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RAA News October 2014

Special Alert for January Shows and Events

This coming January we will be holding a special one-person exhibition in the west gallery for a former member and city engineer, Ray Swanson.  There will be a special reception on Sunday, January 4th from 2 to 4:30 and Swanson’s widow, Beverly, will be attending.  Please mark your calendars, an RSVP will be requested.

At the same time we will be having a modified members show in the east gallery.  Due to space limitation that show will be restricted to a single entry and it should be representative of your best work.  There are no size restrictions but please try to submit a reasonably sized piece so more works can be hung.

During the month there will be two special talks related to the Swanson exhibition and both will be given as ESRI/UR Town & Gown Forums at ESRI.  Hopefully we will have a large number of people visiting the gallery.  I will provide more details in next month’s newsletter.

Larry Harvill,  Chair, Board of Directors

Our Way with Watercolor

Redlands Art Association watercolor students under the direction of Ed Sotello present an exhibit of watercolor media at the First Methodist Church, 1 East Olive Ave, Redlands, Ca.  The show of approximately 20 works will be exhibited from November l to November 30, 2014.  There will be a reception on Saturday, November 15, from 2 to 4 PM.  The teacher and students will be on hand to greet guests and answer questions.

Submitted by Ed Sotello

Mersereau’s “Winterfaire”

Usually in December, “Winterfaire”, an annual exhibit and sale, will be in November, two Saturdays, November 15 and and 22, from 10 to 4 each day.

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Joanna will show new half-sheet watercolors and miniatures (4”x 4” up to 5”x 7”). The exhibit will be in her studio/gallery at 1251 East Lugonia Avenue, #37 (Lugonia Fountains), between University and Judson. See more from invitation cards in RAA Gallery, or on her website: joannamersereau.com. Email address: joannamersereau@dslextreme.com

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Joanna has been interviewed for a music/art magazine, “Uncle Jam”, a publication which should be out in December. It’s free and according to its creators and editors, Linda and Phil Yeh, sponsors reading and art around the world. Look for it in December, all over Redlands and surounding communities.

Submitted by Joanna Mersereau

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Sheila Hansberger’s New Cookbook

Sheila Hansberger proudly announces her latest project, The Better Than Average Apple Cookbook, is now available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. It can also be found locally in Oak Glen at several shops and at the Kopper Kettle in Yucaipa.

Between the early 1970s, and up until 1988, her family owned and operated Snow-Line Orchards in Oak Glen. Says Hansberger, “Since an abundant crop grew right outside our door, I was always on the hunt for new ways to cook, bake, or preserve the fruit. Friends and family joined me in my quest and offered up a multitude of recipes which I compiled into a cookbook.”

The current cookbook is an updated version of an original printing that found its way into kitchens in 1975. That first edition, which immediately sold out, was created by using a mimeograph machine, stapled pages, and a cover printed by Cobb’s printing, where Hansberger worked as a graphic artist at the time.

This year, she revamped that first rudimentary cookbook into a commercially printed edition with a full-color glossy cover. Not only does it contain many favorite apple recipes from long ago, it now includes over thirty apple-themed illustrations spanning Hansberger’s career as an artist, making it a unique collector’s item. To see more of the artist’s work, please visit: www.sheilahansberger.com

Submitted by Sheila Hansberger

Downtown Redlands Artwalk

Sunday, Oct. 26 from Noon to 6pm.

Downtown Redlands Art Walk, featuring the Annual IE Zine Fest, will happen in conjunction with Art-On-The-Street. More artist’s work will be placed around the State St-Citrus Ave-Orange St business district, musical performances and food from the Salted Pig (Riverside) will be at Ed Hales’ Park.

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The Redlands Art Association invites you to walk through ART-ON-STATE STREET, RAA’s fall outdoor show on Sunday, October 26, 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. Like Market Night, the artists will have their canopies, tables, racks and standards lined up 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 October 26, between 9 am and 5 pm.

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Downtown Redlands Art Walk, featuring the Annual IE Zine Fest, will happen in conjunction with Art-On-The-Street. More artist’s work will be placed around the business district, musical performances and food from the Salted Pig (Riverside) will be at Ed Hales’ Park. Sunday, Oct. 26 from Noon to 6pm.

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Plein Air Mini Series

The Program / Workshop Committee has created a mini series on plein air painting.  It started September 23rd with Patricia Rose Ford, a soft pastel artist, speaking on Plein Air Painting. 

Coming October 28th will be Terry d. Chacon, speaking on Luminosity and Color with a Palette Knife.  She will give a workshop on November 1st called Create Plein Air Oil Paintings with Glowing Color and Light, Using a Palette Knife.

On November 18th noted art Historian, Linda Kay Zoeckler, will speak on California Impressionism, the early movement of  plein air painting circa 1910 – 1930.  She will show lots of examples of the works of important artists of that time.

Be sure and put the dates on your calendar!

Submitted by Lori Powell

 

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

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