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Mini Art makes Major Show

 

The 48th Annual Multi-Media Mini Show, hosted by the Redlands Art Association, is on display at the Gallery and Art Center, 215 E. State Street, downtown, Redlands, March 9 through the 30th.

The Multi Media Mini Show (MMM) is unique to Redlands.  What makes it different is, 1) the limitation of the art piece to 14.5″ including base or frame and 2) that all media is accepted. The MMM Show is still the only one of this scale in Southern California. An art judge views the entries and selects the ones for the show. Penny McElroy, Professor of Art at the University of Redlands judged the show and awarded the prizes.

Winners of the competition participated in over $ 3000 in cash and product awards.

First Place, $400, was presented to Christine White from Redlands for her oil, “Quiet”.  Second Place, $300, to Ann BinghamFreeman from Yucaipa and Third Place, $200, to Tony Radcliffe from Redlands. Juror’s Choice awards, $ 50 each, to Natalie Richards from San Bernardino  and Lori Worby Krebs from Banning; Excellence Awards, $ 50 each, to Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja from Loma Linda and Julie Evans from Highland. Past President’s Award, $100, given to Caroline McAllister; Joan Wiley Memorial Award was presented to Karen Clark. Watercolor West gave a $50 award to Betty Pilley in Hemet for excellence in watercolor. Honorable Mention awards are: Chick Curtis, BeaJay Hurd Baldwin, Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja, and Alycia Wheeler.

First, Second, and third Places…..

               

Art supply companies also donated goods for prizes.  Those companies are: Salis International  (Doc Martins), Jack Richeson & Co., Wilson’s Frame Up, Createx Art Products, Guerrila Painters, Ampersand products, and Bud Rickert’s.  The winners of the goods were: Aida Schneider, Helga Batman-Koplin, Linda Willason, Teri Adams, AnnaBeth Fernandez, r. mike nichols, Martha Cowan, Jeff Owens, Pat Meeker, and Holly Warner.

Purchase Award Patrons pledged to buy art even before the show opened. They were: Shirley Harry, Redlands Community Hospital Foundation, Susan Sequeira, Sandy Davies, Judith Sparhawk, Kris Bussard, and David & Marjorie Olson.  The morning before the shop opened, they chose to buy art from: Tony Radcliffe, Judith Sparhawk, BeaJay Hurd Baldwin, Carol Stouthamer, Betty Pilley,Edward Sotello, and r. mike nichols.

58 Redlands Art Association member artists were juried into the show: Teri Adams, BeaJay Hurd Baldwin, Leah Balestieri, Helga Batman-Koplin, Beverly Brett, Martha Cowan, Chick Curtis, Sandy Davies, Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja, Janet Edwards, Julie R. Evans, Susan Evans, Annabeth Fernandez, Betty Francis, Tom Gillett, Candy Glendening, Ernesto Gomez, Tracy Graber, Mary Grinyer, Jan Harvey, Bruce Herwig, Ezra Hunt, Evelyn Ifft, Amanda Jonson, Sheila LeBlanc, Michael Mazagi, Pat Meeker, Rick Meidell, Joanna Mersereau, r. mike nichols, Nancy O’Connor, Marjorie Olson, Jeff Owen, Ginger Pena, Tony Radcliffe, Linda Richards, Natalie Richards, Nancy Roeder, Lenore Roth, Aubrey Sanchez, Aida Schneider, Penny Schwartz, Joan Smith, Edward Sotello, Dan Soury, Judith Sparhawk, Ron Stephany, Kitty Stephens, Carol Stouthamer, Jo Sutt, Vlad Voytilla, Jean Waller, Holly Warner, Alycia Wheeler, Christine E. White, Linda Willason, Trudy Wood, and Lori Worby-Krebs.

11 other exhibiting artists are: Ann BinghamFreeman, Karen Clark, Rudy Estanque, David Fairrington, Rachel Haigh, Caroline McAllister, Virginia Melton, Vicki Moran, Jessica Newman-Skrentny, Betty Pilley, and Dave Saline.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm.  The show is open to the public at no charge.  For more information, call 909-792-8435

Programs & Workshops

May 23 Program – Bruce Herwig

Bruce is going to present his "How-tos" on marketing your art work.  His examples will be his popular Color Me Redlands coloring books, calendars and Redlands landscape photography.

Tuesday, May 22 at 7 pm.  Public welcome... no charge.

“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.

Clay Safari Class

Upcoming Class: Clay Safari beginning April 17!

