Surfboard shaper Jarvis, woodworker Herwegh open Gallery 208 in Manhattan Beach

Kevin Cody, Easy Reader News, December 11, 2022



Third Gallery, a women’s boutique, recently moved from its longtime Manhattan Beach Boulevard location a few blocks south to the former Cotton Cargo boutique location, at 815 Manhattan Avenue. Cotton Cargo, which opened in 1979, closed in June, following the passing of owner Rose Jacobson, at age 94. 


Third Gallery’s original location is now Gallery 208, owned by Spyder Surf owner, surfboard shaper, and artist Dennis Jarvis, and woodworker Chip Herwegh.


The two held a soft opening Friday night with an exhibit of their work, as well as paintings by Zen Del Rio, and resin sculptures by Dave Diaz. 


Jarvis described opening the gallery as an extension of what he has been doing since he began airbrushing surfboards at 15, for board builders throughout Southern California.


“I’ve also worked on canvas throughout my surfboard career. I just never exhibited the art before,” Jarvis said.