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APRIL 2010

Gallery Notes

Neighboring Galleries

Museum Exhibits:

The Greater Bay Area,
So. California & Beyond

Visit our archives page
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Stanford's Memorial Church,
The Stained Glass Windows
of the Nave

designed and created by
Frederick Stymetz Lamb

Walt Disney loved artists.
The Walt Disney Family Museum
Displays Paintings from
the family Collection

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Shreveport, Louisiana's
Norton Art Gallery & Museum presents Alex Dzigurski Poet of the Land and Sea (Apr 27 - Aug 01

Gallery Exhibit
beginning April 17
Alexander and Alexander II Dzigurski
& John W and Kathi Hilton

Stanford's Memorial Church, the Stained Glass Windows of the Nave
designed and created by Frederick Stymetz Lamb

Stanford's Memorial Church features over one-hundred stained glass windows created by famed stained glass artist Frederick Stymetz Lamb. Later in his life, Frederick Stymetz Lamb retired to the Bay Area for health reasons. He established a studio in the Berkeley Hills where he painted

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California landscapes, and would vacation on the Noyo River just south of Fort Bragg, CA. His Berkeley home is featured in a book of the times celebrating craftsmen homes.

Lamb's father and uncle founded J & R Studios in New York, and became America's most famed producer of fine stained glass windows. Frederick learned his craft early on, and then supplemented his inherited talents and skills with studies at New York's Art Student League and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. While in Paris, he studied the stained glass of famous cathedrals, including Sainte Chapelle and Chartres Cathedral. He first came to California when he was commissioned by Mrs. Jane Stanford to design and produce the windows for Stanford's Memorial Church.

Stanford Memorial Church Exterior
Leland and Jane Stanford traveled Europe often and were deeply impressed with the architecture and art of medieval churches. Back in California, Jane Stanford planned and built the Stanford Memorial Church, patterning it with architectural and artistic influences of Europe. For Jane, the Memorial Church was the centerpiece of the Stanford campus. Later she would say, "While my whole heart is in the university, my soul is in that church.”

Ground was broken for the edifice in 1889 and the dedication service took place in 1903. Jane died in 1905, and did not live to see the horrific earthquake in 1906 which severely damaged the structure, although all but one of its treasured stained glass windows survived the tremor.
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The artist chosen for the stained glass windows was Frederick Stymetz Lamb, the second generation star of the prestigious firm of J & R Lamb Studios of New York. Frederick Stymetz Lamb designed and supervised the installation of twenty large windows and many smaller ones totaling over one-hundred. In the 1906 quake, all the windows survived intact except the large rose window in the front of the church. When the church was rebuilt, the rose window was replaced by a large arch window entitled “Lilies of the Field.” Unfortunately, this window cannot be seen from within the church as it is blocked by the organ.

Of the remaining 19 large windows, six line the sides of the nave, ten reside in the east and west transepts and three are prominently centered in the chancel. Smaller windows are high above the nave and galleries of the transepts. There are thirty-two smaller windows with portraying individuals from Biblical stories or symbols of Christian virtues.

The 12 windows high above the nave include Stephen, Agnes, Peter,

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Mary is chosen
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The Child grew in Spirit
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Jesus chosen over Arabs for crucifixion
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Proclamation of the Resurrection
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"And the shall see his face" Judgment

Priscilla, John, Hope, Abraham, Hagar and her child Ishmael, Moses, Pharaoh's Daughter, Joshua, and Deborah. Although these windows are quite artful, they are not situated well for viewing. But they do serve to filter brilliantly colored light to fill the church.

The six large windows located in the nave are divided into two themes, one depicting the life of Christ while the other shows his divine attributes.

On the east side of the nave, the first window shows Mary being told by the angel she would bear a child. The second shows Joseph, Mary, and Jesus fleeing to Egypt, and the third shows a very young Jesus assisting his mother and father in their daily chores. All three seem to show virtues of devotion, care, gentleness, and even humor. On an outside wall where Joseph worked on his carpentry is a birdhouse, with three resident doves.

