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RAA News October 2010

Art is Cool … Redlands Cinema Classic

Movie update

Our next feature film ‘BRIDE FLIGHT’ in Dutch and English with subtitles will be shown on Tuesday October  12th at 7 PM and Thursday October 14th at 2.30 pm.

Please arrive 20 minutes early to view part 2 of our documercial series titled “Art is Cool” which highlights the wonderful children’s art programs that we fund in our community from the  net proceeds of this film series now in its 11th year!

Added Bonus

Las Fuentes restaurant has agreed to donate 10% of your total bill to MCAEEF when you present your movie ticket stub to them. In addition, you will receive a coupon for 10% off your next meal.

So…keep those ticket stubs, redeem them … and eat a lot!

See you at the movies, Annette Weis

Candy Glendening has article published in Quilting Arts Gifts

Textile artist Candy Glendening has had an article published in Quilting Arts Gifts, an internationally distributed magazine devoted to Art Quilting. This particular article features a group of ornaments made from fabric and peltex (the stiffener found in baseball cap brims) inspired by the shapes of mid-century modern architecture.

These houses will feature prominently in her upcoming featured artist corner, (Dec. 5-26), so you’ll be able to see them in person.

Read more about them on her blog.

Submitted by Candy Glendening

New Education Program Leadership

Greetings, RAA Membership; for those of you who don’t know, I’m now helping Sue Kovacevich with our Education Program. Patty Hayden has created a marvelous, remarkably successful program, bursting at the seams, and is now “turning over the keys” to me. I’m John Fisher and I’ve been a member of RAA for almost thirty years before I “retired” and took a break to do my own Art. I taught at Redlands High School with Pat Fullerton, Bernard Lowery, Bill Larsen and Jim Estrada. Together, along with current RUSD’s Art Dept staffs, I have participated in all aspects of RAA over the years. I worked with Margaret Clark as we began the Education Program for RAA in the ‘70’s; as well as had her as a teaching mentor and friend. I was on the MCAEEF Committee from the beginning until retirement. My school, RHS, created and has hosted the only official “Margaret Clark Gallery,” in Redlands, since 1999. So, I have lots of history and stories to swap with you. It’s good to be back and I’ll do what I can to contribute to our “Vision” for making Art Education available to all facets of our community. With your help and good wishes we can provide a program with equity, appropriateness, professionalism and intent, in honor of Margaret. Thanks for your support.

You may all choose to participate in our “Surveys” and “Art Teaching Strategies Presentations” as we narrow down and focus on our most immediate needs. Currently, I am collecting all the “Art Education” “formulas” that have been passed down through the year to “us” by Margaret Clark’s Legacy. I hope to have an “all RAA” collaboration on creating Margaret’s Teaching/Learning Policies. We’ve already started but will let you know of our meetings. I hope to include all your thoughts and concerns, as we transition.

“Art is Cool.” Young and old in our Community can benefit from both the gallery experience, and on-going learning opportunities. I plan to “bring us all together” for this cause. Email me at RAA Education, and if you’ll be at the “Art for Heaven’s Sake Show,” stop by and say “hi.”

John Fisher

Art on State Street

Sunday November 21, 9 am – 4 pm

The Redlands Art Association invites you to see their ART-ON-STATE STREET. RAA’s Semi-annual outdoor show will be happening on Sunday, November 21, 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 and the artist’s wares will fill the street. ART-ON-STATE STREET is aptly named for this event. Like Market Night, the artists will have their canopies, 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 November 21, between 9 am and 4 pm.

Participating artists are allowed to set their tables, chairs, etc. in front of the gallery AFTER 5PM on Saturday, Nov. 20. Overnight security will watch over them. City regulations prevent us from setting out our “stuff” on the sidewalk except for in front of the Gallery. Retrieve your stuff Sunday morning and set up your area. Artist sign-up sheet will be in the Gallery soon. Sign up for publicity. Entry fee: RAA member $10, non-member $28.

Submitted by Sandy Davies

Art Expo Excursion

If you wish to catch an Excursion ride to the Art Expo in Pasadena on Sunday Oct 24th, email Margaret Spiess at mtnperceptions@verizon.net and put RAA in the heading.  I will be leaving approximately 7:15 am.  I have room for four people.

Submitted by Margaret Spiess

Artists for a Cause

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Sunday, Nov. 15, 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 Children’s Fund of San Bernardino County. The Mission of Children’s Fund is to prevent child abuse in our community; to ensure that at-risk children who are abused, neglected, impoverished, or abandoned receive adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical care and education: and to provide equal opportunity for social development for these children. To date Children’s Fund has served over 1.2 million at-risk children in San Bernardino County. The 2010 show includes 20 local artists, including RAA members: Liz Coviello, Candy Glendening, Bruce Humpbert, Adele Johnson and Judith Sparhawk.  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

New Education Program Leadership

Greetings, RAA Membership; for those of you who don’t know, I’m now helping Sue Kovacevich with our Education Program. Patty Hayden has created a marvelous, remarkably successful program, bursting at the seams, and is now “turning over the keys” to me. I’m John Fisher and I’ve been a member of RAA for almost thirty years before I “retired” and took a break to do my own Art. I taught at Redlands High School with Pat Fullerton, Bernard Lowery, Bill Larsen and Jim Estrada. Together, along with current RUSD’s Art Dept staffs, I have participated in all aspects of RAA over the years. I worked with Margaret Clark as we began the Education Program for RAA in the ‘70’s; as well as had her as a teaching mentor and friend. I was on the MCAEEF Committee from the beginning until retirement. My school, RHS, created and has hosted the only official “Margaret Clark Gallery,” in Redlands, since 1999. So, I have lots of history and stories to swap with you. It’s good to be back and I’ll do what I can to contribute to our “Vision” for making Art Education available to all facets of our community. With your help and good wishes we can provide a program with equity, appropriateness, professionalism and intent, in honor of Margaret. Thanks for your support.

You may all choose to participate in our “Surveys” and “Art Teaching Strategies Presentations” as we narrow down and focus on our most immediate needs. Currently, I am collecting all the “Art Education” “formulas” that have been passed down through the year to “us” by Margaret Clark’s Legacy. I hope to have an “all RAA” collaboration on creating. We’ve already started but will let you know of our meetings. I hope to include all your thoughts and concerns, as we transition.

“Art is Cool.” Young and old in our Community can benefit from both the gallery experience, and on-going learning opportunities. I plan to “bring us all together” for this cause. Email me at RAA Education, and if you’ll be at the “Art for Heaven’s Sake Show,” stop by and say “hi.”

John Fisher

Beware of Emails asking for Money!

Just a friendly reminder. Beware of any email that asks for money – regardless of the reason e.g. for family, friends etc. who may be in trouble. If in doubt try to contact the person to validate the story. Western Union wont let you wire more than $600!

Hackers are out there, trying to get into our email accounts.

Make sure your passwords are a short phrase (two or three words). Substitute a number for a letter and a character for another letter. Don’t use family names or names of pets.

Recently, Liz Coviello’s email account was hacked into and a bogus email was sent to everyone on her contact list asking for money. Her contact list was then wiped. Fortunately she was able to reset her passwords and account settings.

Submitted by Liz Coviello

RAA Tote Bags

There are still RAA bags for sale in the gallery, $6.95 each.

They are made from recycled cotton, leftovers from the cotton mills.

They are ideal for Take In – 19” wide & 14” tall, just right for medium sized wall art, jewelry etc. and shopping.

They will be for sale at Art on State Street. Bear them in mind for a little Christmas gift.

Liz Coviello

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

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