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RAA News August 2015

Fall Artist’s Way Class

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 on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 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 16, from 7:00 to 9:00 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.

Submitted by Judith Sparhawk

Marketing Your Art with Candy Glendening, Textile Artist

Filming her DVD on the set of Quilting Arts TV
Filming her DVD on the set of Quilting Arts TV

Monday: August 31, 6:30 – 9 pm

Being a successful artist is so much more than perfecting your technique and focusing in on subject material that speaks to you; today’s artist has to be their own advocate and marketer as well.

Opportunities abound with the tools that the internet brings to your marketing toolkit, but it can also be overwhelming: Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, Instagram, where does it end?

In this one evening class Candy will explain many of the marketing tools available to artists, pointing out the pros and cons of each one.

Bring items you are using for marketing (like business cards, photos of your booth, a laptop computer so we can look at your website, etc…) and Candy will point out what’s working, what’s missing, and help you design a strategy for YOU to be more comfortable marketing YOUR art!

Click here to read more information.

Submitted by Candy Glendening

Another Oil Painting Class is Coming Up!

MARTHA COWAN, Nationally renowned Oil painter is coming back! She will hold a series of 4 classes on Wednesdays, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. beginning September 3rd. See EDUCATION label at top of Webpage for details.
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Her May class was lively and full. So don’t wait! Call or drop into the Gallery to sign up.

Submitted by Tomi Olson

Coming in September: Art & Abstraction – Simply a “Blurred” Reality

By Angela Koenig

Angela Koenig, an artist who enjoys exploring a variety of styles and media, will be the guest at RAA on Tuesday, September 22 @ 7:00 PM.  For this program, she will focus on her interest in creating paintings that are expressive abstractions, using various water media.  She will emphasize her desire to express beyond what is visible.

A workshop will follow on Saturday, September 26 from 9AM – 4PM.  It will provide an opportunity to find inspiration utilizing a participants water based medium of choice, with guidance from Angela.  Collage may be incorporated into one’s work.  This experience will provide a non-threatening environment, with an opportunity to be more explorative in one’s art, while loosening you up and jump-starting your creative juices.

Put the dates on your calendar.  Come explore artistic abstractions!koenig

Workshop Fee:  $100 members / $130 non-members.    Supply list available at sign-up.

Submitted by Lori Powell

Photography Show: “Cuba: Turning a Corner”

Photographers Penny Schwartz and Caroline McAllister will offer a joint show of some 70 Cuba photos titled “Cuba: Turning a Corner” from Aug. 18 to Sept. 3 at the San Bernardino Valley College Art Gallery. The reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 25.

The photographs will showcase street scenes, people, market locales, cars, architecture and the outdoors in the capital city of Havana as well as the French-influenced town of Cienfuegos, the colonial city of Trinidad and several areas of natural beauty. Schwartz was visiting the country in December, 2014, when the historic announcement of a thaw in relations was made simultaneously by President Obama and Raul Castro. McAllister was on hand with her camera a short time afterward.

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Schwartz is a freelance journalist and photographer who does work for The Press-Enterprise and has taught journalism and English as a Second Language in area colleges. McAllister is retired from teaching English, photography and newspaper production at Redlands East Valley High School. The pair have previously exhibited travel photographs together in the University of Redlands Alumni House gallery and at the Valley College gallery.

Gresham Art Gallery

701 S. Mount Vernon Ave.

San Bernardino, CA 92410

The Gresham Art Gallery is located on the Valley College campus next to the Administration building.  Turn right on Esperanza Street (There is a Pizza Hut on the corner) from Mount Vernon Avenue to get to the parking lots closest to the gallery.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Parking for the Aug. 25 reception is available in Lots 3, 4 and 5. For information, call 909-384-4432

Submitted by Penny Schwartz

Children’s Art Show.

The RAA Youth Education presented a Children’s Art Show in July. The art included work from six weeks of Art Camps and our Spring Art Classes. The show ran from July 25-29th.

On Saturday, the 25th, there was a reception that welcomed over 100 people to view art work, create a minion craft and enjoy refreshments.

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Pottery, wood sculptures and a collaboration reproduction of the famous “Starry Night” were included in the show.
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Duct tape flowers in a vase-student collaboration
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Talent on display!

