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RAA News: September 2011

MCAEEF

At the MCAEEF meeting (Margaret Clark Art Education Endowment Fund, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, Jerry Meeker presided.

  • Gail Brownfield introduced RAA new executive director.
  • The first Classic movie starts Sept. 20 at the Krikorian Theatre (click this link for more info).
  •  A quick overview of scholarship grants over a period of three years was reported on and discussed.
  • Grants were approved by the committee for three applicants: Kimberly Elementary, Michah Chapel and Youth Hope.
  • Janet Edwards’ book “Palms to Peaks” will be signed by the author at the Barnes and Noble Book Fair on Saturday,November 12. There will be art activies for the public on that date.

Ed Sotello 

Loss to the RAA Family

On Thursday, September 1, The Redlands Daily Facts announced that Barbara Morse, supporter of the RAA for many years, died on August 23rd. It stated that she was passionate in her support of the arts and of local artists. One of her many endeavors to support the RAA was to invite artists such as Milford Zornes to demonstrate his watercolor technique at a fund raising luncheon. Barbara and her husband Bob were active on the MCAEEF committee for many years until prevented by health concerns. Their gallery room in their lovely home housed art from many local artists and was treasured.

Barbara is survived by her family: son Robert A. Morse and his wife Mary Lou of Forest Falls: Her daughters, Nancy Morse and partner Casey Cunningham of Santa Fe N.M.; Cathy L. Pounds and her husband Alan; Joanne E. Morse and companion Gene Calderon, all of Redlands, and three grandchildren. If any of you have been close to the family, I am sure that they would appreciate your cards or contacts.

Janet Edwards

Ed Sotello wanted to add:

We were all saddened to hear of Barbara Morse passing. She was an endless supporter of RAA. art education and the arts. She was a great lady and will be missed.

Associated Artists of the Inland Empire 47th Open Juried Fall Show

"Antique Reflections" by Anthony Radcliffe, Best of Show Winner, Associated Artists Fall Show 2010

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER  16, 2011  10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER  17, 2011 10:00 AM- 10:00 PM

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011  11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 Reception and Awards Ceremony

Friday Evening,  6:00 – 10:00

Demonstrations by guest artists throughout the weekend

 VICTORIA GARDENS  CULTURAL CENTER CELEBRATION  HALL

12505 CULTURAL CENTER DRIVE

RANCHO  CUCAMONGA

 For more info, please call 909-989-9904 OR 909-989-2621

Information can also be found on the web: www.associatedartistsinlandempire.org    www.rcpark.com

Co-sponsored by the City of Rancho Cucamonga and the Rancho Cucamonga Community  Foundation

“Body as Art” Photography Show

To all photographer members: the Cultural Arts Commission “Body as Art” photography show is coming up, entries due the day of the show: Saturday, October 22. There are brochures in the Gallery.

There is NO entry fee. There are 3 prizes; $300, $200, $100 for each of two categories;: Black & White and Color

The photos will be of “tattoos” that are tastefully done in all aspects. The point of this show is to look at the history of the art. It is not a promotion of tattooing in any way. The list of criteria are in the brochure. The show is open to all 18 year olds and over. It will be displayed and prizes award on Saturday, Oct 22, 2011 at Ed Hales Park on State Street…unless renovations there are not complete. Posting of new location will be made if there is a move. No submissions are required earlier than that day.

For further info, people may contact the Cultural Arts Commissioner, Tomi Olson, also an RAA member at 909-335-5405.

 Tomi Olson

Friday Night Art Walks

The downtown Redlands Art Walks are now being held the 3rd Friday of each month (9/16; 10/21; 11/18; 12/16). We would love for RAA artists to join us on those nights from 6-9 p.m. (or thereabouts) on State Street between 6th and 7th Streets. They just need to contact Deb Austin-Brecher so she can put them in the publicity and assign them spots.

If you need any more info, please contact me at this email: artburners@hotmail.com or  909.645.5424

Thanks, Deb Austin-Brecher


Candy Glendening Published in Magazine

Textile artist Candy Glendening has had another 2 articles published in a magazine.

These articles are “how to” articles for the 2011/12 Gifts Edition of Quilting Arts, the premier Art Quilting publication. They include a pattern for an iPad envelope, and instructions on how to make a fabric cover for any size journal or sketchbook

For more information, (including a giveaway she is sponsoring), please see this post on her blog.

Candy Glendening

Feasting on the Farm

“Feasting on the Farm” will be held on September 25. This is a “Party for the Necklace” fundraiser for the Redlands Conservancy’s open space efforts. It will be a local farm dinner for 75 guests at our farm and neighboring Powell Farm in San Timoteo Canyon.

Last year, we held a silent auction featuring several local artist’s offerings among other items. We would love to do the same this year, and thought we would ask RAA members (through the newsletter) if they would like to contribute.

For more information, please email Abby Harned at abbyh@roadrunner.com.

Thank you for your consideration, Abby Harned

Rich Lopez, Upcoming Program & Workshop Leader

Our great friend and long time Art supporter/Freelance contributor for the Press Enterprise Newspaper of Riverside has interviewed our next Program and Workshop Artist Rich Lopez.

I am happy and please to be able to share this nicely written article for your enjoyment. click here to read the article

Please come join us to meet Rich Lopez and myself, Antionette Hanson, at the Redlands Art Association, 215 E. State St. Redlands, CA onSeptember 27, 2011. 7 til 9 p.m. (No Charge)

This will be followed up with the offering of a Workshop, Saturday October 1, 9 a.m til 4p.m, $65 members and $70 for non members.

Antionette Hanson, Programs and Workshops

Teen Artists Participate

The Teens Advance in their study, with a fun and successful “Teen Art Camp” with special guest Patty Hayden, and art teacher Ms. Steinweg. Here photos of Teens in Art Camp and other Teen Mania class on Monday night evenings (classes to resume Aug. 29th). Go Teens!

Gloria Steinweg 

Art Camp Teachers Collaborate!

Summer Art Camp 2011 was full of Surprises and fun activities, including teachers such as “Mrs. M.” (Sandra) and “Mrs. Steinweg” collaborating with skills. Ms. Steinweg came in to teach a lesson in Art Camp # 2 where students made Ceramic designs of Hippos with whimsical faces in a cartoon like manner (note photos of returning students Karly L, Andre K.). With Art Camp # 4, teacher Sandra M., came to give a demonstration on the colors for Tie Dying. Ms. Steinweg helped with the tie dying of colors outside while Sandra helped with a Collage lesson indoors.

This was an example of how teachers work together to help out at the R.A.A. These two teachers have worked together for at least 5 years! Yeah for Art Camp, and the Redlands Art Association with another wonderful Summer Art Camp!

Thanks to Mr. John Fisher for his leadership and also to Patty Hayden who set up the Art Camp program running it for many years!

Gloria Steinweg 

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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