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RAA News April 2012

Change in Take-in Date for April

Take-in for April’s show will be THURSDAY APRIL 26. We will hang on Friday, and thus be ready to celebrate Vintage Redlands on Friday evening.

Pat Meeker

Summer Arts at Dos Lagos

The Shops at Dos Lagos in Corona is inviting artists from southern California to enter this juried visual arts show.  Download the application and information by clicking this link: Summer Arts at Dos Lagos.  Prizes include $1,000 for the Best of the Show, $500 for first place, $400 for second place, $300 for third place and 14 prizes of $200 for honorable mention.  Take in for the show is on May 11th and 12th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  One entry fee is $20 and each additional entry is $15.  Maximum number of entries is three.  A unique feature of this show is that for every dollar an artist spends on entry fees, they will receive a gift card from the Shops at Dos Lagos.

The show is a cooperative effort with the Corona Art Association, the Redlands Art Association, the Riverside Art Association and, of course, The Shops At Dos Lagos.  For more information, visit the website or call the Redlands Art Association at (909) 792-8435.  The show will be open to the public from June 1 through June 30.

Dreaming of Paris

Have you been dreaming of Paris, the City of Lights? Have your thoughts wandered to the most romantic city on earth? Have you been wondering what to do with all your vacation time. The Redlands Art Association has the answer to your questions! Join us for an experience of a lifetime.

RAA is hosting a nine day trip (October 15-23, 2012) to beautiful Paris, France. The excursion includes airfare, hotels, transfers, most meals, entrance fees to museums including private guided tours, a cooking and art class and a boat ride on the Seine. We’ve even included an ice cream cone at the famous Le Berthillon ice cream shop.

You’ll visit The Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay, Notre Dame, the famous Moulin Rouge, Giverny the home of Claude Monet and the home of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette…the Palace of Versailles. You’ll enjoy dinner atop the Eiffel Tower, lunch overlooking Paris at the Musee d’Orsay and dinner at the famous Train Bleu. You’ll have time to explore the city on your own as well. We’ll even visit the Fragonard Perfume museum…the soaps and perfumes are incredible!

You may call our office to register or to get more information. Registration is open now and if you sign up before May 8th you will save $100. We invite you to attend an informational meeting at the RAA gallery on Monday, April 23 at 7:00 PM. Please call our gallery to reserve your seat at the meeting (909) 792-8435. We’ll have refreshments and people who can answer your questions and give you more details about this exciting trip.

I hope you will plan on joining us for this magnificent Adventure In Art!

Randy Hill, RAA Executive Director

Art Lover Passes

The Redlands Art Association recently lost a dear friend and long time volunteer. Joan Jensen passed away on March 27 after a valiant battle with cancer. Joan was not an artist but enjoyed and supported the arts. Joan served on the Board of Directors, including a term as Chairman. She was also one of the founding members of the Margaret Clark Art Education Endowment committee and served a term as Chairman. In addition, she also served on the RAA’s operating committee and was very active in a variety of the Association’s fund raising activities. Ms. Jensen was also very active in her church ans other community organizations.

Joan was very caring and friendly…she will be missed.

Randy Hill, RAA Executive Director

Who Are You?

Often times customers, media representatives and other artists ask for a brief biography of one of our many talented artists. In order for us to give them current information about you we refer to your biography on file. But alas, many of our bios are outdated or missing.

Please consider updating your information and emailing or sending it to the gallery as soon as possible. If you need a little help…simply call the office at (909) 792-8435 and ask for Liz or Randy.

Liz Coviello & Randy Hill

THANKS!!!

Behind every show at the Redlands Art Association Gallery there is a group of hard working, talented volunteers. They are the members of the “Hanging Crew”. They make sure every piece of art is displayed properly, every case is crystal clear and our featured artist’s work is an eye catching display. They spend hours of time planning and hanging each show.

So, on behalf of our artists, our volunteers and our visitors…thanks for all you do!

