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RAA News: September 2013

Let’s celebrate the RAA’s 50th Birthday.

In 2015 the RAA turns 50. Your historian has some questions for you:

  • How long have you been a member?
  • What do you recall of the early days?
  • Did you know Margaret Clark and some other the other founders?
  • Do you have photos, newspaper cuttings, newsletters or “stuff” that you’d like a new home for or would be prepared to share?
  • Would you be prepared to do a small interview about your memories?

If you would like to deposit or share information please contact me either through the RAA website or at bizzilizzi7@gmail.com

I’d love to hear from you.

Liz Coviello, “Historian in the Cupboard”

 

RAA Featured Artist Corner:

Creative clayworks by Marijke Terwisscha and her teapot workshop participants, will be on display in the Featured Artist Corner from September 21 – October 11.  Her Creative Clay Teapots workshop was held in July and was a great success according to her enthusiastic participants, who say they want to “do it again!”  All the works were made using paper clay, then bisque fired, glazed and finished in a Raku fire.

Submitted by Lori Powell

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(The pictured teapots were made by Irina Malgin in Marijke’s Creative Clay Teapot Class.)

 

NOT TO BE MISSED: UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS

September Program: CLAY, FIRE & SMOKE with Colby Cramer

Tuesday, September 24 @ 7 pm

Colby is a young man, who is very energetic and enthusiastic about making creative ceramic works.  Also, he is an extremely talented and exceptionally fine potter, who has won many awards and who continually explores and experiments with materials, glazes and firing techniques.  He has become quite the authority.  The RAA is enthusiastic about him coming and presenting a program on his art and the alternative methods of firing (saggar, pit, barrel, Raku, fuming, low temperature salt firing, etc.), he enjoys experimenting with and using.

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Workshop:  ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF FIRING with Colby Cramer

Saturdays, September 28, from 10 am – 1 pm & October 5 from 10 am – 4 pm

On September 28th, with instruction and guidance from Colby, participants will make hand built or wheel thrown pots that Colby will bisque fire.  On October 5th, again with instruction and guidance, participants will glaze, then fire the pots, using alternative methods of firing, such as saggar, barrel and pit.  It should be a great experience.

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Note:  Satellite Location – Colby’s Ceramic Studio @ Perris Hills Park, San Bernardino   (directions will be given when you sign up)

Workshop Fee:  $70 RAA Members / $75 Non-members with a $15 materials/firing fee, paid at workshop.

October Program:  THE PORTRAIT MADE SIMPLE with Richard Stergulz

Tuesday, October 22 @ 7 pm

Richard Stergulz is a very fine, figurative and plein air, oil painter, while being an outstanding teacher.  During this program, Richard will demonstrate and discuss how he achieves accurate drawings of faces and sets up the light and shadow color families of his paintings, in just 20 minutes.  He will also share some of his amazing work that is realistic in style, with a touch of Russian Impressionism.  This should be a captivating program.  Don’t miss it!

Workshop:  THE PORTRAIT MADE SIMPLE with Richard Stergulz

 Saturday, October 26, from 10 am – 3 pm

In this workshop, Richard will show us how to compare all of the features in a face to get an accurate drawing.  Then he will show how to get the light and shadow families.  This will happen in just 20 minutes.  It takes a very talented artist and teacher to do this, and Richard Stergulz is just that.  Richard will demonstrate in oil, but you can use any medium you wish, for this workshop.

Richard

Workshop Fee:  $70 RAA Members / $75 Non-members

 

PASTEL CLASS REMINDER:

Coming in October is a new class, “Introduction to Soft Pastels,” taught by “Patricia Rose” Ford.  She is a well=known and admired artist, who has won many awards for her sparkling, plein air, pastel paintings.

For the past couple of years, Pat (as she is known to many Redlanders), has spent much of her time traveling around the country, painting with plein air pastel groups.  Some of her accomplishments on these trips can be seen on her impressive website, www.patriciaroseford.com.

Currently, Pat has a show in Banning Art Gallery (along with 3 other artists), of Plein Air Paintings created on Catalina Island, “Capturing Catalina Island in Plein Air.”  The show will be up until October 14, 2013.  Also, Southwest Art Magazine will print a brief statement about her pastels in the October issue, along with an add for an upcoming show that she’s in, at the Purple Sage Galleria, in Albuquerque, N.M.  Pat is also a signature member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast, among other professional art organizations.

About herself and her work, Pat says, “As a landscape painter, I love the great outdoors, and particularly the scenes of the southwestern desert and coastline.

Currently, I am drawn to plein air pastels, in as I enjoy being in nature, looking at a beautiful scene, and translating the emotions of what I see onto the paper. My hope is that I am able to convey in my art, the feelings of joy and tranquility that I experience when painting.”

Patricia Rose

Pat’s upcoming class will be an opportunity to learn and experience her joy of soft pastels.  She will share techniques of building a soft pastel painting.  This class will be on Tuesdays, October 15, 22, 29, November 5 and 12, from 10 am -12 noon.  A supply list will be available when you register for this class.

Lori Powell,  Adult Education Chair

 

FALL ADULT ART CLASSES

A new fall season is upon us (although it is a hard realization, with the hot weather we’ve experienced) and a new fall schedule of art classes is out.  Some old favorites are being offered, along with some interesting new ones.  All the classes have artist/teachers who are experienced and capable, and will offer information and motivation for your growth and enjoyment.

Check out the Fall Adult Art Schedule.  It was published in last month’s RAA Newsletter, is on the RAA website and is in the RAA Gallery.  Stimulate, expand and nourish your creative spirit by taking a class!

Lori Powell,  Adult Education Chair

 

 

 

Programs & Workshops

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.

Feb 22 Program: Color in Painting

REDLANDS ART ASSOCIATION PROGRAM FEBRUARY 22, 2018

 COLOR IN PAINTING: HISTORY, CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS, SYMBOLISM, AND ARTISTS’ THOUGHTS

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

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

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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

January 2018

Two days of rain and I find myself wanting to curl up and hibernate, but the work of RAA and the gallery continues!  I hope you all enjoyed the holidays, however you celebrated; mine were rather extended and actually are still incomplete.

I am pleased to say the gallery sales are continuing to climb with particularly successful seasonal sales with the tree ornaments being a star.

We have our next take in on Friday Jan. 12th. and I hope to see the walls and shelves as busy as ever because this show, Follow Your Heart, encompasses Valentines Day.

The reception, on Saturday January 20th at 4pm, will be combined with our featured artist David Farrington.  Please do come and join us to celebrate art and artists.

On January 23rd. we begin our monthly programs this year with a talk and demonstration of pastels by accomplished artist Patricia Rose Ford, followed closely by our major social event of the year, the annual Tea Party on Sat. Jan 28th. Please do join us for nothing but fun!

Sadly, December saw the passing of one of our long time members and born artist Joanna Mersereau.  Her memorial was held on January 6th. and I hear it befitted her status. You will read more about this further on in the newsletter.

Soon we will be presenting our spring film series to benefit the MCAEEF foundation. I'm sure the line up will be as diverse as ever.  I hope to see you at one of these events. YOUR participation is very important to the life of RAA.  We are the ones that make it happen and thrive.

Maggie Macro, RAA President

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