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RAA News November 2010

Special Christmas Tree Ornament Take-In – November 19

A special take-in FOR CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS ONLY, will be on Friday, November 19, during regular gallery hours (10-5). Members may bring in up to ten ornaments to hang on our tree, to sell during the holiday season – through the December show (no show fee). All items must be clearly marked with price and artist name. E-mail questions to Tia Shira at vicepresident@redlandartassociation.org.

Update on 2011 Plein Air Show

Ginger Pena and Evelyn Ifft will be c0-chairing the RAA/RC Plein Air Show in Spring 2011.  We haven’t worked out the details which will come later, as to the theme this year.  Tentatively we will be featuring Redlands’ Historic Homes, a list will be provided.

Redlands Conservancy with Sherli Leonard will be helping with the show and the reception.  It will be a Show-Within-A-Show at RAA the week of April 11-17, 2011.  Take-in will be on Saturday, April 9, the reception will be on Saturday, April 16 to be coordinated with the the Flower Show Reception (time to be announced).  Take-down/pickup will be 4-5 pm on Sunday, April 17, pick-up also on Monday, April 18 during regular hours (sign out at the desk).  We hope for another good turn out then, more details after the New Year.

Submitted by Evelyn Ifft

Mersereau in Zornes’ Book

Joanna Mersereau, longtime student and friend of Milford Zornes, will be in an exhibit of collectors’ paintings and in a book entitled “The Art of Milford Zornes: Friendships & Inspiration.” Joanna will have two pages in the book, one with the image of her painting and the other, a tale of  her “almost murder” of Zornes.

Highlights:

  • Opening reception with artists present, December 12, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • A birthday celebration, January 23, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Closing reception, February 20, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m.

All events will be held at the CCAA Museum of Art located within the historic J. Filippi winery, 12467 Baseline Road., Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

For further information: www.ccaamuseum.org or call (909)463-3733.

The museum is open Friday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

RAA Library Announcement

Yes, I know the Library has been neglected but I now can at least find it again.  There are so many classes going especially in the summer that so much is stored in front of the shelves that I had to wait until later.  We have lots of great books there, many are misfiled but I will try to sort them out.  There are lots of new books I need to process as well as culling out old, torn or uninteresting books.  Those I will put on the top shelf nearest the kitchen for the great sum of $1 per book, payable at the desk.  After 2 weeks I will take the leftovers to the Smiley Public Library.

Now I need you all to check your studio shelves and bring back the books you took home…last month? Last year? Doesn’t matter, just bring them in for others to be able to use. This works on the the honor system! Many thanks!

Submitted by Evelyn Ifft

Should the Arts be Part of Education Today?

“Art classes teach students not only art techniques but also, thinking processes and ways to express themselves.”

  • Natalie Lui, 11th grade, RHS, winner essay contest on Public Schools, the Greatest Freedom.

“Art is an essential of our humanness. Without it, we are less than we can be.”

  • George Riday, past president of Redlands Art Association, and Cultural Arts Commission

“Without the arts, children cannot achieve their full potential.”

  • J. Paul Getty Trust, from The Power of Arts to Transform Education.
  • Does American culture today model the behavior that we want all children to achieve their full potential? I’m looking into establishing a “forum,” inviting any and all participants, for the purpose of opening dialogue on concepts concerning Art as an appropriate community awareness actuation of intent: the intent to preserve the arts as a viable experience in the education of our youth.

    I’ll try to pick a time, or times, to allow as many opportunities as possible for over a two to three month period. No hurry, think about it and I’ll let you know if the opportunities arise.

    Send me your email address (jd.fish@verizon.net)if you want to be added to a list of interested participants.  I’ll keep everyone informed via email or real mail if you ask.

    Enjoy the holidays. John Fisher, Co-Chair Education Committee

    Upcoming Excursion to the Pasadena Museum of California Art

    There is an upcoming excursion planned for Sunday, January 23rd, to the Pasadena Museum of California Art to view “Scenic View Ahead” show.

