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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

September 26 Program: Pastels with Angela Koenig

Exploring Pastels from Soup to Nuts!

by Angela Koenig

Angela Koenig will talk about the Soft Pastel medium on Tuesday, September 26th at 7.00 pm. Programs are free and open to the public. She intends present an A-Z regarding soft pastels, types of paper and techniques. Here’s what Angela has to say about pastels:

Pastels are little gems of pure color! As a medium, they are fun to use and can be incorporated into your artistic works in a variety of ways! Their explosive and vibrant color make your paintings sing, however, many artists often under estimate the fantastic nature of this medium. Artist Angela Koenig will join us on September 26th at 7:00 pm to kick off our new season, and will answer your questions and help you to understand   what makes pastels such a great medium for artists!

Choosing the right pastel is critical and depends upon your use and technique. Angela will explain how to get started with your own collection of colors and most importantly how to keep the colors clean and glowing in your work! Additionally, the presentation will include several substrate options and painting techniques for use of this flexible medium with a number of different mixed media options. We will learn about pastels and their unique qualities; you will not want to miss this opportunity to explore the world of pastels, literally from soup to  nuts!

Over the years, Angela Koenig has developed her artistic skills using a variety of different media, including pastels, encaustics, printmaking, watercolor, acrylic and oil as well as Chinese brush and mixed media. Her spontaneous assembly of color and texture propels her distinctive style as she strives to capture the essential soul of her subjects which range from impressionistic and representational work to abstraction.  In her  mission statement Angela describes her personal artistic orientation - “Most artists concentrate on the visible. I strive to capture what is underneath the superficial layer to convey the very essence of my subjects. I’m not just putting a brush to canvas. Every stroke is an untold story: every painting reflects a vision of vitality and spirit.”  Her work is prismatically vibrant and aesthetically  complex.

As an award winning artist, Angela participates in a number of invitational shows, including the San Dimas Festival of Arts, and was one of only three American artists featured by the Escondido Museum of Art in a recent showing of international Encaustic works. She has been asked to give presentations on a variety of mediums as well as conduct workshops and demonstrations for various regional art groups.  Her work has been featured in several magazines, and she is currently a working member of the Critical Eye Studio, and well as the Palm Springs Art Museum Artist Council.

 

Program committee looking for members

The Program committee will be convening in July-August to develop the next Program series.

Committee members help select the artists - demonstrators - lecturers for the Programs. Each member choses or is assigned one of the program artists, handles the contact information for the artist and makes sure he/she has everything for their program.  Once the committee secures the program artists, they don't meet as a committee until the next summer.

Fun and exciting to meet other artists - usually from out of the area.  Contact the gallery coordinators to sign up.  Email: gallery@redlandsartassociaton.org or talk to Liz, Linda, Judith or Sandy at the gallery.

Program Committee looking for program artists

Please contact the Gallery if you have a suggestion for a program artist. We're looking for people to promote the visual arts ... and even teach us a thing or two. For example, we've had painters, sculptors, photographers... they tell us how they got into the arts, how they do their art, how they promote their art and tthen, an art historian who shows us what made them famous.

The new program series start in September.

Give us your suggestions!   Email: gallery@redlandsartassociation.org

Featured Artists

Bruce Herwig 10/7-27

Reception: Saturday, October 7 | 3:00-5:00 pm

Redlands Photo Enthusiast Bruce Herwig will be displaying his photography, coloring books and love for all things Redlands.

Light refreshments served. Attendees will have their choice of free coloring pages. Free and open to the public.

Joanna Mersereau 9/16 -10/7

Show Dates: Sept 16 - October 7

Reception: Saturday, Sept 23 4:30-6:30

I believe that everything is connected—the earth, the sea, all life forms and the universe. My way of showing this philosophy is in my technique of “see-through” arcs and lack of perspective.

Unlike usual perspective which places objects in the foreground as larger, in my paintings size does not matter. As in sumi scrolls, the higher in the painting, the farther is the object. In my paintings, an object can be the same size, whether in foreground or background.

My intention is for the viewer to be engrossed visually in the painting, with the eye continuing to follow new paths in lines, planes and values. The painting is successful if the viewer sees traditional objects which morph into semi-abstract design, then back into representation, a circular path.

