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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

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.

Program Committee looking for program artists

Please contact the Gallery if you have a suggestion for a program artist. We're looking for people to promote the visual arts ... and even teach us a thing or two. For example, we've had painters, sculptors, photographers... they tell us how they got into the arts, how they do their art, how they promote their art and tthen, an art historian who shows us what made them famous.

The new program series start in September.

Give us your suggestions!   Email: gallery@redlandsartassociation.org

New Program Series – start in September

The Program Committee will be scheduling new lectures and demonstrations for Sept 2017 through May 2018.

Featured Artists

Joanna Mersereau 9/16 -10/7

Show Dates: Sept 16th - October 7th

Reception: Sunday, Sept 23rd 3 - 5pm

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.

Davies & Sparhawk 8/19 – 9/15

Sandy Davies

Sandy Davies will be one of the Featured Artists at the Redlands Art Association Gallery downtown Redlands, from August 19 to September 15, 2017. Davies’ watercolors exhibit is concurrent with Judith Sparhawk’s photography exhibit. A “Meet the Artists” reception will be Saturday, August 26 from 5 to 7 pm.

For this exhibit, Davies will be focusing on her love of the small British sports car, the Austin-Healey. Ron Davies, Sandy’s better half, has collected and maintained several beautiful Healeys. Davies’ watercolors will depict the back roads of Southern California, as traveling with her car club bypasses the boring freeways and looks for interesting places off the beaten path. Hopefully, you’ll get a sense of the top down convertible - wind in your hair - as you view her work. However, her travels seldom put the Healey in jeopardy … no gravel or off-roading for the Healey! While watercolors is her love, she has also worked in other media: monoprint, paper collage, acrylics.

Currently, Davies is one of the Gallery Coordinators, staffing the RAA Gallery downtown, as well as publicity and events coordinator . She has been a past chairman of the board of directors, and president of the Redlands Art Association, serving now on the board as secretary. She is a displaying artist in the RAA Gallery and has been since the early 1980s.

A Featured Artist Show by Judith Sparhawk

Bending Reality is the theme of photographer Judith Sparhawk’s Featured Artist Show at Redlands Art Association from August 20th to September 15th.  This is part of a double show featuring the work of both Watercolorist Sandy Davies and Sparhawk.  A reception for both shows will be held on Saturday, August 26th, from 5 to 7 pm.

Sparhawk is well known in the local area for her unique photography, her intricate photo collages, and her beautiful images of Redlands.  She has had her work included in several calendars, national publications and collections.  She has published four books of her photographs and writing. She has won numerous awards in competitions and juried shows.

In recent years Sparhawk has found the most joy and creative inspiration in working with  digital photography, combining images, creating painterly effects, and at times even bordering on surrealism in her work—thus “Bending Reality”.  Her work has developed far from traditional photography, and is both beautiful and thought-provoking. This show will include examples of her photographic art, going well beyond the usual—don’t miss it!

Redlands Art Association’s Gallery is located downtown at 215 E. State Street, Redlands. (909) 792-8435.

The gallery is open from 11 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday.

Teri Adams  7/15-8/4

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 22 from 3-6 pm

Redlands artist and graphic designer Teri Adams will be one of this summer’s featured artists at Redlands Art Association. The exhibit will be on view from July 15 through August 4. The artist reception will be on Saturday, July 22 from 3-6 PM.

Adams’ watermedia paintings are abstract, and not so abstract. Her current works grow from landscape and architectural themes, reacting to what she sees and translating it into form, color, texture and shape.

“I like the idea of using old architectural elements to make a contemporary painting.”

She goes beyond reporting what’s been observed. Blurred lines between objective and subjective imagery coexist within her work, with shapes that suggest, rather than dictate. Continually adjusting color, form, shape and texture during the painting process keeps her looking forward to each new exploration.

From Our Fearless Leaders

August 2017

Hello Everyone!  This is your new president, Maggie Macro. I have lived in Redlands just three years and joined RAA immediately.  I was asked to join the Operating Committee in my first year. Consequently, there are many people who do not know me, so if you see me please introduce yourself if I do not get to you first.

I am taking over at a very exciting time.  As I'm sure you know, we are closing the gallery next week for a major overhaul.  Our new VP, Stephanie Heaston, is leading this endeavor along with her husband and many helpers.  When we reopen on August 11 you can expect to see new carpet on the walls to show off the wall work, newly painted pedestals for the three dimensional work and a new modern desk area. The gallery attendants will be happy to have a comfortable chair to work from which they are going to be choosing soon!

Of course, we are hoping that this new image will increase our sales and visibility in the community, as there are still so many people, even those who have lived here for years, who do not know of our existence.

We now send out the quarterly postcards with our upcoming events and those of us on the board take them to venues in the community.  It would help a great deal if you could come by the gallery and pick up a few to distribute to family, friends and venues and in doing so you will be able to see our improvements and appreciate anew what a wonderful asset this is to Redlands and surrounding areas.

The board consists of a mixture of old and new members and if you are a new member of RAA you will not know any of us.  In the coming months look for a profile of each of us in the newsletter.

Thank you for belonging to RAA.  I look forward to serving you to the best of my ability.  Here's to a great year!

Maggie Macro, RAA President

Maggie