Whale Watch Room Gallery Exhibit - Scott Chieffo

Whale Watch Room Gallery Exhibit - Scott Chieffo



The current Whale Watch Room Gallery Exhibit "The Point-Arena Stornetta Lands and Beyond" features photography by Scott Chieffo and jewelry by Ling-Yen Jones. The exhibit will display from May 18 through September 2.

In the approximately 20 years that he has been living on the Southern Mendocino County Coast, Scott has developed an intimate photographic relationship with its unique landscape. His images capture the subtle beauty of the coast and forests with a highly unique, “painterly” style that emphasizes the quiet solitude of these landscapes.

The focus for this exhibit will be some of Scott’s favorite images captured on The Point Arena-Stornetta Lands over the past several years. The dramatic coastal bluffs, sea arches, and incredible views found here offer seemingly unlimited photo opportunities for both serious and
casual photographers alike. The omnipresent Point Arena Lighthouse as a backdrop only adds to the magic of this extraordinary landscape.

In addition, Scott will be showing a small collection of images taken in other locations along the varied and beautiful coastline of Mendocino County, from Bowling Ball Beach north to Mendocino.

While the vast majority of his artistry takes place in the field, Scott’s technical mastery in the “digital darkroom” allows him to optimize each image digitally so that the finished print matches his original artistic vision. Unlike traditional printing methods, the metal prints Scott is showing for this exhibit are created by infusing dyes directly into a specially-coated sheet of aluminum. This technique creates a vibrant and durable print that is resistant to fading, moisture, and fingerprints.

For the past several years, Scott has shown his fine art photography prints at galleries and exhibits along the West Coast. His work is represented in private collections throughout the United States and beyond. Some of his earliest images taken on the Point Arena-Stornetta Lands were used in the public relations effort to eventually have these lands added as the first
mainland-based unit of the California Coastal National Monument in 2014.

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