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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

    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