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Art-On-State-Street and Downtown Redlands ArtWalk

RAA’s ART-ON-STATE STREET is again joining Downtown Redlands ArtWalk  on Sunday, March 29, downtown on State Street between Orange & 6th Streets.  The two blocks of State Street between Orange and 6th Street 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 State Street with easy pedestrian walking down the middle of the street.   Both fine arts and crafts will be offered out on the street. The event is one day only, Sunday March 29 from Noon to 6 pm.  Come join in on the fun.  The event is also featuring @thestateonstate serving food at Ed Hales park.   As always the wonderful folks at the Citrograph Foundation will be serving up your favorite ‪#‎local‬ ‪#‎beer‬ ‪#‎hangar24‬ ‪#‎ritual‬ ‪#‎redlandsca‬.

RAA News February 2015

2nd Annual Tea Party

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A big thank you to everyone who came to the tea party and brought the wonderful food. It was wonderful to meet new, returning members and founding members. Our two hours zipped passed so quickly. For some it was the chance to see the Ray Swanson show and reminisce about old times, when the RAA was on Vine Street and Citrus and for others it was a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

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I’d particularly like to thank Cheryl O’Conner for her hard work with hospitality, Janice Commentz for greeting, waitressing and clearing up; Grace Fermier and her friend who helped with the clearing away and drying up; my sons William and Matthew for setting out the tables, laying them and folding napkins and putting the tables back at the end, Sandy Davies for offering to drive and collect people so they could attend, Pat Meeker for the loan of her lovely teapots and everyone else who helped in any way make it such a successful afternoon.

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We’ll see you all again next year.

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Liz Coviello , Historian in the Cupboard.

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Do you have old photos of the RAA?

If  you have old photos of the RAA and events from the past I’d love to see them. We have very few of the RAA in Vine Street, on Citrus or at events such as Art in the Garden with Ann Blessener.

Many thanks,

Liz Coviello , Historian in the Cupboard.

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I just wanted to remind artists there is now a business card folder for a limited number of business cards, approximately 6, per artist. I made several sales of artists work this week and the customers were interested in the artist and asking about their websites and their work. It’s hard to pass on details if we don’t have it in the gallery.

Thanks,

Liz Coviello , Historian in the Cupboard.

Open to all artists….enter the Multi Media Mini Show!

Get your creative thinking cap on!  Get to the studio and make us some art!   Art that makes us say, “Wow!” or “Hmmm!”.

The MMM Show is open to all California artists and/or RAA members.  Artists can submit up to three 3D or 2D pieces.  Multi-media means… anything!  Strict size limitation:  must fit within a 14.5-cube, including frame and/or base.  Our judge, Leslie A. Brown, will select which pieces will be put in the show, as well as give out the awards.  Since the prospectus/entry form will no longer be mailed out, it will be available at the Redlands Art Association, 215 E. State St., downtown, Redlands and on their website here: 2015 MMM Prospectus-Insurance E-FORM

All entries must be hand delivered to the RAA Gallery on Sunday, March 1, between 10am – 4pm. Winners of the competition will participate in over  $ 3000 in cash and product awards.   Purchase Award Patrons will select their art pieces at a private showing before the exhibit opens for the public.

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Grand Opening Gala will be Friday, March 6 from 5pm to 7pm.  The Artist’s Award Ceremony will be on Sunday, March 8.

“Our show is more than just a display of small pieces of art.  It is a collection of little “gems” … you’ll want to get up close while viewing.” says Grace Fermier, long-time RAA supporter.

For further information on how to enter or become a Purchase Award Patron, please visit the Redlands Art Association at 215 E. State St., downtown Redlands, visit the website www.redlands-art.org or call, 909-792-8435.

Sandy Davies, MMM coordinator

Snezana Petrovick Coming to RAA: Tuesday Evening, March 31 @ 7 PM

RAA is privileged to have nationally and internationally acclaimed Snezana Petrovick, as guest artist.  She is an award winning 2D, 3D and 4D artist, independent curator, gallery director and educator.  A freelance designer in both Europe and the U.S., she has done design work for more than 225 theatrical productions, as well as 22 TV shows and eight movies.  She is chair of the art department at Crafton Hills College.

Mark your calendars now.  You won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear this fascinating and amazing, multi-media artist speak on her life and art.

Also, Snezana will present a workshop on:  Saturday, April 4

Submitted by Lori Powell

Attention all Members who Shop on Amazon

Notice to all members who buy things through Amazon.com about a new charitable giving program they have.  When you want to shop on Amazon please sign on to Smile.Amazon.com. Select the Redlands Art Association in the drop down window and the RAA will receive 0.5% of your purchase refunded to our bank account.  This site provides access to the full line of products Amazon offers and in fact is a window to the official Amazon site.  Once you have selected the RAA you so not have to repeat that selection provided you always sign on to Smile.Amazon.com.  You can also switch to any other nonprofit charities Amazon lists.  Amazon has not increased prices to compensate as you are accessing the actual site anyone in the general public does.

