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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

    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.
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    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

    Liz-Coviello