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RAA News: November 2011

Submitting to the Newsletter is now even easier!

There is now a form on the website that allows you to submit an article for publication in the RAA newsletter! It can be found on a link underneath the members tab,  there is also a link in right hand column of the online newsletter, click here to see it now. You just type your information into the form and press submit – easy peasy! The form will also allow you to attach up to 3 pictures, hooray!

Special Christmas Tree Ornament Take-In

Friday, November 18

A special take-in FOR CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS ONLY, will be on Friday, November 18, 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

Holiday Show

December 2nd Take-in

Our holiday show take-ins always bring more pieces of art than we can tastefully display. This year we are trying something new – setting some personal limits on number of pieces: Wall pieces are limited to two pieces per person; table top works are limited to eight pieces per person. These limits are in effect for the December 2nd take-in ONLY. There is no change in the number of jewelry pieces that can be submitted, but items in jewelry cases may be rearranged by the hanging committee or the president if deemed appropriate. And as usual, when the gallery sells one of your pieces you may replace it. Questions can be directed to Gail Brownfield, President.

Gail Brownfield


Sign up to sell your art at RAA’s semi-annual outdoor show, “ART-ON-STATE STREET”. Like Market Night, we will have our tents, tables, racks and standards lined up State Street with easy shoppers walking down the middle of the street. Both fine arts and crafts will be offered out on the street and in the Gallery at 215 E. State Street. The event is one day only, Sunday November 20 between 9 am and 4 pm. An Exhibitor Information Sheet is available at the Gallery, $10 entry fee to RAA members, $28 for non-members; 20% commission on sales.

Photos from last years show by Sandy Davies

Reception Pictures

At last month’s Open House introducing Randy Hill, RAA’s new Executive Director, Neil Derry, 3rd District Supervisor, present a $10,000 grant award.

Randy Hill, new Executive Director
Neil Derry, 3rd District Supervisor
Jan Harvey, Featured Artist

43rd Annual Multi-Media Mini Show

Put your creative cap on and get ready for the Mini Show. This is RAA’s only juried show – where a noted artist choses the art for the exhibit from the art entries.
All artists are welcome to enter, no membership requirement. The exhibit has two parts:

  1. It’s multi-media- photography, digital, ceramics, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, wood, glass …EVERYTHING! However,
  2. It must fit within a 14.5” box, including frame and base.

Also it’s the only exhibit where you can enter pieces not for sale…so you can show off your special stuff! You jewelry artists…think Mardi Gras or something for the Czar. Fabric artists…think Aunti Mame or Hello Dolly! Glass artists… how about a queen’s crown? Recycle-material artists – WOW…the sky’s the limit! Entry date is late February.. just around the corner! Watch for more info.

 Sandy Davies

Artists for a Cause


Sunday, Nov. 13, 10 am-4 pm

“Artists for a Cause” is the inspiration of six local artists who joined their talents to create an annual fine art show and sale to benefit a chosen local charity. This year’s recipient charity is Associates of the Redlands Bowl who raise funds to support the financial needs of the Redlands Community Music Association (RCMA) and to support and promote the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival.  All the artists donate 20% from all sales at the show directly to the Associates.

The 2011 show includes 19 local artists, including RAA members: Kathleen Bryan, Helen Carson, Liz Coviello, Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja, Janet Evans, Candy Glendening, Cindy Lantier, Adele Johnson, Sandra Blake Meichsner, Judith Sparhawk and Vlad Voytilla.  It will be held on Sunday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the home of Adele Johnson, 560 Terracina, Redlands, CA. For more information, see their

Submitted by Liz Coviello

Redlands Area Artists Studio Tour

Sunday, December 11, 10 am-5 pm

There will be a holiday studio tour on Sunday, December 11th from 10 am to 5 pm. 5 local artists, including RAA members Muriel Dolemieux, Aïda Schneider and Candy Glendening, will open their studios to share their process with interested art lovers. They will also have work available for purchase, just in time for holiday gift giving!

For more information see postcards in the gallery or this website.

I hope to see you there!

Aïda Schneider


Janet Edwards Book Signing and RAA Bookfair to Benefit Art Education

Redlands’ renowned artist Janet Edwards will be signing her book, “Palms to Peaks, the Art of Janet Edwards” on Saturday, November 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Redlands. The book, published by ESRI, comprises more than 60 full-color pictures of her work, quotes by Janet, and written text by her husband, Fred Edwards, all in a beautiful cloth-bound book, with attractive dust jacket, and quote on her work by James Fallows, Atlantic correspondent, well known to many locally.

A BOOKFAIR at Redlands’ BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSELLERS will be held in conjunction with the book signing, which will include art activities for kids, story time with RAA teachers, and student art exhibits from RAA and Redlands schools.

Special Guest, Larissa Marantz, who is an illustrator for many books and TV shows, including Spongebob Squarepants, The Wild Thornberrys and Rugrats, will provide ongoing demonstration and hands-on how-to drawing workshop for kids! Ms. Marantz will show how to draw characters from her own kids’ book, Dream-o-Licious.

A percentage of all purchases including food in the B&N store that day until 11/17, when presenting ID# 10469088 at check out, will benefit art education at local schools and the gallery through the RAA’s Margaret Clark Art Education Endowment Fund. Flyers including a coupon with the ID# are available at the gallery or by clicking here.

Janet Edwards

Teen Classes

Teen Mania class, which meets Monday nights, joined a competition for Recycled Art in the Inland Empire. The entire class of teens entered their art in the show and received 1st place in the category they entered. Each student received a $15.00 cash card to spend at a local store. Here are photos of some of the students and their art. Students decided to do “shoes” as their topic, under the leadership of Ms. Gloria Steinweg.   She has been teaching the Teen Mania class for over 15 months at the Redlands Art Association. Due to its popularity, the program has expanded and now offers two teen classes. For more details, go to the Education page on the RAA website and click on Youth Classes for schedules and descriptions. So congrats TEENS!

Gloria Steinweg

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