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RAA News June/July 2015

No July Newsletter

As always, there will be no July newsletter. Any new information will continue to be posted on the website. Therefore, the next newsletter deadline will be Thursday, August 6. The easiest way to submit something for publication is the form found here on our website.

Thanks, and I hope you find lots of time to make art this summer!

Candy Glendening, Website Design

How to Market Your Art

In preparation for the upcoming Fall Art Show season, the RAA is hosting an afternoon workshop for all artists.

We as artists are notoriously bad at promoting ourselves. I know from experience, I hear and hang onto negative comments about my work, rather than bathing in the positive words of encouragement from fellow artists, friends and customers. We have to build a clientele and it’s hard work for new and established artists. We have to find people who like our art and are prepared to “bite” and buy it, and it doesn’t always happen the first few times we dip our toes into this pond.

In this workshop we intend to cover some of the following areas: marketing, social and digital media, which can be confusing at times, photographing work for submission to shows or on line market places, preparing a newspaper submission or writing a brief artist statement and don’t forget the business cards.

It will be a nominal fee, date and speakers to be announced.

Liz Coviello, President

Volunteers Needed:

We need one volunteer for each of these two positions:

  • Housekeeper – 4 hours work per show.
  • Historian

If you are interested in either of these positions then please contact one of the Gallery Coordinators.

Many thanks,

Liz Coviello, President

Artist’s First Friday Reception – Summertime

The first reception will be held on Friday June 26th from 5-6.30pm in the RAA Gallery, 215, State Street.

I know there are Featured Artist Receptions, but how often do the rest of us, race down to the gallery and look at the new exhibit, and pat ourselves on the back for such good work? So, take the opportunity, bring friends and family down to see your work and that of fellow artist. Its your turn to brag and be applauded! The POS will be open for sales. Please bring a few “nibbles” for the table and we will supply some soft drinks and napkins.

Look forward to seeing you all there,

Liz Coviello, President

Rosemary Rendell Baker – A Bonnie Scottish Lass

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A dear friend, 30 year member and patron of MCAEEF (Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund) and the Redlands Art Association passed away on May 12, 2015 at the age of 95.

I first met Rosemary shortly after moving to Redlands in 1985 in fact, she was the volunteer on duty that day at the RAA gallery at it’s former location, (I believe on Citrus) She was enthusiastic and effervescent as she regaled my daughter Bronwyn and I of all the benefits of becoming a member and living in Redlands.

I did not join then but ten years later I did and became a member of the MCAEEF committee meeting Rosemary again who was serving as the treasurer of MCAEEF with the same enthusiasm and effervescence as when we first met.

Over the years she was very active in volunteering and supporting RAA and all the fundraising projects that MCAEEF sponsored especially the Cinema Classic Film series. She was a strong supporter of art education and expressed that support by giving generously of her time and considerable monetary donations.

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Over the years we spent many joyful times together just sharing, singing sometimes (she loved to sing and dance) and I loved listening to her anecdotes of her many travels around the world, her life growing up in Scotland, her husband, and her family.

One of her most memorable statements was when I interviewed her a few years ago for the video ‘ART IS COOL’ (on the RAA website under movies) where she stated her enjoyment of being part of the RAA “… I walked into the gallery and Margaret Clark was sitting there and asked if I would like to join I said I am no artist and she said there were other volunteer jobs that I could do.. so I joined and worked on the newsletter, took turns sitting at the Gallery, attending classes on Saturdays where nobody said – “that’s awful” they were always encouraging. I have got a lot from my association with the RAA – I have enjoyed the atmosphere of the association, the get togethers.. I had to stop volunteering because of my husband’s illness but I feel very comfortable going into the gallery – I still feel it’s my home”.

You will always have a home with us Rosemary and thank you for your gift of $10,000 which will help us to continue to provide art education.

Rest in Peace my friend.

