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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery

We are a Sonoma County online fine art gallery featuring collectible
well-listed California artists of the late 19th through 20th centuries.
Our website includes large photos of paintings with artist biographies

For inquiries, appointments
or sales
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please call, text or email
707-875-2911
Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com

Linda Sorensen
Linda Sorensen, Pierce Point Ranch, Point Reyes National Seashore
Pierce Point Ranch
Pt. Reyes

available for sale
LindaSorensenPaintings.com

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
March 2024

Painting of the Month
available for sale

Eucalyptus and Farmhouse
Dedrick Brandes Stuber
oil on canvas, 14 x 12
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
call/text 707-875-2911
Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com

Sir Edwin Landseer, Monarch of the Glen, 1851
Treasures from Edinburgh's
Scottish National Gallery


Artist of the Month, Mar 2024

Southern California Impressionist
Dedrick Brandes Stuber
1878-1954


Treasures from Edinburgh's
Scottish National Gallery ... by Daniel Rohlfing

Scottish National Gallery aglow with lights and banners at evening
Scottish National Gallery aglow with lights and banners at evening
In early May of 2017, Linda Sorensen and I vacationed in the UK, with art museum visits in Edinburgh and London. The Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh was most enjoyable. Its deep and impressive collection includes treasures from the Italian Renaissance and the Dutch Masters, and a sizable collection of French Impressionist and Post Impressionists. Many Scottish and British artists were represented, including British painters Thomas Gainsburough, John Constable and Sir Edwin Landseer.

The paintings below are all from the Scottish National Gallery and much of what is written about them comes from the museum's exhibition placards.
Etching showing the Scottish National Gallery with Edinburgh Castle on the hill, looming above
excerpt of an etching showing the Scottish National Gallery with Edinburgh Castle on the hill looming above
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Sir Edwin Landseer, The Monarch of the Glen, 1851
Sir Edwin Landseer's The Monarch of the Glen is one of the most famous British paintings of the 19th century. It encapsulates the grandeur of the Scotland's Highland wildlife and is a symbol of Scotland's independent national spirit. Originally, this painting was planned as part of a series to be displayed in the House of Lords, but was sold to a private collector. Over the years, it was admired and gained fame during the late 19th century when it was reproduced in prints and eventually in the 20th century, it was used in advertising. When this painting was offered to the Scottish National Galleries in 2017 for £4,000,000, a national campaign was created to raise the funds. Once acquired, a four city tour across Scotland was planned so Scots could revel in their new national treasure.
Titian, Diana and Callisto, 1556-1559
Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), Diana and Callisto, 1556-1559
Titian's Diana and Callisto is a mythological work from the Italian Renaissance showing the goddess Diana casting out her attendant Callisto for being pregnant. Later, Jupiter transforms Callisto into the constellation, The Great Bear. The painting is an example of how Titian was a master of the human figure with color and light, and of how he used his fingers as well as brushes to apply the paint. The painting is co-owned by the Scottish National Gallery and the National Gallery in London and is shared for exhibit in both locations.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self Portrait, 1657
Rembrandt van Rijn, Self Portrait, 1657

Sir Peter Paul Ruebens, A Study of a Head, St. Ambrose, 1616-17
Sir Peter Paul Ruebens, A Study of a Head, St. Ambrose, 1616-17
Rembrandt van Rijn, Self Portrait. Rembrandt probably produced more self-portraits than any other artist in history. Over the course of his painting career, his self portraits record changes in his appearance over more than 40 years. This portrait done in the late 1650's was a difficult time for him as he was declared bankrupt. He was forced to auction his grand house, his extensive art collections and studio effects.