The west side's first window shows the scene of Jesus being chosen for crucifixion instead of the criminal Barabbas. The second illustrates the proclamation of the resurrection. The

third window pictures the judgment, and the second coming of a Christ triumphant.

Although no longer owned by the Lamb family, J & R Lamb Studios still thrives today. Building upon the best of European craftsmanship and tradition, Richard and Joseph Lamb successfully transplanted their art in the new world, designing and creating windows for churches, temples, homes, government buildings and the halls of academia.
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The Walt Disney Family Museum Displays Paintings from the Family's Collection
Walt Disney loved artists and counted them among his best friends.

To illustrate such friendships, the Walt Disney Family Museum is exhibiting seven paintings (cited below) from the family's collection created by Walt's artist friends, both inside and outside the studio. Due to museum policy, we are not able to show photos of works on display, but we do provide descriptions of the paintings on exhibit. Below are photos of the artists currently on display, their biographical sketches, and samples of their work.
Joshua Meador
Smoke Tree Ranch
oil on linen 24 x 34 circa 1950
While at the studio, Walt was able to marshall the talents of his artists to work collaboratively and cohesively in creating each animated feature. But with the same level of enthusiasm, he was thrilled by his artists' efforts beyond the studio. He supported them as they became virtuosos in their own right, as they explored and evolved their own artistic ideas and style. Outside the studio, Walt sought out the company of artists near and far. He admired the rare blend of imagination expressed with artistic inspiration and skill.

Below are a small sample of Walt's artist friends who are currently displayed at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Their biographical sketches, and examples of their work are pictured.
F. Molina Campos
Gaucho on Horseback
watercolor 12 x 18, 1940
Hardie Gramatky
Three 'n Two
on the Hometown Slugger
watercolor 18 x 24 circa 1930
Peter Ellenshaw
Desert After the Storm
(Mt. San Jacinto)
oil on canvas 24 x 36, 1965
  Phil Dike
Northern California Coast
watercolor 16 x 24 circa 1930
Norman Rockwell
Portrait sketches of
Diane & Sharon Disney
18 x 12, 1942
Peter Ellenshaw
Davy Crockett's Cabin
oil on canvas 30 x 40
Joshua Meador
Joshua Meado
r with his ever present sketch pad.

Having been a star athlete and exceptional student in his hometown of Columbus, Mississippi, young Joshua Meador had an appointment to the Naval Academy at Annapolis. But, he had the courage to tell his father he wanted to study art instead.

He attended the Chicago Art Institute during the depths of the great depression, and graduated into the harsh economic realities of the day. On the suggestion of a friend, he went west to California and submitted his portfolio to Walt Disney. He was hired, and it ended up being the professional job lasting the rest of his life. Josh worked in the area of special animated effects, and put the stardust in Tinkerbell's magic and the iconic "Z" in television's Zorro. He was one of the art directors for Fantasia and was one of the team given the Oscar for special effects in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

Joshua Meador Cloud Patterns
Joshua Meador, Cloud Patterns
(above Walt Disney's Smoke Tree Ranch)
He participated in most of Disney's major features between 1935 until his death in 1965. When away from the studio, he and his family would travel throughout California in a paneled station wagon pulling a tear drop trailer, and Josh would paint as he went, plein air. Over the years, he lived and maintained studios and galleries near Carmel and later Mendocino.
Hardie Grametke
Hardie Grametke
Recognized as one of the founding fathers of the California Style in watercolor, Chouinard student and teacher Hardie Gramatke was recognized and recruited by Walt Disney. Hardie became a senior animator for Disney and remained at the studio for six years. In 1937, there were major exhibitions of his work at the Chicago Art Institute and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He was known for the suggested movement in his work.

But where did the magic and movement in his paintings come from? Here, in Gramatke's own words is some of the answer. Hardie once said, "Working with Disney opened the world for me. Walt sat next to me and taught me animation. I think that the movement and action in my watercolors stem primarily from that early work with animation."
Hardie Grametke Fishermen at Work
Hardie Grametke, Fishermen at Work
Phil Dike
Phil Dike
In 1929, Phil Dike began teaching at the famed Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles, and became one of the artists along with Millard Sheets, Lee Blair, Hardie Gramatky, Emil Kosa, Jr., Phil Paradise, Milford Zornes, Paul Sample, and Barse Miller, who developed the California Style of watercolor, all who explored new ways of painting with transparent water colors on large sheets of hand-made paper, and including the color of the paper as a color value in the painting.

