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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

“Georgia O’Keeffe… continued”

With Linda Zoeckler, 4-25-17

The April Program at the Redlands Art Association Gallery will be the lecture and photos, “ Georgia Totto O'Keeffe: Later Works”, by art historian, Linda Zoeckler on Tuesday, April  at 25, 7 pm.

Zoeckler, taught art history at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA.

The Gallery is located at 215 E. State St, downtown, Redlands. No charge, public welcome.

Clay Safari Class

Upcoming Class: Clay Safari beginning April 17!

Penny Palmer and Nancy Roeder will teach and guide you on a five week adventure through the clay safari outback at the Redlands Art Association, located at 215 State Street in the city of Redlands.

Penny has been involved in ceramics and teaching hand building, throwing & sculpture over the past forty years with low fire, mid range, wood & kazegama firings, pit and raku firing, and traditional stoneware and porcelain high fire pieces that have made their way into homes and private collections throughout the globe!

“I love working with clay and teaching new and experienced clay artists", Penny states." I am a Studio Potter, dedicated to passing along the knowledge, skills, secrets, shortcuts and techniques that I have gleaned over the course of my lifetime to train the next Studio Potters for our future”.

Nancy excels in hand building and incorporating her unique surface textures, designs and decorating techniques.  she exhibits her pieces locally and they have become sought after in juried art shows.

This new clay safari class will give you hands on experience taming the raw, wild and savage clay into one-of-a-kind pieces that you will decorate, glaze and take home to your collection.

  • 5 Monday nights 6pm - 8:30pm
  • April 17, 24, through may 1, 8, & 22
  • RAA member $75.00*/non member $100.00*
  • Book your passage now! 909 792 - 8435

* There is a one-time $25.00 materials fee for the whole course payable to the instructor at the first class.

Indigo Scarf Dyeing Workshop

When: Saturday, March 18 from 9 - 1 (bring lunch), with a rain date of Sunday, March 19.

Where: 1309 W Olive Ave.Redlands, CA 1.5 miles from RAA, grey house with white trim on the corner of Olive and Lakeside

Indigo is an ancient form of dyeing that is so much fun! There’s an almost magical process where white cloth is immersed into a vat of yellow liquid – when removed, it quickly turns from yellow, to green, to blue. Of course, it’s not magic, just a bit of chemistry! In this class, we’ll explore different ways to add pattern to cloth using different “physical resist” techniques, called Shibori . After folding, clamping and tying some white fabric, you’ll immerse it in an indigo vat and see how those manipulations create fun patterns like these:

 

You’ll leave with 1 or 2 (for another fee) scarf in your choice of silk or cotton/silk blend patterned by your own hands, and instructions on how easy it is to make your own indigo vat with pre-reduced indigo.

Candy Glendening is addicted to color! She dyes fabric so she can have just the hue & texture she wants, and then uses it to make art quilts and “everyday art”. By day, she teaches Biology at the University of Redlands in Southern California; by night/weekend/online she also teaches quilting and dyeing. She has written 29 articles for various F & W Media/Interweave quilting magazines, appeared in 8 episodes of “Quilting Arts TV” and has two Quilting Arts Workshop videos: “Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art” and “Free Motion Machine Sketching: Drawing with Thread from Birds to Botanicals”. For more information, visit her website CandiedFabrics.com

Fee: $65/$50 for RAA member + $12 materials fee/student due Instructor Register in the Gallery

Featured Artists

Jennifer Ali 6/3 – 6/24

You are invited to the Art Show and Opening Reception by artist Jennifer Ali on Friday June 16, 6 - 8 pm. Refreshments will be served. Come meet this professional artist of 36 years and see her most recent work.

Linda Richards 5/13 – 6/3

Featured Artist brings her Father’s Vintage Photos to Life

Featured artist Linda Richards from Redlands will be showcasing her vintage themed oil paintings in her show, “Scenes from my Father’s Past,” at the Redlands Art Association Gallery at 215 E. State Street, downtown, from May 13th through June 3rd.

After her father died, Richards discovered negatives of black and white photos he took as a young unmarried man in the late 30s and early 40s. Some were from stage shows in Chicago or New York, some from road trips throughout the country.

