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Linda Sorensen
Squirrels, a Miniature Trilogy 
Oil on linen, 6 x 6

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly - April 2015
Celebrating California Art
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NEW at the gallery
Joshua Meador
Bodega Bayflat
oil on linen, 22 x 30

In 1960, LA Times Columnist
Ed Ainsworth Honored
California's Painters of the Desert

At SF's de Young,
"Botticelli to Braque"
Masterpieces from the
National Galleries of Scotland

Toulouse-Lautrec Paris
1880-1910 "La Vie Moderne"
at Sacramento's Crocker

Currently on Exhibit
at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
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Twelfth Anniversary of the Twentynine Palms Art Guild
(1964) 12th Anniversary celebration of the Twentynine Palms Art Guild ... Left to Right, Ed Ainsworth, Guild President Lee Lukes Pickering, Barbara Hilton, actor and humorist Will Rogers Jr., and founding artist John W. Hilton.
In 1960, LA Times Columnist Ed Ainsworth Honored
California's Painters of the Desert

Ed Ainsworth was a man of words. As an editor and columnist for the LA Times, he wrote columns and books on California issues, personalities and history.

But at his heart, Ed Ainsworth thrived in the wordless calm and beauty of the California Desert, and he willingly confessed his genuine admiration for painters who could interpret its beauty without words, and beyond words.

In his 1960 book, Painters of the Desert, Ed praises the desert itself, and then proceeds to express his sense of awe for those able to wordlessly capture its beauty and magic with the color of paint.

He writes, "The Desert ... Here it lies, unchanged by a thousand centuries, as mystic as in the days of Abraham. It is compounded of sun and shadow, starlight and sage."

"Who can define it? Who can explain its mystery? Most men cannot."

Yet a few can. They are the special ones. They are the ones who do not speak of the desert in words. They speak of it in the language of color.

They are the painters. To them, the desert speaks to them in great silence. They answer in silence. Then their pictures speak the message of the desert as transmitted through the mystic gift of inner perception which enables them to sense a truth and to put it down on canvas so others may see too."

Ainsworth's Painters of the Desert showcases thirteen different desert painters. Ed knew each of them, and paints a word picture for each, stroked and nuanced with his own palette of storytelling eloquence.

Ed Ainsworth's Painters of the Desert 1960
Painters of the Desert
, Ed Ainsworth, 1960

Although his book does not attempt to be a comprehensive guide to desert painters, he did find a way of blending some real legends with some lesser known but nonetheless worthy artists. The artists in his book are Maynard Dixon, Clyde Forsythe, Jimmy Swinnerton, Nicolai Fechin, Carl Eytel, Paul Lauritz, Conrad Buff, Orpha Klinker, Don Louis Perceval, John W. Hilton, Burt Proctor, R. Brownell McGrew, and Bill Bender.

Three of these artists are presently included in our new gallery exhibition, "The Southwest," Jimmy Swinnerton, Conrad Buff, and John W. Hilton. Although not on exhibit at present, our gallery collection also includes works by other artists from this book, Clyde Forsythe, Paul Lauritz, and Orpha Klinker.

Here's are excerpts of what Ed Ainsworth had to say of Jimmy Swinnerton, John W. Hilton and Conrad Buff.

Smoke Tree Wash, oil on linen, 30 x 40
now at the gallery
James Swinnerton 1875-1974

Jimmy Swinnerton ... "He has dipped his brushes in the sunset, caught the golden glow of dawn on his palette, and captured the rainbow atop a desert dune. ... Today he stands, as he has stood for so long, before the easel of Nature and composes on canvas the symphony of creation, dedicated to the harmony of color on the sounding board of the world."

Jimmy painted landscapes outdoors. He said, '... Anybody today who is guided by the rules of the academicians is inadequate. We can't be held back by any human rules if we are to catch the reality of the wonder of Nature. That's what I say to young painters. 'Get out of the Studio! Go to Nature! Only Nature can give you what you prate about as messages. There aren't any genuine messages until you get out and become so absorbed in the beauty surrounding you that you forget to smoke, or eat, or drink -- just paint!'"

