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Now on exhibit
Bodega Bay Area Paintings
by Joshua Meador

Joshua Meador Bodega Pier
Inner Harbor, Bodega Bay
American School Moored in the Storm 19th Century Banner
Above .... 19th century Maritime scene, American School, Moored in the Storm
Now on exhibit
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From the 50's : John W. Hilton, Joshua Meador, & Robert Rishell & the
Sonoma County
Watercolors of
Grace Allison Griffith
April 2012 Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly News
from our gallery
the Gallery
Lady Washington Tall Ship
Tall Ships Lady Washington
& the Hawaiian Chieftan
visit Bodega Bay
, April 3-9

Elsie Payne Thrifty Drug Store
The Irvine Museum Serves Up
Inner Visions:
Women Artists of California

LACMA's Levitated Mass
Rolls through LA

Philadelpha Museum of Art
Van Gogh Up Close

from Neighboring Galleries
Museum Exhibits:
Bay Area, the Southland & Beyond
Our Archives,
past Newsletter Articles
&Gallery Exhibitions

Tall Ships Lady Washington & the
Hawaiian Chieftain
visit Bodega Bay, April 3-9

Lady Washington
Lady Washington

In 1812 the United States was busy battling the British on the East Coast. But in Spanish California, the Russians came to establish a colony to support Russian settlements in Alaska and to create a southern foothold meant to limit Spanish expansion from the south.

They landed in what is today Bodega Bay and called their settlement Port Rumiantsev. Remnants of their presence are still with us today with Fort Ross State Park, the Russian River and the town of Sebasopol.
To help commemorate their arrival, replicas of two tall ships of that era will be visiting Bodega Bay. The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will arrive in Bodega Bay April 3.

Hawaiian Chieftan
the Hawaiian Chieftain

Both ships will will be docked at the Spud Point Marina from April 3 to April 9. Walk-on tours, public sailings, and educational programs for area K-12 students are scheduled.

April 3 - 6, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
WALK ON TOURS, $3.00, no reservations.
April 7 & 8, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WALK ON TOURS, $3.00, no reservations.
April 7 & 8, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain Battle Sail, $40.00 - $60.00.
April 8, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hawaiian Chieftain Adventure Sale, $35.00

A number of historic boats of the type used in early European explorations of Bodega Bay will also be on display nearby. Interpreters in period clothing will accompany the boats. The celebration will continue as area residents will be marking the founding of Fort Ross in 1812 with events and educational programs throughout the year.

Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain during an August 2009 "Battle Sail," at the Columbia River (nearly 9 minutes)

Launched in 1989, The brig Lady Washington is a replica of one of the first U.S. flagged vessels to visit the west coast of North America in the late 18th century. Although the original Lady Washington never visited Bodega Bay, she did explore the coasts of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia in search of furs, just as Russian fur traders sought the product in California. The modern replicas of the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain, her steel-hulled companion ship, visit more than 40 ports a year on the west coast educating young people and the public about the lives of 18th century mariners.

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The Irvine Museum serves up Inner Visions: Women Artists of California

The The Irvine Museum's current exhibition features some of California's most intriguing women painters born in the late nineteeth and active during the early and middle years of the twentieth century. Their work includes the Tonalist style of the 1800's, the Impressionist period of the early twentieth century, and the Regionalist styles popularized during the 1930's and 40's.

Mural from the Oaks of Ojai
Jessie Arms Botke Oaks at Ojai Irvine Museum

The star of this exhibition is a 7 x 26 foot mural by Jessie Arms Botke (1883-1971). Jessie was a Chicago artist known for her Art Deco style, mostly painting exotic birds, plants and flowering blossoms, often adding gold and silver leaf to her backgrounds.

This mural is typical of her style, and Jessie created it in 1953 with the assistance of her husband, desert artist Cornelis Botke (1887-1954). It was the stunning centerpiece of Ojai's Oaks Hotel's elegant ballroom for nearly forty years. It pictures the variety of bird life found in the Florida Everglades with gold leafed background,. As the years passed, plans were made for hotel renovation, and the wall which was the home of the mural was slated to be removed. Mindful that the painting was an historical treasure, the Oaks Hotel offered it as a gift to the Irvine Museum.

An exceptional painting on exhibit is the Thrifty Drug Store by ELSIE PAYNE (1884-1971) in 1945.

We wonder if this work is Elsie's answer to Edward Hopper's Night Hawks done three years earlier. Both paintings feature a lunch counter, but at at very different times and circumstances. Hopper's counter is pictured late at night, clean and nearly empty, the scene of a late night cup of coffee with a lone man and a late night couple the only customers served by a night shift counterperson.

