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

  • A Challenging Year

    Dear Friends— The winter of 2016-2017 was a challenging one in the Eastern Sierra and we are still feeling its effects. It certainly beat 1969, when rivers and streams over-topped dams and debris basins, the stuff John McPhee writes about in his book, The Control of Nature. In January, an ice dam formed on our […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]