There will be an election of Directors at the Annual MAN meeting in June,
and there are three open positions. MAN Members in good standing (nominees will
be vetted for standing) who are interested in being on the MAN Board of Directors
must submit their names to Sallie Barr by April 10 to be placed on the ballot.
They may include a two-line statement about themselves to be placed on the ballot
with their name. They may also submit a one-page (8.5 x 11) candidate statement
that will be placed on the website.
At the March Gallery meeting nominations may be taken from the floor with
prior consent of the nominee. The March meeting on 3/25/15 is the deadline to
submit candidate names. At that time, nominations will be closed.
PAINT IT AND TAKE IT Photos
from JANUARY 10, 2015 with Laura Wambsgans.
NEWS ABOUT OUR ARTISTS:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. www.brendaleesart.com
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: RickRotanteFineArt.com.
His bi-weekly article, Artfully Speaking can be seen in The Foothills
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!
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
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
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
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 MAPSPhotoContest@gmail.com.