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RAA News: September 2011

MCAEEF

At the MCAEEF meeting (Margaret Clark Art Education Endowment Fund, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, Jerry Meeker presided.

  • Gail Brownfield introduced RAA new executive director.
  • The first Classic movie starts Sept. 20 at the Krikorian Theatre (click this link for more info).
  •  A quick overview of scholarship grants over a period of three years was reported on and discussed.
  • Grants were approved by the committee for three applicants: Kimberly Elementary, Michah Chapel and Youth Hope.
  • Janet Edwards’ book “Palms to Peaks” will be signed by the author at the Barnes and Noble Book Fair on Saturday,November 12. There will be art activies for the public on that date.

Ed Sotello 

Loss to the RAA Family

On Thursday, September 1, The Redlands Daily Facts announced that Barbara Morse, supporter of the RAA for many years, died on August 23rd. It stated that she was passionate in her support of the arts and of local artists. One of her many endeavors to support the RAA was to invite artists such as Milford Zornes to demonstrate his watercolor technique at a fund raising luncheon. Barbara and her husband Bob were active on the MCAEEF committee for many years until prevented by health concerns. Their gallery room in their lovely home housed art from many local artists and was treasured.

Barbara is survived by her family: son Robert A. Morse and his wife Mary Lou of Forest Falls: Her daughters, Nancy Morse and partner Casey Cunningham of Santa Fe N.M.; Cathy L. Pounds and her husband Alan; Joanne E. Morse and companion Gene Calderon, all of Redlands, and three grandchildren. If any of you have been close to the family, I am sure that they would appreciate your cards or contacts.

Janet Edwards

Ed Sotello wanted to add:

We were all saddened to hear of Barbara Morse passing. She was an endless supporter of RAA. art education and the arts. She was a great lady and will be missed.

Associated Artists of the Inland Empire 47th Open Juried Fall Show

"Antique Reflections" by Anthony Radcliffe, Best of Show Winner, Associated Artists Fall Show 2010

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER  16, 2011  10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER  17, 2011 10:00 AM- 10:00 PM

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011  11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 Reception and Awards Ceremony

Friday Evening,  6:00 – 10:00

Demonstrations by guest artists throughout the weekend

 VICTORIA GARDENS  CULTURAL CENTER CELEBRATION  HALL

12505 CULTURAL CENTER DRIVE

RANCHO  CUCAMONGA

 For more info, please call 909-989-9904 OR 909-989-2621

Information can also be found on the web: www.associatedartistsinlandempire.org    www.rcpark.com

Co-sponsored by the City of Rancho Cucamonga and the Rancho Cucamonga Community  Foundation

“Body as Art” Photography Show

To all photographer members: the Cultural Arts Commission “Body as Art” photography show is coming up, entries due the day of the show: Saturday, October 22. There are brochures in the Gallery.

There is NO entry fee. There are 3 prizes; $300, $200, $100 for each of two categories;: Black & White and Color

The photos will be of “tattoos” that are tastefully done in all aspects. The point of this show is to look at the history of the art. It is not a promotion of tattooing in any way. The list of criteria are in the brochure. The show is open to all 18 year olds and over. It will be displayed and prizes award on Saturday, Oct 22, 2011 at Ed Hales Park on State Street…unless renovations there are not complete. Posting of new location will be made if there is a move. No submissions are required earlier than that day.

For further info, people may contact the Cultural Arts Commissioner, Tomi Olson, also an RAA member at 909-335-5405.

 Tomi Olson

Friday Night Art Walks

The downtown Redlands Art Walks are now being held the 3rd Friday of each month (9/16; 10/21; 11/18; 12/16). We would love for RAA artists to join us on those nights from 6-9 p.m. (or thereabouts) on State Street between 6th and 7th Streets. They just need to contact Deb Austin-Brecher so she can put them in the publicity and assign them spots.

If you need any more info, please contact me at this email: artburners@hotmail.com or  909.645.5424

Thanks, Deb Austin-Brecher


Candy Glendening Published in Magazine

Textile artist Candy Glendening has had another 2 articles published in a magazine.

