Check the attic, the closet and the garage for gently-used wall art pieces and donate them to the Attic Art Sale to help raise funds for art education in Redlands. Sponsored by the Redlands Festival of Arts (RFA) and the Redlands Art Association (RAA), the Attic Art Sale is a two-day art event with over 300 pieces of art that might typically be purchased in a gallery, but at bargain prices that could yield some lost treasures.

The sale opens Friday, March 1, with a $25 per person cocktail party preview sale, 5:30 to 8:00 pm, at The Museum of Redlands (MOR), 700 Brookside Ave.  The collection opens to the public on Saturday, March 2, from 8 am to 3 pm.

Event organizers are seeking donations of wall art, which can be dropped off until Thursday, February 28 at the offices of Lois Lauer Century 21 Realty, 1998 Orange Tree Lane, from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.   

Art donors with questions should call Shirley Harry: 909-214-7179 or email her: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For general information or to purchase preview sale tickets, call the RAA at (909) 792-8435.

Shirley Harry, Event Chair, said, “This is a wonderful opportunity to edit your wall art collection and share art that you’ve enjoyed, but no longer have a place to display.  Best of all, you’ll be helping us raise badly needed funds for arts education programs.”

People often call the RAA and the RFA to ask what they can do with inherited artwork or pieces that they’ve purchased and no longer want.  Unfortunately, Harry says that it’s harder to sell art on the secondary market than one might think.

This fun event offers art lovers an opportunity to donate their artwork to a local charitable organization for a potential tax deduction. Art donors will fill out a donation form listing the artwork and its value, but will need to consult a tax professional to comply with IRS rules.

Claremont McKenna College's commitment to supporting our local Inland Empire non-profits expands this year through a new certificate program. This program will be facilitated by the Kravis Lab for Social Impact, a new office on campus. Some of you may know us from when we were under the Kravis Leadership Institute umbrella. We are excited to launch this program as one of our inaugural Kravis Lab community offerings.


Often when non-profits provide products and services, they define their impact by the execution of services, how many people they have reached, how many products used or other quantifiable evidence of service delivered. But is that impact? Kravis Lab defines impact as the effect or influence of one person, thing, or action, on another. This program asks non-profits to see beyond the number of people they have reached, and explore and identify the existing ways in which they are transforming the lives of those people and/or their communities because of their interventions.


This spring we are hosting a 4-workshop series to help non-profits implement tools to track their impact: Tools for Research & Evaluation Design – Making the Case for Funding. These series of workshops will support local non-profit and community-based organizations to design and implement a research and evaluation strategy that evidences the impact of their missions. Every month NPO/CBOs will learn a variety of tools for impact measurement, how to frame the story of their impact, and how to use it for influence, fundraising, recruitment and support. The final workshop will feature a funding panel who will help participants understand their funding evaluation criteria and guide them through developing a succinct framing of their impact strategy.

  • Workshop #1: Feb 9 - Understanding Research and Evaluation Design – What Approaches are Right for Your Mission?
  • Workshop #2: Mar 9 - How to Deploy the Model for Social Change – Designing Community Based Participatory Research Plans
  • Workshop #3: April 13 - How to Use Secondary Data to Inform Your Research and Evaluation Plans
  • Workshop #4: Jun 5 - How to Explain Evaluation to Funders – A Funders Panel and Poster Presentation on Research and Evaluation
WORKSHOP 1 info:
Feb 9 from 9am-2p
Bauer Founders Room
500 East 9th St
Parking next to building
Lunch will be served

Interested participants are welcome to come to one or all workshops. In order to receive a certificate in the course, participants must attend all 4 workshops. 


Please feel free to share with your networks in the Inland Empire. 



We hope you'll join us!




Don't miss this important professional development opportunity for Arts Educators and Administrators.

Two day workshop on the New CA Arts Standards presented by the CA Arts Project

Download the Registration form below.




Auditions for Our Town will be held at Redlands Footlighters 11/26 & 27 at 7 PM.

Redlands Footlighters Theatre

1810 Barton Rd, Redlands, California 92373

If you are unable to make either night you may message me for an appointment. Rehearsals start 12/3 through 12/20, then break until 1/02/2019 for the holidays. Performances start i/26/2019 and run on weekends through 2/24/2019. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. If you are unfamiliar with the show, there is an excellent film of the Lincoln Center production with Spaulding Gray as the Stage Manager.

