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RAA News April 2012

Change in Take-in Date for April

Take-in for April’s show will be THURSDAY APRIL 26. We will hang on Friday, and thus be ready to celebrate Vintage Redlands on Friday evening.

Pat Meeker

Summer Arts at Dos Lagos

The Shops at Dos Lagos in Corona is inviting artists from southern California to enter this juried visual arts show.  Download the application and information by clicking this link: Summer Arts at Dos Lagos.  Prizes include $1,000 for the Best of the Show, $500 for first place, $400 for second place, $300 for third place and 14 prizes of $200 for honorable mention.  Take in for the show is on May 11th and 12th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  One entry fee is $20 and each additional entry is $15.  Maximum number of entries is three.  A unique feature of this show is that for every dollar an artist spends on entry fees, they will receive a gift card from the Shops at Dos Lagos.

The show is a cooperative effort with the Corona Art Association, the Redlands Art Association, the Riverside Art Association and, of course, The Shops At Dos Lagos.  For more information, visit the website or call the Redlands Art Association at (909) 792-8435.  The show will be open to the public from June 1 through June 30.

Dreaming of Paris

Have you been dreaming of Paris, the City of Lights? Have your thoughts wandered to the most romantic city on earth? Have you been wondering what to do with all your vacation time. The Redlands Art Association has the answer to your questions! Join us for an experience of a lifetime.

RAA is hosting a nine day trip (October 15-23, 2012) to beautiful Paris, France. The excursion includes airfare, hotels, transfers, most meals, entrance fees to museums including private guided tours, a cooking and art class and a boat ride on the Seine. We’ve even included an ice cream cone at the famous Le Berthillon ice cream shop.

You’ll visit The Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay, Notre Dame, the famous Moulin Rouge, Giverny the home of Claude Monet and the home of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette…the Palace of Versailles. You’ll enjoy dinner atop the Eiffel Tower, lunch overlooking Paris at the Musee d’Orsay and dinner at the famous Train Bleu. You’ll have time to explore the city on your own as well. We’ll even visit the Fragonard Perfume museum…the soaps and perfumes are incredible!

You may call our office to register or to get more information. Registration is open now and if you sign up before May 8th you will save $100. We invite you to attend an informational meeting at the RAA gallery on Monday, April 23 at 7:00 PM. Please call our gallery to reserve your seat at the meeting (909) 792-8435. We’ll have refreshments and people who can answer your questions and give you more details about this exciting trip.

I hope you will plan on joining us for this magnificent Adventure In Art!

Randy Hill, RAA Executive Director

Art Lover Passes

The Redlands Art Association recently lost a dear friend and long time volunteer. Joan Jensen passed away on March 27 after a valiant battle with cancer. Joan was not an artist but enjoyed and supported the arts. Joan served on the Board of Directors, including a term as Chairman. She was also one of the founding members of the Margaret Clark Art Education Endowment committee and served a term as Chairman. In addition, she also served on the RAA’s operating committee and was very active in a variety of the Association’s fund raising activities. Ms. Jensen was also very active in her church ans other community organizations.

Joan was very caring and friendly…she will be missed.

Randy Hill, RAA Executive Director

Who Are You?

Often times customers, media representatives and other artists ask for a brief biography of one of our many talented artists. In order for us to give them current information about you we refer to your biography on file. But alas, many of our bios are outdated or missing.

Please consider updating your information and emailing or sending it to the gallery as soon as possible. If you need a little help…simply call the office at (909) 792-8435 and ask for Liz or Randy.

Liz Coviello & Randy Hill

THANKS!!!

Behind every show at the Redlands Art Association Gallery there is a group of hard working, talented volunteers. They are the members of the “Hanging Crew”. They make sure every piece of art is displayed properly, every case is crystal clear and our featured artist’s work is an eye catching display. They spend hours of time planning and hanging each show.

So, on behalf of our artists, our volunteers and our visitors…thanks for all you do!

Gail Brownfield & Randy Hill

Smiley Park Will Become a Gallery for RAA’s Art in the Park

Artists will be hanging their masterpieces on pegboards, A-frames, and trellises. Glassware, pottery, wood crafts and jewelry will be set out to touch. Easy-Ups, canopies and umbrellas will add color and shade. It must be Art-in-the-Park time again!

Open Mother’s Day weekend, May 12 & 13 from 9 am to 5 pm., this is Redlands Art Association’s semi-annual outdoor sale. About 50 community artists and craftsmen will exhibit and sell their work in a variety of media at Smiley Park, which runs beside the Police Annex (old City Hall) on the corner of Vine and Orange Streets, downtown, Redlands. Sandy Davies, from the Redlands Art Association says “This is the best place to find original art from artists you can get to know. And don’t overlook the small pieces of art. I was pleasantly surprised to find a small watercolor in a friend’s motorhome!! She said it made her traveling home more like a real home.”

A Refreshment booth will offer light snacks and a variety of beverages. Sponsored by the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, their proceeds will fund community projects.

Artists are welcome to sign up and get a more detailed information sheet at the RAA Gallery and Art Center at 215 E. State Street, Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm or call 909-792-8435. Membership is not required. Original art only by the artist signing up.