Sir Peter Paul Ruebens' portrait, A study of a Head, is of St. Ambrose, a fourth century archbishop of Milan. He was banned from the cathedral by Emperor Theodosius after the massacre of his subjects in Thessalonica. Ambrose demanded Theodosius repent for ordering of the massacre and when he did not repent, barred the Emperor from receiving the Eucharist. Rubens created this portrait using a live model. He kept paintings such as this in his studio and reused them for reference when creating other paintings.
Jan Van der Heyden, View of Colgne with Carthusian Church and St. Pantaleon, 1650-55
Jan Van der Heyden, View of Cologne, Germany, with Carthusian Church and St. Pantaleon, 1650-55
Dutch painter Jan Van der Heyden, while on an extended visit to Cologne, made drawings of the city. When back in Holland, he created View of Cologne, with Carthusian Church and St. Pantaleon. The figures in this early work are probably by another painter, Adriaen van de Velde with whom Van der Heyden collaborated frequently. This painting was allocated to the National Galleries of Scotland by HM Government. They acquired it from a citizen who gave up this painting in lieu of the inheritance tax he owed.
Alexander Nasmyth, Princes Street, Building Site of the Royal Institution, 1825
Alexander Nasmyth, Princes Street, Building Site of the Royal Institution, 1825
Considered as the founder of the landscape painting school of Scotland, Alexander Nasmyth was fascinated with architecture, design and engineering. In Princes Street, Building of the Royal Institution, he captures in epic fashion the dynamic transformation of Edinburgh into an sophisticated urban center. The construction to the right is of the Royal Institution Building, a center of the city's burgeoning cultural life.
Thomas Gainsborough, River Landscape with View of a Village, 1748-50
Thomas Gainsborough, River Landscape with View of a Village, 1748-50
Thomas Gainsborough is considered one of the most important British artists of the late 18th century. He painted quickly with easy strokes and a light palette. He found great satisfaction creating landscapes. He was a founding member of the Royal Academy. River Landscape with View of a Village is described as the Great Cornard village in Gainsborough's native Suffolk, but is now thought to be an imaginary scene.
John Constabe, The Vale of Dedham, 1828
John Constable, The Vale of Dedham, 1828
Henry Raeburn,  Rev. Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch, 1790's
Henry Raeburn
Rev. Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch
, 1790's
The Vale of Dedham shows an area close to Constable's home. He painted many scenes of this area. In 1821, he wrote to a friend, "I should paint my own places best." This painting shows a water mill on the River Stour. The village of Harwich and the Stour estuary lie beyond.

Rev. Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch, aka The Skating Minister is one of Scotland's best known and beloved paintings. Rev. Walker was a friend of Henry Raeburn. He was minister of the Conongate Kirk, and a member of the Edinburgh Skating Society. They usually met on the frozen lochs of Duddingston on the outskirts of Edinburgh. This is a very large painting.
Frank Edwin Church, Niagra Falls from the American Side, 1867
Frank Edwin Church, Niagara Falls from the American Side, 1867
John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, 1892-93
John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, 1892-93
The National Gallery of Scotland has a couple of paintings by Americans.

Frank Edwin Church's spectacular scenes of America were immensely popular in Europe during the late 19th century. Niagara Falls from the American Side was exhibited to great acclaim in Paris in 1867 and a year later in London. Frank Edwin Church was a central figure in the Hudson River School, and is best known for his large landscapes with an emphasis on realistic detail and dramatic light.

John Singer Sargent was an American by birth, but only because his parents were American. He was born in Florence, Italy, and lived as an expatriate most of his life. The last 24 years of his life, he kept his home in Chelsea in London. He traveled widely throughout Europe, the Middle East and America. He was exceptional at painting in watercolor, but his focus professionally was painting oil portraits. Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, today is one of his best known portraits. Lady Agnew's confident straight no-nonsense gaze shows strength, while the lavender sash gives her an undeniable regal quality. In person, this painting is most striking.
Claude Monet, Boats in Harbour, 1873
Claude Monet, Boats in Harbour, 1873
Claude Monet, The Church at Vetheuil, 1878
Claude Monet, The Church at Vetheuil, 1878
The Scottish National Gallery hosts numerous paintings by French painters, including the impressionists and post impressionists. Boats in Harbour is an early painting by Claude Monet. Previously, it was thought to be a scene of Honfleur, but recent research points to Le Havre, the port city where Monet grew up.

