We have a long and dedicated history in the Eastern Sierra. Built in 1945 by California Art Club (CAC) member Robert Clunie, and named after its second owner, Richard Coons, painter and CAC member, Coons Gallery is one of California's oldest galleries and the oldest continuously operating art gallery and studio in the Eastern Sierra. — Wynne Benti, Owner, BFA, BA

  • Wine, Cheese, Books & Art in the Eastern Sierra


    Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association presents: Wine, Cheese, Books & Art in the Eastern Sierra When & Where: Friday, November 13, 2015, 4-6pm at the Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine, California on the corner of US 395 and CA SR 136 Saturday, November 14, 2015, 4-6pm at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center-USFS, on Hwy […]

  • The Dramatic View: Color & Light of the Eastern Sierra

    Mammoth Sunrise ©2015 Robert Vogel

    In 1870 the French painter Edgar Degas said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Though he considered himself a realist, Degas was associated with French impressionism, a style of, and philosophical approach to painting. Primarily using oil paint as the medium, impressionist painters objectively, accurately and quickly capture the […]

  • Mt. Tom from the Old Millpond

    Mt. Tom from the Tungsten Hills, 30x36, oil/canvas, Robert Clunie

    More than 40 years ago, Robert Clunie set up his easel at the old Millpond, north of Ed Powers Road. The view from that location is 360 degrees of beauty, but Clunie chose to face west, towards the Tungsten Hills and Mount Tom, with its massive triangular shape dominating the Sierra Crest. Our friends will […]