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RAA News June 2011

Annual Meeting

The RAA annual meeting was held Wednesday, June 1, 2011. The pot-luck dinner was well attended, there was lots of great food to eat. New officers and the entire slate of the 2011-2012 Operating committee were introduced, the complete list can be found here. Larry Harvill introduced the new Board of Directors, the list of those members can be found here. Jerry Meeker provided a brief report from MCAEEF (our art education fund committee). Larry Harvill then gave an award to Janet Edwards, for her years of service to the RAA in so many capacities. The final item on the agenda was Evelyn Ifft, walking those in attendance through the architectural renderings of the proposed addition to our gallery. After the meeting adjourned, people had lots of fun flipping through old scrapbooks, thoughtfully brought by historian Liz Coviello.

A photo gallery with lots of picture (most taken by Judith Sparhawk) can be found here.

Candy Glendening, Newsletter Editor

Art in the Park

This May’s “Art in the Park” had very cool temperatures which made for lovely show. There were lots of people roaming about, and many artworks went to new homes. The central cashier location made it easy for artists to make sales, because there was no change to make! Member Kristy Bergeson spent some time interviewing the exhibiting artists, the movie is embedded right here for your enjoyment.

Candy Glendening, Newsletter Editor

Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja Wins Award

At the recent juried national orange show I won two awards for my “standing tall” entry in the citrus theme, the piece stood tall, won 2nd place & purchase award!

Submitted by Davies-Aiyeloja

Loss in the RAA Extended Family

Dr. George Riday, Artist, Professor, Minister, Army Chaplain,

Yes, George Riday was all those things, and many more. He died on Wednesday, May 25, at 99 years of age.

George was a long time member and supporter of the Redlands Art Association. Always interested in art, in retirement he became a watercolorist, often going on long painting trips or local painting excursions with his watercolorist friend and mentor, Don O’Neill, also an RAA member.

George had a doctoral degree and was a college professor of psychology, and as a skilled counselor was often sought out for his wise and caring counsel.

An ordained Baptist minister, he enlisted in the U. S. Army as a chaplain during the Second World War. He landed on the beach at Normandy on the third day of the great invasion, and went with the army in combat all the way to Berlin.

Our friend and fellow artist, George Riday, had a long and interesting life. He was always interested in what other artists were doing, and an appreciator of other people’s work. He will be missed.

– Francis Wiley

Upcoming Anime Teen Workshop

Darlene Douthit, Redlands Art Association teacher;  will be teaching a “Anime Teen Workshop”  at the Loma Linda Branch Library, it will be a hands on experience come join the fun!

  • 25581 Barton Rd. Loma Linda CA 92354
  • July 12th at 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • For information call 909-796-8621

Quick-Draw pet caricatures at Grand Opening of Redlands Dog Park

Darlene Douthit will be drawing Quick-Draw pet caricatures on site at the upcoming Grand Unleashing of the Grand Opening of the REDLANDS DOG PARK! June 12, 2011 time 12:00 pm for information Contact: PAWS 909-793-0898 website redlandsdogpark.net

The event is always filled with fun! She will be donating one colored caricatures (drawn at the event or from a photo for the raffle) Darlene offers free cartooning classes once a month at the Center for Spiritual Living Inland Empire call for information (909)-883-7171. Darlene teaches at Redlands art association fee $55.00 for 5 Mondays, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone 909-792-8435.

Pictured here is Darlene and her new Best Friend and inspiration, Charlie Brown! The caricature is Charlie Brown. He was rescued by the Riverside Humane Society and was one in a group of 200 dogs. Charlie is a piebald miniature Dachshund. He helped fill the loss of her 17 year old Dachshund Lobo and her 16 year old Chihuahua Dinky, who went to the Rainbow bridge. Darlene found Charlie at PetFinders.com, Pet Smart and TLC Inland Empire, were all helpful. Charlie is two years old, full of energy and a bundle of love! She feels very lucky to have been able to adopt him!

Her love of animals and art began at an early age, she has been drawing, illustrating and painting portraits professionally for over 30 years. She worked as an illustrator for children’s books and magazines. She loves her work and is keeping prices down so pet lovers can afford to have a custom picture of their special furry friend. Her prices start at only $10.00 for a black and gray caricature bust, $15.00 for color.

Darlene Douthit • 909-886-1592 • darleneartstudio@earthlink.net •  DARLENEARTSTUDIO.COM

Note from an distant RAA member

Hi everyone. I miss RAA so much. I’ve been a member on and off for 35 years, so it’s out of the question to not maintain my membership. The commute from Santa Monica will not allow me to participate regularly.

Doug Ketchum has inspired me to write. I too am on Etsy.com (karmahjean.etsy.com) and am doing pretty well. I just checked Doug’s site and he has some gorgeous pieces, a lot of interest and some sales. I think, as an RAA member on Etsy, it would be supportive  to contribute 10% of sales from an RAA member back to the association. Having a shop on Etsy is definitely worth considering.

– Karen Mahmoudi

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

Liz-Coviello