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RAA News January 2015

RAA Welcomes Two new Gallery Coordinators

Two new Gallery Coordinators have recently been hired by the personnel committee of the Board of Directors. Liz Coviello, a long time RAA member and our Historian, will cover vacation days and continue to help on take-in days. Bronwyn Weis comes to us with extensive computer experience and will work mostly Fridays and Saturdays. Both report to Judith Sparhawk, Gallery Supervisor. The personnel committee is very pleased to have had the opportunity to choose these two very special women.

Gail Brownfield, President and personnel committee member

Special gifts received

I am delighted to inform you of three special gifts we have received as a result of proposals submitted.

  • $250 from the Redlands Community Foundation to help underwrite the reception for the Ray Swanson show on Jan. 4th.  Do not forget to call in your RSVP.
  • $1,000 from the Radcliffe Foundation to support our general operations as determined by the Board of Directors.
  • $5,000 from the Lossett Foundation to help support our youth art education program.

Larry Harvill, Chair, Board of Directors

Attention all Members who Shop on Amazon

Notice to all members who buy things through Amazon.com about a new charitable giving program they have.  When you want to shop on Amazon please sign on to Smile.Amazon.com. Select the Redlands Art Association in the drop down window and the RAA will receive 0.5% of your purchase refunded to our bank account.  This site provides access to the full line of products Amazon offers and in fact is a window to the official Amazon site.  Once you have selected the RAA you so not have to repeat that selection provided you always sign on to Smile.Amazon.com.  You can also switch to any other nonprofit charities Amazon lists.  Amazon has not increased prices to compensate as you are accessing the actual site anyone in the general public does.

Larry Harvill, Chair, Board of Directors

Open to all artists….enter the Multi Media Mini Show!

Get your creative thinking cap on!  Get to the studio and make us some art!   Art that makes us say, “Wow!” or “Hmmm!”.

The MMM Show is open to all California artists and/or RAA members.  Artists can submit up to three 3D or 2D pieces.  Multi-media means… anything!  Strict size limitation:  must fit within a 14.5-cube, including frame and/or base.  Our judge, Leslie A. Brown, will select which pieces will be put in the show, as well as give out the awards.  Since the prospectus/entry form will no longer be mailed out, it will be available at the Redlands Art Association, 215 E. State St., downtown, Redlands and on their website here: 2015 MMM Prospectus-Insurance E-FORM

All entries must be hand delivered to the RAA Gallery on Sunday, March 1, 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.

Grand Opening Gala will be Friday, March 6 from 5pm to 7pm.  The Artist’s Award Ceremony will be on Sunday, March 8.

“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.

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What Is a Juried Show?

Art shows are usually focused on one type of art – like photography or wall art: oils, watercolors, acrylics.

Someone is chosen to judge the art that was submitted for the show.  The judge would be known for his/her experience in the arts.  He does not need to be an artist but someone in the art realm.

For most shows today, the art image is sent by email and scanned onto a DVD so the judge can view it on a computer or projector screen.  The judge is told how many pieces the organizers want in the exhibit.  Then he choses which pieces will be shown in the exhibit.  Sometimes the judge chooses which pieces get prizes from their image on the DVD or he waits to see the exhibit up on the wall, when he can see the actual piece.

For the Multi Media Mini Show, the art is brought into the Gallery for viewing by the juror.  He is told he will have to consider not just the traditional art techniques but what the artist did to create his piece.  I mean, there is nothing traditional about putting a bunch of nuts, bolts, paperclips and do-dads together to create wall art and yet, the effort has to be appreciated.

The judge also chooses which pieces win an award.  He considers the prize – First place, Second place, or if it is a specific award – like “Best Watercolor”.  He reviews the pieces he has chosen for the show and selects which ones he likes the best or is the best fit for the prize.

When an artist’s work is chosen in a juried show, he gets bragging rights!

It is a star on his resume and the art piece can be featured in his portfolio.  Kinda like getting nominated for the Academy Awards.  Now if he wins an award in the show, he can feel like he’s got the Oscar in his hands.

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Of course, each juror is different and one piece of art not-accepted for this show may be accepted in another show by a different juror.

