This is our historic art gallery, located on Highway 1 in Point Arena. The gallery displays finished work for sale by the individual artist members of the Coast Highway Artists Collective (CHAC).
Our mission is to bring you beautiful, inspirational, and local art, at affordable prices, and exceptional quality.
Any special public activities at the gallery, or current regional art exhibits in which work of our members is entered, will be displayed and updated on this page.
We had a wonderful turnout last night for our Selected Artists reception at the gallery for the month of October. Hope you were there! The featured local artists were invited painter Hal Fogel, and one of our own jewelers, Ling-Yen Jones. Besides the scrumptious new art works on display for this featured duo, we hosted a traditional reception food fest for the evening, including smoked salmon, cheeses, crackers, and other delectable appetizers, and a well-stocked beverage bar, tended by our exuberant Mandy Stinson.
Guest artist Hal Fogel (red cap) and wife, speaking with gallery visitors from Sea Ranch, Mike Klein and wife Pam
The ICO newspaper publisher J. Stephen McLaughlin and wife speaking with artist Ling-Yen about her jewelry display
A collection of Ling-Yen's newest work on display this month
One of Hal's dazzling canvases on display
NEW OFFERINGS FOR SEPTEMBER
September is a gorgeous time of year in Point Arena, and for touring the sea bluffs along our nearby National Seashore Monument. It's a great time, too, for spending a little quiet time touring our CHAC gallery, and viewing some wonderful new art, jewelry, woodwork, photography, and ceramics pieces recently brought in by our local artists.
UPCOMING FALL ACTIVITIES AT THE GALLERY
For the month of September we are encouraging all our resident artists to replenish the gallery displays with their latest new works, so please do drop by whenever you are in town with some leisure moments to tour the gallery. Viewing, and perhaps collecting, new art may give a Cape Canaveral boost to one's outlook on life!
For our special program of introducing featured work of selected artists, on October 1st, a Saturday, we will showcase visiting artist, Hal Fogel, and resident artist, Ling-Yen Jones. Hal is a repeat invited exhibitor at the CHAC gallery, and Ling-Yen is one of our founding artists. A lush food and drinks reception for these artists will be provided for your enjoyment while visiting with us that evening.
Many of you will be familiar with the exciting, and stylish jewelry pieces executed by Ling-Yen, especially the clean lines and sophisticated line drawings inscribed in her burnished, sterling silver pendants and earrings. Come see her newest pieces.
Hal's artwork is principally inspired by the Modernist and Early Northern European work of Picasso, Max Beckman and many others. He says he rarely can predict the outcome of a painting, but usually starts with a background and ends up with a face, figure or abstract feeling. It may be a matter of putting down one stroke and spending hours or days of looking at the canvas to decide the next move. Hal relates he is imbued with a spirit of art that attempts to create chapters, stories and fictions in a search for beauty and complexities to define himself to himself.
HAL FOGEL'S PAINTING -- Untitled I
HAL FOGEL'S PAINTING -- Untitled II
Our monthly Artists' Reception for exhibition of new works and visiting artists was held last night. We had a nice evening of delectable appetizers, wine, and some fine art to view and discuss. Many new friends, and regular clients, showed up and made the evening a sparkling event. Here are a few photos of the occasion. Hope to see you at the next event--watch this space for the notice of event when it is finalized.
Join us for our next monthly gallery reception to introduce the new work of featured artists--our own Deb Hull, and guest artist Pam Nelson. Deb's lampwork beads conjure images of exotic trade goods, spread out before you on a Kazakh carpet at a some secret (aka Point Arena) caravan site. Pam's paintings offer rich, impressionistic imagery of bird life and sensual landscapes. Join us for a wonderful evening of art, food and drink, and good conversation.
All art work of the collective is locally created by our members in their home studios. The artists work in multiple media, including painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, glass, textiles, basketry, photography, jewelry, and woodworking. Both classical and contemporary styles are exquisitely incorporated into the works of our award-winning artists.
Our current hours in the gallery are extended weekends, Friday through Monday, 10 AM to 4 PM. Credit cards accepted for purchases. We invite you to contact us at anytime! Use the Contacts page for email, or call us at the numbers listed below. We look forward to hearing from you.
March 4, 5-7pm: Bonnie Belt, Artist/ Clay/Ceramics, with Ellen Joy Whatley, Artist/Photography
April 9, 5-7pm: Jim Vickery, Artist/Painting, Brenda Phillips, Ceramics
May 6, 5-7pm: Sarah Meyer, Teacher Point Arena Charter School Artist, Paintings and Sculpture by Elementary School studentss
July 3: Open all day, including during PA parade, Deborah Threlkel and Bea Acosta, Jewelry/Ceramics, Artists Reception 1 to 4 PM
Aug 5, Reception, 5-7pm: Featured Artists: Deborah Hull, kiln-fired, lampwork glass beads; Pam Nelson, impressionist/nature painter
No formal events; celebrating new and exciting work exhibited in the gallery throughout the month
Oct. 1 (Sat), 5-7pm: Hal Fogel, paintings, and Ling-Yen Jones, jewelry. Also, activities in support of Mendocino County's celebration of American Craft Week
Oct. 31: Open at 6pm, especially for the trick or treaters crowd
Nov. 5, 5-7pm: Miriam Owen, Monotype Prints Artist, with Emma Hurley, a designer of wearable fish art
Dec.10, 5-7pm: Holiday gift show
Note: any unsceduled slots will be filled after arrangements with candidate artists are completed. Check back when planning your weekends or trips to our area.
Featured artists for November will be local guest artist, Emma Hurley, and CHAC artist Miriam Owen. Please join us at the opening reception for an evening of fun, food, and beverages, and an introduction to some exciting new art by these artists.
FINE WOODWORK FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS
Visit our gallery in November to shop our master woodworking artist, Barry Semegren's, beautiful display of fine new fuirniture pieces, and numerous one-of-a-kind lathe-turned bowls, carved jewelry boxes, and wood sculptures. Mendocino County is noted for its woodworking artists, and Barry is one of the best! Here are some selected pieces you will be able to inspect in the gallery:
Some handsome and distinctive entryway pieces for your home. The Hat & Scarf rack with mirror backdrop on the wall is a very elegant piece. The rack is comprised ofFfigured Ash and Black Cherry wood. The overall piece is about 3' x 2', and is priced at $675. The small coffee table in front is called 'Brown Beauty' and is fabricated from California Claro Walnut Burl, including heart and sap woods. It is priced at $995.
A beautifully constructed table with drawer, called 'Sassy Verses.' Made from a select, beautifully grained slab of natural edge, Curly Sassafras. Priced at $785
Notice the exposed and finished natural edge of the natural Curly Sassafras tree forming the front edge of the table. Also note the inserts of black walnut accents set into the table legs. Some really fine work in this table.
A wonderful display stand with a turntable built into the top, priced at $295. You might place almost any of your personal treasures on this turntable as a conversation piece, maybe a sculpted bust, or, in this case, Barry's 'Formal in Claro,' an accessories, lidded box of Tiger Maple with Claro Walnut inset, priced at $285.
Another gorgeous display stand for your home display pieces. Note some of Barry's small lathe-turned pieces on the top shelf that you might wish to consider for gifts. On the left, a Redwood Burl vessel, at $195, and on the right, a Madrone vessel, at $195.
Be sure to drop into the gallery in November and enjoy the holdiday excitment of considering fine gifts for your family and friends.