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RAA News November 2013

Art-on-State-Street

Sunday, Nov 24

Get ‘cher calendar and make note to stop by the RAA Gallery on Sunday, November 24 for the annual Art-on-State-Street!  Over 50 member and community artists will be setting out their art for you.  The event is 9 am to 4 pm, on State Street in front of the RAA Gallery at 215 E. State St.  The street will be closed, like downtown Market Night,  to make way for pedestrian traffic.  Find your favorite artist… or make a new one!  Big and little treasures!  For more information, call the Gallery, 909-792-8435.

A tea party to start our 50th anniversary celebrations

Sunday 17th November from 3-5 pm at the gallery.

Past and present members: It would be great if you would like to bring finger food and sandwiches. Cake will be provided.

Would you be available to drive a non-driving member? If so, please call the gallery coordinator and let them know.

A sign up sheet will be in the gallery… either come in and enjoy the current show and sign up or ring the gallery and your name will be added to the list.

 Thanks, Liz Coviello

The Historian in the cupboard.

Thursday Morning Painters

Painters – looking for some studio time? The Thursday Morning Painters hold open studio – an unstructured painting session – on most Thursdays from 9:30-ish am to Noon-ish. Just for fun and conversation and a little sharing of techniques. $1 fee when you attend. Just show up!

Sandy Davies

Celebrating 50 years of the RAA

The RAA officially turns 50 next summer. Ben Rabe was the first president and thankfully there are still some founding and early members to regale us with their stories.

As part of the 50th celebrations I’d like to produce a book using ancedotes, interviews, newspaper cuttings, photos, etc.

If you are interested on being on a committee to undertake the research for the book please contact me either at bizzilizzi7@gmail.com or ring the RAA and leave a message and I’ll get back to you.

Thanks, Liz Coviello

The Historian in the cupboard

Christmas Tree Ornament Take In – November 15 – Same day as regular take in.

This year’s take-in FOR CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS, will be on Friday, November 15, along with the regular gallery take-in.  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.

Redlands Area Artists’ Holiday Studio Tour

There will be a holiday studio tour on both Saturday and Sunday, November 16 & 17 from 11 am to 4 pm. 7 local artists, including RAA members; Muriel Dolemieux, Adele Johnson, 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 to get ready for holiday gift giving!

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

I hope to see you there!

Aïda Schneider

Joint Show: Sotello & Walag

Two local artists whose collaboration goes back some 27 years will stage their first joint show next month, running through Nov. 1-30 at the First United Methodist Church in Redlands, with a reception on Nov. 17 from 2-4 pm. On exhibit will be paintings and ceramics by Ed Sotello (painter, sculptor, poet and ceramist) and color and black-and-white photographs by Steve Walag (photographer, writer and musician). The two artists’ association dates from the 1980s and has included art-producing outings together, mutual critiques and support, trips to museums, and innumerable philosophical talks about art.

Ed is well know at the RAA, where he has taught watercolor painting for about 10 years and is a frequent exhibitor. Steve will be presenting a talk and workshop on photographic composition at the RAA, Nov. 19 and 23.

Approximately 10 framed pieces will be shown by each artist, along with an additional number of Ed’s ceramics. All RAA members are invited to join in viewing the show, and enjoying refreshments with the artists. The church is in downtown Redlands at 1 Olive Street; for viewing times other than the reception, contact the church at (909) 793-2118.

Both artists are also long-time teachers. Ed retired from a 33-year career teaching art at Yucaipa High School. Besides his art classes at the RAA, he has also taught at Crafton Hills College, San Bernardino Valley College, UC Riverside Extension and Patton State Hospital.

Steve teaches photography at UCR Extension, Mt. San Jacinto Community College, and Riverside Community College. He is a former Redlands resident who now lives in Riverside.

WinterFaire & Studio Tour 6

flyer-yellow-Studio-Tour-6-72These dual events are on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 am to 4 pm and on Sunday, Dec. 8 from Noon to 4 pm. “WinterFaire” is a continuation of Mersereau’s 29-year Riverside “WinterFaire” to her new location in Redlands.

Studio Tour 6 features local artists:

  • Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja (Metalsmith-Enamelist & Multimedia)
  • Patricia Rose Ford(Plein Air Pastel Landscapes)
  • Tim Colbert (Glass)
  • Dan Soury (Ceramics)
  • Terry d Chacon (Oil Painter-Plein Air & Sculpture)
  • Joanna Mersereau (Watercolors & Tiles)

all of whom will open their studios to the public.

All art may be purchased, just in time for the holidays and gift-giving. The Studio Tour is sponsored by the Redlands Dog Park, and your support of this event will also benefit their cause.

Joanna Mersereau

Coming Soon: The 2014 Winter/Spring Adult Ed Class Schedule

Watch for its arrival in the RAA Gallery and on the RAA website, www.redlands-art.org

Lori Powell, education chair

Donations needed

I represent two senior affordable housing communities here in Redland, Ca. These communities are operated by ABHOW, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing low cost housing for older adults. We are currently redecorating our communities and are in search of art work from local artists. Due to our limited resources, we lack the funds to purchase the desired art work and are looking to the Redlands community for help. We are accepting art work from all local artists willing to donate to our communities, so long as the art work is appropriate for the residents. For more information please contact Adrian Hernandez at 951-392-6260 or via email: adrianhernan2013@gmail.com.

Thank you,

Adrian Hernandez

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

Liz-Coviello