The Redlands Art Association’s Sales Gallery and Art Center at 215 E State St, downtown, displays member=s artwork year round. Open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

Sandy Davies

Edwards Spring Art Show & Sale

You and your friends are invited to come to the

Spring Art Show and Sale with

Janet and Fred Edwards

Friday May 4th from 7:30 -10:00 p.m.

Saturday May 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday May 6th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

At

1314 Del Haven Court, Redlands, 92374

(909) 793-7169

Friday there will be music, wine and cheese and other refreshments.

 The show will feature recent designs, many requested designs as well as several editions that will soon end.

Cards, and our book “Palms to Peaks” also will be available.

COME AND ENJOY THE FUN – BRING YOU FRIENDS

Janet Edwards

Red Dirt Art Festival

Saturday, April 28, 10 am – 5:00 pm (Rain Date May 5, 2012)

Red Dirt Art Festival is a bi-annual event that is now held at Smiley Park which is located on Cajon & Vine St. behind the Police station, (where the RAA has held Art in the Park for years)Since 2005, the Red Dirt Art Festival has been connecting local artists with the Redlands community through outdoor events. Held each spring and autumn, more than 30 artists continue to gather and share their unique artwork that spans across virtually all mediums.

See their site for more information

Candy Glendening

April 5th Riverside Arts Walk Night, John Klure in RCAA Artist Spotlight

Riverside Community Arts Association (RCAA) will have its biennial exhibit “Imagining the Future of Reading 2012” from March 22 to April 21, with reception coinciding with Riverside’s next Arts Walk on Thursday, April 5, from 6:00 pm to to 9:00 pm. The “Reading” exhibit is in partnership with Riverside Public Library, and posters are made from five selected artworks, hung in the Library and placed on sale at RCAA. The Printmakers Network, sponsored by Riverside Art Museum (RAM) will be hosted by RCAA, hanging their prints in association with excerpts from selected poems and other literary expressions, in an exhibit called “Verse to Image.” Current examples of John Klure’s ceramic work, largely functional pieces, will be in the “Artist Spotlight,” an exhibit similar in nature to “Featured Artist” at RAA. The Young Artists Gallery section of RCAA will have a display sponsored by the California Arts Project-Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibit, featuring young Riverside County artists from regional schools.

The RCAA Arts Center is at 3870 Lemon St., a couple of doors south of University Ave. Phone #: 951-682-6737. Beyond Arts Walk Nights (1st Thursday of every month, 6-9 pm), the hours are Tuesday through Saturday, ll:00 am to 2:00 pm.

John Klure

Spring Art Camp News

Spring Art Camp, March 2012, was about Jelly Fish, Sea Horses and much more. One student exclaimed: “I am becoming more of an artist, like my Dad now!”, during a share time. This is why the R.A.A. supports the arts with children, enhancing their creativity with many opportunities. I found out near the end that student Lily (with purple flower), had had Mrs. Saab as her 1st grade teacher at McKinley which was real sweet. Mrs. Saab was one of my Master Teachers when I student taught! That was special to know.

 Gloria Steinweg

News on Home School Group

The Home School group is advancing, with over 3 groups of kids coming from different organizations such as: Sky Mountain, or other faith based groups, or private organizations. These classes take place Wednesday mornings. The students have been very bright, talented, of many ages; and this class has a higher involvement of parents (being Home School).

 Gloria Steinweg

New Artist Photography Service

I am pleased to announce the opening of a new company “theIMAGEis” in Riverside, CA. It has two functions: Photographing artwork, jewelry, and crafts for artists to use as a submission to a juried show (ZAPP and JAS), advertising and promotion, documentation, and web sites. Another capability we supply is the ability to correct, emend, and enhance your own digital images for you, thus saving you time and money. You are welcome to come to the studio and watch as we perform magic with an image.

There is more information at the web site: www.theIMAGEis.com

David Alter

Programs & Workshops

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

PROGRAM Jeannine Sevedra, Oil painting demo Tues. 2-22-22

"A PAINTERLY APPROACH TO LANDSCAPE”

Tuesday, Feb. 22   7 PM   Gallery & Art Center, 215 E. State St., downtown, Redlands

Public welcome – no charge

Jeannine will demonstrate/lecture on a painterly approach to landscape  from start to finish, and the use of the palette knife. Says Jeannine, "I am a studio artist and plein air painter that loves to explore the outdoors as a way to connect with reality and express myself. Nature provides me with endless compositions to paint and countless color combinations to interpret. My passion is transforming the local terrain and habitat into expressive works of color, light and texture. I believe my expressive approach to painting and bold brushwork strives to bring new life and a fresh look to southern California landscape art."

I have been a painter and art educator for the past two decades teaching drawing and painting to children, adolescents and adults. I received formal art training at Otis Art Institute, Parsons School of Design and CSULA  where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art for Drawing & Painting and went on to earn a Master’s degree and Certification to teach Art.  In ‘95 I began teaching at the Visual Arts and Design Academy in Pasadena as the Studio Art Instructor and as an Art Teacher for the South Pasadena High School Summer Arts Program.  In 2003 I began working at Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles as a member of the Adjunct Faculty through 2015.  Over the past 20 years I have also worked as a Restoration Artist in Pasadena assisting with the restoration of fine art for private art collectors, art dealers, artists estates, and museums. Currently I enjoy teaching in my studio as well as being part of the Art Faculty at the Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre.

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.

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