Gail Brownfield & Randy Hill

Smiley Park Will Become a Gallery for RAA’s Art in the Park

Artists will be hanging their masterpieces on pegboards, A-frames, and trellises. Glassware, pottery, wood crafts and jewelry will be set out to touch. Easy-Ups, canopies and umbrellas will add color and shade. It must be Art-in-the-Park time again!

Open Mother’s Day weekend, May 12 & 13 from 9 am to 5 pm., this is Redlands Art Association’s semi-annual outdoor sale. About 50 community artists and craftsmen will exhibit and sell their work in a variety of media at Smiley Park, which runs beside the Police Annex (old City Hall) on the corner of Vine and Orange Streets, downtown, Redlands. Sandy Davies, from the Redlands Art Association says “This is the best place to find original art from artists you can get to know. And don’t overlook the small pieces of art. I was pleasantly surprised to find a small watercolor in a friend’s motorhome!! She said it made her traveling home more like a real home.”

A Refreshment booth will offer light snacks and a variety of beverages. Sponsored by the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, their proceeds will fund community projects.

Artists are welcome to sign up and get a more detailed information sheet at the RAA Gallery and Art Center at 215 E. State Street, Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm or call 909-792-8435. Membership is not required. Original art only by the artist signing up.

The Redlands Art Association’s Sales Gallery and Art Center at 215 E State St, downtown, displays member=s artwork year round. Open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

Sandy Davies

Edwards Spring Art Show & Sale

You and your friends are invited to come to the

Spring Art Show and Sale with

Janet and Fred Edwards

Friday May 4th from 7:30 -10:00 p.m.

Saturday May 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday May 6th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

At

1314 Del Haven Court, Redlands, 92374

(909) 793-7169

Friday there will be music, wine and cheese and other refreshments.

 The show will feature recent designs, many requested designs as well as several editions that will soon end.

Cards, and our book “Palms to Peaks” also will be available.

COME AND ENJOY THE FUN – BRING YOU FRIENDS

Janet Edwards

Red Dirt Art Festival

Saturday, April 28, 10 am – 5:00 pm (Rain Date May 5, 2012)

Red Dirt Art Festival is a bi-annual event that is now held at Smiley Park which is located on Cajon & Vine St. behind the Police station, (where the RAA has held Art in the Park for years)Since 2005, the Red Dirt Art Festival has been connecting local artists with the Redlands community through outdoor events. Held each spring and autumn, more than 30 artists continue to gather and share their unique artwork that spans across virtually all mediums.

See their site for more information

Candy Glendening

April 5th Riverside Arts Walk Night, John Klure in RCAA Artist Spotlight

Riverside Community Arts Association (RCAA) will have its biennial exhibit “Imagining the Future of Reading 2012” from March 22 to April 21, with reception coinciding with Riverside’s next Arts Walk on Thursday, April 5, from 6:00 pm to to 9:00 pm. The “Reading” exhibit is in partnership with Riverside Public Library, and posters are made from five selected artworks, hung in the Library and placed on sale at RCAA. The Printmakers Network, sponsored by Riverside Art Museum (RAM) will be hosted by RCAA, hanging their prints in association with excerpts from selected poems and other literary expressions, in an exhibit called “Verse to Image.” Current examples of John Klure’s ceramic work, largely functional pieces, will be in the “Artist Spotlight,” an exhibit similar in nature to “Featured Artist” at RAA. The Young Artists Gallery section of RCAA will have a display sponsored by the California Arts Project-Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibit, featuring young Riverside County artists from regional schools.

The RCAA Arts Center is at 3870 Lemon St., a couple of doors south of University Ave. Phone #: 951-682-6737. Beyond Arts Walk Nights (1st Thursday of every month, 6-9 pm), the hours are Tuesday through Saturday, ll:00 am to 2:00 pm.

