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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

March Soap Making Program

March 27th at 7pm

Cindy Jones Lantier will speak about the art of soap making .

Cindy Jones Lantier, of The Eclectic Soul and Soap's On, is an experienced soap maker and educator, after creating almost 200 pounds of soap. She enjoys not only the creative aspects of soap making, but also the scientific aspects of it. She is the formulary columnist for Making Soap & Candles Magazine, a leading industry publication. When she's not making soap, selling at craft fairs, or teaching others about soap making, Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She never had children, but she is "mom" to the awesome kitties. She lives in Torrance.

Join long time RAA member Cindy Jones Lantier as she leads us through the history of soap making. She'll talk a little bit about the chemistry involved in creating a beautiful, luxurious, bar of soap. She'll also treat us to demonstration how creative this very exacting art can be.

She will also lead a six-hour class in Basic Soap Making on Saturday, 31 March.

Joe Oakes Acrylic Painting Workshop

Saturday March 10th  from 10 am – 4 pm

Fee: $100     RAA Member: $75

Join this award-winning artist for a fun, relaxed painting experience. He believes this kind of environment is more conducive to learning. There’s also a bit of structure so that he can present valuable art principals and demonstrate important painting techniques that can be applied to any subject matter. Put these skills to use in creating a finished acrylic painting.

  • Simple approach to help you stay loose
  • Composition, color, value, techniques
  • Give your painting depth & perspective
  • Structured but light and fun
  • Plenty of individual attention for all
  • Each student will create a finished painting

Oil and pastel also welcome. This workshop is designed for all skill levels. Feel free to bring your snacks or sack lunch.

Program: Color in Painting

Color in Painting: History, Classification Systems, Symolism, and Artists’ Thoughts

By Prof. Linda Kay Zoeckler, M.A., M.L.S.

February 22, at 7pm

What is the most exciting, creative, and fun element of painting? Many artists would answer color, though others would reply line, subject matter, etc. Please join us Tuesday, Feb 22 at 7 pm at the Gallery 215 E. State St, downtown, Redlands to learn the answers to Zoeckler’s questions…

What are the definitions of terms used in discussing color? What is hue as opposed to value, intensity, tone, tint, and saturation? How is a color defined and just how many colors exist? What are colors made of, and are today’s colors different from earlier colors? When did synthetic pigments appear? What are fugitive colors? When were cakes of color devised? When were tubes of color devised? What is a binder and are there numerous types of binders? What is the difference between tempera and oil? When and where did oil painting arise and what were its new capabilities?

How old is the history of color? Why did the Greeks have no names for blue or green? Why do rainbows not look the same in paintings from different centuries? Why do earlier versions of the Bible mention or describe fewer colors and less often than later versions of the Bible? Why did some cultures forbid the use of certain colors? What have various colors symbolized throughout history? Culturally color has been defined differently and its symbols change from one culture to another. How does color relate to music, sound, or alchemy?

How does one study color? Scientists, painters, and poets, have all studied color and – using different methods -- arrived at different answers. What major color classification systems have been devised and when did they appear? When and why did the color wheel appear and what is it based upon? Just how many color wheels are there and are they the only way of representing color classification systems?

What pigments did certain artists use and how did they arrange them on their palettes? How did they carry them? What do artists paint boxes and portable easels look like? How do some artists select color combinations in a painting? What are the rules of using color and should there be any rules?

What do some well-known artists say about color? Eugene Delacroix famously asserted “Give me mud and I will make the skin of Venus out of it, if you allow me to surround it as I please.” Art is transformation – in the hands of talent it is mud to miracle.

See you at the Gallery, Tuesday, Feb 22. 7pm.

Featured Artists

Bishop & Jarvis 3/17-4/6

Ada Jarvis & Debi Bishop are Joint Featured Artists from March 17th to April 6th

Reception Sunday 18th March 3-5pm

Deborah L Bishop, Assemblage Artist

I began my journey as an artist when I was in high school art class for four years.  I began taking oil painting classes in my twenties when I was living in Riverside.  I enjoyed painting as a hobby until I started working full time for the County of Riverside. I took a hiatus on art for most of that time period. Then I accepted an early retirement offer from the County in 2010. Since then I have taken many art classes through Redlands Art Assoc. such as Oil Painting with Chick Curtis; Still Life Painting with Martha Cowan; Assemblage/Altered Art with Richard Freund; Copper Jewelry with Tia Shira; Pastels with Patricia Ford; Mosaics with Ada Jarvis, and probably a few others I’ve left out.

I’ve enjoyed all of the various classes I’ve participated in but the medium or type of artwork I am passionate about is Assemblage/Altered Art.  I can truly express my creativity through this art form.  The artwork I create is done in a three-part process: assembling the creation, prepping the piece for painting, and finally the painting process using fluid acrylic paints. One of my pieces, entitled “Lucky in Love” was submitted and accepted in the 45th Annual Multi Media Mini Show at the Redlands Art Assoc. Gallery.  I won a $50 Juror’s Choice Award for this piece.  I have entered my assemblage art in many Multi Media Mini Shows since then and a number of my pieces have been accepted. I have participated in Art on State Street & continue to sell my pieces through the Redlands Art Association. I hope to continue my journey through the world of art as long as I enjoy doing it and others enjoy seeing it.

