2016 - APRIL
Dear Friends,
As you may know, many of us support the work of our local Boys & Girls Club.
Each year they put on a Dinner & Auction which is their major fundraiser, and critical to the very existence of the club.

This year "Bids For Kids" will take place on Saturday, May 7th from 5 to 9pm at the Lake Arrowhead Resort.

They would SO appreciate a few donations of art from us for their auction. This is tax deductible and a very worthwhile connection for each of us, the gallery, MAPS and the CAC.

I'll collect these pieces, with a retail price on the back and your information, on Saturday evening,April 30th before our Gallery Reception.

Thanking you in advance for your support.
Dave Wescott

5th Annual People's Choice Awards Event
April 23 & 24

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Since 2012, MAN Gallery has held an annual People's Choice Awards.

Promotion of this event by Mountain News has enabled its success and is greatly appreciated. Reviewing last year's results, we had a total of 358 ballots submitted, not counting the patrons who just wanted to look at the art and not participate.

This viewing of the art, in fact, was one of the event's goals realized. Patrons expressed how much they enjoyed taking a closer look at the displays and, in so doing, their involvement made for a greater appreciation of all the art forms.

Spring Artists Reception
April 30
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Join us on April 30th from 6pm to 8 pm at the MAN Gallery for our monthly Artist reception.


20% discount on art work for the evening. Light refreshment will be served.

Artist of the Month: Mary Reider
Mary retired from nursing in 2010 and, with her husband, Larry, and her Chihuahua, Stretch, moved from San Diego to become full-time Lake Arrowhead residents. Mary began taking art classes about a dozen years ago, and has become quite proficient with acrylics. Her works range from abstract to landscape, from automobiles to farm animals, and anything else that might strike her fancy. Most of her art is created in her home studio, where she occasionally invites children and adults to join her in learning and creating.I hope you enjoy my images.
Artist in the News: Mountain Artists Contributing to Our Community

Rebuilding Together is an organization on our mountain consisting of local Real Estate Agents, contractors and craftmen who donate their time and resources to repair the homes of residents who otherwise are not able to or can't afford to make the repairs themselves. Typically six to eight homes are rehabilitated each year. The "Christmas in April" dinner and auction will be held at the Country Club Thursday evening April 7th to raise money for the projects. On April 30th groups of 30 to 50 people will gather at each house to make the necessary repairs. Mountain Arts Photographers will be at the homes to document and support the work.
Mountain Arts Photographic Society - Annual Photo Contest - March 15, 2016 to May 30

The Mountain Arts Photographic Society (MAPS), and The Mountain Arts Network (MAN), in Lake Arrowhead are co-sponsoring the Second Annual Mountain-wide Photographic Competition. The theme of the 2016 competition is "Mountain Spirit". Entrants are invited to submit images of subjects that form the spirit or life of our Mountain. 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). Download entry forms & rules, send an email to MAPSPhotoContest@gmail.com.
Art Class for Children
from 10am-11:30am

for any of these classes. Additional info on flyer.

02/20: Dye a Shirt Without Dye - $15 materials included (Ruth Woods)
02/27: Collage on Fabric - $15 materials included (Ruth Woods)
03/05: Jewelry Bracelets/Key-Rings - $15 materials included (Ruth Woods)
03/19: Explore Chinese Brush - $15 materials included (Alma Borcuk)

04/02, 04/16 & 04/23: Drawing from the Imagination - $45 materials included (John Arthur)

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

for any of these classes.
Additional info on flyer.

02/20: Dye Silk Without Dye - $20 materials included (Ruth Woods)
POSTPONED - 03/05 & 03/12: Printmaking II (Dave Wescott)
03/19: Chinese Brush - $20 materials included (Alma Borcuk)

04/02 & 04/16: Explore Drawing - $30 materials included (Brian Harris)
04/23: Batik on Canvas - $20 materials included (Ruth Woods)
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
Email: artloftart@gmail.com
Website: artloftart.com

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 sp

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