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RAA News April 2015

Volunteer Needed!

The Board of Directors needs a volunteer to be the RAA Treasurer.  This person is a voting member of the Board and meets occasionally with the Operating Committee.

The duties are to coordinate with the Bookkeeper (Elena Pattison) and CPA (Jessie Powell) so as to be familiar with the accounting system and financial reporting.  The Board requires a financial report at meetings that occur typically every three months.  These reports are prepared by the Bookkeeper so the Treasurer only needs to be familiar with them so as to answer questions from the Board.

The Treasurer is also a co-signer for the RAA checking account at the local bank and investment accounts at Stiefel Investments.  The Treasurer chairs the Boards Finance and Investment Committee that meets once a year to review our investments with our official investment manager, Robert Heinze of Stiefel.  Those interested please contact Larry Harvill, Board Chair.

Kinetic Spring Thing Art & Music Festival

A few spots for artists are still available

The Kinetic Mind Body Wellness Center is hosting an Art & Music Festival, with Life Stream Blood Drive on Sunday, April 19th, 12:30-4:30 p.m. The Wellness Center is at 707 E. State Street, Redlands, a block up from Redlands High School.

Come see us and enjoy live music and local artists showcasing their art, see health and fitness demos, have some snacks and laughs. Those who donate will receive a 20-minute free massage.  Flyers are at the RAA gallery.

We have room for a few more artists to participate – call Cameron at 798-5536 for more information if you are interested.

 

Summer Art Courses at the University of Redlands, School of Continuing Studies

University of Redlands, School of Continuing Studies offers a number of art courses this summer (Summer School Art Flyer).  All courses are open enrollment – no formal application or registration process required.  Courses carry undergraduate credit, so students may apply them to a degree.  Courses are offered in Redlands or online.  To register, go to www.Redlands.edu/summer and click on Enroll Now.

For questions or more information, email info-scs@redlands.edu or (909) 748-8868.

Eric Blum,

Associate Dean, School of Continuing Studies

Art from California’s INLAND EMPIRE & BEYOND

The Inland Empire Museum of Art invites you to the first exhibition of its entire collection featuring over 125 artists and more than 200 works of art.

Many prominent artists represented are from the Inland Empire: Dennis Hare, Karen Kauffman, Joanna Mersereau, Don O’Neill, Duree Waseem, R. Mike Nichols and others.

  • Opening Reception: Sun., April 12 from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
  • Exhibit from April 11 to May 3rd
  • Gallery Open Wed thru Sun 11 to 4 p.m.
  • Free parking at Gate 1 (in front of art building)

 

The Millard Sheets Art Center is located at 1101 West McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768  For more information visit their website or call 909-865-4161

For further information about IEMA, visit their website.

Submitted by Joanna Mersereau

 

 

Program and Workshop Coming in May: Oil Painter, Martha Cowan

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Martha Cowan, a nationally recognized artist, whose beautifully designed paintings with heightened color, are in many private collections.  She will be the guest artist at the May, Tuesday evening program, titled,  Paint What You See, and Less.   During the program, she will demonstrate painting a small still life from life, as she talks about how to design a painting, the use of brushes, colors, and so much more.

martha-cowan

Her program will be followed by a workshop:

Paint What You See, and Less

Saturday, May 30 from 9:30 – 3:30

During the workshop, she will emphasize how to design a painting and how to know when to wipe off a bad drawing.  Each participant should go home with at least one painting.

Mark your calendar now for these upcoming events!

 

Hangar 24 AirFest is an RAA Fundraiser too!

Hangar 24 Brewery will donate $2 to RAA for every ticket sold to Hangar 24 AirFest ticket through this weblink. Or, if you go to the Hangar Air Fest link and type in promo code RAA we will also receive the $2 / general admission ticket. If you spring for the VIP ticket, we receive $25 to the gallery per ticket! Through April 24. So, celebrate May and…think of Us! May 16th 12 PM to 10 PM. Calll Dylan at Hangar 24 Chairities for more info (760) 780-2462.