Ada Domke Jarvis

Ada began formal instruction in painting and scientific illustration after high school. She paints with acrylics and oils. Her specialties are historic or personal buildings, scenes and Harleys painted on decorative glass balls and mini canvases which are sold in Redlands, Mission Inn and on commission. Her art has been shown and/or sold in Oregon, Ohio, B.C., Maryland, Tennessee and California. Her paintings have been accepted in several juried art shows in Oregon and California.

Sixteen years ago she taught herself the art of pique assiette (mosaics using beautiful broken china and other interesting objects). Her pieces include birdhouses, bird baths, furniture, mirrors, frames, garden stones, house numbers, tea sets, backsplashes, and wreaths.

Her teaching of pique assiette includes: private classes; workshop for over 40 artists at the 2008 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival; classes at Redlands Art Gallery. She is a volunteer judge for the National Veterans Arts Competition at the Loma Linda Veterans Administration Hospital. She helped judge Redlands Unified School District children’s art. For several years she volunteered on the Loma Linda Cultural Arts Association Board of Directors, and is currently a member of Redlands Art Association.

Contact: adacanada@yahoo.com, 909-796-0040. Like her on FaceBook.

David Fairrington 1/20-2/16

David Fairrington will be a featured artist from January 20th to February 16. There will be a public reception on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm to see Fairrington’s exciting new work.

David’s show is called “Possibilities” with his new work exploring the possibilities of simplicity. “The possibilities are endless for all things you want to do. You just have to do them,” says Fairrington. “Don’t keep doing the same old stuff.”

Fairrington, a noted portrait painter, has painted Hollywood celebrities and elected officials as well as Vietnam combat scenes and soothing landscapes. His paintings are now in the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington D.C. His resume includes working with all the major film studios as a creator and designer. Fairrington’s clients have included athletes such as Arthur Ashe, former L.A. police chief William Bratton, and members of Congress. In the ballet world, David is known as the "Degas" of ballet painters. HIs clients continue to ask…”what goes on in your head that you can come up with this incredible work.”

Fairrington states, “I have experienced a lot in my life and it is wonderful to be able to paint some of the beauty and charm I have seen.

The Redlands Art Association is located at 215 E State St, Redlands, CA 92373. Phone 909 792 8435

The one word used most to describe David is “inspires.” He does inspire in both his paintings and his teaching.

Come and be inspired.

His website is www.davidfairrington.com

For more info, call David Fairrington at 951-966-6800

Ken Carmean 12/9-30

December Featured Artist - Ken Carmean
Show Dates: December 9—30
Reception: Saturday, December 9, 3–5PM

Redlands Art Association is honored to present Ken
Carmean, our featured artist, December 9–30.

Ken started making Pottery in his Senior year of High
School, from there he attended the local Junior College
in San Bernardino, Majoring in Art. He enrolled in Dick
Bossard’s class and It wasn’t long before he was an
emerging Studio Potter, making clay, glazes, loading
glaze kilns, firing Salt and Raku kilns. Then Proposition
13 hit and the college was shuttered for the summer.
After a season with a Hot Shot crew in the Forest
Service Ken went back to doing what he loved, working
full time as a Potter. He worked for this amazing potter
from Fontana who had a production studio. There he
learned how to throw a wide variety of forms quickly. He
also learned how to single-fire work to save on costs.
For 14 years he operated Arrowhead Stoneware. He
has sold his work all over the western United States to
many different retailers, art shows, and Galleries. After
a 7-year break from pottery Ken discovered Sonoma
Community’s Ceramics Program. Ken Carmean has
been teaching Ceramic’s classes for the past 5 years
at SCC.
“At SCC, we have two gas kilns that fire to cone 10, 3 Skutt
electric kilns that do a multi-range of firings, a Raku and
Soda kiln. There’s a fully equipped print shop, and a Fiber
Arts class room, and a lot more,” says Ken. For more
information go to sonomacommunitycenter.org.

From Our Fearless Leaders

February 2018

As usual our first month of the year has seen much activity in the gallery. The take-in for "Follow Your Heart" show on January 12th was also an opportunity to renew your membership.  And if you have not done that yet, please come into the gallery to do so. Turn out for the show was as brisk as ever because it continues over Valentine’s Day; always a good time for sales!

The joint reception on January 20th featured David Farrington as featured artist and was lively and very well attended.  It is so wonderful to see the gallery being enjoyed by so many people.

Then on Jan 23rd our program organizer, Helen Leason, presented Patricia Rose Ford, who spoke about plein air painting and then demonstrated pastel painting.  This event was also well attended.

The annual tea party took place on January 28th., presided over by Liz Coviello.  Originally this event was to mark our 50th anniversary but it is so popular that Liz is asked about it every year now, and so she makes it happen.  Thank you Liz!!  As you can see there was a great spread with two kinds of tea in some beautiful tea pots! Attendees enjoyed the chance to chat without there being any work involved.

Soon we will be gearing up for our juried Mini Multi Media show so be getting your entries ready and be sure they measure no more than fourteen and a half inches in any direction.  Sunday February 18th. is the date for your calendar.  See you there!

Maggie Macro, RAA President

Maggie Macro with glasses