The rule of thumb is to keep making art and showing it off.  Sharing your art is most rewarding!  Enter as many exhibits you qualify for.

Sandy Davies, MMM Show committee

2nd Annual Afternoon Tea Party. Sunday 25th January 3-5pm

We had so much fun at the 50th celebrations afternoon tea party in November 2013, we’ve decided to hold a 2nd afternoon tea party; meeting old and new friends, for a chat with tea, coffee and delicious nibbles.

There is a sign up sheet in the gallery for finger food – small sandwiches, cookies, naughty nibbles. Please bring food on 2 or 3 plates so we spread it out across the tables.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

If you have a large teapot and would share it for the afternoon it would be appreciated.

It is also the last week of the Ray Swanson show and an opportunity to see his wonderful South West paintings.

Look forward to seeing you there

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Liz Coviello, Historian in the Cupboard

Business Card Folder

There is now a small white business card folder for all artists business cards. It will only take about 6 rectangular business cards in each sleeve but we’d love to have your cards in there.

Customers regularly ask for an artists business card and now they can be at hand. For jewelry artists I suggest you leave business cards in your jewelry display case so customers can be given one when they make a purchase.

Happy making everyone

Liz Coviello, Historian in the Cupboard

Celebrate the New Year with a new Artist Bio.

Whether you are a renewing member or a new member we’d love to have your artist bio in the bio book.

Just 2 separate pages –

  • Page 1: some biographical details about yourself, a small photo of yourself, contact details for your website, email etc.
  • Page 2: 3  photos of your work, contact details again.

Keep it simple.

If you’d like some ideas check out the bio book and see what others have written.

The black bio book is behind the desk in the west gallery.

Remember customers are interested in the artists and their work.

Wishing you all a creative 2015

Liz Coviello, Historian in the Cupboard.

 

Calligraphy Class Coming Up

Kristi Darwick, has studied calligraphy and art throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Kirsti left the corporate world to immerse herself in creative pursuits and now As President of the Southern California Society for Calligraphy, shares this passion with private and public groups. She is a professional lettering artist who teaches workshops in California and beyond. Recently she led eighteen artists on a study tour in Amsterdam and Bruges, with another trip planned for 2016, by popular demand.

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Note that Script is all the rage these days, used by graphic artists and trendy calligraphers alike. This class will introduce calligraphy-rendered script starting first with a ball-point or fine-tipped marker. We’ll progress to the pointed pen with its expressive thicks and thins, which lend lush beauty to the writing. Depending on interest, more advanced classes may be scheduled in the future.

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Kristi will instruct a 3-hour class on Wednesday, February 24th, 6-9 p.m. for those who make reservations. Call the gallery to reserve your place soon. Cost: $45

Upcoming Programs and Workshops

Mark your calendars now, so not to miss these upcoming programs and workshops.

  • February 17 Program: My Way with Watercolor by Ed Sotello
  • February 21 Workshop: My Way with Watercolor with Ed Sotello
  • March 31 Program: My Multi-Media Art with Snezana Petrovick
  • April 4 Workshop: Multi-Media Art with Snezana Petrovick
  • April 28 Program: Absence/Presence by Sculpture Artist Renee Azenaro
  • May 26 Program: Oil Painting by Martha Cowan
  • May 30 Workshop: Oil Painting with Martha Cowan

Note:  All programs start at 7:00 PM

Lori Powell, Education Committee

Programs & Workshops

January Program

Tuesday, Jan 23. at 7pm

Pat Rose Ford will be our January program speaker. She’ll talk about pastels and plein air painting.

Oakes’ Techniques Program

‘Universal Painting Techniques’  presented by Joe A Oakes

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Tuesday Evening Programs are Free and open to all.

Joe A. Oakes was born in Chicago and moved to Southern California in 1992. He received his BFA from California State University Fullerton in 1997. He worked for several years as a graphic designer before launching his career as a full time artist. Shortly thereafter he began teaching classes.

He now teaches classes and workshops throughout Southern California where he also exhibits his work! He continues to receive awards and recognition for his work and hopes that his artwork and teaching will inspire others to create. Joe says:

 

“Each painting is an emotional response to color... real or imagined but always felt.”