In contrast, Elsie Payne's lunch counter is at the height of a chaotic lunch hour, customers lined up like livestock at a tough. Two attentive waitresses labor here with more than they can handle. But in a brief moment, Elsie's painting captures in the foreground one of the waitresses, as if she's staring into the lens of a camera, caught in a brief isolated moment.

Elise Payne Drug Store
Elise Payne (1884-1971) , The Thrifty Drug Storem 1945
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Edward Hopper's Nighthawks

It's as if Elsie is answering Hopper's Nighthawks saying from a woman's point of view, solitude can only be experienced as a stolen moment, a sharp syncopated counterpoint to the throbbing percussion of daily life.

Henrietta Shore Mountain DeerHenrietta Shore (1880-1963) , Mountain Deer

Other women artists in the exhibition include Henrietta Shore, Donna N. Schuster, Meta Cressey, Marion Kavanagh Wachtel and Anna Althea Hills,.

Born in Canada, HENRIETTA SHORE (1880-1963) studied at the Art Students League in New York, and at the Heatherly Art School in London. There she met and was befriended by John Singer Sargent.  Today she is known as a major figure among women Modernists. 

In 1913, she helped found the Society of Modern Artists in Los Angeles, where she exhibited until approximately 1920, when she left for New York and Europe. She achieved international acclaim in her lifetime for her modernist still lifes, portraits, and especially her floral paintings, which were compared to Georgia O’Keeffe’s work.  She resided in Carmel when she died in 1963.

Donna Schuster Mission Bells and Fountain
Donna Schuster (1883-1953)
Old Mission Bells and Fountain

DONNA N. SCHUSTER (1883-1953) was born in Milwaukee. She attended the Art Institute of Chicago where she graduated with honors. She then studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School and with William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) in 1912. In 1913, she moved to Los Angeles. She spent her summers at a second studio-home in Laguna Beach. In 1928 she began to study with Stanton MacDonald-Wright (1890-1973), and thereafter her work reflected the influence of Cubism and Expressionism.

Mea Cressey Pepper TreeMeta Cresseyy, Under the Pepper Tree
(previously exhibited at the Irvine)

META CRESSEY (1882-1964) was one of the earliest modernist artists in Los Angeles. She came to LA in 1917 with her husband, artist Bert Cressey (1883-1944). Together, they were among a small group of modernist artists who founded the Los Angeles Modern Art Society which included Helena Dunlap (1876-1955), Edgar Keller (1868-1932), Henrietta Shore (1880-1963), and Karl Yens (1868-1945). The society held non-juried shows, featuring modern works by local and foreign artists.

ANNA HILLS (1882-1930) attended Olivet College in Michigan. the the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Cooper Union Art School in New York City. She moved to LA around 1912, and soon relocated to Laguna Beach in 1913. Originally a figure painter, Hills turned to the landscapes after her move to California. She became a founding member of the Laguna Beach Art Association in 1918. She proved herself to be a tireless leader of that group; she served as president from 1922 to 1925. A highly respected teacher, Hills promoted the visual arts through lectures and the organization of special exhibits, which circulated among Orange County public schools. She died at the young age of 48.

MARION KAVANAGH WACHTEL (1870-1954) studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and in New York with William Merritt Chase (1849-1916). For several years she taught at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1903, she won a commission from the Santa Fe Railroad to paint murals in their San Francisco ticket office.

There, she met and studied with William Keith (1838-1911). Keith recommended that she go to Los Angeles to see artist Elmer Wachtel. Elmer and Marion fell in love and were married the following year in Chicago.

In 1921, the couple moved to the Arroyo Seco area of Pasadena. As inseparable painting companions, they traveled throughout Southern California and the Southwest. During their marriage, Marion worked mostly in watercolor so not to compete with her husband's works in oil. She received high praise for her watercolor work, which are delicate, lyrical interpretations of the landscape, exhibiting her masterful control of tone and color. When her husband died in 1929, Marion temporarily lost interest in painting, but resumed working around 1931. During this period, she painting landscapes around her home on the Arroyo Seco and the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, mostly in oil.

Marion Kavanagh Wachtel Oaks in Landscape
Marion Kavanagh Wachtel, Landscape with Oak Trees
(previously exhibited at the Irvine)
Anna Hills Roadside Near El Torro
Anna Hills, Roadside Near El Torro
(previously exhibited at the Irvine)
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LACMA's Levitated Mass Rolls through LA to its new home

The Los Angeles Museum of Art's "Levitated Mass," has proven to be a wonderful piece of performance art. From Riverside to its LACMA home, the rolling 340 ton granite curiosity has been a moving block party for thousands of Angelinos.

