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Program: Tuesday, Feb. 23 Janet Edwards “Seeing My World Through Etchings”

Janet Edwards will be giving a presentation on Janet Edwards 1"Seeing My World Through Etchings" on Tuesday February 23rd, 2010, at the Redlands Art Association Gallery and Art Center, 215 E. State Street from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Through showing a collection of projected images, printed material and examples, Janet plans to give a "show and tell" style presentation on the processes she uses in creating her etchings. She says the medium of etching allows much individual interpretation and style. Janet’s designs often seem to be influenced by her love for the watercolor medium. Careful consideration is given to composition, color, and texture through added embossing as well as to the appeal of the subject matter.

There will be time to respond to questions that are often asked about the process, so come thinking of what YOU want to know. The lecture is free to RAA members and guests are welcome for a modest $3.00 fee. A matted etching will be offered as an opportunity drawing. Come and bring your friends.

Janet Edwards is a Redlands artist whose work reflects her love of the natural beauty of California, as well as her respect for sites of historical importance. While working primarily in the etching medium, she is also an accomplished watercolorist; a watercolor-like style is often reflected in her work. Many etchings include embossing as part of the design.

Janet earned a B.A. degree in Art Education from the University of Redlands. She taught public school art before raising a family. A past president of the Redlands Art Association, Janet is Janet Edwards 2currently chair of MCAEEF, the RAA art endowment fund. Her work has been chosen by educational, cultural and civic organizations as gifts to honor dignitaries, professors, musicians, ambassadors and politicians.

Janet’s work may be seen in her home studio in Redlands, at the RAA gallery and at Haven Home Essentials in Redlands, in galleries in Cambria and Mendocino, CA and in Yachats, OR. Editor’s note: A sample of Janet’s local landscapes and landmarks can be seen on the Redlands Wall in the Gallery.

If you would like more information on Janet’s artwork, call her studio at: 909.793.7169

Workshop: Saturday February 27 Chick Curtis “Plein Air: Oils and Acrylics”

Chick Curtis considers his education to be the woods and creek in his backyard in Virginia when he was a kid, living in Costa Rica, visiting Thailand, reveling in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, traveling around the world, graduating from the University of Virginia, VA, serving in the U.S. Air Force, running a restaurant, graduating from Cal State San Bernardino (with an MA in educational counseling), and being married twice and humbly rearing two boys, each brighter than him. victoria_eucalyptus Chick Curtis

Chick is a mostly self-taught artist. His mother, Dorothy Fromm Curtis was an accomplished artist whose award winning oil and pastel portraits have been shown national and internationally. She tried to teach Chick, but, admittedly he wasn’t her best student. He stopped drawing altogether for 30 years until he heard the “Calling” on his own. He has been painting and drawing since 1993.

Chick describes his art as follows, “Having entered the art-making world at mid-life, I have attempted a variety of media and styles at warp speed. Not so much because I want to make up for lost time, but because I find my desire to make art unquenchable. I have an intuitive child-like curiosity to explore, which compliments the maturity and skill I have developed as an adult. This gives me the freedom to explore many different styles and techniques. My wish is to interpret the world around me and all its many facets in a way that becomes part history, part beauty, part intrigue, and part joy. I am drawn with equal intensity to landscapes, cityscapes and people because of the spiritual quality of being in nature, the energy of a city, and to people because of the complexity of human nature.”

In August 2008, Chick Curtis and friend, Mary Grinyer, presented their printmaking techniques, processes and creativity to the public at Riverside Art Museum’s Printmaking Center. They also answered questions and shared artistic advice. Many visitors enjoyed lea  rning abut the printmaking process for the very first time. Artists of different mediums enjoyed learning about the selection of soy based inks and the monoprint method. The event kicked off the new Riverside PrintMakers group and print making open studio. ( Editor’s note: Subsequent meetings of the group will be on the second Thursday of each month. )

Through the monotype print process, I am learning to incorporate the additive/subtractive aspects of print imagery with the richer, denser oil mediums on canvas and board. In some cases, I will do a painting within the print itself. This is perhaps a conscious attempt to resolve the two major forces that drive my creativity: painting what compels me on an immediate level and exploring the unpredictable nature of my subconscious thoughts and feelings on another level.

Mountain_Sheep_Canyon Chick CurtisChick has won awards for his art almost since he started back to it. He is active in showing his art in solo and group shows. Sign up for Chick’s workshop at the Gallery downtown or call 909-792-8435 with your credit card info.

Price: $ 65 for RAA members/ $75 non-members?

Time: 9 am to 3PM  Bring lunch or buy from local shop.

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