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RAA News December 2014

Time To Renew!

It’s that time of year, it’s time to renew your RAA Membership! This year we’ve made it even easier to renew by adding a form to our website that allows you to type in your information and then pay for the membership with your credit card. We’re using PayPal as a way to safely and securely process credit card information, but you do not need to have a PayPal account to use this service, you can also just enter your credit card information and be on your way. This online form is located here.

This month’s print newsletter will have a membership form, and of course there are always forms available at the gallery. However you do it, please remember to renew your membership with the RAA. As a group, this association can accomplish so much, and this all starts with your renewal dues!

Thanks – Candy Glendening

 

Reminder on January Take-In Changes

This January our member show will be different than usual.  Because the Ray Swanson Exhibition will be occupying the west gallery, the member show will be restricted as follows for hanging in the east gallery.

  • For Wall Hangings members are to submit only one (1) piece and it should be representative of your best work. Try to keep it on the medium side as the space is limited and we would like as many pieces shown as possible.
  • Large Sculptures are limited to one (1).
  • Table-Small Items are limited to ten (10) as usual.
  • Glass-Ceramic-Fabrics are limited to five (5). Please note that space will be at a premium so we may not be able to accommodate all submissions.  Evelyn Ifft has agreed to oversee the arrangement of the front window.
  • Small-Framed Art will be limited to one (1) piece.
  • Matted Works are limited to five (5).
  • Cards and Patio Items remain the same.
  • Jewelry will remain the same at ten (10).

Please remember this event is a special one-time occurrence so we will have to play it by ear.  Every effort will be made to accommodate as much of your art as possible.

Take in is set for Friday, January 2nd and hanging will be Saturday January 3rd.  A special reception for both shows will be on Sunday, January 4th from 2 to 4:30 PM and RSVP’s are required.

Larry Harvill, Chair, Board of Directors

Reminder for the Special Ray Swanson Exhibition in January

Hopefully you looked at the notice in last month’s Newsletter.  If not, please take a look to see examples of Ray Swanson’s work and read a few details about his life.  We are looking forward to a very successful show and hopefully we will have a large number of people visiting the gallery.

A special reception is set for Sunday, January 4th from 2 to 4:30 and Swanson’s widow, Beverly Swanson-Aylward, will be giving a short talk.  Please mark your calendars as an RSVP is requested.

Larry Harvill, Chair, Board of Directors

6th Annual Community Photo Show– Give Us Your Best Shot!

Redlands Art Association announces its 6th annual Community Photo Show-in-a Show, which offers an opportunity to have your best photographs shown in the gallery during the second full week of January 2015.  Due to the increasingly great response in previous years, this year one entry per person will be allowed, so choose your very best photograph to be included in the show.  The title of this show is “Give Us Your Best Shot”, with open subject matter.

Take-in for the show will be on Saturday, January 10th, from 2 to 5 pm, at the RAA Gallery at 215 East State Street in Redlands.  The show will be ready for viewing on Monday, January 12th, and will run through that week, ending on Sunday, January 18th.  On the final day a reception will be held from 2 to 4 pm, so invite your friends and family to enjoy refreshments and to admire your beautiful work.  Concurrently, a special showing of paintings by internationally known painter, Ray Swanson, will be in the gallery.  This may bring additional customers into the gallery during this time, to view your work as well.

The cost of entering this show is $6.00 per entry.  All work must be prepared for hanging, framed (except for canvas or metallic prints), labeled, and with wire on the back. Maximum framed size is approximately 18 x 24 inches. Pick-up of the work will be on the 18th, from 4-5 pm, after the reception.  For questions, contact Judith Sparhawk, (909) 793-1876 or jsparhawk746@yahoo.com.

Submitted by Judith Sparhawk

Spring Artist’s Way Workshop

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, January 21, 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, January 28th, 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.

Submitted by Judith Sparhawk

Adult classes Coming in January

  • Get ready to make PINE NEEDLE BASKETRY with Kathleen Gura, Wednesdays and Fridays 4 to 6 p.m., starting January 7 through February 5.
  • DRAWING with Marcia Taack, Thursdays and Fridays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning January 8 through February 5.
  • ARTIST’S WAY with Judith Sparhawk, based on Julia Cameron’s book of the same name. Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., beginning with free Orientation session on January 21 through April 15.
  • Make prints on Gelli-plates with Cindy Lantier. in a one day workshop on Saturday, January 24 , 10:30 to 3 p.m.

