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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

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