Monet painted The Church at Vetheuil in 1878 while he rented a house in this town on the Seine. He remained in Vetheuil until 1881. The church dates from the 13th century and dominates the town.
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Berthe Morisot, Woman and Child in a Garden, 1883-84
(Believed to be of Berthe Morisot's daughter Julie Manet and her nurse)
Berthe Morisot was a well established French painter. While still in her twenties, she participated multiple times in the Salon de Paris and the annual exhibition of the Academie des Beaux-arts. She was born in 1841, a year after Claude Monet. In 1874 at the age of 33, she joined the other rejected "impressionists," Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley for what is now known as the First Impressionist Exhibition. Woman and Child in a Garden shows Berthe Morisot's daughter Julie Manet with her nurse.
Vincent Van Gogh, Head of a Peasant Woman, 1885
Vincent Van Gogh, Head of a Peasant Woman, 1885

Post Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh is among the most famous painters in Western Art. In a feverishly crazed short career, he created over 2,100 works, including 860 oil paintings. His colors were bold and dramatic with impulsive and highly expressive brushwork. Suffering from mental instability, he mangaged to cope, finding art as an expressive outlet. Although he never knew success during his brief life, he left a legacy of beauty and wonder.

One of his earliest paintings was The Potato Eaters, now at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. This is a narrative painting, showing a humble peasant Dutch family having a dinner of potatoes. Head of a Peasant Woman was a study for that painting. Van Gogh used the services of Gordia de Groot as his model, and she appears in both paintings.

Van Gogh was masterful in his ability to depict color. Although the peasant woman's cap appears to be white, it isn't. It only appears white against the darker tones of her face, blouse, and the wall behind her.

Plum Orchard in Blossom, Arles (below) is one of a series of orchard paintings done by Van Gogh which he created while in Arles in Provence. In a letter to his brother Theo, Vincent intended this painting to be an outer wing of a triptych of blossoming trees. In the background to the right is the local gasworks.

Vincent Van Gogh, Plum Orchard in Blossom, Arles, 1888
Vincent Van Gogh, Plum Orchard in Blossom, Arles, 1888
Vincent Van Gogh, Olive Trees, 1889
Vincent Van Gogh, Olive Trees, 1889
While a resident at the asylum at Saint-Remy in Provence, Vincent painted a number of canvases of olive trees. Vincent believed olive trees symbolized the region, and he was drawn to them as they were associated with the story of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Much of this pigment in Olive Trees was applied directly from the tube. The stabbing and swirling strokes generate a feeling of agitation, compounded by the steep sloping hill in which the trees are rooted. In person, this painting was gripping and impactful. Its energy demanded me to pause for a long moment with awe and wonder.
Edwin Degas, Before the Performance, 1890's
Edgar Degas, Before the Performance, 1890's
Edgar Degas was a ballet fan. He often attended ballet performances at the Paris Opera House, but he preferred to paint scenes of dancers rehearsing or waiting to go on stage. His paintings are compositions from his imagination augmented by his memory. Dancers' many ballet poses offered Degas to explore the human figure in graceful and expressive ways. Before the Performance is a typical example of Degas' use of saturated colors.
Paul Cezanne, Montagne Sainte-Victoire, 1890's
Paul Cézanne, Montagne Sainte-Victoire, 1890's
Paul Cézanne was a transitional artist, bridging Impressionism and Cubism. He took what Impressionism gave him, altering conventional approaches to perspective and the underlying structure of objects in a composition. His repetitive brushstrokes are highly characteristic and are clearly recognizable as his. Critics did not like his work, but Camille Pissarro and Parisian art dealer Ambroise Vollard were among the first to buy his paintings. Later, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso said, "Paul Cézanne was the father of us all."

Montagne Sainte-Victoire is a scene from Cézanne's home in Aix-en-Provence. This hill, just south of Aix overlooks the Valley of the Arc and was one of Cézanne's favorite locales. In this painting, the white ground acts as the equivalent of white paper in Cézanne's watercolor paintings, giving this canvas an unfinished appearance.

