Claudia Chapline has been prsenting new California art since 1974. Founder/Director of the Institute for Dance and Experimental Art in Santa Monica, and the Institute for Design and Experimental Art (I.D.E.A) in Sacramento, she established the Claudia Chapline Gallery in Stinson Beach in 1987.
The exhibition spaces include two spacious sky-lit galleries and the sculpture garden. Claudia Chapline presents changing exhibitions of unique new painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, and fine craft by West Coast Artists.
The sculpture garden was created in 1992 in collaboration with Lisa Herbert, H & H Horticulture. Sculptures in various media and styles are set among rocks and native plants with a spectacular view of coastal mountains. In 1999 Claudia commissioned Mark Nichols to create ‘Sea Wall’, the garden entry steel gate fence.
The gallery works with private and corporate collectors. The gallery also sponsors special events, art tours and international exchange exhibitions.