President's Message

May 2022

May 2022

“The beautiful Spring came; and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also”.  Harriet Ann Jacobs Hello Members and Friends, Art on State Street happened! The weather was beautiful and the steady flow of people made for an enjoyable day. Whatever the weather, the Redlands Art Association is always busy… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

Member’s Exhibit

RAA MEMBER ARTISTS: Next New exhibit 5-13 to 6-9-22.     

Opening reception is Saturday, May 14, 1 to 5 pm. Take-in  May 11 (Jewelry artists), 12, 13, 2022 

Theme: Abstracts.  We’re not all Picassos, Pollocks, or Rothkos but we often portray something we’re thinking about in a non-representational way. Abstracts don’t have to be explained – just experienced!

No abstracts in your portfolio? Bring us what you’ve got.

    Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are still allowing only 10 artists at a time to bring in your art, so we’re continuing the appointment schedule. No walk-ins. You need to make an appointment for a time slot. Call 1-909-792-8435.

TAKE-IN / TAKE-DOWN IS:
Wednesday, May 11 for jewelry artists from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Thursday, May 12 for table-top and wall art artists from 1 to 4 pm.
Friday, May 13 for table-top and wall art artists from 9:15 am to 6 pm.

Take-down your art from the last show will be done on your same appointment. If you are just picking up your art, you still have to make an appointment.
 
Regular fees apply.   No docent time is required.   30% commission.
 
For all artists bringing in art, the inventory form must be completed before you arrive. No tables inside the gallery for filling in forms. Download the inventory form HERE or from the RAA web-site, www.redlands-art.org. (Click on Join RAA, select Forms for Members from the drop down menu and click on Inventory Form).
This form is typeable… just start filling in the blanks and then print it out. Make 2 copies: one for you, one for us. Complete the few blanks that didn’t fill in and sign it before you come in. If you can’t download the form, stop in the gallery to pick up some forms.
    Each piece must have your artist ID label: Name, Phone, Title, Price. Tape your business card or something on the back, upper right hand corner. For your protection, your artist ID should be on ALL your art, ALL the time. Jewelers – your ID tag must have your name, an inventory number, and the price.
    Inspect your art. We will not accept damaged frames, dirty mats, chipped or cracked pieces, or sawtooth hangers (must have wire to hang).

JUNE 8-9-10 Take-in for the following exhibit. Theme: Along the Beach.

JULY 27-28-29 Take-in after that. Theme: Black/White/Red.

ART-IN-THE-PARK May 28 & 29, 2022

 Memorial Day weekend! T-shirts and shorts …BBQ on the grill & tall iced teas… AND browsing Art-in-the-Park!  The Redlands Art Association artists will be hanging their masterpieces on pegboards, A-frames and trellises.  Easy-Ups, umbrellas and canopies will add color and shade.  

Artists booths will be in the park area between the Redlands Bowl and Eureka Street (Mission Gables side) again this year. Glassware, pottery, jewelry, paintings, fabric arts, photography, and woodcrafts will be set out for your shopping pleasure. This is THE event to add to your art collection!

The Redlands Festival of Arts will be on the other side of Eureka Street. This will make our Art-in-the-Park and the Festival of Arts one big event. Visit the Redlands Festival of Arts for the food vendors, wine & beer garden, juried artists with unique art for sale, and MCAEEF/RAA’s Youth Art Expo & Kids Zone for family fun.

RAA member artists are invited to reserve their sales booth

Visit the gallery or call 909-792-8435

. Fee is $50. Membership must be current. All booth spaces are 10’ x 10’. RAA charges 20% commission on sales. Set-up booths on Friday, May 27, 10am-5pm. Sales weekend: Sat & Sun, May 28, 29. 10am – 5 pm.
For more information, call the Gallery/Art Center, 909-792-8435

Janet Edwards 4-23 to 5-13-22

Printmaker, Watercolorist, California Artist and Redlands Treasured Artist, Janet Edwards, is holding her Retirement Show at the Redlands Art Association. Sadly, she will no longer be making etchings to sell.

Janet says of her art: "For over three decades I have worked primarily in the etching medium, my love of watercolor has strongly influenced me toward interpreting my images with a watercolor like style."

Janet, famous for her iconic etchings of palms trees ( most of these have been sold) will be selling framed, matted pieces and greeting cards.

She will also be showing her husband's work; some of his books and matted art. Unfortunately, Fred Edwards, passed earlier this month after a long illness.

Janet has asked that purchased art remain on the wall for the duration of the show so everyone can view it.

The show is free and open to the public.

Featured Artists

Janet Esparza and Marilyn Durham 6-4 to 6-24-22

Open House on Saturday, June 11, 2022

Janet Esparza does her own lapidary work to create Gems out of plain looking rocks! Then she wraps them in sterling silver to showcase the beauty of the stone.

Marilyn Durham will show us her watercolor paintings - showing both the fluid movement and the tight control of the medium.

Joan Marie Smith and Sue Priest 5-14 to 6-3-22

Joan Marie Smith will be displaying her oil paintings ~ Sue Priest offers her unique flame painted copper jewelry and paintings.

Joan Marie Smith grew up in Manila, Philippines where she attended the American School. It was her high school art teacher, Ruth Geoffey, who introduced Joan to the variety of art mediums. Joan loved to create pastel pictures of still life displays. Using pastels to create the roundness of a vase or the highlight on an orange prepared her for her future interest in painting with watercolor, acrylics and oil.
             At Hope College in Michigan, Joan prepared for a teaching career. After she married and moved to California, she began teaching. Once a week her husband very kindly said he would take care of the toddlers while she drove to Valley College to take an oil painting class. As her children grew she used her spare time to study for her master’s degree and her reading specialist credential. After teaching for 30 years, she retired and at last found time for painting. She took a watercolor class at the Redlands Art Association . Then she began painting with a group at a church in Redlands, started private lessons in Chino and joined the group at the Loma Linda Senior Center.  She now paints with Martha Cowen at the RAA in Martha’s advanced oil painting class.
Joan’s husband said, “She’ll probably become a “Grandma Moses.”” “A grandma of seven I am, she says, but “Grandma Moses” I highly doubt. I’m at peace when I paint. I lose myself in what I’m doing and if I have good results, I’m happy.”
 
Contact Joan at Joanmarie.finearts@gmail.com or rnj.smith65@aol.com, phone 909-792-8061

Sue Priest has a "flare" with her copper painting... pun intended!

Using a torch, she "paints" the copper sheet creating colorful abstract images then cutting the sheet into her jewelry pieces. She also guides her flame to make representational images on the sheet.

Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday, 11am - 5 pm.

Janet Edwards 4-23 to 5-13-22

Printmaker, Watercolorist, California Artist and Redlands Treasured Artist, Janet Edwards, is holding her Retirement Show at the Redlands Art Association. Sadly, she will no longer be making etchings to sell.

Janet says of her art: "For over three decades I have worked primarily in the etching medium, my love of watercolor has strongly influenced me toward interpreting my images with a watercolor like style."

Janet, famous for her iconic etchings of palms trees ( most of these have been sold) will be selling framed, matted pieces and greeting cards.

She will also be showing her husband's work; some of his books and matted art. Unfortunately, Fred Edwards, passed earlier this month after a long illness.

Janet has asked that purchased art remain on the wall for the duration of the show so everyone can view it.

The show is free and open to the public.