PAINT IT AND TAKE IT Photos
from JANUARY 10, 2015 with Laura Wambsgans.
NEWS ABOUT OUR ARTISTS:
Jon Olson will be exhibiting his latest inventory of original and replica
miniature (1/12th scale) oil paintings at the Greater Southern California Miniatures
Show, Friday (preview 7-9:30pm), January 23, 10-4 January 24 at the Howard
Johnson Hotel (222 W. Houston Ave/
Fullerton, CA 92832 Located at 91 fry and Harbor Blvd).
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
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!
DISTRICT ART SHOW and
3rd Annual Student Art Show
March 27th to April 3rd
The Mountain Arts Gallery invites you to participate in the
2015 DISTRICT ART SHOW and 3rd Annual Student Art Show
The Rim District and Mountain Arts Gallery will host a juried art contest, exhibit
and reception for Rim High (and Mountain High) students from March 27th to April
3rd. An opening night reception will be held in the Mountain Arts Gallery on
Friday, March 27th at 5:00 PM with awards presentation at 5:30.
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
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.