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.
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.
Our visiting artist will be Doric Jemison Ball II, president of our local NCAG, and a driving force on the local art scene.
Doric has had extensive formal training in the arts, including three years in Austria and Italy, and several years in the U.S., including in Junction City, Kansas, and Oakland, California. His training includes drawing in pencil, charcoal, and ink, focused in German Expressionist design, and in figure drawing. He also does clay and plaster figure sculpture and casting, including in minimalist modern styles, and approaching abstract forms. His drawing, painting and sculpture have often been exhibited in open and juried competitions at the Gualala Art Center, and have won many prizes.
Shown in the photos is a head shot of Doric, and a presentation photo for one of his unique, iconic wall sculptures. Make room in your desk calendar: Mar 3rd, Friday, 5 - 7 P.M., for the evening reception to kick off the show. Food and drinks will be offered in the gallery. Please come join us!
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 of their latest work.
Feb 4 - 26, Reception Feb. 4, 5 - 7 PM
Carol Lilian, a retrospective: painter, jeweler, in an exhibit curated by Jenipher Iversen; also featured in our gallery is CHAC artist Barbara Fast, with a stimulating selection of her multi-faceted art work.
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
Our artists have had ample time this winter to produce many new art pieces, and our gallery has a fine inventory for you to inspect and perhaps purchase for yourself or someone special in your life. Wouldn't it be a fine idea to anticipate an Easter gift occasion? Here are a number of selected items we'd like to highlight for your consideration.
Necklace & Earrings by LYJ. Necklace with semi-precious stones and silver cylinder: $225. Earrings with carved silver crane medallions: $98
Earrings by the Abalone Queen, DT, with crystals and lustrous abalone shell. $65
Earrings by DT, each with triple strand of semi-precious stones and exotic hued abalone shell. $90
Necklace by DH. A kiln-fired lampwork bead with crystal beads. $22
Necklace by DH, with multi-hued, kiln-fired lampwork beads. A fascinating treasure piece. $280
Botanically printed, felted wool scarves, by BF. Rich, luxorious, lightweight and fashionable. $80
Lidded box by BS. Manzanita, with heart & sap curly wood, an exotic treasure chest. $215
American craftsman bench by BS. Made of select California madrone with preserved natural edges. One of a kind. $590