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RAA News October 2012

MCAEEF News

On Wednesday, October 3rd, the MCAEEF Committee met and reviewed requests for educational grants.  The following were approved:

 Franklin Elementary
  • Title of project:  Franklin Attacks Art
Judson and Brown
  • Title of project:  After School Art
 AAA (Arts, Athletics, Academics) Academy
  • Title of project;  Minimum Day Art Classes, K-5
 Ed Sotello

Springtime in Paris

There is never a more beautiful time to enjoy Paris than in the Springtime. The flowers are in bloom, the air is crisp cool and refreshing and the beauty of the City Of Lights is at its best. The Redlands Art Association is offering a once in a lifetime trip to Paris leaving on April 22, 2013 and returning on April 30th.

For more information or to register, call our office at (909) 792-8435 and ask for Randy. Also watch our next newsletter and the website for more details. I hope you will plan on joining us for a fabulous excursion to the incredible city of Paris!

Randy Hill, RAA Executive Director

Featured Artist Corner

Have you noticed our Featured Artist corner this year?  Our Artists have really enhanced the appearance of our Gallery.  If you would like to feature your art in 2013, please call Patty Hayden at 909-793-5178.  It is not difficult.  All you need is some inventory; about 10-12 pieces or less if they are large.

The remaining months will feature Jean Waller, Joanne Bergeson, Doug Bowman, and Joanna Mersereau, all long-members of RAA.  Come in often to enjoy their displays!!                                                                

Keep painting–Patty

Patty Hayden, Featured Artist Co-ordinator

Save the Date

On Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM The Redlands Art Association will open it’s doors for our first annual members Holiday potluck. Plan on joining us to view the new show in the gallery, participate in an ornament exchange and kick off the holiday season. A sign up sheet will be available in the gallery in mid November.

So remember to mark your calendar and plan to join us for some great food, some delicious drink and lots of fun.

Randy Hill, RAA Executive Director

Tuesday Night Programs

Terrific programs are offered, almost monthly, by RAA. If you are an artist or a person with an interest in art, you won’t want to miss these special programs. Interesting speakers and demonstrators will enhance your knowledge and appreciation of the arts. The programs are free to RAA members and only $3 to non-members.

This month, on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7 pm, local, professional artist, Dennis Hare will speak and inspire us. Next month, on Tuesday, November 13th, noted historian, Lyndy Zoeckler will speak on Rene Lalique’s architectural designs in Los Angeles.

Should be very stimulating. See you there!

 Lori Powell, Adult Ed Chair

Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration

9:30 to 11:30, Saturday morning, November 3rd, 2012

Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave, Redlands 92374

Sponsored by Redlands Sister City Association

  •  Activities for children, (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Dancers and musicians will be performing
  • Viewing of family altars and artwork

You are invited to:

  •  Display your family altar
  • Display your Día de los Muertos artwork

For more info, please call:

  • Carol (909) 793-9919 English
  • Anna (909) 792-4977 English or Spanish

Just a Reminder on Upcoming Classes

A new session of Oil Painting with Chick Curtis starts Sunday, October 28th and Watercolor with Ed Sotello, starts Thursday, November 1st. Check out the dates and details on the RAA website and register by calling (909) 792-8435 or visit the RAA Gallery, 215 E. State Street  Redlands. You’ll be glad you did!

 Lori Powell, Adult Ed Chair

Market Night Art

Do you enjoy Market Night in Redlands on Thursday evenings? The Redlands Art Association would like to encourage you to bring the family and visit the unique food booths, sample the wonderful fruits and vegetables, enjoy the various crafts and create some ART!
If you bring your children with you to Market Night why not stop by the gallery located at 215 E. State Street. While you are browsing inside, your children can create art work with pencils and crayons out on our patio. Our professional art instructors will offer helpful hints and guidance for the children and answer questions regarding our children and adult classes, our workshops and programs. They may even give you an update on whats happening at the gallery.We invite you to come, see and enjoy your Redlands Art Association.
Randy Hill, RAA Executive Director

Grove School Looking for Qualified Jurors

The Grove School in Redlands is a Charter middle and high school. During the November Harvest Festival, works of art by 7th to 12th graders will be on display. The exhibition will include drawing, painting, photography and sculpture, drama and music and will be on display one day only, November 9, 2012. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to juror any of these categories, contact Amy Nottingham, Visual Arts Teacher.

