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Coast Highway
Art Collective 

284 Main Street
Point Arena, California

707 882-3616

Showing Works by California North Coast Artists
Gallery and Gifts
ifts and Gallery





Barry Semegran, CHAC's worker of wood in wondrous ways, has just been greatly honored. Jim Lotter, of Gualala wanted to make a gift to the Santa Rosa Symphony, in his father's name, Herb Lotter, so he designed a very special podium for the conductor, Maestro Ferrandis, and commissioned Barry to make it. In spite of Barry's accident he was able to finish the job on time. In October the podium was used for the first time to applause and admiration..

Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Symphony.


The CHAC members taking part in this show are
Mike Sorbelli

Ling-Yen Jones

Deborah Threlkel

Victoria Hodge

Jane Reichhold

and Guest Artist - Jan Maria Chiappa

(Click on the names to see their work)


On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Coast Highway Art Collective will be participating in Mendocino Celebrates American Craft Week.  Mary Rose will be demonstrating spinning wool and Bea Acosta will demonstrate making a pine-needle basket.  If anyone else wants to demonstrate their art, let me know.  ACW events will occur throughout the county.  Brochures are available at the gallery and there is a web page.  Visitors can leave their names in a box at the gallery to participate in a raffle for nice prizes. 

Ling-Yen Jones will be in Gualala at Red Stella's for this event. There will be a discount on Ling-Yen's work. Check out get more details.


CHAC Member

Victoria Hodge

is participating in North Coast Artists Guild

Studio Discovery Tour

Sat, Aug. 31 - Mon Sept. 2
Sat - Sun Sept 7-8
10 am - 5 pm

Do stop by to see Vicki's studio and the exciting new work among her beautiful gardens.


More information in the Tour brochure or


Chac Winners in the Art in the Redwoods
Fine Art Exhibit in Gualala.

Huge congratulations

Arna Means for her "Nude with Two Cats"

which took Best Local Work Award as well as First Place in Graphics!

Ling-Yen Jones took First Place in Jewelry

with "Walk on the Beach"

Gerda Randolph's "Journey" took First Place in Fiber, Textiles

and her other work, "Hide Away" received a Judges Award.



Celebrate the 4th all weekend in Point Arena

See the opening and parade photos.

On Friday July 5th is the Open House reception for

Featured Artists

Deborah Threlkel


Jack O'Rourke

5 - 7 pm. music, food and friends



On Sunday July 7th before and after the Parade

A patio sale of hand-made jewely by

Cynthia MacPeak


Victoria Hodge

showing necklaces and earrings and 'wave' bracelets in glass, precious and semi-precious stones.

10 - 4 pm.

- click on the names to see more about the artist and their work -



Photos now on our Events Page

Judge Bob Hartstock of the "Art for Art's Sake" show gave three prizes of $100. each to:

CHAC's Group Entry "Collective Collaborative"

CHAC's Gerda Randolf's "Eccentricity"

CHAC's Mary Rose's "Coral Reef My Way"


CHAC's Jack O'Rourke's "Fionnula - Woman of the Si"
took Honorable Mention

We swept the prizes!

Go to Gualala Arts Center, any day from 10 - 4, to see the show and the winning entries..

Art for Art's Sake

Opening Reception: Friday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through June 30, 2013
Burnett Gallery
Gualala Arts Center

This special show brings together works from members of our own Coast Highway Artists and those in the Artists' Collective in Elk, and North Coast Artists' Guild for one big show at Gualala Arts Center in Gualala. Do join us for the opening! Who knows what we will bring to this show?




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Bruce Jones is one of our newest members.
See more of his work at this show in Gualala, just east of the Post Office

Saturday, March 2, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Dolphin Gallery exhibit - opening reception:
Bruce Jones
painting & sculpture

Exhibit on display through April 3
Admission is free.


Fort Bragg -- Edgewater Gallery
in pleased to welcome the North Coast Artists Guild (NCAG) for a special month-long show. Paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, textiles, ceramics and other artistic ventures created by NCAG members will be featured at Edgewater Gallery during March.
The special show will open on First Friday, March 1, from 5-8 p.m., at the gallery, located at 356 N. Main St. near the Laurel Street intersection. Light refreshments will be served.