Enrollment for Youth Education Fall Classes has begun, with classes beginning  Aug. 24th.

Submitted by Suzanne Burke, Children’s Education Co-ordinator

Mersereau Featured in “Uncle Jam” Magazine

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A large article Joanna Mersereau is printed in the summer issue of “Uncle Jam”.  The article, “A conversation with Watercolorist Joanna Mersereau”, includes 5 pages with 2 in full color. “Edwards Mansion” is on the cover.

“Uncle Jam”, a quarterly art magazine, is FREE online, and can be found here: www.wingedtiger.com

There are hard copies of the magazine in the gallery if anyone would like to pick up a copy for themselves and read it.

Submitted by Joanna Mersereau

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Sale on RAA Mugs & Tees

Summer Savings are here!

  • RAA 50th Anniversary mugs are now $8.99 each + tax or $34 + tax for a set of 4 mugs
  • RAA 50th Anniversary t-shirts sizes L & XL are now $10 + tax
  • RAA 50th Anniversary t-shirt size 2XL is $12

While stocks last.

Submitted by Liz Coviello, Gallery Coordinator

Christian Counselling Centre is looking for donated art or loaned art

The Christian Counselling Center is moving to new offices. Joyce Crawford one of the board members came in to asked if any of our members would be prepared to donate or loan a piece of wall art to their new offices. Please contact Joyce at (909) 793-3863 or ask for Cheryl McMillian in their current office next to the Security Bank on State Street.

Gallery Coordinators

Redlands Bowl Associates Art Show

An art show will be held by the Redlands Bowl Associates on Aug. 22, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Some of our member artists will be displaying their artwork for sale at this event, so, be sure to stop by and see the various arts and craft items for purchase.

Your purchases and your vending help support the Redlands Bowl.

To sign up, send a check for the booth rental ($40) to :

Associates of Redlands Bowl

12245 Wabash Ave. Redlands,  92373

For more info call or email: Eleaner Oden  951-201-6679  or ernburgess@yahoo.com.

  • Aug 22, 2015  From 10am-4pm.
  • Mission Gables House (and adjacent grass area)
  • Booth entry fee: $40
  • 20% of sales go to Associate of Redlands Bowl.
  • Customers pay artists directly, 20% given at end of event.
  • Call for Entries

Submitted by Bronwyn Weis, Gallery Coordinator

Programs & Workshops

Joe Oakes Acrylic Painting Workshop

Saturday March 10th  from 10 am – 4 pm

Fee: $100     RAA Member: $75

Join this award-winning artist for a fun, relaxed painting experience. He believes this kind of environment is more conducive to learning. There’s also a bit of structure so that he can present valuable art principals and demonstrate important painting techniques that can be applied to any subject matter. Put these skills to use in creating a finished acrylic painting.

  • Simple approach to help you stay loose
  • Composition, color, value, techniques
  • Give your painting depth & perspective
  • Structured but light and fun
  • Plenty of individual attention for all
  • Each student will create a finished painting

Oil and pastel also welcome. This workshop is designed for all skill levels. Feel free to bring your snacks or sack lunch.

Program: Color in Painting

Color in Painting: History, Classification Systems, Symolism, and Artists’ Thoughts

By Prof. Linda Kay Zoeckler, M.A., M.L.S.

February 22, at 7pm

What is the most exciting, creative, and fun element of painting? Many artists would answer color, though others would reply line, subject matter, etc. Please join us Tuesday, Feb 22 at 7 pm at the Gallery 215 E. State St, downtown, Redlands to learn the answers to Zoeckler’s questions…

What are the definitions of terms used in discussing color? What is hue as opposed to value, intensity, tone, tint, and saturation? How is a color defined and just how many colors exist? What are colors made of, and are today’s colors different from earlier colors? When did synthetic pigments appear? What are fugitive colors? When were cakes of color devised? When were tubes of color devised? What is a binder and are there numerous types of binders? What is the difference between tempera and oil? When and where did oil painting arise and what were its new capabilities?

How old is the history of color? Why did the Greeks have no names for blue or green? Why do rainbows not look the same in paintings from different centuries? Why do earlier versions of the Bible mention or describe fewer colors and less often than later versions of the Bible? Why did some cultures forbid the use of certain colors? What have various colors symbolized throughout history? Culturally color has been defined differently and its symbols change from one culture to another. How does color relate to music, sound, or alchemy?