All classes and workshops will be held at the RAA Gallery at 215 E. State Street. More information and prices available by calling the 909-792-8435.

 

Janet & Fred Edwards’ Holiday Home and Studio Show and Sale

Eight NEW NOTE CARDS  are being introduced, with many small gifts for your last minute shopping. Held at the home of Janet & Fred Edwards:

  • 1314 Del Haven Court, Redlands, CA 92374

Call (909) 793-7169  for more information or for a special appointment (Note change of times)

  • Friday, Dec. 19, 10 – 5 pm.
  • Saturday Dec. 20, 10 – 5 pm.
  • Sunday, Dec. 21, 1 – 5 p.m.

Submitted by Janet Edwards

Local Artists in Exhibit at Riverside Art Museaum

Joanna Mersereau, Pat Fullerton and Lucille Wolffersdorff show their paintings in a 6-woman exhibit, “Creative Expression: A Lifelong Pursuit”, December 2, 2014 to February 14, 2015 in the Art Alliance Gallery, located at 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA. 92501 (951) 684-7111

There will be a coffee chat Sunday, January 18, 2015. 2-4 p.m. Come and share with the artists.

Submitted by Joanna Mersereau

Mersereau-web

HomeStead Plein Air Session

Saturday January 17, 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM

We’re heading to the picturesque HomeStead property in Oak Glen for an afternoon of painting in the open air.  The property is beautiful and the owners have generously agreed to host us for the afternoon.  Meet at the gallery at 11:30 AM on the 17th and we’ll caravan/carpool, or meet us up at the HomeStead later on.  Potluck at Larry and Evelyn Ifft’s home to follow, at 5 PM.

Sign-up is available at the gallery, and there is no cost. Contact Christine White (christineeggwhite@gmail.com) with any questions.

Submitted by Christine White

Programs & Workshops

Indigo Scarf Dyeing Workshop

When: Saturday, March 18 from 9 - 1 (bring lunch), with a rain date of Sunday, March 19.

Where: 1309 W Olive Ave.Redlands, CA 1.5 miles from RAA, grey house with white trim on the corner of Olive and Lakeside

Indigo is an ancient form of dyeing that is so much fun! There’s an almost magical process where white cloth is immersed into a vat of yellow liquid – when removed, it quickly turns from yellow, to green, to blue. Of course, it’s not magic, just a bit of chemistry! In this class, we’ll explore different ways to add pattern to cloth using different “physical resist” techniques, called Shibori . After folding, clamping and tying some white fabric, you’ll immerse it in an indigo vat and see how those manipulations create fun patterns like these:

 

You’ll leave with 1 or 2 (for another fee) scarf in your choice of silk or cotton/silk blend patterned by your own hands, and instructions on how easy it is to make your own indigo vat with pre-reduced indigo.

Candy Glendening is addicted to color! She dyes fabric so she can have just the hue & texture she wants, and then uses it to make art quilts and “everyday art”. By day, she teaches Biology at the University of Redlands in Southern California; by night/weekend/online she also teaches quilting and dyeing. She has written 29 articles for various F & W Media/Interweave quilting magazines, appeared in 8 episodes of “Quilting Arts TV” and has two Quilting Arts Workshop videos: “Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art” and “Free Motion Machine Sketching: Drawing with Thread from Birds to Botanicals”. For more information, visit her website CandiedFabrics.com

Fee: $65/$50 for RAA member + $12 materials fee/student due Instructor Register in the Gallery

Silk Scarf Workshop

February Workshop: Pick Your Palette, Dye a Silk Scarf with Candy Glendening

When: Saturday, February 18 from 9 - 1 (bring lunch), with a rain date of Sunday, February 19.

Where: 1309 W Olive Ave.Redlands, CA 1.5 miles from RAA, grey house with white trim on the corner of Olive and Lakeside

Redlands textile artist Candy Glendening has sold hundreds of hand dyed silk scarves over the past eight years and is holding a workshop in her backyard dyeing studio so that you can learn how she does it and dye your very own! You will choose your favorite of her many different scarf palettes and she will walk you through mixing the colors, choosing the pattern you’d like to dye, and then dyeing the scarf. You could also describe what kind of color palette you’d like on a scarf, and she’ll work with you to make it happen.