John Klure

Spring Art Camp News

Spring Art Camp, March 2012, was about Jelly Fish, Sea Horses and much more. One student exclaimed: “I am becoming more of an artist, like my Dad now!”, during a share time. This is why the R.A.A. supports the arts with children, enhancing their creativity with many opportunities. I found out near the end that student Lily (with purple flower), had had Mrs. Saab as her 1st grade teacher at McKinley which was real sweet. Mrs. Saab was one of my Master Teachers when I student taught! That was special to know.

 Gloria Steinweg

News on Home School Group

The Home School group is advancing, with over 3 groups of kids coming from different organizations such as: Sky Mountain, or other faith based groups, or private organizations. These classes take place Wednesday mornings. The students have been very bright, talented, of many ages; and this class has a higher involvement of parents (being Home School).

 Gloria Steinweg

New Artist Photography Service

I am pleased to announce the opening of a new company “theIMAGEis” in Riverside, CA. It has two functions: Photographing artwork, jewelry, and crafts for artists to use as a submission to a juried show (ZAPP and JAS), advertising and promotion, documentation, and web sites. Another capability we supply is the ability to correct, emend, and enhance your own digital images for you, thus saving you time and money. You are welcome to come to the studio and watch as we perform magic with an image.

There is more information at the web site: www.theIMAGEis.com

David Alter

Programs & Workshops

Danielle Wallis 10/27 Program

From Studio Art to Social Art, by Danielle Giudici Wallis

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 @ 7:00pm

The Tuesday Program is Free and open to the public.

Danielle Giudici Wallis will be presenting an overview of her work beginning with her early sculptural metalwork, and discussing the transition to more temporal materials and methods. She has moved from a solitary studio practice as an object maker, towards more of a social practice model which includes large and small collaborative projects.

Danielle is an artist, educator, and arts administrator. She received her BA from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and her MFA from Stanford University, where she was the recipient of the Murphy Cadogan Grant, the James Borelli Fellowship in Art, the Anita Squires Memorial Fund in Photography and a fellowship from the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts.   Her   work has been exhibited widely in the Bay area and beyond, including shows at Catharine Clark Gallery, Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art, Raid Projects in Los Angeles, A.I.R. in New York, and The California Palace of the Legion of Honor which holds one of her artist’s books in their Achenbach collection. She was nominated twice for SFMOMA’s SECA Award and participated in the American debut of Takashi Murakami’s GEISAI Miami. Most recently, she has been exploring social and collaborative practices.
Mobile Garden    33” x 35” x 91” 
Metal, reclaimed wood, plants,

synthetic grass, bicycle tires and hitch, 2013

Examples of this include her “Beating Invasives” project, which was part of the Riverside Art Museum’s “Art Make,” and a series of collaborative artists’ books with letterpress printer, Marie Dern. Her administrative work has become a complementary medium as she explores larger collaborative projects, bringing organizations and communities together through the arts.  She currently serves as the Executive Director of Arts Connection, The Arts Council of San Bernardino County.

 

Beating Invasives

Bicycle  Powered

Papermaking

and Plant

Tagging

2015

Riverside Art Museum

 

 

                                                            Portable Shelter   26” x 27” x 36”

Roofing shingles, adhesive, insulation, wood, steel

2008 

 

September Pastels Program

Exploring Pastels from Soup to Nuts! with Angela Koenig

Angela Koenig will talk about the Soft Pastel medium on Tuesday, September 26th at 7.00 pm. Programs are free and open to the public. She intends present an A-Z regarding soft pastels, types of paper and techniques. Here’s what Angela has to say about pastels:

Pastels are little gems of pure color! As a medium, they are fun to use and can be incorporated into your artistic works in a variety of ways! Their explosive and vibrant color make your paintings sing, however, many artists often under estimate the fantastic nature of this medium. Artist Angela Koenig will join us on September 26th at 7:00 pm to kick off our new season, and will answer your questions and help you to understand   what makes pastels such a great medium for artists!