I’ve Been Framed!

Or at least I need to be framed. The Redlands Art Association members sometimes need to have their work framed. They ask our volunteers for a referral or recommendation but alas we don’t have a referral list to offer them. If you frame art work and would like to be added to our list of referrals please call Randy at the gallery(909) 792-8435 and give us your name, address, phone number and email address and we will add you to our list.

“Off the Shelf” by Joanna Mersereau, A.W.S.

This column will review books in the RAA library that I consider valuable art tools. In reading them I found my own imagination was stimulated. I hope it does the same for you.

“Drawing & Painting People” by John Raynes. 128 pp. 757 RAY

Using simple media–charcoal, acrylics, watercolor and colored pencil–Raynes leads you through simple steps to get a likeness. His use of a rectangle with divided areas takes the “luck” out of the process. Eyes are normally at half the vertical rectangle. Lines drawn through both eyes to center of mouth form a triangle. He describes each feature for angle of view and structure.

The sections on skin and hair color show how to bring life to the subject through warm and cool pigments. His text and illustrations of reflected light on dark skin are particularly valuable.

Capturing the expression can make or break the painting’s success. Raynes illustrates children and adults, from a posed figure to photographs. He touches on how to draw hands, poses and fabrics.

For a simple, yet thorough study of painting people, this book gets a “thumbs up” from me.

 

Joanna Mersereau

Teen Mania Wins Prize in Recycled Art Show

Here are some photos of the Recycled Art Show, where class Teen Mania one first prize as a class! Five students entered their art into the contest! Students worked on individual designs using stairs, and human figures. Student Jaqui B., also entered her own art, separately winning a 1st prize in that category. So congratulations to the class! Some of these students have been in the Monday night class since it began 3 years ago. Ms. Gloria Steinweg, a recognized and awarded artist (RAA member, and Teen class teacher) also won a prize in the show! Artist Liz Coviello, well known RAA member, was also highly recognized in that show!

Gloria Steinweg

IE’s Best Architects Go Green

2012 Design Awards at the Riverside Art Museum

The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Inland California Chapter 2012 Design Award Submissions Exhibition

Exhibit: October 4 – January 15, 2012

Awards Presentation and Panel: October 4, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

For more information, visit www.riversideartmuseum.org

Riverside CA –The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) proudly announces an exhibition of The American Institute of Architects, Inland California Chapter (AIAIC) 2012 Design Award submissions. The exhibition will run from October 4 – January 15, 2012, and will be displayed in RAM’s alcove hall, display cases, and mezzanine wall, with an Awards Presentation on October 4, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

This prestigious professional organization was founded to offer education, government advocacy, and public outreach. As part of the AIA’s effort to promote design excellence, member architects are invited to submit their best work to be judged by an esteemed jury.  This year’s submissions will be shared with the public as part of a tribute to Julia Morgan, the first female architect licensed in California in 1904, best known for her work on Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California, and of course, the former Riverside YWCA building which now houses RAM.

The AIA is the voice of the architectural profession and the resource for its members in service to society. Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America’s architects. As AIA members, over 80,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation’s buildings and communities.

The public is invited to the awards presentation and panel discussion on October 4th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in conjunction with Riverside’s Long Night of Arts and Innovation. The goal of the Long Night program is to showcase the city’s accomplishments in the arts and sciences to residents, build pride in the city, and encourage youth to seek careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

For more information, please visit: www.riversideartmuseum.org or http://www.aiaic.org.
RAM relies on the generosity of members and donors to support its exhibitions, education programs, and special events. A 50-plus-year-old, private, non-profit cultural arts institution housed in a National Historic 1929 building designed by Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan, the museum welcomes over 50,000 visitors a year. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. For information on exhibits, events, classes, memberships, or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.RiversideArtMuseum.org. Find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/riversideartmuseum) and Twitter (RAMRiverside).