The job took some huge imagination and engineering. The rig itself is something to behold. First, a massive steel bridge-like structure had to be built, strong enough and and yet low enough to suspend the two story hunk of granite with less than two feet of clearance from the streets it would traverse. The rig rested on 196 tires, designed to evenly distribute the weight and able to turn corners. The rock was suspended by heavy cables, attached to the top of the rig, and was powered by one diesel tractor pulling and two more pushing.

When it comes to moving large rocks, LACMA's Levitated Mass certainly does not detract from the accomplishments of the ancients. The Egyptians precisely cut and moved huge stones for their pyramids, the Druids quarried and moved massive pieces to construct Stonehenge, and the residents of Easter Island sculpted and transported their famed stone faces, all done without modern wheels or diesel power.

Yet, the moving of Levitated Mass was an engineering marvel and perhaps even a piece of artistic magic. Surrounded by an army of traffic control officers, electricians, engineers, news crews, crowd vendors, and precautionary emergency vehicles, this crawling caravan snailed its

LACMA Leviated Mass Rig

Californians swoon over a rock star that's, well, actually a rock.
CNN's Jeanne Moos reports as Levitating Mass rolls on
toward the Los Angels County Musuem of Art

way over 100 miles through 22 cities over 11 nights as this rolling stone inched its way toward its new home.

Gradients had to be calculated, sewer pipes and other buried infrastructure had to be considered for their ability to bear the load, bridges had to be crossed, street lights, traffic signals and signs had to be moved, and a few tree branches were inconvenienced.

Angelinos enjoyed the extravaganza all along they way, snapping incalculable numbers of photos and videos, and celebrating the rare occasion as an opportunity to party in the late night streets.

The entire project has become the center of a range of debate, from the most serious considerations of how this expense could be justified given gaping myriads of social needs to the most comedic comparisons of the Levitated Mass to Ireland's Blarney Stone.

So why move this rock at all? As a single rock, this may be the largest one ever held in captivity, but there are far larger ones in the wild. It certainly isn't the world's biggest rock, just the biggest one we could move. The whole enterprise begs the question, is this particular rock a piece of "art?"

In its new home, Levitated Mass will rest over a 456 foot long concrete crevice providing a walkway through which LACMA museum visitors will stroll, looking upward at the "Levitated Mass."

But it really won't be standing in mid air. It will be resting upon a foundation well designed to support its weight for a long long time to come. Perhaps in some future age, another artist will move it back from whence it came, or in four thousand years, people will marvel at how an ancient people of the 21st century accomplished this feat.

What is so special going on here? Many people are questioning, "IS THIS ART? Widely varying thoughts are being expressed. Some stop to consider the accomplishments of the ancients and the weighty rocks they moved and why they moved them.

LACMA Levitated Mass Sight

Some look at the engineering aspects, the conceiving and building of a suspension rig able to turn tight corners and bear the weight of a 340 ton (680,000 lb.), two story high boulder through the comparatively fragile infrastructure of a modern urban environment.

Art or not (and we'll leave it with you to come up with your own answer), the Rock is now at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a worthy destination even before Levitated Mass arrived. Given the expense and logistics involved, we doubt it will be duplicated or outdone anytime soon.

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Van Gogh Wheat Field
Wheat Field
Philadelpha Museum of Art
Van Gogh Up Close

He painted for only ten years, yet Van Goph had a huge impact on post impressionism. The Philadelphia Museum of Art explores the last four years of his career, a time of experimentation and a departure from what he had done before.

The Van Gogh Up Close exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents the story of tumultuous years at the end of Van Gogh's life, a period of feverish artistic experimentation extending from his departure for Paris in 1886 until his death in Auvers in 1890. During this period he radically changed or abandoned established techniques of the past. He experimented with depth of field of focus and shifting perspectives.

Van Gogh Exhibition Philadelphia Museum of Art
Van Gogh Undergrowth with two Figures
Undergrowth with two Figures

It was a period when Van Gogh produced some of the most original works of his career, works which changed the course of modern painting. This exhibition features over forty paintings drawn from collections around the world. This is the first exhibition to explore why Van Gogh was exploring unusual changes to his previously established style.

Below is a link for a most fascinating and enjoyable Charlie Rose interview with Rishel and Jennifer A. Thompson of the Philadelphia Musuem of Art.

The interview features photos of Van Gogh paintings from the exhibition along with a narration of how these paintings came to be done during the last four years of Van Gogh's life. Below are some of the paintings featured in this exhibition.

