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RAA News May 2011

News from the Board of Directors

At the Annual Potluck on June 1, there will be an unveiling of the remodel/addition plans for the Gallery at 215 E. State.  Your committee headed by Evelyn Ifft has been meeting for several months with Leon Armantrout and his assistant, Avani Pavasia to address the needs, activities, space available, etc. of RAA.  We have a conceptual plan that will be available for inspection and comment as we go forward.  The architectural fee for the conceptual plans has been provided for by an anonymous donor.  Jerry Meeker, Francis Wiley, John Fisher, Patty Hayden and Annette Weis are also on the committee.  We will be explaining the plans and some of our rational at the Potluck.  We welcome any feedback about them afterwards.

Thanks, Larry Harvill

MCAEEF Update

The Smiley Elementary School Arts Attack Show is on May 26, 5-8 p.m.  The Margaret Clark Art Education Endowment Fund (MCAEEF) awards grants every year for the art supplies for this program, which provides art education to all students at Smiley.  Stop by and see youth art at its best!

Tia Shira

Teen Mania Interpretations of New York City

Artist Tate, doing his drawing

Teen Mania enjoyed doing a lesson study on the hustle and bustle of New York City (see photos of art examples done by teens). Students used mixed media, and a preliminary sketch in pencil prior to painting.

Teen Mania meets Monday nights, and this group will be having a special Teen Summer Art Camp, planned for the month of July (Tuesdays/Thursdays). The students are very creative, and advance well in complex areas such as printmaking, ceramics, drawing, and more.

by, Gloria Steinweg


RAA Library Update

As you are all deep into SPRING CLEANING like my mom used to do, please check around and return the books borrowed (whenever) from RAA so that others can use them.  I need to cull some more to make room for some new donated ones as well.  Anyone who loves books and can do filing would be a great help in keeping it in order????  Give me a call after May 27 if you are so inclined.

Thanks, Evelyn Ifft

Flowers explode at RAA Gallery show

Oohh… Aahh!  Like fireworks, the beauty of the flower gets rave reviews from onlookers. Redlands Art Association’s Gallery and Art Center burst with floral art in their “ART ALIVE in Redlands!” exhibit during the month of April. Florists were invited to choose a piece of art from the exhibit and create their own art to coordinate or contrast the piece for display at RAA’s Open House, April 16 & 17.   “What’s more natural than flowers and art?”, asks Sandy Davies, exhibit coordinator”, “The floral creations are beautiful, stunning, and sometimes whimsical.”  The florists participating are: Michael Lopez with Flowers on Vine, Conroy’s, Hockridge Florist (3 designers!), Bird Abode, and City Florist.

ART ALIVE in Redlands is in conjunction with the Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society’s Garden Tour that weekend.  RAA gives the Petite Award for the adult miniature arrangement at the flower show at ESRI.  Joanne Ohnemus and Sandy Davies construct a display at the ESRI Redlands office suggesting Art for the Garden and Patio with RAA member’s art in ceramics, glass, wood and metal.

Sandy Davies

Requests from The Historian

Scrapbook

I am currently updating the scrapbook. If anyone has any newspaper clippings, photographs or anything pertinent to the RAA they would like to see included in the scrapbooks from 2009 – 2011 (or older) please drop it in at the gallery and leave it in the “Bio” Box in the office by 23rd May (late pieces will be accepted but I can’t guarantee to include it in time).

Please ensure each item is dated, there is a caption and if people are present their names are given.

Artists Bios

If you are a new member of the RAA or a member who has not previously submitted  a bio or would just like to update the one you have in the book we would love your contribution..

Suggested format:

  • Page 1: your name/ studio name, contact details email/blog/website and other information you prospective buyer would like to know (a paragraph would be fine). By all means include a personal photograph.
  • Page 2: (on a separate sheet of paper): include up to 3 photo examples of your work with captions. Please put your name. studio name at the bottom of this page to prevent any mix ups.

