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RAA News September 2010

Evening Take-in

The 4-7 pm take-in crew is looking for someone to help as a regular crew member. Please give this your consideration and call either:

Pat Meeker: 909-793-5988   or     Sue Weisbrod: 909-798-9080

Artist Trading Card Show and Swap

Cindy Lantier: ATC - Stained Glass Gargoyle

Redlands Art Association is inviting all artists to join in an Artist Trading Card Show and Swap at their Gallery and Art Center in downtown, Redlands, CA. You can download the prospectus here.
The Show is from October 4th through the 9th. The cards will be on display and the public will be invited to see our art. The Swap is on October 9th at 3PM.

RAA wants everyone to participate… if you mail in your cards, we will swap them for you and mail those back.

Because RAA is encouraging emerging artists to sell their work, we are also accepting ACEOs for sale. ACEOs will not be eligible for swap. Those not sold will be returned to the artist.

Sandy Davies

Artist Trading Card Workshop

Cindy Lantier: ATC - Man About Town

In preparation for the Third Annual ATC show-within-a-show, Cindy Jones Lantier will be leading an ATC workshop on Sunday, 19 September, from 11AM to 3PM at the RAA Gallery. The cost for this workshop is $20 plus $5 for supplies.

Learn a bit about the history of this exciting art form and make some cards in class to enter into the show! For more information, contact Cindy at 760-951-8489 or by email at To sign up, call or stop by the Gallery.

Submitted by Cindy Lantier

Children’s Art Show Reception Aug 28, 2010

A big Thank You to all the Teachers, and Education

Leaders involved in the Children’s Art Show this August. There was a very impressive turn out of parents at the reception on Saturday, August 28. A lot of work was put into the show, including organizing the teams of teachers who helped with the hanging, and taking down, of the art. An extra big thanks to Firouzei F., Kristy B., and Ms. G. Steinweg, for their dedication and vision; without which the show would have been canceled.

Patty Hayden brought fresh lemonade, and some of her art easels for the art. Thanks to teachers Darlene D, “Mrs. M.”, Ian K., and Lori P. for their support and creative contributions. Special thanks to Sue K, John Fisher, and Gail/John Brownsfield for coming to help the actual day of the Reception.

This Art Show was dedicated to the creative kids, and young artists who have taken Art Camp, and other classes during the year!! Let Us Celebrate Your Talents here at the RAA!

Submitted by Ms. Gloria Steinweg

Report on Kids Special Art Show-Within-A-Show

The talented children had a week-long show of some of the fantastic artwork they created in classes & art camps over the summer. We had a special reception finale is Saturday, August 28th from 3-5 pm for our young artists, their friends, families and all art-lovers.

Submitted by Sandra Meichsner

Wednesday – “The Artist’s Way” Workshop         Judith Sparhawk

7-9 pm, September 22 through December 8, 2010  $105 members, $115 non members

This popular class is based on the bestselling book, “The Artist’s Way”, by Julia Cameron.  It is designed to unblock your creativity and to help in setting and reaching creative goals.  It is a fun and exciting class with a great group dynamic, and is led by photographer and successful workshop leader, Judith Sparhawk. Free no-obligation Orientation offered Wednesday, September, 15,  at 7pm.

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.

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