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October Program. Artist Terry d. Chacon

Redlands Art Association is pleased to have, National award winning artist, Terry d. Chacon coming, as a guest artist, on Tuesday evening, October 28 at 7:00 PM.  Terry is a multi-talented artist, with a special enthusiasm for plein air painting and a passion for color and the luminous effects of light on her subjects.  Working from locations that surround her with spectacular landscapes, she expresses her impressions of her surroundings, using oil paints and a palette knife.  She is constantly on the go, painting weekly at fascinating locations throughout the United States.  She has lived in Redlands for about 25 years and has extensively painted the many extraordinary subjects in this town.  She also enjoys painting the beautiful California coast, as well as the many lakes, canyons and desert areas of the Inland Empire.  You can view a large number of her works on her website:  www.terrydchacon.com or visit her blog at: www.weeklypaintingsbyterrydchacon.blogspot.comtc-terryloverscoverforlori300.

 

With the sparkling and luscious colors in her paintings, it is easy to see why she has received numerous awards and why her work is in private collections in over 15 countries.  She has written 3 books on plein air, including her newest book, “Capturing Catalina Island in Plein Air.”  Terry is one of the founding members of the Plein Air Artists of Riverside, and a member of the American Impressionist Society, along with several other professional organizations.  She is represented at several galleries in California.

Her love of art started as a young girl working in ceramics with her creative mother.  Art has always been an integral part of her life.  Besides her plein air painting, Terry is well known for her expressive dog and dog show paintings.  For over 40 years, Terry has been a breeder of prize winning Afghan Hounds, which have inspired her to paint, sculpt and create jewelry items.

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At the Tuesday evening program, Terry will share with us some of her impressive paintings, her techniques and her passion for plein air, while doing a demonstration painting.  This should be an awe-inspiring program, not to be missed.

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

RAA News October 2014

Special Alert for January Shows and Events

This coming January we will be holding a special one-person exhibition in the west gallery for a former member and city engineer, Ray Swanson.  There will be a special reception on Sunday, January 4th from 2 to 4:30 and Swanson’s widow, Beverly, will be attending.  Please mark your calendars, an RSVP will be requested.

At the same time we will be having a modified members show in the east gallery.  Due to space limitation that show will be restricted to a single entry and it should be representative of your best work.  There are no size restrictions but please try to submit a reasonably sized piece so more works can be hung.

During the month there will be two special talks related to the Swanson exhibition and both will be given as ESRI/UR Town & Gown Forums at ESRI.  Hopefully we will have a large number of people visiting the gallery.  I will provide more details in next month’s newsletter.

Larry Harvill,  Chair, Board of Directors

Our Way with Watercolor

Redlands Art Association watercolor students under the direction of Ed Sotello present an exhibit of watercolor media at the First Methodist Church, 1 East Olive Ave, Redlands, Ca.  The show of approximately 20 works will be exhibited from November l to November 30, 2014.  There will be a reception on Saturday, November 15, from 2 to 4 PM.  The teacher and students will be on hand to greet guests and answer questions.

Submitted by Ed Sotello

Mersereau’s “Winterfaire”

Usually in December, “Winterfaire”, an annual exhibit and sale, will be in November, two Saturdays, November 15 and and 22, from 10 to 4 each day.

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Joanna will show new half-sheet watercolors and miniatures (4”x 4” up to 5”x 7”). The exhibit will be in her studio/gallery at 1251 East Lugonia Avenue, #37 (Lugonia Fountains), between University and Judson. See more from invitation cards in RAA Gallery, or on her website: joannamersereau.com. Email address: joannamersereau@dslextreme.com

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Joanna has been interviewed for a music/art magazine, “Uncle Jam”, a publication which should be out in December. It’s free and according to its creators and editors, Linda and Phil Yeh, sponsors reading and art around the world. Look for it in December, all over Redlands and surounding communities.

Submitted by Joanna Mersereau

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Sheila Hansberger’s New Cookbook

Sheila Hansberger proudly announces her latest project, The Better Than Average Apple Cookbook, is now available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. It can also be found locally in Oak Glen at several shops and at the Kopper Kettle in Yucaipa.

Between the early 1970s, and up until 1988, her family owned and operated Snow-Line Orchards in Oak Glen. Says Hansberger, “Since an abundant crop grew right outside our door, I was always on the hunt for new ways to cook, bake, or preserve the fruit. Friends and family joined me in my quest and offered up a multitude of recipes which I compiled into a cookbook.”

