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RAA News March 2011

Time to Renew…Time to Renew!

This “new” year is just zipping by.  It is already March, and time for a reminder about your RAA membership.  If you haven’t yet renewed for 2011, there are several ways you can do this. You can go to our website and pull up the membership form, fill it out and send it in; or come into the gallery to fill out the form and pay on the spot; or pick up the form and send it in with your payment.  It’s $40 for an individual membership, which is a real bargain for the benefits:  hanging your art in the gallery, having free entrance to monthly meetings, getting discounted fees for classes and workshops,and for the opportunity to support the arts in our community.  So don’t forget,  it’s TIME TO RENEW!

Judith Sparhawk

42nd Annual Multi Media Mini Show Results

Originality, Quality, Variety in Mini Art!

The 42nd Annual Multi-Media Mini Show, sponsored by the Redlands Art Association, is now open through April 1 at the downtown Gallery and Art Center, 215 E. State Street, Redlands. 127 artists submitted 284 pieces of art but only 125 pieces were chosen to show.

Jurist Michael Jacques, Associate Professor at the Laguna College of Art and Design selected the art for the exhibit. Unlike any other jurist RAA has used, Jacques offered a mini critique of each piece he did not chose, in the hopes that the artists will continue to improve and keep entering these art competitions.

  • Jacques awarded first and third prizes to Jeff Owens from Redlands, second prize to Tony Radcliffe, also of Redlands.
  • Juror’s Choice Awards went to Ann Bingham-Freeman and Tony Radcliffe.
  • Excellence Awards went to JoAnn Formia and Adam Carde Sancen.
  • Kari Harvey took the Past Presidents Award.
  • Gift Certificates donated by Aaron Brothers and Wilson’s Art & Frame were awarded to Janet Edwards and John Brownfield, respectfully.
  • Products donated by Bud Rickert’s Art Supply and Canson, Inc. were awarded to Kari Harvey and Karen Clarke.
  • Honorable Mentions were given to Joan Coffey, Maxine Kenny, Patty Roth, Diane Sidor, Dan Soury, Judith Sparhawk, Colleen Sparlin, Dean Spencer, and Vlad Voytilla.

Other Redlands Art Association members juried into the show are: Gail Brownfield, Susana Beck, William Breer, Leah Balestieri, Dolores Carrasco, Helen Carson, Karen Coates, Chick Curtis, Peggy Dornbach, Sandy Davies, Adeola Davies-Aieloja, Susan Evans, Fred Edwards, Julie Evans, Kent Fogleman, Patricia Rose Ford, Richard Freund, Candy Glendening, Mary Grinyer, Jan Harvey, Antionette Hanson, Patty Hayden, Evelyn Ifft, Vivian Kassel, Doug Ketchum, Rich Lopez, Sheila LeBlanc, Cindy Jones Lantier, Karen Mahmoudi, Caroline McAllister, Diana McLaughlin, Sandra Blake Meichsner, Joanna Mersereau, Ginger Pena, Kristina Pamias, Nancy Rascon, Sharon Rachal, David Rudolph, Robert Sevick, Joe Sidor, Harriet Singer, Edward Sotello, Roland Wissler, and Sally Wirth.

Non-members chosen are Marge Beasley, Dan Coakley, Susan De’Armond, Rudy Estanque, Gloria Folger-Mancini, Patricia Franks, JoAnn Formia, Barbara Garcia, Jean Hearst, Jill Jones, Scott Krohne, Zora Lee, Shirley Manning, Michael Mazgai, R. Mike Nichols, Robin Mount, Cinda Olivas, Setsuko Okubo, ada m. passaro, Alan Remele, Nancy Shiershke, Alan Sponholz, Marilyn Taub, and Jan Wright.

The Mini Show is unique to Redlands . What makes it different from all other judged exhibits is the limitation of the art piece to 14 ½ ” including base or frame and that all media is allowed for the show. For example, artists submitted photography, digital (computer) work, fiber art, drawings, glass, sculptures in wood- stone- and metal, as well as the traditional fine arts. Naturally, its success has spawned similar shows, however, the MMM Show is still the only one of this scale in Southern California.