Penny Palmer and Nancy Roeder will teach and guide you on a five week adventure through the clay safari outback at the Redlands Art Association, located at 215 State Street in the city of Redlands.

Penny has been involved in ceramics and teaching hand building, throwing & sculpture over the past forty years with low fire, mid range, wood & kazegama firings, pit and raku firing, and traditional stoneware and porcelain high fire pieces that have made their way into homes and private collections throughout the globe!

“I love working with clay and teaching new and experienced clay artists", Penny states." I am a Studio Potter, dedicated to passing along the knowledge, skills, secrets, shortcuts and techniques that I have gleaned over the course of my lifetime to train the next Studio Potters for our future”.

Nancy excels in hand building and incorporating her unique surface textures, designs and decorating techniques.  she exhibits her pieces locally and they have become sought after in juried art shows.

This new clay safari class will give you hands on experience taming the raw, wild and savage clay into one-of-a-kind pieces that you will decorate, glaze and take home to your collection.

  • 5 Monday nights 6pm - 8:30pm
  • April 17, 24, through may 1, 8, & 22
  • RAA member $75.00*/non member $100.00*
  • Book your passage now! 909 792 - 8435

* There is a one-time $25.00 materials fee for the whole course payable to the instructor at the first class.

Featured Artists

Lori Worby-Krebs 6/24-7/13

Opening Reception June 24 from 3-5 pm

Lori Worby-Krebs is a local artist who has lived most of her life in Southern California. She worked as a high school counselor and teacher in Redlands for 22 years before she decided to follow her heart and paint. She will be the featured artist June 24-July 18 and will be showing her "Dance of Life" series where she explores the idea of dance with abstract figures. She observed so much hatred and division during the last presidential election that dance became her metaphor for letting go; of political distractions that keep people from understanding what is really important in life.

The idea that we can choose how to dance our way through life and face it's challenges with hopeful outcomes became her theme in this progressing series. She calls her art "IF" art because she starts with an "Idea" and then watches her idea come to "Fruition" on the canvas. She says painting ideas helps her explore truths and lessons in life. Her abstract figurative works are colorful and can range from serious to whimsical but her hope is to prompt the viewer to think about everyday life. She uses a colorful acrylic palette to set up the mood and focuses on shapes and values to tell her story. She hopes everyone will enjoy the show and dance with open hearts. "Dance Your Hats Off" was one of the first paintings for the series.

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.

Linda Richards 5/13 – 6/3

Featured Artist brings her Father’s Vintage Photos to Life

Featured artist Linda Richards from Redlands will be showcasing her vintage themed oil paintings in her show, “Scenes from my Father’s Past,” at the Redlands Art Association Gallery at 215 E. State Street, downtown, from May 13th through June 3rd.

After her father died, Richards discovered negatives of black and white photos he took as a young unmarried man in the late 30s and early 40s. Some were from stage shows in Chicago or New York, some from road trips throughout the country.

Recognizing their importance, she contacted a couple museums to see if they were interested, but the subject matter and featured cities covered too wide a range.

Now she’s finally found them a home -- through her color oil painting renditions.

Richards says it’s been a fun journey to map out his travels.

In several cases, she’s returned to the places he stood to take his photos. “When I was in New York in December, I found the vantage point at Times Square and also one on Wall Street,” she says. She has also discovered how he took them, from the back of a taxi or perhaps his Dad’s car. One of her paintings from Time Square shows her grandfather in the crowd.

“I love how they tell stories, or how they show quirky vaudeville shows popular at the time, and of course, the street scenes are full of vintage cars and even old Checker cabs,” Richards says.

The biggest challenge was also the most fun, choosing what colors to use. Some feature a limited sepia palette, while others like the Time’s Square scenes are full of color.

She’s happy to give them a new voice through her paintings, and to honor her father by exhibiting his original photographs in her show. She also wonders how many people have old vintage photographs in their family that could be put to similar use.

Richards welcomes all to her reception at the Redlands Art Association on Saturday, May 20th from 4 to 6 pm.
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From Our Fearless Leaders

May 2017

What an amazing Spring we are having! Fabulous wild flower displays throughout Southern California, snow in the mountains this weekend and incredible meteor showers! It’s been a busy month in the gallery with the Horticultural Garden Tour, and the Vintage Redlands Wine and food tasting tour plus many of our artists are participating in local art shows. Many thanks to the local florists and RAA members who made the stunning floral displays for the gallery. But, it doesn’t stop there, Art in the Park and the Festival of the Arts is just a few weeks away. Happy creating everyone.

Liz Coviello, RAA president

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