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RAA News: August 2011

New Executive Director

The Board of Directors is indeed delighted to introduce Mr. Randall (Randy) K. Hill as our new and first ever Executive Director. Randy comes to us with excellent credentials in fundraising, marketing, working with non-profit and volunteer organizations.

Randy’s background includes serving as Executive Director of the Community Hospital of San Bernardino Foundation. Prior to that he served as Regional Development Director of the American Diabetes Association preceded by being the Executive Director of the March of Dimes Foundation. Earlier in his career he worked for the American Heart Association at the local, statewide, and national levels concluding in the position of Regional Vice President.

Randy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albright College in Reading, PA with a major in Economics and a minor in accounting. He also has take graduate course work in Business Administration at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

The expectations the Board has for Randy are to build strong fundraising and marketing programs to help us move to the higher level we set for ourselves in the recent Visioning project.

Larry Harvill, Board of Directors

Artists – Non-sitting Fee Reduced to $30

Your operating committee is very pleased to let you know that we have reconsidered the $60 fee for not working two shifts per show. We have concluded that the fee was too high considering our economic times and that the increase did not accomplish what we had hoped – substantially more artists willing to work as gallery attendants.

Effective with the show take-in of August 19th, if you are unable to work two shifts as a gallery attendant, you will be charged $30 ($15 per shift) in addition to the usual category fees.

We thank all of you who have taken the time to let us know your thoughts on this, and please remember that we are a volunteer organization. If you have any interests, talents or skills that you can donate to RAA we would be happy to hear about it.

Gail Brownfield, President

Can You Volunteer a Few Hours of Your time?

Our gallery/art center really needs your help!

  • Can you work a few extra hours as a gallery attendant? If yes, please contact Sue Kovacevich, 909-792-3291, suelovesart@earthlink.net
  • If you can help us keep our gallery clean and attractive, please contact Jerry Meeker, 909-793-5988, pjmeeker@gmail.com
  • Or if you have a talent or interest in any other area and are willing to donate your time, please call Judith Sparhawk, 909-793-1876,  jsparhawk746@yahoo.com.

Donating a few hours can mean a big difference!

Gail Brownfield, President

Fall Artist’s Way Workshop

As summer draws toward an end, it is time to think about fall, back to school, and new beginnings.  If you feel like it is time for something new, think about signing up for the new Artist’s Way Workshop.  This popular class is based on the bestselling book, The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron.  It is designed to unblock your creativity and to help in setting and reaching creative goals.  It is a fun and exciting class with a great group dynamic, and is led by photographer and successful workshop leader, Judith Sparhawk.

The class begins with a free no-obligation Orientation onWednesday, September 14, 2011at7:00 p.m.  This is a chance to learn more about this program, ask questions, and find out if it is for you.  The workshop will then begin the following week on Wednesday, September 21, from7:00to9:00 pm., and will continue weekly for 12 weeks.  Don’t miss it.  Come into the gallery to sign up, or come to the orientation.

For more information, call Judith Sparhawk at (909) 793-1876 or email jsparhawk746@yahoo.com.

Attention All Art Lovers and Afficianadoes

The Redlands Art Association needs some extra help! Many of you love art and support what the Gallery is doing towards educating the Public and especially the Children.

WE (RAA) need sitters(workers) at the desk to take sales and to answer questions. You would be completely trained! It’s fun! I love doing it because I feel more a part of the Gallery and what is happening there. Our computer system is easier now–trimmed down to a simpler format.

You would not have to join the Gallery with a membership. Let me know soon (call me at 909-793-5178) as our next Take-in is in 10 days and we need YOU.

Thanks, Patty Hayden

Inland Empire Artist Search

Spencer Lewis Marketing Group is searching for talented local artists who would be interested in having their work showcased in an annual report they are designing and producing for one of their clients, an investment group.

The theme for the annual report this year is “The Art of Investments” and they want to use artwork from local artists to illustrate the different sections of the report, featuring various art media, including painting, sculpture, photography, woodwork, glass, etc.

If you are interested in donating a photograph of your artwork for this purpose, please email a few small low resolution photographs of your work to Shawn Glaspell, our contact person for this project.  His email is sglaspell@spencerlewis.com.

Mr. Glaspell is hoping to have a good choice of artwork from which to make his selections by the end of August, so the images should be sent in as soon as possible.  For those chosen for print, a high resolution digital file will be needed.  They can assist in photographing the work for the print-quality images if necessary.

Last year’s annual report was beautifully prepared, glossy and professional, and this would be an excellent place to showcase our work.  Although there is no payment for this project, the artists’ names will be cited, as will RAA.  Let’s have good participation in this project.

                                                          Judith Sparhawk ~ jsparhawk746@yahoo.com

 Notes from MCAEEF

Smiley Elementary School has an art program called “Arts Attack” that has received funding from MCAEEF for several years. Here are a couple of pictures from their end of year show that occured in June.

Janet Evans

Offer of Free Driftwood

Driftwood, etc., located in a barn, is being given away by Steve Guggisberg, in Redlands. Call him at his cell #909 838 9655 if interested in looking (and taking) for artwork. He will be throwing it all away the end of August. He came in while I was attending the Gallery.

Evelyn Ifft

A Note from a New Member

I have been involved with photography in one form or another for over 60 years. For 30 years owned a photographic and industrial art generating studio in Illinois. I now reside in Riverside and am looking to get back to my first romance……doing digital photo reproductions for artists. The days of slide presentations are over (made over 4000 slides for artists over the years) and now we go digital and with a “brown belt” in Photoshop, can reproduce accurately images to CD disc (up to 60″ x 80″) for print making, web site, and projection viewing……..each needing a different size and pixel count.

I am a current member of RCAA and a past member of Redlands Camera Club, and RAM Camera Club. Have been involved with camera clubs for many years, offering talks and guidance as well as learning new techniques by members and speakers.

It will be a pleasure to be associated with Redlands Art Association

David Alter

Bra & Tie Contest

Enter for a chance to win a weekend getaway to South Coast Winery or other fabulous prizes!

The Bra and Tie Contest is a way to honor men and women who have conquered cancer and to remind us of those who have not. Show your support by expressing yourself through artistic decoration of a bra or tie.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and People’s Choice

Contest Guidelines:

  1. One entry per person
  2. Submit your decorated bra or tie to J.D. Myers (122 E. State Street, Redlands, CA) between August 15 and September 16, 2011
  3. People’s choice voting starts September 16, 2011
  4. Winners announced on September 30, 2011

Judging Criteria:

Points will be awarded in three areas

  1. Inspiration
  2. Creativity
  3. The Use of Decorative Material

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