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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

    Program committee looking for members

    The Program committee will be convening in July-August to develop the next Program series.

    Committee members help select the artists - demonstrators - lecturers for the Programs. Each member choses or is assigned one of the program artists, handles the contact information for the artist and makes sure he/she has everything for their program.  Once the committee secures the program artists, they don't meet as a committee until the next summer.

    Fun and exciting to meet other artists - usually from out of the area.  Contact the gallery coordinators to sign up.  Email: gallery@redlandsartassociaton.org or talk to Liz, Linda, Judith or Sandy at the gallery.

    Program Committee looking for program artists

    Please contact the Gallery if you have a suggestion for a program artist. We're looking for people to promote the visual arts ... and even teach us a thing or two. For example, we've had painters, sculptors, photographers... they tell us how they got into the arts, how they do their art, how they promote their art and tthen, an art historian who shows us what made them famous.

    The new program series start in September.

    Give us your suggestions!   Email: gallery@redlandsartassociation.org

    New Program Series – start in September

    The Program Committee will be scheduling new lectures and demonstrations for Sept 2017 through May 2018.

    Featured Artists

    Teri Adams  7/15-8/4

    Opening Reception: Saturday, July 22 from 3-6 pm

    Redlands artist and graphic designer Teri Adams will be one of this summer’s featured artists at Redlands Art Association. The exhibit will be on view from July 15 through August 4. The artist reception will be on Saturday, July 22 from 3-6 PM.

    Adams’ watermedia paintings are abstract, and not so abstract. Her current works grow from landscape and architectural themes, reacting to what she sees and translating it into form, color, texture and shape.

    “I like the idea of using old architectural elements to make a contemporary painting.”

    She goes beyond reporting what’s been observed. Blurred lines between objective and subjective imagery coexist within her work, with shapes that suggest, rather than dictate. Continually adjusting color, form, shape and texture during the painting process keeps her looking forward to each new exploration.

    Davies & Sparhawk 8/19 – 9/15

    Sandy Davies

    Sandy Davies will be one of the Featured Artists at the Redlands Art Association Gallery downtown Redlands, from August 19 to September 15, 2017. Davies’ watercolors exhibit is concurrent with Judith Sparhawk’s photography exhibit. A “Meet the Artists” reception will be Saturday, August 26 from 5 to 7 pm.

    For this exhibit, Davies will be focusing on her love of the small British sports car, the Austin-Healey. Ron Davies, Sandy’s better half, has collected and maintained several beautiful Healeys. Davies’ watercolors will depict the back roads of Southern California, as traveling with her car club bypasses the boring freeways and looks for interesting places off the beaten path. Hopefully, you’ll get a sense of the top down convertible - wind in your hair - as you view her work. However, her travels seldom put the Healey in jeopardy … no gravel or off-roading for the Healey! While watercolors is her love, she has also worked in other media: monoprint, paper collage, acrylics.

    Currently, Davies is one of the Gallery Coordinators, staffing the RAA Gallery downtown, as well as publicity and events coordinator . She has been a past chairman of the board of directors, and president of the Redlands Art Association, serving now on the board as secretary. She is a displaying artist in the RAA Gallery and has been since the early 1980s.

    A Featured Artist Show by Judith Sparhawk

    Bending Reality is the theme of photographer Judith Sparhawk’s Featured Artist Show at Redlands Art Association from August 20th to September 15th.  This is part of a double show featuring the work of both Watercolorist Sandy Davies and Sparhawk.  A reception for both shows will be held on Saturday, August 26th, from 5 to 7 pm.

    Sparhawk is well known in the local area for her unique photography, her intricate photo collages, and her beautiful images of Redlands.  She has had her work included in several calendars, national publications and collections.  She has published four books of her photographs and writing. She has won numerous awards in competitions and juried shows.

    In recent years Sparhawk has found the most joy and creative inspiration in working with  digital photography, combining images, creating painterly effects, and at times even bordering on surrealism in her work—thus “Bending Reality”.  Her work has developed far from traditional photography, and is both beautiful and thought-provoking. This show will include examples of her photographic art, going well beyond the usual—don’t miss it!

    Redlands Art Association’s Gallery is located downtown at 215 E. State Street, Redlands. (909) 792-8435.

    The gallery is open from 11 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday.

    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.

    From Our Fearless Leaders

    July 2017

    The last two years have been an incredible journey for me. From becoming President of the Operating Committee to President of the Board of Directors, time has flown by. The RAA weathered the recession, but we came out carrying an unsustainable large deficit. So we made cut backs, not always popular, to the coordinator hours, raised our Take-In fees, cut the printed newsletter and were frugal with what we spent. We experimented with opening on Market Nights and later closing for the run up to Christmas. We changed membership from calendar to year round and as a result more and more people are joining RAA either as members showing their art or taking art classes with the membership discount. Adult Education under Joyce Hatzidakis and then Linda Willason expanded and we are offering a broad selection of new classes to the community. Suzanne Burke as Youth Education Coordinator has not stopped, the Home School Program expanded to 2 mornings a week and we currently offer 5 children’s after school classes during the school year. We introduced Opening Receptions for new gallery shows, we’ve invited all our artists to come and sell some of their work or demonstrate their art on the patio on Market Night. We have a new Marketing team who are pushing ahead and trying to make us more visible in the community – have you seen our postcard mailings? MCAEEF continues working diligently with local schools creating the opportunity for art teachers to go into schools, all funded by the Redlands Cinema Classics at the Krikorian Theatre and best of all art sales in the gallery are improving all the time.

    I know I’ve missed out lots I would like to thank Candy Glendening and Grace Fermier for their hard work each month ensuring there is an on line newsletter for all of us to read, my fellow board members for their patience with my long agendas and hard work! We have already said goodbye to Diane McLaughlin, Karen Coates and Tony Radcliffe from the board this year and we are now saying goodbye to Jan Harvey and Christine White – thank you all for your hard work. It’s been fun and an incredible opportunity over the last two years to meet and work alongside an amazing talented group of local artists.

    Patty and Hayden and Evelyn Ifft are retiring as Featured Artist Coordinators. They do such great work behind the scenes and we thank you both for all your hard work.

    My expiration date might be up but I’m not disappearing, I’ll still be working in the gallery. I’m thrilled to be passing the reins to Maggie Macro for the next year. I know it’s going to be an incredible journey for her and I hope she enjoys it as much as I have done.

    Remember, Henri Matisse said, “Creativity takes courage” - wishing everyone success in their personal artistic endeavours.

    Liz Coviello – outgoing RAA President

    Liz-Coviello