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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

March Soap Making Program

March 27th at 7pm

Cindy Jones Lantier will speak about the art of soap making .

Cindy Jones Lantier, of The Eclectic Soul and Soap's On, is an experienced soap maker and educator, after creating almost 200 pounds of soap. She enjoys not only the creative aspects of soap making, but also the scientific aspects of it. She is the formulary columnist for Making Soap & Candles Magazine, a leading industry publication. When she's not making soap, selling at craft fairs, or teaching others about soap making, Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She never had children, but she is "mom" to the awesome kitties. She lives in Torrance.

Join long time RAA member Cindy Jones Lantier as she leads us through the history of soap making. She'll talk a little bit about the chemistry involved in creating a beautiful, luxurious, bar of soap. She'll also treat us to demonstration how creative this very exacting art can be.

She will also lead a six-hour class in Basic Soap Making on Saturday, 31 March.

Joe Oakes Acrylic Painting Workshop

Saturday March 10th  from 10 am – 4 pm

Fee: $100     RAA Member: $75

Join this award-winning artist for a fun, relaxed painting experience. He believes this kind of environment is more conducive to learning. There’s also a bit of structure so that he can present valuable art principals and demonstrate important painting techniques that can be applied to any subject matter. Put these skills to use in creating a finished acrylic painting.

  • Simple approach to help you stay loose
  • Composition, color, value, techniques
  • Give your painting depth & perspective
  • Structured but light and fun
  • Plenty of individual attention for all
  • Each student will create a finished painting

Oil and pastel also welcome. This workshop is designed for all skill levels. Feel free to bring your snacks or sack lunch.

Program: Color in Painting

Color in Painting: History, Classification Systems, Symolism, and Artists’ Thoughts

By Prof. Linda Kay Zoeckler, M.A., M.L.S.

February 22, at 7pm

What is the most exciting, creative, and fun element of painting? Many artists would answer color, though others would reply line, subject matter, etc. Please join us Tuesday, Feb 22 at 7 pm at the Gallery 215 E. State St, downtown, Redlands to learn the answers to Zoeckler’s questions…

What are the definitions of terms used in discussing color? What is hue as opposed to value, intensity, tone, tint, and saturation? How is a color defined and just how many colors exist? What are colors made of, and are today’s colors different from earlier colors? When did synthetic pigments appear? What are fugitive colors? When were cakes of color devised? When were tubes of color devised? What is a binder and are there numerous types of binders? What is the difference between tempera and oil? When and where did oil painting arise and what were its new capabilities?

How old is the history of color? Why did the Greeks have no names for blue or green? Why do rainbows not look the same in paintings from different centuries? Why do earlier versions of the Bible mention or describe fewer colors and less often than later versions of the Bible? Why did some cultures forbid the use of certain colors? What have various colors symbolized throughout history? Culturally color has been defined differently and its symbols change from one culture to another. How does color relate to music, sound, or alchemy?

How does one study color? Scientists, painters, and poets, have all studied color and – using different methods -- arrived at different answers. What major color classification systems have been devised and when did they appear? When and why did the color wheel appear and what is it based upon? Just how many color wheels are there and are they the only way of representing color classification systems?

What pigments did certain artists use and how did they arrange them on their palettes? How did they carry them? What do artists paint boxes and portable easels look like? How do some artists select color combinations in a painting? What are the rules of using color and should there be any rules?

What do some well-known artists say about color? Eugene Delacroix famously asserted “Give me mud and I will make the skin of Venus out of it, if you allow me to surround it as I please.” Art is transformation – in the hands of talent it is mud to miracle.

See you at the Gallery, Tuesday, Feb 22. 7pm.

Featured Artists

Bishop & Jarvis 3/17-4/6

Ada Jarvis & Debi Bishop are Joint Featured Artists from March 17th to April 6th

Reception Sunday 18th March 3-5pm

Deborah L Bishop, Assemblage Artist

I began my journey as an artist when I was in high school art class for four years.  I began taking oil painting classes in my twenties when I was living in Riverside.  I enjoyed painting as a hobby until I started working full time for the County of Riverside. I took a hiatus on art for most of that time period. Then I accepted an early retirement offer from the County in 2010. Since then I have taken many art classes through Redlands Art Assoc. such as Oil Painting with Chick Curtis; Still Life Painting with Martha Cowan; Assemblage/Altered Art with Richard Freund; Copper Jewelry with Tia Shira; Pastels with Patricia Ford; Mosaics with Ada Jarvis, and probably a few others I’ve left out.

I’ve enjoyed all of the various classes I’ve participated in but the medium or type of artwork I am passionate about is Assemblage/Altered Art.  I can truly express my creativity through this art form.  The artwork I create is done in a three-part process: assembling the creation, prepping the piece for painting, and finally the painting process using fluid acrylic paints. One of my pieces, entitled “Lucky in Love” was submitted and accepted in the 45th Annual Multi Media Mini Show at the Redlands Art Assoc. Gallery.  I won a $50 Juror’s Choice Award for this piece.  I have entered my assemblage art in many Multi Media Mini Shows since then and a number of my pieces have been accepted. I have participated in Art on State Street & continue to sell my pieces through the Redlands Art Association. I hope to continue my journey through the world of art as long as I enjoy doing it and others enjoy seeing it.