The Big Trees is an example of how Cezanne's paintings were transitional from Impressionism to Cubism. The intertwined branches of the trees in the upper third of the painting create a spacial ambiguity, and anticipate cubism. This painting is from the later years in Cezanne's career. During this period he experimented with different approaches with rocks, trees and vegetation as his subjects.

Paul Cezanne, The Big Trees, 1902-04
Paul Cézanne, The Big Trees, 1902-04
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Artist of the Month, Mar 2024
Southern California Impressionist, Dedrick Brandes Stuber 1878-1954
paintings pictured below are available, call or text 707-875-2911 or email, Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com
Dedrick Brandes Stuber The Charm of Old Ships
The Charm of Old Ships

23 x 18 (the Star of India)
Dedrick Brandes Stuber is known for his California landscapes; seascapes, mountain landscapes, and desert scenes.

His atmospheric tall willowy eucalyptus trees in a pastoral setting with a farm, or with a small town with a particular church at their bases or in the distance, have been identified as having been done in and around Elsinore, California in the 1920’s.

He also enjoyed painting scenes of tall ships sailing or in harbors and of blooming deserts with billowing clouds. Like many of the LA artists, he made painting treks to Arizona to paint the Grand Canyon or Monument Valley.

Urban scenes with complex brushwork skillfully suggesting forms of homes and their yards, probably in and around Los Angeles are particularly prized by collectors.
Dedrick Brandes Stuber Eucalyptus at Twilight with gold leaf frame
Eucalyptus at Twilight
20 x 16

Eucalyptus and Farmhouse
14 x 12
Dedrick Stuber Stream in the Moonlight
Stream in Moonlight
13 x 10.25
Dedrick Brandes Stuber Desert Cathedral
Desert Cathedral
20 x 24
Dedrick Brandes Stuber Springtime in the Desert with Frame
Springtime in the Desert
30 x 36
Dedrick Brandes Stuber Silver Morning
Silver Morning
10 x 13
Dedrick Brandes Stuber Atmospheric Sunset Landscape
Atmospheric Sunset Landscape 10 x 13
Dedrick Brandes Stuber Lake and Hils
Lake and Hills
10 x 12.5
The bright colors of his skies and the forms of his clouds are distinctive as well as certain other characteristics of specific types of his works.  A painting with his stylized clouds is in the collection of the Smithsonian and is pictured to the right.

Dedrick Stuber was born in New York, and attended the Art Students League.  He studied with Bridgman (Charles J.), Julian Onderdonck, and Clinton Peters, and was influenced by Barbizon painters Camille Corot and Charles Francois Daubigny.  He moved to California in 1920, but there is evidence that he had made an earlier trip, because there is a 1915 painting called "Silver Mining" in a private collection. He preferred painting plein air at sunrise, when it was cool and shady.

His work resides in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the Pasadena Art Museum, The Fleischer Museum of Scottsdale, Arizona, and the Irvine Museum. 
Passing Clouds, Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum collection Dedrick Stuber, c 1933-1934, 40 1/8" x 50"
Dedrick Brandes Stuber, Passing Clouds c 1933-34
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
His work is associated with the following galleries:  Wilshire Galleries, Barker Brothers, Newhouse Galleries.  He was a member of the Laguna Beach Art Association, the Glendale Art Association, the Painters and Sculptors of Southern California, and the Painters and Sculptors Club. Sources:  AskArt; Edan Hughes books; The Redfern Gallery website
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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery ... Gallery Notes
Bodega Bay's Blue Whale Building New home for Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery

Coming Soon ...Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery will have a new home in Bodega Bay's Blue Whale Building. We will be in the center space, between the Terrapin Creek Cafe and Roadhouse Coffee. We are aiming to open around April 1.


