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Bill Copeland reception Saturday 9/13

Meet artist Bill Copeland at his reception Saturday, Sept. 13 from 5-7pm.  His super-cool rendetions of classic cars and airplanes remind us of days gone by.  I go to a lot of “Wheels and Wings” car shows at some airport where these Handsome Beasts are revered and loved… passed from one generation to the next.  His Featured Artist show will continue through October 4.

Program Series starts w/ Plein Air Painting

Patricia Rose Ford starts our Program Series with a demonstration and lecture on plein air painting on Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm at the RAA Gallery.  Free to RAA members, $3 to non-members

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RAA News September 2014

The Art of Critique Do you shudder at the thought of having your artwork critiqued? Do you you think of it as being judged? Critiquing happens all the time in silence. In October, a new critiquing group will participate in doing it aloud. Yes, critiquing includes judgment. Here it will primarily be done with discussionContinue Reading

September 2014

Welcome to the RAA September newsletter. They’ve let me, Liz, the Historian, out of the cupboard this month; not to beg and plead for artists’ bios, or snippets of historical news, but to welcome you to Fall at RAA. For me, growing up in Britain, it’s a month I associate with family blackberry picking andContinue Reading

Fall ’14 Redlands Cinema Classic

The Fall MCAEEF Redlands Cinema Classic begins Tuesday, September 16 at 7 PM with “My Old Lady”, based upon a play of the same name, starring Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, and Kristin Scott Thomas. For more information about this movie and the entire Fall series, see this page on our website.

Programs & Workshops

September Workshop: The Plein Air Painting Experience w/Patricia Rose Ford

Saturday, September 27 from 8 AM – 2 PM

(early enough to catch the morning shadows)


Participants will meet at the beautiful Caroline Park.  There Pat will discuss plein air basics; focusing on selection of subject, composition, values and creating the effect of light on a subject.  She will demonstrate and give individual attention.  You may work in any media, however Pat’s expertise is in soft pastel.


Note:  A supply list and map will be available at sign up.


Workshop Fee:  RAA Members $70 / Non-members $75


To sign up, call or visit the RAA Gallery, 215 E. State Street, Redlands, CA 92373  (909) 792-8435

Patricia Rose Ghost Ranch-Piedra Lumbre Morning


September Program: Plein Air Painting w/ Patricia Rose Ford

Tuesday, September 23 @ 7:00 PM

PatriciaRoseFordThe Redlands Art Association is pleased to have Patricia Rose Ford as the guest artist on Tuesday, September 23rd, at 7:00 PM.  “Pat,” as many know her, is a plein air, soft pastel painter who spends much of her time traveling.  She does not travel as an ordinary tourist, but as an artist, recording and expressing the emotional impact of being a part of magnificent landscapes in the great outdoors.  She loves nature and enjoys observing and capturing, with her soft pastels, the changing effect that light has on the subject.  Continually, she is creating stunning compositions with luminous light reflections.  (A great body of her work can be viewed on her website,  Trips to southwestern deserts and coastlines, as well as wonderful worldwide sites, stimulate her passion to paint.   

Creating art is something Pat has always enjoyed.  In college she majored in Social Work and minored in Fine Art, then selected a career as a social worker.  In 2003, after 25 years as a social worker, as well as fulfilling most family obligations, she retired and followed her dream of creating art full time.

Becoming an extremely accomplished artist, Pat has exhibited in local and national juried shows throughout the United States.  Also, she has been honored with many awards and recognitions at these exhibits.

Professional organizations that she is a member of include:  Women Artists of the West – signature member, Pastel Society of the West Coast – signature member, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Pastel Society of Southern California, United Society of Pastel Artists and Pastel Society of New Mexico.  She is affiliated with the Purple Sage Galleria in Old Town Albuquerque.

Patricia Rose Ghost Ranch-Piedra Lumbre Morning

During the Tuesday evening program, Pat will talk about her travels as a plein air painter, how she prepares for her trips and organizes her materials for working on location.  She will share some of her pastel paintings and do a demonstration emphasizing important aspects of creating a successful painting.

All are invited to come and enjoy this program.

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

May Workshop: “Create Monotype Prints” with Charlie Ciali

Saturday, May 31 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 pm

Open to all levels of printmakers from beginners to the more experienced.  This workshop will acquaint participants with the art of Monotype printmaking, using the Akua Pin Press, a light weight printing tool that eliminates the need of a large etching press.  It is a great tool for the small studio and to travel with. Water soluble Akua Inks, that are environmentally safe and easy to cleanup, will be used.  Participants will learn various techniques of monotype printing, including additive reduction, viscosity, chine colle, collage and more.  All materials will be supplied, including; press, inks, tools and paper.

