At the Community Arts Center : COMING SOON: Summer is coming and we are in the process of organizing our art class offerings for kids - teens - adults in the CAC for June-July-August. Please check the MAN website again in the next few weeks for more information and specific details.

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

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.

Please contact for additional information.
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 WEDNESDAY - Sumie & Chinese Brush Painting
Alma Borcuk, Instructor
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Teens & Adults

Alma Borcuk is offering her Sumie and Oriental Brush Painting class for older teens and adults on Wednesday afternoons in the CAC from 2:00-4:00 PM.

Alma will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding enrollment. Contact

Alma Borcuk is a nature artist whose painting style is much influenced by Asian painting techniques. Recently, her focus has been on traditional Sumie 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.

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. It is a very
rewarding way to spend a few hours!
June 13-14, 2015 9am-4pm
OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP with Cynthia Britain (Laguna Plein Air Painter)

While majoring in fine art at Fullerton College, Cynthia was introduced to the Impressionist painters. She continued her studies at UCLA and Putney College of Art in England. Both the French Impressionists and the early California Impressionists deeply influenced the direction and concentration of her work. Europe, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and the Yucatan Peninsula area all locales where she has enjoyed painting, but California holds a special place in her heart.
June 27, 2015 9am-4pm
WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP with Eileen McCollough

Eileen McCullough is a plein air watercolor artist. She lives in Huntington Beach, California and has made her home town her favorite subject matter. Her paintings capture everyday life, hiking through the Bolsa Chica wetlands, dining outdoors and walking dogs in Central Library park. It is the artist’s strong belief that a connection to your subject is imperative for a successful painting.
Her paintings are saturated with bold color and lyrical brushwork.
August 15, 2015 9am-4pm
"Mastering Clouds"

Creating realistic and beautiful clouds in oil takes skill and expertise. In this one day workshop learn the skills you will need to accomplish painting gorgeous clouds, enhancing your landscape and adding further dimension to your work. You will watch a live demo and actually paint your own cloud painting under the masterful eye of Julia Diller. At day's end, you will take home your finished, beautiful cloud painting to frame.
August 29-30, 2015 9am-4pm

Claudia Nice, a native of the Pacific Northwest, attended the University of Kansas, but gained her
realistic pen, ink, and watercolor techniques from sketching nature. She spent over 15 years traveling across North America for Koh-I-Noor/Rapidograph and more recently Grumbacher as an art consultant, conducting seminars, work shops, and demonstrations
at various schools, clubs, shops, and trade shows. Her relaxed, informative method of instruction is geared to put the beginner at ease, and encourage the seasoned artist to new heights.

4th Annual People's Choice Awards

On April 18th and 19th, we had our 4th annual People's Choice Awards. With the help of these gallery members, we had our most successful year of all; Bryan Allen, Delphine Beach, Molly Collins, Graeme Gale, Brian Harris, Victoria LaVers, Patty McDonald, Kelly Pajak, Lee Reeder, Rick Rotante, Vlad Votilla.

Thanks to all who came and cast ballots for their favorite artists. We counted 358 ballots and the 2015 Blue Ribbon winners are.........

Brenda Gibson, Acrylic/Oil
Mollie Collins , Mixed Media
Lisa Cook , Jewelry
Darleen Ortlieb, Glass, Gourd, Metal, Tile & Wood
David Ficke, Photography
Marly Walters, Watercolor

Mountain Arts Photographic Society
Mountain-wide Photo Contest

February 1- April 15, 2015

The MAPS (Mountain Arts Photographic Society) photo contest was a huge success . There are 4 over 40 local photographers who have entered and submitted up to 5 photos each on the theme "Celebrating Life in our San Bernardino Mountains"

The images are being reviewed by a panel of local professional photographers and the winners will be announced at a reception to be held at the Mountain Arts Network Gallery in the Lake Arrowhead Village. The reception will be at 6:00 pm on May 16th and will include refreshments and door prizes. The winners will be announced, the prizes awarded and the winning images will go on display in the gallery window for the balance of the month of May. All MAN members and the general public are invited and encouraged to attend this reception for these talented photographers."

The April MAPS meeting was well attended with 6 new members present. David Ficke did a presentation on photographing flowers with a live demonstration with his camera connected to our video presentation system. The Challenge images for the month were also reviewed. During the month David also taught his free Photography 101 class at the Hotshots Coffee Shop in Blue Jay. The Challenge for the May meeting is "New Blooms" and Bryan Allen will be doing a presentation on "motion where there is no motion". We are also in the planning for a "star trails" outdoor work shop, date to be announced.

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

3rd Annual Mountain Artists Studio Tour
September 26, 2015 from 11am to 5pm

Price includes:
Champagne & Dessert Reception
September 25th from 5pm - 6:30pm,
at the Mountain Arts Gallery.

On September 26, 2015 you will get the opportunity to visit the homes of over a dozen local artists, who create their works of art in their home studios.

Studios are set up in extra bedrooms, living rooms, lofts and some in spaces built especially as an art studio. The participating artists for 2015 are:
Brenda Gibson, oil
Mary Reider, acrylic
Ruth Woods, jewelry, silk scarves
Maureen Stratton, oil
Sandy Charlebois, oil
Pat Davis, oil
RickRotante, oil Cynthia Young, glass, ceramics, paintings
Jon Olsen, oil
Linda White, tile
John Humme,l photography
Neil Kennedy, pottery
Deborah Sposa, textiles

Plan your day NOW! Start at one end of the mountain and visit as many home studios as you can!


Ticket may also be purchased at the following locations:
The Lake House
Prime Properties
Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty

Maps and addresses of the home studios will be available when you purchase your tickets.

Price includes:
Champagne & Dessert Reception
September 25th from 5pm - 6:30pm,
at the Mountain Arts Gallery.

Meet the artists and enjoy the gallery. The reception is included in the price of your ticket!

Tour tickets will be availalbe for purchase at the reception (Sept. 25th) and on tour day (Sept. 26th) for $20.

Don't miss this very special tour!

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