Larry Harvill, Chair, Board of Directors

Art Alliance Announces 2nd Annual Riverside Art Market on April 25, 2015

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The Riverside Art Market is a free family friendly annual one-day event featuring artists and artisans presenting their own works for sale. In addition we welcome art galleries.  The types of items for sale include oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, etchings, prints and a variety of crafts including jewelry, woodwork, pottery and items made of fabric, glass and metal.  Held at the historic Riverside Art Museum in downtown Riverside, the event will also feature pop-up restaurants, food trucks, a children’s craft area, face painting, and live demonstrations of glass-blowing, print making and painting.

The event is organized by the Art Alliance, a supporting group of the Riverside Art Museum.  Proceeds will benefit local community outreach, children’s art education programs, art classes and other programs of the Riverside Art Museum.

  • DATE: April 25, 2015
  • TIME: 10am – 3pm
  • PLACE: Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501

For more information and for the vendor application: Visit the Riverside Art Alliance website, the Riverside Art Museum website, or email ramartmart2@gmail.com

CONTACT FOR INQUIRIES: Patti Funder,

email ramartmart2@gmail.com or call (951) 201-8173.

PAAR’s 10th Anniversary Extravaganza Celebration & Paint-Out

The Plein Air Artists of Riverside (PAAR), an Artist Group of the Riverside Art Museum (RAM), invites you to participate in PAAR’s 10th Anniversary Extravaganza Celebration & Paint-Out, April 11 – April 22, 2015. The theme is “Loving the Landscape.”

To kick off the celebration on Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12, there will be four (4) mini-workshops (2 each day) at RAM with the following accomplished artists: John Budicin, Oil; Brenda Swenson, Watercolor; Sally Strand, Pastels; and Chuck McPherson, Mixed-Media. (Unless there is space available, these workshops are offered first to PAAR members only at a special PERK price.) Also that weekend (April 11-12) there will be 20 art supply vendorsexhibiting at RAM.

What is really exciting this year is that we will have 2 days before the Paint Out (April 11 and 12) which will be our Workshops with the Masters.  Golden Acrylics has committed to providing paint (all media) for our workshop participants.   In addition, we will have numerous vendors at RAM selling art products and who have also donated supplies for our workshops and Paint Out prizes.  To name a few:  Golden, The Brush Guys, Jack Farley’s Art Supplies and the list continues with food vendors who will be there so you don’t go hungry.

Not able to be there but who have sent product and prizes are Guerilla Painter (a $258 pochade painting box  plus…..), Raymar, Strathmore, Holbein, BestBrella – Every Paint Out participant will once again receive a Goody Bag filled with great stuff.

We are inviting the public  and other artists to participate in our Art FuZion happening during those two days for a small donation of $5.  Art FuZion is a chance to bring one’s creativity to life.  All art created during that time will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for the Riverside Art Museum and for PAAR.  A Children’s art corner is featured and a child will have a chance during a drawing to win a “Goody Bag” donated by our Sponsors.

The excitement is building.  The magnets for our cars are once again available for sale; a Anniversary Glass Ornament to commemorate the occasion is also available, and Anniversary hat pins will be given to every participant. Please take advantage of early bird pricing.

 For additional information click here.

Bonnie Kent, Publicity Chair, Plein Air Artists of Riverside

www.pleinairartistsofriverside.com  951-833-2557

February 2015

I am sorry to have to report disappointing but understandable news.  Gail Brownfield has resigned as the RAA President effective immediately.  She has been an amazing President over the past few years, having led us with great dedication, understanding, and suburb vision.  Gail has been a leader with a firm hand, patience, and a sincereContinue Reading

Program Feb 17: Ed Sotello

“My Way with Watercolor” with Ed Sotello TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, @ 7:00 P.M. Award winning artist and popular teacher, Ed Sotello, will be the guest speaker at the Redlands Art Association Gallery on Tuesday, February 17th @ 7:00 p.m.  Sotello is a man who loves life, art and making art.  Truly he is an artContinue Reading

Enter the MMM Show!

