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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

Program committee looking for members

The Program committee will be convening in July-August to develop the next Program series.

Committee members help select the artists - demonstrators - lecturers for the Programs. Each member choses or is assigned one of the program artists, handles the contact information for the artist and makes sure he/she has everything for their program.  Once the committee secures the program artists, they don't meet as a committee until the next summer.

Fun and exciting to meet other artists - usually from out of the area.  Contact the gallery coordinators to sign up.  Email: gallery@redlandsartassociaton.org or talk to Liz, Linda, Judith or Sandy at the gallery.

Program Committee looking for program artists

Please contact the Gallery if you have a suggestion for a program artist. We're looking for people to promote the visual arts ... and even teach us a thing or two. For example, we've had painters, sculptors, photographers... they tell us how they got into the arts, how they do their art, how they promote their art and tthen, an art historian who shows us what made them famous.

The new program series start in September.

Give us your suggestions!   Email: gallery@redlandsartassociation.org

New Program Series – start in September

The Program Committee will be scheduling new lectures and demonstrations for Sept 2017 through May 2018.

Featured Artists

Teri Adams  7/15-8/4

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 22 from 3-6 pm

Redlands artist and graphic designer Teri Adams will be one of this summer’s featured artists at Redlands Art Association. The exhibit will be on view from July 15 through August 4. The artist reception will be on Saturday, July 22 from 3-6 PM.

Adams’ watermedia paintings are abstract, and not so abstract. Her current works grow from landscape and architectural themes, reacting to what she sees and translating it into form, color, texture and shape.

“I like the idea of using old architectural elements to make a contemporary painting.”

She goes beyond reporting what’s been observed. Blurred lines between objective and subjective imagery coexist within her work, with shapes that suggest, rather than dictate. Continually adjusting color, form, shape and texture during the painting process keeps her looking forward to each new exploration.

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.

From Our Fearless Leaders

July 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

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