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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 tech@redlandartassociation.org.

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

Art-On-State-Street

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

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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 website:www.ArtistsforaCause.com

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

Indigo Scarf Dyeing Workshop

When: Saturday, March 18 from 9 - 1 (bring lunch), with a rain date of Sunday, March 19.

Where: 1309 W Olive Ave.Redlands, CA 1.5 miles from RAA, grey house with white trim on the corner of Olive and Lakeside

Indigo is an ancient form of dyeing that is so much fun! There’s an almost magical process where white cloth is immersed into a vat of yellow liquid – when removed, it quickly turns from yellow, to green, to blue. Of course, it’s not magic, just a bit of chemistry! In this class, we’ll explore different ways to add pattern to cloth using different “physical resist” techniques, called Shibori . After folding, clamping and tying some white fabric, you’ll immerse it in an indigo vat and see how those manipulations create fun patterns like these:

 

You’ll leave with 1 or 2 (for another fee) scarf in your choice of silk or cotton/silk blend patterned by your own hands, and instructions on how easy it is to make your own indigo vat with pre-reduced indigo.

Candy Glendening is addicted to color! She dyes fabric so she can have just the hue & texture she wants, and then uses it to make art quilts and “everyday art”. By day, she teaches Biology at the University of Redlands in Southern California; by night/weekend/online she also teaches quilting and dyeing. She has written 29 articles for various F & W Media/Interweave quilting magazines, appeared in 8 episodes of “Quilting Arts TV” and has two Quilting Arts Workshop videos: “Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art” and “Free Motion Machine Sketching: Drawing with Thread from Birds to Botanicals”. For more information, visit her website CandiedFabrics.com

Fee: $65/$50 for RAA member + $12 materials fee/student due Instructor Register in the Gallery

Silk Scarf Workshop

February Workshop: Pick Your Palette, Dye a Silk Scarf with Candy Glendening

When: Saturday, February 18 from 9 - 1 (bring lunch), with a rain date of Sunday, February 19.

Where: 1309 W Olive Ave.Redlands, CA 1.5 miles from RAA, grey house with white trim on the corner of Olive and Lakeside

Redlands textile artist Candy Glendening has sold hundreds of hand dyed silk scarves over the past eight years and is holding a workshop in her backyard dyeing studio so that you can learn how she does it and dye your very own! You will choose your favorite of her many different scarf palettes and she will walk you through mixing the colors, choosing the pattern you’d like to dye, and then dyeing the scarf. You could also describe what kind of color palette you’d like on a scarf, and she’ll work with you to make it happen.

Either way, you’ll leave with a gorgeous one-of-a-kind silk scarf, as well as an understanding of how to use fiber reactive dyes on silk. Make sure to wear work clothes, as dye splashes can stain. (If there's time, you could dye a second scarf if you'd like)

Candy Glendening is addicted to color! She dyes fabric so she can have just the hue & texture she wants, and then uses it to make art quilts and “everyday art”. By day, she teaches Biology at the University of Redlands in Southern California; by night/weekend/online she also teaches quilting and dyeing. She has written 29 articles for various F & W Media/Interweave quilting magazines, appeared in 8 episodes of “Quilting Arts TV” and has two Quilting Arts Workshop videos: “Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art” and “Free Motion Machine Sketching: Drawing with Thread from Birds to Botanicals”. For more information, visit her website CandiedFabrics.com

Fee: $65/$50 for RAA member + $12 materials fee/student due Instructor Register in the Gallery

Image Editing Workshop

Workshop at Redlands Art Association Gallery:

  • Saturday February 4th 10am - 2pm    •  Fee $65 /RAA Member $50

David will present a talk and demonstration on Image “Concept” Editing — how to use web images to sell a product and promote and an idea which will be of interest to artists, craftsmen and jewelers.

David Alter is one half of the husband and wife team who run theIMAGEis. His wife owns the company and David is the artistic director. They developed the idea of “Image Concept” editing to affect the outcome of the website viewer’s positive response. David’s background is in production of product photography, art image layouts and screen-printing of informational data.

Today David and his wife and helping others in a web based products business realize their goals through “image concept” enhancement.

Learn the easy steps you can perform to improve your customer's response to your product images. Using these sequences will assure a more positive and compelling action by your customer.

Featured Artists

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.

Christine E. White 4/1 – 22

Artist Reception: 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, April 15th

Christine E. White is a Redlands local artist. If you've attended local art festivals, or shopped in businesses downtown you may recognize her work and her positive, creative energy.

Her paintings are either oil on panel, or reverse painting on glass. For reverse glass painting, she works backwards and in layers of oil or acrylic, where the finishing touches go on first. “I explore and invent processes. It’s a combination of experiment, adventure and practice that's always becoming more interesting and fun.”

 

She moved around a lot growing up and experienced many parts of America, as well as studying abroad. Experiencing beautiful outdoor areas in South Carolina, Oregon, and Minnesota grew Christine's concern for nature. Living in the Southeast, the Northwest, the Midwest, Texas, Chicago area, and now Southern California also revealed the subtleties of community subcultures. This show titled “SoCal Skies” reflects the interaction of place, the natural environment and our local culture.

Christine hopes you experience a connection between landscape and the human touch through this series. She welcomes you to her artist reception at the RAA from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, April 15th. To learn more, visit her website.

Rick Strobaugh 2/11 – 3/4

Opening Reception from 2 - 4pm on Sunday, February 26th

My first real training in photography was photographing crime scenes, traffic accidents, injuries, dead bodies and autopsies as a Police Officer and later as a Detective in charge of our Crime Scene Investigation Unit. I eventually used that training to shoot more pleasing subjects in the way of landscapes, wildlife and close-up photography. After retiring, I travel a lot through the western US exploring new areas and shooting photographs. I find many of my shooting locations while running marathons, backpacking, hiking or just driving up dirt roads into the mountains.

Rick Strobaugh

From Our Fearless Leaders

March 2017

I always think January and February are quiet months but once again I’ve been proven wrong. There’s been a buzz in the gallery over the last few weeks about the 48th Multi Media Mini Show.  Everyone has been talking about what they are creating and rushing home to continue on their works in progress. By the time this reaches your mailboxes, the MMM Show’s 150 pieces of art of 14.5 inches or less, will have been installed, the winners decided and preparations for the opening reception on Friday 10th March from 5-7pm and award ceremony on Sunday 12th March made. Many thanks to Sandy Davies, who organizes the show, her dedicated team of volunteers who make the show possible and to everyone who submits art because without them there would be no show! And our Jurist, Penny McElroy, from the University of Redlands.

After an amazingly wet, more English style winter we are being teased with Spring weather. Carpets of flowers are in bloom in the canyons around us - an inspiration for the “Blooming Lovely” theme which follows the Mini Show into the gallery on Friday 31st March and coincides with the Garden Tour on the 22nd & 23rd April. I wish I could paint or had time to explore and take photos this year.

 Many Thanks, Liz Coviello, RAA President

Liz-Coviello