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RAA News August 2013

Mersereau re-cycle

Free! I have 2 boxes of clip-on lights which are not needed in my new studio/gallery. Also a couple of small easels for small paintings. If you can use these, call me (951-787-0847). My only request is that you pick them up, as I no longer drive. My new address: 1251 E. Lugonia Ave., #37 in Lugonia Fountains Mobile Home Park (between University and Judson).

Johanna Mersereau

Fall Artists’s Way Class Forming

Sign-ups are being taken now for a 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 successful photographer and  workshop leader, Judith Sparhawk.

The class begins with a free no-obligation Orientation on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 7:00 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 18th , from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and will continue weekly for 12 weeks.  Don’t miss this great experience.

Come into the gallery to sign up, or come to the orientation.  For more information, contact Judith Sparhawk at 909 793-1876 or email jsparhawk746@yahoo.com.

 Judith Sparhawk

Upcoming Class: Beginning Pine Needle Basketry 

Sundays, September 8, 15, 22 & 29; from 2 – 4:30 pm.

This new fall class will be taught by Kathleen Guru, an accomplished basket weaver. She learned, as a young girl, to make pine needle baskets from her mother and grandmother.   Kathleen’s baskets are coiled with waxed thread, and made with needles from Florida, Redlands, and the local mountains.

Pine needle basketry is an art form that dates back to pre-Columbian times and has remained unchanged for thousands of years.  Using coiling techniques and long-leaf pine needles, baskets were made to carry water and food, as well as for winnowing seeds.

In much the same way as the pre-Columbians, Kathleen, will teach students to coil, wrap, shape and finish a pine needle basket.  Each student should be able to complete their own small basket during this class.

Bundles of washed long leaf pine needles will be available for $10, but students may bring their own if they wish.

Don’t miss this class at the RAA Gallery on Sundays, September 8, 15, 22 & 29; from 2 – 4:30 pm.

Class Fee:  $70 RAA Member/ $75 Non-members

Submitted by Lori Powell, Art Education

Upcoming Class: Making a Book with Ann Binghamfreeman: Disjointed, Juxtaposition, Transformation

Tuesdays:  September 17, 24, October 1 & 8; 10:00 – 12:30 pm

Well-known artist, Ann Binghamfreeman will lead this class and should be a great inspiration to all participants.

The focus of the class will be on the process of making a book.  Participants will incorporate their own art and self-portraits, using gesture and contour drawings and more.  The class will look at the Surrealists for inspiration on linking introspection, creativity and finding a new prospective on one’s art.  Ann will guide, encourage and inspire students to let their creative juices flow, in the process of creating a book of their own, introspective self-journey.

Students are encouraged to bring anything to class that seems appropriate for their book.  Ann will be sharing a great selection of her papers and materials.

Materials Fee:  $10.

Class Fee:  $85 members / $90 non-members

Submitted by Lori Powell, Art Education

 

“Patricia Rose” Ford is Back with a Soft Pastel Class

 Tuesdays, October 15, 22, 29, November 5 & 12, from 10 am – 12 noon.

I’ve heard people comment that they have missed seeing Pat and her beautiful, sparkling, soft pastel paintings.  Well, she has been very busy.  She has been traveling around to places with magnificent landscapes that lure her to paint.  However, she is going to take some time out of her busy travel/ paint schedule to teach a class, “Introduction to Soft Pastels,” here at RAA.  She will share her love of capturing the luminous, beauty of nature with soft pastels and introduce you to her techniques of building a soft pastel painting.

Patricia Rose

 

Don’t miss this opportunity, at the RAA Gallery, on Tuesdays, October 15, 22, 29, November 5 & 12, from 10 am – 12 noon.

Submitted by Lori Powell, Art Education

 

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