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RAA News January 2011

New Class Format Introduced

“Introduction to Ceramics” begins Saturday, January 15, at 9:00 AM, at the Redlands Art Association Gallery, 215 East State Street.

The class is taught by Kristy Bergeson and will be a four week session which may be on-going (open studio) based on sign ups.

Cost of the first four Saturday, two-hour sessions is $60 which includes clay fees.

Sign up at the RAA Gallery or by calling: 792-8435.

The classes are being offered as a “cross-age” learning experience, and children under 11 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

The first session will include, invited Raku Artrist, John Fisher, and the lesson will be based on the Japanese Tea Ceremony. Both traditional Japanese and Contemporary Californian Raku techniques will be demonstrated. Participants will make pinch pot tea bowls and other unique clay projects that will be fired in an outdoor firing. This is not a “production” opportunity, but a learning opportunity for beginning as well as experienced students.

RAA is piloting the use of Saturdays as an on-going, open, or “subscription type” studio opportunity that may include sessions throughout the day in a variety of media, based on facility capacities and participant interests. We’ll see how this first “Intro to Ceramics” goes and plan for more.

Photography Show-In-A-Show

Call for entries:  Faces & Places Photography Show.

Here is a great opportunity to show off your best photographs, and to be part of RAA’s third annual Photography Show.  This show is open to the community and RAA members alike.  Take-in for the show will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The entries will then be hung in the east gallery, and will hang through the week.  A reception will be held on Friday, February 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The theme of the show is Faces & Places, so thus may include a wide range of subjects.

You may enter one or two photographs, which must be matted and framed, with wire for hanging (no saw tooth hangers). The entry fee is $5.00 for the first, $8.00 for two.  There is no size limitation. A 20% commission will go to RAA for any sales during the show.

The reception will be a chance for you to invite your family and friends, enjoy some refreshments, and socialize with other artists.  Your artwork may be picked up at the end of the reception.

So look at your photographs, choose your very best, and come be a part of this fun event!

For additional information or to ask questions, contact Judith Sparhawk at 909 793-1876 or email to jsparhawk746@yahoo.com.

January RAA Programs

“Redlands the Way It Was and the Art of Jan Harvey”

Tuesday, January 25 at 7:00pm

One of our own, RAA member Jan Harvey is a widely collected and exhibited printmaker. A rich and extensive body of her photographs of Redlands taken over many years has been a very frequently used source of images for her fine art prints. Like other member artists, Janet Edwards and Jeff Owens come to mind, Jan has become deeply invested in Redlands and a keen and thoughtful observer of our town. Something about Redlands gets under the skin of some artists and then, as is the case with Jan Harvey, interesting art is the outcome.

“Photographing Your Art and Preparing for Digital Presentation and Internet Posting”

Saturday, January 29 8:30-4:00 with Lisa Mozzini-McDill

Remember when 35mm slides were the way to submit work for exhibitions and documenting your work? THOSE DAYS ARE GONE, OVER, OUT OF DATE, OUT OF STEP, JUST PLAIN OUT. Get up to speed and develop computer skills needed to create great photos of your work.
Sign up for the digital photo for artists workshop on Saturday January 29. Bring your digital camera; laptop computer with connecting plug; a smallish art piece;and a tripod if you have a sturdy one Instructor Lisa Mozzini McDill recommends using Adobe Photoshop Elements in this workshop. It can be found on Amazon.com and, I am told, at COSTCO for around $80, either source. Sign up at the gallery; $65 members, $85 non-members.
You can see what Lisa has been up to at her website: www.lisamozzini-mcdill.com

Photo Show by Two RAA Members

“Near and Far”

Photographs by

Caroline McAllister and Penny E. Schwartz,

January/February 2011

Artists’ Reception:

3-6 pm Friday, January 28, 2011

Alumni House

625 Grove St., Redlands, CA 92374

RSVP to:

panache616@earthlink.net

caroline.mcallister1@yahoo.com

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 26, 2011 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, February 2nd, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and will continue weekly for 12 weeks.  Don’t miss it.  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.

Silk Painting Classes

In addition to the class that is being offered at the RAA, “Silk Painting”, starting January 11, at 6 pm,  Antionette Hanson is also forming a class in Palm Springs.

For those interested please contact: aartist09@gmail.com

Upcoming Excursion to the Pasadena Museum of California Art

There is an upcoming excursion planned for Sunday, January 23rd, to the Pasadena Museum of California Art to view “Scenic View Ahead” show.

Read the write up in Westways Magazine (AAASo Ca Publication) pg. 52-54. The show features watercolors done by prominent California watercolorists who were hired to paint the covers for Westways from  1927 to 1970. Westways was one of the few magazines to use original artist work for the cover.

We will leave Redlands at 9:00 am.  We will eat lunch in old town Pasadena and view the exhibit from noon – 3:00 pm. Your Cost: lunch, museum ticket $7 (auto club members $2 off), donation for gas.  I will take sign ups by:

  • email: wisdombites.callig@gmail.com (Please include RAA in title)
  • or by phone: (909) 867-9152

Either way you contact me, please give me your name, telephone/email. I can take four riders. If we have more people we need one more volunteer driver.

Thanks all…Margaret Spiess

Woodworking tool for sale.

Shop Smith Mark V, new motor and drive belts, several accessories, $350.

Contact Larry Harvill, 909-793-6761 or harvillifft@verizon.net.

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