The Multi Media Mini Show is open to all artists! Get your creative thinking cap on!  Get to the studio and make us some art!   Art that makes us say, “Wow!” or “Hmmm!”. The MMM Show is open to all California artists and/or RAA members.  Artists can submit up to three 3D or 2D pieces. Continue Reading

Programs & Workshops

Program Feb 17: Ed Sotello

"My Way with Watercolor" with Ed Sotello

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, @ 7:00 P.M.

sotello-1Award winning artist and popular teacher, Ed Sotello, will be the guest speaker at the Redlands Art Association Gallery on Tuesday, February 17th @ 7:00 p.m.  Sotello is a man who loves life, art and making art.  Truly he is an art “man of all seasons.”  He is enthusiastic about creating in so many media, be it watercolor, oil, printmaking, clay or a tree log chiseled into a sculpture.  Playing the piano, singing and writing poetry are among other of his creative endeavors.

On Tuesday evening, Sotello will share information about himself, his feelings about art and his artwork, as well as demonstrate in one of his favorite mediums, watercolor.  He enjoys the spontaneity that watercolor offers and how he can achieve beautiful transparent areas that contrast with his opaque’s, while conveying what he feels.  His paintings are representational, but painted with a loose approach that is personally expressive.  He paints lovely portraits from live models and wonderful landscapes on location.  He rejects the use of photographs that limit his painterly approach. During the program Sotello will relate “his way with watercolor,” to a brief, art history presentation that will begin with the Altamira cave paintings.

Sotello has extensively studied art, starting in his hometown of Bakersfield, at CSUB;sotello-3followed by Otis Art Institute, L.A.; Oakland’s College of Arts and Crafts; University of Denver, CO (BFA); University of Redlands, CA (Teaching Credential); and Claremont Graduate University, CA (MA).  Also, hehas studied in Japan, Western Europe and Mexico.

Besides being a talented artist, Sotello has had a long career of teaching art. For 33 years, he taught at Yucaipa High School, has taught at UCR Extension, San Bernardino Valley College, Crafton Hills College and Patton State Hospital.  At the present he teaches adult watercolor classes for RAA, as well as occasional classes for youth.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Ed Sotello.  He will                                                                                              be an inspiration to all who attend.

The Tuesday evening program is free to all.

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In this workshop, under the guidance and influence of Ed Sotello, you might push out of your safe zone and into a looser, painterly style.  Sotello will demonstrate various watercolor techniques and problem solving.  Students will also experiment with incorporating collage into watercolor paintings; as well as the opportunity to explore doing a tape painting.  Developing a good composition will also be emphasized and each participant will take home completed compositions.  Beginning and advanced students will be able to expand their painting horizons with new experiences.

  • Workshop Fee: $70 members / $75 non-members
  • Supply list will be available at sign up

 

February Workshop:  Watercolor Problem Solving by Ed Sotello

Saturday, February 21, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

In this workshop, under the guidance and influence of Ed Sotello, you might push out of your safe zone and into a looser, painterly style.  Sotello will demonstrate various watercolor techniques and problem solving.  Students will also experiment with incorporating collage into watercolor paintings; as well as the opportunity to explore doing a tape painting.  Developing a good composition will also be emphasized and each participant will take home completed compositions.  Beginning and advanced students will be able to expand their painting horizons with new experiences.

  • Workshop Fee: $70 members / $75 non-members
  • Supply list will be available at sign up

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

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Springtime Copper Jewelry Workshops with Tia Shira

Working with Copper is fun, and sooo trendy  These classes will introduce you to the joy of working with copper in different ways, while learning basic jewelry making skills.

MARCH 21 -  HAMMERED COPPER JEWELRY – 9:30 AM - 1 PM.

Learn the joy of hammering! You will add texture to copper pieces (and antique or patina) to make a pair of earrings, bracelet, or pendant.  Tools and materials provided.    Members:  $30; non-members:  $75; $5 materials fee.

APRIL 24 – CHARMING METAL CLAY COPPER.  9 AM - 4:30 PM.

Learn how to work with precious metal clay in copper! You will make your own unique charms for a bracelet, earrings, or pendant. Students will learn to roll, shape and texture the clay. After firing, the creations become solid copper! Pieces will be fired and then polished and antiqued if desired.  Tools and materials provided.   Members $75; non-members: $115;  $20 materials fee.  Additional clay available for purchase.

MAY 15 – ENAMEL ON COPPER : COLORFUL BAUBLES - 9 AM -3 PM.

Learn to apply (glass) enamels to copper blanks as well as a variety of design techniques, to make colorful earrings, charms or pendants. This class is an introduction to the wonderful world of enameling.  Tools and materials provided.  Members: $60; non-members: $100.  $10 materials fee.

Featured Artists

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Julie R. Evans is Committed to Her Art

February’s featured artist is Julie R. Evans of Highland, California. Her work will be on display until February 27. As she is a member of the Redlands Art Association, many of you are already familiar with her realistic and representational work, having seen her paintings hang at the gallery, Art in the Park, or at local art events.

