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Next Featured Artist Reception

Glass artist Wayne Sheets will be having his Featured Artist reception on Saturday, Aug. 30 from 4 to 6 pm at the RAA Gallery.  His unique fused glass art brings the desert of Lucerne Valley to Redlands.  Images of Joshua trees and his favorite, road runners, are highlighted in his wall art.  Up close, the desert is very colorful.  Wayne brings the colors to us in his glass vases, bowls, and tables.

Meet the artist at the reception.

RAA News August 2014

Expanded Email List Options

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve expanded our email mailing list options beyond our monthly newsletter!  Stay up to date on the latest RAA youth and adult class information, upcoming events, calls for artists, film schedules and more!  You’ll have control over what kinds of news you receive from us and the ability to update your preferences at any time.  Join or update your profile today by clicking on this link or filling out the form on our website’s right sidebar.

Jillian O’Dwyer, Gallery Coordinator

AMOCA Tour Scheduled

We’re organizing a fun art experience for RAA members and supporters touring the American Museum of Ceramic Art and Pomona’s 2nd Saturday Art Walk.  Admission is free, but dinner is not included.

Meet us at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) on September 13th at 3:00 pm for an educational docent tour and the opening reception of their newest exhibits.  In the main gallery will be the work of Amado Pena and Rich Lopez  and In the Vault will be the work of Rebekah Bogard.  While at the museum, we’ll also take part in AMOCA’s celebration of Harrison Macintosh.  AMOCA admission, docent tour and parking are free for our group.

Afterwards, we’ll walk a few blocks to the heart of Pomona’s Art District to visit the galleries open for 2nd Saturday Art Walk.   Please RSVP to gallery@redlandsartassociation.org or by calling the gallery (909-792-8435) so we can get an accurate count for the docent tour.

AMOCA is located at 399 N. Garey Ave, Pomona, CA.  We encourage carpooling from the gallery.

Jillian O’Dwyer, Gallery Coordinator

Adult Classes Coming in September

Now that the lazy summer is almost over, get ready for Fall classes coming up in September:

  • Soft Pastels with Patricia Rose Ford.
  • Fancy Flatware & Jazzy Jewelry made with “found objects” with Richard Freund.
  • Oil Painting with Chick Curtis.
  • Artist’s Way with Judith Sparhawk.
  • Watercolor with Ed Sotello.
  • Weaving with Evelyn Ifft.

Please check the Education tab on the website or the flyers in the gallery to learn specifics. OCTOBER brings something new! Be watching.

Tomi Olson, Adult Education Coordinator

 

New Vertical Garden in the RAA Patio

The Vertical Garden is installed!  Be sure to check out the purple wall now that it is complete.  A member of RAA, Carol Pancner contributed the hardware and plants as well as her expertise as a master gardener.

All the plants are succulents planted in the rain gutters.  Francis Wiley and Larry Harvill mounted the gutters on the wall.  Carol will help us maintain the plants and teach us how to care for them.  Susan LaDean Evans has volunteered to look after them as Carol recommends.  The plants are drought tolerant, frost hardy and beautiful.

We hope they like their new home.  How does everyone like RAA’s new look???

Wall Garden 6

Wall Garden 5

Wall Garden 4

Wall Garden 3

Wall Garden 2

Wall Garden 1

Project coordinator:  Evelyn Ifft

August 2014

The Redlands Art Association has long been known for their outstanding children’s art programs. Following the inspiration and motivation of the beloved art educator, Margaret Clark, RAA has offered art classes for the children of Redlands and surrounding communities for more than forty years. Local artists and teachers first offered classes wherever space could beContinue Reading

AMOCA Tour Planned

We’re organizing a fun art experience for RAA members and supporters touring the American Museum of Ceramic Art and Pomona’s 2nd Saturday Art Walk.  Admission is free, but dinner is not included. Meet us at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) on September 13th at 3:00 pm for an educational docent tour and the opening reception of their newest exhibits. Continue Reading

Expanded Email List Options

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve expanded our email mailing list options beyond our monthly newsletter!  Stay up to date on the latest RAA youth and adult class information, upcoming events, calls for artists, film schedules and more!  You’ll have control over what kinds of news you receive from us and the ability to updateContinue Reading

Programs & Workshops

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

May Program: “MONOTYPE PRINTS” with Charlie Ciali

Tuesday Evening, May 27, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

Redlands Art Association is pleased to have Charlie Ciali back, to present a program and workshop on monotype prints.  Last year he presented a superb program and workshop on encaustics, so we are definitely excited that he is coming again.

