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RAA News February 2011

The Seventh Annual Open Air Art for Open Space Show

“Treasures of Redlands”

Show Dates:  April 11-17, 2011

Co-sponsored by Redlands Art Association and the Redlands Conservancy

All Plein Air artists are invited to paint on location at several beautiful, historic building sites chosen this year for their uniqueness:  The Asistencia, the Lincoln Shrine, old City Hall, and the Santa Fe Depot.  We’ve been very fortunate in obtaining permission to also paint on the grounds of The Burrage Mansion and at Kimberly Crest, and urge artists to take advantage of these “once in a lifetime” opportunities.

Artists are invited to enter the resulting ‘plein air’ artworks for the Show-Within-A-Show at the Redlands Art Association gallery, April 11-17.  Take-in for artworks is on Saturday, April 9 from 12-4.  The entry fee is $15 for the first entry and $5 for each additional entry, with a maximum of 3 entries per artist.  The reception and awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Spring floral show reception at the RAA gallery on Saturday, April 16 from 2-4.  Elin Pendleton will judge the show for cash prizes:  $150 for First Place, $100 for Second, $50 for Third as well as Honorable Mention ribbons.

The show prospectus, with more information, including paint-out dates and times, is available on the RAA website: click here to download.  Hard copies will also be available in the RAA gallery.

Contact co-chairs, Evelyn Ifft, harvilleifft@verizon.net or Ginger Pena, gingerpena@verizon.net for more information.

What’s Happening with  MCAEEF

We have four great films lined up for our SPRING 2011 REDLANDS CINEMA CLASSIC film series starting on Tuesday February 22 and 24th. Please go to our website www.redlandsartassociation.org Click on Movies at the top and download your own color program.  While you are at it view the two Videos that show what we do with the funds raised from this series now beginning its 12th year! Please share this with all your friends and families.  Viewing the videos is a good marketing tool for the Art Association, the gallery and our fund raising efforts.

GREAT NEWS – LAS FUENTES RESTAURANT has donated $220 as a result of using the coupons on the back of the movie tickets.  Congratulations to all of you for participating.

GUESS WHAT?  They have agreed to do it again so please save your ticket stubs.  They have also agreed to  accept last Fall’s ticket stubs so if you still have some use them.  Remember we get 10% off whatever you spend there just give them your stub and in return you receive a voucher for 10% off your next meal .

YOUR MISSION – Come to the movies, bring friends, and EAT a lot at Las Fuentes. They have a really delicious and reasonably priced buffet daily.

See you at the movies – Annette Weis

Upcoming Excursions

The purpose of excursions is to encourage people to view art or other exhibits and hopefully be inspired by the recent contact. Our next trip is a request from members to visit the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. (view their web site for info on four exhibits)

Our trip is planned for April 10th, Sunday. We will leave leave the gallery at 9:00 am.

Your cost: lunch, museum fee Adults $15/Srs $12, and a donation towards gas.

To sign up, email wisdombites.callig@gmail.com or phone (909) 867-9152. If e-mailing include RAA in heading.

It will be spring..time to explore! Margaret Spiess

Mixed Grill FavoritesPodcast

RAA member Cindy Jones Lantier is pleased to announce that the Mixed Grill Favorites Podcast will return with all new interviews starting Wednesday, 02 February, 2011. The first exciting interview will be with our own Candy Glendening. Other scheduled interviews include Connie Hozvicka, Roben-Maire Smith and Liz Kalloch. The interviews can be heard at http://www.mgfpodcast.com.

News from the Board of Directors

Your board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of a new member. Mr. Mark McGuire, an attorney with Brown White & Newhouse has agreed to join us and we look forward to his active participation.

42nd Annual Multi Media Mini Show

at the Redlands Art Association Gallery and Art Center

ORIGINALITY, QUALITY, VARIETY IN SMALL WORKS

What is our MULTI-MEDIA MINI Show? Our annual juried show. Artists submit recent works of original design in all media such as photography, sculpture, ceramics, constructions, drawings, graphics, paintings (that’s the Multi-Media), and …they must 14.5″ or smaller in all 3 dimensions (that’s the Mini part).

Hand delivered piece(s) must be delivered to the Gallery on Sunday, March 6 from 10 am to 4 pm

Entry forms are in the mail to all RAA members and everyone who has entered the show. A form that you can type into and print off is located here on the website.

PAAR Sixth Annual Nine Day Paint-Out

Feb 19 – 27, 2011 Plein Air Artists of Riverside (PAAR), Riverside, Ca

In Affiliation with the Riverside Art Museum

This Sixth Annual Nine Day Paint-Out is followed by a two month exhibit at Riverside Arts Project with an awards reception March 4, 2011. Artists with easel, canvas and paint in tow will demonstrate their painting skill andcompete for $5000 in awards and prizes. Painting locations change each day. To participate or get more information on the paint-out visit their website.