Ada Domke Jarvis

Ada began formal instruction in painting and scientific illustration after high school. She paints with acrylics and oils. Her specialties are historic or personal buildings, scenes and Harleys painted on decorative glass balls and mini canvases which are sold in Redlands, Mission Inn and on commission. Her art has been shown and/or sold in Oregon, Ohio, B.C., Maryland, Tennessee and California. Her paintings have been accepted in several juried art shows in Oregon and California.

Sixteen years ago she taught herself the art of pique assiette (mosaics using beautiful broken china and other interesting objects). Her pieces include birdhouses, bird baths, furniture, mirrors, frames, garden stones, house numbers, tea sets, backsplashes, and wreaths.

Her teaching of pique assiette includes: private classes; workshop for over 40 artists at the 2008 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival; classes at Redlands Art Gallery. She is a volunteer judge for the National Veterans Arts Competition at the Loma Linda Veterans Administration Hospital. She helped judge Redlands Unified School District children’s art. For several years she volunteered on the Loma Linda Cultural Arts Association Board of Directors, and is currently a member of Redlands Art Association.

Contact: adacanada@yahoo.com, 909-796-0040. Like her on FaceBook.

David Fairrington 1/20-2/16

David Fairrington will be a featured artist from January 20th to February 16. There will be a public reception on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm to see Fairrington’s exciting new work.

David’s show is called “Possibilities” with his new work exploring the possibilities of simplicity. “The possibilities are endless for all things you want to do. You just have to do them,” says Fairrington. “Don’t keep doing the same old stuff.”

Fairrington, a noted portrait painter, has painted Hollywood celebrities and elected officials as well as Vietnam combat scenes and soothing landscapes. His paintings are now in the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington D.C. His resume includes working with all the major film studios as a creator and designer. Fairrington’s clients have included athletes such as Arthur Ashe, former L.A. police chief William Bratton, and members of Congress. In the ballet world, David is known as the "Degas" of ballet painters. HIs clients continue to ask…”what goes on in your head that you can come up with this incredible work.”

Fairrington states, “I have experienced a lot in my life and it is wonderful to be able to paint some of the beauty and charm I have seen.

The Redlands Art Association is located at 215 E State St, Redlands, CA 92373. Phone 909 792 8435

The one word used most to describe David is “inspires.” He does inspire in both his paintings and his teaching.

Come and be inspired.

His website is www.davidfairrington.com

For more info, call David Fairrington at 951-966-6800

Ken Carmean 12/9-30

December Featured Artist - Ken Carmean
Show Dates: December 9—30
Reception: Saturday, December 9, 3–5PM

Redlands Art Association is honored to present Ken
Carmean, our featured artist, December 9–30.

Ken started making Pottery in his Senior year of High
School, from there he attended the local Junior College
in San Bernardino, Majoring in Art. He enrolled in Dick
Bossard’s class and It wasn’t long before he was an
emerging Studio Potter, making clay, glazes, loading
glaze kilns, firing Salt and Raku kilns. Then Proposition
13 hit and the college was shuttered for the summer.
After a season with a Hot Shot crew in the Forest
Service Ken went back to doing what he loved, working
full time as a Potter. He worked for this amazing potter
from Fontana who had a production studio. There he
learned how to throw a wide variety of forms quickly. He
also learned how to single-fire work to save on costs.
For 14 years he operated Arrowhead Stoneware. He
has sold his work all over the western United States to
many different retailers, art shows, and Galleries. After
a 7-year break from pottery Ken discovered Sonoma
Community’s Ceramics Program. Ken Carmean has
been teaching Ceramic’s classes for the past 5 years
at SCC.
“At SCC, we have two gas kilns that fire to cone 10, 3 Skutt
electric kilns that do a multi-range of firings, a Raku and
Soda kiln. There’s a fully equipped print shop, and a Fiber
Arts class room, and a lot more,” says Ken. For more
information go to sonomacommunitycenter.org.

From Our Fearless Leaders

February 2018

As usual our first month of the year has seen much activity in the gallery. The take-in for "Follow Your Heart" show on January 12th was also an opportunity to renew your membership.  And if you have not done that yet, please come into the gallery to do so. Turn out for the show was as brisk as ever because it continues over Valentine’s Day; always a good time for sales!

The joint reception on January 20th featured David Farrington as featured artist and was lively and very well attended.  It is so wonderful to see the gallery being enjoyed by so many people.

Then on Jan 23rd our program organizer, Helen Leason, presented Patricia Rose Ford, who spoke about plein air painting and then demonstrated pastel painting.  This event was also well attended.

The annual tea party took place on January 28th., presided over by Liz Coviello.  Originally this event was to mark our 50th anniversary but it is so popular that Liz is asked about it every year now, and so she makes it happen.  Thank you Liz!!  As you can see there was a great spread with two kinds of tea in some beautiful tea pots! Attendees enjoyed the chance to chat without there being any work involved.

Soon we will be gearing up for our juried Mini Multi Media show so be getting your entries ready and be sure they measure no more than fourteen and a half inches in any direction.  Sunday February 18th. is the date for your calendar.  See you there!

Maggie Macro, RAA President

Maggie Macro with glasses