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RAA News: June 2010

Committee Members Announced

RAA-OfficersAt the Annual Meeting, the members of the committees that keep the RAA moving along were announced:

Outgoing President Judith Sparhawk (far right)

with incoming officers (from left to right)

Tia Shira (VP)

Joan Wiley (Gallery Oversight)

Gail Brownfield (President)

Winnie Stephany (Treasurer)

2010-11 Members of the RAA Operating Committee

  • President: Gail Brownfield
  • Vice President: Tia Shira
  • Corresponding Secretary: Joan Wiley
  • Recording Secretary: Judith Sparhawk
  • Treasurer: Winnie Stephany
  • Bookkeeper: Elena Pattison
  • Education: Sue Kovacevich/John Fisher
  • Excursions: Margaret Spies
  • Hospitality: Patty Hayden
  • Events: Sandy Davies
  • Exhibit Take-In: Pat Meeker/ Susan Weisbrod
  • Exhibit Hanging: Margaret Gooding
  • Featured Artist Corner: Lynne Bellville
  • Gallery Attendant Trainer: Karen Coates
  • Gallery Attendants: Sue Kovacevich
  • Gallery Oversight: Joan Wiley
  • Gallery Maintenance/Improvements: Francis Wiley
  • Historian & Bios: Liz Coviello
  • Library: Evelyn Ifft
  • Membership Records: Richard Freund
  • Membership Welcome: J.Sparhawk
  • Newsletter/Website: Candy Glendening
  • Program: John Brownfield Committee: Mary Fogelman
  • Publicity: Lynn Douglass/S Davies
  • P.O.S./IT: Mike Storzieri

2010-11 Board of Directors

  • Gail Brownfield
  • Emily Bueerman
  • Sandy Davies
  • Shirley Harry
  • Larry Harvill
  • Sherli Leonard
  • Penny McElroy
  • Diana McLaughlin
  • Tomi Olsen
  • Jeff Owens
  • Judith Sparhawk
  • Winifred Stephany
  • Francis Wiley

Members of the 2010-2011 MCAEEF Committee are:

  • John Brownfield
  • Peggy Dornbach
  • Janet Edwards, Co-chair
  • Evelyn Ifft
  • Scott Litel
  • Jerry Meeker, Co-chair
  • Jeff Owens
  • Lori Powell
  • Tia Shira
  • Annette Weis
  • Lois Fair Wilson
  • Gail Brownfield, ex officio


All new/returning committee members present at the annual dinner.

Change in Hanging Policy

Attention Artists!

You’ll be happy to know that it has been decided by the powers that be that we can now bring in 3 (three) wall hangings on take in days instead of 2. HURRAH! This should make a lot of people happy. So starting with the June take-in (Friday June 18th), through November 2010, bring in 3 of your wonderful pieces of art to adorn the walls of the gallery. Hopefully this will help with sales, which is a step in the right direction.

Remember, the size limitations that are spelled out in your gallery agreement (that we all signed) – they still apply! So don’t expect to bring in 2 or 3 large pieces , like 30” x 36” and hope to see them all hanging.

Joan K. Wiley, Gallery Overseer

Candy Glendening’s Studio Appears in Magazine

Textile Artist Candy Glendening was featured the Sumer 2010 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors Studios. The 5 page spread details how she keeps a large amount of tools and supplies organized in a converted bedroom. For more info, see her blog entry.
Textile Artist Candy Glendening was featured the Sumer 2010 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors Studios. The 5 page spread details how she keeps a large amount of tools and supplies organized in a converted bedroom. For more info, see her blog entry.

Richard Freund receives awards in Pomona Valley Art Association, 29th Annual Open Juried Show

Member Richard Freund received awards on all three pieces he exhibited in the Pomona Valley Art Association, 29thAnnual Open Juried Show, in the category ‘Other Media – Assemblage, Sculpture and other 3d:

  • Piece titled ‘HMS’ received an Honorable Mention
  • Piece titled ‘Lizzy’ received First Place
  • For the entire show, which had about 200 entries, piece titled ‘Sweet Note’ was awarded Best Of Show.

Freund also conducted a workshop on Assemblage – Twisted Toys, at IMAGES by Gideon Gallery in Palm Springs, Sponsored by Haya Modern Gallery and IMAGES Gallery, on Saturday May 22, 9am – 5pm.

Submitted by Richard Freund

RAA 2010 Artist Biography Notebook

Dear Artists,

I have finally finished assembling the new biography folder but there are gaps.

I would like to thank everyone who sent/gave me updated biographies and photographs.

It’s not too late to update your biography neither is it too late to submit a biography. I am just asking for a paragraph about yourself, what inspires your art and a photograph of yourself (1 page), with three photographs (2nd page) plus contact details such as website/email/blog/phone #. If you have any spare business cards please include a few so they can be given to the purchaser.

Many thanks, Liz Coviello

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.

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