Cast of Characters:
Stage Manager (age and gender open) The host of the play and dramatic equivalent of an omniscient narrator. The driving force behind the action.
George Gibbs (20s to play from teen to 30s.) A decent, upstanding young man.
Emily Webb ( 20s to play from teen to 30s).George’s next door neighbor, then fiancé, then wife.
Dr. Gibbs (plays 30s-40s) The town doctor and Civil War expert.
Mrs. Gibbs (plays 30s-40s) George’s mother.
Mr. Webb (plays 30s-40s) Emily’s father and publisher and editor of The Grover’s Corners Sentinel.
Mrs. Webb( plays 30s-40s) Emily’s mother. Seems no-nonsense at first.
Mrs. Soames (age open) A gossip
Simon Stimson (age open) The choirmaster, an alcoholic and tragic figure.
Rebecca Gibbs (12-14) George’s younger sister.
Wally Webb (12-14) Emily’s younger brother.
Howie Newsome (age open) The milkman.
Joe Crowell, Jr.( teen) The paperboy
Si Crowel (teen) Joe’s younger brother
Professor Willard (age open) a professor at the state university.
Constable Warren (age open) A local policeman
Sam Craig (age open) Emily’s cousin.
Joe Stoddard (age open) The town undertaker.

Artist Applications Now Open For                            

2019 Redlands Festival of Arts


Redlands, CA–October 22, 2018–Artist applications are open for the 2019 Redlands Festival of Arts, which is a juried art show awarding over $6,000.00 in prizes to talented artists who will come from across the United States over this coming year’s Memorial Day weekend, May 25-26, 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm to exhibit their work in Smiley Park.

            More than 60 artists are expected to participate in this open air, juried art show and compete for honors in multiple art categories.  This festival, for which there is no admission charge, draws thousands of visitors who want to see and purchase a wide range of art, including paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, textiles, metal, wood, ceramics, jewelry, fashion and furniture.

            Interested artists are encouraged to visit  to complete the festival artist exhibitor application form. While there is a booth fee for accepted artists, no percentage is retained by the festival from the sale of their artwork.

            Shirley Harry, Festival Chairwoman, said, “I’m encouraging artists from Redlands, the Inland Empire and Southern California to apply for this juried show.  Our festival visitors love to buy all kinds of art while supporting our student artist grant programs. We also need more festival volunteers to help us.  It’s fun to be a volunteer—just ask me or visit our web site for more info.”

            A family friendly event, the festival includes a Kids Arts Zone with hands-on fun art experiences, a chalk art competition and this year a new youth art exhibit.  The festival also includes special exhibits at the Smiley Library and the Lincoln Shrine along with live entertainment and a food, beer and wine garden.

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            Steps away from the festival there will be more to see and do at Art in the Park, which will be held on the Eureka Street side of Smiley Park adjacent to the Redlands Bowl and Mission Gables House.

Calling All Artists!! 

San Bernardino Arts Fest is coming March 16, 2019 and we would love to see you there. 
If you're an artist, or you know one that should be showcasing their talent, sign up!! 

Applications can be found at



A LAUNCH LA OPEN CALL GROUP EXHIBITION @The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles

August 17 to August 30, 2018

An intersection occurs when two or more paths cross: where cultures, histories, ambitions or chance converge, creating defining moments of decision, denial or opportunity. For some, the paths are riddled with obstacles or even blocked, while the way is smoothed for others. The opportunity is fleeting for some, but can last a lifetime for others. “Intersection” is a call to artists who respond to these diverging and converging courses in their work. This exhibition aims to brings together artists from across Southern California whose practices express components of intersectionality, privilege, choices, culture, chance, or events.

LAUNCH LA, in partnership with The Korean Cultural Center, invites all Southern California visual artists to submit work for a juried exhibition and competition at The Korean Cultural Center, 5505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, August 17 to August 30, 2018.

Call for artists is open! 


Over $300,000+ in awards to artists! 

Call for Entries: Artwork depicting or inspired by Joshua Tree National Park or its cultural history.
6th annual JTNP Art Expo juried exhibition, September 1-30, 2018.
Deadline for entries: Monday, June 25, 2018 (by 11:59 p.m. PT).
Artists may submit up to 3 artwork pieces for the $35 entry fee.
Submit photos of artwork and artist bio at
Artists selected for the juried exhibition will be notified July 2.

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