Van Gogh Blossoming Almond Tree
Blossoming Almond Tree
Van Gogh Butterflies and Poppies
Poppies and Butterflies
Van Gogh Iris
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News from our Gallery
  • GALLERY HOURS are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. However, we are always happy to be called to the gallery during different times on appointment or if you are early or late for our regular hours. Cell phone 510-414-9821, which is posted in the gallery window.
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SFMOMA has acquired Edward Hopper’s Intermission (1963). Edward Hopper's wife Josephine arranged for him to work on the painting in an empty theater. After working on concept drawings in the theater, Hopper completed Intermission at his New York home and studio. The final composition depicts a solitary woman in a theater, sitting alone in the first row of a side aisle. Seemingly waiting for others to return from intermission, she appears lost in thought, staring off into the distance as she sits contentedly in a comfortable-looking dark green theater seat with her ankles crossed.
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Every Thursday in April at 2:00 p.m., enjoy special docent led tours of the incredible artwork at Silverado Vineyards. In addition to their collection of original Belle Époche Posters, (1880-1920), including four original posters by Leonetto Cappiello, the winery also boasts some of the most spectacular plein air paintings found anywhere. Artists and pieces include Thomas Hill - “Lands End” (1886), William Keith - “Headwaters of the Owens River” (1878), and Leonetto Cappiello -“Glimpses of Nymphs” (1920), among many others. Valid Through: May 21, 2012, 6121 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558 , Phone: (707) 259-6653

Jean Warren  Abstract Watercolor

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's
Watercolorist Jean Warren
is offering a series of classes

The Creative Process
in Watercolor
with Jean Warren

 Six Wednesdays,  April 4 – May 9,  9:30-12:30
Fee: non-member $135; member $130
Demos and individual instruction. All levels welcome
Exploring design, color theory, pigment/water ratio & developing our content

Jean is a signature member of NWS with 30 years of painting/teaching experience.Sign-up at Sebastopol Center for the Arts,
Questions: Jean at

Also look for Jean at the Marine Mammals Center booth at the Fish Fest at the end of April.

What's showing in Bodega Bay?
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay,
CA 94923, 707-875-2911 | Map & Location
Celebrating Early California, Western and American Art
- original paintings by famous artists of the past
now on exhibit ... "From the Fifties"
(also printbins of unframed vintage block prints, lithographs and watercolors) plus Bodega Bay resident artists
Jean Warren (watercolors), Diane Perry (photography), and Linda Sorensen (oil paintings)
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Exterior
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The Ren Brown Collection
"Established in 1989 and specializes in contemporary art from both sides of the Pacific. | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery

Local Color Artist Gallery
In April, "Dark, Light, & Bright"... In May, John Hershey and Mike Shoys Photography "Through the Lens"
Local Color Gallery proudly present the work of over 25 Sonoma County artists,
painters, sculptors, printmakers photographers and & creators of hand crafted jewelry

Gallery Hours, daily 10 AM to 5 PM
1580 Eastshore Dr., Bodega Bay
707-875-2744 | | Back to the Top

Boega School House Ron Sumner
What's showing 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

PICTURESQUE 35th Anniversary Show |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
 "Abstractions in Glass & Tile"
April 1 - 30, 2012
Reception:  Sunday, April 1, 3 -6 pm
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

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IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Featuring the work of contemporary painter Paul Youngman,
and the works of famed painter, Ralph Love (1907-1992)
The Inside . . . Thalia Straton and The Outside . . . Ray Mendieta and Kristine Pallas | Back to the Top
Left ... Lee Youngman, Right ... Paul Yougman

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IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
Host artist Janette LeGrue
Featuring local and national, award-winning artists:
Anne Blair Brown, Christin Coy, Timothy Horn, Debra Huse, Jeanette Le Grue,
John Poon, Randall Sexton, Brian Mark Taylor, and Antoinette Walker.

Open most weekends 12-5pm, and by appointment (707) 878-2525. | 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
March 2 - April 8, ONE ANOTHER ONE
April 13 - May 20 Beyond Words: New Portraits & Faces
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Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery
March 6 - April 15:
"Textures", paintings, prints & drawings by Rik Olson & Susan Ball
April 17 - May 27
"Inverness", Luminous oil paintings by Jill Keller-Peters

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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
West County Design provides an unexpected center of artistic sophistication in the charming town of Valley Ford in West Sonoma County. The business serves as a showroom for Bohemian Stoneworks, Current Carpets and Craig Collins Furniture. The gallery also showcases local artisans and quality furnishings for home and business.
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Right ... Silouette of Cypress, Kai Samuel-Davis

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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.