 

“All of us, in varying degrees, have become blind to the colors of our world. The mind dictates the color of things without true observation. Giving those colors back to each of us through painting is my goal.

 

Taking the time to see the least obvious colors in everything is the start. Then I make those colors bigger, bolder and brighter so they become the star. That is the spark needed to awaken our desire to know color better and enjoy it in our everyday lives.”

The demonstration will detail the artists approach to a landscape painting by discussing composition, perspective, color and value. Joe will also talk about the techniques he uses to create a feeling of blended colors and depth.

Universal Painting Techniques

presented by Joe A Oakes

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Joe A. Oakes was born in Chicago and moved to Southern California in 1992. He received his BFA from California State University Fullerton in 1997. He worked for several years as a graphic designer before launching his career as a full time artist. Shortly thereafter he began teaching classes.

He now teaches classes and workshops throughout Southern California where he also exhibits his work! He continues to receive awards and recognition for his work and hopes that his artwork and teaching will inspire others to create. Joe says:

“Each painting is an emotional response to color... real or imagined but always felt.”

“All of us, in varying degrees, have become blind to the colors of our world. The mind dictates the color of things without true observation. Giving those colors back to each of us through painting is my goal.

Taking the time to see the least obvious colors in everything is the start. Then I make those colors bigger, bolder and brighter so they become the star. That is the spark needed to awaken our desire to know color better and enjoy it in our everyday lives.”

The demonstration will detail the artists approach to a landscape painting by discussing composition, perspective, color and value. Joe will also talk about the techniques he uses to create a feeling of blended colors and depth.

Tuesday Evening Programs are Free and open to all.

 

Featured Artists

Dec 9-30 Ken Carmean, potter

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.

Palmer & Roeder 11/18-12/8

On November 18th through December 8th, The Redland's Art Gallery will feature two prominent and highly esteemed ceramic artists, Penny Palmer and Nancy Ann Roeder.

Penny has been "playing with clay", as she puts it, for the past 4 decades. Penny has always loved art.  She is passionate and inquisitive about all of its aspects.  Penny is an accomplished carver of stone in alabaster, howlite, septarian nodules and precious soapstones of choice colors with their attractive jade-like appearance.  Additionally, she has learned side-by-side with 4th generation horse painter, Ning Yeh, and Penny skillfully captures the presence and spirit of the Chinese Brush Painting watercolor and ink flow.  She excels in the tradition and creates her own masterpieces. Her experience and diversity in various mediums allows Penny the freedom to create pieces that are unique and held to the high standards of balance, form, beauty and function. "There's a lot of knowledge and skill I have to pass along to my students".  She teaches ceramics at the Redlands Art Gallery to children and adults on Monday afternoons and evenings.

 

Nancy Ann Roeder has been working in several mediums throughout her artistic career.  In her youth she won an award which placed her artwork in the Manhattan Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Nancy comes from a very artistic family, and like her Mother, she enjoys teaching. Sharing her art with others, Nancy is always looking to embolden the next generation of future artists. Nancy currently teaches hand building ceramic classes on Monday afternoons & evenings at RAA. Come out and see Nancy's unique style and absolutely beautiful pieces from the functional pottery works to the purely esthetic, there is something here for everyone.

McLaughlin & Rideout 10/28-11/18

Wine and cheese reception on Sunday, November 5th from 3 to 5 pm.

Diana McLaughlin and her son Casey Rideout are having a joint featured artist show because they have a shared interest in art; Diana’s medium is oils, Casey’s is photography.  They enjoy sharing ideas and talking about composition and color, thus thought it would be fun to do a joint show.  Our work will focus primarily on work from the California Central Coast where Casey lives and works and Diana lives part-time.

Diana H. McLaughlin Biography

I came to art late in life, after teaching elementary school, raising 3 children and working with community non-profits.  I enjoyed art classes while studying for a degree in Human Development from UC Davis and was always very aware of and creatively inspired by nature and my daily environment, but never actively participated in recreating it artistically.

I began taking oil painting and drawing instruction in earnest soon after my youngest child left for college. I’ve enjoyed classes at UC Riverside and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. I’ve also taken classes from skilled artists Lucille Van Wollfersdorf, Ken Auster, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Debra Huse, Carol Marine, Dennis Hare and Martha Cowan.  I take weekly inspiration and advice from my artists’ group, Critical Eye Studio.

