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RAA News October 2013

A tea party to start our 50th anniversary celebrations

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

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

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.

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 Artists in National Show: “Ink and Clay 39”

Ink & Clay is an annual competition, established in 1971, of prints and drawings; ceramic ware and clay sculpture sponsored by the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Cal Poly Pomona will present Ink & Clay 39, an annual competition of the best ceramic and print artists from the United States. The exhibition will take place at the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery on the Cal Poly Pomona campus from Sept. 14 to Oct. 26, and a reception for the artists was held on Saturday, Sept. 21

The exhibition display 100 pieces — 50 clay and 50 ink —from nearly 400 submissions nationwide. A national jury of distinguished art faculty curated the exhibition, the first time the Ink & Clay has gathered a national group for the task of curating the exhibition. Comprising the jury for Ink & Clay 39: Stanton Hunter, associate professor of art at Chaffey College; Michael David, chair of fine arts at the Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University; and Lisa Folman, professor of fine arts at Lesley University.

It is a hard show to get into; as a matter of fact less than 30% of submissions were accepted. Also, for the first time artists from 50 United States were eligible to submit work, thus taking the show to a national level! Ink and Clay is a national exhibition open to all states including Alaska and Hawaii.

This year two RAA members were accepted into this prestigious exhibit:

Ann Bingham-Freeman

 

Finklesteins Bust. Clay, Paint, Steel
Finklesteins Bust. Clay, Paint, Steel

Material is integral to artists process. I have begun to address the material directly in my work. My recent work explores the visual aesthetics of removed linoleum which is collected in glass jars. I then create images based on the typically discarded material. This creates a self-perpetuating cycle in which the material being worked on becomes the subject matter for future prints. The endless nature of my work relies on the view of art as a constant process that never really stops. Time becomes a central aspect to the body of work and many of the individual pieces.

Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja

Adeola-Davies-Aiyeloja

Multi-media artist Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja was born and raised in Lagos Nigeria and began painting at an early age. As self-taught artist, Adeola credited her consistency and endurance in her ability to create joy, love, and positive outlook in her paintings. “When you take a look at my work you instantly feel the joy and happiness the colors convey. Her work is in both private and public collections.

Adeola’s work has been used in many TV and movie productions.

Adeola works in various mediums: a printmaker, a painter, an enamellist and metalsmith. To follow her creative work like her page at https://www.facebook.com/AdeolaStudio.

  • Location: W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, 3801 W. Temple Ave, Pomona, Ca 91768 (Kellogg Gallery is Building 35A oncampus maps, located across from the University Library.)
  • Gallery Phone: (909) 869-4302
  • Email Contact: Karin M. Skiba , Gallery Interim Director  kmskiba@csupomona.edu
  • Admission: Free

Submitted by Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja

RAA Member is a “Cover Girl”

I’m excited to share that my art is on the cover of the magazine Quilting Arts Gifts 2013/14!

 

It’s especially exciting because this is the second year in a row my art is featured on the cover!

 

To read more about this, head over to my blog post that talks all about it.

Candy Glendening

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

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

Liz-Coviello