Annette Weis, co-ordinator Redlands Cinema Classic

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Smiley Arts Attack Show

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Once again the children of Smiley Elementary School have shown their amazing talents to the community. The annual Smiley Arts Attack Show was on display May 21st. The Arts Attack Program has been a great success for 10 years at Smiley. The program is enthusiastically supported by the Smiley PTA, Teachers, and financially through the Margaret Clark Art Education Endowment Fund. (MCAEEF)

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“Art is not just for artists,” Margaret Clark once said. “Success in art gives a child greater self-esteem. Then he can learn better”

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Sandy Davies, Suzanne Burke, Liz Coviello

Suzanne Burke, Education Committee

Annual Pot Luck

Our Annual Member’s meeting/pot luck dinner was held on Wednesday, June third, and a great time was had by all. Many of the committee chairs gave a short report, and the new members of the Board and Operating Committee were announced (see the whole list here).

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2015-16 Operating Committee

Our new president, Liz Coviello, gave us a preview of some exciting new ideas she has for us. And as always, we ate lots of delicious food provided for us by us! Sparhawk took a few pictures of the festivities:

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Annual Dinner Gail Janine Won

Annual Dinner group

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Annual Dinner Herwigs

Annual Dinner Jerry Meeker

Annual Dinner Larry Harvill

Annual Dinner Lori Powell

Annual Dinner Maggie Evelyn

Annual Dinner Prez Liz

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Annual Dinner Shirley Evelyn Christine --

Annual Dinner Suzanne Burke

Annual Dinner Suzanne Karen

Annual Dinner The Brits

Annual Dinner Tony Gail
Candy Glendening, Website Design

 

 

Programs & Workshops

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.

 

Danielle Wallis 10/27 Program

From Studio Art to Social Art, by Danielle Giudici Wallis

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 @ 7:00pm

The Tuesday Program is Free and open to the public.

Danielle Giudici Wallis will be presenting an overview of her work beginning with her early sculptural metalwork, and discussing the transition to more temporal materials and methods. She has moved from a solitary studio practice as an object maker, towards more of a social practice model which includes large and small collaborative projects.

Danielle is an artist, educator, and arts administrator. She received her BA from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and her MFA from Stanford University, where she was the recipient of the Murphy Cadogan Grant, the James Borelli Fellowship in Art, the Anita Squires Memorial Fund in Photography and a fellowship from the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts.   Her   work has been exhibited widely in the Bay area and beyond, including shows at Catharine Clark Gallery, Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art, Raid Projects in Los Angeles, A.I.R. in New York, and The California Palace of the Legion of Honor which holds one of her artist’s books in their Achenbach collection. She was nominated twice for SFMOMA’s SECA Award and participated in the American debut of Takashi Murakami’s GEISAI Miami. Most recently, she has been exploring social and collaborative practices.
Mobile Garden    33” x 35” x 91” 
Metal, reclaimed wood, plants,

synthetic grass, bicycle tires and hitch, 2013

Examples of this include her “Beating Invasives” project, which was part of the Riverside Art Museum’s “Art Make,” and a series of collaborative artists’ books with letterpress printer, Marie Dern. Her administrative work has become a complementary medium as she explores larger collaborative projects, bringing organizations and communities together through the arts.  She currently serves as the Executive Director of Arts Connection, The Arts Council of San Bernardino County.

 

Beating Invasives

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Papermaking

and Plant

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Riverside Art Museum

 

 

                                                            Portable Shelter   26” x 27” x 36”

Roofing shingles, adhesive, insulation, wood, steel

2008 

 

September Pastels Program

Exploring Pastels from Soup to Nuts! with Angela Koenig

Angela Koenig will talk about the Soft Pastel medium on Tuesday, September 26th at 7.00 pm. Programs are free and open to the public. She intends present an A-Z regarding soft pastels, types of paper and techniques. Here’s what Angela has to say about pastels:

Pastels are little gems of pure color! As a medium, they are fun to use and can be incorporated into your artistic works in a variety of ways! Their explosive and vibrant color make your paintings sing, however, many artists often under estimate the fantastic nature of this medium. Artist Angela Koenig will join us on September 26th at 7:00 pm to kick off our new season, and will answer your questions and help you to understand   what makes pastels such a great medium for artists!

