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.
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!

batmum1@yahoo.com or call: 909-336-5785


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

4th Annual People's Choice Awards
April 18 & 19, 2015

Stop by and cast a vote for "Best of" in 6 different categories of art:

Acrylic & Oil | Watercolor | Mixed Media
Glass, Gourd, Metal, Tile, Wood | Jewelry | Photography

The event will close with an Opportunity Drawing held on April 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

The ballot that you have cast will serve as your entry for this opportunity drawing to WIN one itme from a selection of works donated by MAN Gallery members. Winner need not be present.



Ruth Woods, Instructor
SATURDAY, April 11, 2015
from 10 am - 12 pm

Your freshly painted canvas will be embellished using fabulous metallic Angelina Fibers. You will be so proud of this piece you will want to frame it and have it hanging. A sample will be in the gallery for inspiration next week. Upper elementary through adult. FREE CLASS. Limit 10 participants.

Resident of Lake Arrowhead for twelve years, Ruth Woods has been designing jewelry for the past 8 years. Gifted in many crafts, she was given the opportunity to learn dichroic glass fusing and was truly hooked. "The possibilities are endless, not only in jewelry design but larger plates and dishes. I have also added a new media, that of hand dyeing silk scarves and other fabric works. Here as in glass work the colors are fabulous and there are so many techniques available to explore".


Kandra Scullin, MFA, Instructor
THURSDAYS, April 16th, 23rd & 30th
FROM 3:30 - 5:00 PM

3 meetings. FREE! Primary grades and up. Learn to paint, using fun & varied materials. This new class will provide group and individual instruction for beginners and young artists of all skill levels.

Kandra Lyn Scullin is a full-time artist and part-time art professor at CSUSB. She holds an MFA in printmaking and drawing and a BA in Art Education both obtained from Brigham Young University. She has taught art in public schools for 7 years (including 2 years at Rim High), and university art classes for the past 13 years ( both University of Redlands and CSUSB). Part of her teaching strategy has always included teaching students how to draw the human portrait and human figure-subjects so important to her own artwork. .


Ruth Woods, Instructor
SATURDAY, April 18, 2015
from 10 am - 12 pm.

A lovely bird house will be covered using foil that has been colored with Alcohol Inks. Stones will go around the base and paint and stencils will adorn the roof. A sample will be in my space in the gallery for inspiration. Upper elementary through adults. FREE CLASS. LImit 10 participants.

Resident of Lake Arrowhead for twelve years, Ruth Woods has been designing jewelry for the past 8 years. Gifted in many crafts, she was given the opportunity to learn dichroic glass fusing and was truly hooked. "The possibilities are endless, not only in jewelry design but larger plates and dishes. I have also added a new media, that of hand dyeing silk scarves and other fabric works. Here as in glass work the colors are fabulous and there are so many techniques available to explore".

Alma Borcuk, Instructor
WEDNESDAYS, April 22 & 29
from 2:30 - 4:30 PM

2 meetings, $45 including materials.
High school - adults.
Learn the foundation of Asian ink wash painting by studying the “Four Gentlemen": plum blossom, wild orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum. While learning the fundamental brush strokes of this ancient art form, students will create masterpieces of their own!

Alma Borcuk is a nature artist whose painting style is much influenced by Asian painting techniques. Recently, her focus has been on traditional Sumi-e and Chinese brush paintings. She studies under premier master of Chinese brush painting, Dr. Ning Yeh who is known for his Emmy Award winning PBS art show and author of several art books.


Board Nominations

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.

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 jonlolson@aol.com or his website: www.jonolsonart.com

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 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 MAPSPhotoContest@gmail.com.



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