Either way, you’ll leave with a gorgeous one-of-a-kind silk scarf, as well as an understanding of how to use fiber reactive dyes on silk. Make sure to wear work clothes, as dye splashes can stain. (If there's time, you could dye a second scarf if you'd like)

Candy Glendening is addicted to color! She dyes fabric so she can have just the hue & texture she wants, and then uses it to make art quilts and “everyday art”. By day, she teaches Biology at the University of Redlands in Southern California; by night/weekend/online she also teaches quilting and dyeing. She has written 29 articles for various F & W Media/Interweave quilting magazines, appeared in 8 episodes of “Quilting Arts TV” and has two Quilting Arts Workshop videos: “Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art” and “Free Motion Machine Sketching: Drawing with Thread from Birds to Botanicals”. For more information, visit her website CandiedFabrics.com

Fee: $65/$50 for RAA member + $12 materials fee/student due Instructor Register in the Gallery

Image Editing Workshop

Workshop at Redlands Art Association Gallery:

  • Saturday February 4th 10am - 2pm    •  Fee $65 /RAA Member $50

David will present a talk and demonstration on Image “Concept” Editing — how to use web images to sell a product and promote and an idea which will be of interest to artists, craftsmen and jewelers.

David Alter is one half of the husband and wife team who run theIMAGEis. His wife owns the company and David is the artistic director. They developed the idea of “Image Concept” editing to affect the outcome of the website viewer’s positive response. David’s background is in production of product photography, art image layouts and screen-printing of informational data.

Today David and his wife and helping others in a web based products business realize their goals through “image concept” enhancement.

Learn the easy steps you can perform to improve your customer's response to your product images. Using these sequences will assure a more positive and compelling action by your customer.

Featured Artists

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.

Christine E. White 4/1 – 22

Artist Reception: 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, April 15th

Christine E. White is a Redlands local artist. If you've attended local art festivals, or shopped in businesses downtown you may recognize her work and her positive, creative energy.

Her paintings are either oil on panel, or reverse painting on glass. For reverse glass painting, she works backwards and in layers of oil or acrylic, where the finishing touches go on first. “I explore and invent processes. It’s a combination of experiment, adventure and practice that's always becoming more interesting and fun.”

 

She moved around a lot growing up and experienced many parts of America, as well as studying abroad. Experiencing beautiful outdoor areas in South Carolina, Oregon, and Minnesota grew Christine's concern for nature. Living in the Southeast, the Northwest, the Midwest, Texas, Chicago area, and now Southern California also revealed the subtleties of community subcultures. This show titled “SoCal Skies” reflects the interaction of place, the natural environment and our local culture.

Christine hopes you experience a connection between landscape and the human touch through this series. She welcomes you to her artist reception at the RAA from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, April 15th. To learn more, visit her website.

Rick Strobaugh 2/11 – 3/4

Opening Reception from 2 - 4pm on Sunday, February 26th

My first real training in photography was photographing crime scenes, traffic accidents, injuries, dead bodies and autopsies as a Police Officer and later as a Detective in charge of our Crime Scene Investigation Unit. I eventually used that training to shoot more pleasing subjects in the way of landscapes, wildlife and close-up photography. After retiring, I travel a lot through the western US exploring new areas and shooting photographs. I find many of my shooting locations while running marathons, backpacking, hiking or just driving up dirt roads into the mountains.

Rick Strobaugh

From Our Fearless Leaders

March 2017

I always think January and February are quiet months but once again I’ve been proven wrong. There’s been a buzz in the gallery over the last few weeks about the 48th Multi Media Mini Show.  Everyone has been talking about what they are creating and rushing home to continue on their works in progress. By the time this reaches your mailboxes, the MMM Show’s 150 pieces of art of 14.5 inches or less, will have been installed, the winners decided and preparations for the opening reception on Friday 10th March from 5-7pm and award ceremony on Sunday 12th March made. Many thanks to Sandy Davies, who organizes the show, her dedicated team of volunteers who make the show possible and to everyone who submits art because without them there would be no show! And our Jurist, Penny McElroy, from the University of Redlands.

After an amazingly wet, more English style winter we are being teased with Spring weather. Carpets of flowers are in bloom in the canyons around us - an inspiration for the “Blooming Lovely” theme which follows the Mini Show into the gallery on Friday 31st March and coincides with the Garden Tour on the 22nd & 23rd April. I wish I could paint or had time to explore and take photos this year.

 Many Thanks, Liz Coviello, RAA President

Liz-Coviello