Choosing the right pastel is critical and depends upon your use and technique. Angela will explain how to get started with your own collection of colors and most importantly how to keep the colors clean and glowing in your work! Additionally, the presentation will include several substrate options and painting techniques for use of this flexible medium with a number of different mixed media options. We will learn about pastels and their unique qualities; you will not want to miss this opportunity to explore the world of pastels, literally from soup to  nuts!

Over the years, Angela Koenig has developed her artistic skills using a variety of different media, including pastels, encaustics, printmaking, watercolor, acrylic and oil as well as Chinese brush and mixed media. Her spontaneous assembly of color and texture propels her distinctive style as she strives to capture the essential soul of her subjects which range from impressionistic and representational work to abstraction.  In her  mission statement Angela describes her personal artistic orientation - “Most artists concentrate on the visible. I strive to capture what is underneath the superficial layer to convey the very essence of my subjects. I’m not just putting a brush to canvas. Every stroke is an untold story: every painting reflects a vision of vitality and spirit.”  Her work is prismatically vibrant and aesthetically  complex.

As an award winning artist, Angela participates in a number of invitational shows, including the San Dimas Festival of Arts, and was one of only three American artists featured by the Escondido Museum of Art in a recent showing of international Encaustic works. She has been asked to give presentations on a variety of mediums as well as conduct workshops and demonstrations for various regional art groups.  Her work has been featured in several magazines, and she is currently a working member of the Critical Eye Studio, and well as the Palm Springs Art Museum Artist Council.

 

Featured Artists

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.

 

Bruce Herwig 10/7-27

Reception: Saturday, October 7 | 3:00-5:00 pm

Redlands Photo Enthusiast Bruce Herwig will be displaying his photography, coloring books and love for all things Redlands.

Light refreshments served. Attendees will have their choice of free coloring pages. Free and open to the public.

From Our Fearless Leaders

November 2017

Finally the weather and the clocks have changed to herald our southern California winter, which would probably be like summer for some parts of the world.
This last month has seen a flurry of activity in our local art world.  It began with a lively reception for Bruce Herwig's photography, at the gallery, followed the next week end by the amazing show Art For Heaven's Sake at The United Church of Christ in Redlands, which featured many of our artists, some long standing, some for the first time.  The weather was good and, I'm told, so were sales.
Mid month was take in for our current show Autumn Gold and the gallery is once again brimming with wonderful and varied art to suit all tastes and pockets. It is a challenge to find suitable places for all of it sometimes but our valiant hanging team manages it every time. Art on State Street happened this month too and was a great success.
Halloween was celebrated again by our "Come as your favorite dead artist" party and as I was unable to attend I await a report.
Then on Sunday our new featured artists, Diana McLaughlin and Casey Rideout held a busy, well attended reception for their oils and photography, many of my former home, The Central Coast. From what I saw sales were brisk and Judith had not a moment to herself. At the same time our guest artist, Karen Clark was present to talk about her water colors in photo realism style.  You have until Nov. 11 to see this wonderful work.
Of course, there have also been two stunning films in our MCAEEF series at the former Krikorian.  I am told that the new owners of the cinemas complex will still welcome us there, altho there will be fewer seats in each auditorium.  We have yet to see how we will be affected by this.
We also had a fascinating program by Danielle Wallis entitled Studio Art to Social Art which was enjoyed by too few of us.  It was in competition with several other big events.  Our new Program chair, Helen Leason is working hard to secure interesting speakers so please come out on the fourth Tuesday of the month to join us at these fascinating talks.
The month has not been without its adventures which will be covered in Behind The Scenes. So meanwhile, enjoy preparing for our last show of the year, All That Glitters, take in on December 2nd., and any other show in which you will be participating this busy holiday season.
I wish each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving.
Maggie Macro, RAA President
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