Margaret Clark Art Programs

“Art is not just for artists,”  Margaret Clark once said.  “Success in art gives a child greater self-esteem.  Then he or she can learn better.”

Margaret Davis Clark came to Redlands in 1947 and for 50 years influenced the present and future of art and culture in the San Bernardino Valley. A professor at the University of Redlands for 26 years, she taught elementary teacher candidates, infusing them with a passion for using art to teach and reach their students.


In 1964, she cofounded the Redlands Art Association, establishing yet another avenue to promote visual arts with art classes for children. Named in her honor, the Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund (MCAEEF) carries on her legacy of devotion to bringing art to the Redlands community. These pivotal art programs for children are financed by your generous donations and ticket proceeds from the Redlands Cinema Classic movie series.

Margaret Clark Art Education Programs

RAA Film 1 from Redlands Art Association on Vimeo.


MCAEEF offers a wide range of arts programs to enrich the Redlands community. 

      • Scholarships to RAA art classes
      • Youth Art Education classes
      • Art in Public Schools project
      • Scholarships, awards, and grants for area high school art departments
      • Grants for RAA projects
      • Grants to individuals

For more information, or to apply for a grant, visit Margaret Clark Art Grants.

MCAEEF Committee Members

      • Annette Weis – Chairman
      • Kris Bussard 
      • Suzanne Burke
      • Aïda Schneider
      • Tom Gillett
      • Lori Powell
      • Beth Bobbit
      • Mary Fogleman
      • Kent Fogleman