These articles are “how to” articles for the 2011/12 Gifts Edition of Quilting Arts, the premier Art Quilting publication. They include a pattern for an iPad envelope, and instructions on how to make a fabric cover for any size journal or sketchbook

For more information, (including a giveaway she is sponsoring), please see this post on her blog.

Candy Glendening

Feasting on the Farm

“Feasting on the Farm” will be held on September 25. This is a “Party for the Necklace” fundraiser for the Redlands Conservancy’s open space efforts. It will be a local farm dinner for 75 guests at our farm and neighboring Powell Farm in San Timoteo Canyon.

Last year, we held a silent auction featuring several local artist’s offerings among other items. We would love to do the same this year, and thought we would ask RAA members (through the newsletter) if they would like to contribute.

For more information, please email Abby Harned at abbyh@roadrunner.com.

Thank you for your consideration, Abby Harned

Rich Lopez, Upcoming Program & Workshop Leader

Our great friend and long time Art supporter/Freelance contributor for the Press Enterprise Newspaper of Riverside has interviewed our next Program and Workshop Artist Rich Lopez.

I am happy and please to be able to share this nicely written article for your enjoyment. click here to read the article

Please come join us to meet Rich Lopez and myself, Antionette Hanson, at the Redlands Art Association, 215 E. State St. Redlands, CA onSeptember 27, 2011. 7 til 9 p.m. (No Charge)

This will be followed up with the offering of a Workshop, Saturday October 1, 9 a.m til 4p.m, $65 members and $70 for non members.

Antionette Hanson, Programs and Workshops

Teen Artists Participate

The Teens Advance in their study, with a fun and successful “Teen Art Camp” with special guest Patty Hayden, and art teacher Ms. Steinweg. Here photos of Teens in Art Camp and other Teen Mania class on Monday night evenings (classes to resume Aug. 29th). Go Teens!

Gloria Steinweg 

Art Camp Teachers Collaborate!

Summer Art Camp 2011 was full of Surprises and fun activities, including teachers such as “Mrs. M.” (Sandra) and “Mrs. Steinweg” collaborating with skills. Ms. Steinweg came in to teach a lesson in Art Camp # 2 where students made Ceramic designs of Hippos with whimsical faces in a cartoon like manner (note photos of returning students Karly L, Andre K.). With Art Camp # 4, teacher Sandra M., came to give a demonstration on the colors for Tie Dying. Ms. Steinweg helped with the tie dying of colors outside while Sandra helped with a Collage lesson indoors.

This was an example of how teachers work together to help out at the R.A.A. These two teachers have worked together for at least 5 years! Yeah for Art Camp, and the Redlands Art Association with another wonderful Summer Art Camp!

Thanks to Mr. John Fisher for his leadership and also to Patty Hayden who set up the Art Camp program running it for many years!

Gloria Steinweg 

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Programs & Workshops

September 26 Program: Pastels with Angela Koenig

Exploring Pastels from Soup to Nuts!

by Angela Koenig

Angela Koenig will talk about the Soft Pastel medium on Tuesday, September 26th at 7.00 pm. Programs are free and open to the public. She intends present an A-Z regarding soft pastels, types of paper and techniques. Here’s what Angela has to say about pastels:

Pastels are little gems of pure color! As a medium, they are fun to use and can be incorporated into your artistic works in a variety of ways! Their explosive and vibrant color make your paintings sing, however, many artists often under estimate the fantastic nature of this medium. Artist Angela Koenig will join us on September 26th at 7:00 pm to kick off our new season, and will answer your questions and help you to understand   what makes pastels such a great medium for artists!

Choosing the right pastel is critical and depends upon your use and technique. Angela will explain how to get started with your own collection of colors and most importantly how to keep the colors clean and glowing in your work! Additionally, the presentation will include several substrate options and painting techniques for use of this flexible medium with a number of different mixed media options. We will learn about pastels and their unique qualities; you will not want to miss this opportunity to explore the world of pastels, literally from soup to  nuts!

