying some white fabric, you’ll immerse it in an indigo vat and see how those manipulations create fun patterns like these:

 

You’ll leave with 1 or 2 (for another fee) scarf in your choice of silk or cotton/silk blend patterned by your own hands, and instructions on how easy it is to make your own indigo vat with pre-reduced indigo.

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”. By day, she teaches Biology at the University of Redlands in Southern California; by night/weekend/online she also teaches quilting and dyeing. She has written 29 articles for various F & W Media/Interweave quilting magazines, appeared in 8 episodes of “Quilting Arts TV” and has two Quilting Arts Workshop videos: “Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art” and “Free Motion Machine Sketching: Drawing with Thread from Birds to Botanicals”. For more information, visit her website CandiedFabrics.com

Fee: $65/$50 for RAA member + $12 materials fee/student due Instructor Register in the Gallery

Silk Scarf Workshop

February Workshop: Pick Your Palette, Dye a Silk Scarf with Candy Glendening

When: Saturday, February 18 from 9 - 1 (bring lunch), with a rain date of Sunday, February 19.

Where: 1309 W Olive Ave.Redlands, CA 1.5 miles from RAA, grey house with white trim on the corner of Olive and Lakeside

Redlands textile artist Candy Glendening has sold hundreds of hand dyed silk scarves over the past eight years and is holding a workshop in her backyard dyeing studio so that you can learn how she does it and dye your very own! You will choose your favorite of her many different scarf palettes and she will walk you through mixing the colors, choosing the pattern you’d like to dye, and then dyeing the scarf. You could also describe what kind of color palette you’d like on a scarf, and she’ll work with you to make it happen.

Either way, you’ll leave with a gorgeous one-of-a-kind silk scarf, as well as an understanding of how to use fiber reactive dyes on silk. Make sure to wear work clothes, as dye splashes can stain. (If there's time, you could dye a second scarf if you'd like)

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”. By day, she teaches Biology at the University of Redlands in Southern California; by night/weekend/online she also teaches quilting and dyeing. She has written 29 articles for various F & W Media/Interweave quilting magazines, appeared in 8 episodes of “Quilting Arts TV” and has two Quilting Arts Workshop videos: “Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art” and “Free Motion Machine Sketching: Drawing with Thread from Birds to Botanicals”. For more information, visit her website CandiedFabrics.com

Fee: $65/$50 for RAA member + $12 materials fee/student due Instructor Register in the Gallery

Image Editing Workshop

Workshop at Redlands Art Association Gallery:

  • Saturday February 4th 10am - 2pm    •  Fee $65 /RAA Member $50

David will present a talk and demonstration on Image “Concept” Editing — how to use web images to sell a product and promote and an idea which will be of interest to artists, craftsmen and jewelers.

David Alter is one half of the husband and wife team who run theIMAGEis. His wife owns the company and David is the artistic director. They developed the idea of “Image Concept” editing to affect the outcome of the website viewer’s positive response. David’s background is in production of product photography, art image layouts and screen-printing of informational data.

Today David and his wife and helping others in a web based products business realize their goals through “image concept” enhancement.

Learn the easy steps you can perform to improve your customer's response to your product images. Using these sequences will assure a more positive and compelling action by your customer.

Featured Artists

Jennifer Ali 6/3 – 6/24

You are invited to the Art Show and Opening Reception by artist Jennifer Ali on Friday June 16, 6 - 8 pm. Refreshments will be served. Come meet this professional artist of 36 years and see her most recent work.

Christine E. White 4/1 – 22

Artist Reception: 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, April 15th

Christine E. White is a Redlands local artist. If you've attended local art festivals, or shopped in businesses downtown you may recognize her work and her positive, creative energy.

Her paintings are either oil on panel, or reverse painting on glass. For reverse glass painting, she works backwards and in layers of oil or acrylic, where the finishing touches go on first. “I explore and invent processes. It’s a combination of experiment, adventure and practice that's always becoming more interesting and fun.”

 

She moved around a lot growing up and experienced many parts of America, as well as studying abroad. Experiencing beautiful outdoor areas in South Carolina, Oregon, and Minnesota grew Christine's concern for nature. Living in the Southeast, the Northwest, the Midwest, Texas, Chicago area, and now Southern California also revealed the subtleties of community subcultures. This show titled “SoCal Skies” reflects the interaction of place, the natural environment and our local culture.

Christine hopes you experience a connection between landscape and the human touch through this series. She welcomes you to her artist reception at the RAA from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, April 15th. To learn more, visit her website.

Rick Strobaugh 2/11 – 3/4

Opening Reception from 2 - 4pm on Sunday, February 26th

My first real training in photography was photographing crime scenes, traffic accidents, injuries, dead bodies and autopsies as a Police Officer and later as a Detective in charge of our Crime Scene Investigation Unit. I eventually used that training to shoot more pleasing subjects in the way of landscapes, wildlife and close-up photography. After retiring, I travel a lot through the western US exploring new areas and shooting photographs. I find many of my shooting locations while running marathons, backpacking, hiking or just driving up dirt roads into the mountains.

Rick Strobaugh

From Our Fearless Leaders

March 2017

I always think January and February are quiet months but once again I’ve been proven wrong. There’s been a buzz in the gallery over the last few weeks about the 48th Multi Media Mini Show.  Everyone has been talking about what they are creating and rushing home to continue on their works in progress. By the time this reaches your mailboxes, the MMM Show’s 150 pieces of art of 14.5 inches or less, will have been installed, the winners decided and preparations for the opening reception on Friday 10th March from 5-7pm and award ceremony on Sunday 12th March made. Many thanks to Sandy Davies, who organizes the show, her dedicated team of volunteers who make the show possible and to everyone who submits art because without them there would be no show! And our Jurist, Penny McElroy, from the University of Redlands.

After an amazingly wet, more English style winter we are being teased with Spring weather. Carpets of flowers are in bloom in the canyons around us - an inspiration for the “Blooming Lovely” theme which follows the Mini Show into the gallery on Friday 31st March and coincides with the Garden Tour on the 22nd & 23rd April. I wish I could paint or had time to explore and take photos this year.

 Many Thanks, Liz Coviello, RAA President

Liz-Coviello