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February RAA News February 2014

A MCAEEF Minute

Hello, everyone from your Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund committee. What a mouthful, good thing we can just call it MCAEEF committee. We held our monthly meeting today (Feb.5) and discussed many issues. As you know, our focus is to help carry out the RAA mission statement re. promoting the visual arts in our area. We do this mostly by reviewing and approving art education grants that a submitted to us. From where does RAA get these funds to allocate — from the classic film series income. Lets all go enjoy the films and help support our cause.

We approved one grant request today. Clement Middle School is going to hold art classes after school. Students attending these classes, taught by an RAA art teacher, will have demonstrated an interest in the visual arts. The $800.00 granted will provide the teacher and some needed supplies. This is one of 12 grants funded so far this year. RAA, through the MCAEEF committee has funded $20,000 worth of art instruction so far this year. 1,200 individuals have received direct art instruction with these funds. Now, this is something we should all be proud of! RAA is actively reaching out to the community and helping students in the Redlands Unified School District and other organizations experience the joys of the visual arts.

We will keep you up to date on our future actions.

The MCAEEF committee

Photo artists wanted

The Redlands Art Association is advertising their 5th Annual Community Photography Show to artists throughout the community. Open to the public. No membership required. Bring in 1 or 2 photos, framed w/wire on Saturday, Feb 15 from 2 to 5 pm. Entry Fee: One piece @ $5 / 2 @ $8. 20% commission on sales.

The show runs one week, Feb. 17 – 23, culminating in a “Meet the Artist” reception on Sunday from 2 to 4 pm at the Gallery downtown at 215 E. State Street, Redlands. The public is invited to see what inspires the photographer.

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45th Annual MULTI MEDIA MINI SHOW

Variety in Mini Art!

The 45th Annual Multi-Media Mini Show, sponsored by the Redlands Art Association, will be open March 6 through 27, 2014 at their Gallery & Art Center, downtown Redlands. Jurist Thom Wright from Huntington Beach, will choose the best 150 pieces from those entered; pieces that make you say, “hmmm” and pieces that make you say, “Wow!”. The public is invited to the Grand Opening on March 7, 5-7PM.

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The Multi-Media Mini Show is unique to Redlands Art Association. What makes it different from other exhibits is that artists working in a multiple of media can enter their art in a juried exhibit. For example, artists can submit photography, digital (computer) work, jewelry, fiber art, drawings, glass, sculptures in wood- stone- and metal, as well as the traditional fine arts. The limitation of the art piece to 14.5″ including base or frame is the challenge. Naturally, its success has spawned similar shows, however, the MMM Show is still the only one of this scale in Southern California.

Jurist Thom Wright has combined his passions for art and engineering, and his two practices benefited from each other. After graduating with a BA & MA in mathematics from UCLA and CSULA, he began a career in aerospace. While working in advanced space systems and technologies development, he began taking art and art history courses at local community colleges. He began selling his art and successfully entering competitive shows in 1978.

His interest initially centered in abstract landscape and figurative painting, influenced both by 20th century European modernists and American expressionists. By 1986 his subject matter moved toward contemporary issues, including technology, geopolitics, and the global environment. His abstract painting style also migrated towards inclusion of industrial materials, found objects, and mixed media.

Desiring to improve his skills, theory and knowledge in art, he took early retirement and by 2006 completed the MFA program in Drawing and Painting at California State University, Long Beach

A gallery of his paintings can be seen on his website, www.thomwrightart.com.

The MMM Show is open to all California artists and/or RAA members.  The prospectus/ entry form is available at the Redlands Art Association, 215 E. State St., Redlands and on their website:www.redlands-art.org.   All entries must be hand delivered to the RAA Gallery on Sunday, March 2, between 10am – 4pm. Winners of the competition will participate in over  $ 3000 in cash and product awards.   Purchase Award Patrons will select their art pieces at a private showing before the exhibit opens for the public.

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Grand Opening Gala will be Friday, March 7 from 5pm to 7pm.  “Our show is more than just a display of small pieces of art.  It is a collection of little “gems” … you=ll want to get up close while viewing.” says Grace Fermier, long-time RAA supporter.

For further information on how to enter or become a Purchase Award Patron, please visit the Redlands Art Association at 215 E. State St., downtown Redlands, visit the website www.redlands-art.org or call, 909-792-8435.

Upcoming McElroy Exhibit

Everyday Mystery, a solo exhibit by member artist Penny McElroy will be on display at the University Art Gallery, University of Redlands from February 18 – March 22. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, February 19 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

Submitted by Penny McElroy

 

Submitted by: Sandy Davies

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

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