How does one study color? Scientists, painters, and poets, have all studied color and – using different methods -- arrived at different answers. What major color classification systems have been devised and when did they appear? When and why did the color wheel appear and what is it based upon? Just how many color wheels are there and are they the only way of representing color classification systems?

What pigments did certain artists use and how did they arrange them on their palettes? How did they carry them? What do artists paint boxes and portable easels look like? How do some artists select color combinations in a painting? What are the rules of using color and should there be any rules?

What do some well-known artists say about color? Eugene Delacroix famously asserted “Give me mud and I will make the skin of Venus out of it, if you allow me to surround it as I please.” Art is transformation – in the hands of talent it is mud to miracle.

See you at the Gallery, Tuesday, Feb 22. 7pm.

Feb 22 Program: Color in Painting

REDLANDS ART ASSOCIATION PROGRAM FEBRUARY 22, 2018

 COLOR IN PAINTING: HISTORY, CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS, SYMBOLISM, AND ARTISTS’ THOUGHTS

By Prof. Linda Kay Zoeckler, M.A., M.L.S.

What is the most exciting, creative, and fun element of painting?  Many artists would answer color, though others would reply line, subject matter, etc. Please join us Tuesday, Feb 22 at 7 pm at the Gallery 215 E. State St, downtown, Redlands to learn the answers to Zoeckler’s questions…

 

What are the definitions of terms used in discussing color?  What is hue as opposed to value, intensity, tone, tint, and saturation?  How is a color defined and just how many colors exist? What are colors made of, and are today’s colors different from earlier colors?  When did synthetic pigments appear?  What are fugitive colors?  When were cakes of color devised?  When were tubes of color devised?  What is a binder and are there numerous types of binders?  What is the difference between tempera and oil?  When and where did oil painting arise and what were its new capabilities?

 

How old is the history of color?  Why did the Greeks have no names for blue or green?  Why do rainbows not look the same in paintings from different centuries?  Why do earlier versions of the Bible mention or describe fewer colors and less often than later versions of the Bible?  Why did some cultures forbid the use of certain colors?  What have various colors symbolized throughout history?  Culturally color has been defined differently and its symbols change from one culture to another.  How does color relate to music, sound, or alchemy?

    

How does one study color?  Scientists, painters, and poets, have all studied color and – using different methods -- arrived at different answers.  What major color classification systems have been devised and when did they appear?   When and why did the color wheel appear and what is it based upon?  Just how many color wheels are there and are they the only way of representing color classification systems?

 

What pigments did certain artists use and how did they arrange them on their palettes?  How did they carry them?  What do artists paint boxes and portable easels look like?  How do some artists select color combinations in a painting?  What are the rules of using color and should there be any rules?

     

What do some well-known artists say about color?  Eugene Delacroix famously asserted “Give me mud and I will make the skin of Venus out of it, if you allow me to surround it as I please.”  Art is transformation – in the hands of talent it is mud to miracle.

See you at the Gallery, Tuesday, Feb 22.  7pm.

Featured Artists

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Ada Jarvis & Debi Bishop are Joint Featured Artists from March 17th to April 6th

Reception Sunday 18th March 3-5pm

Deborah L Bishop, Assemblage Artist

I began my journey as an artist when I was in high school art class for four years.  I began taking oil painting classes in my twenties when I was living in Riverside.  I enjoyed painting as a hobby until I started working full time for the County of Riverside. I took a hiatus on art for most of that time period. Then I accepted an early retirement offer from the County in 2010. Since then I have taken many art classes through Redlands Art Assoc. such as Oil Painting with Chick Curtis; Still Life Painting with Martha Cowan; Assemblage/Altered Art with Richard Freund; Copper Jewelry with Tia Shira; Pastels with Patricia Ford; Mosaics with Ada Jarvis, and probably a few others I’ve left out.