    Read the write up in Westways Magazine (AAASo Ca Publication) pg. 52-54. The show features watercolors done by prominent California watercolorists who were hired to paint the covers for Westways from  1927 to 1970. Westways was one of the few magazines to use original artist work for the cover.

    We will leave Redlands at 9:00 am.  We will eat lunch in old town Pasadena and view the exhibit from noon – 3:00 pm. Your Cost: lunch, museum ticket $7 (auto club members $2 off), donation for gas.  I will take sign ups by:

    • email: wisdombites.callig@gmail.com (Please include RAA in title)
    • or by phone: (909) 867-9152

    Either way you contact me, please give me your name, telephone/email. I can take four riders. If we have more people we need one more volunteer driver.

    Thanks all…Margaret Spiess

    Hayden Open Studio

    Patty Hayden is opening her Studio to the Public on Saturday, December 11 and Sunday December 12.  Items of sale will be priced lower than usual in accordance with the poor economy.  Come visit and get some “Good Deals”  at 1304 Farview Ln. Redlands (off of Ford Ave.)

    Edwards Art Show and Sale

    Janet and Fred Edwards invite you to their Fall Art Show and Sale in their home at 1314 Del Haven Court in Redlands on
    • November 12  Friday evening, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    • November 13  Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • November 14  Sunday  1:00 p.m. –  5:00 p.m.
    and also a Holiday Show
    • December 11 – 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
    • December 12 – 1:00 -4:00 p.m.
    All are welcome.   Bring a friend. Any questions, please call (909) 793-7169
    Thanks – Janet Edwards

    Programs & Workshops

    March Soap Making Program

    March 27th at 7pm

    Cindy Jones Lantier will speak about the art of soap making .

    Cindy Jones Lantier, of The Eclectic Soul and Soap's On, is an experienced soap maker and educator, after creating almost 200 pounds of soap. She enjoys not only the creative aspects of soap making, but also the scientific aspects of it. She is the formulary columnist for Making Soap & Candles Magazine, a leading industry publication. When she's not making soap, selling at craft fairs, or teaching others about soap making, Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She never had children, but she is "mom" to the awesome kitties. She lives in Torrance.

    Join long time RAA member Cindy Jones Lantier as she leads us through the history of soap making. She'll talk a little bit about the chemistry involved in creating a beautiful, luxurious, bar of soap. She'll also treat us to demonstration how creative this very exacting art can be.

    She will also lead a six-hour class in Basic Soap Making on Saturday, 31 March.

    Joe Oakes Acrylic Painting Workshop

    Saturday March 10th  from 10 am – 4 pm

    Fee: $100     RAA Member: $75

    Join this award-winning artist for a fun, relaxed painting experience. He believes this kind of environment is more conducive to learning. There’s also a bit of structure so that he can present valuable art principals and demonstrate important painting techniques that can be applied to any subject matter. Put these skills to use in creating a finished acrylic painting.

    • Simple approach to help you stay loose
    • Composition, color, value, techniques
    • Give your painting depth & perspective
    • Structured but light and fun
    • Plenty of individual attention for all
    • Each student will create a finished painting

    Oil and pastel also welcome. This workshop is designed for all skill levels. Feel free to bring your snacks or sack lunch.

    Program: Color in Painting

    Color in Painting: History, Classification Systems, Symolism, and Artists’ Thoughts

    By Prof. Linda Kay Zoeckler, M.A., M.L.S.

    February 22, at 7pm

    What is the most exciting, creative, and fun element of painting? Many artists would answer color, though others would reply line, subject matter, etc. Please join us Tuesday, Feb 22 at 7 pm at the Gallery 215 E. State St, downtown, Redlands to learn the answers to Zoeckler’s questions…

    What are the definitions of terms used in discussing color? What is hue as opposed to value, intensity, tone, tint, and saturation? How is a color defined and just how many colors exist? What are colors made of, and are today’s colors different from earlier colors? When did synthetic pigments appear? What are fugitive colors? When were cakes of color devised? When were tubes of color devised? What is a binder and are there numerous types of binders? What is the difference between tempera and oil? When and where did oil painting arise and what were its new capabilities?

