The 51st Annual Multi-Media Mini Show, sponsored by the Redlands Art Association, was open to the public on February 22 at the Gallery and Art Center, 215 E. State Street, downtown, Redlands.
92 artists submitted 234 pieces of art but only 168 pieces were chosen to show.
Big talent in small spaces!
Jennifer Frias from Claremont was selected as juror for the exhibit. Jennifer is the Director/Curator of the Begovich Gallery at Cal State University, Fullerton. She is a contributing writer for KCET Artbound. She is also a practicing designer and artist working in photography and installation. Her curatorial projects have led efforts that connect contemporary art and visual culture into the classroom and the community.
Frias awarded $400 first prize to Karen Clark from Rancho Cucamonga for her watercolor, “Seeking Warmth”,
$300 second prize to Mary Gehley of Corona for her gourd, “Bud”, and $200 third place to Dave Saline of Redlands for his oil painting, “Musing”. Juror’s Choice Awards, $50 each went to Tony Radcliffe of Redlands and Alan Remele of Yucaipa. Excellence Awards, $50 each were given to Martha Cowan of Rancho Cucamonga and Geeta Pattanaik of Riverside. The $100 Joan Wiley Memorial Award was given to Ernesto Gomez of Redlands. Sioux Bally-Maloof of Mentone won the $100 Past Presidents Award. Johathon Corbridge from Redlands won the $50 Doris S. Cook Memorial Award. The $50 Best in Watercolors award went to Denise Westcott of Beaumont. Honorable Mentions were given to Betty Francis, Bruce Herwig, Jeff Owens, Dave Saline, and Lucinda Swain. Gift Certificates donated by Jack Richeson School of Art & Gallery were awarded to Caroline McAllister, Lenore Roth, and Joan Marie Smith. Art panels donated by Ampersand Art Products were awarded to Kathryn Young. A Gift Certificate from Createx Colors was given to Alicia O’Neal. Kathy Paulus was given the gift certificate from Artists & Craftsman Arts Supply.
Other Redlands Art Association members juried into the show are: Justin Baetz, Debbi Bishop, Matthew Bundy, Terrie Burian, Cherie Burris, Marcha Cowan, Jamil Phap Cung, Sandy Davies, Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja, Barbara Dipoma, Jeanne Dolan, Darlene Douthit, Fred Edwards, Janet Edwards, Susan LadeanEvans, Betty Francis, Richard Freund, BeaJay Gatson-Baldwin, Able Gaytan, Tom Gillett, Mary Grinyer, Vici Haag, Evelyn Ifft, Terri Johnson, Athene Johnston, Candy Kanakriyeh, Hillery Klem, Emma Lee Kuld, Carol Lima, Patty Mariano Denning, Morgan McCloskey, Diana McLaughlin, Pat Meeker, Virginia Melton, Robert Merchant, Robin Mount-Straub, Michelle Myers, Joe Oakes, Susie ONeal, Ginger Pena, Teresa Radsick, Linda Richards, Nancy Ann Roeder, Laura Ryan, Aubrey Sanchez, Aida Schneider, Penny Schwartz, Kathleen Smith, Edward Sotello, Judith Sparhawk, Carol Stouthamer, Kitty Stephens, Carol Stouthamer, Cindy Sullivan, Hilary Swartz, Katherine Talkington, Holly Warner, and Lori Worby-Krebs.
Non-members chosen are Princeton Bernal, Ann Binghamfreeman, Luis Hernandez, Scott Krohne, Vicki Moran, Geeta Pattanaik, and Betty Pilley.
The Mini Show is unique to Redlands . What makes it different from all other judged exhibits is the limitation of the art piece to 14 ½ ” on any side, including base or frame and that all media is allowed for the show. For example, artists submitted photography, digital (computer) work, drawings, ceramics, sculptures in stone and metal, as well as the traditional fine arts. Naturally, its success has spawned similar shows, however, the MMM Show is still the only one of this scale in Southern California.
RAA opened the Mini Show with a private preview of the show to persons who pledged to buy art from the show. The Purchase Award Patrons: Judith Sparhawk, Linda Willason, Kris Bussard, Grace Fermier, and Sandy Davies purchased pieces from Kathryn Young, Ernesto Gomez, Pat Meeker, Cindy Sullivan, and Ed Sotello.
The Multi Media Mini Show Grand Opening was February 23 at the Gallery. Jennifer Downey from the A.K. Smiley Library told the group of the revitalized art lending program to card holders. Sandy Davies, MMM’20 coordinator, also spoke at the reception thanking all the volunteers who had a part in making this show one of the best.
The show will be up through March 12th . The public is welcome to view the creative mini art. Gallery hours are: Mon-Sat, 11 am to 5 pm; Thursday, 11 am to 8 pm, with Market Night.
For further information, please visit the Redlands Art Association at 215 E. State St., downtown Redlands or call, 909-792-8435.
Please visit the Show to see what interesting art Ms Frias chose to display.