Featured Artist: Katie Plies



Award-winning photographer Katie Plies was born and raised in Fullerton, California. In 2006, a move to the San Bernardino Mountains dramatically changed her future. Katie discovered her ability and passion to capture the extraordinary beauty of not only her local environment but the world through her eyes.

Once a moment is captured, it is forever still and available for generations to see. Every moment has a story and the on-going mission of Katie is to tell that story. Katie’s love of film began in childhood when a 35mm film camera was passed down to her. Throughout the years her love of photography never faltered.

Katie focuses on allowing herself to be found within as each shot occurs. Using conventional film and digital formats, her mantra is: To create is to exist, without creation there is only stagnation. Katie’s art is fueled by an unremarkable need to share the beauty that the world has to offer and to evoke feelings upon its viewers.

In a short time, Katie has gained recognition throughout the United States for her images. As a full-time artist, Katie is an active member of Professional Photographers of America and Nikon Professional Services. Katie welcomes inquiries regarding photo shoots, collections, publications, and image licensing requests.

Once a moment is captured, it is forever still and available for generations to see. Every moment has a story and the on-going mission of Katie Plies is to tell that story.

See more of Katie Plies' work here.



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AT THE GALLERY

Mountain Artists Studio Tour
Saturday, July 1st
$25 Donation per person
Included is a Gallery Reception on
Friday, June 30th 4 - 7 PM


PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!!

Tickets are on sale online, in the Gallery, at the Lake House in Cedar Glen, and at the winery on the day of the tasting.
Tickets are limited. To avoid disappointment, don’t delay.


Thirteen local mountain artists are opening their studios to the community over the 4th of July weekend. These painters, photographers, ceramicists and jewelry artists graciously open their homes and studios to the public to see how they work their artistic magic! You will be able to watch artists at work and ask questions about their art. It is a wonderful time to take budding artists or simply artist fans to see other artists' studios and work.

Included in the fee is a reception at the Mountain Arts Network (MAN) Gallery in the Village on Friday, June 30th from 4-7 pm.

On July 1st you can travel at your leisure from 10 am - 5 pm on Saturday selecting the artists you want to visit. Several of the artist's studios are also open on Sunday, July 2nd. Each artist provides snacks and beverages for the guests to their studios.


Wine Tasting at
Sycamore Ranch Vineyard & Winery

Dart Canyon Road - Crestline, CA
on Sunday, July 2nd 11AM - 3:30 PM
Tickets $25 / Adults only


Tickets for the Wine Tasting at Sycamore Ranch are on sale at the Gallery and at the winery on the day of the event.
A majority of the proceeds will be donated to the MAN Gallery
which provides art classes for the community.

 

AT THE GALLERY & COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER
SPRING PAINTING WORKSHOP
Starts April 10, 2017 - every Monday for 9 weeks

Brenda Lee Gibson, Instructor
Monday's 10:00am to 3:00pm - All levels welcome, beginners as well
Community Art Center, Lake Arrowhead Village
Cost: $40.00 per 5 hour class or monthly $160.00

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
PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP

Starts July 10, 2017 - every Monday for 9 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
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop for Photographers

Tuesday, June 20th, at 6:30 pm, and for the next 7 Tuesday evenings

John Hummel is starting an 8-week class, “Introduction to Adobe Photoshop for Photographers”. Beginning on Tuesday, June 20th, at 6:30 pm, and for the next 7 Tuesday evenings after, John will take an interactive approach to teaching participants to post-process their digital images using the highly-acclaimed Adobe software product.

John will cover a large range of techniques to take raw images from the camera to a finished image for use digitally or outputted to a printer for a final image the participate will be pleased to display.

Students will need to bring a computer to the classes to work through the lessons. Each week the participant will receive a detailed handout outlining the techniques taught that evening.

The tuition will be $15.00 per week. The class will be held at John’s home in Running Springs if there are less than 6 students. It will be held in Lake Arrowhead if there are 6 or more enrollments. The class will be limited to 10 students maximum. For more information or to enroll for the class, please contact John Hummel at qcctek@gmail.com or call him at (909) 867-2041.

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)
1st WEDNESDAY NIGHT:

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.

News Release: Mountain-wide Photo Contest
The Mountain Arts Photographic Society (MAPS), and The Mountain Arts Network (MAN), in Lake Arrowhead are co-sponsoring the Third Annual Mountain-wide Photographic Competition. The theme of the competition is “The Faces of the Mountain”. All entries must have been captured here in the San Bernardino Mountains. The images should contain subjects that tell a story about the faces that make our mountain communities unique. It is up to you to decide what “The Faces of the Mountain” means for you. The competition will run from May 1 to July 1, 2017. 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.

There are several cash prizes being offered. 1st prize - $300.00, 2nd prize - $150.00, 3rd prize – $75.00, One runner-up prize of $50.00, Two honorable mention places.

This year we are adding a new award, “The Margaret Spiess Memorial Creative Achievement Award” for the photographer whose images reflect the most creative approach to the theme. The winner will receive a plaque to recognize this achievement.

All winners will receive a certificate acknowledging their win and a matted print of their winning image.

Entries will be evaluated based on adherence to the theme, artistic appeal, content and photographic skill. The decision of the panel of judges is final.

The winners will be announced at a special reception at the Mountain Arts Gallery in the Lake Arrowhead Village in August, 2017 with the time and date to be announced.

A flyer, the contest rules and instructions and an entry form can be obtained at the Mountain Arts Network Gallery, on the waterfront in the Lake Arrowhead Village, and by download from the MAPS website at www.mountainartsphoto.com. For additional information, questions or to request a set of forms by email, email MAPS at MAPSPhotoContest@gmail.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.
"PASSION FOR PAINTING" PAINT N' SIP PARTY!
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!

BEGINNERS WELCOME!!! and ENCOURAGED!
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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