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July 2018

What an amazing year it has been serving as your president.  I “stood on the shoulders of giants”, as past president Liz Coviello laid the groundwork for the successful year we have had. We have overcome some challenges too.

We have continued our adjusted opening hours; being open market night and extending our hours during the holiday season.  Membership has increased and is now valid for a year from the date you join.  Adult Education, under the enthusiastic leadership of Linda Willason, has truly blossomed with a huge variety of classes and workshops.  Children’s education, led by Suzanne Burke is also thriving.

Receptions for our shows, especially when combined with the featured artist receptions, have been very well attended and lively. I hope you have been to some.

Our marketing team led by Kim Munkres has done a marvelous job of extending our customer base by producing a quarterly postcard and an informational brochure.

The gallery staff provide additional visibility by keeping a Facebook page and Instagram up to date with photos of art work and announcements of receptions, classes and workshops.

Our film series of four independent films in the spring and fall, which funds the MCAEEF (Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund), underwent a big change this year.  Due to the Krikorian changing to Studio Movie Grill, with different seating, I had wondered how this would affect our incoming funds.  I was relieved to discover that the movies are now shown on two screens, so we have continued to supply grants to local schools for art projects. Many thanks are due to Annette Weiss for her unflagging enthusiasm for this worthy cause.

So, I am overjoyed to report that the combined results of these efforts has meant that our sales are at a record high and have continued to climb throughout the year. We are solvent; a very gratifying place to be.

More details will be available at our annual meeting on June 12th. at a different venue from usual, The Contemporary Club, from 6-8 pm.  I hope there will be excellent attendance.

I would also like to thank Candy Glendening for compiling our newsletter (and for keeping the website up to date) and to Grace Fermier for artfully designing it and every other publication.  She will be retiring after many years of service to RAA and will be greatly missed.

I will be passing over the presidency to Kris Bussard, who will be an outstanding leader with innovative ideas, aided by our marketing expert Kim Munkres.  What a team!  I look forward to where they will take us. Sadly, there are several amazing people whose terms on the board are complete.  They are: Shirley Harry, Gail Brownfield and Francis Wiley.  Their experience and expertise have been invaluable.  However, due to a combined effort, we have 7 new board members joining us which will bring us to our allowable total of 15.

I have been proud to be able to say I am president of Redlands Art Association.

I look forward with excited anticipation to the unfolding of another year under new leadership.

I thank all of you for your contribution, however large or small. May your art making be fruitful!

Maggie Macro

Programs & Workshops


Redlands Art Association puts on a Program on the 4th Tuesday of the month September through May. We bring you educational lectures, fun artsy topics, instructional demonstrations.

The 2021/2022 series has finished... now we're looking for new subjects for the next series.

Please call the Gallery with your suggestions! Call 909-792-8435. Thank you.

PROGRAM 5-24-22. Nelda Stuck – quilter

    Redlands quilter Nelda Stuck will present the Redlands Art Association's program Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. at the gallery at 215 East State Street. The public is invited. No charge.

    Stuck, co-founder of the Redlands Historical Museum Association, has specialized over the past 40 years in quilts depicting Redlands, and will be emphasizing artistic choices when designing quilts. All her quilts are hand-pieced and most are hand-quilted. Her two favorite quilts depict a bookcase with shelves filled with Redlands-titled books, and her "Those Who Made a Difference in Redlands" quilt of 218 signatures gathered in 1995 (historically important now that more than 90 of the signers are deceased) each having written how they wanted to be remembered in one hundred years. She says, “One quilt I made for my husband, Monte, showing his military career and medals (and they are colorful!)  Probably the most artistic of any of my quilts -- made completely of leftovers (and titled that). Turned out to be a challenge and fun, and based on Monte's layout-design.”

       She received her bachelor's degree in journalism in 1959 and her masters in radio and television news in 1969 from Michigan State University at East Lansing and worked 22 years as Community and the Arts editor for the Redlands Daily Facts, retiring in 2002. Nelda and Monte, RAA members for more than 40 years, recently published the Redlands photo book titled, "Redlands Movers and Shakers, Centennial to Millennium, 1980 to 2002," with proceeds going to the Museum of Redlands.

PROGRAM Tues 4-26-22 Cultural Arts Commission updates

PROGRAM  Tues, April 26.  7 – 9 pm. RAA Gallery at 215 E. State St, downtown. No charge, public welcome.

  Art in Public Places: "Interiorem Pulchritudinem" (Latin for Inner Beauty). Installed on the corner of Vine & Cajon Streets, Civic Center side.
 CONVERSATION WITH DENNIS CHRISTENSEN, one of the Commissioners of the City of Redlands Cultural Arts Commission.

Heard of Art In Public Places?  Redlands Art Association is presenting Dennis Christensen to address that question at their Program on Tuesday, April 26, 7 PM at their downtown Gallery & Art Center, 215 E. State St., downtown, Redlands. Public welcome – no charge.

Christensen will talk about the Art In Public Places placed throughout the city, how it’s chosen, and who pays for it. He’ll also tell us about the status of the city’s Art and Culture Master Plan, and the newly adopted City Strategic Plan. His program will include a question and answer session.


Tues, April 26, 2022.  7 – 9 pm  No charge, public welcome.
RAA Gallery at 215 E. State St, downtown, Redlands

Featured Artists

Margaret Goodwood 7-16 to 8-5-22

Margaret is a genius with paper! Designing her art by cutting & pasting, or folding papers to make pictures, animals, etc. etc.

Adele Johnson & Don Britton 6-25 to 7-16-22

Adele Johnson's jewelry has been delighting us at the gallery for years! She uses silver and gold metal with gemstone pendants and beads for her classical necklaces and earrings.

Don Britton's passion is the art of the landscapes of the America west. Ocean shores to lake beaches ... majestic canyons to seeini-forever desert vistas..

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.

From Our Fearless Leaders

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 lately. The Garden show is in full swing and don’t miss the special selection of Janet Edwards framed etchings, unframed etchings and cards. These pieces will be in the gallery until May 13th. Please come in and browse. Please refer to the website and flyers for upcoming programs and Open Houses in May, June and July.

The RAA Board of Directors have discussed re-designing our website for many years now. The pandemic caused a huge delay in this endeavor. However, very soon the new website will be launched. Possibly in the coming week. We are excited about it and hope you will find it improved and refreshing. Please be patient as we continue to update numerous pages and links.

Get ready for “Art in the Park” and “Redlands Festival of Art” happening over the Memorial Day weekend, May 28-29th. The Youth Art Expo sponsored by the Margaret Clark Arts Education Enrichment Fund (MCAEEF) is set to make its second appearance. The Youth (K-12th grade) are asked to bring their artwork to the RAA gallery from May 23-26th. Please refer to the entry form for all the rules. The artwork will be judged in several different age categories. Awards and prizes will be announced on Saturday, May 28th at 12 noon in the Youth Art Expo tent area. There will be 2 tents. One for displaying artwork and the other for art activities such as painting and printmaking. There are not many juried opportunities for the youth in the area, so if you know young people, please let them know of this fun event.

Please check the website for upcoming Youth and Adult classes. Also, the Redlands Cinema Classics will return April 27through May 19th. Films will be shown at the “Look” theater here in Redlands. Proceeds from your ticket purchase help support Youth Art Education.

One more thing, remember that Potluck we used to do with all RAA members? After 3 years, we are in the early stages of planning a gathering.  Date TBA soon.

Happy Spring All,

Your President,

Suzanne Burke

Suzanne Burke