Choosing the right pastel is critical and depends upon your use and technique. Angela will explain how to get started with your own collection of colors and most importantly how to keep the colors clean and glowing in your work! Additionally, the presentation will include several substrate options and painting techniques for use of this flexible medium with a number of different mixed media options. We will learn about pastels and their unique qualities; you will not want to miss this opportunity to explore the world of pastels, literally from soup to  nuts!

Over the years, Angela Koenig has developed her artistic skills using a variety of different media, including pastels, encaustics, printmaking, watercolor, acrylic and oil as well as Chinese brush and mixed media. Her spontaneous assembly of color and texture propels her distinctive style as she strives to capture the essential soul of her subjects which range from impressionistic and representational work to abstraction.  In her  mission statement Angela describes her personal artistic orientation - “Most artists concentrate on the visible. I strive to capture what is underneath the superficial layer to convey the very essence of my subjects. I’m not just putting a brush to canvas. Every stroke is an untold story: every painting reflects a vision of vitality and spirit.”  Her work is prismatically vibrant and aesthetically  complex.

As an award winning artist, Angela participates in a number of invitational shows, including the San Dimas Festival of Arts, and was one of only three American artists featured by the Escondido Museum of Art in a recent showing of international Encaustic works. She has been asked to give presentations on a variety of mediums as well as conduct workshops and demonstrations for various regional art groups.  Her work has been featured in several magazines, and she is currently a working member of the Critical Eye Studio, and well as the Palm Springs Art Museum Artist Council.

 

Program committee looking for members

The Program committee will be convening in July-August to develop the next Program series.

Committee members help select the artists - demonstrators - lecturers for the Programs. Each member choses or is assigned one of the program artists, handles the contact information for the artist and makes sure he/she has everything for their program.  Once the committee secures the program artists, they don't meet as a committee until the next summer.

Fun and exciting to meet other artists - usually from out of the area.  Contact the gallery coordinators to sign up.  Email: gallery@redlandsartassociaton.org or talk to Liz, Linda, Judith or Sandy at the gallery.

Featured Artists

McLaughlin & Rideout 10/28-11/18

Wine and cheese reception on Sunday, November 5th from 3 to 5 pm.

Diana McLaughlin and her son Casey Rideout are having a joint featured artist show because they have a shared interest in art; Diana’s medium is oils, Casey’s is photography.  They enjoy sharing ideas and talking about composition and color, thus thought it would be fun to do a joint show.  Our work will focus primarily on work from the California Central Coast where Casey lives and works and Diana lives part-time.

Diana H. McLaughlin Biography

I came to art late in life, after teaching elementary school, raising 3 children and working with community non-profits.  I enjoyed art classes while studying for a degree in Human Development from UC Davis and was always very aware of and creatively inspired by nature and my daily environment, but never actively participated in recreating it artistically.

I began taking oil painting and drawing instruction in earnest soon after my youngest child left for college. I’ve enjoyed classes at UC Riverside and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. I’ve also taken classes from skilled artists Lucille Van Wollfersdorf, Ken Auster, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Debra Huse, Carol Marine, Dennis Hare and Martha Cowan.  I take weekly inspiration and advice from my artists’ group, Critical Eye Studio.

My inspiration comes from my travels as well as daily life. I paint landscapes, still life and animals.

Very early in my art career I started entering my paintings in local art shows and, to my great surprise, was awarded 1st place in the RAA Multimedia Mini Show.  My work has been juried into several local art competitions and is in private and public collections. My work may be seen at dianamclaughlinfineart.com.

Diana’s Artist Statement

To me, art represents more than an object, rather hundreds of hours of mistakes, experimentations and successes. You are looking at days of frustrations, then moments of pure joy when it all works. I love the process and, sometimes, the outcome.

Biography: Casey Rideout

I was born in Los Gatos, CA. After short stays in Manhattan and the Pacific Northwest my family moved to Redlands, CA, where I spent the remainder of my childhood. As a boy I would make forts in and among the orange groves and canyons that have all but disappeared from the area. The taste of stolen oranges and the smell of blossoms are fond memories of my childhood.