I’ve enjoyed all of the various classes I’ve participated in but the medium or type of artwork I am passionate about is Assemblage/Altered Art.  I can truly express my creativity through this art form.  The artwork I create is done in a three-part process: assembling the creation, prepping the piece for painting, and finally the painting process using fluid acrylic paints. One of my pieces, entitled “Lucky in Love” was submitted and accepted in the 45th Annual Multi Media Mini Show at the Redlands Art Assoc. Gallery.  I won a $50 Juror’s Choice Award for this piece.  I have entered my assemblage art in many Multi Media Mini Shows since then and a number of my pieces have been accepted. I have participated in Art on State Street & continue to sell my pieces through the Redlands Art Association. I hope to continue my journey through the world of art as long as I enjoy doing it and others enjoy seeing it.

Ada Domke Jarvis

Ada began formal instruction in painting and scientific illustration after high school. She paints with acrylics and oils. Her specialties are historic or personal buildings, scenes and Harleys painted on decorative glass balls and mini canvases which are sold in Redlands, Mission Inn and on commission. Her art has been shown and/or sold in Oregon, Ohio, B.C., Maryland, Tennessee and California. Her paintings have been accepted in several juried art shows in Oregon and California.

Sixteen years ago she taught herself the art of pique assiette (mosaics using beautiful broken china and other interesting objects). Her pieces include birdhouses, bird baths, furniture, mirrors, frames, garden stones, house numbers, tea sets, backsplashes, and wreaths.

Her teaching of pique assiette includes: private classes; workshop for over 40 artists at the 2008 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival; classes at Redlands Art Gallery. She is a volunteer judge for the National Veterans Arts Competition at the Loma Linda Veterans Administration Hospital. She helped judge Redlands Unified School District children’s art. For several years she volunteered on the Loma Linda Cultural Arts Association Board of Directors, and is currently a member of Redlands Art Association.

Contact: adacanada@yahoo.com, 909-796-0040. Like her on FaceBook.

David Fairrington 1/20-2/16

David Fairrington will be a featured artist from January 20th to February 16. There will be a public reception on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm to see Fairrington’s exciting new work.

David’s show is called “Possibilities” with his new work exploring the possibilities of simplicity. “The possibilities are endless for all things you want to do. You just have to do them,” says Fairrington. “Don’t keep doing the same old stuff.”

Fairrington, a noted portrait painter, has painted Hollywood celebrities and elected officials as well as Vietnam combat scenes and soothing landscapes. His paintings are now in the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington D.C. His resume includes working with all the major film studios as a creator and designer. Fairrington’s clients have included athletes such as Arthur Ashe, former L.A. police chief William Bratton, and members of Congress. In the ballet world, David is known as the "Degas" of ballet painters. HIs clients continue to ask…”what goes on in your head that you can come up with this incredible work.”

Fairrington states, “I have experienced a lot in my life and it is wonderful to be able to paint some of the beauty and charm I have seen.

The Redlands Art Association is located at 215 E State St, Redlands, CA 92373. Phone 909 792 8435

The one word used most to describe David is “inspires.” He does inspire in both his paintings and his teaching.

Come and be inspired.

His website is www.davidfairrington.com

For more info, call David Fairrington at 951-966-6800

Ken Carmean 12/9-30

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.

From Our Fearless Leaders

January 2018

Two days of rain and I find myself wanting to curl up and hibernate, but the work of RAA and the gallery continues!  I hope you all enjoyed the holidays, however you celebrated; mine were rather extended and actually are still incomplete.

I am pleased to say the gallery sales are continuing to climb with particularly successful seasonal sales with the tree ornaments being a star.

We have our next take in on Friday Jan. 12th. and I hope to see the walls and shelves as busy as ever because this show, Follow Your Heart, encompasses Valentines Day.

The reception, on Saturday January 20th at 4pm, will be combined with our featured artist David Farrington.  Please do come and join us to celebrate art and artists.

On January 23rd. we begin our monthly programs this year with a talk and demonstration of pastels by accomplished artist Patricia Rose Ford, followed closely by our major social event of the year, the annual Tea Party on Sat. Jan 28th. Please do join us for nothing but fun!

Sadly, December saw the passing of one of our long time members and born artist Joanna Mersereau.  Her memorial was held on January 6th. and I hear it befitted her status. You will read more about this further on in the newsletter.

Soon we will be presenting our spring film series to benefit the MCAEEF foundation. I'm sure the line up will be as diverse as ever.  I hope to see you at one of these events. YOUR participation is very important to the life of RAA.  We are the ones that make it happen and thrive.

Maggie Macro, RAA President

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