Currently my paintings are vertical half sheets, with an underpainting of watercolor and vertical or horizontal dashes in gouache on top. The effect is one of a tapestry when viewed up close. When viewed farther away, the painting becomes one of a usual watercolor.”

Joanna Mersereau, A.W.S.

Davies & Sparhawk 8/19 – 9/15

Sandy Davies

Sandy Davies will be one of the Featured Artists at the Redlands Art Association Gallery downtown Redlands, from August 19 to September 15, 2017. Davies’ watercolors exhibit is concurrent with Judith Sparhawk’s photography exhibit. A “Meet the Artists” reception will be Saturday, August 26 from 5 to 7 pm.

For this exhibit, Davies will be focusing on her love of the small British sports car, the Austin-Healey. Ron Davies, Sandy’s better half, has collected and maintained several beautiful Healeys. Davies’ watercolors will depict the back roads of Southern California, as traveling with her car club bypasses the boring freeways and looks for interesting places off the beaten path. Hopefully, you’ll get a sense of the top down convertible - wind in your hair - as you view her work. However, her travels seldom put the Healey in jeopardy … no gravel or off-roading for the Healey! While watercolors is her love, she has also worked in other media: monoprint, paper collage, acrylics.

Currently, Davies is one of the Gallery Coordinators, staffing the RAA Gallery downtown, as well as publicity and events coordinator . She has been a past chairman of the board of directors, and president of the Redlands Art Association, serving now on the board as secretary. She is a displaying artist in the RAA Gallery and has been since the early 1980s.

A Featured Artist Show by Judith Sparhawk

Bending Reality is the theme of photographer Judith Sparhawk’s Featured Artist Show at Redlands Art Association from August 20th to September 15th.  This is part of a double show featuring the work of both Watercolorist Sandy Davies and Sparhawk.  A reception for both shows will be held on Saturday, August 26th, from 5 to 7 pm.

Sparhawk is well known in the local area for her unique photography, her intricate photo collages, and her beautiful images of Redlands.  She has had her work included in several calendars, national publications and collections.  She has published four books of her photographs and writing. She has won numerous awards in competitions and juried shows.

In recent years Sparhawk has found the most joy and creative inspiration in working with  digital photography, combining images, creating painterly effects, and at times even bordering on surrealism in her work—thus “Bending Reality”.  Her work has developed far from traditional photography, and is both beautiful and thought-provoking. This show will include examples of her photographic art, going well beyond the usual—don’t miss it!

Redlands Art Association’s Gallery is located downtown at 215 E. State Street, Redlands. (909) 792-8435.

The gallery is open from 11 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday.

From Our Fearless Leaders

September 2017

I'm sure we will all be breathing a sigh of relief as we head into cooler days, and let's be thankful that no fires or floods are surrounding us and spare some thoughts for those affected.

August has been a very lively month in the gallery and, even though we were closed for a week for the refurbish, our sales have been strong. (Please read about our stalwart refurbish volunteers in Behind the Scenes this month)

We reopened the gallery August 11th for our take-in, while the carpet was still being hung on the walls!  However, it all came together on Sunday 13th when we had a joint reception for our gallery show and the talented young guest artists, Jen Nguyen and Alex Torres. We had a really nice crowd in the gallery with, of course, many comments about the new look.

During the following week we also featured Art from The Archives for sale in the main gallery, where we had a wide variety of art available. A wonderful opportunity to buy great art by some of our former members and other artists.

A week later our very own Sandy Davies showed her watercolors and Judith Sparhawk her photography, as our guest artists.  Sandy's husband Bill drew a crowd by parking their Austin Healey outside and telling tales of their adventures in it while he poured the wine.  We think it should be there for every show!  Another lively crowd filled the galleries and there may never have been such a big attendance before.

You can look forward to seeing the amazing water colors of Joanna Mersereau as out guest this month as well our gallery show Wild Wild West.  The reception for both will be Sept. 16th. at 4.30. There is a plan afoot to have music at receptions; I hope it works.

Finally, don't forget the film series begins on Sept.19.

I hope to see you at an event.

Maggie Macro

Maggie