Whale Watch Room Gallery Exhibits

The Point Arena Light Station is pleased and excited to introduce its Whale Watch Room Gallery Exhibit program. The Point Arena Light Station’s 1896 Fog Signal Building houses the Light Station Store, Indoor Museum and Whale Watch Room (WWR). The WWR has been configured as a gallery exhibit space that is intended to host art installations that will periodically change throughout the year. Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. (PALKI) has reached out to both local artists and artists throughout the country to design art installations for the WWR. These installations/exhibits do not need to be Lighthouse themed or related, it is up to the artist to decide on the theme or inspiration that they wish to convey.

30% of the sales of the exhibiting artists’ works will be donated to the Light Station. An opening reception hosted by PALKI and the exhibiting artist will be held on the first Saturday of the exhibit and will include hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Admission to the opening reception is free. Artists interested in presenting a Whale Watch Room Gallery Exhibit can find out all the information and an exhibit proposal form at our Whale Watch Room Gallery Exhibits page.

Inaugural Whale Watch Room Gallery Exhibit

Sandra Martinez Regan

Opening Reception Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Exhibit on display from August 27 through November 27

The Point Arena Lighthouse is thrilled to present its inaugural Whale Watch Room Art Exhibit!  We are welcoming Irish Beach artist Sandra Martinez Regan, who is a painter, art photographer, and philatelic artist from California.   For this exhibit Sandra will be showcasing a variety of original acrylic pour paintings, nature photography from Mendocino County, and some nature paintings in acrylic paint. She is proud to represent the town of Irish Beach, which she calls home and hopes that you will be inspired by her art.

Sandra was born and raised in San Francisco and lives in Irish Beach in Mendocino County. She finds great joy in her photography and is inspired by the works of Frida Kahlo, Vivian Maier, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and her father, the late Santa Fe muralist Ross Martinez.  Sandra can be found with her Nikon D5200 camera in hand and music in her ears in the community being inspired by nature, the movement and textures of hands, the moon, US veterans and military, the beauty of everyday things and everyday people, and her many traveling adventures both in Northern California and Europe. She also enjoys experimenting with paintings and photography.

The opening reception for the exhibit will be on Saturday, August 27 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.  The reception is free to all.

Whale Watch Room Gallery Exhibit

Bruce Jones

Opening Reception Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Exhibit on display from November 29 through March 3, 2023

Artist’s Statement – Bruce Jones, Gualala, California
Website BruceJonesArtist.com

I’ve always drawn and painted. I never tried to make a living doing art, but I always did it for fun and relaxation. So did my parents, and some of my grandparents and great grandparents. I have paintings by many of them.  We sold the Bay Area company I was working for in 2000, and moved to the Mendocino Coast, which was my ticket to do art fulltime. Since then, I believe my art has improved by leaps and bounds.


All of these paintings are watercolors, mostly showing the lighthouse, but also other landscapes and seascapes close to it. The sky and sea change colors and textures all the time, so a lighthouse view from the gazebo is different every hour.


I love being part of this thriving art community. According to a study by the Irvine Foundation, Mendocino County has more artists per capita than any of the other 57 counties in the State, so there are plenty of artists to play with. I show my art regularly at the Dolphin and Discovery Galleries, plus the Artists Collective in Elk, and irregularly at Think Visual in Point Arena and the WhiteCap in Anchor Bay.

The opening reception for the exhibit will be on Friday, December 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.  The reception is free to all.