Ciali-Double Take,18_x23_ 72dpiCiali, an internationally known Palm Springs artist and teacher, will be sharing his monotype artworks, as well as the techniques he uses to create them.  Using an Akua Pin Press and Akua Inks, he will demonstrate how he creates his prints.  Our understanding of the possibilities, in the world of monotype prints, should be greatly expanded by this program.

He received his B.F.A. Degree in Ceramic Arts from Daemen College, Amherst, N.Y., in 1978; studied in Siena, Italy in 1977 and then pursued graduate studies at Edinboro, Pennsylvania, through 1980, where he studied under several renown ceramic artists.  He became an accomplished ceramicist, whose work was exhibited extensively, during those graduate years.

As a very capable art person, Charlie has successfully worn many hats.  In Minneapolis, where he lived for over two decades, he was the Assistant Director for 5 years, of MC Fine Art Gallery, a leading gallery in the Midwest.  He then opened his own gallery, Perspectives, which earned National recognition in several trade magazines and during its first year, was named “Best of Twin Cities” for art galleries.

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

In 2002, Charlie was beckoned to the sunny desert of Palm Springs, where he has made his mark making art and contributing much to the desert art community.  There he has a large studio where he creates encaustic paintings, monotype prints, paintings and sculptures, (mixing the media most of the time), teaches classes and holds open studio.  Charlie has served as a Palm Springs City Commissioner on the Parks and Recreation Board and the Palm Springs Public Arts Commission, as well as the Board of Governors for the Artists Council at the Palm Springs Museum of Art.  He is a frequent invited instructor at the Museum.  Also, he has been a mentor with the Arts Institute of Palm Springs H.S., demonstrating and working directly with students of the school.

The artwork of Ciali has been in numerous exhibitions, is in many corporate collections in the U.S. and Canada, and has won many awards.  Come enjoy learning and interacting with this outstanding artist and gifted teacher.   Ciali is inspirational and informative!

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

May Workshop: Create Monotype Prints w/Charlie Ciali

Create your own monotype prints with instruction and guidance from Charlie.  He will bring materials and an Akua Pin Press to use.   A not to be missed workshop!

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

Submitted by Lori Powell

Featured Artists

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.

Sheila LeBlanc & Linda Willason

From July 12th through August 1st, our featured artist corner is highlighting the work of another mother/daughter duo.  Sheila LeBlanc is sharing a selection of her work in oil as well as some of her watercolors.  Her daughter, Linda Willason, began showing her work earlier this year and prefers to work in pastels.  A reception will be held Saturday, July 19th at 6 pm.

From Our Fearless Leaders

August 2014

The Redlands Art Association has long been known for their outstanding children’s art programs. Following the inspiration and motivation of the beloved art educator, Margaret Clark, RAA has offered art classes for the children of Redlands and surrounding communities for more than forty years. Local artists and teachers first offered classes wherever space could be found, such as empty storefronts and classrooms.  Classes eventually moved to the gallery on State Street where they are still being offered on a regular basis.

Last year, at the request of numerous parents, we began an enhancement to that program that allows students to participate at two levels. Creative Journey Classes, based upon the design of the original program, are a variety of unique, “stand-alone” classes that provide art-making experiences often focusing on specific techniques, skills, or media. Our newAcademy Classes constitute a well-rounded, deeper approach to art education, by offering aseries of classes” taken over time that progress to advanced levels. Students participate in hands-on, guided experiences that introduce a variety of art disciplines(e.g., drawing, painting, and sculpture) and media. They explore artists and cultures as well as value art in nature, their own work, and the work of others. The hallmark of all RAA Youth Art Classes is the emphasis on individual creative accomplishment in a relaxed and fun environment!

A special thank you goes out to all of the RAA teachers, artists, and members who have contributed over the years to the long tradition of providing quality art education to the children of our community!

Karen Coates, Youth Art Education Coordinator

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