Featured Artist: Ruth Woods

I have been a jewelry designer for many years and my work has been on display at the Mountain Arts Gallery since it opened in the Lake Arrowhead Village. I have developed a great love for the glass fusion process because it provides the opportunity for limitless color and design.

Several years ago I decided it was time to venture into another medium besides jewelry. I wanted to continue working with beautiful colors. Silk dyeing was a natural. The silk dyeing process I use results in one-of-a-kind pieces. I specialize in silk scarves and kimonos' where the design possibilities are endless.

It has been a great honor to have continued to be invited to teach glass fusing and silk dyeing at Bruin Woods at the UCLA Conference Center.

I look forward to many more years of being at the Mountain Arts Gallery and creating new work and playing in the mediums I love.

See more of Ruth Woods' works here.


September - December 2016
10:00-11:30am or 3:30-5:00pm
Beginning students in 3rd - 8th grade

Tuition: $75, including materials for each class/all 3 sessions
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Mountain Arts Network is an approved vendor
with Sky Mountain Charter Schools.

We welcome Sky Mountain Charter kids to our classes
Click on Register and On-Line Payment for purchase-order enrollment

Register for one or more classes, choose morning OR afternoon session. Classes are small allowing for individual instruction, subject to minimum enrollment.

Each class meets three times - once a week for 90 minutes
Classes are sequentially organized:
Drawing - Watercolor - Painting - Mixed Media.
Taking all four would provide a great foundation in ART and would prepare the students well for our 2017 classes.

October - November 2016
AM and PM classes
Tuition: varies per number of classes offered
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10/01: Vision It! Capture It! Finish It! - Photography, John Hummel

10/05: Exploring Textiles- Using Silk
- Mixed Media, Ruth Woods

10/08: Basic Drawing Techniques - Drawing, Brian Harris

11/09: Using Alcohol Ink on Tile - Mixed Media, Ruth Woods

MAPS Winners announced
at Summer Reception
- August 6th
by John Hummel, Mountain Arts Photographic Society

Hi Everyone,
We had a great MAN Summer reception on Saturday night, August 6th. Thanks to all the MAN members who participated in the event and helped make it such a huge success.

The culmination of the evening was the announcement of the winners of the “Mountain Spirit” photography contest. A special thank you to Neil Parisi, Barbara Jordan, and Suzanne Klump for judging and to Rebecca Smith for overseeing the vote tally.

And here are the winners:
First Place – Bryan Allen
Second Place – Barbara Bozzo
Third Place – Richard Kershaw
First Runner-Up – Joe Whyte
Second Runner-Up – Jeff Nigro
First Honorable Mention – Melody Edwards
Second Honorable Mention – Bryan Allen
Third honorable Mention(tie) – Tyler Hunt
Third honorable Mention(tie) – Margaret Spiess
Artistic Expression/Creativity – Rob Powers

Congratulations to all the winners. The winning images are up in the window of the Mountain Arts Gallery in the Lake Arrowhead Village uintil the end of the month. Please check them out, they are all wonderful.

To those of you who won and attended the reception your print will be available at the end of the month. If you did not attend, your certificate will be with your print. I will notify you when those are out of the window and available for pickup.

Congratulations to all the winners. Check our website for the spring announcement of next year’s contest.


4th Annual Mountain Artists Studio Tour
Friday - Sunday: October 21, 22, & 23, 2016

This is a 3 day event that begins Friday night with a Wine & Cheese Reception at 5pm at the Gallery where you can meet the artists and pick up your tour tickets from Will Call.

Then on October 22 & 23, 2016 you will get the opportunity to tour the studios of over a dozen local artists, who create their works of art in their home studios.

$20.00 (tax-deductible donation)
Pick-up at Will Call

Price includes:
Wine & Cheese Reception

Friday, October 21st from 5:00 pm - 7:00pm, at the Mountain Arts Gallery located next to Belgium Waffle in Lake Arrowhead Village.

Meet the artists and enjoy the gallery. The reception is included in the price of your ticket and your donation is tax-deductible! Then, pick-up your tickets from Will Call for the Tour.

Tour tickets can be purchased at:

Coldwell Banker in Blue Jay
The Lake House in Cedar Glen

You may also purchase tickets at the reception (Oct. 21st) and at the Gallery on tour day (Oct. 22nd) for $20.

Don't miss this very special tour!

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

- please contact Jon Olson to confirm dates and times

This morning Open Studio Time on Mondays is available at no cost for Gallery and MAN artists to stop by with their materials and work with other artists on personal projects. Bring a lunch (or not), and bring your art stuff! No formal instruction; an opportunity to mingle with artists. We will provide coffee and an occasional model!

Please contact Jon Olson for additional information. 909-338-6567

EVERY WEDNESDAY - Oil & Acrylic Painting
Helga Batman-Koplin, Instructor
9:30 AM -12:30PM - Beginners to Advanced

This is an on-going class with one of our Gallery's most prestigious artists, Helga Batman-Koplin. With over 20 years of teaching, exhibiting, demonstrations, and jurying Helga teaches this class at the Community Arts Center class: "Enjoy the art of oil and acrylic painting".

For high school and up; $35 per class or by the month ($125 for 4- 3 hour lessons). Recommended materials list is available by calling or emailing Helga. Students will learn to produce a painting from beginning to end, from lay out and mixing colors to finish! Contact or call: 909-336-5785

EVERY THURSDAY - Special Needs Adult Class
Darlene Kraft, Instructor

Darlene Kraft welcomes any gallery or MAN artist to help her on Thursdays for a few hours with her Special Needs Class for adults.

Please contact if you can donate any time to help.

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