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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

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