John W. Hilton would invite friends and fellow artists to his annual cleansing ritual to help improve and purify his painting. "Flames of a huge bonfire crackled and roared in the blackness of the desert night. Sparks roared upward from the ironwood logs as if trying to rival the winking stars in the arching sky. Into the searing firelight stepped a man. In his arms he bore a burden. Suddenly he threw it into the midst of the flames. The blaze burst into new fury, which consumed this strange added fuel in a moment. Back stepped the man. 'Happy New Year!' came back the chorus from dozens of figures ringing the immense fire.

And so, in his annual custom, did John W. Hilton burn an entire year's accumulation of his own paintings which he had decided were unworthy of him. This ritual was carried out at the stroke of midnight every New Year's Eve in Box Canyon during all the years when John Hilton was trying to learn to paint the desert."

Monument, 1951, oil on canvasboard, 16 x 20
now at the gallery
John W. Hilton 1904-1983
Sunlit Face, oil on paperboard, 16 x 24
now at the gallery
Conrad Buff 1886-1975

"In reality, Conrad Buff's story might be called a combination of European hardship and the American Depression welding a human soul into splendid proportions.

From a little distance, a Buff painting does literally radiate sunshine and light. Technically, the attainment of such a quality means labor extending sometimes over a period of months. The tiny criss-cross lines of varying colors which make up a Buff painting are the result of a lifetime of study and experiment, carried out with painstaking labor.

He always uses brushes, never the palette knife. His colors are simple -- two reds, two blues, two yellows, one white. From them he blends the infinity of creation."

This spring, Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is proud to present "The Southwest," an exhibition of California's great desert painters. Besides works by Jimmy Swinnerton, John W. Hilton, and Conrad Buff, there are works by Ralph Love, Joshua Meador, Carl Hoerman, Milford Zornes, Jade Fon, Grace Fountain, Dedrick Stuber, Ferdinand Burgdorff, Bill Freeman as well as the desert paintings of Kathi Hilton and the Grand Canyon paintings of Linda Sorensen.

The Southwest now on Exhibition | Jimmy Swinnerton's page | John W. Hilton's page | Conrad Buff's page | Back to the Top
Attention Collectors!
Another must-have seminal work on California Desert Painters is
Shadows on the Mesa
by Gary Fillmore of the Blue Coyote Gallery in Cave Creek, AZ

"Shadows on the Mesa," pays tribute to a special place and time, the Wetherill-Colville Guest Ranch in the early 20th century. A legendary group of painters set up their base camp at John and Louisa's Wetherill Guest Ranch, among them Maynard Dixon, William Robinson Leigh, James Swinnerton, Carl Oscar Borg, and Gunnar Widforss. Gary Fillmore tells the story of the ranch, the artists and their art. We have a copy displayed in the gallery accompanying our Grand Canyon and Monument Valley paintings.

Gary Fillmore's Blue Coyote Gallery in Cave Creek, AZ | Order page for Shadows on the Mesa |
Our Newsletter Article announcing Gary's book, June 2012
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At SF's de Young, "Botticelli to Braque,"
Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

From Edinburgh's three museums making up the National Galleries of Scotland comes this chronologically sequenced exhibition showing Scotland's treasures. The exhibition begins with Italian Renaissance and the Dutch Golden Age, then moves through French Impressionism and Post Impressionism, and leads into early twentieth century modern art.