In the early 1930's, Phil Dike continued his teaching while taking time to study in Paris. His work was exhibited throughout the United States. In 1935, he worked for Walt Disney studios where he taught art and color theory to Disney animators and worked on some of Disney's most notable classics including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, and the Three Caballeros. He remained at Disney Studios through the end of World War II, when he returned to teaching and painting full time.
Phil Dike San Pedro Harbor
Phil Dike, San Pedro Harbor
Norman Rockwell at Easel
Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell needs no introduction. At the time of his death, Time magazine said "Rockwell shared with Walt Disney the extraordinary distinction of being one of the two artists familiar to nearly everyone in the U.S., rich or poor, black or white, museum goer or not, illiterate or Ph.D."

Clyde Forsythe, Walt Disney, and Ed Ainsworth
Taken at Los Rancheros Vistadores; Clyde Forsythe, Walt Disney and LA Times columnist
and desert painting enthusiast and author of Painters of the Desert, Ed Ainsworth.

Norman Rockwell At the Barber
Norman Rockwell sketch, At the Barber
In a Disney Studios office reserved for receiving important guests, Walt kept two Rockwell sketches - done of Walt's daughters - behind his desk. Walt was friends with Norman Rockwell's former studio-mate, California desert artist Clyde Forsythe. It was Clyde Forsythe who urged Norman Rockwell to submit his work to the Saturday Evening Post.

Diane Disney recalls
that it was Clyde Forsythe who introduced Norman Rockwell to Walt, and invited Walt to join a group of artists and businessmen known as Los Rancheros Vistadores (a Southern California version of the Bohemian Club) which would meet for retreats in the high country of Santa Barbara County. Rockwell frequently visited Southern California, staying with Clyde Forsythe at his home in Alhambra. Rockwell was often seen riding his bicycle through nearby Pasadena.
Peter Ellenshaw
Peter Ellenshaw
Peter Ellenshaw was already a renowned matte artist when Walt Disney hired him in 1947 for the live action film, Treasure Island. The resulting collaboration would last for thirty years, and include work on thirty-four films. Peter once said. "Walt had the ability to communicate with artists. He'd talk to you on your level - artist to artist. He used to say, 'I can't draw, Peter.' But he had the soul of an artist, and he had a wonderful way on transferring his enthusiasm to you."

In 1964, Peter won the Best Special Visual Effects Oscar for his matte work on Mary Poppins, making the sooty and chimney'd rooftops of London come to life. Peter's visual work is melded forever with the lyric sung by Dick Van Dyke, "Chim chiminey Chim chiminey Chim chim cher-ee! A sweep is as lucky As lucky can be."
Peter Ellenshaw Smoke Trees
Peter Ellenshaw, Smoke Trees
Walt Disney and F Molina Campos
Walt Disney confers
with F. Molina Campos
Argentinean artist F. Molina Campos joined Walt Disney Studios in 1942. At the time, Disney Studios were producing three short film projects set in Argentina. Campos was known for his paintings of the traditional gauchos of the Pampas. His paintings were often humorous yet iconic images of the gaucho culture. The three projects were later merged into Saludos Amigos.
F Molina Campos El Truco
F. Molina Campos, El Truco (popular card game)

Shreveport, Louisiana's Norton Art Gallery and Museum presents
Alex Dzigurski: Poet of the Land and Sea, April 27 - August 01, 2010

The Dzigurski family's collection of exceptionally large canvases will be on exhibit at the R.W. Norton Gallery and Museum in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Richard W. Norton was a Louisiana oil man. Since his passing in 1940, his family has been collecting art and has provided for this marvelous fine art museum serving the northern Louisiana community. The R. W. Norton Gallery and Museum is known for its collections of American and European paintings, sculptures and decorative arts spanning more than four centuries, and it is especially known for its works by artists of the American West, Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The museum's permanent collection includes two works by Alexander Dzigurski, and the museum's directors were pleased to have the opportunity to host an exhibit of Dzigurski's major works.