... in and around Bodega Bay
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Showroom Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Showroom
open by appointment in Graton or Bodega Bay
an exceptional collection of late 19th and early 20th century paintings by well listed California artists
(including the Joshua Meador Collection, legendary animator for Walt Disney Studios)
http://www.BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com | Call or Text 707-875-2911
email: Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com

Joshua Meador Mendocino Coast
"Mendocino Coast"
Joshua Meador
Ren Brown
Ren Brown
The Ren Brown Collection
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
707-875-2922 |  rbc4art@renbrown.com
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Linda Sorensen Peak, south of Hopland, CA

Linda Sorensen Paintings

You may meet Linda and view her paintings at her studio in Graton by appointment,
or arrange to see specific paintings at other locations. And Art at the Source open studios is coming up the first two weekends in June 2024. Linda paints colorful and imaginative
landscapes emphasizing design and influenced by abstraction and Post-Impressionism.

LindaSorensenPaintings.com | 707-875-2911

Linda Sorensen at her easel, photo by John Hershey
Dodrill Gallery, Bodega, CA In the nearby town of Bodega ... Dodrill Gallery
17175 Bodega Highway, Bodega CA 94922
Famed photographer, world adventurer and rock climber Jerry Dodrill
and his exceptional photographs
... https://jerrydodrill.photoshelter.com/p/page2 | 707-377-4732
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Jerry Dodrill, Dodrill Gallery, Bodega, CA
In the nearby town of Bodega ... Artisans' Co-op
featuring the talents of local artists ... photography, paintings, textiles, jewelry, ceramic and wood art
17175 Bodega Highway, Bodega CA 94922
... http://www.artisansco-op.com| 707-876-9830
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Bodega Gallery, Bodega, CA Bodega Gallery
in the historic town of Bodega
We are located in the town's original blacksmith shop from the 1850's
and it has been an art gallery since the 1960's. We showcase jewelry, toys, paintings,
kinetic art, and decorative and functional ceramics, vintage ships, art, and antiques.

https://bodegaartgallery.com | 415-515-4665
Bodega Gallery, Bodega, CA
Bodega Bay's John Hershey Photography
Bodega Bay resident photographer John Hershey displays his scenic shoreline and sea life images locally in restaurants, visitor venues and art shows. His 50 year career has encompassed multimedia production, commercial and personal photography, environmental portraiture, and community photojournalism.
John recently added interpretive infrared photography to his portfolio. 
John Hershey Photography Portfolio ... http://www.jhersheyphoto.com
John Hershey Photography Sales ... https://j-hershey-media.square.site

\Jean Warren Sand Harbor
Bodega Bay's Jean Warren Watercolors
Bodega Bay resident Jean Warren says her paintings are reflections
of the places she has lived and traveled.
Jean is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society,
California Watercolor Association and full member of Society of Layerists in Multi-Media.
http://www.JeanWarren.com / 707-875-9240

Jean Warren Watercolor

What's nearby in Sonoma County?
Sebastopol Center for the Arts

IN SEBASTOPOL - Sebastopol Center for the Arts
... see website for on-line activities sebarts.org
home of Sonoma County's Art @ the Source and Art Trails
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  707.829.4797
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hursdays through Sundays 10:00am to 4:00pm

Corricks Kevin Brown
Corrick's Keven Brown
IN SANTA ROSA
Corrick's Art Trails Gallery | http://www.corricks.com/arttrailsgallery
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | Contact:: http://www.corricks.com/contact-us

Corrick's has been a Santa Rosa Treasure since 1915,
a downtown stationery store serving as the community's "cultural hub."
Corrick's has long supported local artists with its impressive "ART TRAILS GALLERY,"
including paintings by Linda Sorensen.
Corricks offers a number of originals by famed Santa Rosa artist, Maurice Lapp ... (see our August 2017 article)

located on Fourth Street, steps away from Santa Rosa's revitalized town square
and Fourth Street's Russian River Brewery
Linda Sorensen's White Barn 1880, currently available at Corricks
Linda Sorensen's
White Barn circa 1880,
Sea Ranch

currently available at
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BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
Dennis Calabi
IN SANTA ROSA- Calabi Gallery | http://www.calabigallery.com


456 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | email: info@calabigallery.com | 707-781-7070
Famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience
to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork.

