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
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!
Teen Mania Interpretations of New York City
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.
Requests from The Historian
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.
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..
- 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 • firstname.lastname@example.org • DARLENEARTSTUDIO.COM