Among the paintings on exhibit will be Pacific Gale measuring 48 X 96 inches which depicts reflects the sea’s power along the California coast. Sawtooth Mountain Range measures 42 X 64 inches and captures the high magnificence of the Idaho range. Ventana Sunset, records day’s end in California’s Big Sur, and spans 54 X 96 inches. Dzigurski's European works on display are of the deep, blue fjords of Norway, and the walled city of Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian coast.

Alexander Dzigurski Wochein 1943
Alexander Dzigurski "Wochein", showing Slovenia's Mt. Triglav, 1943
Oil on canvas, 33 1/2 x 45, currently on view at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery

Alexander Dzigurski began his artistic life with training within the Slovenian Orthodox Church, learning to paint ecclesiastical art. Prior to World War II, he had a studio in Slovenia and was painting portraits for patrons, ecclesiastical art, and some plein air landscapes.

During the harsh and dangerous years of the World War II, young Alexander escaped being shipped to a Nazi prison camp, fleeing with his new wife Lenka and their small daughter Jelena to Vienna where the young family melded in with the established Slovenian ex patriot community. In Vienna, Alexander worked as a house painter. The painting to the left was done in 1943 during war-time in Vienna. It shows Mt. Triglav, just beyond the Austrian border. Mt. Triglav is Slovenia's highest point and a symbol for Slovenian strength and independence.

After the years of war, Alexander and his family made their way to Italy and eventually to the United States.

Once in America, he busied himself as a working artist, painting iconography in the interiors of orthodox churches in the east and working his way west as far west as Chicago and Racine, Wisconsin. Then, he made a trip west, and was inspired by the beauty and grandeur of the western mountains and dynamic California Coast. He painted these natural wonders plein air, and would finish them in the mid to late afternoon in his studio when the day's later light allowed richer color could be captured amid the sounds of ever present classical music. He often said his paintings of these natural American wonders were in celebration of the freedom he had found in his new land.

After the passing of his first wife, Alexander married nurse Dorothy Travis. When Alexander II was born, Alexander was 57 years old. He found new enthusiasm for his work and great joy in his new family. In time, Alexander saw his son grow into a fine artist in his own right.

For Californian fans of Alexander Dzigurski, the somewhat inconvenient news is that this exhibition is in Shreveport, a long long way from us. But the good news is that in time, this exhibition may be coming to a California museum near you. Beginning April 17, Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is hosting an exhibition entitled "Generations" which features the work of two generations of Dzigurskis side by side, Alexander and Alexander II along with the work of another American legendary artist, John W. Hilton and his daughter Kathi.

R. W. Norton Gallery in Shreveport | Alex Dzigurski II webpage | Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Exhibition"Generations"

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery exhibition beginning April 17, 2010

Alexander Dzigurski

and his son
Alexander Dzigurski II

celebrating the art of two generations of Dzigurskis and Hiltons
Alexander and Alex Dzigurski Father and Son Photo
John W and Kathi Hilton

John W. Hilton
and his daughter
Kathi Hilton

The paintings of Alexander Dzigurski and John W. Hilton have received glowing admiration from art lovers for decades. Both artists have compelling and unique biographies and easily identifiable and fascinating styles. But beyond their art, each has been blessed with a child who carried on his artistic legacy. Alexander's son Alexander II, and John's daughter Kathi, have distinguished themselves as well known artists, following the paths of their respective fathers.

At Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery, we are pleased to offer historic paintings of Alexander Dzigurski and John W. Hilton, and we are privileged and thrilled to represent the contemporary works of Alexander Dzigurski II and and Kathi Hilton. Alex maintains his studio in Mountain View, CA, and Kathi resides and paints in Roosevelt, Utah.