Applications due: Feb. 9, 2011.

Terry d. Chacon (Events Chair)909 798-0567 / shacone@aol.com

New Class: Wire Wrapped Bead Ring

Beginner’s Class (4 hours max):  Create your own heirloom-quality silver jewelry with no prior experience.  Limited to 6 students.

You will leave this class with TWO beautiful wire wrapped rings suitable for wearing out the door or a gift for someone special!  Each ring will be made from a pure silver bead crafted into a design of your choice and adorned with sparkling cubic zirconium.

Techniques learned in this class include forming a bead using Silver Art Clay, setting a cubic zirconium, wire wrapping the fired bead into a ring of desired size and finishing/polishing the finished piece.  We will also discuss the use of organic matter which burns away during firing as well as firing charts for cubic zirconium and other stones.

$70 members/$75 non-members, price includes ALL materials and tools will be provided

Silver clay jewelry is 99.9% pure silver (“fine silver”).

The clay consists of silver in powder form, with organic binders that burn off during the firing process. Each piece is created in clay, with texture, shape and details formed by the designer.  After firing, the piece is hand-burnished (polished) and oxidized/antiqued if desired.

Elin Pendleton Color System Bootcamp Workshop in March

  • Riverside near UCR
  • Three days, March 12-14
  • $200 for Newbies
  • $150 for “Repeat Offenders” – Color Boot Camp Graduates
  • Includes LUNCHES!

Elin’s Color System for artists provides concrete guidelines for using color in all media to create depth, realistic scenery and true light/shadow relationships. The workshop runs for three very busy days, with critiques, theater presentations and dedicated work in your own media with the new color information provided.

Elin Pendleton is well known for her great teaching style and ability to give the knowledge she possesses to every student. She is a full member of the American Academy of E Her instructional dvds and Color System Flash Cards enhance the learning experience and bring the Color System right to your own studio.

Call Elin! (951) 742-7429

Just a reminder for the 2011 Artist’s Bio’s

I’d like to invite all members, new and old, to consider updating or writing a new artist bio for the book in the West Gallery. If you didn’t rewrite your bio last year or submit one, now is the time to write a new one!

All we need is two sheets of paper:

  • 1st sheet:  your studio name, contact details, & any other information your prospective buyer would be interested in – a paragraph would be fine. By all means include a small photo.
  • 2nd sheet: include up to 3 photo examples of your work with a caption. Please put your name/studio name on this page at the bottom to prevent any mix ups.

Feel free to email the bio’s to me at bizzilizzi7@gmail.com (but not mac documents because I have problems printing these) or drop off the sheets at the RAA in the labeled box above the pigeon holes. If you need any help or further information please email me. Thanks

Liz Coviello

Programs & Workshops

March Soap Making Program

March 27th at 7pm

Cindy Jones Lantier will speak about the art of soap making .

Cindy Jones Lantier, of The Eclectic Soul and Soap's On, is an experienced soap maker and educator, after creating almost 200 pounds of soap. She enjoys not only the creative aspects of soap making, but also the scientific aspects of it. She is the formulary columnist for Making Soap & Candles Magazine, a leading industry publication. When she's not making soap, selling at craft fairs, or teaching others about soap making, Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She never had children, but she is "mom" to the awesome kitties. She lives in Torrance.

Join long time RAA member Cindy Jones Lantier as she leads us through the history of soap making. She'll talk a little bit about the chemistry involved in creating a beautiful, luxurious, bar of soap. She'll also treat us to demonstration how creative this very exacting art can be.

She will also lead a six-hour class in Basic Soap Making on Saturday, 31 March.

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.

Featured Artists

Bishop & Jarvis 3/17-4/6

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

February 2018

As usual our first month of the year has seen much activity in the gallery. The take-in for "Follow Your Heart" show on January 12th was also an opportunity to renew your membership.  And if you have not done that yet, please come into the gallery to do so. Turn out for the show was as brisk as ever because it continues over Valentine’s Day; always a good time for sales!

The joint reception on January 20th featured David Farrington as featured artist and was lively and very well attended.  It is so wonderful to see the gallery being enjoyed by so many people.

Then on Jan 23rd our program organizer, Helen Leason, presented Patricia Rose Ford, who spoke about plein air painting and then demonstrated pastel painting.  This event was also well attended.

The annual tea party took place on January 28th., presided over by Liz Coviello.  Originally this event was to mark our 50th anniversary but it is so popular that Liz is asked about it every year now, and so she makes it happen.  Thank you Liz!!  As you can see there was a great spread with two kinds of tea in some beautiful tea pots! Attendees enjoyed the chance to chat without there being any work involved.

Soon we will be gearing up for our juried Mini Multi Media show so be getting your entries ready and be sure they measure no more than fourteen and a half inches in any direction.  Sunday February 18th. is the date for your calendar.  See you there!

Maggie Macro, RAA President

Maggie Macro with glasses