Recognizing their importance, she contacted a couple museums to see if they were interested, but the subject matter and featured cities covered too wide a range.

Now she’s finally found them a home -- through her color oil painting renditions.

Richards says it’s been a fun journey to map out his travels.

In several cases, she’s returned to the places he stood to take his photos. “When I was in New York in December, I found the vantage point at Times Square and also one on Wall Street,” she says. She has also discovered how he took them, from the back of a taxi or perhaps his Dad’s car. One of her paintings from Time Square shows her grandfather in the crowd.

“I love how they tell stories, or how they show quirky vaudeville shows popular at the time, and of course, the street scenes are full of vintage cars and even old Checker cabs,” Richards says.

The biggest challenge was also the most fun, choosing what colors to use. Some feature a limited sepia palette, while others like the Time’s Square scenes are full of color.

She’s happy to give them a new voice through her paintings, and to honor her father by exhibiting his original photographs in her show. She also wonders how many people have old vintage photographs in their family that could be put to similar use.

Richards welcomes all to her reception at the Redlands Art Association on Saturday, May 20th from 4 to 6 pm.
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P. Lenker & E. Carr 4/22-5/13

Show Dates: 4/22/17 - 5/13/17

Peter Lenker

Some recent work in ceramics by local resident and ceramist Peter Lenker will be exhibited in an upcoming show at the Redlands Art Association Gallery.

As Featured Artist Lenker is displaying a collection of small stoneware jars, and some pieces fired by a primitive pit-fire technique.

Lenker received his MFA in ceramic sculpture at UC Santa Barbara (1981). He has been a professional production potter in New Zealand and in Australia.

This recent work reflects on some elements from the past, including examples of classic celadon glazes of ancient Asian origin, and also some glazes reminiscent of ash-fired pots.

Elizabeth Carr

Elizabeth Carr was always very interested in Art. Like most people she was raised to believe that there is no money to be made in that career choice. She went to school & got a Computer Science degree. For over 20 years she spent 40 - 70 hours a week in front of a keyboard.

In 2003 she took her first watercolor class. She studied painting with many great teachers including Sylvia Megerdician, Chris VanWinkle, Tom Fong and Collage artist Gerald Brommer. She works mainly with Mixed media and Collage.  She spent years selling her work at art festivals & now has a small gallery called Studio C, 260 W Bonita Ave, Claremont.

Her statement for this show reads:

“Travels – abstracted

I’ve been an abstract painter since I picked up a brush. This body of work is all about my fascination with the way people live. When I am in an airplane looking down at the landscape there is an intense curiosity about the places people live. When they live in the middle of the country, on farmland I wonder about how they got there and what they are doing at the moment we fly over. I start with one of these impressions in my head and balance the painting with values. My signature touch is the collage papers I add. I love the patterns and textures they add.”

From Our Fearless Leaders

April 2017

Have you stopped by the gallery in the last couple of weeks? Spring fever has attacked the RAA! We are refreshing the gallery over the next few months and we started with Youth Education Art supplies cupboards which includes installation of the custom built drying rack and paper storage unit created by Maggie Macro’s husband, Joe. Suzanne Burke and helpers have been hard at work sorting out supplies and finding new homes for them all. It’s still a work in progress but the change is inspiring.

Our new show “Blooming Lovely” heralds the arrival of Annual Redlands Garden Tour the weekend after Easter and we are on the map again. Tickets are now available for sale in the gallery. This time we are combining our Opening Reception with Christine White, our current Featured Artist Opening Reception on Saturday 15th April from 2-4 pm. It's Christine’s birthday so there will be multiple celebrations and everyone is welcome and there might even be “cake”!

Spring show season is with us. Many thanks to all the artists who kept their fingers crossed for fine weather and either participated in Art on State Street and the Downtown Art Walk or stopped by to visit on a lovely Sunday afternoon. We had a fabulous day and the weather was perfect this time.  You will find many of our artists submitting work for local shows and Sandy Davies, publicity, will be sending out regular mail chimp emails with call’s for artists. Good luck to everyone with their endeavours.

Liz Coviello, RAA president

Liz-Coviello