The current cookbook is an updated version of an original printing that found its way into kitchens in 1975. That first edition, which immediately sold out, was created by using a mimeograph machine, stapled pages, and a cover printed by Cobb’s printing, where Hansberger worked as a graphic artist at the time.

This year, she revamped that first rudimentary cookbook into a commercially printed edition with a full-color glossy cover. Not only does it contain many favorite apple recipes from long ago, it now includes over thirty apple-themed illustrations spanning Hansberger’s career as an artist, making it a unique collector’s item. To see more of the artist’s work, please visit: www.sheilahansberger.com

Submitted by Sheila Hansberger

Downtown Redlands Artwalk

Sunday, Oct. 26 from Noon to 6pm.

Downtown Redlands Art Walk, featuring the Annual IE Zine Fest, will happen in conjunction with Art-On-The-Street. More artist’s work will be placed around the State St-Citrus Ave-Orange St business district, musical performances and food from the Salted Pig (Riverside) will be at Ed Hales’ Park.

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The Redlands Art Association invites you to walk through ART-ON-STATE STREET, RAA’s fall outdoor show on Sunday, October 26, downtown on State Street in front of the RAA Gallery and Art Center. The block of State Street between 6th and 7th will be closed to vehicular traffic and the artist’s wares will fill the street. Like Market Night, the artists will have their canopies, tables, racks and standards lined up with easy pedestrian walking down the middle of the street. Both fine arts and crafts will be offered out on the street and in the Gallery at 215 E. State Street. The event is one day only, Sunday October 26, between 9 am and 5 pm.

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Downtown Redlands Art Walk, featuring the Annual IE Zine Fest, will happen in conjunction with Art-On-The-Street. More artist’s work will be placed around the business district, musical performances and food from the Salted Pig (Riverside) will be at Ed Hales’ Park. Sunday, Oct. 26 from Noon to 6pm.

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Plein Air Mini Series

The Program / Workshop Committee has created a mini series on plein air painting.  It started September 23rd with Patricia Rose Ford, a soft pastel artist, speaking on Plein Air Painting. 

Coming October 28th will be Terry d. Chacon, speaking on Luminosity and Color with a Palette Knife.  She will give a workshop on November 1st called Create Plein Air Oil Paintings with Glowing Color and Light, Using a Palette Knife.

On November 18th noted art Historian, Linda Kay Zoeckler, will speak on California Impressionism, the early movement of  plein air painting circa 1910 – 1930.  She will show lots of examples of the works of important artists of that time.

Be sure and put the dates on your calendar!

Submitted by Lori Powell

 

October 2014

Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund (MCAEEF) The MCAEEF committee is happy to submit some information about what is going on with us and hope it is helpful to the Association membership – This Fund is put to good use by the Redlands Art Association.  It promotes and provides art activities and education for theContinue Reading

Art-On-State-Street Sunday, October 26

The Redlands Art Association invites you to walk through ART-ON-STATE STREET, RAA’s fall outdoor show on Sunday, October 26, downtown on State Street in front of the RAA Gallery and Art Center. The block of State Street between 6th and 7th will be closed to vehicular traffic and the artist’s wares will fill the street.Continue Reading

Critiquing/ Feedback session w/Fairrington

Learning how to critique someone else’s work is a valuable lession in critiquing your own artwork….the tool to improve your work when you get stuck!  $5 per person.  Saturday, Oct. 11 from 1-3pm at the Gallery. Everyone welcome.  Come to the Gallery to sign up in advance or call with your credit card info, 909-792-8435.Continue Reading

Programs & Workshops

November Program: Painting Paradise In Plein Air

A History of Late 19th and Early 20th Century Painting in California by Linda Kay Zoeckler

November 18, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

California offered a special and seductive array of subject matter for painters – luring practicing artists from not only the East Coast and other American places, but even from Europe. The work of California painters at first chiefly reflected previous styles from elsewhere. Then, over time, artists developed distinctive local styles and flavors. Painters known for their landscapes also created still lives, portraits, and genre or scene paintings. Artists tended to congregate near the Pacific Ocean communities of San Francisco, the Monterey Peninsula (which included Monterey Carmel, and Pacific Grove), Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, and San Diego. Artists formed not only informal friendships among themselves, but formed loose as well as official clubs or groups, all of which stimulated the exchange of opinions and ideas.

