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RAA News November 2012

Members’ Holiday Party

The Redlands Art Association is hosting it’s First Annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 1st at the gallery from 7:00-9:00 PM. Members are invited to drop in, view the new show, enjoy some holiday treats and visit with fellow artists. Bring your friends. It will be a perfect time to do some holiday gift shopping.

Stop by the gallery and sign up to attend and select a treat would would like to bring/share. For those interested, we will also be having an ornament exchange. Simply bring in an ornament, we’ll place it in a bag and then those participating will select a bag with a surprise ornament in it.

There will be lots of food and lots of FUN. Please sign up early and plan to attend.

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Ornaments Take-in

A special take-in FOR CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS ONLY, will be on Friday, November 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members may bring in up to ten ornaments to hang on our tree, to sell during the holiday season – through the December show (no member fee). Make sure items are clearly marked with price and artist name.

Art on State Street

Stroll among the  ART-ON-STATE-STREET!

Redlands Art Association’s semi-annual outdoor show will be happening Sunday, November 18, downtown on State Street in front of the RAA Gallery and Art Center.  The block of State Street between 6th and 7th will be closed to vehicular traffic with our artist’s wares on display along the sidewalks.

“ART-ON-STATE-STREET” is aptly named for this event.   Like Market Night, the artists will have their tents, tables, racks and standards lined up State Street with easy pedestrian walking down the middle of the street.  Both fine arts and crafts will be offered out on the street and in the Gallery at 215 E. State Street.  The event is one day only, Sunday before Thanksgiving, November 18 between 9 am and 4 pm.  Rain Date is Nov. 25, the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Open to all artists, with a discount on the fee to RAA members.  The artist’s sign up sheet is at the Gallery now with an information sheet for details on the event.

For more information, call RAA Gallery & Art Center, 909-792-8435.

RAA Member is a “Cover Girl”

Well…her art is!

Textile artist Candy Glendening has been busy this year, writing articles for different “Quilting Arts” magazines, a total of 7 in 4 different publications.

She was extremely surprised and honored to see that her 3-d Holiday Row Houses grace the cover of this year’s “Quilting Arts Gifts”!

For more information, see her blog post.

Candy Glendening, Website

Nominations for Programs and Workshops

Additional help is needed to coordinate adult workshops and Tuesday night programs. This involves hiring the presenters and making all related arrangements. We are actually looking for individuals to work on a committee that oversees all adult classes and workshops. In addition, we need help with setting up and taking down our tables and chairs on program nights. If you may be interested, need more information or wish to nominate someone for these positions please contact Gail Brownfield, or 909-793-8889.

Where To Find That Special Gift?

We recommend visiting the Redlands Art Association. Located in downtown Redlands on State street, we offer a variety of unique, one of a kind gift ideas. We have beautiful paintings, incredible ceramics, amazing pieces of glasswork and stunning jewelry. You find something for everyone on your gift list. Consider a gift of an art class for your children, or maybe a a gift certificate for a program or workshop for that special someone. You may want to go all out and give them an art class and cooking class in Paris by signing up for our April trip to the City of Lights. Whatever your budget the Redlands Art Association has a gift to fit.

We encourage you to participate in Redlands Small Business Saturday, Saturday, November 24, 2012. The Redlands Art Association is happy to be a participant in this event. Visit downtown Redlands and enjoy our city.

Randy Hill, Executive Director


Redlands Area Artists’ Holiday Studio Tour

There will be a holiday studio tour on both Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9 from 11 am to 4 pm (please note, Shane Keena’s studio will only be open on Sunday). 7 local artists, including RAA members Gail Brownfield, John Brownfield, Muriel Dolemieux, Aïda Schneider and Candy Glendening, will open their studios to share their process with interested art lovers. They will also have work available for purchase, just in time for holiday gift giving!

For more information see postcards in the gallery or this website.

I hope to see you there!

Aïda Schneider


Now you can…The Redlands Art Association will be visiting the City Of Lights in April. Join us as we enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful and romantic city. Your trip will include airfare, hotels, many meals, entrance and private tours at several famous museums, an art class, cooking class, a private guided tour of Louis XIV, the Sun King’s, Palace of Versailles and so much more. You’ll also visit Monet’s gardens, enjoy a boat ride on the Seine, dinner atop the Eiffel Tour and, of course, a visit to the famous Moulin Rouge. You won’t want to miss this unique travel opportunity to visit one of the world’s greatest cities.

For more information or to sign up visit the Redlands Art Association or contact Randy Hill at (951) 905-4400.

Randy Hill, Executive Director

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