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RAA News October 2010

Art is Cool … Redlands Cinema Classic

Movie update

Our next feature film ‘BRIDE FLIGHT’ in Dutch and English with subtitles will be shown on Tuesday October  12th at 7 PM and Thursday October 14th at 2.30 pm.

Please arrive 20 minutes early to view part 2 of our documercial series titled “Art is Cool” which highlights the wonderful children’s art programs that we fund in our community from the  net proceeds of this film series now in its 11th year!

Added Bonus

Las Fuentes restaurant has agreed to donate 10% of your total bill to MCAEEF when you present your movie ticket stub to them. In addition, you will receive a coupon for 10% off your next meal.

So…keep those ticket stubs, redeem them … and eat a lot!

See you at the movies, Annette Weis

Candy Glendening has article published in Quilting Arts Gifts

Textile artist Candy Glendening has had an article published in Quilting Arts Gifts, an internationally distributed magazine devoted to Art Quilting. This particular article features a group of ornaments made from fabric and peltex (the stiffener found in baseball cap brims) inspired by the shapes of mid-century modern architecture.

These houses will feature prominently in her upcoming featured artist corner, (Dec. 5-26), so you’ll be able to see them in person.

Read more about them on her blog.

Submitted by Candy Glendening

New Education Program Leadership

Greetings, RAA Membership; for those of you who don’t know, I’m now helping Sue Kovacevich with our Education Program. Patty Hayden has created a marvelous, remarkably successful program, bursting at the seams, and is now “turning over the keys” to me. I’m John Fisher and I’ve been a member of RAA for almost thirty years before I “retired” and took a break to do my own Art. I taught at Redlands High School with Pat Fullerton, Bernard Lowery, Bill Larsen and Jim Estrada. Together, along with current RUSD’s Art Dept staffs, I have participated in all aspects of RAA over the years. I worked with Margaret Clark as we began the Education Program for RAA in the ‘70’s; as well as had her as a teaching mentor and friend. I was on the MCAEEF Committee from the beginning until retirement. My school, RHS, created and has hosted the only official “Margaret Clark Gallery,” in Redlands, since 1999. So, I have lots of history and stories to swap with you. It’s good to be back and I’ll do what I can to contribute to our “Vision” for making Art Education available to all facets of our community. With your help and good wishes we can provide a program with equity, appropriateness, professionalism and intent, in honor of Margaret. Thanks for your support.

You may all choose to participate in our “Surveys” and “Art Teaching Strategies Presentations” as we narrow down and focus on our most immediate needs. Currently, I am collecting all the “Art Education” “formulas” that have been passed down through the year to “us” by Margaret Clark’s Legacy. I hope to have an “all RAA” collaboration on creating Margaret’s Teaching/Learning Policies. We’ve already started but will let you know of our meetings. I hope to include all your thoughts and concerns, as we transition.

“Art is Cool.” Young and old in our Community can benefit from both the gallery experience, and on-going learning opportunities. I plan to “bring us all together” for this cause. Email me at RAA Education, and if you’ll be at the “Art for Heaven’s Sake Show,” stop by and say “hi.”

John Fisher

Art on State Street

Sunday November 21, 9 am – 4 pm

The Redlands Art Association invites you to see their ART-ON-STATE STREET. RAA’s Semi-annual outdoor show will be happening on Sunday, November 21, 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 and the artist’s wares will fill the street. ART-ON-STATE STREET is aptly named for this event. Like Market Night, the artists will have their canopies, 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 November 21, between 9 am and 4 pm.

Participating artists are allowed to set their tables, chairs, etc. in front of the gallery AFTER 5PM on Saturday, Nov. 20. Overnight security will watch over them. City regulations prevent us from setting out our “stuff” on the sidewalk except for in front of the Gallery. Retrieve your stuff Sunday morning and set up your area. Artist sign-up sheet will be in the Gallery soon. Sign up for publicity. Entry fee: RAA member $10, non-member $28.