Scottish National Gallery
Scottish National Gallery
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
National Portrait Gallery of Scottland
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
The exhibition includes fifty-five paintings featuring Italian, French, Dutch, English, Scottish and American artists. The Scottish National Gallery was founded in 1850. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery came nearly 40 years later, opening its doors in 1889. The Scottish Gallery of Modern Art opened in 1960. The chronological layout of the exhibition makes it easy for art students, young or old, to appreciate the sequencial history of western art. Below is but a sampling of the exhibition with information about each from the exhibition's placards. We highly recommend taking advantage of th eopportunit for viewing these often iconic and frequently monumental works in person.
The Virgin Adorning the Sleeping Christ Child

1485, Sandro Botticelli, 1444-1510
Venus Rising from the Sea, 1520-25
Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), 1485-1576
An Allegory, 1585-95, El Greco
(Domenikos Tehotokopoulos), 1541-1614
Botticelli's The Virgin Adorning the Sleeping Christ Child is rare for a 15th century painting because it is on canvas rather than wood panel. The hedge of thornless roses forms an enclosed garden, a symbol of the Immaculate Conception and the Virgin's freedom from original sin.

Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) was in great demand, for he did both religious and secular paintings. Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, was born of the sea. Titian used a luminous palette with feathery brushwork recreating the soft flesh tones.

Domenikos Theotokopoulos (better known as El Greco)
illustrates a fable in "An Allegory." It is debated, but this may be a recreation of a lost painting by Antiphilus of Alexandria of a boy blowing a fire described in the first century by Pliny the Elder. Or, it could be a painting of lust, as the youth seeks to kindle the passions of arousal.

Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618
Diego Velazquez, 1599-1660
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Christ in the House of Mary and Martha
1654-55, Johannes Vermeer, 1632-1675
River Landscape with a View of a
Distant Village
, 1748,
Thomas Gainsborough, 1727-1788
Diego Velazquez was only 18 or 19 when he painted Old Woman Cooking Eggs. It belongs to a group of kitchen and tavern scenes which include familiar scenes with still life elements. The models were probably real people, friends or relatives, who reappear in other paintings by Velazquez.
There are only 36 known paintings of Johannes Vermeer in existence, and Christ in the House of Mary and Martha is his only one illustrating a Biblical subject. Because of its large size, it is believed this painting was intended for a Catholic Church. It shows the story of the dutiful Martha objecting to her sister Mary for listening to Jesus while she tends to the kitchen duties serving the meal.

Thomas Gainsborough is best known for his portraits, but he also enjoyed, over the course of his long career, creating landscapes. He shows a familiarity with the landscapes of 17th century Dutch painters, as many Dutch paintings made their way to London. The wide horizontal dimensions of this painting reflects it was created for a "chimney piece" above a mantel.
A Girl with a Dead Canary, 1765
Jean-Baptiste Greuze, 1725-1805
Reverend Robert Walker Skating on
Duddingston Loch
, 1795,
Sir Henry Raeburn, 1756-1823
Entree du bois a Ville-dAvray Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
Entree du bois a Ville-d'Avray, 1825
Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, 1796-1875
Jean-Baptiste Greuze's work was especially admired by the French Enlightenment writer Denis Diderot for combining Rococo style with the morality of neoclassicism. "A Girl with a Dead Canary" was exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1865 while Greuze was at the height of his career. This young girl mourning the death of a pet canary would have had a double meaning for 18th century French audiences who would have seen it as a symbolic reference to the loss of virginity.

Sir Henry Raeburn's Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch is one of his best paintings and today is an icon of Scottish culture. Rev. Walker's skating pose resembles the balletic pose of Giambologna's statue of Mercury in Flight. It also illustrates the increasingly popular sport of ice skating among Edinburgh's elite. Reverend Walker was a member of the city's highly selective skating society.

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot linked neoclassical landscape painting with Impressionism. Ville-d'Avray is a village located west of Paris where Corot's parents owned a small country house. In 1850, Entree du bois a Ville-d'Avray was retouched by Corot's friend Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Pena who added the red cap of the woman seated by the side of the road, meant to be a bold complement to the otherwise cool palette.
The Vale of Deadham
, 1827
John Constable, 1776-1837
The Reconciliation of Titania and Oberon, 1847, Joseph Noel Paton, 1821-1901

John Constable said of The Vale of Deadham, "I have painted a large upright landscape, perhaps my best." He was familiar with the grand traditions of European landscape painting from artists and dealers he met early in his career in London. His landscapes of the English countryside are known for their Romantic idealism.