    How old is the history of color? Why did the Greeks have no names for blue or green? Why do rainbows not look the same in paintings from different centuries? Why do earlier versions of the Bible mention or describe fewer colors and less often than later versions of the Bible? Why did some cultures forbid the use of certain colors? What have various colors symbolized throughout history? Culturally color has been defined differently and its symbols change from one culture to another. How does color relate to music, sound, or alchemy?

    How does one study color? Scientists, painters, and poets, have all studied color and – using different methods -- arrived at different answers. What major color classification systems have been devised and when did they appear? When and why did the color wheel appear and what is it based upon? Just how many color wheels are there and are they the only way of representing color classification systems?

    What pigments did certain artists use and how did they arrange them on their palettes? How did they carry them? What do artists paint boxes and portable easels look like? How do some artists select color combinations in a painting? What are the rules of using color and should there be any rules?

    What do some well-known artists say about color? Eugene Delacroix famously asserted “Give me mud and I will make the skin of Venus out of it, if you allow me to surround it as I please.” Art is transformation – in the hands of talent it is mud to miracle.

    See you at the Gallery, Tuesday, Feb 22. 7pm.

    Featured Artists

    Bishop & Jarvis 3/17-4/6

    Ada Jarvis & Debi Bishop are Joint Featured Artists from March 17th to April 6th

    Reception Sunday 18th March 3-5pm

    Deborah L Bishop, Assemblage Artist

    I began my journey as an artist when I was in high school art class for four years.  I began taking oil painting classes in my twenties when I was living in Riverside.  I enjoyed painting as a hobby until I started working full time for the County of Riverside. I took a hiatus on art for most of that time period. Then I accepted an early retirement offer from the County in 2010. Since then I have taken many art classes through Redlands Art Assoc. such as Oil Painting with Chick Curtis; Still Life Painting with Martha Cowan; Assemblage/Altered Art with Richard Freund; Copper Jewelry with Tia Shira; Pastels with Patricia Ford; Mosaics with Ada Jarvis, and probably a few others I’ve left out.

    I’ve enjoyed all of the various classes I’ve participated in but the medium or type of artwork I am passionate about is Assemblage/Altered Art.  I can truly express my creativity through this art form.  The artwork I create is done in a three-part process: assembling the creation, prepping the piece for painting, and finally the painting process using fluid acrylic paints. One of my pieces, entitled “Lucky in Love” was submitted and accepted in the 45th Annual Multi Media Mini Show at the Redlands Art Assoc. Gallery.  I won a $50 Juror’s Choice Award for this piece.  I have entered my assemblage art in many Multi Media Mini Shows since then and a number of my pieces have been accepted. I have participated in Art on State Street & continue to sell my pieces through the Redlands Art Association. I hope to continue my journey through the world of art as long as I enjoy doing it and others enjoy seeing it.

    Ada Domke Jarvis

    Ada began formal instruction in painting and scientific illustration after high school. She paints with acrylics and oils. Her specialties are historic or personal buildings, scenes and Harleys painted on decorative glass balls and mini canvases which are sold in Redlands, Mission Inn and on commission. Her art has been shown and/or sold in Oregon, Ohio, B.C., Maryland, Tennessee and California. Her paintings have been accepted in several juried art shows in Oregon and California.

    Sixteen years ago she taught herself the art of pique assiette (mosaics using beautiful broken china and other interesting objects). Her pieces include birdhouses, bird baths, furniture, mirrors, frames, garden stones, house numbers, tea sets, backsplashes, and wreaths.

    Her teaching of pique assiette includes: private classes; workshop for over 40 artists at the 2008 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival; classes at Redlands Art Gallery. She is a volunteer judge for the National Veterans Arts Competition at the Loma Linda Veterans Administration Hospital. She helped judge Redlands Unified School District children’s art. For several years she volunteered on the Loma Linda Cultural Arts Association Board of Directors, and is currently a member of Redlands Art Association.

    Contact: adacanada@yahoo.com, 909-796-0040. Like her on FaceBook.

