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.
Member artist Diane Cochran, exhibiting brilliant pastels of stunning coastal visas, and natural wonders of our area; together with CHAC artist Ling-Yen Jones, featuring fine jewelry with themes harking back to the exotic Edo Period in Japan, and her gorgeous, contemporary jewelry of semi-precious stones and precious metals. Numerous other new work pieces by our collective will be shown also during the month.
We know when we're in small town America if 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 first theaters in line 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 for the film distributors. Here is a link to a You-Tube edition of last spring's big screen production in our theater.
We have added an "Artist's Videos" page to our website. We plan 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. Our winter hours starting in February will shorten to Friday through Sunday, 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. Leave a message on the answering machine outside of the normal business hours. We look forward to hearing from you.
Note: any unsceduled monthly slots will be filled after arrangements with candidate artists are completed. Details for any receptions or exhibit categories remain to be worked out for some of the future months. Check back when planning your weekends or trips to our area.
Jan. 5 - 30th
CHAC artists: Diane Cochran, pastels, and Ling-Yen Jones, jewelry, will show a complete offering t of their latest work.
Feb 4 - 26, Reception Feb. 4, 5 - 7 PM
Carol Lilian, visiting artist: painter, jeweler, and CHAC artist Barbara Fast, textiles, felts, baskets, sculptures
Mar 3 -27
Visiting artist Doric Jemison-Ball, ceramics
Almost Fringe Show,
May 5 - 29
Visiting artist, Nicole Ponslerm, painter
June 2 - 26
Visiting artist Bruce Jones, painter/sculptor
July 2 - 24
Visiting artist Wendy Bailey, wall/floor art; CHAC artist Nicole Kalieber, fashion accessories-repurposed/painted leather
Aug 4 - 28
CHAC artist Barry Semegren, woodworking
Sep 1 - 25
Visiting artist Joanne Leary, talismanic jewelry
Dec 2 - 29
Holiday Gift Show on second Saturday
FINE WOODWORK ART
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.