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RAA News November 2013

Art-on-State-Street

Sunday, Nov 24

Get ‘cher calendar and make note to stop by the RAA Gallery on Sunday, November 24 for the annual Art-on-State-Street!  Over 50 member and community artists will be setting out their art for you.  The event is 9 am to 4 pm, on State Street in front of the RAA Gallery at 215 E. State St.  The street will be closed, like downtown Market Night,  to make way for pedestrian traffic.  Find your favorite artist… or make a new one!  Big and little treasures!  For more information, call the Gallery, 909-792-8435.

A tea party to start our 50th anniversary celebrations

Sunday 17th November from 3-5 pm at the gallery.

Past and present members: It would be great if you would like to bring finger food and sandwiches. Cake will be provided.

Would you be available to drive a non-driving member? If so, please call the gallery coordinator and let them know.

A sign up sheet will be in the gallery… either come in and enjoy the current show and sign up or ring the gallery and your name will be added to the list.

 Thanks, Liz Coviello

The Historian in the cupboard.

Thursday Morning Painters

Painters – looking for some studio time? The Thursday Morning Painters hold open studio – an unstructured painting session – on most Thursdays from 9:30-ish am to Noon-ish. Just for fun and conversation and a little sharing of techniques. $1 fee when you attend. Just show up!

Sandy Davies

Celebrating 50 years of the RAA

The RAA officially turns 50 next summer. Ben Rabe was the first president and thankfully there are still some founding and early members to regale us with their stories.

As part of the 50th celebrations I’d like to produce a book using ancedotes, interviews, newspaper cuttings, photos, etc.

If you are interested on being on a committee to undertake the research for the book please contact me either at bizzilizzi7@gmail.com or ring the RAA and leave a message and I’ll get back to you.

Thanks, Liz Coviello

The Historian in the cupboard

Christmas Tree Ornament Take In – November 15 – Same day as regular take in.

This year’s take-in FOR CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS, will be on Friday, November 15, along with the regular gallery take-in.  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.

Redlands Area Artists’ Holiday Studio Tour

There will be a holiday studio tour on both Saturday and Sunday, November 16 & 17 from 11 am to 4 pm. 7 local artists, including RAA members; Muriel Dolemieux, Adele Johnson, 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 to get ready for holiday gift giving!

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

I hope to see you there!

Aïda Schneider

Joint Show: Sotello & Walag

Two local artists whose collaboration goes back some 27 years will stage their first joint show next month, running through Nov. 1-30 at the First United Methodist Church in Redlands, with a reception on Nov. 17 from 2-4 pm. On exhibit will be paintings and ceramics by Ed Sotello (painter, sculptor, poet and ceramist) and color and black-and-white photographs by Steve Walag (photographer, writer and musician). The two artists’ association dates from the 1980s and has included art-producing outings together, mutual critiques and support, trips to museums, and innumerable philosophical talks about art.

Ed is well know at the RAA, where he has taught watercolor painting for about 10 years and is a frequent exhibitor. Steve will be presenting a talk and workshop on photographic composition at the RAA, Nov. 19 and 23.

Approximately 10 framed pieces will be shown by each artist, along with an additional number of Ed’s ceramics. All RAA members are invited to join in viewing the show, and enjoying refreshments with the artists. The church is in downtown Redlands at 1 Olive Street; for viewing times other than the reception, contact the church at (909) 793-2118.

Both artists are also long-time teachers. Ed retired from a 33-year career teaching art at Yucaipa High School. Besides his art classes at the RAA, he has also taught at Crafton Hills College, San Bernardino Valley College, UC Riverside Extension and Patton State Hospital.

Steve teaches photography at UCR Extension, Mt. San Jacinto Community College, and Riverside Community College. He is a former Redlands resident who now lives in Riverside.

WinterFaire & Studio Tour 6

flyer-yellow-Studio-Tour-6-72These dual events are on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 am to 4 pm and on Sunday, Dec. 8 from Noon to 4 pm. “WinterFaire” is a continuation of Mersereau’s 29-year Riverside “WinterFaire” to her new location in Redlands.

Studio Tour 6 features local artists:

  • Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja (Metalsmith-Enamelist & Multimedia)
  • Patricia Rose Ford(Plein Air Pastel Landscapes)
  • Tim Colbert (Glass)
  • Dan Soury (Ceramics)
  • Terry d Chacon (Oil Painter-Plein Air & Sculpture)
  • Joanna Mersereau (Watercolors & Tiles)

all of whom will open their studios to the public.

All art may be purchased, just in time for the holidays and gift-giving. The Studio Tour is sponsored by the Redlands Dog Park, and your support of this event will also benefit their cause.

Joanna Mersereau

Coming Soon: The 2014 Winter/Spring Adult Ed Class Schedule

Watch for its arrival in the RAA Gallery and on the RAA website, www.redlands-art.org

Lori Powell, education chair

Donations needed

I represent two senior affordable housing communities here in Redland, Ca. These communities are operated by ABHOW, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing low cost housing for older adults. We are currently redecorating our communities and are in search of art work from local artists. Due to our limited resources, we lack the funds to purchase the desired art work and are looking to the Redlands community for help. We are accepting art work from all local artists willing to donate to our communities, so long as the art work is appropriate for the residents. For more information please contact Adrian Hernandez at 951-392-6260 or via email: adrianhernan2013@gmail.com.

Thank you,

Adrian Hernandez

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