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RAA News June/July 2012

Annual RAA Potluck and Meeting

Early in June, many of our members met at the annual pot luck dinner on June 6.  New officers and committee heads for next year were installed, and members of both our Board of Directors and the MCAEEF committee were introduced as well. The new MCAEEF five-minute film was introduced and shown by Annette Weiss – a good time was had by all. A complete list of all the members of these three important groups of people can be found here on the RAA website

Here is a gallery of pictures of the event taken by Judith Sparhawk:

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Newsletter:  A Reminder

Every summer the newsletter goes on a brief hiatus. If you have time sensitive information, it can be posted on the website under “upcoming events”. Also, featured artists are always welcome to send their artist bios and pictures, their information will be added to the website as soon after receipt as possible.

The deadline for the next newsletter will be Thursday, August 2nd. The best way to submit is to use the form on our website here: http://redlands-art.org/newsletter/newsletter-submissions/ or by emailing: newsletter@redlandsartassociation.org

Suggested submission guidelines:

  • Emailing info in plain text with minimal formatting.
  • Don’t type things to be emphasized in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.
  • Only use the return key at the end of a paragraph; when you get to the end of a line in your email or text editing program those words are going to wrap around to the next line.
  • Email lots of pictures—attach them to your email using the button that usually looks like a paper clip.  The files should be either .jpgs or .tiffs, the higher quality (larger number of pixels) the better.

Many ThanksGrace Fermier & Candy Glendening

Smiley Elementary “Arts Attack” Art Show

This picture was taken at the Spring Annual Art Show at Smiley Elementary School . One piece by each student in the school is displayed, grouped according to particular lessons in design in the schools comprehensive Arts Attack program.  Standing by this display is Susanne Burke who coordinates this school program. Displayed here is a project done by the fifth grade students of Mrs. Jenelle Barnes, illustrating pointillism.  Each child received a small square of this design by George Seurat and then translated it to a larger paper using the artist’s technique. All pieces were then reassembled full size.  The MCAEEF committee of the RAA is pleased to continue funding the Arts Attack program with our grants for art education in the schools.

Janet Edwards

Open Air Art for Open Space

The 8th annual Open Air Art for Open Space show, co-sponsored by the RAA and the Redlands Conservancy, will be on exhibit in the Featured Artist space of the RAA gallery from June 4-21. Note the date change for our reception, which will be held on Saturday, June 16th, from 1-3 p.m. Intrepid ‘plein air’ artists have been out painting in the rain, the heat, and the few much-appreciated balmy days of May to record their impressions for our theme this year, which is “The Churches of Redlands”. We might have painted YOUR church, so come in to the RAA gallery and have a look.

Ginger Pena

Celebrating Cowboy Heritage

Redlands will be celebrating the National Day of the Cowboy with a week’s worth of excitement.  There will be concerts, demonstrations, food and fashion, storytelling and so much more.  Many of the events will help raise money for the Redlands High School historical mural project.  Highlighting the concerts will be performances feature two award winning Western music artists, Belinda Gail and Dave Stamey.  For more information about the mural project and a schedule of events go to the “Community Events” tab on the RAA website: http://redlands-art.org/community-events/

Randy Hill

Plein Air First Presbyterian Church

As recorded in the minutes of the Los Angeles Presbytery for September 20, 1887, “The Presbyterian Church of the East San Bernardino Valley “ was organized on July 7, 1887 with eight members and two elders.  On October 29, l887 the Citrograph reported the certificate of the incorporation of the First Presbyterian Church had arrived from the office of the California Secretary of State.  For the first two years services were held in a school house, at the Baptist tent and in theHamilton building.  In December l888 Judson and Brown donated two lots at the corner of Fourth and Vine which were later exchanged for lots at the corner of Cajon and Vine, the current location. Ground was broken for the church in April 1889 with twenty members and the church was completed in September.  By l890 there were 46 members. By 1898 there was a need for a larger sanctuary which was completed in January 1899.  The church kept growing and more buildings were added, but they were all sold to the Contemporary Club and relocated. The new church, with a Sunday school addition, was dedicated on March 26, l905.  The next building project took place in l957 when John Knox Fellowship Hall and Christian Education facilities were dedicated. A tragic fire completely destroyed the old church on June 29, l967 and the present church was built and dedicated on June 14, 1970.

We are making plans to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Redlands First Presbyterian Church.  So far we know we will have a banquet on October 27 and a special church service on the 28, the installation of a peace pole, and we’d like very much to have Plein Aire artists draw images of the church. Our thoughts are to combine a concert with the artists’ display and reception in John Knox Hall the night of the banquet on the 27th.  The art could be sold to members and friends that evening. The art work could be on display in the Narthex for the special Sunday service, or leave it in JKH for fellowship after the service.

Our church is multicultural with members joining us from Pakistan, Indonesia, Malawi, and Cameroon. We host Youth Hope, an organization for homeless Redlands kids, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3 to 6.  Our sanctuary has recently been refurbished and in the Narthex. we have a beautiful large stain glass picture that had been a window in the 1905 church and survived the fire.

The Plein Air will take place on October 1 through 5, giving the artist time to complete and frame their artwork; also in case the weather does not cooperate we’d be able to easily change the date.

 Helen Waitz

Contact info: (909) 794-3860

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