http://www.calabigallery.com | Back to the Top
Easton Crustacean Dancing Dream 144
Easton, Crustacean Dancing Dream, American Alabaster
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa - The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century American and European fine prints
The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA).
http://www.AnnexGalleries.com | Back to the Top
Rik Olson

IN GRATON - Graton Gallery
home of many of Sonoma County's best artists
http://www.gratongallery.com
Sally Baker, Tim Hayworth, Bruce K. Hopkins,
Rik Olson, Susan Proehl, Sandra Rubin, Tamra Sanchez, Mylette Welch
Graton Gallery | (707) 829-8912  | artshow@gratongallery.com
9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444 | Open Saturday and Sunday check website

Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS - Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
http://www.christopherqueengallery.com |707-865-1318| Back to the Top
Paul Mahder Gallery Thumbnail IN Healdsburg - Paul Mahder Gallery
http://www.paulmahdergallery.com

(707) 473-9150 | Info@paulmahdergallery.com
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | check for hours
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center

IN PETALUMA - Petaluma Arts Center
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community"

Petaluma Center for the Arts


Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
The Walt Disney Family Museum
-- see website for details
This museum tells Walt's story from the early days.
(on the Parade Grounds) 104 Montgomery Street,
The Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129

-- view location on Google Maps
--
Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
... see website
de Young Museum
Permanent Collection
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San Francisco
closed, see website
California Historical Society
California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

... see website
-Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
open, see website for details
Contemporary Jewish Museum

San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail Oakland
... see website
Oakland Museum of California

-- ongoing Gallery of California Art
-showcasing over 800 works
from the OMCA's collection
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San Francisco
SFMOMA

http://www.sfmoma.org

SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
...
see website
The Museums of Sonoma County

Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail
Santa Rosa
... see website
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

Moraga
... see website
St Mary's College Museum of Art
Hearst Art Gallery

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Sonoma
Mission San Francisco de Solano Museum

featuring the famed watercolor paintings
of the California Missions
by Christian Jorgensen
Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonoma CA Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

... see website
551 Broadway, Sonoma CA
(707) 939-7862
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Ukiah
Grace Hudson Museum

... see website
http://www.gracehudsonmuseum.org
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas
Bolinas Museum

... see website
featuring their permanent collection,
including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch,
Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby,
Russell Chatham, Alfred Farnsworth
.

Elizabeth Holland McDaniel Bolinas Embarcadero thumbnail
Walnut Creek
... see website
The Bedford Gallery, Lesher
Center for the Arts
Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

... see website
approximately 2,000 20th & 21st
century artworks including paintings, sculpture,
new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist books.
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Monterey
Monterey Museum of Art

... see website
Ongoing exhibitions ...
Museums Permanent Collection
including William Ritschel, Armin Hansen
and E. Charlton Fortune

http://www.montereyart.org
Monterey Museum of Art Palo Alto
... see website
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Monterey
Salvador Dali Museum

prepurchased tickets required, ... see website

Salvador Dali Museum Monterey Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum
... see websites
http://www.crockerartmuseum.org
Sacramento
Capitol Museum

... see website
Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

(including one of our galllery's favorite artists,
Robert Rishell's portrait of Gov. Ronald Reagan
Capitol Museum Sacramento Thumbnail Stockton's Treasure!
The Haggin Museum

... see website
-Largest exhibition of Albert Bierstadt paintings anywhere, plus the works of Joseph Christian Leyendecker, Norman Rockwell's mentor.
see our Newsletter article, April 2011
Haggin Museum Stockton
Southern California (and Arizona) (for all museums below, see websites for hours and protocols.
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art

Art of the Americas, Level 3:
Artworks of paintings and sculptures
from the colonial period to World War II—
a survey of of art and culture
& "Levitated Mass"
Irvine
UCI IMCA
(University of California, Irvine
Institute and Museum of California Art)

(formerly The Irvine Museum)


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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail Orange

Hilbert Museum, Chapman University

Hilbert Museum Chapman University Orange CA
San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection

San Diego Museum of Art Thumbnail Pasadena
Norton Simon Museum
-an Impressive Permanent collection,
European impressionist
and post impressionist paintings
See our newsletter from March 2014
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena
Los Angeles
California African American Art Museum
adjacent to the LA Coliseum
(see our newsletter articleof their
Ernie Barnes Exhibition September 2019)
California African American Art Museum San Marino (near Pasadena)
The Huntington Library

American Art Collection
Paintings by John Singer Sargent,
Edward Hopper, Robert Henri,
Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran,
William Keith, Mary Cassatt,
Thomas Hart Benton and many more.