The Multi Media Mini Show Grand Opening is Friday, March 11 from 5 to 8 pm. The public is welcome to view the art and meet the artists. The show runs through April 1.

Sunday, March 13 from 1 to 3 PM is the Artist’s Award Ceremony. Jacques will be on hand to deliver the awards to the artists.

For further information, please visit the Redlands Art Association at 215 E. State St., Redlands or call, 909-792-8435. Gallery hours are: Mon-Sat, 10 am to 5 pm; Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm.

Upcoming Excursion: A Private Tour of the Sam Maloof Compound

Margaret Spiess, has secured for RAA , particularly the watercolor group, a private excursion of the Sam Maloof  compound on  May 25th, Wednesday. This is a three in one bargain. The 5.5 acre grounds will be in bloom, planted to display four different natural less water gardens. Margaret will give us a tour of the house museum with numerous hand made wood furniture pieces by Sam from over the years. Each room is packed with original art from modern to ethnic collected over the years by Afreda and Sam. Lastly, we will view
a gallery display titled “3 paths to Expression”.  The three women artists  include:

  • Tina Min (found sculpture and paintings) who writes her “art is made to make sense of other people, histories, and our improbable existence. I tell stories”,
  • Georgette Unis a painter sculptor, and mixed media artist who writes her “paintings evolved from images of trees reminiscent of meditations; they are explorations of imagery”,
  • Lan-Chiann Wu graduated from the Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan. She writes ” I paint with conviction that there are universal humanistic values to life and principles such as achievement and benevolence. Mankind’s universal struggle with life is also a theme in my work. I use natural materials I prepare myself–ink on paper for my visual poems.”

All three artists have web sites that you may check to view their style of art.
to sign up contact Margaret Spiess at (909) 867-9152 or email mtnperceptions@verizon.net with RAA in the heading. We will leave
the parking lot across from the post office at 9:00 am. Your expense: Admission $15 adult, bring a packed lunch.

Featured Artist Corner

The Featured Artist is a vibrant area for the Redlands Art Association Gallery. It provides excitement, exposure for your art work, brings family, clients and friends into the gallery and it is good for us all. I never cease to be amazed what you create and we need to see it.

The Redlands Art Association encourages members to show your stuff and become our Featured Artist. As the Featured Artist you choose a group of work that represents what you do and display it in the area provided, including the front panel that highlights your work. The display time is 3 weeks your work has meaningful exposure.

I encourage all artists to call or email me to save a date for the remainder of 2011 – we have spaces available.

Make a date for 2011, show us your stuff, it is a privilege and an honor for all who visit.

  • Email: lbellville2001@yahoo.com
  • Telephone: 909 792.9900

Lynne Bellville – Featured Artist coordinator

Ann Bingham-Freeman at The University of Redlands Alumni House

“16 Figures and a Landscape”

The reception will be on Friday, March 18th from 4 to 7 pm

The show will be up from Feb. 25th to April 30th!

U of R Alumni House
625 Grove St.
Redlands, CA 92373
(877) 867-2586
Viewing Hours  8-5  Mon.-Fri.
To purchase art please call Ann at (909) 797-6276
bingfreestudio@gmail.com
www.bingfreestudio.com

Teen Mania Update

The Teens are glad to share some of there art done most recently at the RAA. In the Teen Mania class last done, the teens studied about Native American art and designs. Here are some photos/art, done by Kayla (left), and Autumn (right).

Students made their own designs for their dream catchers, carefully making their designs in clay. The teens used glass beads and natural Indian inspired colors, for their designs. Teens meet Monday nights, 5:45pm-7:15pm.A special invite guest– Judith Sparhawk, came by to meet the teens and share some of her own art, of fabulous photos done of Native American Indians! The teens were very grateful and glad to learn more.

submitted by Ms. Gloria Steinweg

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.
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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

Liz-Coviello