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Gallery Notes

  • Plan ahead for the Bodega Bay Fish Festival, April 17-18, a good time to visit Bodega Bay and our gallery. Linda will be one of the artists whose original paintings will be featured in the "art tent," and there will also be a "treasures" tent this year.
  • Calabi Gallery in Petaluma is featuring works by women. This month Calabi Gallery presents a new show celebrating Women’s History Month. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, March 7th, from 1 to 4 pm (one day prior to International Women’s Day). The gallery’s primary concern is to honor and give exposure to under?]appreciated artists. Women artists have historically received less attention than male artists of equivalent talent. Thus it seems appropriate to mount this exhibition. Featured artists include Genevieve Barnhart, Gail Chase Bien, Dorr Bothwell, Minerva Chapman, Holly Downing, Pamela Glasscock, April Gornik, Ynez Johnston, and others.
  • At the Grand Canyon National Park there is the Kolb Gallery which will be featuring paintings of interest to our subscribers.
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What's showing at Bodega Bay Galleries & Beyond?
click on their links and discover the wonder to be found in the galleries of West Sonoma County
While in Bodega Bay ...
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IN BODEGA BAY Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
1580 Eastshore Road, PO Box 325
Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM
(or other times by prearranged appointment)
Now showing through April 11, 201
Paintings of The Parks
& Joshua Meador: The Family Collection
Map & Location |

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Smith and Kirk Gallery Bodega Bay


Libby Kirk's fused glass, Susan Amalia, encaustic paintings
Jean Warren, watercolors, Cynthia Swann, acrylics
& Gary Smith's Custom Framing.
Also offering works of the late Gail Packer.
Conveniently located next to The Ren Brown Collection
1785 A Highway One, PO Box 1116, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 | 707-875-2976
Gary Smith of Smith and Kirk Fine Art and Custom Framing
Local Color Gallery

IN BODEGA BAY Local Color Artist Gallery

"Susan Ball ~ Back on the Coast Again"
An extraordinary showing of plein air landscapes and still life oil paintings by well known artist, Susan Ball. Included in the show are whimsical abstract paintings by Lisa Beernsten and etchings, drawings and mixed media works of Joyce Libeu.

April 3rd ~ May 16th | Back to the Top

JC Henderson New Moon Setting
J.C. Henderson
New Moon Setting

Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail IN BODEGA BAY The Ren Brown Collection
Spring 2010 Exhibit:
Mayumi Oda - Feminine Buddha , Original paintings, silkscreens and etchings from the past 40 years will be included in this special show celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of the Gallery in Bodega Bay. In collaboration with the San Francisco Zen Center and Green Gulch Farm. March 11 - April 18. 2010 | Back to the Top
Ren Brown Collection
Terrapin Creek Cafe Andrew and Liya
Liya and Andrew
And while visiting galleries in Bodega Bay, dine at
The Terrapin Creek Cafe "just above Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery"
Here's what Santa Rosa's Press Democrat had to say ...
"... Against all odds, this little storefront restaurant, in the space that was once the Seaweed Café, perched on a hillside above the Bodega harbor marina, has pulled off a culinary coup. In a Wine Country stuffed with world-renowned restaurants, it is, in a quiet and unassuming way, among the best."

And nearby, in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery

IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
through April 25
A Collection of Recent Contemporary Paintings Under $2000,

Reception Sunday, March 7th, 2010 1pm to 3pm, Music by Jerry Thompson, Show Ends April 25th, Featured Artists: Ray Carpenter, Jack Cassinetto, Thomas Creed, Christine Crozier, Allen Figone, Ronald Goldfinger, Paul Kratter, Sergio Lopez, Terry Muira, Tom Rissacher, Rodolfo Rivademar, Dave Sellers, Bart Walker, Wanda Westberg & F. Michael Wood | Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
April Show
"In Real Life" Acrylic Paintings on Paper
by Lauri Luck, April 1 - April 29
Reception: Sunday, April 4, 3 - 6pm
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top

Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
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). | Back to the Top
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IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
25th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, June 5, 2010, 5:00 - 7:00 PM | Back to the Top

Paul Youngman Mustard
Paul Youngman

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IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
Host artist Janette LeGrue