Ai M. Kelley
Riverside Art Museum Communications

Film and Video Game Concept Art at RAM

Painting in Pixels: An Exhibition of Concept Art

September 30 –- January 10, 2012

For more information, visit www.riversideartmuseum.org

Riverside CA – The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) is proud to present Painting in Pixels: An Exhibition of Concept Art, which explores the work that defines this genre and showcases exemplary pieces of character design, vehicle design, environment painting, matte painting, and storyboarding.

“It is really exciting to bring concept art to a museum not only to showcase such incredible talent, but also to share the process and purpose of concept art within the entertainment industry,” says guest co-curator Nicole West.

Characters, vehicles, and environments from our favorite movies and video games are often developed years in advance of their public debuts. Early on in the pre-production of movies and video games, concept artists collaborate with directors and producers to create the visual design for intellectual properties. Concept artists are required not only to have the drawing and painting skills of a fine artist and the knowledge of an industrial designer, but they also need to have the vision and creativity to generate entirely new designs and concepts. In the past few decades, concept artists have migrated away from working in oil, acrylic, pencil, and pen and have moved to a more efficient digital medium.

“With one out of six jobs in Southern California now in the creative industries, we are pleased to share with our community a possible career path such as a concept artist,“ says Drew Oberjuerge, Executive Director.

The exhibition is co-curated by Nicole West and Thomas Brillante.

West is a Development Director II at Electronic Arts, who has worked in the arts and entertainment fields since graduating from the University of Southern California. West has worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Science, Babel Media, and Brash Entertainment. She has organized several concept art exhibitions that have been viewed by thousands of people.

Brillante has over 13 years of experience working for The Art Institute of California as an Assistant Director of Admission. He has had several of his former students obtain success in various fields of media design. Outside of work he is a patron of the arts from figurative painting to digital concept art. In 2009 he organized the Gifted Artist charity art auction benefitting the Loma Linda Children’s Hospital Foundation, a successful show that included illustrators and entertainment designers from all over world.

Sponsored by the Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, Painting in Pixels will run from September 30 – January 10th. West Studio and Design Studio Press provided additional support to make this possible.

For more information, please visit: www.riversideartmuseum.org.

Ai M. Kelley
Riverside Art Museum Communications

Programs & Workshops

January Program

Tuesday, Jan 23. at 7pm

Pat Rose Ford will be our January program speaker. She’ll talk about pastels and plein air painting.

Oakes’ Techniques Program

‘Universal Painting Techniques’  presented by Joe A Oakes

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Tuesday Evening Programs are Free and open to all.

Joe A. Oakes was born in Chicago and moved to Southern California in 1992. He received his BFA from California State University Fullerton in 1997. He worked for several years as a graphic designer before launching his career as a full time artist. Shortly thereafter he began teaching classes.

He now teaches classes and workshops throughout Southern California where he also exhibits his work! He continues to receive awards and recognition for his work and hopes that his artwork and teaching will inspire others to create. Joe says:

 

“Each painting is an emotional response to color... real or imagined but always felt.”

 

“All of us, in varying degrees, have become blind to the colors of our world. The mind dictates the color of things without true observation. Giving those colors back to each of us through painting is my goal.

 

Taking the time to see the least obvious colors in everything is the start. Then I make those colors bigger, bolder and brighter so they become the star. That is the spark needed to awaken our desire to know color better and enjoy it in our everyday lives.”

The demonstration will detail the artists approach to a landscape painting by discussing composition, perspective, color and value. Joe will also talk about the techniques he uses to create a feeling of blended colors and depth.

Universal Painting Techniques

presented by Joe A Oakes

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Joe A. Oakes was born in Chicago and moved to Southern California in 1992. He received his BFA from California State University Fullerton in 1997. He worked for several years as a graphic designer before launching his career as a full time artist. Shortly thereafter he began teaching classes.

He now teaches classes and workshops throughout Southern California where he also exhibits his work! He continues to receive awards and recognition for his work and hopes that his artwork and teaching will inspire others to create. Joe says:

“Each painting is an emotional response to color... real or imagined but always felt.”

“All of us, in varying degrees, have become blind to the colors of our world. The mind dictates the color of things without true observation. Giving those colors back to each of us through painting is my goal.

Taking the time to see the least obvious colors in everything is the start. Then I make those colors bigger, bolder and brighter so they become the star. That is the spark needed to awaken our desire to know color better and enjoy it in our everyday lives.”