Yucaipa Gallery Show April 21-25

Ravens Nest Gallery in Yucaipa is inviting artists to enter their juried multi media art show for the month of May 2015.  Drop off art at their gallery between April 21st and 25th, 10am-6pm.  22”x26” max size including frame or base. Fees: $20 1pc, $35 2pcs, $45 3pcs.  30% commission on sales.  Ravens Nest Gallery, 35153 Yucaipa Blvd, Yucaipa.  Contact Alycia Wheeler, 909-747-7765.

 

San Bernardino Art & Music Festival April 13 deadline

May 13 is the Arts & Music Festival at Cal State San Bernardino!
Part of the festival is a juried art fair for visual artists.  You are all invited to submit your artwork for consideration.  The submission process is online; the deadline is April 13; it is free to submit, $40 participation fee, if accepted.
The focus of the art fair is to provide a venue for established, as well as, emerging artists where their artwork will get a lot of exposure.
https://amf.csusb.edu/art/AMFArtFair.htm.   If you still have questions, call Paige Taylor, 909-537-7783.

Programs & Workshops

January Program

Tuesday, Jan 23. at 7pm

Pat Rose Ford will be our January program speaker. She’ll talk about pastels and plein air painting.

Oakes’ Techniques Program

‘Universal Painting Techniques’  presented by Joe A Oakes

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Tuesday Evening Programs are Free and open to all.

Joe A. Oakes was born in Chicago and moved to Southern California in 1992. He received his BFA from California State University Fullerton in 1997. He worked for several years as a graphic designer before launching his career as a full time artist. Shortly thereafter he began teaching classes.

He now teaches classes and workshops throughout Southern California where he also exhibits his work! He continues to receive awards and recognition for his work and hopes that his artwork and teaching will inspire others to create. Joe says:

 

“Each painting is an emotional response to color... real or imagined but always felt.”

 

“All of us, in varying degrees, have become blind to the colors of our world. The mind dictates the color of things without true observation. Giving those colors back to each of us through painting is my goal.

 

Taking the time to see the least obvious colors in everything is the start. Then I make those colors bigger, bolder and brighter so they become the star. That is the spark needed to awaken our desire to know color better and enjoy it in our everyday lives.”

The demonstration will detail the artists approach to a landscape painting by discussing composition, perspective, color and value. Joe will also talk about the techniques he uses to create a feeling of blended colors and depth.

Universal Painting Techniques

presented by Joe A Oakes

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Joe A. Oakes was born in Chicago and moved to Southern California in 1992. He received his BFA from California State University Fullerton in 1997. He worked for several years as a graphic designer before launching his career as a full time artist. Shortly thereafter he began teaching classes.

He now teaches classes and workshops throughout Southern California where he also exhibits his work! He continues to receive awards and recognition for his work and hopes that his artwork and teaching will inspire others to create. Joe says:

“Each painting is an emotional response to color... real or imagined but always felt.”

“All of us, in varying degrees, have become blind to the colors of our world. The mind dictates the color of things without true observation. Giving those colors back to each of us through painting is my goal.

Taking the time to see the least obvious colors in everything is the start. Then I make those colors bigger, bolder and brighter so they become the star. That is the spark needed to awaken our desire to know color better and enjoy it in our everyday lives.”

The demonstration will detail the artists approach to a landscape painting by discussing composition, perspective, color and value. Joe will also talk about the techniques he uses to create a feeling of blended colors and depth.

Tuesday Evening Programs are Free and open to all.

 

Featured Artists

Dec 9-30 Ken Carmean, potter

December Featured Artist - Ken Carmean
Show Dates: December 9—30
Reception: Saturday, December 9, 3–5PM

Redlands Art Association is honored to present Ken
Carmean, our featured artist, December 9–30.

