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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

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

New Program Series – start in September

The Program Committee will be scheduling new lectures and demonstrations for Sept 2017 through May 2018.

Featured Artists

Teri Adams  7/15-8/4

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 22 from 3-6 pm

Redlands artist and graphic designer Teri Adams will be one of this summer’s featured artists at Redlands Art Association. The exhibit will be on view from July 15 through August 4. The artist reception will be on Saturday, July 22 from 3-6 PM.

Adams’ watermedia paintings are abstract, and not so abstract. Her current works grow from landscape and architectural themes, reacting to what she sees and translating it into form, color, texture and shape.

“I like the idea of using old architectural elements to make a contemporary painting.”

She goes beyond reporting what’s been observed. Blurred lines between objective and subjective imagery coexist within her work, with shapes that suggest, rather than dictate. Continually adjusting color, form, shape and texture during the painting process keeps her looking forward to each new exploration.

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.

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.

From Our Fearless Leaders

July 2017

The last two years have been an incredible journey for me. From becoming President of the Operating Committee to President of the Board of Directors, time has flown by. The RAA weathered the recession, but we came out carrying an unsustainable large deficit. So we made cut backs, not always popular, to the coordinator hours, raised our Take-In fees, cut the printed newsletter and were frugal with what we spent. We experimented with opening on Market Nights and later closing for the run up to Christmas. We changed membership from calendar to year round and as a result more and more people are joining RAA either as members showing their art or taking art classes with the membership discount. Adult Education under Joyce Hatzidakis and then Linda Willason expanded and we are offering a broad selection of new classes to the community. Suzanne Burke as Youth Education Coordinator has not stopped, the Home School Program expanded to 2 mornings a week and we currently offer 5 children’s after school classes during the school year. We introduced Opening Receptions for new gallery shows, we’ve invited all our artists to come and sell some of their work or demonstrate their art on the patio on Market Night. We have a new Marketing team who are pushing ahead and trying to make us more visible in the community – have you seen our postcard mailings? MCAEEF continues working diligently with local schools creating the opportunity for art teachers to go into schools, all funded by the Redlands Cinema Classics at the Krikorian Theatre and best of all art sales in the gallery are improving all the time.

I know I’ve missed out lots I would like to thank Candy Glendening and Grace Fermier for their hard work each month ensuring there is an on line newsletter for all of us to read, my fellow board members for their patience with my long agendas and hard work! We have already said goodbye to Diane McLaughlin, Karen Coates and Tony Radcliffe from the board this year and we are now saying goodbye to Jan Harvey and Christine White – thank you all for your hard work. It’s been fun and an incredible opportunity over the last two years to meet and work alongside an amazing talented group of local artists.

Patty and Hayden and Evelyn Ifft are retiring as Featured Artist Coordinators. They do such great work behind the scenes and we thank you both for all your hard work.

My expiration date might be up but I’m not disappearing, I’ll still be working in the gallery. I’m thrilled to be passing the reins to Maggie Macro for the next year. I know it’s going to be an incredible journey for her and I hope she enjoys it as much as I have done.

Remember, Henri Matisse said, “Creativity takes courage” - wishing everyone success in their personal artistic endeavours.

Liz Coviello – outgoing RAA President

Liz-Coviello