Featured Artist: Patty McDonald

Well-known Lake Arrowhead artist, Patty McDonald, burst upon the mountain scene
when she painted the "Legions of Angels", a tribute and fundraiser of the Firefighters defeating the 2003 Lake Arrowhead fire. Her vivid, yet realistic colors are her trademark style depicting local scenes. Patty's first woody boat painting was used for the 2006 Antique Wooden Boat Show poster and brochure. She is mostly a self-taught painter and uses bright colors because she is slightly color blind! Patty donates her art to the Morning and Noon Rotaries and other charitable groups. She was honored to donate "The Piper" at the Jeremiah MacKay Fundraiser. Patty is proud to belong to such a giving and friendly community. Her work hangs in galleries and private collections throughout the US and Europe. She even has a giclee print of "The Piper" hanging on a Yacht named The Piper. Patty McDonald hopes you will be the next patron to collect a piece of her joyful art. Web site:

See more of Patty McDonald's work here.

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It is time for the "Give BIG" annual one day drive
to support local charities.

Give BIG San Bernardino County is an online giving day for the benefit of nonprofits in San Bernardino County. Give BIG San Bernardino County engages the community to raise funds and awareness for hundreds of area nonprofits. San Bernardino County charities help to make our region a better place to live, work and play. Please support the nonprofit Mountain Arts Network on November 28, 2017 by participating in "Give BIG" and designating your donation for MAN. For more information go to: https://givebigsbcounty.razoo.com/giving-events/sbc17/home.

Honoring Darlene Kraft
On Wednesday, October 25th MAN network members created a wonderful send off and
Potluck Party to honor Darlene Kraft who has retired from the MAN gallery and network.
There was a great turnout. When Darlene and her husband, Arbe, entered the room everyone stood up and clapped and cheered! There were tears, and a feeling of warmth filled the room.

Darlene Kraft, and Sally Barr found and
created the Gallery as we know it. Darlene
became a board member and then president of the Board of Directors for five years. During those years she negotiated the gallery agreements with the Village, was involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations, created the working schedule for all the artists, still being used. She also found the space that is now the Community Arts Center and inspired many of the MAN artists to turn the CAC into a fabulous art class location. Her
greatest dream and love was created with her
own Special Needs art classes! "They just took
off and are a great success! On behalf of all of the members and directors, all we can say is, Thank you, dear Darlene, for your total caring for our network over all these years.

Mark Your Calendar

Nov . 24, 25 & 26: Holiday Arts and Crafts Show
10 am start at the San Moritz Lodge, Crestline

The annual holiday "arts and crafts" show will be taking place on Nov 24th,25th and the 26th at the San Moritz Lodge in Crestline. There will be a nice range of items for sale there, including jewelry, paintings, fused and stained glass, wood working, quilts, rock art and too many more to mention.

The hours for the show are Fri and Sat 10-4 and Sun.10-3. There will also be food items for sale, and beer and wine in the bar.
There are a few spaces still available. If anyone is interested please contact Joyce Johnson at the Mountain Arts Gallery.

December 2: Gallery Holiday Reception
from 4-7pm


Starts October 9 - November 13, 2017 - every Monday for 6 weeks - download flyer

Brenda Lee Gibson, Instructor
Monday's 8:00am to 2:00pm - All levels welcome

Experience the joy of painting, while learning the principles and fundamentals of fine art. Award winning artist and instructor Brenda Lee Gibson has a passion to paint and share all the knowledge and skills she has acquired and continues to learn. For supply list, Contact at brendaleesart@gmail.com or call 909.534.8868
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

The Mountain Arts Photographic Society (MAPS)

The Mountain Arts Photographic Society (MAPS) meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to about 8:00 PM in the CAC.
The first hour covers MAPS events and features an educational presentation on a photography topic of interest.

Each month a photography challenge is given. The second hour gives MAPS members an opportunity to share their challenge photographs with the group. Constructive comments and suggestions facilitate skill development and personal growth.

EVERY THURSDAY - Special Needs Adult Class
Darlene Kraft and Linda Harlan-White, Instructors

Darlene Kraft and Linda Harlan-White, welcome any gallery or MAN artist to help them on Thursdays for a few hours with her Special Needs Class for adults.

Please contact if you can donate any time to help.
Weekly Thursday Evening Class held at CAC

Enjoy a beverage, and an appetizer as Molly Collins guides you step by step to your own master piece! Girls night out! Date night!
Even Family night available!

This value usually $ 45.00 offered now for $ 30.00
All material included.

This class is offered by appointment on Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm weather permitting. Please call Molly Collins 909 436-8461 to arrange a class session.

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