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RAA News November 2010

Special Christmas Tree Ornament Take-In – November 19

A special take-in FOR CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS ONLY, will be on Friday, November 19, during regular gallery hours (10-5). Members may bring in up to ten ornaments to hang on our tree, to sell during the holiday season – through the December show (no show fee). All items must be clearly marked with price and artist name. E-mail questions to Tia Shira at vicepresident@redlandartassociation.org.

Update on 2011 Plein Air Show

Ginger Pena and Evelyn Ifft will be c0-chairing the RAA/RC Plein Air Show in Spring 2011.  We haven’t worked out the details which will come later, as to the theme this year.  Tentatively we will be featuring Redlands’ Historic Homes, a list will be provided.

Redlands Conservancy with Sherli Leonard will be helping with the show and the reception.  It will be a Show-Within-A-Show at RAA the week of April 11-17, 2011.  Take-in will be on Saturday, April 9, the reception will be on Saturday, April 16 to be coordinated with the the Flower Show Reception (time to be announced).  Take-down/pickup will be 4-5 pm on Sunday, April 17, pick-up also on Monday, April 18 during regular hours (sign out at the desk).  We hope for another good turn out then, more details after the New Year.

Submitted by Evelyn Ifft

Mersereau in Zornes’ Book

Joanna Mersereau, longtime student and friend of Milford Zornes, will be in an exhibit of collectors’ paintings and in a book entitled “The Art of Milford Zornes: Friendships & Inspiration.” Joanna will have two pages in the book, one with the image of her painting and the other, a tale of  her “almost murder” of Zornes.

Highlights:

  • Opening reception with artists present, December 12, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • A birthday celebration, January 23, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Closing reception, February 20, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m.

All events will be held at the CCAA Museum of Art located within the historic J. Filippi winery, 12467 Baseline Road., Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

For further information: www.ccaamuseum.org or call (909)463-3733.

The museum is open Friday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

RAA Library Announcement

Yes, I know the Library has been neglected but I now can at least find it again.  There are so many classes going especially in the summer that so much is stored in front of the shelves that I had to wait until later.  We have lots of great books there, many are misfiled but I will try to sort them out.  There are lots of new books I need to process as well as culling out old, torn or uninteresting books.  Those I will put on the top shelf nearest the kitchen for the great sum of $1 per book, payable at the desk.  After 2 weeks I will take the leftovers to the Smiley Public Library.

Now I need you all to check your studio shelves and bring back the books you took home…last month? Last year? Doesn’t matter, just bring them in for others to be able to use. This works on the the honor system! Many thanks!

Submitted by Evelyn Ifft

Should the Arts be Part of Education Today?

“Art classes teach students not only art techniques but also, thinking processes and ways to express themselves.”

  • Natalie Lui, 11th grade, RHS, winner essay contest on Public Schools, the Greatest Freedom.

“Art is an essential of our humanness. Without it, we are less than we can be.”

  • George Riday, past president of Redlands Art Association, and Cultural Arts Commission

“Without the arts, children cannot achieve their full potential.”

  • J. Paul Getty Trust, from The Power of Arts to Transform Education.
  • Does American culture today model the behavior that we want all children to achieve their full potential? I’m looking into establishing a “forum,” inviting any and all participants, for the purpose of opening dialogue on concepts concerning Art as an appropriate community awareness actuation of intent: the intent to preserve the arts as a viable experience in the education of our youth.

    I’ll try to pick a time, or times, to allow as many opportunities as possible for over a two to three month period. No hurry, think about it and I’ll let you know if the opportunities arise.

    Send me your email address (jd.fish@verizon.net)if you want to be added to a list of interested participants.  I’ll keep everyone informed via email or real mail if you ask.

    Enjoy the holidays. John Fisher, Co-Chair Education Committee

    Upcoming Excursion to the Pasadena Museum of California Art

    There is an upcoming excursion planned for Sunday, January 23rd, to the Pasadena Museum of California Art to view “Scenic View Ahead” show.

    Read the write up in Westways Magazine (AAASo Ca Publication) pg. 52-54. The show features watercolors done by prominent California watercolorists who were hired to paint the covers for Westways from  1927 to 1970. Westways was one of the few magazines to use original artist work for the cover.

    We will leave Redlands at 9:00 am.  We will eat lunch in old town Pasadena and view the exhibit from noon – 3:00 pm. Your Cost: lunch, museum ticket $7 (auto club members $2 off), donation for gas.  I will take sign ups by:

    • email: wisdombites.callig@gmail.com (Please include RAA in title)
    • or by phone: (909) 867-9152

    Either way you contact me, please give me your name, telephone/email. I can take four riders. If we have more people we need one more volunteer driver.

    Thanks all…Margaret Spiess

    Hayden Open Studio

    Patty Hayden is opening her Studio to the Public on Saturday, December 11 and Sunday December 12.  Items of sale will be priced lower than usual in accordance with the poor economy.  Come visit and get some “Good Deals”  at 1304 Farview Ln. Redlands (off of Ford Ave.)

    Edwards Art Show and Sale

    Janet and Fred Edwards invite you to their Fall Art Show and Sale in their home at 1314 Del Haven Court in Redlands on
    • November 12  Friday evening, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    • November 13  Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • November 14  Sunday  1:00 p.m. –  5:00 p.m.
    and also a Holiday Show
    • December 11 – 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
    • December 12 – 1:00 -4:00 p.m.
    All are welcome.   Bring a friend. Any questions, please call (909) 793-7169
    Thanks – Janet Edwards

    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