The demonstration will detail the artists approach to a landscape painting by discussing composition, perspective, color and value. Joe will also talk about the techniques he uses to create a feeling of blended colors and depth.

Tuesday Evening Programs are Free and open to all.

 

Featured Artists

Dec 9-30 Ken Carmean, potter

December Featured Artist - Ken Carmean
Show Dates: December 9—30
Reception: Saturday, December 9, 3–5PM

Redlands Art Association is honored to present Ken
Carmean, our featured artist, December 9–30.

Ken started making Pottery in his Senior year of High
School, from there he attended the local Junior College
in San Bernardino, Majoring in Art. He enrolled in Dick
Bossard’s class and It wasn’t long before he was an
emerging Studio Potter, making clay, glazes, loading
glaze kilns, firing Salt and Raku kilns. Then Proposition
13 hit and the college was shuttered for the summer.
After a season with a Hot Shot crew in the Forest
Service Ken went back to doing what he loved, working
full time as a Potter. He worked for this amazing potter
from Fontana who had a production studio. There he
learned how to throw a wide variety of forms quickly. He
also learned how to single-fire work to save on costs.
For 14 years he operated Arrowhead Stoneware. He
has sold his work all over the western United States to
many different retailers, art shows, and Galleries. After
a 7-year break from pottery Ken discovered Sonoma
Community’s Ceramics Program. Ken Carmean has
been teaching Ceramic’s classes for the past 5 years
at SCC.
“At SCC, we have two gas kilns that fire to cone 10, 3 Skutt
electric kilns that do a multi-range of firings, a Raku and
Soda kiln. There’s a fully equipped print shop, and a Fiber
Arts class room, and a lot more,” says Ken. For more
information go to sonomacommunitycenter.org.

Palmer & Roeder 11/18-12/8

On November 18th through December 8th, The Redland's Art Gallery will feature two prominent and highly esteemed ceramic artists, Penny Palmer and Nancy Ann Roeder.

Penny has been "playing with clay", as she puts it, for the past 4 decades. Penny has always loved art.  She is passionate and inquisitive about all of its aspects.  Penny is an accomplished carver of stone in alabaster, howlite, septarian nodules and precious soapstones of choice colors with their attractive jade-like appearance.  Additionally, she has learned side-by-side with 4th generation horse painter, Ning Yeh, and Penny skillfully captures the presence and spirit of the Chinese Brush Painting watercolor and ink flow.  She excels in the tradition and creates her own masterpieces. Her experience and diversity in various mediums allows Penny the freedom to create pieces that are unique and held to the high standards of balance, form, beauty and function. "There's a lot of knowledge and skill I have to pass along to my students".  She teaches ceramics at the Redlands Art Gallery to children and adults on Monday afternoons and evenings.

 

Nancy Ann Roeder has been working in several mediums throughout her artistic career.  In her youth she won an award which placed her artwork in the Manhattan Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Nancy comes from a very artistic family, and like her Mother, she enjoys teaching. Sharing her art with others, Nancy is always looking to embolden the next generation of future artists. Nancy currently teaches hand building ceramic classes on Monday afternoons & evenings at RAA. Come out and see Nancy's unique style and absolutely beautiful pieces from the functional pottery works to the purely esthetic, there is something here for everyone.

McLaughlin & Rideout 10/28-11/18

Wine and cheese reception on Sunday, November 5th from 3 to 5 pm.

Diana McLaughlin and her son Casey Rideout are having a joint featured artist show because they have a shared interest in art; Diana’s medium is oils, Casey’s is photography.  They enjoy sharing ideas and talking about composition and color, thus thought it would be fun to do a joint show.  Our work will focus primarily on work from the California Central Coast where Casey lives and works and Diana lives part-time.

Diana H. McLaughlin Biography

I came to art late in life, after teaching elementary school, raising 3 children and working with community non-profits.  I enjoyed art classes while studying for a degree in Human Development from UC Davis and was always very aware of and creatively inspired by nature and my daily environment, but never actively participated in recreating it artistically.