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Evans is deeply committed to her art. She expressed, “I have been oil painting for over 35 years and I know that it has enriched my life. Even if no one had ever appreciated a single piece of my artwork, I am still ahead because I, myself, have benefitted. There is just something wonderful about being able to pursue one’s many interests; and art, for me, is more than a passing interest. I am filled with satisfaction when I learn something new while painting or when someone decides to take one of my paintings home. I feel my ability increase with every mile I put behind the brush. Time, patience, and diligent hours in the studio are paying off.”

She recalls, “I can sit at an art festival inside my E-Z Up just waiting. Then all of the sudden my booth is full. Several paintings are actually holding someone’s interest. Wow, I think. I well up with warmth and my smile broadens at some comment such as ‘Beautiful work’ or ‘I know that place’. Others ask questions, ‘Where is this place? It looks so familiar’ or ‘Where did you get the idea to paint that one?’. It is very satisfying to have people interact with my work. They say a sale/purchase is the ultimate compliment and I am lucky to have those too.”

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“However”, Evans continued, “one of the joys in painting is that because anyone can do it, I have so many others with whom to share my experience. There are so many nice people out there painting and I have attended several group painting activities where I have learned so much (including non-art related) from so many others who also appreciate art in general and enjoy spending time painting or doing another art medium. We all seem to share a unified goal—to express something. It is encouraging to pursue with others what our hearts long to be doing. And while we are doing it we certainly can all feel honored to claim that wonderful title ‘Artist’.”

Come see this month's featured artist, Julie Evans at Redlands Art Association gallery. On display, for sale, through February 27th, Evans has oil paintings, acrylic, mixed media, and watercolor in this show.

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Ray Swanson Jan 3-30

 

Advance notice for special Ray Swanson Exhibition

This coming January we will be holding a special one-person exhibition in the west gallery for a former RAA member Ray Swanson who was a city engineer from 1964-1974.  Ray became a famous painter of the southwest and especially Native Americans with an emphasis on the children.

His paintings featured the Navajo, Suni, and Hopi.  See example below.  Although passing away in 2004, 27 of his paintings sold at auctions throughout the US in 2012 for nearly $435,000.

There will be a special reception on Sunday, January 4th at the RAA Gallery and Art Center from 2 to 4:30pm.  Swanson’s widow, Beverly, will be giving a short talk.  Please mark your calendars, an RSVP will be requested.  Call 909-792-8435 to RSVP.

Special Program at ESRI, Tue, January 13, 2015, 5:30pm – 6:30pm.  "Indian Performance of Spanish Music in California's Missions: Little Known, Unexpected and Unforgettable." by Dr. James Sandos. For info and reservations: www.esri.com/events/redlands-form

Special Program at RAA Gallery and Art Center on Tue, January 27, 2015, 7pm – 8pm by Dr. Nathan Gonzalez at the Gallery.Dr. Gonzales will speak on "History vs. Memory: Redlands and the Creation/Recreation/Fabrication of a Cultural Institution. Dr. Nathan Gonzalez is Head Archivist and Curator of the Special Collections for the Smiley Library, and the Curator of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine.

Larry Harvill,  Chair, Board of Directors

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Jeff Owens Dec. 6 – Jan 3

Featured Artist Owens' "Peeks at the Peaks" at RAA

Redlands artist, Jeff Owens, will be the featured artist at the Redlands Art Association Gallery for the month of December. Owens' exhibit will open December 7thand continue through the month.

The exhibit, titled "Peeks at the Peaks" will feature a suite of small acrylic paintings each incorporating a landscape composition built around the many mountain peaks that surround the Redlands area. Each piece will incorporate three basic elements: the contour of a mountain peak or peaks, the sky above, and trees of the urban forest of Redlands below. All the peaks selected are from what the artist can see from in and around the neighborhood where he lives.

Owens, who grew up in Redlands, has been a member of the Art Association since it first began. From cartooning to fine art pieces, Owens has won enumerable awards and honors. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. His work is in many public and private collections. Now retired from teaching he spends his time involved with several art and design projects.

"Peeks at the Peeks" was created specifically for this exhibit.

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From Our Fearless Leaders

February 2015

I am sorry to have to report disappointing but understandable news.  Gail Brownfield has resigned as the RAA President effective immediately.  She has been an amazing President over the past few years, having led us with great dedication, understanding, and suburb vision.  Gail has been a leader with a firm hand, patience, and a sincere appreciation and caring for those of us she worked with.  For the past three or more weeks she has been struggling with a tenacious case of the flu that continues to be a drag on her energy.

Gail will be greatly missed as President but hope to see her often at RAA.  We all give her and John our best wishes.

Larry Harvill, Chair, Board of Directors

February 2015

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