Sir Joseph Noel Paton's The Reconciliation of Titania and Oberon has a companion painting, The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania, both inspired by William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Due to inquisitive fingers wanting to explore minutely executed details, the museum displays this large intricate painting behind glass.

Portrait of Sir Alexander Morison
, 1852
Richard Dadd, 1817-1886
The Marne at Chennevieres, 1864
Camille Pissarro, 1830-1903
Niagara Falls from the American Side, 1867
Frederic Edwin Church, 1826-1900
Following an 1842 trip to the Near East, Richard Dadd suffered a mental breakdown, murdered his father, and was committed to a psychiatric institution for the rest of his life. This Portrait of Sir Alexander Morison is of Richard Dadd's doctor Alexander Morison who was also a pioneer in psychiatric medicine. The setting for the portrait was provided by Dr. Morison's daughter. It includes the Morison house in the fishing village of Newhaven, Scotland.

Camille Pissarro is often called the dean of the Impressionists, and was the only artist to show at all eight Impressionist exhibitions. The Marne at Chennevieres was painted while Pissarro rented a house at La Varene-Saint-Hilaire, southeast of Paris located on the Marne River. This painting shows that Pissarro was influenced by the work of Charles Francois Daubigny and Gustave Courbet.

American Frederic Edwin Church created ambitious landscapes of America's great natural wonders. By the middle of the 19th century, Niagara Falls had become a popular tourist destination. In Niagara Falls, the detail of Church's bare limbs of trees in the foreground are strikingly balanced by the sublime handling of the falling water and luminous mist.

Portrait of Diego Martelli, 1879,
Edgar Degas, 1834-1917
Paul Gauguin Three Tahitians 1899
Three Tahitians
, 1899
Paul Gauguin, 1848-1903

Portrait of Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, 1892
John Singer Sargent, 1856-1925

Edgar Degas' Portrait of his close friend, Diego Martelli is a view from on high, flattening the composition with his legs is sharp perspective. The asymmetry and cropping of the red slippers shows the influence of Japanese prints.
Behind the sofa is a map of Paris with the Seine recognizable running through the southern neighborhoods of Paris.

Twenty-Seven year old Gertrude Vernon, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, is shown here at a time when she was convalescing from nervous exhaustion. John Singer Sargent was well known for his society portraits, and here he achieves a sense of high glamour for his subject with the hues of fluid brushwork and delicate harmonies of color. It shows both opulence and grace.

Paul Gauguin's Three Tahitians was done during his second trip to Tahiti 1895-1901. This painting may have come from a Tahitian song (translated "The Savage") or it may be a classical theme of Hercules' choice between vice and virtue, as one woman offers a mango (like Eve's apple) while the other wears a wedding ring while holding a bouquet of flowers.

, 1905, Andre Derain, 1880-1954

Lane at Veernonnet
Pierre Bonnard, 1867-1947


Portrait of a Lady in Black, 1921
Francis Campbell Bolleau Cadell, 1883-1937
Henri Mattisse wrote Andre Derain inviting him to spend the summer at Collioure, a small port on the Mediterranean near the Spanish border. Derain was impressed by the intense light. He described the

light as "a golden hue that suppressed shadows." Working with Matisse, he forged a new style, later to be known as Fauvism, simplifying his paintings with sensuously expressive powerful color.

By 1912, Pierre Bonnard had abandoned the dark tonalities of his earlier works. He now preferred working with a more vibrant palette of glowing purples, pinks, greens and yellows. Lane at Veernonnet was especially eye catching when seen in person, especially the pinks atop the wall. In 1910, he rented a small half-timbered house called Ma Roulotte (My Caravan) at Vernonnet, a small village on the River Seine in Normandy. He kept returning to this house to paint until 1939.