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The early landscape painter Albert Bierstadt made numerous sketching trips on horseback to the high Sierras, but took those sketches back to his San Francisco area studio to formulate astounding finished paintings. Later artists would do the complete painting on the spot while studying their subject – using a true “plein air” working method. The plein air method still flourishes today in California painting. California landscape painting often draws attention to its light – especially California’s golden sunlight. Landscape subjects often reference California’s Spanish colonial past and occasionally the exoticism of China and Japan.

This lecture will explore the unique history of California landscape painting, using numerous images. When possible, artists’ accounts and details of their work will illustrate painting techniques and methods. We will look at the history of development of art communities along the Pacific Coast, including the formation of various societies, clubs, and art schools.

October Workshop:  Create Plein Air Oil Paintings w/Glowing Color & Light

...Using a Palette Knife by Terry d. Chacon

Saturday, November 1st; 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Terry will share with you her techniques of capturing luminous color in an impressionistic style, using a palette knife.  She will demonstrate, teach, critique your work, and give you the help you need.  This workshop will meet at the splendiferous Sylvan Park.

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

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

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October Program:  Luminosity & Color with a Palette Knife

by Terry d. Chacon

Tuesday, October 28 @ 7:00 PM

Redlands Art Association is pleased to have, National award winning artist, Terry d. Chacon coming, as a guest artist, on Tuesday evening, October 28 at 7:00 PM.  Terry is a multi-talented artist, with a special enthusiasm for plein air painting and a passion for color and the luminous effects of light on her subjects.  Working from locations that surround her with spectacular landscapes, she expresses her impressions of her surroundings, using oil paints and a palette knife.  She is constantly on the go, painting weekly at fascinating locations throughout the United States.  She has lived in Redlands for about 25 years and has extensively painted the many extraordinary subjects in this town.  She also enjoys painting the beautiful California coast, as well as the many lakes, canyons and desert areas of the Inland Empire.  You can view a large number of her works on her website:  www.terrydchacon.com or visit her blog at: www.weeklypaintingsbyterrydchacon.blogspot.comtc-terryloverscoverforlori300.

 

With the sparkling and luscious colors in her paintings, it is easy to see why she has received numerous awards and why her work is in private collections in over 15 countries.  She has written 3 books on plein air, including her newest book, “Capturing Catalina Island in Plein Air.”  Terry is one of the founding members of the Plein Air Artists of Riverside, and a member of the American Impressionist Society, along with several other professional organizations.  She is represented at several galleries in California.

Her love of art started as a young girl working in ceramics with her creative mother.  Art has always been an integral part of her life.  Besides her plein air painting, Terry is well known for her expressive dog and dog show paintings.  For over 40 years, Terry has been a breeder of prize winning Afghan Hounds, which have inspired her to paint, sculpt and create jewelry items.

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At the Tuesday evening program, Terry will share with us some of her impressive paintings, her techniques and her passion for plein air, while doing a demonstration painting.  This should be an awe-inspiring program, not to be missed.

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

Featured Artists

Fariad and Jennifer Ali – Oct 4-25

Recption on Oct. 4th from 5-7 Pm at the Redlands Art Association, 215 E. State Street, Redlands, Ca

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Fariad's passion for painting began when he was a young boy. He hosted his first exhibition with 36 paintings when he was just 12 years old, and he hasn't put the brush down since. He grew up painting the beaches, people and rainforests of his home, the Caribbean island of Trinidad. This established the foundation for Fariad to develop his skills as an artist. Fariad left Trinidad when he was awarded an art scholarship to Syracuse University in New York. After two years, he dropped out and bounced around to different schools while constantly honing his craft. His greatest education came from painting on the streets of Los Angeles. Fariad sold his "Wildland Images" to everybody he met—the rich, the poor and the indifferent. He feels privileged to have made a living as an artist and has won numerous accolades for his work. Fariad now spends most of his time at the Parrish Pioneer Ranch in the San Bernardino Mountains of California, where his gallery is located. He paints the people, the places and the things he sees in Oak Glen, and the surrounding areas. Fariad considers his style of painting as Interpretive Impressionism…Abstract brushstrokes in a Representational Painting…He primarily works in Oils & Charcoal..sketching in Watercolors…Come meet with this Adventurous Painter….

