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 will be hosting activities in our Point Arena gallery during the month of April, and especially on the last weekend of April ~ On Saturday, April 29, at 1 P.M., it's live music with Fast Company; at 5-7 pm it's Keith Abrams Jazz group. Stay tuned for further announcements!
That mind-blowing fringe season is drawing closer. We are planning for an opening reception on Friday, April 28 and on Saturday, April 29. CHAC has invited Blake More and Tim Mueller to perform at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. For later events on Saturday night, we have invited Fast Company, and perhaps Chris Doering will also perform. Inside the gallery, we would love to have new, different, odd, wild, strange, avant-garde, atypical, bizarre, flaky, off base and unusual art or art installations for the event. The affable honcho of our collective invites us to collaborate and come up with something really new and exciting, to take a giant step into the void, out of one’s comfort zone, and thinking outside the box. Give it some thought and let’s see what we all can come up with.
CHAC's "ALMOST FRINGE" for the Point Arena 4Jul2013 Parade. Two of our models posed in body socks for our sketchers riding on the platform of a parade truck.
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!
Mike Sorbelli has installed new pieces of his fabulous cast, kiln-fired, kaleidoscope glass items, including large diameter plate and bowl shapes, suitable for table or wall displays. The refracted light from these pieces is quite dramatic, and some of the items are translucent enough to transmit pleasing back lighting effects. Here are a few of the new items:
Plate. Blue Flowers with purple and yellow field, about 20-in. dia., with table stand
Bowl, with Pale Blue Diamond Array on Yellow Field and blue-green-red rim, about 17-in. dia.
Plate, Blue Flow motif across geometric grid of greens and purples on a yellow field with purple-tabbed rim, about 20-in. dia., and with table stand
These and other large scale kaleidoscope pieces have a price range approximately up to $550. A few smaller items for your consideration are shown following:
Aquarium themed wall plate, about 14-in. dia., $225, or $295 with stand for table display
"Butterfly Lamp" with kaleidoscope glass wings in a vintage 1980 design, $475.
Mike has many more such pieces on display and we hope you will drop by to see the collection, as well as his displays of kiln-fired dichroic glass earrings and pendants. These have been very popular items in our gallery, and are very reasonably priced in a $20 fo $30 range.
Doric's reception was great fun! We hope you had a chance to visit with us that evening. See our video for a brief video of the festivities and a flyby of the art works Doric had on exhibit for this special occasion.
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 Nicolette Kalieber, fashion accessories-repurposed/painted leather
Aug 4 - 28
CHAC artist Barry Semegran, 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