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RAA News November 2012

Members’ Holiday Party

The Redlands Art Association is hosting it’s First Annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 1st at the gallery from 7:00-9:00 PM. Members are invited to drop in, view the new show, enjoy some holiday treats and visit with fellow artists. Bring your friends. It will be a perfect time to do some holiday gift shopping.

Stop by the gallery and sign up to attend and select a treat would would like to bring/share. For those interested, we will also be having an ornament exchange. Simply bring in an ornament, we’ll place it in a bag and then those participating will select a bag with a surprise ornament in it.

There will be lots of food and lots of FUN. Please sign up early and plan to attend.

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Ornaments Take-in

A special take-in FOR CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS ONLY, will be on Friday, November 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members may bring in up to ten ornaments to hang on our tree, to sell during the holiday season – through the December show (no member fee). Make sure items are clearly marked with price and artist name.

Art on State Street

Stroll among the  ART-ON-STATE-STREET!

Redlands Art Association’s semi-annual outdoor show will be happening Sunday, November 18, downtown on State Street in front of the RAA Gallery and Art Center.  The block of State Street between 6th and 7th will be closed to vehicular traffic with our artist’s wares on display along the sidewalks.

“ART-ON-STATE-STREET” is aptly named for this event.   Like Market Night, the artists will have their tents, tables, racks and standards lined up State Street with easy pedestrian 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 before Thanksgiving, November 18 between 9 am and 4 pm.  Rain Date is Nov. 25, the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Open to all artists, with a discount on the fee to RAA members.  The artist’s sign up sheet is at the Gallery now with an information sheet for details on the event.

For more information, call RAA Gallery & Art Center, 909-792-8435.

RAA Member is a “Cover Girl”

Well…her art is!

Textile artist Candy Glendening has been busy this year, writing articles for different “Quilting Arts” magazines, a total of 7 in 4 different publications.

She was extremely surprised and honored to see that her 3-d Holiday Row Houses grace the cover of this year’s “Quilting Arts Gifts”!

For more information, see her blog post.

Candy Glendening, Website

Nominations for Programs and Workshops

Additional help is needed to coordinate adult workshops and Tuesday night programs. This involves hiring the presenters and making all related arrangements. We are actually looking for individuals to work on a committee that oversees all adult classes and workshops. In addition, we need help with setting up and taking down our tables and chairs on program nights. If you may be interested, need more information or wish to nominate someone for these positions please contact Gail Brownfield, or 909-793-8889.

Where To Find That Special Gift?

We recommend visiting the Redlands Art Association. Located in downtown Redlands on State street, we offer a variety of unique, one of a kind gift ideas. We have beautiful paintings, incredible ceramics, amazing pieces of glasswork and stunning jewelry. You find something for everyone on your gift list. Consider a gift of an art class for your children, or maybe a a gift certificate for a program or workshop for that special someone. You may want to go all out and give them an art class and cooking class in Paris by signing up for our April trip to the City of Lights. Whatever your budget the Redlands Art Association has a gift to fit.

We encourage you to participate in Redlands Small Business Saturday, Saturday, November 24, 2012. The Redlands Art Association is happy to be a participant in this event. Visit downtown Redlands and enjoy our city.

Randy Hill, Executive Director


Redlands Area Artists’ Holiday Studio Tour

There will be a holiday studio tour on both Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9 from 11 am to 4 pm (please note, Shane Keena’s studio will only be open on Sunday). 7 local artists, including RAA members Gail Brownfield, John Brownfield, 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


Now you can…The Redlands Art Association will be visiting the City Of Lights in April. Join us as we enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful and romantic city. Your trip will include airfare, hotels, many meals, entrance and private tours at several famous museums, an art class, cooking class, a private guided tour of Louis XIV, the Sun King’s, Palace of Versailles and so much more. You’ll also visit Monet’s gardens, enjoy a boat ride on the Seine, dinner atop the Eiffel Tour and, of course, a visit to the famous Moulin Rouge. You won’t want to miss this unique travel opportunity to visit one of the world’s greatest cities.

For more information or to sign up visit the Redlands Art Association or contact Randy Hill at (951) 905-4400.

Randy Hill, Executive Director

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

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.

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.

From Our Fearless Leaders

June 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