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RAA's 41st Multi Media Mini Show 2010

The work of 99 Artists with a total of 150 pieces chosen by juror Marguerite Garth will be on display at the gallery until Thursday, April 8.

Special dates and times:

  • Open House: Friday, March 12, 5-7 pm
  • Artist Reception: Sunday, March 14, 1-2 pm
  • Awards Ceremony: Sunday, March 14, 2-3 pm
  • Pick up Non-Accepted Art: Sunday, March 14, 3-4:30 pm.
  • Pick up Accepted Art: Friday/Saturday April 9/10

Congratulations to the Winners!

Dan Soury First Place, $300
Gloria Fogler-Mancini Second Place, $200
Alan K Remele Third Place, $100
Tom Fontanes Past President’s Award $100
Kathleen Bryan Excellence Award, $50
Pat Ford Excellence Award, $50
Gail Brownfield Juror’s Choice $50
Ginger Pena Juror’s Choice $50
Muriel Dolemieux $100 Gift Certificate Golden Colors
Tony Radcliffe $50 Gift Certificate Wilson’s Frame Up
Franny Werthwein $25 Gift Certificate Aaron Bros
Angela Westengard Bud Rickart’s Acrylic Painting Kit
Lisa Mozzini-McDill Product prize from Tara Materials

Congratulations to all those accepted!

99 Artists in all – 150 pieces were chosen

Leah Balestieri Candy Glendening Lee Nemnich
Kristy Bergeson Sean Green Nancy Nichols
Ann Bingham-Freeman Mary Grossman R. Mike Nichols
Thomas Bond Steven Hagerth Setsuko Okubo
Yvonne Branchflower Jan Harvey Jeff Owens
Gail Brownfield Denise Hawkins Ada M. Passaro
John Brownfield Patty Hayden Geeta Pattanaik
Kathleen Bryan Jean Hearst Ginger Pena
Bob Bush Gretchen Hecht Vanessa Perazzo
Dolores Carrasco Hugh Huffman Lori Powell
Terry d Chacon Evelyn Ifft Ted Puffer
Kristy Christopherson Michiko Ikeda Tony Radcliffe
Karen Clark Jill Jones Sean Regaldo
Joan Coffey Maxine Kenny Alan K Remele
Joe Colley Yesung Kim Jack Rowe
Liz Coviello Rosemary Krause David Rudolph
Chick Curtis Joseph La Chance Nikki Skeen
Sandy Davies Cindy Jones Lantier Ray Gonzales Sloan
Rosemary Dillon David Lawrence James Snow
Felicia Dolemieux Michael Le Blanc Dan Soury
Muriel Dolemieux Sheila Le Blanc David Taylor
Pamela Downs Zora Lee Yolanda Terrell
Joan Erwin Shirley Manning David Valenzuela
Julie R. Evans Marie Manos Carey Van Loon
Susan Evans Patty Mariano Barbara Waddell
Brad Faegre Caroline McAllister Cassandra Ward
Gloria Fogler-Mancini Jerrie McCluskey Franny Werthwein
Tom Fontanes Dian McLaughlin Angela Westengard
Pat Ford Pat Meeker Jan Wright
JoAnn Formia Sylvia Megerdichian Briat Yanick
Patricia Franks Sandra Blake Meichsner Robert Yokley
Richard Freund Joanna Mersereau Nancy Yowell
Mary Gehley Lisa Mozzini-McDill

Jurist Statement

It has been an honor and a privilege to judge the 2010 Redlands Art Association Multi Media Mini Show. This is a show that truly consists of little treasures of art.

I became aware of the Redlands Art Association while working on the art collection of the National Orange Show. As we were researching the various artists for the show, I heard nothing but praise about the association’s helpfulness and professionalism. Those qualities made judging this show a joyful experience for me.

The characteristics I was seeking as I was critiquing the various pieces were as follows: beauty, skill, inherent meaning, uniqueness, and fulfilled intent. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but there are some aspects that are definable, such as patterns and symmetry, colors that are complementary, interesting textures, and compositions that focus the eye, proportion, and presentation. Of course, work not done with skill and attention to detail, fails no matter how interesting. Inherent meaning is the power of the work. Does it tell a story? Make a statement or illicit emotion in the viewer? Uniqueness refers to art that explores old or new subjects in a way that is fresh and different. And fulfilled intent comes back to what the artist is trying to say. The best art has meaning beyond just an image. It also stands out in a crowd, and dares to be different. The winning entries are wondrous examples of these characteristics.

I would like to congratulate all the entrants. Seeing such a wealth of fine work is a pleasure!

Best Regards,

Marguerite Garth

Programs & Workshops

May 23 Program – Bruce Herwig

Bruce is going to present his "How-tos" on marketing your art work.  His examples will be his popular Color Me Redlands coloring books, calendars and Redlands landscape photography.

Tuesday, May 22 at 7 pm.  Public welcome... no charge.

“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.

Featured Artists

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.

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.

From Our Fearless Leaders

May 2017

What an amazing Spring we are having! Fabulous wild flower displays throughout Southern California, snow in the mountains this weekend and incredible meteor showers! It’s been a busy month in the gallery with the Horticultural Garden Tour, and the Vintage Redlands Wine and food tasting tour plus many of our artists are participating in local art shows. Many thanks to the local florists and RAA members who made the stunning floral displays for the gallery. But, it doesn’t stop there, Art in the Park and the Festival of the Arts is just a few weeks away. Happy creating everyone.

Liz Coviello, RAA president