Ken started making Pottery in his Senior year of High
School, from there he attended the local Junior College
in San Bernardino, Majoring in Art. He enrolled in Dick
Bossard’s class and It wasn’t long before he was an
emerging Studio Potter, making clay, glazes, loading
glaze kilns, firing Salt and Raku kilns. Then Proposition
13 hit and the college was shuttered for the summer.
After a season with a Hot Shot crew in the Forest
Service Ken went back to doing what he loved, working
full time as a Potter. He worked for this amazing potter
from Fontana who had a production studio. There he
learned how to throw a wide variety of forms quickly. He
also learned how to single-fire work to save on costs.
For 14 years he operated Arrowhead Stoneware. He
has sold his work all over the western United States to
many different retailers, art shows, and Galleries. After
a 7-year break from pottery Ken discovered Sonoma
Community’s Ceramics Program. Ken Carmean has
been teaching Ceramic’s classes for the past 5 years
at SCC.
“At SCC, we have two gas kilns that fire to cone 10, 3 Skutt
electric kilns that do a multi-range of firings, a Raku and
Soda kiln. There’s a fully equipped print shop, and a Fiber
Arts class room, and a lot more,” says Ken. For more
information go to sonomacommunitycenter.org.

Palmer & Roeder 11/18-12/8

On November 18th through December 8th, The Redland's Art Gallery will feature two prominent and highly esteemed ceramic artists, Penny Palmer and Nancy Ann Roeder.

Penny has been "playing with clay", as she puts it, for the past 4 decades. Penny has always loved art.  She is passionate and inquisitive about all of its aspects.  Penny is an accomplished carver of stone in alabaster, howlite, septarian nodules and precious soapstones of choice colors with their attractive jade-like appearance.  Additionally, she has learned side-by-side with 4th generation horse painter, Ning Yeh, and Penny skillfully captures the presence and spirit of the Chinese Brush Painting watercolor and ink flow.  She excels in the tradition and creates her own masterpieces. Her experience and diversity in various mediums allows Penny the freedom to create pieces that are unique and held to the high standards of balance, form, beauty and function. "There's a lot of knowledge and skill I have to pass along to my students".  She teaches ceramics at the Redlands Art Gallery to children and adults on Monday afternoons and evenings.

 

Nancy Ann Roeder has been working in several mediums throughout her artistic career.  In her youth she won an award which placed her artwork in the Manhattan Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Nancy comes from a very artistic family, and like her Mother, she enjoys teaching. Sharing her art with others, Nancy is always looking to embolden the next generation of future artists. Nancy currently teaches hand building ceramic classes on Monday afternoons & evenings at RAA. Come out and see Nancy's unique style and absolutely beautiful pieces from the functional pottery works to the purely esthetic, there is something here for everyone.

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.

 

From Our Fearless Leaders

December 2017

Once again, as I write this, I am distracted by the loss connected with all the fires burning in the south western areas of our state, which are especially tragic at this time of year.

The month's activities at RAA have been numerous, as we continue to grow and expand our membership and visibility.  It began on Nov. 17th. with the take in for the Christmas tree ornaments.  The tree is now bedecked with many different styles of decoration and looks very attractive.  I hope you plan to come by to see if one of them has to go home with you.

On Saturday Dec. 18th. Suzanne Burke and I represented RAA at The Elks Club Hootenannie, which I will report on later.  The following day was another lively and well attended reception for the two featured artist potters, Penny Palmer and Nancy Ann Roeder.  I hope you have had a chance to see their wonderful inventive display.  This will be followed by Ken Carmean, another potter, but a very different style.  Following this there will be a very special event on Jan 5th. when the featured artist wall will be  honoring Peggy and Vernon Dornbach resplendent with the new signs donated by them and being made as I write.

On Friday Dec. 1st a record number of members brought in work for the Christmas show, "All That Glitters," and the next day the hanging crew were mightily challenged to hang and display all the wall and table art.  We have a wonderful range of items available now.

While the hanging was happening it was also The "Made in Redlands Open Studios Tour” featuring several of our artists and the gallery.  Our RAA patio was used by Penny Palmer to demonstrate use of the pottery wheel and she drew quite a crowd, several of whom seemed mesmerized by the process.  One spectator, under Penny's guidance, threw her own pot.

We are now into our seasonal extended opening hours; 5.30 on weekdays  10 to 1.00 on Sundays, and our late evening on Thursday, so please tell your friends there is plenty of time to shop.

In the coming months look for new and different adult classes and an opportunity to paint along with Martha Cowen.

Meanwhile I wish you all a safe and joyous celebration of the season.

Your President,

Maggie Macro

Maggie Macro with glasses