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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

“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.

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

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.

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.
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P. Lenker & E. Carr 4/22-5/13

Show Dates: 4/22/17 - 5/13/17

Peter Lenker

Some recent work in ceramics by local resident and ceramist Peter Lenker will be exhibited in an upcoming show at the Redlands Art Association Gallery.

As Featured Artist Lenker is displaying a collection of small stoneware jars, and some pieces fired by a primitive pit-fire technique.

Lenker received his MFA in ceramic sculpture at UC Santa Barbara (1981). He has been a professional production potter in New Zealand and in Australia.

This recent work reflects on some elements from the past, including examples of classic celadon glazes of ancient Asian origin, and also some glazes reminiscent of ash-fired pots.

Elizabeth Carr

Elizabeth Carr was always very interested in Art. Like most people she was raised to believe that there is no money to be made in that career choice. She went to school & got a Computer Science degree. For over 20 years she spent 40 - 70 hours a week in front of a keyboard.

In 2003 she took her first watercolor class. She studied painting with many great teachers including Sylvia Megerdician, Chris VanWinkle, Tom Fong and Collage artist Gerald Brommer. She works mainly with Mixed media and Collage.  She spent years selling her work at art festivals & now has a small gallery called Studio C, 260 W Bonita Ave, Claremont.

Her statement for this show reads:

“Travels – abstracted

I’ve been an abstract painter since I picked up a brush. This body of work is all about my fascination with the way people live. When I am in an airplane looking down at the landscape there is an intense curiosity about the places people live. When they live in the middle of the country, on farmland I wonder about how they got there and what they are doing at the moment we fly over. I start with one of these impressions in my head and balance the painting with values. My signature touch is the collage papers I add. I love the patterns and textures they add.”

From Our Fearless Leaders

April 2017

Have you stopped by the gallery in the last couple of weeks? Spring fever has attacked the RAA! We are refreshing the gallery over the next few months and we started with Youth Education Art supplies cupboards which includes installation of the custom built drying rack and paper storage unit created by Maggie Macro’s husband, Joe. Suzanne Burke and helpers have been hard at work sorting out supplies and finding new homes for them all. It’s still a work in progress but the change is inspiring.

Our new show “Blooming Lovely” heralds the arrival of Annual Redlands Garden Tour the weekend after Easter and we are on the map again. Tickets are now available for sale in the gallery. This time we are combining our Opening Reception with Christine White, our current Featured Artist Opening Reception on Saturday 15th April from 2-4 pm. It's Christine’s birthday so there will be multiple celebrations and everyone is welcome and there might even be “cake”!

Spring show season is with us. Many thanks to all the artists who kept their fingers crossed for fine weather and either participated in Art on State Street and the Downtown Art Walk or stopped by to visit on a lovely Sunday afternoon. We had a fabulous day and the weather was perfect this time.  You will find many of our artists submitting work for local shows and Sandy Davies, publicity, will be sending out regular mail chimp emails with call’s for artists. Good luck to everyone with their endeavours.

Liz Coviello, RAA president

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