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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

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

Silk Scarf Workshop

February Workshop: Pick Your Palette, Dye a Silk Scarf with Candy Glendening

When: Saturday, February 18 from 9 - 1 (bring lunch), with a rain date of Sunday, February 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

Redlands textile artist Candy Glendening has sold hundreds of hand dyed silk scarves over the past eight years and is holding a workshop in her backyard dyeing studio so that you can learn how she does it and dye your very own! You will choose your favorite of her many different scarf palettes and she will walk you through mixing the colors, choosing the pattern you’d like to dye, and then dyeing the scarf. You could also describe what kind of color palette you’d like on a scarf, and she’ll work with you to make it happen.

Either way, you’ll leave with a gorgeous one-of-a-kind silk scarf, as well as an understanding of how to use fiber reactive dyes on silk. Make sure to wear work clothes, as dye splashes can stain. (If there's time, you could dye a second scarf if you'd like)

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

Image Editing Workshop

Workshop at Redlands Art Association Gallery:

  • Saturday February 4th 10am - 2pm    •  Fee $65 /RAA Member $50

David will present a talk and demonstration on Image “Concept” Editing — how to use web images to sell a product and promote and an idea which will be of interest to artists, craftsmen and jewelers.

David Alter is one half of the husband and wife team who run theIMAGEis. His wife owns the company and David is the artistic director. They developed the idea of “Image Concept” editing to affect the outcome of the website viewer’s positive response. David’s background is in production of product photography, art image layouts and screen-printing of informational data.

Today David and his wife and helping others in a web based products business realize their goals through “image concept” enhancement.

Learn the easy steps you can perform to improve your customer's response to your product images. Using these sequences will assure a more positive and compelling action by your customer.

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.

Christine E. White 4/1 – 22

Artist Reception: 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, April 15th

Christine E. White is a Redlands local artist. If you've attended local art festivals, or shopped in businesses downtown you may recognize her work and her positive, creative energy.

Her paintings are either oil on panel, or reverse painting on glass. For reverse glass painting, she works backwards and in layers of oil or acrylic, where the finishing touches go on first. “I explore and invent processes. It’s a combination of experiment, adventure and practice that's always becoming more interesting and fun.”

 

She moved around a lot growing up and experienced many parts of America, as well as studying abroad. Experiencing beautiful outdoor areas in South Carolina, Oregon, and Minnesota grew Christine's concern for nature. Living in the Southeast, the Northwest, the Midwest, Texas, Chicago area, and now Southern California also revealed the subtleties of community subcultures. This show titled “SoCal Skies” reflects the interaction of place, the natural environment and our local culture.

Christine hopes you experience a connection between landscape and the human touch through this series. She welcomes you to her artist reception at the RAA from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, April 15th. To learn more, visit her website.

Rick Strobaugh 2/11 – 3/4

Opening Reception from 2 - 4pm on Sunday, February 26th

My first real training in photography was photographing crime scenes, traffic accidents, injuries, dead bodies and autopsies as a Police Officer and later as a Detective in charge of our Crime Scene Investigation Unit. I eventually used that training to shoot more pleasing subjects in the way of landscapes, wildlife and close-up photography. After retiring, I travel a lot through the western US exploring new areas and shooting photographs. I find many of my shooting locations while running marathons, backpacking, hiking or just driving up dirt roads into the mountains.

Rick Strobaugh

From Our Fearless Leaders

March 2017

I always think January and February are quiet months but once again I’ve been proven wrong. There’s been a buzz in the gallery over the last few weeks about the 48th Multi Media Mini Show.  Everyone has been talking about what they are creating and rushing home to continue on their works in progress. By the time this reaches your mailboxes, the MMM Show’s 150 pieces of art of 14.5 inches or less, will have been installed, the winners decided and preparations for the opening reception on Friday 10th March from 5-7pm and award ceremony on Sunday 12th March made. Many thanks to Sandy Davies, who organizes the show, her dedicated team of volunteers who make the show possible and to everyone who submits art because without them there would be no show! And our Jurist, Penny McElroy, from the University of Redlands.

After an amazingly wet, more English style winter we are being teased with Spring weather. Carpets of flowers are in bloom in the canyons around us - an inspiration for the “Blooming Lovely” theme which follows the Mini Show into the gallery on Friday 31st March and coincides with the Garden Tour on the 22nd & 23rd April. I wish I could paint or had time to explore and take photos this year.

 Many Thanks, Liz Coviello, RAA President

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