As a young artist, Francis Campbell Bolleau Cadell was one of four Scottish artists known as the Scottish Colourists. Their group was known for bringing intense Mediterranean hues into Scottish landscapes, still lifes and portraiture. In the 1920's however, Cadell abandoned loose impressionistic soft tones for more geometric compositions, tight, angular and almost two dimensional in effect. The model is one of Cadell's neighbors who often posed for him. Portrait of a Lady in Black shows another of Cadell's paintings in the background.

Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland | Back to the Top


Charles Mourin Toulouse-Lautrec Acquatint 1893
Toulouse-Lautrec Paris 1880-1910
"La Vie Moderne"
at Sacramento's Crocker

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec lived only thirty-seven years and stood only five feet tall, yet his artistic talent cast a long lasting and influential shadow. Today, when one hears the name of Toulouse-Lautrec or a sees glimpse of his caricature, art lovers are transposed to a magical time and place, Montmartre of Paris in the late 19th century.

His diminutive size is big part of the story. His body did not allow him to pursue the expected manly activities of his aristocratic rank such as hunting or sports. Instead, he used his artistic talents depicting the exciting and in some cases deliciously illicit activities of those on the edge of accepted society. He painted these people in their haunts, the bars, brothels and dance halls of Montmartre, a former working class section of Paris where people came to seek anonymity and acceptance.

In his day, Toulouse-Lautrec was not the huge name he is today. He rubbed shoulders with other not so well known bohemian artists: Vincent Van Gogh, Suzanne Valadon and Emile Bernard. When the Moulin Rouge cabaret opened, Toulouse-Lautrec was commissioned to do a series of posters. The Moulin Rouge reserved a seat for him, and he sold his paintings to Moulin Rouge patrons.

Charles Guilloux,
Notre Dame from the Riverbank 1895
Charles Guilloux, L'allee d'eau 1895
Henri Guerard, Moon Over Honfleur 1890

Louis Abel Truchet
Le Cafe Concert 1895

La Vive Modern, a traveling museum exhibition, seeks to give examples of peripheral movements springing from the Post Impressionist period. The show includes 191 works of art done by fifty artists, as well as some zinc cut-out silhouettes used in the shadow theater productions offered a the Chat Noir. The exhibition shows how the new middle class, developed under industrialization and peacetime, sought to entertain themselves. Here are a few examples.

Charles Maurin
Young Girls with a Donkey Cart 1895

Although the show is interesting, the focus of the show seems scattered, lacking a sufficient framework as to how this art is connected with the place, Paris of the 1890's, or with the work of other artists of the period. The casual museum visitor may have some difficulty in gaining a sense of what the Bohemian life of Montmartre was like or why the art of this period is important.

Theophile Alexandre Steinlen
Tournee du Chat Noir poster 1896
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Jane Avril poster 1893
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Aristide Bruant poster 1892
The Crocker Museum | Back to the Top

Gallery News
Our Gallery Hours are from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., Wednesday through Sunday. We are also available for scheduled appointments, especially for those who wish to view the gallery on Mondays or Tuesdays. Please call Dan at the gallery and schedule a visit, or call him on his cellphone, 510-414-9821
Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival

Visit the Art Tent at the Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival
featuring many of our artist friends.

Wanda McManus
John Hershey
Diane Perry
Linda Sorensen
Doug Wylie
Janet Elmore
Francesca Scalpi
Peggy Hill
Susanna Kaplan
Lira Fillipini
Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12, 10 am – 5 pm
Westside Park, Westshore Rd. • Bodega Bay

Admission $12, 2-day pass $20, Seniors $10, kids under 12 free
; a community volunteer-based event supporting Bodega Bay Area community services.


Sonoma County Museum

The Sonoma County Museum has grown!
Two spacious buildings to exhibit Sonoma County Art and History

-The current museum building, formerly the historic Santa Rosa Post Office,
will now house the History Museum of Sonoma County.