Please also include a few business cards so these can be taken by gallery customers.

Artists Business Cards

Please leave a few business cards in the gallery or attach one to your work when you bring items in for take-in. Customers regularly ask for information about the artist when purchasing an item from the gallery – be it jewelry, paintings, or table items. A frequent comment is “I’m giving this as a present and would like to include the business card…” There is space for business cards on the shelving in the East gallery.

Many thanks, Liz Coviello

Quick-Draw pet caricatures

Darlene Douthit will be drawing Quick-Draw pet caricatures on site at the upcoming 15th Annual Walk for the Animals, again this year on May 14/2011 8:30 am to 1:00 p.m. the event will benefit the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley. A portion of Darlene’s art sales will be donated for the cause. The event is always filled with fun! She will be donating two colored caricatures (drawn at the event or from a photo for the raffle) Darlene offers free cartooning classes once a month at the Center for Spiritual Living  Inland Empire call for latest class date 909-883-7171. Darlene also teaches at the Redlands Art Association fee $55.00 for 5 Mondays, 3:30 to 5:00.


Pictured here is Darlene and her new Best Friend and inspiration, Charlie Brown! The caricature is Charlie Brown.  He was rescued by the Riverside Humane Society and was one in a group of 200 dogs. Charlie is a piebald miniature Dachshund.  He helped fill the loss of her 17 year old Dachshund Lobo and her 16 year old Chihuahua Dinky, who went to the Rainbow bridge. Darlene found Charlie at PetFinders.com, Pet Smart and TLC Inland Empire, were all helpful.  Charlie is two years old, full of energy and a bundle of love!  She  feels very lucky to have been able to adopt him! Her love of animals and art began at an early age, she has been drawing, illustrating and painting portraits professionally for over 30 years. She worked as an illustrator for children’s books and magazines. She loves her work and keep is keeping prices down so pet lovers can afford to have a custom picture of their special furry friend. Her prices start at $10.00 for a black and gray caricature bust, $15.00 for color.

Contact: Darlene Douthit: 909-886-1592 • darleneartstudio@earthlink.net • DARLENEARTSTUDIO.COM

 

 

Programs & Workshops

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.

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

Featured Artists

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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P. Lenker & E. Carr 4/22-5/13

Show Dates: 4/22/17 - 5/13/17

Peter Lenker

Some recent work in ceramics by local resident and ceramist Peter Lenker will be exhibited in an upcoming show at the Redlands Art Association Gallery.

As Featured Artist Lenker is displaying a collection of small stoneware jars, and some pieces fired by a primitive pit-fire technique.

Lenker received his MFA in ceramic sculpture at UC Santa Barbara (1981). He has been a professional production potter in New Zealand and in Australia.

This recent work reflects on some elements from the past, including examples of classic celadon glazes of ancient Asian origin, and also some glazes reminiscent of ash-fired pots.

Elizabeth Carr

Elizabeth Carr was always very interested in Art. Like most people she was raised to believe that there is no money to be made in that career choice. She went to school & got a Computer Science degree. For over 20 years she spent 40 - 70 hours a week in front of a keyboard.

In 2003 she took her first watercolor class. She studied painting with many great teachers including Sylvia Megerdician, Chris VanWinkle, Tom Fong and Collage artist Gerald Brommer. She works mainly with Mixed media and Collage.  She spent years selling her work at art festivals & now has a small gallery called Studio C, 260 W Bonita Ave, Claremont.

Her statement for this show reads:

“Travels – abstracted

I’ve been an abstract painter since I picked up a brush. This body of work is all about my fascination with the way people live. When I am in an airplane looking down at the landscape there is an intense curiosity about the places people live. When they live in the middle of the country, on farmland I wonder about how they got there and what they are doing at the moment we fly over. I start with one of these impressions in my head and balance the painting with values. My signature touch is the collage papers I add. I love the patterns and textures they add.”

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.

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