April 2-30, 2010 - Presenting Two New Artists in the Gallery:
Anne Blair Brown & Debra Huse | Back to the Top

Tomales Fine Art Gallery
QuickSilver Gallery Exterior

IN FORESTVILLE The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) Downtown Forestville PHONE: 707.887.0799
April 16—May 23, 2010 THERE IS A FIELD, MEET ME THERE
Paintings, Pastels, Pen & Ink Drawings by Christian Quintin
Artist Reception: Saturday, April 17, 4—6pm
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Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery
9048 Graton Road, Graton, California (707) 829-8912
"It's for the Birds" April 13 – May 23
Opening Reception: Saturday April 17, 3-6 pm
Four talented artists delight the viewer with their unique expressions of a favorite theme. Sally Baker: Brilliant sharp-focus watercolor paintings with a touch of whimsy, Lynda Nugent: Multi media paintings inspired by nature. Nancy Lorenz: Fine detailed needle-felted wool sculptures, & Carla Marie Bratt: Exquisitely crafted fine art gourds Back to the Top
Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
"The Coast, the Hills and the Vines"
A group exhibition celebrating the beauty of the Northcoast
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
West County Design Center

IN VALLEY FORD West County Design
Paintings of the Coast by local artists, and fine crafts and household furnishings
14390 Highway One • Valley Ford, CA 94972 • 707.876.1963

(Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and its famed Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant) | Back to the Top

BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi IN PETALUMA Calabi Gallery
Sebastopol's own famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork.

in Celebration of Women’s History Month, Calabi Gallery presents a new show featuring artists Genevieve Barnhart, Gail Chase Bien, Dorr Bothwell, Minerva Chapman, Holly Downing, Pamela Glasscock, April Gornik, Ynez Johnston,

144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952 |Back to the Top
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Vintage Bank Petaluma Thumbnail IN PETALUMA Vintage Bank Antiques
Vintage Bank Antiques is located in Historic Downtown Petaluma, corner of Western Avenue and Petaluma Blvd. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Warren Davis and the rest of the team at Vintage Bank Antiques has assembled a spectacular inventory of paintings. From the 18th Century to Contemporary Artists. We have paintings to suit every price point and collector level. If you have a painting for sale, please consider Vintage Bank Antiques. Contact Warren Davis directly at
101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097 | Back to the Top
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Council
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions
and involve the whole community
in appreciation, involvement and recognition of art

March 5 - April 25, 2010:
Fine Art Photography: Beyond Digital
Portrait as Metaphor: Photographs by Morrie Camhi | Back to the Top
And, while on the Big Island, visit these friends of our gallery ...
Isaacs Art Center In Waimea, Big Island, Hawaii Isaacs Art Center
visit a superb Museum and Gallery. | Back to the Top
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Links to current museum exhibits
relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
, Southern California, & Beyond
The Greater Bay Area
NEW! in San Francisco's Presidio
The Walt Disney Family Museum tickets available online
April 7 - June 2010 Walt Disney's Peter Pan An exhibition in our Theater Lobby Walt's early interest in Peter Pan finally became a feature-length animated film in 1953, and its look was greatly influenced by artist Mary Blair. Our exhibition includes 16 of Blair's concept drawings lent to us by the Walt Disney Animation Studios Research Library, as well as late 1930s concept drawings, character and story sketches, and vintage posters from the collection of the Walt Disney Family Foundation
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San Francisco
de Young Museum

Make plans now ...
coming soon, "Birth of Impressionism"
paintings from Musée d’Orsay
opens May 22 - Sep 6

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San Francisco
California Historical Society

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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Very Postmortem:
Mummies and Medicine

October 31, 2009 — July 4, 2010
Cartier and America
December 19, 2009 — April 18, 2010

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

“Our Struggle”: Responding to Mein Kampf
February 11, 2010 - June 8, 2010

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Oakland Museum of California

Opening in May 2010
, the new Gallery of California Art will showcase more than 800 works from the Oakland Museum of California's collection—one of the largest and most comprehensive holdings of California art in the world.

