Art & Abstraction – Simply A “Blurred” Reality by Angela Koenig

Angela Koenig, an artist who enjoys exploring a variety of styles and media, will be the guest speaker at RAA.  For this program, she will focus on her interest in creating paintings that are expressive abstractions, using various water media.  She will emphasize her desire to express beyond what is visible.

Tuesday, September 22 @ 7:00 PM

Program is FREE to all.

Note:  A workshop will follow on Saturday, September 26th from 9 AM – 4 PM

Art & Abstraction – Simply A “Blurred” Reality with Angela Koenig


The Art of Flintknapping with James K. Bowden

Flintknapping is the act of chipping stone to create tools and other objects.  An arrowhead is a common example of a flintknapped item, but is it an artwork?  Join professional flintknapper, James Bowden, to explore the modern flintknapping revival, and its’ roots in ancient forms.  You will be amazed by the innovative and beautiful, sculptural work being produced by flintknappers today!

Tuesday, October 27 @ 7:00 PM

Program is FREE to all.

Note:  A workshop will follow on Saturday, October 31st from 10 AM – 3 PM

Flintknapping Workshop with James Bowden


On the Outside Looking In – Detachment & Creativity with Jeff Owens

Well known, award winning artist, Jeff Owens will talk about how he has always felt about his personal relationship to “the world of the visual arts,” and how that has taken him to the type of artwork he’s been creating lately. The program will be a kind of half and half talk.  Part one will be an overview of the many phases (era’s?) his art has gone through.  Part two will be about what he is doing now and how it relates to what he did back then.  Jeff will bring, to the program, several of his artworks along with some photos.  He will discuss how he goes from the birth of an idea to a “finished” artwork.  Also, he’ll share what he has learned about using acrylics and why he has elected to use that medium, so much, in the past few years.  It should be a fun, fascinating and upbeat presentation.  NOT TO BE MISSED!

Tuesday, November 17 @ 7:00 PM

Program is FREE to all.


Oil Painting the Lively Still Life with Karen Werner 

Karen Werner is an accomplished artist that paints in both oil and watercolor, using a wide range of subject matter.  She enjoys variety and challenge, while always striving to paint with versatility. She paints realistically, but in a loose poetic way.  During her program she will discuss her life’s journey as an artist, including her philosophy and techniques as she works on a demonstration painting.  Don’t miss the opportunity to see and hear this much sought after artist.

Tuesday, February 23 @ 7:00 PM

Program FREE to all.

Note: A workshop will follow on Saturday, February 23 from 9 AM – 4 PM

MARCH 2016

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA:  Painting Paradise in Plein Air

During the Late 19th Century and Early 20th Century

by Professor Linda Kay Zoeckler

A distinguished art historian, Professor Linda Kay Zoeckler is coming to RAA to tell about the early Northern California, plein air, artists who created wonderful paintings that come with absolutely captivating stories.  The paintings are so very different from the early Southern California artworks, that Zoeckler told about in a fascinating program in 2014.  She will discuss factors such as the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fires, the Gold Rush, the Indians, as well as different weather/ light conditions that contribute to the artworks being so unlike those of the early Southern California artists.  While discussing the artworks and the amazing stories of those courageous and productive artists, she will be showing about 200 visual images of the plein air landscape paintings.  If you have a passion for art, you won’t want to miss this program!

Tuesday, March 22 @ 7 PM

Program FREE to all.


The Art and Imagination of Theme Park Design with Bill Butler

Bill Butler is the Director of Creative Design for Garner Holt Productions, Inc., the world’s largest theme park design and animatronic production company.  Bill will give insight into the unique artistic requirements of themed entertainment.  A veteran of dozens of attractions around the world, Bill will illustrate the challenges designers face in crafting characters, locations and storylines in the unique theme park environment.  From Disney to Universal, Knott’s Berry Farm to Thomas the Tank Engine, the talents that go into making theme parks and attractions is different from any other medium.  COME AND LEARN ABOUT THE METHOD BEHIND THE MAGIC!  It can only be fascinating.

Tuesday, April 26 MAY 17 @ 7:00 PM    (An unexpected conflict occurred so program date was changed to May 17 @ 7:00 PM.)

Program is FREE to all.

MAY 2016

The Art of Stained Glass with Tom Medlicott

An admired and accomplished artist, Tom Medlicott has been working in stained glass for more than 40 years and has created about 4,000 windows, as well as tables, signs, etc.  His work is in cities all over California. His most expensive to date, is a $45,000. church window.

Medlicott moved to Redlands, with his family, in 1977 and has since created many wonderful stained glass windows in the community.  Most notably, several of his windows are in Smiley Library, as well as the University of Redlands, Olive Market and many Redlands homes. His work is well represented in Redlands.  He is a meticulous craftsman, creating designs in glass that are often intricate and complex.

Come hear Medlicott speak on his life, stained glass, and the stories he creates in glass.  He is an energetic and enthusiastic artist who is so interesting to listen to.

Tuesday, May 31 @ 7:00 PM

Program is FREE to all.


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