I first took notice of photography as an art during a summer stay with my grandparents. Their guest bedroom, where I was staying, doubled as a darkroom. Examples of their work hung on the walls along with certificates from photo competitions that they had earned. Looking back, I think I was just interested because the pictures were of people that weren’t a part of my family, they were different and interesting. In retrospect I realize that my grandparents were capturing singular moments in time. Fleeting experiences that were easy to miss but had been made eternal because my grandparents took notice and captured them on film. When I finally put my hands on a camera of my own I felt like I’d found the lens through which I could view life.

My camera is my license to wander, to walk slowly through the world, taking notice of the small moments of beauty that are so easily missed. I’ve found a wonderful subject in the Central Coast of California, where long, sandy beaches are interrupted by jagged, rocky coastlines and grassy hillsides are patched with green vineyards.

My recent work has focused on the stretch of coastline between Montaña de Oro State Park, just south of Los Osos, and Estero Bluffs State Park, just north of Cayucos. I lean toward using long exposures to smooth out the surging tides and isolate my subjects and the light that plays across them. I find myself shooting both B&W and color photos in equal numbers, choosing B&W to capture the contrast of light and shadow, and color when the vibrancy of the natural world cannot be denied.

 

Bruce Herwig 10/7-27

Reception: Saturday, October 7 | 3:00-5:00 pm

Redlands Photo Enthusiast Bruce Herwig will be displaying his photography, coloring books and love for all things Redlands.

Light refreshments served. Attendees will have their choice of free coloring pages. Free and open to the public.

Joanna Mersereau 9/16 -10/7

Show Dates: Sept 16 - October 7

Reception: Saturday, Sept 23 4:30-6:30

I believe that everything is connected—the earth, the sea, all life forms and the universe. My way of showing this philosophy is in my technique of “see-through” arcs and lack of perspective.

Unlike usual perspective which places objects in the foreground as larger, in my paintings size does not matter. As in sumi scrolls, the higher in the painting, the farther is the object. In my paintings, an object can be the same size, whether in foreground or background.

My intention is for the viewer to be engrossed visually in the painting, with the eye continuing to follow new paths in lines, planes and values. The painting is successful if the viewer sees traditional objects which morph into semi-abstract design, then back into representation, a circular path.

Currently my paintings are vertical half sheets, with an underpainting of watercolor and vertical or horizontal dashes in gouache on top. The effect is one of a tapestry when viewed up close. When viewed farther away, the painting becomes one of a usual watercolor.”

Joanna Mersereau, A.W.S.

From Our Fearless Leaders

October 2017

As the days grow shorter I'm sure you are all grateful for the cooler temperatures and I imagine the plein air painters and photographers will be enjoying more opportunities for practicing their art.

As usual we have a packed calendar for the next month.  Our featured artists will be Bruce Herwig, photographer, followed by Diana McLaughlin.

Soon it will be time to be preparing your work for the next take-in for Autumn Gold on Oct. 20th. (If you have wall art please ensure that you have a wire for hanging.  This will ensure you do not get a phone call from the hard-working hanging committee asking you to pick up your work and adjust it.)

We are approaching that busy time of year that gives all of us an opportunity to display and sell.  Art For Heavens Sake on Oct. 13, 14, 15 will feature several of our artists along with other fine work.  This is followed closely by Art On State Street on October 29th.  There are still places left so if you have thought about it don't wait to sign up for a table.  Such a bargain at $25.

The night before will be our second annual Halloween party combined with the reception for Autumn Gold, that is October 28th. from 6-8.  Mark your calendars for a fun evening.  The suggested costume theme is "your favorite dead artist". There will be great snacks and movies again.

We are continuing with details of our refurbishing (see "Behind The Scenes" for more) and the compliments continue to roll in.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to make the gallery sparkle.

So, even though events in the news can be depressing, we artists and our clients provide a balance by continuing to value and reflect the beauty of our world.

Thank you for doing that.  It is so important at this time.

Maggie Macro, RAA President

Maggie Macro with glasses