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Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Fiber Art by Adela Akers
Jan 30 - May 30
Paintings by Martha Shaw
Jan 30 - May 30

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Hearst Art Gallery

Andy Warhol's
Quick Pix and Pop Icons
April 11 - June 20

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

May I Have This Dance?
January 6 to May 17, 2010

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476
(707) 939-7862
Saturday, March 27 — Sunday, April 18, 2010
A.R.T.S.: Art Rewards the Student
An annual exhibition of artwork created in the museum’s art education program for 4th and 5th grade students. Members' Preview: Friday, March 26 • 5:30-7:00 pm

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Mission San Francisco de Solano

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

Special Exhibit
Space, Silence, Spirit:
Maynard Dixon's West

February 28 through June 20, 2010
Grace Hudson Museum
Crocker Art Museum

Permanent Exhibit, plus "
Treasures, Curiosities, and Secrets: The Crockers
and the Gilded Age through May 9, 2010
"Meadows and Mountains: The Art of
William F. Jackson" through May 9, 2010

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Capitol Museum

Permanent Exhibits

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Monterey Museum of Art
Land & Sea,
Paintings and Photographs of
Monterey and Beyond

January 30-October 24, 2010
MMA Pacific Street

Monterey Museum of Art

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

Wayne Thiebaud: Seventy Years of Painting
February 16, 2010 through July 4, 2010
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Southern California (and Arizona)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art
Renoir in the 20th Century
February 14, 2010–May 9, 2010

American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765–1915 February 28, 2010–May 23, 2010

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine
The Irvine Museum

El Camino de Oro
Journey Through Early California
Feb 24 - Jun 5, 2010

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art
Delacroix to Monet: Masterpieces of 19th-Century Painting from the Walters Art Museum

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Colors of the West: The Paintings of Birger Sandzén, Apr 17 - Sept 12 McCALLUM WING
In 1894 Sandzen immigrated to the United States. Considered a post-Impressionist for his use of color and expressionist in technique, Sandzén created vibrant and dynamic paintings of prairie and western landscapes. In 1908, he made his first trip to Colorado and in 1915 became a regular visitor to Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico. He found the Southwest and its mountains “… a paradise for the painter.”

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Joaquín Torres-García: Constructing Abstraction with Wood
February 20 - May 30, 2010
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Santa Monica
California Heritage Museum
Opening November 14, 2009
Evolution and Art in California
through May 30

California Heritage Museum Santa Monica
Norton Simon Museum

Divine Demons: Wrathful Deities of Buddhist Art
August 14, 2009 - June 28, 2010
Permanent collection,European paintings
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena 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
Museum of California Art
Millard Sheets: The Early Years
February 14, 2010 – May 30, 2010
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Wilding Museum

Milford Zornes Exhibition
March 31 through June 6
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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

All Aboard! The Life and Work of Marjorie Reed
March 6 to June 11, 2010

Preview and reception, March 5. Exhibit explores the career of painter Marjorie Reed. Best known for her depictions of the Butterfield-Overland Stage, Marjorie Reed made her living as a free lance artist for over 65 years. Her life was as colorful as her art!

Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89
& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Everything Under the Sun:
Photographs by Imogen Cunningham
July 11, 2009–August 29, 2010

Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, A Documentation Exhibition
April 2, 2010 – September 26, 2010

Grand Salon Installation—Paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago

Permanent collection :
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Always After
(The Glass House)
January 21–May 31, 2010
Gallery 186

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Washington D.C.
The National Gallery
Permanent collection
American Paintings

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High Museum of Art

The American collection ... paintings by William Merritt Chase, Henry Ossawa Tanner, John Twachtman and Childe Hassam. It includes landscapes by Hudson River School artists, figure paintings by Henry Inman and John Singer Sargent, and still-life paintings by John Frederick Peto, William Michael Harnett
and William Mason Brown.

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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 Roanoke, VA
The Taubman Museum
19th & 20th Century Paintings
John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Robert Henri, Childe Hassam & others.
Permanent Exhibit
Taubman Musuem Roanoke Virginia