My Way with Watercolor with Ed Sotello

Ed Sotello is an award winning artist and an extremely popular teacher.  He has worked in many media, with watercolor being one of his favorite.  He will demonstrate in watercolor, while discussing his techniques, passion and philosophy on creating art.  Ed should be an inspiration, no matter what your favorite art media might be.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Note:  A workshop will follow on Saturday, February 21;

 My Way with Watercolor  with Ed Sotello

Program is FREE to all.


MARCH 2015

When Life Turns Upside Down:  Art Emerges – Snezana Petrovic

Snezana Petrovic is an amazingly creative artist who has stretched art boundaries in so many directions.  She is an award winning 2D, 3D and 4D artist, independent curator, gallery director, arts educator and more.  Petrovick combines unexpected materials sometimes creating art events, installations and performances in addition to painting and other works of art.  As a freelance designer in both Europe and the U.S., she has designed more than 225 theatrical productions, as well as 22 TV shows and eight movies.   Her work has been exhibited throughout California, nationally and internationally in such places as Singapore, Amsterdam, Belgrade, Japan and Prague.  Don’t miss hearing this imaginative and enthusiastic artist share her artistic passions, creations, experiences, knowledge and discoveries.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Note:  A workshop will follow on Saturday, April 4;

The CreativeSpark with Unorthodox Materials – Snezana Petrovic

Program is FREE to all.


APRIL 2015

Absence/Presence by  Artist Renee Azenaro

Renee Azenaro, is a gifted, multi- talented, artist and art educator.  She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York; but now, with her family, resides in Redlands and teaches art at the University of Redlands.  Her work in installation, sculpture, mixed media, drawing, works on paper, printmaking and painting has been exhibited extensively in both group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally in Greece, Italy, Romania, Puerto Rico and Serbia.

In her art, Renee explores the experience of absence/presence in life; the understanding of what is there, as it is understood, by what is not there.  The materials selected in the making of her work, are easily found and are selected for their purpose, workability, for re-purpose and beauty.  As guest artist, she will share about herself and her art-making exploration experiences, expressing Absence/Presence.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Program is FREE to all.


MAY 2015

 Paint What You See, and Less with Martha Cowan  

Martha Cowan is a nationally recognized artist, whose paintings are in many private collections.  She loved making art as a young child and has continued to do so throughout her life.  She pursued a career as a graphic designer, while at the same time continuing her love with painting.  Today she primarily works in oils and strives for great design using bold brush strokes and heightened color.  Simple scenes from everyday life become important when portrayed in a painting.  “To give value to seemingly insignificant subjects is what I love to do,” says Martha.

During her Tuesday program, Martha will demonstrate painting a small still life from life, as she talks about how to design a painting, how to simplify a painting and how to paint large shapes with big brushes and small shapes with smaller brushes.  She will emphasize that the choosing of what to put in and what to leave out is what makes a painting a painting and not a photograph.

Don’t miss hearing and seeing this exceptional artist at work.

TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Program is Free to all.

Note:  A workshop will follow on Saturday, May 30 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Paint What You See, and Less – Martha Cowan


For more information on these and other program offerings, contact the Redlands Art Association: 909-792-8435