CHAC artists already signed up to display work at Edgewater include Bill Apton, Bruce Jones, Ling-Yen Jones, Brenda Phillips, and Jim Vickery.



Jane Reichhold,
best known at CHAC for beaded jewelry and objects,
will have two sumi-e - ink paintings in

Suiseki / Viewing Stones of California

Opening Reception: Friday, February 1 at 5:00 p.m.
         Presentations: Friday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Exhibit remains through February 24, 2013
Gualala Arts Center

Peter Mullins Open House: Saturday - Sunday, February 2 - 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Friday, January 4, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Arts Center exhibit - opening reception:
Collaborative Art
Exhibition on display through January 27
Admission is free.
CHAC Members in this show are:

Vicki Hodge
Ling-Yen Jones,
Arna Means,
Brenda Phillips,
Jim Vickery,
Bruce Jones


Gualala Arts is using for their ads
of this show is an encaustic work by
Denise Destiny
a childhood chum of Barbara Fast.



Arna Means is having a big show in Gualala


Friday, December 7, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Gualala Arts Center exhibit - opening reception:
Arna Means Retrospective
Exhibition on display through December 30
Admission is free.



Featured Artists

Jane Reichhold and Victoria Hodge
are joining together for a

hbe show

opening reception on
Saturday, November 3,
5 -7 p.m.
In addition, members of the Beads N' Beyond will also be presenting their beaded works along with selected jewelry by CHAC members.

Show is open through December.



Opening November 2, 5 - 7 p.m.
Gualala Arts Center

Memento Mori Exhibit
includes CHAC members

Bill Apton
Arna Means
Julie Verran


Julie Verran at the Blue Canoe

Starting on November 2 the Blue Canoe, famous tea shop in Anchor Bay, will be showing photographs by CHAC member Julie Verran.


Featured Artists

Barry Semegran & Bill Apton

See photos from this event.

Saturday, October 6, 2012 5-7 PM

There will be an opening reception for an exhibit featuring the art of Barry Semegran, Woodworker, and Bill Apton, Photographer.  Following the reception there will be music at the gallery as part of the "Music on Main Street" event during which there will be live music at several venues in town as part of the Hemp, Hops and Harvest Festival..

This opening and exhibit is done in cooperation with American Craft Week - October 5 - 14.

See our Events for the complete brochure with all the participating galleries and a map so you can find them..




Featured Artists

Brenda Phillips & Jim Vickery

Saturday, September 1, 2012 5-7 PM

Stop by the gallery to meet the artists, have a glass of wine and enjoy our community.




Jim Vickery won 1st Place the Oil and Acrylics Award.

Arna Means won 2nd Place in Prints and Graphics.

Bill Apton's photograph won a Judge's Award




Friskie, the gallery cat waiting for your visit.


Featured Artist
Kim Robinson

A retrospective exhibit of the many varied works of Kim Robinson will be held at from Friday, August 3rd through Monday August 20th, to allow friends and admirers of Kim’s a chance to see this rare collection. Everyone is invited to the opening.

Reception Friday August 3, 5 - 7 p.m.

Read more and see the photos. . .



We had this group photo taken at the meeting
May 19th

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l-r Back row: Gerda Randolph, Mary Rose, Barry Semegran, Vicki Hodge, Mike Sorbelli, Barbara Fast, Jim Vickery, William Apton
Front row: Bea Acost, Juanita Rood, Julie Verran, Arna Means, Jane Reichhold.
Norm Fast took the photo.

There are more more photos in the Events page.



You can see photos taken at the opening.




The Members of the

Coast Highway Art Collective

invite you to an

Opening Reception

at 284 Main

Point Arena, CA

Friday, March 9, 2012

5-7 PM







145 miles north
of San Francisco

on Highway One

10-4 PM



Gallery with Members'List


Where you can find other events and activities of our members.

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The folks at Sonoma Coast Art are including our activities on their lovely new web page. We encourage you to keep an eye on them to expand your enjoyment in art up and down the coast..

Manager Barbara Fast
Welcomes You!

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Listen to the Interview
of Barry Semegran
and Arna Means
by Peggy Berryhill
on March 5, 2013.