Dolphin Gallery: The Winter Exhibit

Dana Petersen & Chuck Petersen

Watercolors & Waterfowl Carvings

Saturday, December 5 through January 31, 2021.

The Dolphin Gallery and Gift Shop


The Final Weekend!

The Dolphin’s Winter Exhibit features the creative works of

Dana Petersen & Chuck Petersen

“The Winter Exhibit”, continues at the Dolphin Gallery in Cypress Village, Gualala in January. The gallery’s new location has gifts, jewelry, wood, paintings, prints, photography, textiles and more. The gallery is open Thursday through Monday, from 11 am to 7 pm.

“The Winter Exhibit” includes the works of  Chuck Petersen and Dana Arden Petersen. Special thanks to the Petersen family for sponsoring 2 months of rent for the Dolphin Gallery!  These are VERY generous artists – THANK YOU!

Chuck Petersen’s hobby has been carving waterfowl and shorebirds off and on for over twenty-five years. For Petersen, an appreciation for wildlife art and the beauty of an individual feather was all it took to motivate him to pursue this art form.  Guidance from a number of notable wildlife artists (including Jim Sprankle, Vern Jones and Del Herbert) all contributed to his winning many blue ribbons at exhibitions from San Diego to Sacramento. Petersen will quickly tell you that “to take a block of wood, draw a pattern, carve and paint a bird is not only a great hobby, it is also good therapy.”

San Francisco-based artist Dana Arden Petersen was born in Monterey, California and grew up in Contra Costa County with summers spent in Gualala and Lake Tahoe’s North Shore.  Her fondest childhood memories are of exploring the streams, creeks, abandoned barns and heritage apricot orchards that proliferated the hills near her home.  She has always liked to draw, and earned a BA in the Practice of Art from UC Berkeley. Upon graduation she moved to San Francisco to work in the business end of the art world. In 2008 she decided to pursue her passion for painting full-time. Her watercolors have been selected for many juried shows and clearly emanate joy and peace, and reveal admiration for the natural world.  She explores native flora and fauna on her morning walks near Glen Canyon, where encounters with coyotes, hummingbirds and red-tailed hawks are commonplace.

The Dolphin Gallery and Gift Shop is at 39114 Ocean Drive, Cypress Village, in Gualala’s Uptown Gallery District. Regular hours are Thursday through Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Information is at 707.884.3896 and at The exhibit ends Sunday, January 31, 2021.


Ornament Artists from December exhibit:

Paula Haymond, Colette Coad, Patricia Callegari, and Mark Guthrie.

These artists will add another dimension to the Dolphin, with watercolors, wood sculpture, waterfowl carvings and holiday ornaments. This variety of art forms will bring even more color and texture to the exhibit as we enter the holiday season.

Patricia Callegari has been entertaining herself with art since childhood. Originally self-taught, and painting in her spare time for more than a decade, she returned to college to formally study studio art, art history and gallery management. After graduating from the College of Marin and Sonoma State, she worked (1990-1995) as an art consultant for a Los Angeles-area gallery. She returned to the Bay Area in 1996, opening a gallery in Sausalito, later expanding to St. Helena and Healdsburg. Retiring from the galleries in 2015, she now devotes her energies to studio work, operating a part time online art store, and working in a lovely little studio in Sebastopol. Small works are her passion, having developed several quirky, playful lines made from art glass, clay and folk art on wood. “I treat my ornaments and other small 3D works as miniature colorful sculptures.”

Colette Coad’s love is glass. After a very busy and fulfilling career in management consulting, she traveled extensively in North America and Europe while raising a family with her husband. After she moved to the coast and was retired for a while, she rediscovered glass. “It is not only my medium, it is a source of great joy and sometimes great frustration.  I started eight years ago with a class on glass fusing.  I fell in love.  I bought a kiln and some glass (enough to fill a stand holding eight pieces).  I now have two kilns, five stands and two crates of glass.  Yes, I do love glass.”

Berkeley based artist Mark Guthrie has been working with glass for about ten years.  He firmly believes glass to be one of the most frustrating, as well as beautiful art mediums and that “its magic has everything to do with the light – the way it reflects, the way it shines through”.  He is a co-creator of the East Bay Glass Guild, a member-based glass working space in Berkeley, whose mission is to foster the glass arts.  Though stained glass, including kiln-fired stained glass painting, is his “true love”, he frequently creates kiln-fired art glass objects, as well.  He finds nature to be his greatest inspiration and muse. His beautiful and colorful ornaments will enhance any holiday display, and many of them are suitable for displaying year round.

Paula Haymond grew up in Indiana and earned an undergraduate degree, a Master’s in psychology and psychometric assessment and a Doctor of Education in counseling. Her career included time as an administrator at a Houston children’s hospital, and later in private practice, specializing in vocational rehabilitation and neuropsychological testing.  In 2010, Haymond began working full time as a wood turner/sculptor, fulfilling a lifelong love of crafting and woodworking. She continues to be acknowledged for her innovative and unique style of wood sculpture. In late 2017, she and her partner of 35 years moved to the northern coast of California. 

There will be extended hours for the exhibit’s opening, Saturday, December 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The Dolphin Gallery and Gift Shop is at 39114 Ocean Drive, Cypress Village, in Gualala’s Uptown Gallery District. Regular hours are Thursday through Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Information is at 707.884.3896 and at The exhibit ends Sunday, January 31, 2021.

We’re open from 11 am to 4 pm daily, Dress Warm. We’re following safe protocols, along with fresh pacific breezes, doors open, one family pod per room, phone orders & curbside pick up 707-884-1138