I began taking oil painting and drawing instruction in earnest soon after my youngest child left for college. I’ve enjoyed classes at UC Riverside and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. I’ve also taken classes from skilled artists Lucille Van Wollfersdorf, Ken Auster, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Debra Huse, Carol Marine, Dennis Hare and Martha Cowan.  I take weekly inspiration and advice from my artists’ group, Critical Eye Studio.

My inspiration comes from my travels as well as daily life. I paint landscapes, still life and animals.

Very early in my art career I started entering my paintings in local art shows and, to my great surprise, was awarded 1st place in the RAA Multimedia Mini Show.  My work has been juried into several local art competitions and is in private and public collections. My work may be seen at dianamclaughlinfineart.com.

Diana’s Artist Statement

To me, art represents more than an object, rather hundreds of hours of mistakes, experimentations and successes. You are looking at days of frustrations, then moments of pure joy when it all works. I love the process and, sometimes, the outcome.

Biography: Casey Rideout

I was born in Los Gatos, CA. After short stays in Manhattan and the Pacific Northwest my family moved to Redlands, CA, where I spent the remainder of my childhood. As a boy I would make forts in and among the orange groves and canyons that have all but disappeared from the area. The taste of stolen oranges and the smell of blossoms are fond memories of my childhood.

I first took notice of photography as an art during a summer stay with my grandparents. Their guest bedroom, where I was staying, doubled as a darkroom. Examples of their work hung on the walls along with certificates from photo competitions that they had earned. Looking back, I think I was just interested because the pictures were of people that weren’t a part of my family, they were different and interesting. In retrospect I realize that my grandparents were capturing singular moments in time. Fleeting experiences that were easy to miss but had been made eternal because my grandparents took notice and captured them on film. When I finally put my hands on a camera of my own I felt like I’d found the lens through which I could view life.

My camera is my license to wander, to walk slowly through the world, taking notice of the small moments of beauty that are so easily missed. I’ve found a wonderful subject in the Central Coast of California, where long, sandy beaches are interrupted by jagged, rocky coastlines and grassy hillsides are patched with green vineyards.

My recent work has focused on the stretch of coastline between Montaña de Oro State Park, just south of Los Osos, and Estero Bluffs State Park, just north of Cayucos. I lean toward using long exposures to smooth out the surging tides and isolate my subjects and the light that plays across them. I find myself shooting both B&W and color photos in equal numbers, choosing B&W to capture the contrast of light and shadow, and color when the vibrancy of the natural world cannot be denied.

 

From Our Fearless Leaders

December 2017

Once again, as I write this, I am distracted by the loss connected with all the fires burning in the south western areas of our state, which are especially tragic at this time of year.

The month's activities at RAA have been numerous, as we continue to grow and expand our membership and visibility.  It began on Nov. 17th. with the take in for the Christmas tree ornaments.  The tree is now bedecked with many different styles of decoration and looks very attractive.  I hope you plan to come by to see if one of them has to go home with you.

On Saturday Dec. 18th. Suzanne Burke and I represented RAA at The Elks Club Hootenannie, which I will report on later.  The following day was another lively and well attended reception for the two featured artist potters, Penny Palmer and Nancy Ann Roeder.  I hope you have had a chance to see their wonderful inventive display.  This will be followed by Ken Carmean, another potter, but a very different style.  Following this there will be a very special event on Jan 5th. when the featured artist wall will be  honoring Peggy and Vernon Dornbach resplendent with the new signs donated by them and being made as I write.

On Friday Dec. 1st a record number of members brought in work for the Christmas show, "All That Glitters," and the next day the hanging crew were mightily challenged to hang and display all the wall and table art.  We have a wonderful range of items available now.

While the hanging was happening it was also The "Made in Redlands Open Studios Tour” featuring several of our artists and the gallery.  Our RAA patio was used by Penny Palmer to demonstrate use of the pottery wheel and she drew quite a crowd, several of whom seemed mesmerized by the process.  One spectator, under Penny's guidance, threw her own pot.

We are now into our seasonal extended opening hours; 5.30 on weekdays  10 to 1.00 on Sundays, and our late evening on Thursday, so please tell your friends there is plenty of time to shop.

In the coming months look for new and different adult classes and an opportunity to paint along with Martha Cowen.

Meanwhile I wish you all a safe and joyous celebration of the season.

Your President,

Maggie Macro

Maggie Macro with glasses