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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

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

Liz-Coviello