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RAA News May 2012

An Evening with Laker Great NBA Hall of Fame Member Jerry West

Benefiting the Redlands Art Association

Friday, July 13, 2012

The evening includes a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, coffee, tea and amazing desserts.

Participant will enjoy a relaxing, inspirational and interactive conversation with Mr. West, an NBA legend.

The event is limited to the first 50 paid reservations.  Each participant will receive an autographed Basketball, your picture with Jerry and a personalized autographed copy of his new book “West By West”.

Location: Casa Loma Room, University of Redlands

Time: 5:30-9:30 PM

Cost: $500 per person

For Reservations Call the Redlands Art Association: (909) 792-8435

Under the Cowboy Moon

An Evening with Belinda Gail and Dave Stamey

Clock Auditorium, RHS, July 27, 7:30 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the Redlands High School Historic Mural, and RAA Artists are invited to show Western Art!

A celebration of The National Day of the Cowboy, will include this Performance at the high school. RAA is being invited to show Western related artworks in the foyer of the Clock Auditorium on that evening. RAA artists are invited to bring individual artworks that specifically relate to “Western” or “Cowboy” themes. Artists will be responsible for delivery, display and removal of artwork on the afternoon/evening of the performance. Artwork may be offered for sale, or to create “contact” information for future patrons. Any sales “on site” should result in a percentage of the sale going to the fundraising cause.

The Margaret Clark Gallery Committee (MCGC) will be heading up the display and arrangements for the show. All of the proceeds from the Concert admission fees and a percentage of art sales will go directly to an RHS Art Murals Project. Christine Curry Coates will be showing the featured Historical Mural Project, a full rendition of the original RHS Administration Building next to Clock Auditorium, destined for the large, north-facing exterior wall of the Boys Gym. Concert attendees may make donations directly to the project and may choose to buy one of your original pieces of Western Art. RAA artists who would like to display work (and take total responsibility for their participation) may contact Christine Curry Coates, or John Fisher.

An additional opportunity to show Western Art, will be on the following day at Barnes and Nobel for a Western Authors Book Signing event. Again, the MCGC will host an art display on that location for only that day and artists are responsible for delivery, hanging and removal of your work on that day. There are no sales of artwork at Barnes and Noble, however you can post contact information.

The MCGC plans to continue providing more opportunities for Redlands Artists, and RHS Students to do mural projects on the many available walls at RHS. Join in anytime. We can use your help, dedication and artistic ideas. Remember, we can make a difference when we work together.

John Fisher

Opportunity to Show Your Art

Artworks needed for wine tasting event with music:
Saurday, June 23, 1:00 to 4:00 PM, Ed Hales Park
For more information, contact Heather Smith at 909-798-7629

Upcoming Clay Workshop

Spend the day and play with clay; come join us for a two part workshop class. The very talented Clay Artist, ‘Rich (Pops) Lopez” will instruct each student with their own unique piece of ceramic work.

When: June 3rd, from 9 until 4 and September 8th, from 9 until noon.

Cost: $100 plus firing fee.

Upcoming Ceramics Workshop at the University of Redlands

Raul Acero, professor of art at the University of Redlands will be giving a ceramics workshop this summer.
Dates are July 23 to the 30th.
For more information visit

Antoinette Hanson

Programs & Workshops

May 23 Program – Bruce Herwig

Bruce is going to present his "How-tos" on marketing your art work.  His examples will be his popular Color Me Redlands coloring books, calendars and Redlands landscape photography.

Tuesday, May 22 at 7 pm.  Public welcome... no charge.

“Georgia O’Keeffe… continued”

With Linda Zoeckler, 4-25-17

The April Program at the Redlands Art Association Gallery will be the lecture and photos, “ Georgia Totto O'Keeffe: Later Works”, by art historian, Linda Zoeckler on Tuesday, April  at 25, 7 pm.

Zoeckler, taught art history at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA.

The Gallery is located at 215 E. State St, downtown, Redlands. No charge, public welcome.

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.

Featured Artists

Lori Worby-Krebs 6/24-7/13

Opening Reception June 24 from 3-5 pm

Lori Worby-Krebs is a local artist who has lived most of her life in Southern California. She worked as a high school counselor and teacher in Redlands for 22 years before she decided to follow her heart and paint. She will be the featured artist June 24-July 18 and will be showing her "Dance of Life" series where she explores the idea of dance with abstract figures. She observed so much hatred and division during the last presidential election that dance became her metaphor for letting go; of political distractions that keep people from understanding what is really important in life.

The idea that we can choose how to dance our way through life and face it's challenges with hopeful outcomes became her theme in this progressing series. She calls her art "IF" art because she starts with an "Idea" and then watches her idea come to "Fruition" on the canvas. She says painting ideas helps her explore truths and lessons in life. Her abstract figurative works are colorful and can range from serious to whimsical but her hope is to prompt the viewer to think about everyday life. She uses a colorful acrylic palette to set up the mood and focuses on shapes and values to tell her story. She hopes everyone will enjoy the show and dance with open hearts. "Dance Your Hats Off" was one of the first paintings for the series.

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.

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.

From Our Fearless Leaders

May 2017

What an amazing Spring we are having! Fabulous wild flower displays throughout Southern California, snow in the mountains this weekend and incredible meteor showers! It’s been a busy month in the gallery with the Horticultural Garden Tour, and the Vintage Redlands Wine and food tasting tour plus many of our artists are participating in local art shows. Many thanks to the local florists and RAA members who made the stunning floral displays for the gallery. But, it doesn’t stop there, Art in the Park and the Festival of the Arts is just a few weeks away. Happy creating everyone.

Liz Coviello, RAA president