Artist Statement: "I have been documenting this poetry in life for some 40 years now. I currently live in the United States, and paint as an Interpretive Impressionist. I try to expose the image with deliberate and rhythmic brushwork and a mesh of thick and thin paint to try and capture the life and feeling of what I am looking at.”

Recent Awards, Honors & Memberships

  • 2014 AAI 2nd Place Judged Artist Member Show - Oil Division
  • 2013-2014 Art Alliance of Idyllwild Artist of the Year
  • 2013 Plein Air Painting Competion, Art Alliance of Idyllwild, Judges Choice
  • 2013 A. K. Smiley Library acquired "Smiley Library" painting for their permanent collection
  • 2013 Art Alliance of Idyllwild's Judged Members Show, 1st Place – Judges Choice Award
  • 2013 Eye of the Artist Judged Art Show & Fundraiser: Theme "Sensuality", 1st Place

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JENNIFER ALI

Jennifer's profession as a fine artist spans over 37 years. She began her career painting a mural of movie star portraits during her high school years in Michigan. That's where she caught the excitement and satisfaction of being a artist that would carry her through to today. Out of college she landed a position as Art Director and private label fabric designer for Diane Von Furstenburg. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and publications.

Over the years, Jennifer has created a name for herself in the portraiture, equine and floral genres. She has been an integral part in developing Wildland Images Gallery and Publishing. A company, created by her husband, publishing, showcasing and distributing their art throughout the United States & the world. They're celebrating their Gallery's 21st Anniversary on the Historic Parrish Pioneer Ranch in Oak Glen.

Artist Statement:"I paint subjects that are important to me. I love to paint dream like watercolors on paper or oil on canvas choosing to start sometimes with a with a light compositional sketch which takes into account the negative as well as the positive space of the subject. My paintings are a combination of planned wet on wet glazes transitioning to raw " one shot" dry brush leaving the viewer with a painting which has enough depth and movement to provide sustenance and entertain the eye.”

Recent Awards, Honors & Memberships

  • 2014 AAI 1st Place Judged Artist Member Show - Watercolor Division
  • 2014 AAI 2nd Place Representational Division, Eye of the Artist Show
  • 2014 Redlands Art Association Member, showed in 2 member Shows
  • 2012 AAI Spring Show, Art Alliance of Idyllwild, 2nd Place - Judge's Choice Award
  • 2010 Second Place, Lake Arrowhead Art and Wine Festival 2010Ali-Wildland-web

Reverend 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.

From Our Fearless Leaders

October 2014

Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund (MCAEEF)

The MCAEEF committee is happy to submit some information about what is going on with us and hope it is helpful to the Association membership --

This Fund is put to good use by the Redlands Art Association.  It promotes and provides art activities and education for the youth of Redlands and surrounding communities in a variety of ways.  Art classes and related activities and projects, as well as scholarships for local high school students are funded each year.  The funding of these activities is approved and monitored by the MCAEEF Committee which is made up of knowledgeable and dedicated members of RAA.  These people are --  Janet Edwards, Peggy Dornbach, John Brownfield, Lori Powell, Jeff Owens, Annette Weis, Tia Shira, Sue Kovacevich, Grace Fermier, Ed Sotello and Jerry Meeker.  President Gail Brownfield also participates in our meetings, which is helpful and very much appreciated.

To give you some idea of what is done each year, here is a brief review of the fiscal year 2013-2014which is pretty typical of the past few years.

  • Art grants for local K-12 schools                        $16,600
  • Grants for other youth organizations                   $4,200
  • Scholarships and Awards for local high schools  $4,400

All of these dollars are put to good use.  I think it's important for us to know that all grants are monitored closely and that end of project reports, including financial statements, are always required.  This way we can keep good track of how it is all going.

As you may know, all of our distributed funds are generated by the RAA fall and spring Classic Film Series.  Without the films, we would have no funds.  Without Annette Weis, we would have no films.  So, a BIG THANKS goes to Annette and to everyone who comes to the movies!

Considering all of the wonderful art classes at the gallery and those funded by MCAEEF, RAA is providing a great deal of art opportunities for our youth-- It's what were all about!

Respectfully Submitted by-  Jerry Meeker, MCAEEF Committee Chair

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