-Just steps away, The Art Museum of Sonoma County
will be housed in the former Conklin Brothers store,
It's new exhibition, "Andy Warhol to Kara Walker: Picturing the Iconic" opens April 12.

Read more ... Dan Taylor's article in the Press Democrat | Sonoma County Museum

Dedric Stuber Palm Springs Desert
Palm Springs Desert
, Dedrick Stuber 1878-1954
The California Center for the Arts in Escondido
is hosting "Legacy of the Land," featuring 100 paintings
including historic art and Signature Artists of Plein Air Painters of America.
... through May 3

including works by Guy Rose, Charles Fries, William Wendt, Granvile Redmond, Anna Hills,
John Gamble, Peter Nielsen, Dedrick Stuber, Dana Bartlett, Joseph Kleitsch,
Jack Wilkerson Smith, Edgar Payne, Elmer Wachtel, and Hanson Puthuff

The California Center for the Arts - Escondido

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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 Art
- original paintings by famous artists of the past - and local artists
Now on Exhibit ... "The Southwest"
Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by the Ocean"
Joshua Meador
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The Ren Brown Collection
Celebrating 25 years in Bodega Bay | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery

IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
Now showing ... Tonal Reverie, our gallery's sixth one man show for Jack Cassinetto.
Through April
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
"The Traveling Painters" Bart Walker, Paul Kratter, & Sergio Lopez |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top

Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi NOW IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery |

456 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | email: | 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. | Back to the Top
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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
Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery

Graton Gallery | (707) 829-8912  |
9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444 | Open Wednesday ~ Saturday 10:30 to 6, Sunday 10:30 to 4

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17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
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 (707) 473-9600  |
132 Mill Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | Open Tues - Fri 10 to 6, Sat 10 - 5, Sun 12 - 4

john Anderson
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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 Art Center
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community

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Lee Youngman
IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Featuring the work of contemporary painter Paul Youngman,
and the works of famed painter, Ralph Love (1907-1992) | Back to the Top
Left ... Lee Youngman, Right ... Paul Youngman

Paul Youngman
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Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
The Walt Disney Family Museum
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
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de Young Museum
Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland
through May 31
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San Francisco
California Historical Society
Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
through Dec 6

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Legion of Honor

Permanent European
and Impressionist Paintings
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum

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Oakland Museum of California

Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California

through April 12

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

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San Francisco

Now ... More Open than ever ...
see our website
but closed for renovations
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum
Now two buildings, one History, one Fine Art
"Andy Warhol to Kara Walker,
Picturing the Iconic"

Apr 12 - May 24
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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Peanuts in Wonderland" through April 26

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Moraga
Hearst Art Gallery
Visual Language: Mystery and Meaning, work by
-SMC Museum of Art's Andy Warhol Collection
April 19 - June 14
-William Keith April 19 - June 21

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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
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 954
(707) 939-7862
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Grace Hudson Museum
The Art of Sustainability, through May 17
Grace Hudson Museum Bolinas
Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,
including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch,
Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby,
Russell Chatham, Alfred Farnsworth.
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Walnut Creek
The Bedford Gallery, Lesher
Center for the Arts
Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

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

Ongoing exhibitions ...
-Iconic Masterpieces of Early California Painting
-S.C. Yuan from the Museum’s Permanent Collection
Monterey Museum of Art Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collection
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Crocker Art Museum
and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880–1910
Feb 1 - April 26

& their marvelous Permanent Collection Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

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

-Largest exhibition of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
plus the works of Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
Norman Rockwell's mentor.
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 Irvine
The Irvine Museum
California: This Golden Land of Promise
through May 21
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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Degas to Chagall:
Important Loans from
The Armand Hammer Foundation

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Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

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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

-an Impressive
Permanent collection,
European impressionist and post impressionist paintings
See our newsletter from March 2014

Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Armin Hansen: The Artful Voyage
Through May 31
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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Architecture in Art
through July 13

Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89    
& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum
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
Art Institute of Chicago Thumbnail
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
The Brooklyn Museum Thumbnail
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