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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

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

Bicycle  Powered

Papermaking

and Plant

Tagging

2015

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
Maggie Macro with glasses