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.
Regular Gallery Hours are Friday through Monday, 11 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
CHAC has joined the local Point Arena Merchants Association, and the art gallery will be open for the special PAMA designated, extended hours shopping day, as described in the poster. Shop with us this year for your holiday gift giving needs!
You know you're in small town America when the movie theatre bill opens with a short screening of local businesses. Our art gallery is a long standing enterprise in Point Arena, and so we are one of the businesses you will see in a short movie clip before being entertained with one of the Hollywood blockbusters on the big screen. The amazing thing is, we are one of the very early theaters to get Hollywoods latest, major offerings. Our new expensive digital movie projector, purchased with local community donations, is one reason we are a preferred theater. Here is a link to a You-Tube edition of last spring's big screen production in our theater.
Getting down to the special items still needed on your holidays shopping list? Visit the CHAC gallery in Point Arena on every Friday through Monday weekend during December, right up through Christmas Eve (a Saturday). Combine your shopping with a little partying at a special holiday festivities event CHAC is hosting—food, wine, and joy—on Dec. 3, 5 to 7 PM, in our gallery. Gorgeous jewelry items are a specialty within our collective group of artists, including unique, Eastern-inspired treasures by Ling-Yen J., stunning abalone accessories by Deborah T., exotic lamp work bead jewelry by Debbe H., and glasswork jewelry by Mike S. There is a great deal of professional care and pride that goes into these original, one-of-a-kind pieces, all designed and fabricated in the home workshops of the local artists. Major steps include concept, choice of materials, how, progressive stages, integration, and completion.
We have added an "Artist's Videos" page to our website to feature videos showing our artists at work on selected projects in their home studios. Let us know if you like this feature.
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, 11 AM to 4:30 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. 3, 5-7pm: Holiday shopping party
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.
FINE WOODWORK FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS
Visit our gallery in November to see our master woodworking artist, Barry Semegran'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 select 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 of Figured 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 finely constructed table or desk with drawer, called 'Sassy Verses.' Made from a select, beautifully grained slab of natural edge, Curly Sassafras. Priced at $785
Notice the exposed and uniquely finished natural edge of the 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 a selection of fine gifts for your family and friends.