    David Fairrington 1/20-2/16

    David Fairrington will be a featured artist from January 20th to February 16. There will be a public reception on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm to see Fairrington’s exciting new work.

    David’s show is called “Possibilities” with his new work exploring the possibilities of simplicity. “The possibilities are endless for all things you want to do. You just have to do them,” says Fairrington. “Don’t keep doing the same old stuff.”

    Fairrington, a noted portrait painter, has painted Hollywood celebrities and elected officials as well as Vietnam combat scenes and soothing landscapes. His paintings are now in the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington D.C. His resume includes working with all the major film studios as a creator and designer. Fairrington’s clients have included athletes such as Arthur Ashe, former L.A. police chief William Bratton, and members of Congress. In the ballet world, David is known as the "Degas" of ballet painters. HIs clients continue to ask…”what goes on in your head that you can come up with this incredible work.”

    Fairrington states, “I have experienced a lot in my life and it is wonderful to be able to paint some of the beauty and charm I have seen.

    The Redlands Art Association is located at 215 E State St, Redlands, CA 92373. Phone 909 792 8435

    The one word used most to describe David is “inspires.” He does inspire in both his paintings and his teaching.

    Come and be inspired.

    His website is www.davidfairrington.com

    For more info, call David Fairrington at 951-966-6800

    Ken Carmean 12/9-30

    December Featured Artist - Ken Carmean
    Show Dates: December 9—30
    Reception: Saturday, December 9, 3–5PM

    Redlands Art Association is honored to present Ken
    Carmean, our featured artist, December 9–30.

    Ken started making Pottery in his Senior year of High
    School, from there he attended the local Junior College
    in San Bernardino, Majoring in Art. He enrolled in Dick
    Bossard’s class and It wasn’t long before he was an
    emerging Studio Potter, making clay, glazes, loading
    glaze kilns, firing Salt and Raku kilns. Then Proposition
    13 hit and the college was shuttered for the summer.
    After a season with a Hot Shot crew in the Forest
    Service Ken went back to doing what he loved, working
    full time as a Potter. He worked for this amazing potter
    from Fontana who had a production studio. There he
    learned how to throw a wide variety of forms quickly. He
    also learned how to single-fire work to save on costs.
    For 14 years he operated Arrowhead Stoneware. He
    has sold his work all over the western United States to
    many different retailers, art shows, and Galleries. After
    a 7-year break from pottery Ken discovered Sonoma
    Community’s Ceramics Program. Ken Carmean has
    been teaching Ceramic’s classes for the past 5 years
    at SCC.
    “At SCC, we have two gas kilns that fire to cone 10, 3 Skutt
    electric kilns that do a multi-range of firings, a Raku and
    Soda kiln. There’s a fully equipped print shop, and a Fiber
    Arts class room, and a lot more,” says Ken. For more
    information go to sonomacommunitycenter.org.

    From Our Fearless Leaders

    February 2018

    As usual our first month of the year has seen much activity in the gallery. The take-in for "Follow Your Heart" show on January 12th was also an opportunity to renew your membership.  And if you have not done that yet, please come into the gallery to do so. Turn out for the show was as brisk as ever because it continues over Valentine’s Day; always a good time for sales!

    The joint reception on January 20th featured David Farrington as featured artist and was lively and very well attended.  It is so wonderful to see the gallery being enjoyed by so many people.

    Then on Jan 23rd our program organizer, Helen Leason, presented Patricia Rose Ford, who spoke about plein air painting and then demonstrated pastel painting.  This event was also well attended.

    The annual tea party took place on January 28th., presided over by Liz Coviello.  Originally this event was to mark our 50th anniversary but it is so popular that Liz is asked about it every year now, and so she makes it happen.  Thank you Liz!!  As you can see there was a great spread with two kinds of tea in some beautiful tea pots! Attendees enjoyed the chance to chat without there being any work involved.

    Soon we will be gearing up for our juried Mini Multi Media show so be getting your entries ready and be sure they measure no more than fourteen and a half inches in any direction.  Sunday February 18th. is the date for your calendar.  See you there!

    Maggie Macro, RAA President

    Maggie Macro with glasses