My inspiration comes from my travels as well as daily life. I paint landscapes, still life and animals.

Very early in my art career I started entering my paintings in local art shows and, to my great surprise, was awarded 1st place in the RAA Multimedia Mini Show.  My work has been juried into several local art competitions and is in private and public collections. My work may be seen at dianamclaughlinfineart.com.

Diana’s Artist Statement

To me, art represents more than an object, rather hundreds of hours of mistakes, experimentations and successes. You are looking at days of frustrations, then moments of pure joy when it all works. I love the process and, sometimes, the outcome.

Biography: Casey Rideout

I was born in Los Gatos, CA. After short stays in Manhattan and the Pacific Northwest my family moved to Redlands, CA, where I spent the remainder of my childhood. As a boy I would make forts in and among the orange groves and canyons that have all but disappeared from the area. The taste of stolen oranges and the smell of blossoms are fond memories of my childhood.

I first took notice of photography as an art during a summer stay with my grandparents. Their guest bedroom, where I was staying, doubled as a darkroom. Examples of their work hung on the walls along with certificates from photo competitions that they had earned. Looking back, I think I was just interested because the pictures were of people that weren’t a part of my family, they were different and interesting. In retrospect I realize that my grandparents were capturing singular moments in time. Fleeting experiences that were easy to miss but had been made eternal because my grandparents took notice and captured them on film. When I finally put my hands on a camera of my own I felt like I’d found the lens through which I could view life.

My camera is my license to wander, to walk slowly through the world, taking notice of the small moments of beauty that are so easily missed. I’ve found a wonderful subject in the Central Coast of California, where long, sandy beaches are interrupted by jagged, rocky coastlines and grassy hillsides are patched with green vineyards.

My recent work has focused on the stretch of coastline between Montaña de Oro State Park, just south of Los Osos, and Estero Bluffs State Park, just north of Cayucos. I lean toward using long exposures to smooth out the surging tides and isolate my subjects and the light that plays across them. I find myself shooting both B&W and color photos in equal numbers, choosing B&W to capture the contrast of light and shadow, and color when the vibrancy of the natural world cannot be denied.

 

From Our Fearless Leaders

December 2017

Once again, as I write this, I am distracted by the loss connected with all the fires burning in the south western areas of our state, which are especially tragic at this time of year.

The month's activities at RAA have been numerous, as we continue to grow and expand our membership and visibility.  It began on Nov. 17th. with the take in for the Christmas tree ornaments.  The tree is now bedecked with many different styles of decoration and looks very attractive.  I hope you plan to come by to see if one of them has to go home with you.

On Saturday Dec. 18th. Suzanne Burke and I represented RAA at The Elks Club Hootenannie, which I will report on later.  The following day was another lively and well attended reception for the two featured artist potters, Penny Palmer and Nancy Ann Roeder.  I hope you have had a chance to see their wonderful inventive display.  This will be followed by Ken Carmean, another potter, but a very different style.  Following this there will be a very special event on Jan 5th. when the featured artist wall will be  honoring Peggy and Vernon Dornbach resplendent with the new signs donated by them and being made as I write.

On Friday Dec. 1st a record number of members brought in work for the Christmas show, "All That Glitters," and the next day the hanging crew were mightily challenged to hang and display all the wall and table art.  We have a wonderful range of items available now.

While the hanging was happening it was also The "Made in Redlands Open Studios Tour” featuring several of our artists and the gallery.  Our RAA patio was used by Penny Palmer to demonstrate use of the pottery wheel and she drew quite a crowd, several of whom seemed mesmerized by the process.  One spectator, under Penny's guidance, threw her own pot.

We are now into our seasonal extended opening hours; 5.30 on weekdays  10 to 1.00 on Sundays, and our late evening on Thursday, so please tell your friends there is plenty of time to shop.

In the coming months look for new and different adult classes and an opportunity to paint along with Martha Cowen.

Meanwhile I wish you all a safe and joyous celebration of the season.

Your President,

Maggie Macro

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