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MULTI-MEDIA MINI SHOW Open to the public – no membership required.

The 53rd MULTI MEDIA MINI SHOW. March 10 through March 31, 2022

This show has been unique to the Redlands Art Association. What makes it different is that it is a juried show for artists whose art doesn’t usually get judged. Those artists whose art is chosen can put that on their art resume! All visual mediums are accepted. For example, artists can submit photography, digital (computer) art, fiber art, drawings, glass, repurposed materials compositions, sculptures in wood- stone- and metal, ETC, ETC… as well as the traditional fine arts. The limitation of the art piece is 14.5″ on any side, including base or frame.  Naturally, its success has spawned similar shows, however, the MMM Show is still the only one of this scale in Southern California. The MMM Show is open to all California artists and/or RAA members. The juror for the show is Munro Galloway (bio below) who will chose the winners of the competition and awarded over $ 1400 in cash awards.

ARTISTS WITH ART IN THE GALLERY NOW will have to remove it … Gallery has to be empty for the MMM Show preparations.

The complete prospectus and entry form is on the RAA web site: go to the Join RAA tab, click on Forms in the dropdown menu and then select the 2022 Prospectus. OR click here. The form is fillable … easy, peasy!

TAKE-IN IS:
Wednesday, March 2  from 1 to 4 pm in half-hour increment appointments.
Thursday, March 3 from 11 am to 4 pm in half-hour increment appointments.
Friday, March 4 from 9:30 am to 6 pm in half-hour increment appointments.

CALL TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT 909-792-8435.

Size limitation.  NO EXCEPTIONS!  For 2 dimensional pieces, including frame must be 14 ½ inches or less on both sides. All 3 dimensional pieces, including base must fit within a cube of 14 ½ inches. 25lb max. weight.

This is a juried show. RAA will not guarantee the judge will chose your art for the exhibit.

Open to artists residing in CA and all RAA members. Artists outside the Redlands area may mail in their pieces.

Artists may submit up to three entries. Fee: $45 for 1 or 2 entries, $60 /3; Members Fee: $30 for 1 or 2 entries, $45 /3. Fee is non-refundable. (Get the discount…sign up for Membership at $ 50 /year. Includes the monthly news updates, put your art in the Gallery and outdoor shows,  plus discounts on workshops/classes)

ART MUST BE FOR SALE. A 30% commission on sales goes to RAA.

Work must be ready for display, with screw eyes and wire for wall hangings. Artist name, contact info, title & price must be attached to back of art piece. NO saw-toothed hangers, exposed glass edges or visible staples, unprotected drawings or watercolors.  Clean mats and good frames are expected. 3D pieces must be stable and assembled. Max size for table top paintings/photos is 5”x7”. Bring display stands for jewelry.

Not Accepted: reproductions, giclees, copies, crafts, wet work, fragile, poorly prepared work, or requiring special handling. RAA reserves the right not to exhibit any work the MMM Show Committee considers unsuitable.  Work previously exhibited in any MMM Show is not eligible.

All work accepted by juror is to remain through the final exhibition date of March 30, 2022.  NO EARLY PICK UP.  Not accepted art pick up dates and times is on the Claim Card which will be mailed back to you.

Typeable Entry Form and Insurance Form can be downloaded from the RAA web site: www.redlands-art.org HERE On the web site, go to Join RAA tab, then Forms for Members  tab. Look for the 2022 entry form.

The Juror: Munro Galloway.

Munro Galloway is an artist based in Redlands, CA. Galloway received a B.A. in art semiotics from Brown University (modern culture, creative arts and the media) and an M.F.A. in painting from Bard College in 2006. He has worked as a critic, translator, and assistant editor at Art Press Magazine in Paris and as a production designer at The New York Times Magazine.

His work was included in the exhibition “Dust: Plates of the Present” at the Pompidou Center, Paris, France, in October 2020. Past solo exhibitions include “California House” at The Tack Room, La Verne, CA; “Chairs Missing” at Studio 10, Brooklyn, NY; “Four Years” at the University of Redlands Art Gallery, Redlands, CA; and “Green River” at Murray Guy, New York, NY. He co-edits and publishes the zine Modern Pizza.

Galloway has taught at Brooklyn College, the Cooper Union, Princeton University, and the School of Visual Arts. He was appointed lecturer in painting/printmaking in 2013. He is currently an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Redlands.

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for RAA member artists: APRIL EXHIBIT~ Spring Blossoms ~ 4-2 to 5-12-22.

Mother Nature has awaken … bring us examples of what she has brought forth after the winter sleep.

The theme of the exhibit is only to stretch your imagination ang challenge you to do something different… NOT mandatory. Bring anything you want to show us!

To maintain social distancing, we are still allowing only 5 artists at a time to bring in your art, so we’re doing it on an 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, March 30for jewelry artists from 11:30 am to 4 pm in half-hour increment appointments.
Thursday, March 31 for table-top and wall art artists from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm in half-hour increment appointments.
Friday, March 14 for table-top and wall art artists from 9:15 am to 6 pm in half-hour increment appointments.

Take-down your art from the last show will be done on your take-in 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,
This form is typeable… just start filling in the blanks and then print it out. Make 2 prints: 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).

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MAY EXHIBIT~ Abstract ~ 5-12 to 6-9-22

Abstract art uses visual language of forms, colors, textures, and shapes to create the art piece. Maybe more of a feeling than a realistic view of the subject. “This art form has as its main objective to provide viewers with an intangible and emotional experience, being completely different for each individual depending on their personality and mood.” Lobopopart.com.

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Questions? Don’t hesitate to call… Judith, Liz, Linda, and Sandy …we’re happy to help.  1-909-792-8435.

Programs & Workshops

PROGRAMS

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.

THIS IS IMPORTANT TO ALL THE ARTS IN REDLANDS

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