August 6: Summer Reception "Picturing a Perfect Summer" - 6pm
The reception will feature several special events, and be at the Mountain Arts Gallery on the water in the Lake Arrowhead Village between the Chamber of Commerce office and the Belgian Waffle.

Two of our outstanding artists will be doing demonstrations of their painting technique and process. The "demos" were a great hit at the spring reception. Plus, a demonstration of "Wet Plate" photography by Mountain Arts Photographic Society member, Brian Watkins.

Wet Plate photography was a technique developed in the 1800's and was used extensively by Matthew Brady and other photographers during the Civil War. The process involves coating a glass plate with light sensitive material and then exposing it in a custom built view camera. Brian will photograph someone during the reception and then share the process of developing the image in a special portable darkroom he created.

The Mountain Arts Photographic Society will be announcing the winners of their annual photography contest. The theme this year was "Mountain Spirit". The chosen images will be unveiled and awards and certificates will be presented to the winning photographers. The winning images will be on display in the window of the gallery for the week following the reception. As always, there will be great refreshments, food and conversation.
Come join us for a great evening of art and socializing.
Featured Artist: Sandra Charleboisoe

Sandra loves impressionism with its interaction of light and color. She paints mainly in oil, demonstrating a free style with her brush. Using a full spectrum, colorful palette she is influenced by French and American impressionist painters.

Balancing her background in landscape painting, Sandra has developed a passion for painting intimate portraits of personality bears with their many moods. Her latest series, fondly called "Sandy's Bears", is a fun interpretive encounter about a young bear visiting her back yard and her fascination with these beautiful, lumbering creatures. The colorful paintings call up the viewer's imagination to view each bear's personality. Sandra has great fun painting, and never knows how the bears will turn out on the easel, as they develop a life and personality on their own. Sandra is currently creating a book using her personality bear artwork and telling their story.

Sandra lives in Lake Arrowhead, California. She loves the dramatic changes of the four seasons and the abundance of wildlife and beauty. Sandra earned a Bachelors of Arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles, and a California Teaching Credential. She taught for several years and raised a family of four children. She resumed her passion for painting after her children had grown. She is a member of Plein Air Artists of Riverside (PAAR), Redlands Art Association, and Mountain Arts Network. Her paintings can be viewed at the Mountain Arts Network Gallery located in Lake Arrowhead Village and The Wild Coyote Gallery in Big Bear.

Please contact the artist to inquire about the original oil paintings. You may visit to view more original artwork.

We are pleased to announce our new schedule of SUMMER ART CLASSES for kids and adults in our Community Arts Center beginning of June 4th through August 20th.
Most classes are offered on Saturday mornings and afternoons and all include materials.
“Mommy and Me” is offered on three consecutive Thursday mornings starting June 9th.

Please bring a friend and join us of these new and exciting offerings! Registration is available on this website and PayPal can be used for your convenience.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Art Class for Children - Saturday mornings (generally)
from 10am-11:30am

for any of these classes. Additional info on flyer.

NOTE: Call the gallery at 909 744-8450 for the number of the instructor to see if the class minimum was filled.

07/02: Self Portrait Collage (ages 8-12) - from 10am-11:30am $20 materials included (E. Borcuk/V. LaVers)
07/16: Create a Shirt with Sharpies! (ages 8-12) - from 10am-11:30am $20 materials included (Ruth Woods)
07/23: Collage on Fabric (ages 8-12) - from 10am-11:30am $20 materials included (Ruth Woods)
08/06: Decorating a Keepsake (ages 8-12) - from 10am-11:30am $20 materials included (E. Borcuk/V. LaVers)
08/13: Wool & Felting for Kids (ages 8-12) - from 10am-11:30am $20 materials included (Ruth Woods)
08/20: Color on Silk (ages 8-12) - from 10am-11:30am $20 materials included (Ruth Woods)

Art Class for Adults - Saturday afternoons
from 1:00pm - ending time vary - see registration for more info

for any of these classes.
Additional info on flyer.
NOTE: Call the gallery at 909 744-8450 for the number of the instructor to see if the class minimum was filled.

07/16 & 07/23: Drawing Foundations - from 1pm-3:00pm $30 materials included (Brian Harris)
07/30: Amazing Felting Techniques - from 1pm-3:00pm $20 materials included (Ruth Woods)
08/13: Batik on Silk with Wax - from 1pm-3:00pm $20 materials included (Ruth Woods)
08/20: Dyeing Silk Scarves - from 1pm-3:00pm $20 materials included (Ruth Woods)

4th Annual Mountain Artists Studio Tour
Friday - Sunday: October 21, 22, & 23, 2016

On October 22 & 23, 2016 you will get the opportunity to tour the studios of over a dozen local artists, who create their works of art in their home studios.

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Studios are set up in extra bedrooms, living rooms, lofts and some in spaces built especially as an art studio.

Price includes: Wine & Appetizers Reception
Friday, October 21st from 5:30 pm - 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 (Oct. 21st) and on tour day (Oct. 22nd) for $20.
Don't miss this very special tour!

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

- please contact Jon Olson if interested in attending

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. Bring a lunch (or not), and bring your art stuff! No formal instruction; an opportunity to mingle with artists. We will provide coffee and an occasional model!

Please contact Jon Olson for additional information. 909-338-6567

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 - Sumi-e & Chinese Brush Painting
Alma Borcuk, Instructor
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Teens & Adults

Alma Borcuk is offering her Sumi-e and Oriental Brush Painting class for older teens and adults on Wednesday afternoons, 2pm to 4pm. Location varies if 6 or less students. See Alma's website for more details. 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.
Phone# 909-336-9289

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.

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