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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

May 23 Program – Bruce Herwig

Bruce is going to present his "How-tos" on marketing your art work.  His examples will be his popular Color Me Redlands coloring books, calendars and Redlands landscape photography.

Tuesday, May 22 at 7 pm.  Public welcome... no charge.

“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.

Featured Artists

Lori Worby-Krebs 6/24-7/13

Opening Reception June 24 from 3-5 pm

Lori Worby-Krebs is a local artist who has lived most of her life in Southern California. She worked as a high school counselor and teacher in Redlands for 22 years before she decided to follow her heart and paint. She will be the featured artist June 24-July 18 and will be showing her "Dance of Life" series where she explores the idea of dance with abstract figures. She observed so much hatred and division during the last presidential election that dance became her metaphor for letting go; of political distractions that keep people from understanding what is really important in life.

The idea that we can choose how to dance our way through life and face it's challenges with hopeful outcomes became her theme in this progressing series. She calls her art "IF" art because she starts with an "Idea" and then watches her idea come to "Fruition" on the canvas. She says painting ideas helps her explore truths and lessons in life. Her abstract figurative works are colorful and can range from serious to whimsical but her hope is to prompt the viewer to think about everyday life. She uses a colorful acrylic palette to set up the mood and focuses on shapes and values to tell her story. She hopes everyone will enjoy the show and dance with open hearts. "Dance Your Hats Off" was one of the first paintings for the series.

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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From Our Fearless Leaders

May 2017

What an amazing Spring we are having! Fabulous wild flower displays throughout Southern California, snow in the mountains this weekend and incredible meteor showers! It’s been a busy month in the gallery with the Horticultural Garden Tour, and the Vintage Redlands Wine and food tasting tour plus many of our artists are participating in local art shows. Many thanks to the local florists and RAA members who made the stunning floral displays for the gallery. But, it doesn’t stop there, Art in the Park and the Festival of the Arts is just a few weeks away. Happy creating everyone.

Liz Coviello, RAA president

Liz-Coviello