EVERY Monday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

MAN Gallery Artists and MAN members may enjoy our Community Arts Center workspace and the camaraderie of fellow artists. RSVP Natalie Olson.

"Love 'n Winter"

Winter Reception, February 7th

Enjoy the photos of the artists & their works from the reception.

Oil & Acrylic Painting
Helga Batman-Koplin,
WEDNESDAYS, 9:30-12:30
for 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! or call: 909-336-5785



Sean Joyce, Instructor
TUESDAYS, February 17 & 24
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
This painting class is designed for students of all ability levels. The instructor will provide a demonstration of the subject matter at the beginning of each class and will give individual attention as needed for each student.

Sean Joyce is a classical-realist painter, with surrealist and post-impressionist influences. He experience includes works as a Hollywood animator at Bakshi Productions, storyboard & illustrator at Disney Studios & Columbia Pictures, fantasy illustrator with Tor and Balentine Books, & a matte painter at Lucasfilms Industrial Light and Magic. He was fortunate to win the 1986 James Wilbur Johnston figurative sculpture competition in Washington, DC, at the Corcoran Art Gallery. He later taught anatomy and life drawing, as well as classical painting and sculpture at The Academy of Art College in San Francisco.


Ruth Woods, Instructor
SATURDAY, February 21st
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
(Inclement weather make-up date 2/28)
Ruth brings years of creative experience to hand-made jewelry. Bring your creativity!!

Ruth Woods has been designing jewelry for over 8 years and has been an instructor for many years in glass fusing and scarf dyeing at UCLA Bruin Woods held at the Conference Center here in Lake Arrowhead.


CRAYON MAGIC, Sue Schatz, Instructor
SATURDAY, February 28th
1:30-3:30 PM
Upper elementary through adults.
Through the magic of heat, crayons are transformed into Pop Art. Bring your creativity!

Sue Schatz enjoys painting in watercolor. Her latest interests are barns, birds and people but you will find her painting anything that inspires her! Sue created this fun class with crayon, for everyone to enjoy. "Art can open a new, fresh view of the world...just waiting to be released in a burst of color and light!!"


June 13-14, 2015 9am-4pm
Cynthia Britain (Laguna Plein Air Painter)

June 27, 2015 9am-4pm.
Eileen McCollough

August 15, 2015 9am-4pm
Julia Diller: "Mastering Clouds"

August 29-30, 2015 9am-4pm
Claudia Nice
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.

from JANUARY 10, 2015
with Laura Wambsgans.


Jon Olson Gallery oil painter of maritime, landscape and varied themes will again exhibit his 1/12th scale miniature oil paintings at the annual Morro Bay Miniature Show February 21-22 at the Community Arts Center in Morro Bay, California. For more information contact Jon at or his website:

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.

Even in the winter, cold, and snow, watch for some of our dedicated Plein Air (on site) group of painters doing scenes of our mountains' beauty: Brenda Gibson, Mary Reider, Rick Rotante, Sandra Charlebois, Jon and Nat Olson and usually an assortment of dogs. Those of you interested in joining this brave onsite group email us your contact info and we'll let you know the next outing!


Giving Back

MAN President, Darlene Kraft recently initiated a new program for the artistic enrichment of developmentally disabled adults.

Two watercolor painting classes are scheduled ongoing Thursdays. With the assistance of their Director, Christina Navratil, caregivers from the Mountain of Promise, transport students by vans to our Community Arts Center (CAC). In this well-equipped classroom, the students are guided in their creation of a new watercolor painting each week.

With more than 40 of these disadvantaged adults, dedicated caregivers assist Ms. Kraft with the student's art activities. In addition, one or two Gallery members volunteer weekly to help with each class. Mountain Arts Network is blessed to have this wonderful opportunity to give back to our community.

Mountain Arts Photographic Society
Mountain-wide Photo Contest

February 1- April 15, 2015

Mountain Arts Network (MAN), in Lake Arrowhead and the Artisan's, Etc. Gallery in Running Springs are co-sponsoring the first annual mountain-wide photographic competition. The theme of the competition is "Celebrating life in our San Bernardino Mountains".

Entrants are invited to submit images of what they think is great about living in our National Forest and in our San Bernardino Mountain Communities. Subject matter can include but is not limited to landscape views, wildlife, recreational activities such as skiing, hiking, fishing, etc. and local events. All entries must have been captured here in the San Bernardino Mountains or in our San Bernardino Mountains Communities.

The competition will run from February 1 to April 15, 2015. Entrants will be required to submit an entry form and check or money order for the entry fee. Entrants will be able to submit up to five (5) digital images on the theme for the "per person" fee, of $10.00, ($5.00 for MAPS or MAN members).

There are several cash prizes being offered.
1st prize - $300.00
2nd prize - $150.00
3rd prize - $75.00

Two runner-up prizes of $50.00 each
Three honorable mention places.

In addition, Jennifer Kellum at Artisans, Etc. is offering an additional $100.00 for the best image of a "Rock Formation" here in our mountains.

All winners will receive a certificate acknowledging their win. Entries will be evaluated based on adherence to the theme, artistic appeal, content and photographic skill. The decision of the panel of judges is final.

The winners will be announced at a reception at the Mountain Arts Gallery in the Lake Arrowhead Village in May, and the winning images will also displayed in the Gallery and at Artisan's Etc. in Running Springs, during the month of May.

A flyer, contest rules and instructions and an entry form can be obtained at the Mountain Arts Network Gallery, on the waterfront in the Lake Arrowhead Village and at Artisan's Etc. Gallery at 31976 Hilltop Blvd., in Running Springs.

For additional information, questions or to request a set of forms, send an email to



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