Submitted by Sandy Davies

Art Expo Excursion

If you wish to catch an Excursion ride to the Art Expo in Pasadena on Sunday Oct 24th, email Margaret Spiess at mtnperceptions@verizon.net and put RAA in the heading.  I will be leaving approximately 7:15 am.  I have room for four people.

Submitted by Margaret Spiess

Artists for a Cause

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Sunday, Nov. 15, 10 am-4 pm

“Artists for a Cause” is the inspiration of six local artists who joined their talents to create an annual fine art show and sale to benefit a chosen local charity. This year’s recipient charity is Children’s Fund of San Bernardino County. The Mission of Children’s Fund is to prevent child abuse in our community; to ensure that at-risk children who are abused, neglected, impoverished, or abandoned receive adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical care and education: and to provide equal opportunity for social development for these children. To date Children’s Fund has served over 1.2 million at-risk children in San Bernardino County. The 2010 show includes 20 local artists, including RAA members: Liz Coviello, Candy Glendening, Bruce Humpbert, Adele Johnson and Judith Sparhawk.  It will be held on Sunday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the home of Adele Johnson, 560 Terracina, Redlands, CA. For more information, see their website: www.ArtistsforaCause.com

Submitted by Liz Coviello

New Education Program Leadership

Greetings, RAA Membership; for those of you who don’t know, I’m now helping Sue Kovacevich with our Education Program. Patty Hayden has created a marvelous, remarkably successful program, bursting at the seams, and is now “turning over the keys” to me. I’m John Fisher and I’ve been a member of RAA for almost thirty years before I “retired” and took a break to do my own Art. I taught at Redlands High School with Pat Fullerton, Bernard Lowery, Bill Larsen and Jim Estrada. Together, along with current RUSD’s Art Dept staffs, I have participated in all aspects of RAA over the years. I worked with Margaret Clark as we began the Education Program for RAA in the ‘70’s; as well as had her as a teaching mentor and friend. I was on the MCAEEF Committee from the beginning until retirement. My school, RHS, created and has hosted the only official “Margaret Clark Gallery,” in Redlands, since 1999. So, I have lots of history and stories to swap with you. It’s good to be back and I’ll do what I can to contribute to our “Vision” for making Art Education available to all facets of our community. With your help and good wishes we can provide a program with equity, appropriateness, professionalism and intent, in honor of Margaret. Thanks for your support.

You may all choose to participate in our “Surveys” and “Art Teaching Strategies Presentations” as we narrow down and focus on our most immediate needs. Currently, I am collecting all the “Art Education” “formulas” that have been passed down through the year to “us” by Margaret Clark’s Legacy. I hope to have an “all RAA” collaboration on creating. We’ve already started but will let you know of our meetings. I hope to include all your thoughts and concerns, as we transition.

“Art is Cool.” Young and old in our Community can benefit from both the gallery experience, and on-going learning opportunities. I plan to “bring us all together” for this cause. Email me at RAA Education, and if you’ll be at the “Art for Heaven’s Sake Show,” stop by and say “hi.”

John Fisher

Beware of Emails asking for Money!

Just a friendly reminder. Beware of any email that asks for money – regardless of the reason e.g. for family, friends etc. who may be in trouble. If in doubt try to contact the person to validate the story. Western Union wont let you wire more than $600!

Hackers are out there, trying to get into our email accounts.

Make sure your passwords are a short phrase (two or three words). Substitute a number for a letter and a character for another letter. Don’t use family names or names of pets.

Recently, Liz Coviello’s email account was hacked into and a bogus email was sent to everyone on her contact list asking for money. Her contact list was then wiped. Fortunately she was able to reset her passwords and account settings.

Submitted by Liz Coviello

RAA Tote Bags

There are still RAA bags for sale in the gallery, $6.95 each.

They are made from recycled cotton, leftovers from the cotton mills.

They are ideal for Take In – 19” wide & 14” tall, just right for medium sized wall art, jewelry etc. and shopping.

They will be for sale at Art on State Street. Bear them in mind for a little Christmas gift.

Liz Coviello

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

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