Over the years, Angela Koenig has developed her artistic skills using a variety of different media, including pastels, encaustics, printmaking, watercolor, acrylic and oil as well as Chinese brush and mixed media. Her spontaneous assembly of color and texture propels her distinctive style as she strives to capture the essential soul of her subjects which range from impressionistic and representational work to abstraction.  In her  mission statement Angela describes her personal artistic orientation - “Most artists concentrate on the visible. I strive to capture what is underneath the superficial layer to convey the very essence of my subjects. I’m not just putting a brush to canvas. Every stroke is an untold story: every painting reflects a vision of vitality and spirit.”  Her work is prismatically vibrant and aesthetically  complex.

As an award winning artist, Angela participates in a number of invitational shows, including the San Dimas Festival of Arts, and was one of only three American artists featured by the Escondido Museum of Art in a recent showing of international Encaustic works. She has been asked to give presentations on a variety of mediums as well as conduct workshops and demonstrations for various regional art groups.  Her work has been featured in several magazines, and she is currently a working member of the Critical Eye Studio, and well as the Palm Springs Art Museum Artist Council.

 

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

Featured Artists

Bruce Herwig 10/7-27

Reception: Saturday, October 7 | 3:00-5:00 pm

Redlands Photo Enthusiast Bruce Herwig will be displaying his photography, coloring books and love for all things Redlands.

Light refreshments served. Attendees will have their choice of free coloring pages. Free and open to the public.

Joanna Mersereau 9/16 -10/7

Show Dates: Sept 16 - October 7

Reception: Saturday, Sept 23 4:30-6:30

I believe that everything is connected—the earth, the sea, all life forms and the universe. My way of showing this philosophy is in my technique of “see-through” arcs and lack of perspective.

Unlike usual perspective which places objects in the foreground as larger, in my paintings size does not matter. As in sumi scrolls, the higher in the painting, the farther is the object. In my paintings, an object can be the same size, whether in foreground or background.

My intention is for the viewer to be engrossed visually in the painting, with the eye continuing to follow new paths in lines, planes and values. The painting is successful if the viewer sees traditional objects which morph into semi-abstract design, then back into representation, a circular path.

Currently my paintings are vertical half sheets, with an underpainting of watercolor and vertical or horizontal dashes in gouache on top. The effect is one of a tapestry when viewed up close. When viewed farther away, the painting becomes one of a usual watercolor.”

Joanna Mersereau, A.W.S.

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.

From Our Fearless Leaders

September 2017

I'm sure we will all be breathing a sigh of relief as we head into cooler days, and let's be thankful that no fires or floods are surrounding us and spare some thoughts for those affected.

August has been a very lively month in the gallery and, even though we were closed for a week for the refurbish, our sales have been strong. (Please read about our stalwart refurbish volunteers in Behind the Scenes this month)

We reopened the gallery August 11th for our take-in, while the carpet was still being hung on the walls!  However, it all came together on Sunday 13th when we had a joint reception for our gallery show and the talented young guest artists, Jen Nguyen and Alex Torres. We had a really nice crowd in the gallery with, of course, many comments about the new look.

During the following week we also featured Art from The Archives for sale in the main gallery, where we had a wide variety of art available. A wonderful opportunity to buy great art by some of our former members and other artists.

A week later our very own Sandy Davies showed her watercolors and Judith Sparhawk her photography, as our guest artists.  Sandy's husband Bill drew a crowd by parking their Austin Healey outside and telling tales of their adventures in it while he poured the wine.  We think it should be there for every show!  Another lively crowd filled the galleries and there may never have been such a big attendance before.

You can look forward to seeing the amazing water colors of Joanna Mersereau as out guest this month as well our gallery show Wild Wild West.  The reception for both will be Sept. 16th. at 4.30. There is a plan afoot to have music at receptions; I hope it works.

Finally, don't forget the film series begins on Sept.19.

I hope to see you at an event.

Maggie Macro

Maggie