"100 Years of Bay Area Art"
The San Francisco Bay Area has produced a rich and varied art legacy.
Its natural beauty and reputation as a progressive oasis on the western frontier have always been magnetic to artists.
144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952 |Back to the Top

Right ... Yellow Eye (Protest) by Robert Pearson McChesney, 1946, Oil on Masonite

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
"A Culture Within"Japanese American experience through art
featuring the work of Henry Sugimoto
April 7 - May 29
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Petaluma Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
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Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
The Walt Disney Family Museum
tickets available online
The museum tells Walt's story from his early days through the creation of his famed "Mouse Factory" & the Magic Kingdom.
Film of the Month: April 1 - April 30 Cinderella
1:00pm and 4:00pm
(daily except Tuesdays, and April 14, 15, and 28)
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de Young Museum
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier:
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

March 24, 2012 - August 19, 2012
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San Francisco
California Historical Society
A Wild Flight of the Imagination
Story of the Golden Gate Bridge

through Oct 14

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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

The Cult of Beauty:
The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860–1900

through Jun 17

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

California Dreaming
Jewish Life in the Bay Area from
the Gold Rush to the Present

through Oct 16

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Oakland Museum of California

ongoing Gallery of California Art
showcasing over 800 works from the OMCA's collecton
All of Us or None: Social Justice Posters
of the San Francisco Bay Area
: Through May 4

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San Francisco

Mark Bradford, through Jun17
Rinike Dijkstra. a retrospective through May 28

Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs
February 24 – May 27, 2012

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Santa Rosa Charles M. Schultz Museum
Leveling the Playing Field
through Aug 12

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Moraga
Hearst Art Gallery

The Veil: Visible and Invisible Space ... through Mar 25
& The William Keith Gallery ... ongoing

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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 Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476 (707) 939-7862

Color Theory: The Use of Color in Contemporary Art
Mar 31-Jun 10

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Grace Hudson Museum

Out of the Comfort Zone: New Directions in Quilting
through Jul 29

Grace Hudson Museum Bolinas
Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,

including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch,
Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby, Russell Chatham,
Alfred Farnsworth.

(thumbnail right ... a portion of
Elizabeth Holland McDaniel's Bolinas Embarcadero.
The green roof building on Wharf Street
is the Bolinas Museum)
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Walnut Creek
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts
Outfitters: The contemporary art of Clothing
through May 13

Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

approximately 2,000 20th & 21st century artworks including paintings, sculptur, new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist books.

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Monterey Museum of Art
From Dawn to Dusk:
Gottardo Piazzoni’s Final Murals

through Dec 12

Monterey Museum of Art

Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Walker Evans, Through Apr 8

Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Crocker Art Museum

Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey
through May 6 Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery

Permanent Exhibits

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Haggin Museum

"if you've not been here yet, you must go!"

-Largest exhibit of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
& a superb collection of California,
American and European impressionists.
-Joseph Christian Leyendecker, (Norman Rockwell's mentor) and trailblazing cover artist for the Saturday Evening Post
see our Newsletter article, April 2011
Southern California (and Arizona)

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"

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Irvine Museum

Inner Visions
Women Artists of California
Mar 17 - Jun 7

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Van Gogh to Munch: European Masterworks
through 2012

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Night and Day, The Paintings of Lockwood DeForest
through April 8
Western and Native American Art
from the Permanent Collection

Reopening with new selections October 18, 2011|
Combining traditional and contemporary artworks, this installation presents a complex blend of cultures, landscapes, historical forces and artistic traditions that both inform and challenge our ever evolving notion of the West.

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Permanent Collection

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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

Norton Simon Museum

-Permanent collection, European paintings
The Original Print: An Introduction to Printmaking
in the Postwar Period ...
through Apr 12
Lessons of the Cherry Blossom: Japanese Woodblock Prints
Apr 20 - Sep 03

Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Museum of California Art

L.A. RAW: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945-1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy
Richard Bunkall: A Portrait
Nancy Baker Cahill: Fascinomas

through May 20
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Flagstaff, AZ
Museum of Northern Arizona

Shadows of the Mesa
now through May
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Phippen Museum

Arizona’s Pioneering Women: Early Women Artists

through July 12
Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89
& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Luminous: The Art of Asia
Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise
Feb 9 - April 29

Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Mark Rothko
through May 27

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.

upcoming ... Marvin Cone: An America Master
Sep 29 - Jan 30, 2013

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

upcoming ... George Bellows (1882–1925)
June 10–October 8, 2012

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Van Gogh Up Close ... through May 6, 2012
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Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
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The Whitney Museum of American Art

The largest selection of works by Edward Hopper
The Whitney Museum of American Art New York
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