RAA News October 2014

RAA News October 2014

Special Alert for January Shows and Events

This coming January we will be holding a special one-person exhibition in the west gallery for a former member and city engineer, Ray Swanson.  There will be a special reception on Sunday, January 4th from 2 to 4:30 and Swanson’s widow, Beverly, will be attending.  Please mark your calendars, an RSVP will be requested.

At the same time we will be having a modified members show in the east gallery.  Due to space limitation that show will be restricted to a single entry and it should be representative of your best work.  There are no size restrictions but please try to submit a reasonably sized piece so more works can be hung.

During the month there will be two special talks related to the Swanson exhibition and both will be given as ESRI/UR Town & Gown Forums at ESRI.  Hopefully we will have a large number of people visiting the gallery.  I will provide more details in next month’s newsletter.

Larry Harvill,  Chair, Board of Directors

Our Way with Watercolor

Redlands Art Association watercolor students under the direction of Ed Sotello present an exhibit of watercolor media at the First Methodist Church, 1 East Olive Ave, Redlands, Ca.  The show of approximately 20 works will be exhibited from November l to November 30, 2014.  There will be a reception on Saturday, November 15, from 2 to 4 PM.  The teacher and students will be on hand to greet guests and answer questions.

Submitted by Ed Sotello

Mersereau’s “Winterfaire”

Usually in December, “Winterfaire”, an annual exhibit and sale, will be in November, two Saturdays, November 15 and and 22, from 10 to 4 each day.


Joanna will show new half-sheet watercolors and miniatures (4”x 4” up to 5”x 7”). The exhibit will be in her studio/gallery at 1251 East Lugonia Avenue, #37 (Lugonia Fountains), between University and Judson. See more from invitation cards in RAA Gallery, or on her website: joannamersereau.com. Email address: joannamersereau@dslextreme.com


Joanna has been interviewed for a music/art magazine, “Uncle Jam”, a publication which should be out in December. It’s free and according to its creators and editors, Linda and Phil Yeh, sponsors reading and art around the world. Look for it in December, all over Redlands and surounding communities.

Submitted by Joanna Mersereau


Sheila Hansberger’s New Cookbook

Sheila Hansberger proudly announces her latest project, The Better Than Average Apple Cookbook, is now available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. It can also be found locally in Oak Glen at several shops and at the Kopper Kettle in Yucaipa.

Between the early 1970s, and up until 1988, her family owned and operated Snow-Line Orchards in Oak Glen. Says Hansberger, “Since an abundant crop grew right outside our door, I was always on the hunt for new ways to cook, bake, or preserve the fruit. Friends and family joined me in my quest and offered up a multitude of recipes which I compiled into a cookbook.”

The current cookbook is an updated version of an original printing that found its way into kitchens in 1975. That first edition, which immediately sold out, was created by using a mimeograph machine, stapled pages, and a cover printed by Cobb’s printing, where Hansberger worked as a graphic artist at the time.

This year, she revamped that first rudimentary cookbook into a commercially printed edition with a full-color glossy cover. Not only does it contain many favorite apple recipes from long ago, it now includes over thirty apple-themed illustrations spanning Hansberger’s career as an artist, making it a unique collector’s item. To see more of the artist’s work, please visit: www.sheilahansberger.com

Submitted by Sheila Hansberger

Downtown Redlands Artwalk

Sunday, Oct. 26 from Noon to 6pm.

Downtown Redlands Art Walk, featuring the Annual IE Zine Fest, will happen in conjunction with Art-On-The-Street. More artist’s work will be placed around the State St-Citrus Ave-Orange St business district, musical performances and food from the Salted Pig (Riverside) will be at Ed Hales’ Park.


The Redlands Art Association invites you to walk through ART-ON-STATE STREET, RAA’s fall outdoor show on Sunday, October 26, 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. Like Market Night, the artists will have their canopies, tables, racks and standards lined up 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 October 26, between 9 am and 5 pm.


Downtown Redlands Art Walk, featuring the Annual IE Zine Fest, will happen in conjunction with Art-On-The-Street. More artist’s work will be placed around the business district, musical performances and food from the Salted Pig (Riverside) will be at Ed Hales’ Park. Sunday, Oct. 26 from Noon to 6pm.


Plein Air Mini Series

The Program / Workshop Committee has created a mini series on plein air painting.  It started September 23rd with Patricia Rose Ford, a soft pastel artist, speaking on Plein Air Painting. 

Coming October 28th will be Terry d. Chacon, speaking on Luminosity and Color with a Palette Knife.  She will give a workshop on November 1st called Create Plein Air Oil Paintings with Glowing Color and Light, Using a Palette Knife.

On November 18th noted art Historian, Linda Kay Zoeckler, will speak on California Impressionism, the early movement of  plein air painting circa 1910 – 1930.  She will show lots of examples of the works of important artists of that time.

Be sure and put the dates on your calendar!

Submitted by Lori Powell