Ciali-Skulls#2, Monotype on Arches 88, 12_x12_72 dpi

Workshop Fee: Members $70 / Non-members $75 with a $15 materials fee paid to instructor at workshop.

To sign up, visit the RAA Galley, 215 E. State Street, Redlands  (909) 792-8435

Ciali-Double Take,18_x23_ 72dpi

Featured Artists

Rev. Bill Copeland September 13 – October 3

For over 40 years Reverend Bill Copeland's artwork has appeared in murals, on airbrushed and silkscreened shirts, and in countless magazines and advertising.  Besides doing commissioned painting at his studios in Yucaipa and Colton, he does prophetic painting on cavas during workship at the Rock Church in San Bernardino, and at invitations at other churches and conferences.

Bill is a new member to RAA and will be the Featured Artist starting September 13 through October 3.  Paintings presented will be in a wide selection of subject matter including:  Automotive, Southwest and Religious.

Reception will be Saturday, September 13, 5-7 pm.

Wayne Sheets, Aug 25. – Sept. 12

Wayne Sheets is a Mixed Media Glass Artist. Please come and experience a new collection of color and design in glass.

A reception will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 4 – 6 pm at the RAA.

David Engelbretson August 2-22

Beginning Saturday, August 2nd through August 22nd, David Englebretson will be the featured artist at the Redlands Art Association Gallery, 215 East State Street, Redlands. There will be a reception, with refreshments, on Saturday, August 9, from 5 – 7 PM.

“With tongue in cheek,” says Englebretson, “I’m calling my exhibit A RETROSPECTIVE.” A half dozen works from the 1970’s and pieces created in the last four years will be on the walls. In those in between years, he was making a living. For about 10 years he was Recreational Supervisor for Redlands. During that decade, he was the liaison for the city on the Redlands Council of the Arts.

For 25 years, he worked with Naturescape Environmental Design, constructing a wide variety of mostly residential features; including koi ponds, redwood fences, as well as brick, concrete and railroad tie walls and walkways. This three dimensional construction lead to Englebretson’s current interest in assemblage. A number of large wall hangings created from found objects will be featured at the RAA downtown gallery.

Englebretson graduated from Dartmouth College in 1968 with a BA degree in Art. During the 1970s, he taught graphic arts classes at San Bernardino Valley College, as well as through the Redlands Art Association’s Adult Arts Program.

You are invited to join the artist at the August 9th reception, from 5 – 7 PM.

From Our Fearless Leaders

September 2014

Welcome to the RAA September newsletter. They’ve let me, Liz, the Historian, out of the cupboard this month; not to beg and plead for artists’ bios, or snippets of historical news, but to welcome you to Fall at RAA. For me, growing up in Britain, it’s a month I associate with family blackberry picking and picnics, making blackberry jelly and blackberry and apple pies.

As a member of RAA and the Historian it’s wonderful to see our 50 year celebrations gathering momentum. In November 2013 the 1st Annual Tea Party, took place at the gallery with over 40 members, including founding members and a brand new member. The2nd Annual Tea Party is planned for this November. A marketing committee was created and their input is appearing in the gallery in all sorts of ways. The rebranding of RAA has led to a freshly painted outside, the “R” on the wall outside the gallery door, a new welcome sign on the door, headed paper and matching envelopes will be arriving shortly and celebratory t-shirts and mugs are available for sale in the gallery.

I’ve been tidying the historian’s cupboard and finding wonderful treasures about our 50 years. Jill O’Dwyer , one of our gallery coordinators suggested we digitize our scrapbooks, making them accessible to all eventually, and kindly offered to scan in the numerous pages and newspaper clippings with the help of docents.

As an artist I know we are heading into the Fall art show season and for the RAA, it’s the gallery’s busiest time of the year, with people popping in to find that special something to give as a gift to a friend or family member. Thankfully, the Gallery coordinators and docents ring the artists to tell of us of our sales so that we can bring in another piece of art and the gallery always looks full.

One more exciting piece of news, Art on State Street has been moved up to 26th October to tie in with the Redlands Art Walk this year. The Redlands Art Walk is becoming a regular spot on the town’s calendar and it’s great that we can participate in this event.

Happy making everyone, oh and please keep those artists bios coming in with a few business cards, plus any snippets of news about the Redlands Art Association because it will find a home in the gallery.

Liz Coviello, Historian in the Cupboard.

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