"Deck the Walls"

Please visit the Mountain Arts Gallery this month to see our winter art! Our window is filled with paintings, photos, "artements", stained glass and more depicting winter and this holiday season. Our artists have also added many seasonal pieces on their walls. Deck the Walls celebrates the beauty of the holiday season, the mountains and winter!

New classes for 2015 will be announced
shortly after the holidays.

Remember because of our generous grant from, "The Community Foundation"
this next session of classes will be offered FREE. NO TUITION CHARGE!

For more information call the
Gallery (909-744-8450).

Get into the Holiday Spirit with the return of our Holiday Christmas tree, which will be “festooned” with a variety of fun ornaments that would add variety to your own home decorations. And while you are in the Gallery, consider ”Decking your Walls” with some of our artists’ creations.
Located in R-120, at the bottom of the west side steps, next to LUX nails. Download flyer for class details & age limits and download registration form. Scholarships are available. All classes are taught by credentialed teachers or working artists, with many years of experience in their specific field of fine art, photography, and decorative arts.

DRAWING BASICS & ILLUSTRATION, Kandra Scullin, MFA, Instructor
THURSDAYS, January, 8th & 15th 3:00 - 4:30 PM 2 meetings. 3rd - 5th grade.

COPPER BRACELETS, Ruth Woods, Instructor
WEDNESDAY, January 14th, 3:00-4:30 3rd grade and older. Bring a parent!
(Inclement weather alternate date 1/21, same time) Limited class size. Don’t delay!

MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP, Dave Wescott, MA, Instructor
WEDNESDAYS, January 7th, 2-4 PM & January 28th, 1:30-3:30 PM
This is an open workshop offered to adults who have taken the pastel class previously.
2015 DISTRICT ART SHOW and 3rd Annual Student Art Show
March 27th to April 3rd

The Mountain Arts Gallery invites you to participate in the
2015 DISTRICT ART SHOW and 3rd Annual Student Art Show
The Rim District and Mountain Arts Gallery will host a juried art contest, exhibit and reception for Rim High (and Mountain High) students from March 27th to April 3rd. An opening night reception will be held in the Mountain Arts Gallery on Friday, March 27th at 5:00 PM with awards presentation at 5:30.


Neil Kennedy, our Gallery’s award winning ceramicist will be the featured artist at the “First Friday at the Lake House” in Cedar Glen, Friday, December 5th, 4-7pm. Neil will have functional as well as sculptural ceramic pieces on display that are prized for collectors and perfect for gift giving. You are invited to meet Neil and enjoy some wine and d’oeuvres.

Kandra Scullin,our Gallery’s very talented collage artist has a painting accepted into the Winter Show at the Debra Huse Gallery (229 Marine Av, Suite E, Balboa Island) that opens December 4th with a reception from 5-8pm.

Ruth Woods our very popular glass jewelry and painted silk artist will have her art pieces at the Hillside Farms (in Norco) December 6-7; she will also participate in the Big Bear Hospital “Mall in the Hall” show the first week in December.

Cheryl Chapman will have her fabulous fused glass works at the Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show at the Pomona Fairgrounds, December 5,6,7 ( December 13th, Cheryl will also participate in the 94th Annual Christmas Tree Lane Lighting Ceremony & Winter Arts & Crafts Festival ( Also in December Cheryl will be volunteering time at Covenant House in Los Angeles leading a fused glass ornament making workshop for kids; participants will make ornaments to decorate the facility. Covenant House is a non-profit group devoted to the immediate help and resources for homeless youth in Los Angeles.

Alicia Overton one of our juried artists currently on our waiting list for gallery space but actively involving herself in MAN activities will have one of her paintings in “Artists for Arts Sake” at the Millard Sheets Art Center (Pomona Fairplex) November 15-December 19.

Brenda Gibson, an award winning, classically trained oil painter is offering an 8 week Still Life Oil Painting Workshop at her Lake Arrowhead home studio beginning January 12, 2015. Participants will paint from life, focusing on fundamentals of color, light, values, edges, composition and design. The classes will meet on Mondays from 11am-4pm; tuition is $350 for the 8 week sessions. Space is limited to six students; all skill levels are welcome.

Rick Rotante, another of our MAN elite artists, will hold private oil painting classes at his studio in Running Springs starting Wednesdays in January 2015. Classes will be held on Wednesday mornings from 10am-12pm, with another session from 1pm – 3pm. Classes are $20 per hour per person and can be paid by class or by the month. These classes are limited to two to three adult students per class allowing for more individual attention. All aspects of art are covered: color, value, design and most importantly, drawing. Each student gets the opportunity to work at his/her own pace. Rick enjoys over 40 years experience, painting, teaching and exhibiting. To view his work: His bi-weekly article, “Artfully Speaking” can be seen in The Foothills Paper.

New classes for Winter 2015 are now posted on this website. Remember because of our Community Action Grant, this next session of classes will be offered FREE. NO TUITION CHARGE!

The recent Wednesday afternoon classes in Beginning Painting and Drawing for older elementary school children were well attended.

Dave Wescott reports that posters are up in the gallery and local elementary schools for FREE WINTER CLASSES in the Community Arts Center.
Register soon to avoid disappointment. We will call to confirm your enrollment..

Special thanks for Tristan Miller-Mansey for her on-going support and to Darlene Kraft for her assistance in teaching these classes.

Other CAC special weekend classes are still accepting students for enrollment before the holidays.

OUR SECOND “PAINT IT AND TAKE IT” is scheduled for JANUARY 10TH, 2015 and the instructor will be well known oil painter LAURA WAMBSGANS who has already done a very successful workshop for MAN.

This event will fill up fast with space limited to 20 participants, so early registration is encouraged. Adults only! You can register for this event at the Gallery (909-744-8450).

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