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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

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