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Edward Sotello, 8/1 – 23

ed portraitArtist for the month of August at Redlands Art Association is Edward Sotello. The dates for the show are August l through August 23, 2015.

Reception will be 2 to 4 PM, Sunday, August 2, 2015.

On display will be watercolors, oils, acrylics and ceramics. Mr Sotello is a graduate of Claremont Graduate University where he earned an MA with an emphasis on drawing and painting the human figure. He received his BFA from the University of Denver. There he studied ceramics and completed academic courses. At the University of Redlands he completed his secondary credential. As an undergraduate at Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles he took courses in life drawing, watercolors and oils.  He studied ceramics under Jim Stewart at Valley College, San Bernardino.

He taught high school students art at Yucaipa High School for 33 years, has taught drawing at Valley College, San Bernardino, painting at Crafton Hills, Yucaipa, and watercolor at UCR Extension. At Patton State Hospital patients learned art and crafts under his supervision. Among his awards are a first in both watercolor painting and oils at the Bakersfield Art Festival, third place for painting at Riverside Art Museum, first at the MMM Show for acrylics. Also an Excellent Award for oils at the MMM Show at RAA.

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Currently he teaches watercolor painting at RAA and has a good following of students. The subjects vary from flower painting, landscapes, abstract design and portraits. The students are preparing for a student show at the First Methodist Church Gathering Hall October 28 through December 3, 2015. Reception for student show will be announced.

Note from the artist: Find what you love. If education helps, go to school. Art requires much study: workshops, art history, studio painting and draw, draw, draw. Above all, find out what your abilities are. Work will reveal this to you. Then give back by exhibiting, teaching, sharing what you know.

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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

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.

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Julianna Poldi 1/21 – 2/11

“Emerging through Emergence,” by Julianna Poldi is a series of hearts on canvas that will be exhibited at  Redlands Art Association, January 21 – February 11, 2017. The opening reception will be held Friday January 27 from  6 – 8 pm.

Artist Statement:

“The heart serves symbolically as it communicates a universal language, the source of connection from within, a knowing of truth, of love. That which is at the core of our being. This series is a personal reflection of the heart and its multifaceted language and a reminder of a love that never dies.

In the process of making this body of work, I was struck deeply by the loss of innocent lives from the 2015 attack. I considered the many hearts of innocent victims lost, all their connections to others and all the hearts that were broken. I approached the canvas deeply inspired to keep alive the truth of those lives, that they matter. In this way the heart for me became a portrait.“

An award winning artist with over 25 years experience as a painter and workshop leader, she holds an MFA in Arts and Consciousness from John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA. Julianna offers private and group workshops as well as personal coaching from her studio in Palm Springs, CA.

Sheila Hansberger 12/11 – 30

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The Redlands Art Association has chosen Sheila Hansberger, N.W.S., W.W. as their Featured Artist for an exhibit December 11-31, 2016. Hansberger, a former commercial artist who switched to creating fine art over thirty years ago, is best known for “negative painting.” The technique is often associated with the watercolor medium, and describes the weaving of dark passages into a painting which, in turn, allows the light areas to be featured.

Sheila’s abilities have earned her Signature memberships in the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. Her works are collected by private individuals, as well as public entities such as Mt. San Jacinto College, the National Orange Show, and the San Bernardino County Museum. Approximately two dozen of her paintings hang in Redlands Community Hospital’s permanent collection, and another dozen belong to the Redlands History Museum.

Recognized for her scenes of familiar landmarks, Hansberger will be displaying several watercolors inspired by a trip to Redlands’ sister city, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Also in the exhibit will be her ever-popular high-key flower paintings.

The public is invited to view the work of Sheila Hansberger and other members of the Redlands Art Association who will also be showing at the gallery. A reception is planned for Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3:00 – 5:00, at RAA’s gallery, 215 East State Street, downtown,Redlands, CA. The show will continue through December 31st.

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From Our Fearless Leaders

Show Your Heart for Art

For more than 50 years, the Redlands Art Association has funded school art programs, taught art classes and supported the regional arts community.

But we need your financial help to keep going.

We recently launched a Show Your Heart for Art campaign via direct mail and facebook to raise funds for our art programs. If you believe in art programs that allow kids to experience the joy of creation--just like we used to do when we were children--please donate today. Your support makes our community a better and more vital place in which to creatively thrive.

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