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Art Museum
an excellent sampling of
Artists of the American West
Phoenix Art Museum

Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

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& Beyond
Honolulu, HI
Honolulu Museum
(see our Newsletter article
from February, 2015)


Honolulu Museum of Art Kamuela, HI (Big Island)
Issacs Art Center
65-1268 Kawaihae Road
Kamuela, HI  96743
(See our Dec '16 article "Hawaii's Paul Gauguin," 
modernist Madge Tennent, 1889-1972)

Isaacs Art Center
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum
( see our article Mar 2018
French and American Paintings )
Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art
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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

Permanent ... Grand Salon Paintings
from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago
Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
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Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus

is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges
Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Washington D.C.
The National Gallery
Permanent collection
American Paintings
Tha National Gallery Washington DC Thumbnail Philadelphia , PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art Thumbnail
Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
Barnes Foundation Campus Philadelphia Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
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New York , NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art
The largest selection of works by Edward Hopper
The Whitney Museum of American Art New York New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Its extensive collection of American Art
Metropolitan Museum New York
Detroit, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts
American Art
Permanent Collection
Detroit Institute of Arts Ottawa, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada
Canada National Gallery of Art
Denver, CO
Denver Art Museum
Denver Art Museum Exterior

Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is mostly online. We maintain a gallery showroom (by appointment only) at the Atelier One artist studios building in Graton, California, sharing space with Linda Sorensen's artist studio.

Our newsletter includes reports/articles about artists, museum exhibits, and other arts subjects, often with videos and links.

We observe safe mask wearing and social distance protocols. We do not transact financial business or collect personal data via our website. All client contact/information is via phone, text, email or in person by appointment.

Daniel Rohlfing
Daniel Rohlfing
For an appointment, email or call ... Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com / 707-875-2911

To view and purchas paintings from us, you may ...



Visit our gallery showroom in GRATON, CA ...


Have us bring selected works to your home ...
Call or email for a an appointment. (up to 200 miles from Bodega Bay).


Or, purchase from our website.
We offer FedEx shipping (usually included in price) in the U.S. for major purchases. 707-875-2911.

Our Gallery Showroom and Linda Sorensen's Studio in Graton

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery specializes in Historic California Paintings 1850-1950 and the contemporary art of Linda Sorensen.  Our gallery showroom and Linda's artist studio are open by appointment.  We ask that visitors wear masks and practice social distancing. Email, text or call us for an appointment.  As our collection is larger than what we have on display at any one time, we want to learn your interests and preferences. After listening to your wishes, we can have the paintings you want to view ready for your visit.

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery and Linda Sorensen's studio
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery .com / Linda Sorensen Paintings . com
Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com / LindaSorensen@Earthlink.net  707-875-2911
Atelier One, Studio 5, 2860 Bowen St, Graton, CA 95444 (not a mailing address)

If you wish to sell a painting to us ...

At present, we are acquiring few paintings. We are interested in considering works by Joshua Meador, or exceptional paintings by a few other Historic California artists. We do not do miscellaneous consignments but do represent artist estates. We do not provide appraisal services.

DO NOT CALL AND EXPECT A THOUGHTFUL ANSWER REGARDING YOUR PAINTING (especially, do not leave a voicemail message requiring us to phone you), ... INSTEAD, Please EMAIL US (Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com) along with a high resolution jpeg image of your painting. Include the name of the artist, its title, dimensions and condition. Please include any history or provenance. Rather than responding off the cuff, in a timely fashion we will read your note, do our homework, and write back and let you know if we wish to acquire your painting or we may give you our our ideas on how best to market your painting through other resources.